Regime forces mass in northwest Syria: monitor

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Regime forces mass in northwest Syria: monitorRegime forces massed Saturday in northwest Syria in a bid to push further north after overrunning a key town and surrounding a Turkish army outpost, a monitor said. Backed by Russia, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have chipped away at the south of the jihadist-run bastion of Idlib in past weeks after months of deadly bombardment. On Wednesday, they seized the key town of Khan Sheikhun from jihadists and allied rebels, and on Friday overran the countryside to the south of the town, encircling a Turkish observation post there.