Assad says Turkish support 'main factor' in Idlib takeover

April 17, 2015 8:33 AM

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Assad says Turkish support 'main factor' in Idlib takeover

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Turkish military and logistical support was the main factor that helped insurgents to seize the northwestern city of Idlib from government control last month.

Idlib, a short drive from the Turkish border, is only the second provincial capital to fall to insurgents in the four-year-long civil war. It was captured by an alliance of Islamist groups including al Qaeda's Syrian arm, the Nusra Front.

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