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    The Syrian Armed Forces have retaken control of 15 villages in the eastern part of the Aleppo province following the fight with Daesh terrorist group, according to the Al Mayadeen broadcaster.

    Military engineers of the Russian Army's international counter-mine center who continue the demining operation in eastern Aleppo, Syria are seen here in an Aleppo street with children
    © Photo : Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation
    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — The government forces have also managed to gain control of the strategic Salim mountain.

    On February 18, the Syrian army liberated eight settlements located near the Kweires airbase in northern Syria, which have been previously occupied by Daesh.

    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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