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Syrian forces liberate strategic power station in Aleppo

Iran Press TV

Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:28AM

Syrian forces and volunteer fighters have managed to regain control of a strategic thermal power station in the northwestern province of Aleppo.

The station was fully liberated on Saturday following heavy clashes between the Syrian forces and Takfiri Daesh terrorists, who had seized the facility nearly two years ago.

Syria's official SANA news agency reported Sunday that the army also recaptured six villages and two districts in eastern Aleppo.

On Saturday, Syrian forces regained control over at least 18 villages in eastern Aleppo after purging Daesh elements.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Air Force bombarded the positions of Daesh and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in various parts of Aleppo.

In another development, at least 35 Takfiri militants were killed in airstrikes conducted by Syrian aircraft in the northwestern province of Hama.

On Friday, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces seized the key town of Shaddadah in Hasakah Province from Daesh, two years after it fell to the terror group.

The fresh gains have tightened the noose on Daesh as they included two strategic roads that used to serve as supply routes for the terror group: the main road connecting Shaddadah to the Daesh-held city of Mosul in Iraq and another road connecting it to Raqqah. Having lost these two routes, the Takfiris in the area were forced to retreat toward Dayr al-Zawr Province, which is mostly under their control.

According to a new report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict in Syria has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people since March 2011.

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