03:10 GMT +329 September 2016
Civilians walk in the rain past a damaged building in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town in Idlib province, Syria October 28, 2015

The Best is Yet to Come: Syrian Army Advancing Toward City of Idlib

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Syrian government forces are making advances toward the northern city of Idlib, Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen television reported Monday.

LATAKIA (Sputnik) – According to the broadcaster, units of the Syrian army are located just a few miles outside Idlib, which is currently controlled by militants.

In late January, jihadists, particularly al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, reinforced their positions in Aleppo, which is close to the Syria-Turkey border.

Last week, the Syrian army managed to cut off terrorists’ supply routes from Turkey in northern Aleppo. The troops, with support from the local militias, broke through the sieges in the towns of Nubl and Zahraa. Now the government army aims to gain control of the Syria-Turkey border.

Earlier in the day, the governor of the Latakia province said that the Syrian army’s latest successes in the counterterrorism fight are a testament to the effectiveness of its cooperation with the Russian Aerospace Forces.

On September 30, 2015, Russia launched an aerial campaign against terrorist groups in Syria at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Syria has been engulfed in an armed conflict since 2011, with forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting against opposition factions and terrorist groups, including Daesh and al-Nusra Front.

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  • dna1991
    It goes to show that so far the US has been supporting Daesh.
  • pbecke
    Love the high-heels of the veiled woman holding the nippers hand in the photo ! Crazy or what ? Can't see her face, but she looks a picture, especially with those high-heels. Pardon the irrelevance to the subject.
  • buckwheatisback
    I bet those two woman can't wait to be liberated so they don't have to dress head to toe in black Islamist bed sheets.
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