After scoring estimable gains progressing this week, the Syrian military’s descent into the Idlib Province appears to have stalled, at slightest for the time being, s insurgent factions have carried out a renew against them.
The concentration of the descent has been capturing the Abu al-Duhur military airbase, which the rebels prisoner back in mid-2015. Syrian troops had pushed to within just a few miles of the base, but seem not to have gotten any closer.
The rebels are fighting under both the ensign of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), and al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front, with the after claiming to have begun to “encircle” the advancing supervision forces in the area.
The counter-offensive is likely to delayed advances on the belligerent in the interim, yet they customarily lead to escalations in airstrikes against both the insurgent forces, and rebel-held towns in the closeness of the fighting. Already, some strikes were reported in Idlib towns.
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