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Video: Enormous explosion as Syrian rebels claim capture of checkpoint in Talmenes

Activists and rebels in the Syrian town of Maarat al-Numan claimed the “liberation” of a checkpoint on the road to nearby Talmenes on May 5 following a massive explosion near the town. Multiple videos of the blast were shared on YouTube. The town of Maarat al-Numan lies on Syria’s strategic M5 highway, with Talmenes lying approximately 5km east of the town. Credit: YouTube/almarra today


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