Syrian army forces have regained full control of a strategic town in the northern Aleppo Province following heavy clashes with foreign-backed militants.
According to Press TV, the government forces gained control of Khanasser, a strategic town linking central Syria to Aleppo, on Thursday.
Foreign-backed militants had seized the town and some nearby villages in August, cutting off the army’s supply route to Aleppo.
According to reports, at least 25 militants were killed during clashes on Wednesday.
Syria’s al-Watan newspaper said the takeover is a development that “opens the way to allow aid to reach the city (of Aleppo) in the coming hours.”