Syrian army and allies breaks rebel siege of Shi'ite towns: army




 
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Syrian army and allies breaks rebel siege of Shi'ite towns: army
 
February 3rd, 2016  
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Syrian army and allies breaks rebel siege of Shi'ite towns: army
By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have broken a three-year rebel siege of two Shi’ite towns in northwest Syria, government and rebel groups said on Wednesday, cutting off a main insurgent route to nearby Turkey. The two towns of Nubul and Zahraa, with an estimated 60,000 population, are connected to the border by areas under the control of Kurdish militias that provided them some access. Al Manar, television channel of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group, joined Syria's army and state media in reporting the breakthrough, which it said came after the army moved in from towns secured in a recent offensive in northern Aleppo province.




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