Syrian forces win full control over key town in Aleppo

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The Syrian army completed control over Sheikh Ahmad town in Aleppo countryside on Monday winning a decisive battle in a cain of opehrations to lift a 2.5-year siege on Kuweires Airbase, Fars News Agency reports.

A military source said the army, backed by popular forces, eventually managed to purge all parts of the town that is located in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo from the Takfiri militants.

There are no immediate reports about the exact numbers of the terrorists’ casualties.

The Syrian Army, National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah fighters could win a major part of Sheikh Ahmad after several days of fierce battles and came closer to the strategic Kuweires Airbase.

Reports on Monday evening said the army has completed its control over the town and is preparing to take the final step towards Kuweires airbase.

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