Move by insurgents in Khan Sheikhun marks a milestone for Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold

Insurgent groups have partially withdrawn from Khan Sheikhun in north-west Syria, clearing the way for pro-government forces to enter the town.

The development marks a milestone in the war for Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, and came hours after Turkey deployed tanks and armoured cars deep into Syria, partly in response to days of advances by forces fighting on behalf of the Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad.

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