Army troops recapture the village of Kfeen north of Aleppo as part of their offensive in the area, bringing troops closer to the Turkish border



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BEIRUT — The Syrian government and opposition activists say army troops have recaptured a new village north of Aleppo, bringing troops closer to the Turkish border.

State-run news agency SANA said army troops on Monday took control of the village of Kfeen in the northern countryside of Aleppo "after wiping out the last group of terrorists there."

Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV also reported Kfeen's capture and aired live footage from the village.

The government offensive around the city of Aleppo has sent tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing toward the border with Turkey. Turkish authorities say up to 35,000 Syrians have massed along the border, which remained closed for a fourth day on Sunday.

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