Rebel fighters fire a weapon towards warplanes loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Idlib countryside March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdallah
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Street-to-street fighting begins as rebels enter IdlibSyrian insurgents pressed their campaign in Idlib to inside the provincial capital Friday, as rebel groups and anti-regime activists published footage purporting to show residents welcoming their advance.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-regime activist group, said at least 14 rebels and jihadis and six regime personnel were killed in the fighting, adding that the actual casualty figure was likely to be significantly higher.Government planes pounded parts of Idlib province with airstrikes during the day as the fighting raged, the Observatory and anti-regime activists said.The first, Raqqa, was later taken over by ISIS militants after regime forces were defeated there.Forty-four rebels and 88 government troops or paramilitaries were among the dead.
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