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Syria: Clashes continue in Idlib province as SAA closes in on Khan Sheikhoun

4 18.08.2019 Инфо

W/S Smoke billowing, near Khan Sheikhoun
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W/S Overturned military vehicle
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SOT, Syrian Arab Army (SAA) lieutenant (Arabic): "As a result of the military operations and victories of our armed forces, we are now five kilometres away from the Rakaya Sijneh village. This means that the Idlib southern countryside and Aleppo highway fall under the effective firing range of our weapons, which allows us to interrupt the supply lines towards the Khan Sheikhoun village. This will give us full control over it. Thanks to our armed forces, which are operating in the southern Idlib [countryside]."
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SOT, Syrian Arab Army (SAA) lieutenant (Arabic): "After this achievement, only few days or hours are left to recapture Khan Sheikhoun. A very short time is left after we interrupted supply lines and captured Rakaya Sijneh and Kafar Sijneh."
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SCRIPT
Clashes continued between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and militants in the south of Idlib province on Sunday, as the government forces closed in on the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun.
Footage shows clouds of smoke rising after shelling.
A SAA lieutenant, who chose to remain unnamed, said: "After this achievement, only few days or hours are left to recapture Khan Sheikhoun. A very short time is left after we interrupted supply lines and captured Rakaya Sijneh and Kafar Sijneh."
The SAA resumed military operations in Hama and Idlib provinces earlier this month, accusing the militants of failing to abide by the conditions of a ceasefire declared on August 1.