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Syria forces wrest control of airbase in Idlib, liberate villages in Idlib, Aleppo

Syrian soldiers stand on a tank in Jabal al-Hass in the southern part of Aleppo province as the government forces advance toward Abu Duhur military airport, January 14, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Syrian government troops have retaken full control of the strategic military airbase of Abu al-Duhur in the northwestern province of Idlib. They also managed to liberate several villages in Idlib and the northern province of Aleppo from the grips of terrorist outfits.

As they are currently pressing ahead with their offensive in multiple fronts against militant groups, Syrian ground forces, backed by aerial cover from the air force, fully retook the key airport on Saturday, more than two years after it came under siege by foreign-backed militants.

The advancement is part of the army’s ongoing operations to liberate Idlib.

On their way to the airport, Syrian soldiers also regained full control of the village of Om Tineh, al-Ja’kiya, Hamidiya Shaddad and al-Hamidiya following heavy clashes with the terrorists of al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri group, previously known as al-Nusra Front.

Government troops also defused explosive devices and booby traps planted in the village by the terrorists.

Meanwhile, Syrian troops managed to liberate the villages of al-Mazyouna, al-‘Iyya and Um Wadi from the clutches of militant groups in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.

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