World Bulletin / News Desk
Fierce clashes erupted on Thursday between opposition forces and PYD terrorists on the outskirts of Syria’s northern Aleppo province, according to opposition sources.
PYD fighters, sources said, had captured a hilltop overlooking Al-Castillo Road, which is used by opposition forces to resupply their fighters inside Aleppo city.
According to the same sources, Russian warplanes struck opposition-held areas of Halak and Al-Sakan al-Shabab in an effort to help PYD fighters cut the supply line.
One civilian was reportedly killed by PYD forces during the offensive, in the latest violation of a cessation-of-hostilities agreement between the Syrian regime and opposition forces that went into effect late last week.
For the last four years, the PYD -- the Syrian affiliate of the PKK terrorist group -- has held northern Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood and Ashrafiya districts.
Syria has remained locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.
Since then, more than 250,000 people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN figures.
UN-sponsored talks between the Syrian regime and opposition groups are slated to begin on March 7.
Source: Anadolu AgencyGüncelleme Tarihi: 04 Mart 2016, 09:12