(Muslim Press) – The Syrian Army has broken a three - year rebel siege of two key towns in northwest Syria, according to rebel groups and government.Nubl and Zahraa are the two towns with an estimated 60,000 population that the Syrian Army and its ally could take control of. The forces were successful in cutting off a main insurgent route to nearby Turkey. The two towns are connected to the Turkish border by areas under the control of Kurdish militias that provided them some access.Recommended:US admits anti - ISIS airstrikes killed civilians in Syria, Iraq The breakthrough came after the army moved in from towns secured in a recent attack in northern Aleppo province, state media reported. According to a Levant Front rebel, the siege was broken “after three days of legendary resistance by the revolutionaries facing the Russian military machine, and after more than 500 raids by Russian airplanes.”