Syrian army has lost a strategically important city in Idlib

DAMASCUS, (BM) – The armed Syrian opposition, supported by Turkey, recaptured the strategically important city of Sarakib in Idlib province from Syrian government forces. It is reported by the Turkish agency Anadolu, learned

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According to him, the opposition forces made their way into the city late in the evening. Then, after violent clashes that continued until the morning, they were able to completely capture its center.

Sarakib is located at a strategic point at the intersection of the M4 and M5 highways. In the past few days, the Syrian military fought against the armed opposition and Turkish fighters in the area of ​​the city, recaptured by the army in early February.

Earlier on February 27, it was reported that two Turkish soldiers died as a result of an air strike in the Syrian province of Idlib.

In January-February, the Syrian army occupied almost half of the Idlib de-escalation zone, leaving behind Turkish observation posts. The advance of government forces outraged Ankara. Erdogan said that if by the end of February the Syrian troops are not withdrawn from the line of posts, then the Turkish army will begin a military operation. Russia, which expressed support for the actions of Damascus in Idlib, is trying to resolve the situation through negotiations, but so far the parties have failed to agree.


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