Children run as they flee from a makeshift playground after hearing the sound of a Syrian fighter jet hovering over Idlib city, Syria July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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Syria's army said Sunday it had stepped up airstrikes and retaken villages in a new offensive on Islamist insurgents in areas close to President Bashar Assad's homeland in the coastal province of Latakia.The army had stepped up its campaign in the province since insurgents took the strategically located town of Jisr al-Shughur in April, strengthening their position in a mountain range that overlooks Alawite villages and close to Qardaha, hometown of the Assad family.The latest leaflet drop comes as YPG fighters have been advancing in northern Syria as close as 50 kilometers north of Raqqa.The remarks come only days after Britain's Defense Ministry acknowledged that British forces have already conducted airstrikes over Syria – albeit only when embedded with coalition forces. Britain has been carrying out surveillance and air-to-air refueling over Syria and launching attacks on neighboring Iraq, and Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has argued that the mission should be expanded to Syria. Labour opposed an effort to join U.S. attacks on Syria in 2013, though that vote centered on strikes to disrupt the use of chemical weapons by Assad's government.
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