Syrian army retakes Uqayribat after huge battle in Hama province
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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and supporting forces managed to regain control over the town of Uqayribat in Hama province on Sunday, according to Syria's SANA news agency. Hama has been the site of heavy clashes over the past few days, with more than 120 fighters from IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL) reportedly being killed across the province. The SAA also managed to retake Masaada village, the Rasm Qanbar farm and the surrounding area in the countryside east of Hama.