The head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Yuri Borenkov, said in a press conference on Friday, “The Syrian Armed Forces Units managed to maintain their positions. While repelling the attacks, about 50 gunmen were killed and 7 four-wheel (SUV) vehicles equipped with heavy and booby-trapped guns were destroyed.”
He added that 24 Syrian soldiers were killed and 24 others were injured during the past day in Lattakia, Aleppo, Idlib and Hama.
He added, “At 11:34 before Friday noon, on January 17th, gunmen attacked with a drone a site of the Syrian government forces in the al-Assad Academy area in Aleppo city, killing 2 Syrian soldiers and wounding 4 others.”
He continued, “During the clashes with the armed groups’ fighters over the past day, 12 soldiers of the Syrian armed forces were killed and 24 others got wounded.”
Borenkov explained that the number of civilian casualties in Aleppo city as a result of the bombing of mercenary gangs since January 14th this year reached 28 civilians in addition to injuring 56 others.
The Source: Agencies + RT