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    Syrian Army, Kurdish Forces Liberate Syria’s Shkeif Area in Northwest Aleppo

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    The Syrian army and Kurdish self-defense forces succeeded in liberating the industrial zone of Shkeif in northwestern Aleppo, according to a representative of the Kurdish militia.

    ALEPPO (Sputnik) — The Syrian army and Kurdish self-defense forces carried out successful joint operation of liberation of Syria’s Shkeif neighborhood in northwest Aleppo, a representative of the Kurdish militia told RIA Novosti Sunday.

    "The Syrian army and Kurdish self-defense forces succeeded in breaking through the defense of terrorists and liberating the industrial zone of Shkeif in northwestern Aleppo, thereby pushing the enemy forces further away from Aleppo’s northern supply route," the representative said.

    Syria is seeing intensified fighting in the city of Aleppo, after the Syrian army declared an end to the week-long ceasefire on September 23, blaming militants for numerous violations that made the cessation of hostilities unreasonable.

    Aleppo has been under siege by militant groups, including Jaish al-Islam, Ahrar ash-Sham and Jabhat Fatah al Sham, formerly known as the Nusra Front, banned in Russia.

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