TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s army, backed by volunteer forces, continued to make advances against Takfiri terrorists in Aleppo, wresting control of several areas in the northwestern province.

On Sunday, Syrian forces and their allies targeted the terrorists’ positions in eastern parts of Aleppo, liberating the areas of Karm al-Miasar, Karm al-Tahhan, Qadi Askar and al-Haooz from the militants after killing dozens of them, the official SANA news agency reported.

The Syrian government forces, who are in full control of western Aleppo, have been conducting operations to purge militants from the city’s east.

The army troops are now working to defuse the explosive devices and mines left behind by terrorists across the regained areas.

The latest developments came after the Syrian government forces managed to seize control of the areas of al-Jazmati and al-Halwania in eastern Aleppo.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with various terrorist groups, including Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.

According to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injured 1.9 million others, and displaced nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.