PBS NewsHour

News Wrap: Syria's Assad vows to continue retaking territory

Clip: 02/17/2020 | 4m 17s Video has closed captioning.

In our news wrap Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is congratulating his forces for major gains in the country’s last rebel strongholds. The Russian-backed blitz has recaptured Aleppo and much of Idlib province -- and driven nearly 900,000 people to the Turkish border in freezing weather. Also, in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters kept up their attacks despite a pending peace deal with the U.S.

Aired: 02/17/20

Expired: 03/18/20

Rating: NR

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