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Iran Press TV

Syrian forces liberate eight villages in Aleppo

Iran Press TV

Mon Nov 2, 2015 8:27AM

The Syrian army has recaptured eight villages in the northern Aleppo province from terrorist groups, Press TV reports.

Syria's army units, backed by national defense forces, retook control of the villages, including Jamaymah, Hadidah and Maryameen, in Aleppo's southern countryside over the past two days.

"We secured over six villages during the past 24 hours in the southern countryside. We are determined to continue advancing in our offensive," a Syrian army commander told Press TV on Sunday.

Also on Sunday, Syrian forces retook control of the two other villages of Shalashil and Tel Dadeen, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists who were there.

The new gains come two weeks after Syrian armed forces, backed by Russian air support, launched a large-scale military offensive against Takfiri terrorists in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

In recent days, Syrian army units and popular fighters have engaged the extremists on several fronts in the country.

Syria's fight against terrorism has entered a new phase. In late September, Russia accepted a request from Damascus and began an aerial campaign against the positions of the terrorist groups that have been operating in the Arab state over the past four years.

Russia says Takfiri Daesh terrorists appear to be abandoning their bases in Syria, as army forces, backed by Moscow's airpower, continue to make more gains against the militants on different fronts.

The conflict in Syria has killed more than 250,000 since March 2011, according to the UN. More than 12 million people, including over 5.6 million children, also remain in need of humanitarian assistance.

The foreign-sponsored militancy has displaced 7.6 million Syrians.

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