Syrian forces intensify offensive against rebel forces in Idlib

At least five people killed by Syrian government air raids in Khan Sheikhoun, a town in rebel-controlled Idlib.

by

    The Syrian government and its allies have intensified attacks on the province of Idlib, with more than 40 civilians reportedly killed in recent weeks.

    The bombardment has been targeting towns along a main road which links Syria with its neighbouring countries.

    Government artillery fire has specifically been targeting two major towns - Khan Sheikhoun and Maarat a Numan further north.

    They fall along a strategic highway, M5, that connects the provincial capitals of Hama, Idlib and Aleppo

    Damascus seems to be pressing ahead with its campaign to retake the M5 highway.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.