The Russian military says it will help reconstruction efforts in a town in northwestern Syria that has been reclaimed by the Syrian government.
Maj. Gen. Ravil Muginov said in remarks released by the Russian Defense Ministry Tuesday that the military's Reconciliation Center has delivered humanitarian supplies to Khan Sheikhoun, which was captured by the Syrian army last week. Muginov said the Russian military will help Syrian authorities rebuild the town's infrastructure.
Syrian government forces have captured wide areas from insurgents over the past weeks, including all rebel-held parts of Hama province and areas on the southern edge of Idlib, the last remaining rebel stronghold in Syria.
Khan Sheikhoun sits on the highway linking Damascus with the northern city of Aleppo, and Syrian government forces have sought to open that highway.