Dozens killed in Syria clashes, as opposition forces counter-attack

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Tuesday 18 June 2019 | 10:10 PM Damascus Time

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  • Dozens killed in Syria clashes, as opposition forces counter-attack

    BALADI NEWS

    Clashes between regime forces and rebel groups that control Syria's northwest killed at least 45 fighters from regime and opposition sides, a war monitor said on Tuesday.

    The fighting flared on the edge of Hama province when rebels - including forces from the formerly Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) - launched a dawn attack on regime positions, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

    At least 14 regime forces died in ensuing clashes, said the Britain-based monitor. The rebels are trying to regain territory recently captured by the regime.

    Since 26 April, opposition-held areas of Hama and Idlib province have been under attack by regime forces, despite a September 2018 ceasefire deal guaranteed by Russia and Turkey. More than 400 people have been killed in the assault and over 300,000 displaced.

    Source: The New Arab

    regime forcesHayyat Tahrir al-ShamIdlibSyriaSyrian opposition factionsHama