Russian air strikes batter Syria's Idlib

Sep 05, 2018, 09:58 IST | Agencies

The air raids came a day after rebel units in Idlib hit regime positions in Latakia province, which killed three pro-regime fighters

Russian air strikes batter Syria's Idlib
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Russian warplanes battered Syria's rebel-controlled Idlib yesterday, a war monitor said, as expectations mount of a government offensive in the province. The air raids came a day after rebel units in Idlib hit regime positions in Latakia province, which killed three pro-regime fighters. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights could not immediately provide a death toll for the strikes.

2015
Year when Idlib was seized by the rebels

'Syria army ready to solve Idlib problem'
Moscow: The Kremlin said on Tuesday the Syrian army is getting ready to solve the problem of "terrorism" in the rebel stronghold of Idlib, apparently referring to a looming regime offensive. "We know that the Syrian armed forces are getting ready to solve this problem," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, calling Idlib a "pocket of terrorism".

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