11:20 GMT27 February 2021
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    The Syrian Army and militia groups have liberated the town of Kinsabba in the northwest of the country near the border with Turkey, a source told RIA Novosti on Sunday.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Kinsabba was captured by the al-Nusra Front, outlawed in Russia, and allied terrorist groups on July 1.

    "The operation to liberate Kinsabba is over. The army's forces and several militia groups gathered. In the beginning, there was a heavy fight, however, under the shelling of artillery and aviation, terrorists started to fall back in small groups," the source said.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since March 2011, with government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting numerous opposition factions and extremist groups.

    A US-Russia-brokered ceasefire came into force across Syria on February 27. It does not apply to terrorist groups such as Daesh and the al-Nusra Front, both outlawed in Russia.


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