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Syrians brace as decisive battle for Idlib looms


August 31, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition fighters blew up bridges Friday and dug trenches around their bases to impede an anticipated ground offensive on their last major stronghold in the country. They also called on residents to take up arms and support front-line fighters.

The looming battle for Idlib in northwestern Syria may be the last in the bloody seven years of conflict, which have backed hundreds of thousands of civilians into this deadly corner of the country with nowhere to run.

"This is our last chance to be free. The uprising is about to end," said Abdulkafi Alhamdo, a 33-year old En...

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