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    An armed group of Syrian opposition known as the New Syrian Army took control of an airport and a village, both named Hamdan, in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, an informed source told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — The area in which the airport and the village are located was liberated from Daesh terrorist group.

    "The New Syrian Army supported by the United States took over the Hamdan airfield near the town of Albu Kamal in the province of Deir ez-Zor after fighting with Daesh," the source said.

    Prior to the war raging in Syria, Hamdan airport was used for transporting farm products, but was transformed to helicopters and military tanks base.

    The New Syrian Army was founded in 2015 and predominately consists of deserters from the regular Syrian army.


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