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Syria’s War: Government forces seize rebel territory in Hama

With help from Russia, the Syrian government now controls all of the countryside in Hama province south of Idlib, after taking the last villages and towns from rebel control.

The Syrian army has seized a pocket of rebel territory in the northwest, reclaiming towns lost early in the war.

The most recent offensive intensified in late April, killing hundreds of people.

The northwest corner is all that remains in rebel control after more than eight years of war.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Antakya, near the Turkey-Syria border.