Syr­ian army kills 22 rebels

The Citizen (KZN) - - FRONT PAGE - Beirut

– Syr­ian gov­ern­ment forces killed 22 rebels near Idlib province yes­ter­day, the dead­li­est clash to rock a buf­fer zone where a Rus­sian-Turk­ish truce is to be en­forced.

The at­tack on a po­si­tion held by Jaish al-Izza rebels took place on the edge of the province of Idlib, in an area due to be de­mil­i­tarised.

Ac­cord­ing to the Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights, gov­ern­ment forces moved in to take a high build­ing held by rebels in a ru­ral area of neigh­bour­ing Hama province. Sev­eral deadly skir­mishes have oc­curred since the deal but 22 is the high­est num­ber of known fa­tal­i­ties in a sin­gle in­ci­dent. – AFP

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