BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) spy recently filmed from a jihadist stronghold inside the Aleppo Governorate’s southwestern countryside.

According to the 25th Special Mission Forces Division, the Syrian Army spy filmed from the key town of Khan Al-‘Assal, which is located in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo.

In the short video, the Syrian Army films freely from Khan Al-‘Assal while moving through this town located near the provincial capital.

The jihadist rebels captured the town of Khan Al-‘Assal during their 2013 campaign against the Syrian Arab Army in southern Aleppo.

During their capture of Khan Al-‘Assal, the jihadist rebels carried out the execution of several Syrian Arab Army soldiers that surrendered to their forces.

Since then, the jihadists have turned Khan Al-‘Assal into one of their most important strongholds at the outskirts of Aleppo city.

They have launched several strikes on the city of Aleppo from Khan Al-‘Assal, prompting the Syrian military to heavily target the area.

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Al Masdar forgot to mention this town witnessed the first use of sarin by these Salafist thugs against the SAA and the population in April 2013.