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Syria regime forces enter Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, sources say

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Syrian army troops and their allies entered Khan Sheikhoun in northwest Syria, advancing against militants in the town where ground battles raged on Monday night, a monitor and an opposition source said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitoring group, said the army seized the town’s northern and eastern districts.

The source, from one of the opposition factions there, said pro-government forces entered only part of the town and militants were waging fierce battles to fend them off.

Earlier on Monday, Syrian state media said that a Turkish convoy loaded with munitions crossed into northwest Syria, to help insurgents fighting a government advance in the town of Khan Sheikhoun.