Regime Forces Advance Towards Key Town In Northwest Syria
Beirut, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Aug, 2019 ) :Regime fighters pushed further into a jihadist-run bastion in northwest Syria Wednesday, inching towards a key town after months of deadly bombardment, a monitor said.
In the south of the stronghold, almost all residents of Khan Sheikhun -- which lies on a key highway coveted by the regime -- have left the town.
"Regime forces are now four kilometres (2.5 miles) from Khan Sheikhun to the west, with nothing between them and it but fields," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.
To the east, pro-Assad fighters are battling to control a hill just six kilometres (less than four miles) from the town, the head of the Britain-based Observatory said.
Clashes on Wednesday have killed 14 regime forces, as well as 20 jihadists and seven allied rebels, he said.