Syrian Government Thanks Russia for Help Capturing Key Town

January 22, 2016 1:16 PM

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Pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad hang on nearly every building in the town of Salma, which government troops captured last week in one of their most significant advances since Russia intervened militarily on their side.

The Syrian government offensive has given Assad a stronger hand going into peace talks planned for next week in Switzerland.

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