09:56 GMT25 February 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Syrian army, in response to aggression by militants, launched a counter-offensive to defeat terrorists in the suburbs of Aleppo and in Idlib, civilians were not injured, Maj. Gen. Yury Borenkov, head of the Russian centre for Syrian reconciliation, said at a briefing Wednesday.

    "In response to aggression by terrorists, the Syrian command took counter-offensive actions to defeat extremist groups concentrated in the western suburbs of Aleppo, as well as near the cities of Ma'arrat al-Nu'man and Saraqib of Idlib province," Borenkov said.

    "The civilian population and civilian infrastructure were not affected," he added.

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