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Iran Press TV

Syrian forces retake district in SW Aleppo from terrorists

Iran Press TV

Tue Aug 9, 2016 5:40PM

Syrian army soldiers and their allied fighters have managed to recapture a district on the southwestern outskirts Aleppo, where fighting rages on between government troops and terrorists to gain control of the strategic city.

Lebanese TV channels of al-Manar and al-Mayadeen reported the advance on Tuesday.

According to the reports, the Syrian forces, supported by air raids, managed to retake Aleppo's Telat al-Snobarat neighborhood.

They further cut off a corridor into the militant-held eastern parts of Aleppo, which was opened by the Takfiri elements a few days ago.

Meanwhile,the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighters from the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, which supports the Syrian government forces, were involved in Tuesday's battle.

Late last month, Syrian troops cut off all supply routes to the militant-controlled eastern Aleppo, effectively placing the area under siege.

On August 6, however, terrorists broke the blockade and opened a corridor to reconnect to militant-held areas elsewhere in Syria.

Aleppo has been divided since 2012 between government forces in the west and the militants in the east.

Since March 2011, Syria has been gripped by militancy it blames on some Western states and their regional allies.

The Takfiri terrorists operating in the Middle Eastern state have suffered major setbacks over the past few months as the Syrian army has managed to liberate a number of areas.

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimates that over 400,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict. The UN has stopped its official casualty count in Syria, citing its inability to verify the figures it receives from various sources.



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