A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on March 2, 2020 shows Syrian army soldiers in the town of Saraqib in the eastern part of the Idlib province in northwestern Syria..  Regime forces re-entered the northwestern Syrian town of Saraqeb on Monday after losing it days earlier to rebels, a monitor and state media said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said regime forces had wrested back full control. Syrian state news agency SANA said the army had re-entered the town after violent clashes against Turkey-backed rebels. -  == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==
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Syrian army soldiers in the town of Saraqib in Idlib. Hundreds of Bashar Al Assad’s loyalists appear to have perished in the ongoing campaign. AFP

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