Syrian army close to besiege rebels

Added On January 14, 2018

The Syrian government forces have become close to lay a siege on rebels in 1,200 square km in the countrysides of Hama, Idlib and Aleppo provinces in northern Syria.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday the Syrian forces are advancing in Aleppo province toward the key Abu al-Duhur Air Base in the southeastern countryside of Idlib province.
The army is only 6 km from reaching the base from Aleppo, and when they reach the base, Idlib and Aleppo will be under the army siege.
The observatory said the army forces have captured 120 towns in the southern countryside of Aleppo and Idlib since unleashing their offensive almost 20 days ago.
A day earlier, the army foiled a major offensive by the rebels against military positions in the southern countryside of Idib.
The military campaign in the countrysides of Aleppo, Idlib, and Hama aims to eliminate the threat of the al-Qaida-linked groups in that key area in northern Syria.
The Islamic State, which is on the edge of near defeat, has lost its major strongholds in Syria late last year.