Syrian army and Russian jets target rebel towns north of Homs




 
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Syrian army and Russian jets target rebel towns north of Homs
 
October 15th, 2015  
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Syrian army and Russian jets target rebel towns north of Homs
By Dominic Evans and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian troops and their allies, backed by Russian jets, attacked rebel-held towns north of the city of Homs on Thursday, targeting a long-held and strategic enclave of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. The offensive that began before dawn expands on over a week of ground attacks launched with Russian air support in areas of western Syria that are crucial to Assad's survival and held by rebel groups other than Islamic State. Syrian state television, quoting a military source, said the army had begun a military operation in the area after heavy air strikes and artillery barrages early on Thursday.




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