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URGENT: Syrian army soldiers liberate key town of Khan Tuman in Aleppo

Syrian army forces are in full control of a strategic town in the country’s northwestern province of Aleppo following an intense military operation against foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants.

Syria’s Arabic-language al-Masdar news agency, citing an unnamed military official from Division 30 of the Republican Guard, reported that government troops liberated Khan Tuman on Wednesday afternoon after fierce skirmishes with members of the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, commonly referred to as Tahrir al-Sham, terrorist group.

The source added that that the development came after Syrian army troops had seized all hilltops east of the town earlier in the day.

The capture of Khan Tuman will enable the Syrian army to secure areas lying on the 450-kilometer-long M5 highway that crosses the country from north to south, from Aleppo to the border with Jordan.

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