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Syrian army makes fresh gains in Hama

Iran Press TV

Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:12AM GMT

The Syrian army makes fresh gains in the province of Hama in its fight against the foreign-backed militants operating in the country.

Reports say Syrian army soldiers have recaptured a large area of the city of Morek in Hama.

Morek had become the main stronghold of the Takfiri militants in the province since it fell into the militants' control.

The Syrian army has been making more advances in recent months.

On July 13, the Syrian army recaptured parts of the eastern town of Mulayhah after about 100 days of heavy fighting with militants in the area.

Takfiri terrorists have recently stepped up their attacks against civilians as Syrian army soldiers have achieved major victories in their battle against the foreign-backed militants.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey - are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

According to some reports, around 170,000 p

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