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Syria troops recapture village in Aleppo from Daesh militants

Iran Press TV

Mon Nov 9, 2015 6:9PM

Syria's government forces have recaptured a village in the northern province of Aleppo from Daesh Takfiri militants.

Syria's official news agency, SANA, said Syrian troops seized Sheikh Ahmad village on Monday.

Reports also indicate that the recent gain came as the government forces are seeking to advance to the strategic Kweiras air base, which has been controlled by Daesh terrorist group for over a year.

The control of Aleppo, which was used to serve as Syria's major trade hub before the deadly crisis started in the Arab country in March 2011, has been divided between government and militants.

Last week, Syrian armed forces reopened Aleppo-Khanasser-Ithriya-al-Salmiyeh road after eliminating a number of Daesh terrorists.

Also on Monday, Syrian troops attacked positions of al-Nusra Front terror group in the city of Busra al-Sham near Dara'a, destroying their hideouts. They also targeted militants' positions in Atman town, also near Dara'a, and killed a number of them.

Elsewhere in Dara'a al-Balad, a number of militants were killed in army operations in al-Bajabjeh and al-Hrak al-Qadeem neighborhoods.

Further clashes were also reported near Deir ez-zor military airport. Airstrikes also targeted Daesh positions in Tal al-Tamer district in al-Hasakah Province, killing a number of militants and destroying their military equipment.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy for four and a half years. More than 250,000 have lost their lives and millions displaced as a result of the crisis in the war-torn Arab country.

The foreign-sponsored militancy has displaced 7.6 million Syrians.

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