Dozens of militants have been killed including two prominent terrorists in an operation carried out by Syrian army on the outskirt of the northern city of Aleppo.

As part of the army’s going “North Storm” operation, Syrian troops on Thursday attacked terrorists inside an occupied building in south of Minnigeh Airport and inflicted heavy casualties on them.

Abu Jandal Saudi and Abu Leis Maghrebi were among the wanted terrorists killed in the operation.

In Daraa Province, units of the armed forces targeted al - Nusra Front terrorists’ hideouts, killing a number of the militants.

In the past months, the Syrian army has moved steadily against the terrorists in key battleground areas, making advances near the border with Lebanon and considerably lowering the threat to Damascus.

Syria has been gripped by unrest for more than two years. The foreign - sponsored militancy has taken its toll on the lives of thousands of people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel.