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Fears of Syrian government offensive mount in Idlib as Turkey withdraws from military posts

Syrian opposition groups worry that the Turkish withdrawal signals a coming military offensive.

ALEPPO, Syria — The opposition factions in Idlib confronted Jan. 14 a ground attack launched by the Syrian regime forces on al-Ankawi axis in al-Ghab Plain in northwest Hama that lies south of the strategic M4 highway.

There have been repeated infiltration attempts recently on the part of regime forces on opposition sites. The heaviest attack took place on Jan. 11, causing the death of 11 fighters from the Jaysh al-Nasr faction of the National Liberation Front (NLF).

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