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Syria rebels capture strategic town of Morek - reports from activists

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By Euronews
Syria rebels capture strategic town of Morek - reports from activists

<p>The strategically important western Syrian town of Morek has been captured by rebels, according to activists and a monitoring group.</p> <p>The town, located north of Hama city, is situated on a major road that crucial to control of western Syria.</p> <p>Syrian army offensives, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian troops, to retake territory from rebel groups in the west and north west have been having limited success.</p> <p>Meanwhile, Moscow released new videos that it says show airstrikes hitting Islamic State group targets in Syria.</p> <p>The Russian defence ministry said on Thursday that over the previous two days Russian jets had conducted 81 flights over Syria, targeting 263 facilities belonging to extremists.</p>