Syrian troops backed by Russian jets enters rebel-held southern town: army




 
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Syrian troops backed by Russian jets enters rebel-held southern town: army
 
December 30th, 2015  
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Syrian troops backed by Russian jets enters rebel-held southern town: army
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops fought their way into a rebel-held town in the southern province of Deraa on Wednesday in an assault which rebels said was supported by the heaviest Russian aerial bombing campaign so far in the south. Troops were in Sheikh Maskin's main square and had taken over the eastern and northern neighborhoods of the town which lies on a major supply route from the Syrian capital, Damascus, to the city of Deraa, the army said in a statement. A commander in a leading rebel group fighting in the area said the heavy Russian bombing on their posts, where rebels had counted at least 100 raids in the past two days, had been decisive in tipping the balance against the rebels.

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