Syria: Assad planes hit strategic town

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Syrian government warplanes targeting the Turkish convoy heading toward the northern Idlib town of Saraqeb. Syrian state TV indicated that the convoys were carrying military equipment for what it called “terrorist groups” fighting the Syrian government around the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun.    Joshua Landis, international and Area Studies , University of Oklahoma, tells VOA that Khan Sheikhoun is “extremely important to the Syrian government” because “it sits astride the main highway linking Damascus to the north of the country.” He says it is vital to the reconstruction of the country and viability of Syria’s northern capital, Aleppo.

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