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Syria army captures strategic town in Lattakia from Takfiris

The Syrian army has captured a strategic town in the western province of Lattakia from Takfiri terrorists.

According to reports on Friday, the Syrian soldiers managed to take full control of the mountainous town of Doreen and Tal Doreen (Doreen Hill) in northwestern Lattakia after carrying out airstrikes on the terrorists’ positions in the restive region.

The operations to liberate Doreen started on Wednesday and the Syrian troops successfully cleared the area from the terrorists of Al-Nusra Front, killing two dozens of the Takfiri militants.

Doreen is located near the town of Salma, the Takfiris’ stronghold in Lattakia province. The area borders Idlib province, which is also the scene of clashes between the Syrian army and militants.

Last week, the Syrian army managed to repel an offensive by the Takfiri groups to capture al-Fo’aa and Kafrayya villages on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Idlib.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 210,000 people, according to reports. New figures show that over 76,000 people, including thousands of children, lost their lives in Syria last year.

Over 3.8 million Syrians have left their country since the beginning of the crisis. According to reports, more than seven million Syrians have become internally displaced.

The Takfiri terrorist group, with members from several Western countries, controls swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, and has been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.

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