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    A key village has reportedly been retaken by the Syrian Army and the country's National Defense Force in the northern province of Aleppo. Jebb Ghabishah

    The Syrian Army and the country's National Defense Forces (NDF) managed to retake full control of the strategic village of Jebb Ghabishah from Daesh n northern  Aleppo province, according to the Iranian news agency FARS.

    The army's latest attack left dozens of terrorists killed and many more wounded, sources said, adding that the Syrian troops also continued to advance on Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) in eastern Aleppo province.

    Syrian army soldiers patrol near a building previously used for storing seeds in the countryside of Deir Hafer, a former bastion of Daesh, near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on December 2, 2015
    © AFP 2021 / GEORGE OURFALIAN
    Syrian army soldiers patrol near a building previously used for storing seeds in the countryside of Deir Hafer, a former bastion of Daesh, near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on December 2, 2015

    "The Syrian pro-government forces have been successful in the recent days, and have deployed forces within seven kilometers of closing the small gap that is under ISIL control between the al-Bab Plateau and the al-Safira Plains," FARS quoted sources as saying.

    Meanwhile, army sources have reported that the Syrian troops are preparing for a new spate of military operations against the terrorist groups based in southern Aleppo province.

    "The Syrian Army and the NDF are planning to conduct two separate operations in the towns of Abtayn and al-Zorba as well as in the surrounding areas of Khan Touman town," the sources said.

    Earlier this week, the Syrian forces launched a number of offensives on Daesh-held positions in the towns of Al-Bab, Qabasin, and Beza, where scores of terrorists were killed in the fighting.

    Additional militant strongholds were also reportedly destroyed by Syrian fighter jets in Handarat and Hraytan north of the city of Aleppo; the Islamists suffered heavy losses in the airstrikes.

    Syria has been mired in a civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting opposition factions and terrorist groups such as Daesh and the Al-Nusra Front, which are banned in Russia.

    Adding to the Syrian Army's anti-terror effort is Russia's ongoing air campaign in Syria which was launched on September 30, when more than fifty Russian warplanes, including Su-24M, Su-25 and Su-34 jets, commenced precision airstrikes on Daesh and Al-Nusra Front targets in Syria at the behest of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    In addition, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed earlier this month that advanced, super-maneuverable Su-35S multi-role fighters had begun their combat mission in Syria.

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