Assad regime shells Syria's Idlib

Ersin Çelik
11:21 - 5/09/2018 Wednesday
Update: 14:36 - 5/09/2018 Wednesday
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The Assad regime shelled Syria's northwestern Idlib province on Wednesday after Russia resumed air strikes the previous day.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sworn to recapture every inch of Syria and has made big gains against the opposition since Russia joined his war effort in 2015.

Last week, a source close to Damascus said the government was preparing a phased offensive to recover Idlib province, but Turkey, whose army has a string of observation posts around the edge of the opposition area, has warned against such an assault.

Russian air raids ceased in and around Idlib on August 15, but pro-Syrian government forces have maintained an aerial bombardment and shelling.

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