Syria rebels seize key regime town on Hama-Aleppo road: monitor

A rebel tank leaves Morek on March 7, 2014 after bombarding pro-regime forcesSyrian rebels, including jihadists, seized the last government-held town on the main highway between second city Aleppo and the city of Hama to its south on Thursday, a monitoring group said. The blow to the Damascus regime came just a day after it recaptured from Islamic State group forces an alternative route further east that had provided its sole link to neighbourhoods of Aleppo under its control. Jihadist faction “Jund al-Aqsa and opposition groups have seized full control of the town of Morek after a fierce offensive,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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