Syrian army kills 22 rebels
– 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