Syrian army recapture strategic village in north of Aleppo

Syrian army hold positions in the Syrian town of Ain al-Hanash near l-Bab in Aleppo. AFP

These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this edition of Press TV's Top 5:

  • The Syrian army and volunteer forces recapture the Har-datnin village in the north of Aleppo.
  • A group of elite Palestinians in Gaza start a hunger strike in solidarity with a Palestinian journalist in an Israeli prison who has been refusing to eat for 70 days.
  • Hundreds of British soldiers are being probed over 166 cases of alleged unlawful killing and maltreatment during the Afghan war.
  • The president of the European Union is to unveil proposals for a new settlement with Britain that could prevent it from becoming the first country to crash out of the bloc.
  • Republican Senator Ted Cruz beats his rivals to win the Iowa Caucuses. As for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton is facing a fierce challenge from Bernie Sanders.


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