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Syrian forces regain control of Kafr Nabl in Idlib

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — On Tuesday, the Syrian regime forces regained control of the town of Kafr Nabl, south of Idlib Governorate, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The observatory said that the regime forces “continued to bury the areas in the southern countryside of Idlib, after preparing ground and air, and were able (…) to control the town of Kafr Nabl, amid intense ground and air bombing,” explaining that “it would have taken control of 19 villages and towns in Less than 48 hours.”

Earlier Tuesday, the observatory reported the killing of 19 civilians in a bombardment of the regime that affected the city of Idlib and the towns of Bunche and Ma`rat Masrin, which are about 55 km north of Kafr Nabl.

And Kafr Nabel came under the control of the Syrian opposition in 2012, about a year after the start of the peaceful uprising against the Syrian regime, which was quickly suppressed.

The town included well-known anti-Damascus activists, including Raed Fares and Hammoud al-Junaid, who were killed by unknown armed men in November 2018.

The forces of the regime now control nearly half of the Idlib governorate, in which they launched a large-scale attack with Russian air support in December.

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