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NDF, Iranian paramilitary fighters recapture al-Qarassi village in southern Aleppo

According to an Iranian source close to Al-Masdar News, (pro-)government troops have retaken al-Qarassi in southern Aleppo after losing the village to Islamist rebels yesterday.

The village was reportedly recaptured late last evening by a joint fighting force of local National Defence Forces (Syrian paramilitary), the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Iranian paramilitary) and Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary).

However, the Syrian Government and its allies are still on the defensive in southern Aleppo after the loss of Khan Touman and a handful of nearby villages.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) maintains only a minor presence in southern Aleppo as the SAA's Military High Command prioritizes much of its man power on other more strategic frontlines, most notably in western Raqqa, northern Aleppo, Latakia, and Damascus.

[Source: By Chris Tomson, Al-Masdar News, Tel Aviv, 10Jun16]

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