Syrian army tanks enter a village near the Kweires military air base, in the east of the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, on November 15, 2015 after they took control of the surrounding villages from ISIS fighters. AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OUFALIAN
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The Syrian army recaptured a town and village in the central province of Homs from ISIS Monday, state media and activists said.Previously, a ceasefire had been in force under which rebel factions remained inside the town but government forces manned checkpoints around it.ISIS forces launched their assault on Maheen from neighboring Al-Qaryatain, which the group captured earlier this year, kidnapping hundreds of civilians and destroying ancient Christian sites.Elsewhere in Homs province, the Observatory said government forces were advancing on the outskirts of the ancient city of Palmyra, which ISIS captured in May.
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