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Syria declares liberation of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, towns in Hama province

Syria declares liberation of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, towns in Hama province

The Syrian military announced on Friday plans to advance further north after the liberation of the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, and a number of other settlements in northern Hama province.

After intensive strikes in recent days and the complete encirclement of the terrorists in the north of Hama, the army liberated Khan Sheikhoun, Morek, Ltamenah, Tall as Sayyad, Latmeen, Kafr Zita, Lahaya, and others, a General Staff spokesman was cited by state-run al-Ikhbariya TV as saying.

The advance is continuing and the army “intends to liberate the entire territory of Syria” from terrorists and their patrons, the armed forces’ statement said.

Work is now underway to clear the liberated settlements of mines and other explosive devices, according to the military.