Russian-backed forces gain ground in rebel-held northwest Syria

Russian-backed forces gain ground in rebel-held northwest SyriaRussian-backed Syrian forces have gained ground after a week-long renewed assault against the last opposition enclave in Syria’s northwest, the biggest such push in more than three months that has prompted a large civilian exodus, witnesses and residents said on Sunday. The wide-scale offensive led by intense aerial strikes on civilian areas in rural southeastern Idlib province broke months of stalemate on the frontlines, where rebels had been holding back the army from major advances, they said. Russian jets hit a convoy of civilian cars fleeing the city, according to activists who posted videos online showing several charred bodies.



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