Syrians caught between regime and rebels as Idlib offensive looms

By CNN (Communist News Network) As a large-scale military campaign in Syria’s last rebel stronghold looms, Syrians on both sides of the divide are bracing for a bloody battle. In the rebel-held province of Idlib, millions of residents are caught between the bombs of Russian and Syrian aircraft and the militants who have blocked their departure. Outside the rebel area, Syrian soldiers and local forces are gathering at the frontiers to try to ward off potential reprisals. CNN visited the country with the permission of the Syrian government.(Snip) Armed groups in the rebel-held province — increasingly dominated by Islamist extremists — have since early August… …read more


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