In Syria, government forces have surrounded a cluster of towns in Hama province, the country’s last major rebel-controlled stronghold. Syrian officials said they would open a so-called humanitarian corridor for civilians to flee the siege of their communities. The U.N. says the Russian-backed Syrian offensive on Idlib and Hama has killed more than 500 civilians, wounded hundreds more and displaced some 400,000 since it began in April.
Syrian Forces Encircle Last Major Rebel-Held Stronghold in Hama Province
HeadlineAug 23, 2019