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Syrian army takes control of an Islamist stronghold south of Aleppo

Syrian Army forces with the support of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, today took complete control of the town of Al Hader, so far Islamist stronghold in the south of Aleppo, in the north of the country, reported the Syrian Observatory Human rights.

The troops of the Syrian regime and its allies are combing the area after hours of clashes with Islamic militants, including the Nusra Front, an affiliate of Al Qaeda in Syria, Efe

Some clashes continue in the north and west of the town of Hader, said the Observatory, based in London but with a wide network of activists on the ground.

Mastering this town could allow regime forces control access to all the nearby towns in the north and east of the outskirts of Aleppo.

In addition, the Army and its allies advanced on the international road, which are located only eleven kilometers, according to the Observatory, who said that no human casualties in the ranks of both sides, but did not specify the number.

This is the second major conquest by the army in the area this week, after last Tuesday to break the siege imposed by the Islamic Jihad group status (EI) around the military airport Kueires, east of Aleppo, which He had been encircled for about two years.

The Observatory said today that in those clashes killed at least 60 members of EI, while the rows loyal to the Syrian government militia Hezbollah killed eight, thirteen and twenty Iranian troops Army officer.

Syria is more than four years ago the scene of a conflict that died more than 250,000 people, according to figures from the Observatory.

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