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Syria and Russia: attack against rebels intensified

Russian jets drop new bombs in Idlib

Today, on August 30, Colonel Mustafa Bakour, commander of the "Jaish al Izza" rebel group, announced that Syria and Russia would intensify the offensive against the last major rebel stronghold of Damascus by increasing aircraft raids and deploying ground reinforcements between which several militias backed by Iran and said: "Every day support comes from Tehran militias, from elite Republican Guard Units and the Fourth Armored Division".

The advance would have led to the conquest of the cities Al-Khwain, Zarzour and Al-Tamanah.

Russian jet planes would have dropped several bombs at the outskirts of the city of Idlib composed of a population of about 157,427 inhabitants and the north-western offensive (see AVIONEWS) provoked the United Nations alarm about a possible new humanitarian crisis in the area. In this regard, on August 28th, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Donald Trump discussed the situation in the aforementioned province by telephone and agreed to take joint measures to avoid the dramatic emergency.

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