Syria army says retakes key northwest town - GulfToday

Syria army says retakes key northwest town

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A handout picture shows Syrian Army soldiers passing through the captured villages outskirts of Maaret Al Numan. SANA/AFP

Syria government forces on Wednesday recaptured the onetime protest town of Maaret Al Numan from militant and allied rebels, the army said, returning for the first time in seven years.

"Our forces managed in the past few days to stamp out terrorism in many villages and towns," including Maaret Al Numan, a spokesman said in a televised statement.

Agence France-Presse