Syria Troops Make More Gains in Aleppo, Near Turkish Border

In this photo, Syrians gather at a temporary refugee camp for displaced Syrians in northern Syria, near Bab al-Salameh border crossing with Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (Source: IHH via AP)
In this photo, Syrians gather at a temporary refugee camp for displaced Syrians in northern Syria, near Bab al-Salameh border crossing with Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (Source: IHH via AP)

In this photo, Syrians gather at a temporary refugee camp for displaced Syrians in northern Syria, near Bab al-Salameh border crossing with Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (Source: IHH via AP)

BEIRUT (Associated Press) — Syrian army troops recaptured a new village north of Aleppo Monday, bringing troops and allied militiamen to within a few kilometers of the Turkish border as part of a major Russian-backed offensive in the area, the Syrian government and opposition activists said.

State-run news agency SANA said army troops took control of the village of Kfeen in the northern countryside of Aleppo “after wiping out the last group of terrorists there.”Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV and the pro-Syrian, Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen station also reported Kfeen’s capture and aired live footage from the village.

The government offensive around the city of Aleppo has sent tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing toward the border with Turkey. Turkish authorities say up to 35,000 Syrians have massed along the border, which remained closed for a fourth day on Monday.

Turkey has come under mounting pressure to open its border to assist the fleeing Syrians, many of whom have been sleeping in cold weather in open fields near the Bab al-Salameh border crossing.

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  1. Original Armenian said:

    Innocent civilians again being herded around by one tyrant to another.

  2. zarkim said:

    These innocent looking people are the same Turkish terrorists who only a week ago were dropping barrel bomb on Armenian children in Aleppo.
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    No one was complaining then. No crocodile tears from UN, Obama or Kerry…
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    Thanks to The Russians these BARBARIANS are returning to their place of origin.
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    These terrorist are not running away from their homes. Al l these homes belonged to other people who have been pushed out by these Turkish terrorists.
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    What Goes Around Comes Around EFFENDI.
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    Every DOG has its day!
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    CCTV shows Turks looting a Kurdish bookstore during violent protests
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/turkish-cctv-shows-people-looting-a-kurdish-bookstore-during-violent-protests-a6702721.html
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    Aleppo’s businessmen blame Turks for damaged factories, looted equipment
    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/en/originals/2015/08/turkey-syria-sued-for-looting-aleppo-industry.html#
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    Turkish terrorists that attacked Kessab were encouraged by Americans/allies and NATO including ISRAEL. ISIS exists because of Americans and their allies. ISIS’s stronghold/nest is in Turkey.
    http://asbarez.com/121807/young-kessab-armenian-killed-by-rebels/
    http://asbarez.com/121007/reports-cite-80-dead-in-kessab-churches-desecrated/

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