Syria army retakes 40 villages, opens Hama-Aleppo road

Sat Oct 12, 2013 20:04:09

Syrian army forces inflicting heavy losses on the foreign-backed terrorists have regained the full control of about 40 villages and opened Hama-Aleppo road.

The government forces beefing up their clean-up operations made significant advances on Saturday following fierce fighting against foreign-backed militants in the region.

Syrian army soldiers also took over Talfita and al-Joroud villages near the capital, Damascus.

The Syrian military said it gunned down a large number of Takfiri militants during the clean-up operation.

The military also pushed out militants from the strategic village of Abu Jarin in the south of Aleppo after heavy clashes.

The government troops have recently carried out successful clean-up operations across the country.

On October 3, army troops captured the strategic town of Khanaser in the northern Aleppo Province after heavy clashes with militants.

On October 6, the government forces also reopened a key road near Khanaser that links the central heartland with Aleppo after flushing out armed militants in the area.

The route had been closed since August because of heavy fighting in the area.

According to the United Nations, since the deadly unrest broke out in 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions of others displaced due to the violence.


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