BEIRUT | Syrian army shells areas held by insurgents in northwest

12Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BEIRUT — Jan 12, 2019—Syria’s state media says artillery shelling by government forces has pounded parts of the northwestern Idlib province where militants were trying to infiltrate.

SANA said Saturday’s shelling focused on the town of Tamanaa near Maaret al-Numan that was taken this week by al-Qaida-linked militants from Turkey-backed opposition fighters.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the government shelled six areas in and near Idlib province.

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