Syrian Rebels Withdrawing Heavy Weapons from Idlib Under Turkey-Russia Deal

HeadlineOct 12, 2018
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In news on Syria, aid workers say thousands of Syrian refugees stranded near the Jordanian border are running out of food, as the Syrian Army has tightened its siege of the camp in Rukban. About 50,000 refugees live in the camp; most are women and children. Jordan has also blocked aid delivers to the camp through its border. The siege comes as, in the northwest Syrian province of Idlib, Al Jazeera reports rebel groups are pulling heavy weapons out of parts of the province under a deal brokered between Turkey and Russia aimed at staving off a full-fledged ground offensive in Idlib. The U.N. has warned a Russian-backed Syrian Army offensive against the province, the last major opposition-held territory in Syria, could cause a massive humanitarian crisis.

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