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Syrian army breaks siege of two major towns in Aleppo

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Press TV reports:

Syrian forces broke the siege of two major towns in the northern province of Aleppo on Wednesday after pushing back foreign-backed militants in a successful military operation.

Syria’s official news agency, SANA, said the Syrian forces conducted the final operation meant to break the siege on Nubbul and Zahra, ending the three-and-a-half-year blockade on the towns and liberating the residents from the captivity of militants.

The reports did not elaborate on the identity of the militants, saying the two towns were under siege by terrorist organizations. However, reports have shown that Aleppo’s northern countryside, where Nubbul and Zahra are located, have been under the control of the al-Qaeda-linked terror group al-Nusra Front.

Earlier in the day, Syria’s state television said Syrian forces had cut off major supply lines of the terrorists between the two towns and the nearby village of Maarasta al-Khan.

SANA said Syrian forces in Nubbul and Zahra have now reached other militants in Maarasta al-Khan and there are no remaining terrorists there.

The state television said pro-government forces also managed to seize control over some villages in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, including al-Owaynat.

Another village in the area, identified as Job al-Kalb, was liberated. Syrian media said the village is located near the Kweiris air base, whose siege the Syrian forces managed to break months ago.

The Syrian military also attacked positions of militants in northwestern province of Hama.

More than 260,000 people have been killed in the crisis that has gripped Syria since March 2011.

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  1. According to Moon of Alabama, Syria’s retaking of those two towns near Aleppo means that there is now only one supply chain linking ISIS with Turkey from Idlib along the highway to Reyhanli and that area is now becoming dangerous for the jihadis.
    http://www.moonofalabama.org/

    Business Insider agrees and notes that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan played no small part in shooting himself in the back foot:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/weakest-position-years-russia-assad-175515654.html

    This means that in another few months, if there is no interference from outside (cough), Syria and Russia will have routed the takfiris completely and Erdogan will have himself to blame over the collapse of ISIS.

    More here at Fort Russ:
    http://www.fort-russ.com/2016/02/the-scramble-for-arabia-gazprom-rulez.html




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  2. Guest says

    Good news. Really pleased they didn’t stop fighting.
    The nonsense in Geneva was never going to bring peace. It was designed to stop the momentum of the SAA.
    Syria has to rid the country of these paid jihadi outsiders. Why should Saudi Arabia ,
    Turkey have a say in Syrians future when they have funded the fighters and stole Syrian oil.




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