Syrian army edges toward Islamic State bastion, jets hit rebel towns




 
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Syrian army edges toward Islamic State bastion, jets hit rebel towns
 
February 13th, 2016  
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Syrian army edges toward Islamic State bastion, jets hit rebel towns
By Tom Perry and Paul Carrel BEIRUT/MUNICH (Reuters) - Syrian government forces were poised to advance into the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province and allied Russian jets kept up air strikes on rebel-held towns north of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday. An advance into Raqqa would re-establish a Syrian government foothold in the province for the first time since 2014 and may be aimed at pre-empting any move by Saudi Arabia to send ground forces to fight Islamic State militants in Syria.




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