The Syrian government forces have gained control of strategic heights in southern Aleppo, the city’s militia fighters told RIA Novosti on Monday.


“The offensive is continuing successfully. Together with the military we took the Bazza height, another height and militants in 1070 [Housing Project] will be fully encircled,” the militia said.


Syrian troops plan to take the neighboring Hikma height and cut off supply routes to militants in the 1070 neighborhood in southwestern Aleppo as part of the offensive.


The Syrian army and militia units launched on Sunday a massive offensive on positions of militants in southern Aleppo after having seized strategic heights with an air defense base and a cell phone tower.