Syrian army recaptures Aleppo's industrial city -
The Syrian government forces on Thursday fully recaptured an industrial city in the northern province of Aleppo, according to the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV.
The troops recaptured the city in the Sheikh Najjar area on the eastern outskirts of Aleppo city after clashes with jihadist groups, mainly the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front. The army is also advancing into other areas in Sheikh Najjar as rebels' withdrew from that part of the city.
The industrial city is considered one of the most important rebel-held points in the city of Aleppo. It is home to several factories and provides entrance to Aleppo from the northeast, as regime forces attempt to encircle Aleppo militarily and close points of entry and exit.