01:03 GMT21 September 2020
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    The Syrian army has liberated eight settlements located near the Kuweires airbase in northern Syria, which have been previously occupied by Daesh terrorists, local media reported Saturday.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) — The country's armed forces continue their offensive to create a safe zone around the base to ensure its stable operations.

    According to the Syrian National TV, the liberated settlements have strategic importance, because of their location near the airbase, as well as the Aleppo-Raqqa road.

    In January, the Syrian government forces repelled Daesh's attempt to take control over the strategic Kweires airbase in the eastern part of Aleppo province.

    In November 2015, the Syrian Army, popular forces, and Hezbollah forces backed by Russian airstrikes lifted a two-and-a-half-year long siege of the Kweiris military base, having killed hundreds of Daesh militants.

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