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Syrian Army Has Crossed 'Turning Point' in Fight Against Terrorism

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The Syrian army has reached a turning point in the fight against Daesh, Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader Halqi told Sputnik.

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — The Syrian Army has crossed the "qualitative" brink in victory in its fight against terrorism, Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader Halqi told Sputnik.

"Moreover, the Syrian Army has crossed the qualitative peak of victory in the fight against terrorism. The country's government is conducting the fight against terrorism with a united strategy," Halqi said in an interview. 

A Syrian Army soldier attaches a missile to a jet at Dmeir military airport, 50 km north-east of Damascus, on April 8, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting against numerous opposition factions, including the Western-backed allegedly moderate factions, as well as terrorist groups, such as Daesh and the Nusra Front. 

The cessation of hostilities in Syria took effect on February 27 to facilitate humanitarian access to all besieged areas in the country, among other goals. The ceasefire does no apply to the terrorist groups operating in the country.

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