Syrian Military Source Alleges Turkish Role in Idlib Offensive

A Syrian military source accused Turkey on Monday of helping Islamist rebels to stage an assault on Idlib, a provincial capital which fighters seized at the weekend. The source declined to comment on the situation in Idlib, citing security considerations, but a monitoring group has confirmed the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and allies now control Idlib and said the Syrian air force bombed the city on Monday. The fall of Idlib, 20 miles from the Turkish border, marks only the second time in the Syrian civil war that Damascus has lost control of a provincial capital.



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