39 Killed As Govt Forces, Jihadists Clash In Syria

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A Syrian walks on the rubble of a building following a regime air strike on Ariha town in Syria’s last major opposition bastion of Idlib on January 15, 2020. Regime air strikes on Syria’s last major opposition bastion killed at least nine civilians Wednesday, striking bustling areas of Idlib city despite a fresh Russian-sponsored truce, a war monitor said.
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Intense fighting between pro-government forces and jihadist-led fighters in Syria’s Idlib province killed at least 39 fighters overnight, a war monitor said Thursday.

The violence, which saw air strikes, shelling and ground combat, further buried a ceasefire announced by Russia on Sunday in Idlib, the last major opposition bastion in the country.

Government and allied forces took two villages in their advance towards the key town of Maaret al-Numan, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

According to the Britain-based war monitor, the fighting flared late on Wednesday in areas south of Maaret al-Numan, the key target of the Syrian government’s latest military offensive.

At least 22 anti-government fighters were killed, most of them members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a group that includes fighters from the former Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria.

Seventeen government troops and allied militia were also killed in the fighting, said Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Observatory.

He added that government forces were now just seven kilometres (less than five miles) from Maaret al-Numan, a town that was one of the bastions of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule.

Nearly nine years into the conflict protests against the government are still held in some of the province’s towns.

In the city of Idlib itself, 18 civilians were killed in air strikes on Wednesday, shattering the truce brokered by Moscow and rebel backer Ankara.

The fighting has prompted hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee their homes in recent weeks, exposing them to a harsh winter.

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Ubong Isang John
1 month ago

Syria at war everytime


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Okehie Julian
1 month ago

Pity to them


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Hannah Job
1 month ago

Why na..every time person must died for that country


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Mojito
1 month ago

Totorials


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Friday Oyinsi
1 month ago

Sorry Syria 


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Rotshak Micheal
1 month ago

A pity nq


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This is unfair


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Abbas Rabiu
1 month ago

Oooh God protect us 


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Nwankwor Miracle
1 month ago

Fighting for nothing


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Felix Etim Edet
1 month ago

Intense fighting between pro-government forces and jihadist-led fighters


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Okafor Ebuka
1 month ago

Ahh sorry for the dia


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Grace Elisha
1 month ago

Innocent people are at the receiving end of all these nonsense  chai


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Sad  story


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Donatus Chigozie
1 month ago

Syria at war again God show them mercy 


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Oniye Ayomide
1 month ago

ViokeVio not a solution to anything but maj still engage in it 


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Clash in seria


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Hamza Umar Ghali
1 month ago

Government have to do something


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Innocent Prosper
1 month ago

War always


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Baffa
1 month ago

May god bring peace to Syria 


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Aneke Constance
1 month ago

Too much on going killings everywhere


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