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Syrian army gaining ground against Daesh east of Aleppo Province

Syrian soldiers walk in the village of Jabboul on the outskirts of Aleppo, northwestern Syria, after taking control of the village from the Takfiri Daesh terrorists on October 24, 2015. (AFP photo)

The Syrian military has made advances against Daesh Takfiri militants in the east of Aleppo Province, Syrian state TV reports.

The armed forces on Saturday captured the villages of Kaskis and Akulaa as well as wide areas of agricultural land, retaking tunnels and fortifications built by the militants. The villages are located about 60 kilometers (40 miles) east of Aleppo City, northern Syria.

The seized areas are in the east of the Kweires airbase, which Syrian troops liberated earlier in November.

The army also managed to take several kilometers of a highway connecting Aleppo with the city of Raqqah, which is controlled by the Takfiri militants.

The official SANA news agency, meanwhile, reported that the army inflicted heavy losses on Daesh in Aleppo, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons, ammunition and machinegun-equipped vehicles.

The Syrian army tanks enter a village near the Kweires military airbase, in the east of the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, on November 15, 2015. (AFP photo)

The Syrian government forces have also gained ground against Daesh in the southeast of the province of Homs, central Syria. They, furthermore, clashed with terrorists in the provinces of Deir Ezzor, Idlib and Hama, targeting their positions and gatherings.

Syrian forces have recently made rapid advances against the Takfiri terrorists, who are committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious groups, in several parts of the crisis-hit country.

The advances of the Syrian government forces against Daesh and other terrorist groups have been expedited by the air cover provided by Russia, which began on September 30 at the request of the Damascus government.

The foreign-backed militancy in Syria, which flared in March 2011, has left over 250,000 people dead.

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