Middle East

Syrian opposition kills 60 regime soldiers

Battle to southwest of Aleppo city sees Jaish al-Fatah take villages, local sources say

04.06.2016
Syrian opposition kills 60 regime soldiers Members of Jaish al-Fatah, a united front for a number of Syrian opposition groups, launch an attack against Assad Regime forces with heavy weapons at Khan Tuman village, in Aleppo, Syria on June 3, 2016. ( Ibrahim Hatib - Anadolu Agency )

By Halit Suleyman

ALEPPO, Syria

Sixty Syrian regime soldiers were killed by opposition forces Friday in a battle to take two villages in southwest Aleppo province, local sources said.

The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity due to safety concerns, said Jaish al-Fatah fighters captured another 11 troops as the opposition took villages near the town of Khan Tuman.

Jaish al-Fatah is an umbrella for various fighting groups including Ahrar al-Sham and al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.

Several factions are fighting around Aleppo and the territory towards the Turkish border as Syria’s five-year civil war shows little sign of easing.

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