Jihadists capture Jisr al-Shughur – the last major government-held city in Idlib province
The capture of Jisr al-Shughur in the northwestern province comes nearly a month afterthe same coalition of opposition forces, known as the “Army of Conquest,” overran the provincial capital.
The city’s fall opens up a strategic assault route for the rebels to neighbouring Latakia province on the Mediterranean coast, a bastion of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, analysts said.
“(Al-Qaeda affiliate) Al-Nusra Front and the Islamist brigades now have complete control of Jisr al-Shughur,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of Syrian…
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