Commander of Russian forces in Syria General Sergey Surovikin said “(t)he offensive along the western bank of the Euphrates is gaining momentum in the northeast of the Aleppo province.”
“Units of the Syrian armed forces and people’s militia have driven out militants of ISIS from…Maskanah, Ramtan, Shatna and approached the city of Tabqa.”
“They have gained control of the Jira airport, which has strategic importance.” In the last month alone, Russian warplanes carried out 1,268 sorties, destroying 3,200 terrorist facilities.
Syrian forces are advancing in other areas, including the eastern Qalamoun Mountains and strategic heights near Palmyra, expanding safe zones around the Damascus/Palmyra highway and Tiyas airbase.
Control over the Shaer gas field was established, along with Syria’s border with Jordan, a major accomplishment.
It closes off an avenue for terrorists to enter southern Syria through the Hashemite Kingdom, complicit with Washington’s aggression on the Syrian Arab Republic.
General Surovikin announced what happened, saying “(a)s part of the advance of the Syrian army and militia on ISIS’ positions, control over 105 kilometres of the Syrian-Jordanian border has been restored.”
“The efforts of government forces on establishing full control over the Syrian-Jordanian border and the border with Iraq continue.”