Terrorists, who have captured the training facilities, are showing a strong resistance. Militants are conducting intensive mortar fire and using heavy machine guns. There are wounded servicemen among the governmental troops.
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups. On February 27, a US-Russia brokered ceasefire came into force in Syria. Terrorist groups, which maintain a heavy presence in Aleppo, are not part of the deal.