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Syrian Army Liberates New Town In Western Aleppo, Resumes Advance In Idlib

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On February 15, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies liberated the town of Kafr Naha in the western countryside of Aleppo.

According to pro-government sources, army units stormed the town in the early hours of the morning. Kafr Naha was fully secured following several hours of heavy clashes with al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Turkish-backed factions.

Meanwhile, the army resumed its advance in eastern Idlib, capturing the town of Maaret Elnaasan. From the town, the army imposed fire control of the Taftanaz Air Base, where a large Turkish force is deployed.

Syrian Army Liberates New Town In Western Aleppo, Resumes Advance In Idlib

Click to see full-size map. Source: (@Suriyakmaps) on Twitter.

Earlier today, the army, supposedly backed by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), opened a new front against HTS and Turkish-backed groups in the northwestern Aleppo countryside. Heavy clashes are still taking place there.

The army will likely advance further in western Aleppo in the upcoming few hours. The remaining militants’ positions in the region appear to be on the brink of complete collapse.

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