Counter-punch: Syrian opposition pushes back against regime offensive in Northwest Syria

On 3 May 2019, Syrian regime forces launched a ground offensive in the opposition-held greater Idleb area. The campaign, backed by the Russian Air Force and various pro-regime militias, focuses on parts of Hama, Idleb, Aleppo, and Lattakia. The multi-pronged offensive was designed to overwhelm opposition forces to consolidate the regime’s territorial gains: these gains…