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Syria: Govt. forces end 3-year siege of 2 towns in Aleppo province00:57

Syria: Govt. forces end 3-year siege of 2 towns in Aleppo province

Syrian Arab Republic, Aleppo province
February 3, 2016 at 20:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Syrian military managed to break down a 3-year-long siege of the towns of Nubbul and al-Zahraa in Aleppo province on Wednesday, according to reports. These two predominately Shia towns are said to have been besieged by opposition militias and reportedly have been at the forefront of intense combat for roughly 40 months.

The Syrian Army reportedly had assistance from affiliated local militias in completing the offensive. The recapturing of the two towns is seen as a major breakthrough by the Syrian Army and officials expect it to lead to the complete recapturing of Aleppo.

The Syrian military has been steadily advancing in the west of the country during the past days. On Monday, the army managed to recapture the village of Hardatnin and the town of Kinsabba in Latakia, both considered of high strategic value in cutting opposition militia supply lines.

Footage courtesy of the Syrian Arab Army

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The Syrian military managed to break down a 3-year-long siege of the towns of Nubbul and al-Zahraa in Aleppo province on Wednesday, according to reports. These two predominately Shia towns are said to have been besieged by opposition militias and reportedly have been at the forefront of intense combat for roughly 40 months.

The Syrian Army reportedly had assistance from affiliated local militias in completing the offensive. The recapturing of the two towns is seen as a major breakthrough by the Syrian Army and officials expect it to lead to the complete recapturing of Aleppo.

The Syrian military has been steadily advancing in the west of the country during the past days. On Monday, the army managed to recapture the village of Hardatnin and the town of Kinsabba in Latakia, both considered of high strategic value in cutting opposition militia supply lines.

Footage courtesy of the Syrian Arab Army

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