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Turkish-backed faction blocks fuel en route to Idlib

The Free Syrian Army’s Third Legion is reportedly preventing fuel from reaching Idlib, which is controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, after the recent fighting between the two parties.
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Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib is suffering from severe fuel shortages amid reports that Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army factions are preventing fuel tankers from entering the area. 

Sources in Idlib told Al-Monitor that the FSA-affiliated Third Legion prevented diesel tankers from crossing to Afrin via Azaz and imposed fees for other vehicles.

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