- uploaded: Jun 13, 2013
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Syrian army has completely surrounded Andan and Nubbul in north of Aleppo as it goes on with its operation to save the province from terrorist groups, most of them infiltrating from Turkey.
According to al-Alam correspondent, the army has started its operation in the area, which is one of the most important militants' strongholds near Turkey borders.
The army is preparing to attack militant strongholds in the towns of al-Zahra, Hayyan, Tell Rifaat and A'zaz in north of Aleppo.
The operation is code-named North Storm.
Rocket attacks were reported in Nubbul which according to reports left at least 6 people dead and several injured.
A Qatari militant named Ali al-Ansari from terrorist al-Nusra Front was killed in clashes near Mennigh airport.
Terrorist groups entered the two towns of Nubbul and al-Zahra at the beginning of the insurgency in March 2011, but in July 2012 they completely blocked the area letting no food, medicine and supplies to enter. No one could leave the area or enter as well.
In May, a group of a thousand people tried to break the siege, but they were faced with terrorists who attacked the group brutally and killed and arrested many of them.
They beheaded 10 men and hung their heads at the entrance of the area so that no one else would run.
More than 50 thousand people live in these two towns while after the crisis broke out some 15000 people also migrated and set camp in there.
There are daily reports of abduction and killing of citizens in the area by terrorist groups who often film their crimes and post them on the internet.
It is estimated that at least 10 thousand terrorist are currently occupying the towns.
Army is extending its operations in Aleppo which has been scene of vicious killings, abduction and torture of citizens throughout the crisis.
As the government in Syria is struggling with a massive foreign-backed insurgency, US, Britain and their allies are pushing hard to arm the militant groups so that they topple the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Pushed by Britain and France, the European Union recently lifted an arms embargo on militants fighting in Syria, raising risks of extending the bloody insurgency in Syria as well as the whole region.