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22 People Were Killed By Fierce Fighting In Syria


According to Reuters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the fighting in northwestern Syria on 10 May killed 22 people. This is also the highest casualties since the start of the ceasefire agreement from 6/3.

Of the 22 dead, 15 members of the pro-government forces and seven militants from the rebel faction are members of the Hurras al-Deen group, a branch of al-Qaeda terrorist network.

With a population of about 3 million, Idlib is under the control of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group, which is led by the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria. Several other jihadist groups and rebel forces are also present in the province.

Before reaching a ceasefire, hundreds of people were killed and nearly 1 million were displaced by clashes between government forces and insurgents.

Earlier in February, the Syrian army airstrikes killed 33 Turkish soldiers in Idlib. This is the largest number of Turkish military casualties within a day of Ankara's military operation in Syria.

Soon afterward, Ankara shelled the Damascus forces in retaliation. Erdogan, Turkey's president, said Turkey would attack Syrian troops "anywhere" in Syria if one more Turkish soldier were killed.

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