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Syrian Army Recaptures Strategic Town Southeast of Aleppo

Damascus, February 25 (RHC)-- Syrian army forces and their allies have retaken control of a strategic town in the northern Aleppo province from Daesh militants.  According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Thursday, Syrian forces liberated the strategic town of Khanasir some 50 kilometers to the southeast of Aleppo.

Hailed by the Syrian media, the victory paves the way for the reopening of a sole supply route to Aleppo.  The offensive came after Daesh militants tried to attack Syrian army positions along a major highway into the city.  Heavy clashes were still underway Thursday morning in the surrounding areas of the town.

According to field sources, over 100 terrorists have been killed in the clashes with the Syrian army and volunteer forces.  Facing an imminent defeat, Daesh terrorists reportedly left behind their dead and wounded members Wednesday and fled their stronghold in the area.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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