Syria &#039;War for Idlib&#039; http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27158/all en 'The War for Idlib' begins in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5737447 <p>IDLIB, Syria &mdash; A coordinated attack on seven prime military checkpoints on the western border of Idlib city signaled the beginning of the &ldquo;War for Idlib,&rdquo; according to opposition commanders who led the attack Sunday. The ambush opened a key route into the city and isolated the Almarkazi Prison, which is under siege by rebel forces tonight. The attack was the first in a series designed to penetrate Idlib city, the last major stronghold of Syrian regime forces in Idlib district.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5737447" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria 'War for Idlib' Syria Idlib conflict Conflict Zones Syria Political Risk Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:00:40 +0000 Tracey Shelton 5737447 at http://www.globalpost.com On Location Video: The Battle for Idlib, Syria http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5737498 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>An exclusive look at the fight to take control of Idlib province.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tracey Shelton </div> </div> </div> <p>Opposition fighters have launched an attack that they hope will give them control of the entire province. It was the first in a series designed to penetrate Idlib city, the last major stronghold of Syrian regime forces in Idlib district.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="1280" height="720" alt="On Location Video: The Battle for Idlib, Syria" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/idlib_still_7_0.png?1358813955" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2013:01:22 08:59</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("893a0a45a0939", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> On Location Syria 'War for Idlib' Conflict Zones Syria Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:59:15 +0000 Tracey Shelton 5737498 at http://www.globalpost.com On Location Video: The Battle for Idlib, Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130122/location-video-the-battle-idlib-syria <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">Opposition fighters have launched an attack that they hope will give them control of the entire province. It was the first in a series designed to penetrate Idlib city, the last major stronghold of Syrian regime forces in Idlib district.</span></p> On Location Syria 'War for Idlib' Conflict Zones Syria Want to Know War Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:39:05 +0000 Tracey Shelton 5737672 at http://www.globalpost.com