14 March 2012, 12:10

Syrian army overruns Idlib, rebels flee: activist

Syrian army overruns Idlib, rebels flee: activist

The Syrian army has seized full control of Idlib following a four-day assault and rebel troops have retreated, an activist in the northwest city told AFP on Wednesday.

"Since last night there has been no more fighting," said Noureddin al-Abdo, reached by telephone from Beirut. "The (rebel) Free Syrian Army has withdrawn and regime forces have stormed the entire city and are carrying out house-to-house searches."

AFP

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