War in Syria: Militants leave key rebel town as govt troops push in

August 20th, 2019

France 24

Syrian rebels have withdrawn from a key town in southern Idlib province and their last remaining territory in neighboring Hama province after government forces advanced on the area. Backed by Russian air forces, President Bashar al-Assad's troops were able to enter the town during the night, according to opposition activists. James Vasina and Yuka Royer report.