Syrian oppostion advance to central Aleppo

Opposition forces kill 76 regime soldiers in Aleppo, vowing to continue until they control Aleppo

Syrian oppostion advance to central Aleppo

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 76 regime soldiers have been killed Tuesday in an attack by opposition forces on a regime headquarters in Aleppo in northern Syria, according to a rebel commander.

Abu Yasir, a Free Syrian Army commander told The Anadolu Agency on Wednesday that the Free Syrian Army and the Ahrar al-Sham opposition group had launched a military operation on Tuesday.

The operation targeted a regime headquarters in the historical area of Old Aleppo. The fighters dug tunnels to reach the headquarters and planted several explosives to blow up the buildings, said Abu Yasir.

He added that 76 regime soldiers were killed in the attack. 

“We managed to confirm the deaths from our sources at the hospital as well as by accessing regime forces' radio calls,” he said.

The opposition forces are advancing towards central Aleppo and shelling regime forces, he added.

Abu Yasir said that the operation would continue until Aleppo was completely controlled by the opposition.

"Our spirits were raised after opposition forces seized control of Idlib and Jisr al-Shughur cities," Abu Yasir said.

Syrian regime had lost control of the city of Idlib on March 28 and of Jisr al-Shughur last Sunday, according to the Syrian Revolution General Commission. Both cities are located in the northwestern province of Idlib. 

The Syrian Revolution General Commission is a coalition of Syrian opposition groups fighting the Bashar Al-Assad regime in Syria. 

A number of opposition military groups in Aleppo had announced in a written statement on Sunday the establishment of a joint military command to unite all of the opposition’s efforts to liberate Aleppo city. 

Yasir Abdul-Rahim, another Free Syrian Army commander, confirmed Tuesday that a joint operation had been launched to liberate Aleppo.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Mayıs 2015, 11:11