26 ianuarie 2020

Syrian troops reach outskirts of key rebel-held town

stripes.com

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian government forces reached the outskirts of a key rebel-held town on Sunday, part of a weekslong offensive into the country's last rebel stronghold, state media and opposition activists said. Over the past two days, Syrian troops captured at least six villages near the strategic town of Maaret al-Numan in the northwestern province of Idlib. That brought them closer to retaking a critical north-south highway that passes through the town. It's been held by the rebels since [...]