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Kurdish forces retake northern Syrian village from Takfiris

7 February 2016 10:30



Kurdish fighters have managed to retake a village in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo from Takfiri militants as they continue to push the terrorists back from the area.

On Saturday afternoon, the People Popular forces took full control of the village of al-Alqamiyah near Menagh air base, located six kilometers (3.7 miles) south of Azaz, following a fierce exchange of gunfire with Ahrar al-Sham and Jabhat al-Sham terrorists, Lebanon-based al-Ahed news website reported.

Kurdish troopers also wrested control of hilltops overlooking the village of al-Tamoureh. There have been reports of casualties on both sides.

Meanwhile, Syrian army forces inflicted heavy losses on foreign-backed militants during mop-up operations on different fronts.

Scores of al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front terrorists were killed on Saturday during intense clashes with Syrian troops in the southern town of Tafas, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

Syrian troopers, backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups, also restored security to Aliyah village of the western coastal province of Latakia.

Syrian government soldiers celebrate after taking control of the village of Ratian, north of the embattled city of Aleppo, from foreign-backed militants on February 6, 2016. © AFP

Separately, Syrian government forces killed several Daesh militants in Taybeh and Joub al-Safa villages of the northwestern Aleppo Province.

The foreign-sponsored conflict in Syria, which flared in March 2011, has claimed the lives of more than 260,000 people and left over one million injured, according to the United Nations.

The world body says 12.2 million people, including more than 5.6 million children, remain in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria. The foreign-sponsored militancy in the Arab country has also displaced about half of the country’s population.


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