TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian forces managed to establish full control over a key strategic town in Aleppo following fierce clashes with terrorists in the northwestern province.

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The army troops liberated Khan Tuman on Wednesday afternoon after fierce fighting with members of the terrorist group Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, commonly referred to as Tahrir al-Sham, al-Masdar news agency reported, citing an unnamed military official.

The source added that the development came after Syrian army troops had seized all hilltops east of the town earlier in the day.

The capture of Khan Tuman will enable the Syrian army to secure areas lying on the 450-kilometer-long M5 highway that crosses the country from north to south, from Aleppo to the border with Jordan.