Syria sweeps jihadists out of last remaining stronghold in Idlib

SYRIAN government forces claimed victory today as they swept jihadists out of the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun in their last remaining stronghold of Idlib province.

Islamists controlled the town for five years before being driven out today as the Syrian Arab Army swept them aside in an operation backed by Russian forces.

The main jihadist group in Idlib, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, claimed to be redeploying its forces elsewhere, following a major bombardment.

But satellite...
source: Morning Star Online

2019-08-20 19:17
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