Backed by Russian jets, Syrian forces advance in rebel-held territories

October 10, 2015 5:40 PM

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BEIRUT: Syrian government forces captured a village from rebels in the central province of Hama Saturday as they pressed a ground operation backed by Russian air support.

In the northern Aleppo province, rebels battled to reverse an advance by the Islamic State (ISIS) group that brought the jihadists to within a few kilometres (miles) of Syria's second city.

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