Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-11-15 18:48:42
The Syrian troops wrested back control of a town in the southeast of Aleppo province, the latest that the army regained from the rebels, state-run SANA news agency reported Friday.
The Syrian troops recaptured the town of Tal Hasel after eliminating the "terrorist" groups, SANA said, giving no further details.
The town is located near Sfaira, which the Syrian army recaptured last week in a large-scale offensive it launched to the rebel-held areas in Aleppo and the countryside of Damascus.
The Syrian troops have been making considerable advancements in the southern countryside of Aleppo and the southeastern outskirts of Damascus.
A day earlier, some activist groups said an army airstrike killed a rebel commander in Aleppo.
While the army have regained momentum in Aleppo, the rebels reportedly targeted the al-Nairab military airbase with Grad Missiles, destroying a number of gunships, according to activist reports.
After the recent advancement of the Syrian army, the rebels, mainly the Tawhid Brigade, called for an emergency mobilization of rebel fighters to confront the progressing troops.