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Syrian Army Makes Advances Against IS

The Syrian Army is reported to have made advances against Islamic State (IS) militants.

According to Syrian state TV on November 28, the army has captured territory east of Aleppo, including several kilometers of the highway linking the city with the militants' de facto capital of Raqqa.

Also reported taken back by the Syrian Army were areas east of the Kweires air base, which was seized from IS control with support from Russian air strikes.

A headline flashed on state TV said the army had captured the two villages of Kaskis and Akula and wide areas of agricultural land, seizing tunnels and fortifications built by the IS militants, and were demining areas mined by the group.

The villages are about 60 kilometers east of Aleppo.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP