Syria Army readies to clear Aleppo district of insurgents

Syrain army troops (File Photo)

Syrian Army is gearing up for an all-out offensive to clear the Salaheddin district in the country’s commercial hub of Aleppo of insurgents.

Reports say heavy clashes are underway between Syrian government forces and insurgents on the outskirts of the flashpoint city, but the government says it is in full control of Damascus.

Fighting is also underway in the Sukkari, Hamdaniyeh, and Ansari districts of the northern city, but the situation is calm in central Aleppo.

Government forces say they have arrested many insurgents, including foreign nationals, in Salaheddin.

Reports say that a high-ranking Turkish officer is among the detainees.  Continue reading