Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts with attendees after a state awards ceremony for military personnel who served in Syria, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool
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The Syrian regime has taken control of a number of villages in one of the last remaining rebel strongholds in northwest Syria, state news and activists reported Thursday.Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have been intensifying their push to retake the strategic Idlib province despite it being one of the official four de-escalation zones.The Observatory said that the regime had taken over 51 towns and villages and it had monitored over 600 cases of shelling and 150 airstrikes in the last 24 hours.Rami Abdel-Rahman, head of the Observatory, confirmed to The Daily Star that at least 10 civilians had been killed from bombardments, including 4 children.Putin also said that Russian had flown 34,000 combat missions over Syria and had launched 166 high-precision cruise missiles.
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