Jihadists cut regime supply route to Syria's Aleppo: monitor

Smoke billows from Aleppo's thermal power station on February 21, 2016 after government troops retake the areaThe Islamic State group and other jihadists on Monday cut a vital supply route linking the west of Syria’s second city Aleppo with other government-held territory, a monitoring group said. The road between Aleppo and the town of Khanasser to the southeast was the only way regime forces and civilians living in government-controlled neighbourhoods of the city could travel to surrounding provinces. If government forces are unable to recapture the road, it could slow an offensive they launched in the countryside around Aleppo earlier this year.

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