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    Syrian government forces walk amidst debris in the largely deserted Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat, north of Aleppo, on September 24, 2016

    Terrorists Retake Most of Handarat Refugee Camp in Syrian City of Aleppo

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    The Syrian Army responded by targeting terrorists with artillery fire.

    ALEPPO (Sputnik) — Terrorists have retaken most of the Palestinian refugee camp Handarat in southeastern Aleppo from Syrian government forces and supporting militias, a representative of the Liwa al-Quds Palestinian militia said Sunday.

    "At night, terrorists attacked simultaneously from three sides after preliminary heavy mortar fire. We had to retreat from most areas of the camp," the representative told RIA Novosti.

    The Syrian Army has responded by targeting terrorists with artillery fire, according to the representative.

    On Saturday, the Syrian army, backed up by local militias, regained full control over Handarat, carried out demining operations and cleared several roads for transport access. The operation became the first Syrian army's major advance in Aleppo in over a year.

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