Fighters banned in the Russian terrorist organization “Front EN-Nusra” and the group “Jund al-Aqsa” during the counter-offensive South of the Syrian province of Aleppo recaptured by government forces on a number of key positions and captured the village. This information was passed on the morning of 8 March, the Agency Reuters with reference to the London-based Syrian center for human rights.
According to these data, the Islamists took control of the village of al-AIS, released by forces of President Bashar al-Assad last fall, and also of the homonymous peak and other strategically important height in these parts.
Human rights activists also claim that the clashes killed many people, but a certain number of victims is not stated, the Agency said.
A day earlier, the Iranian news Agency Fars reported that the Syrian government forces handed over the strategically important height al-Navara in the North of Latakia province under massive pressure of hundreds of militant group “Jaish al-Fath” (banned in Russia), supported by the artillery of the Turkish army.
Sources in Damascus called the move a “tactical retreat” noted in the message. Assad forces captured the height of the al-Navara along with several other areas in the North of the province 10 days ago.
The fighting in Syria occur in a period of ceasefire between government forces and armed opposition groups in Syria, which entered into force on 27 February. The truce does not apply to the Islamist group “Islamic state” (IG, DAYS) and “dzhebhat EN-nusra”, banned in Russia, as well as other formation, recognized by the UN security Council terrorist.