Syrian government troops with Russian Aerospace Forces backing repelled a terrorist attack in the Al-Shqaif district of northern Aleppo, the Russian reconciliation center for the opposing parties said Tuesday.

 

“As a result of heavy fighting, Syrian government forces backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces repelled a terrorist attack in the Al-Shqaif district on the northern outskirts and regained control of the southern outskirts of Al-Shqaif on the morning of September 20,” the center said.

 

Earlier, al-Nusra Front terrorists had pushed the army out of the area.

 

“During clashes, the Syrian army destroyed four infantry fighting vehicles, seven pickups with heavy machine guns and up to 40 militants,” the center said in a statement.