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Idlib

(ĭd`lĭb), town (1995 est. pop. 100,000), capital of Idlib governorate, NW Syria. It is an important market center for a fertile agricultural region where grains, grapes, olives, sesame, and cotton are grown. Idlib's chief industries are textile manufacture, olive pressing, and fig drying.

Idlib

 

a city in northwest Syria on the Al Ladhiqiyah-Aleppo highway; the administrative center of Idlib Province. Population, 42,900 (1967). The city is a trade center. It manufactures olive oil and soap.

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On Saturday, Syrian warplanes bombed more positions of Jeish al-Fateh terrorists in the provinces of Hama and Idlib, killing a large number of the militants.
On Friday, the Syrian army announced that its forces carried out a wide-scale operation against the strongholds of the al-Nusra Front in the Southern parts of Idlib, killing at least 11 terrorists.
yDLyB (CyHAN)- The al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front group has kidnapped as many as 300 Syrian Kurds in the northwestern province of Idlib, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported Monday.
The Syrian regime helicopters dropped four barrel bombs containing a noxious chemical substance on the northern city of Idlib on March 30th, Ghadbian said in his letter.
Ariha was the latest town in the countryside of Idlib near the Turkish border that has fallen to the Jihadi groups.
Summary: The Syrian government has abandoned Idlib province to concentrate on regions deemed vital for its survival, a security source and activists said Friday, allowing insurgents to seize the province's last regime-held city.
Earlier this year, militant groups captured the provincial capital of Idlib, also named Idlib, as well as other towns and villages.
Insurgents now control the vast majority of Idlib after Al Nusra Front -- Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate -- and its allies overran the last remaining regime-held city and surrounding villages.
NNA - Progressive Socialist Party Head, MP Walid Jumblatt, considered Saturday that "the only option available for the Druze of Syria at this stage is to join the revolution, as did the people of Idlib before them, for the sake of a new Arab, democratic Syria.
Syria's opposition-in-exile vowed to launch efforts to turn the newly seized provincial capital of Idlib into its base of operations, in a bid to maintain the momentum generated by a five-day battle that resulted in a shockingly sudden regime withdrawal.
After losing the capital of Idlib province in northwestern Syria this week, government forces on Thursday lost major ground in the south, where rebels captured the only functioning border crossing with Jordan, a crucial gateway for Syria's government.
AMMAN, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Humanitarian aid supplies entered Madhiya village in Reef Dimashq Province and Al-Fou'a village in Idlib countryside as per an agreement reached by the regime and opposition forces recent.