Welcome to breaking Global 7 News for September the 16th, 2,018. I'm Gerry Brockman.
US Tanks Join the Battle of Idlib.
Heavy main battle tanks of the US Army have joined the battle of Idlib. Idlib is a city that was one of the first to rise up against the Assad regime at the beginning of the civil war in 2011.
As the government retook areas like Aleppo and eastern Ghouta, surrendering fighters and their tanks were sent to Idlib under a deal negotiated by the regime’s ally, Russia. Now it is the last major opposition-held region in the country, and the last major obstacle to President Bashar Assad declaring victory. The only thing stopping him now, are rebel tanks. His regime sent tanks north to Idlib and are now doing battle with American tanks. This could be the final battle in this seven-year-long civil war.
We'll be back after this short break with more on this breaking story from Global 7 News. I'm Gerry Brockman.