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1) Back in 2015 #Idlib was Syrian Governement stronghold.
On 24 of March of 2015 a Jiahdist Alliance started their offensive on the city
They called themselves Army of Conquest ( جيش الفتح/Jaish al-Fatah)
map @PetoLucem
4) The battle raged betwen 24-28 of March
It started with two suicide attacks by two fighters from Jund al-Aqsa (this group later would turn into #ISIS affiliated) who blew themselves up near SAA checkpoints
On the 28 of March 2015 the battle for the city was over
6) map of 28-03-2015 by @PetoLucem
7) next target was Jisr al-Shughur, de facto provincial capital of #Idlib governorate.
The offensive started on 22-04-2015 and on the 25 of April the town was under control by the The Army of Conquest
map by @PetoLucem from 27-04-2015
All of Jisr al-Shughur except for the National Hospital, where 250 soldiers and family members (including high-ranking officers) became under siege within the hospital facilities, they had no time to evacuate
The siege endured from 28 of March 2015 into 22 of May 2015, 56 days under daily attacks and heavy fire, day and night by the jihadists, VBIEDs, hell on earth
On the 22 of May 2015, the remaining troops and civilians, at 8:00 am, an estimated 150–500 people attempted a breakout at the besieged hospital in broad daylight and fled towards the government-controlled area south of Jisr al-Shughur, 2-3km south.
Some were killed, wounded and captured under withering opposition fire.
Rebels claimed to have killed 208 and captured 65
Government sources reported that 127 soldiers out of the garrison of 170 had successfully escaped.
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