Syrian rebel fighters fire AK-47 rifles as they attend a mock battle in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province and the surrounding countryside, during a graduation of new Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) members at a camp in the countryside of the northern Idlib province on August 14, 2018. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Forces gather for Syria’s final showdown, with the fate of millions hanging in the balance

Rebels have been corralled in Idlib province, with government troops massing nearby for an offensive that could begin within days

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Syrian rebel fighters fire AK-47 rifles as they attend a mock battle in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province and the surrounding countryside, during a graduation of new Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) members at a camp in the countryside of the northern Idlib province on August 14, 2018. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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