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    Syrian Army Takes Control of Strategic Highway in Idlib Province

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    Syrian government troops have regained a strategic highway in Idlib province from rebel control, as reported by FARS news agency.

    The Syrian army and militia took control of the highway from Ariha to Jisr ash-Shugur along with some of the surrounding areas in the north-west of the country after heavy fighting against the Islamist rebels.

    The army retreated from the area in May after a ‘lightning’ offensive in Idlib province conducted by Jaish al-Fatah, an alliance of Islamist groups led by the local al-Qaeda branch al-Nusra Front.

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    Jaish al-Fatah, Islamist militants, Al-Nusra Front, Syrian conflict, Syrian Arab Army, Jisr ash-Shugur, Ariha, Idlib, Syria
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