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Russia oversees Syrian forces’ military exercises in northwest Syria

Russia is testing the readiness of the Syrian government forces in their area of deployment on the outskirts of Idlib, in what some fear is a prelude to a wide-scale military operation to uproot the opposition in northwest Syria.
Military vehicles of a joint Russian-Turkish patrol pass through the M4 highway, which links the northern Syrian provinces of Aleppo and Latakia, near Ariha in the rebel-held northwestern Idlib province, Syria, June 10, 2020.

ALEPPO, Syria — The Syrian government forces, under the supervision of Russian forces, conducted in early October various military training exercises in the mountainous areas in the countryside of Latakia province, adjacent to Idlib in northwestern Syria.

Earlier, similar military exercises were carried out in the east of the capital Damascus.

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