Syrian pro-government forces walk at the Kweyris military air base, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, on November 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIAN
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Syria's army, backed by allied forces and Russian airstrikes, seized a key town south of Aleppo from rebels Thursday, scoring its second major advance in the province this week.State television announced the capture of Al-Hader, a former opposition bastion near the key Aleppo-Damascus highway, just 48 hours after government forces broke a siege by ISIS of the Kweires air base in the east of Aleppo province. The capture of Al-Hader comes after government forces on Tuesday entered the Kweires military base in the eastern Aleppo province, breaking an ISIS siege that had lasted for more than a year.The Observatory said Thursday that more than 100 combatants had been killed in the battle for the base, where around 1,000 government troops had been trapped for months.
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