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Syrian Army captures first town located northwest of Khan Sheikhoun
2019-08-16
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their advance in southern Idlib on Thursday, seizing another town from the jihadist rebels near the key city of Khan Sheikhoun.

According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces captured the town of Madaya after a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
.

Following the capture of Madaya, the Syrian Army worked to secure the town, while clearing several mines and IEDs that were left behind by the jihadists.

As a result of this advance on Thursday, the Syrian Army has established their first presence at the northwestern flank of Khan Sheikhoun.

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