City of Nairab, in Idlib province seized by Turkish backed anti-Syrian government forces

A file photo of Turkish military vehicles in Idlib province, Syria. EPA-EFE/Yahya Nemah

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Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military have seized the town of Nairab in northwest Syria’s Idlib province, Turkish and rebel officials said on Tuesday, the first area to be taken back from advancing Syrian government forces.

Meanwhile Syrian government forces, backed by heavy Russian air power, have stepped up a campaign to retake the last rebel stronghold in the northwestern regions of Aleppo and Idlib, sparking an exodus of nearly a million people towards a shrinking pocket along the Turkish frontier.

On Monday Turkish state media and a war monitor reported on Monday that rebels seized the town of Nairab, considered a gateway to the strategic town of Saraqeb, which lies close to a junction between two major highways.

Via Agencies / Al Jazeera

 

 

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