World update: February 5 2020

Stories from Syria, Sudan, Romania, and more

MIDDLE EAST

SYRIA

This seems very preliminary but Reuters is reporting that the Syrian army has entered the town of Saraqib, located east of Idlib city. I’ve mentioned Saraqib here several times since pro-government forces captured Maarrat al-Numan, and that’s because it sits in an extremely strategic location at the merge between northwestern Syria’s two…

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