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Syria's state media and opposition activists say government forces and their allies are advancing in the central province of Hama under the cover of intense airstrikes.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian air force jets had conducted nearly 25 airstrikes on Tibet al-Imam and nearby villages since midnight.
Syrian state news agency SANA quoted an unnamed military official as saying that troops are now at the eastern entrance of Tibet al-Imam after capturing nearby hills under the cover of intense bombardment.
Opposition fighters captured several area towns and villages last month in a large-scale offensive.
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