People shop during the holy month of Ramadan in the rebel-held Idlib city, Syria June 8, 2017. Picture taken June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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A former Al-Qaeda affiliate took control of the northern Syrian city of Idlib on Sunday two days after agreeing to end fighting with a rebel group, a monitor said.The Observatory also reported two loud explosions in Idlib, killing one person and wounding 30, but with no further details.Idlib is one of the last Syrian provinces still beyond regime control.The fall of the city and provincial capital to the extremists is symbolic and comes after the Observatory said they captured "more than 31 towns and villages" across the province over the past two days.
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