Syria troops capture another village near Aleppo
Iran Press TV
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:40PM
Syrian government forces managed to gain more grounds against foreign-backed militants on Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo, liberating another village there.
Army units, in cooperation with allied fighters, liberated the village of al-Tamoura in the northern countryside of the province, the official Syrian news agency, SANA, reported.
The village is located on high ground above the towns of Anadan, Hayan and Haritan, which are held by Takfiri militants.
Syrian forces have started an operation to clear the village from explosive devices and mines left behind by the terrorists.
Syrian forces, backed by Russian air cover, have been advancing in the area so as to cut the supply line of Takfiri militants with Turkey and get back full control of Aleppo, which is Syria's largest city and served as a commercial hub before the conflict began in the Arab country in March 2011.
Elsewhere in Syria, army units clashed with Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the province of Hama, killing 10 militants.
Government forces also targeted hideouts belonging to Daesh elements in the northeastern countryside of Sweida Province, located in southern Syria, attacking terrorists in the village of Rajam al-Dawla.
The Syrian army, meanwhile, inflicted heavy losses on Daesh terrorists in the province of Deir al-Zour, hitting their positions in intensive strikes.
The foreign-sponsored conflict in Syria has claimed the lives of some 470,000 people and left 1.9 million injured, according to the Syrian Center for Policy Research.
'Whole of Syria' will be liberated
On Friday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vowed that the government forces will retake the entire Arab country from foreign-backed terrorists.
The Syrian president said it would be possible to "put an end to this problem in less than a year" if all terrorists' supply routes from Turkey, Jordan and Iraq were cut.
Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said on February 10 that the government forces would soon take full control of the militant-held areas of Aleppo but predicted a tough battle for Aleppo City.
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