Rebels shoot down Syrian helicopter as fighting intensifies
11 Feb 2020 — #GlobalVillage
Rebels shot down a Syrian military helicopter in northern Syria on Tuesday, killing its crew members in a fiery crash, while the government kept up its relentless bombing campaign on the opposition-held region, with an airstrike in which seven civilians died, activists and news reports said.
Syrian troops are on the offensive in the last rebel stronghold, opposition activists said.
In an interview with AP, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that Turkey would not vacate any of its 12 observation posts in Idlib and warned that Turkish soldiers were under orders to retaliate forcefully against Assad attacks on the military posts.
Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says Turkey will not vacate any of its 12 observation posts in Idlib and warns that Turkish soldiers are under orders to retaliate forcefully to regime attacks on any of its military posts https://t.co/7MTODbTqC5— TRT World (@trtworld) February 11, 2020
Throughout Syria’s civil war, Maad al-Khalaf helped other Syrians find shelter in the opposition enclave in the northwest as they fled government military advances around the country. Now he’s the one in need of refuge as a swift offensive overwhelmed his home village.
Syrians scramble for refuge in last opposition frontier https://t.co/2QqjfSu5Wm— DeepClips (@DeepClips) February 11, 2020