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Countdown to Victory: Syrian Army Closing In on Aleppo-Raqqa Border

© Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankServicemen of the Syrian Arab Army at the Syrian-Turkish border near the town of Kessab
Servicemen of the Syrian Arab Army at the Syrian-Turkish border near the town of Kessab - Sputnik International
Syrian Army troops and allied popular units have significantly advanced against Daesh terrorists in the southeastern parts of Aleppo province and are now moving towards the Euphrates and its nearby regions in Raqqa province, Iran’s Fars news agency reported.

"The Syrian army, Liwa al-Quds (Jerusalem Brigade), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Kataebat al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions have secured the southern bank of Al-Hamourat Lake in southeastern Aleppo, while also making a substantial advance towards al-Maskanah Plain," Fars News wrote citing military sources on the ground.

Syrian troops shoot at the positions of Islamists near Tadmor (Palmyra) in Syria - Sputnik International
Syrian Army Destroys Daesh Command Center, Firing Positions Near Palmyra
On Thursday, government forces seized the main headquarters of the Daesh terrorist group in the northeastern neighborhoods of Khanasser town whose full control was recently won back by Syrian forces.

Earlier the Syrian army and volunteer forces retook full control of five villages in close vicinity of the strategic town leaving dozens of militants dead and wounded and destroying many enemy vehicles and other military hardware.

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