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Syrian Forces Encircle Last Major Rebel-Held Stronghold in Hama Province

HeadlineAug 23, 2019

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.

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