TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Syria's army forces completed securing the Damascus-Aleppo international highway passing after forcing terrorists away from the surrounding areas of the road.
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SANA reported Friday afternoon that the army has managed to fully restore security to the eastern side of the highway, restoring absolute control over opposite sides of the road after eliminating the last hotbeds of terrorists in the Aleppo region.
The report added that the troops continued operations against al-Nusra front terrorists and its affiliated groups on several directions towards Orum al-Sughra village to the west of the international highway targeting the militants' bases and fortifications using heavy firearms.
The military operations resulted in defeating the terrorists in the village of Orum al-Sughra while the operations are still going on towards Orum al-Kubra and its surrounding.
At the same time, army units were working on combing al-Rashedin 4 of the remnants of the terrorists, explosives and the mines.
The army also uncovered a network of fortified tunnels equipped with ventilation systems belonging to the militants active in the area in addition to a number of weapons depots and ammunitions with heavy fire power.
They also dismantled a number of mines and IEDs planted by the terrorists to hinder the advance of the army units.
On Thursday, the army liberated Kafr Joum village and al-Mohandisin 1 and 2 districts in Aleppo western countryside after fierce clashes with al-Nusra Front terrorists and its affiliated groups.