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Syrian Government: Idlib Province and Opposition Fighters

syrian government: He added that the country would welcome any foreign assistance, provided it comes with no preconditions, according to CTV. Public Administration Minister Hussein Makhlouf said authorities are working to rebuild hospitals, schools and other infrastructure to help accommodate refugees. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said the refugees' return is a top priority for Damascus, adding that the Syrian government will facilitate their return by all means. President Bashar Assad's forces, with Russian air support, have won a series of victories in recent months against opposition fighters, who are now mainly confined to the northern Idlib province. Others have nowhere to go after their homes and businesses were destroyed. The fighting is over in much of the country, but many of the more than 5 million refugees fear mandatory conscription or reprisal from government forces if they return. ( As reported in the news.