The Coming Battle for Idlib in Syria

(Al-Monitor) Mona Alami - Russian officials warned Free Syrian Army negotiators on July 10 that the northwestern province of Idlib would be next, after the fall of southern Syria to President Assad's forces. The province is the last insurgency holdout and home to several jihadist organizations. Ibrahim Idilbi, a Syrian activist, said the various rebel formations in the province totaled 18,000 fighters. "One has to take into account that it is the rebels' last stronghold, which means there is nowhere else to go, and they will fight until the end."

2018-08-03 00:00:00

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