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Rebels aligned with Turkey said they held talks with Turkish intelligence and military officers in the past 48 hours and made clear they objected to Russian patrols.
The Idlib area forms part of an arc of territory in the northwest representing the last big area held by the opposition.
Defeat in eastern Ghouta would deliver the rebels their biggest blow since December 2016, when a government offensive drove them from Aleppo, their largest urban stronghold.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group says 800 civilians have been killed by government bombing and shelling.
A tracking of the conflict.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), a charity which supports hospitals in Syria, said its doctors in Idlib reported 11 patients 'with symptoms indicative to usage of chlorine.'
US concerned that current Turkish and rebel offensive in Afrin is diverting attention.
Both the Syrian army and Moscow deny hitting civilian areas and say intensive raids only strike at militants.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the Syrian forces had 'opened a loophole' that led them into the base.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion targeted the headquarters of a minor rebel faction in Idlib.
Backed by Russian strikes, government forces have escalated military operations against Eastern Ghouta in recent months.
Syria's army and its allies have increasingly pushed for such evacuation deals for rebel enclaves near big cities or in other strategic locations after long periods of siege and bombardment.
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