Syrian army captures eight villages in Aleppo: military sources

Published November 2nd, 2015 - 09:30 GMT

The Syrian army has recaptured eight villages in the northern Aleppo province from rebel groups, Press TV reports.

Syria’s army units, backed by national defense forces, retook control of the villages, including Jamaymah, Hadidah and Maryameen, in Aleppo’s southern countryside over the past two days.

“We secured over six villages during the past 24 hours in the southern countryside. We are determined to continue advancing in our offensive,” a Syrian army commander told Press TV on Sunday.

Also on Sunday, Syrian forces retook control of the two other villages of Shalashil and Tel Dadeen, inflicting heavy losses on the rebel groups who were there.

The new gains come two weeks after Syrian armed forces, backed by Russian air support, launched a large-scale military offensive against militants in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

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