The Address | Benghazi – Libya
ALEPPO – The Syrian Arab Army has officially taken control of the Greater Aleppo area after the last remaining militants fled west along the last road open.
According to media reports, the jihadist rebels completely surrendered the Anadan Plain region after controlling this area for more than six years.
The capture of the Anadan Plain region came shortly after the Syrian Arab Army announced complete control over all areas that were previously under jihadist control in Aleppo city.
The latest advances come the army drove rebel fighters from the key M5 highway linking Aleppo to the capital, Damascus, and reopened the fastest route between Syria’s two biggest cities for the first time in years.
With capturing Aleppo, the Syrian army greatly expands its territorial control of the country since the civil war broke out in 2011.