Syrian army captures village in Aleppo province: monitor, state TV

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Posted: Nov 13, 2015 6:39 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces captured the village of Tel Hadya in the northern province of Aleppo on Friday, a monitoring group and state media said, in the latest territorial gains against insurgents in the area.

Syrian state TV reported the capture of the village in Aleppo's southern countryside. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the takeover.

It brought pro-government forces closer to the main highway that links Damascus to cities further north, including Aleppo, and builds on advances made with support by Russian air strikes.

(Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Andrew Heavens)