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Syrian Army Secures Aleppo-Hama Road

4 November 2015 18:07


The Syrian army on Wednesday has recaptured the road that links between Aleppo countryside and Hama countryside.

“Our army units have gained full control of the Aleppo-Khanasser-Ithriya-Al-Salmiyeh road after eliminating a number of Daesh terrorists and it will be open for citizens from tomorrow morning,” state television said, referring to ISIL (so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Levant).

The road, the sole route into the government-held side of Syria’s second city, was recaptured by the army 12 days after Daesh militants severed it, placing the government-held sector of Aleppo under siege.

The control of Aleppo, which was used to serve as Syria’s major trade hub before the crisis started in the Arab country in March 2011, has been divided between government and militants.

Fresh gains by government forces have, however, changed the situation in favor of the Syrian government.

The recapturing of the road comes days after the Syrian army liberated eight villages in Aleppo Province from terrorist groups.

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