Up to 30,000 leave area of Idlib province as government forces push to reopen road from Damascus to AleppoA mass exodus of civilians in the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria has begun as thousands of people flee towards the Turkish border in the face of a fierce new military assault by Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies.As many as 30,000 people have left the area around the town of Maarat al-Numan after four days of airstrikes and heavy shelling paved the way for Syrian government troops to push deeper into north-western Idlib province. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/24/thousands-flee-north-west-syria-amid-airstrikes
Author : Bethan McKernan and Hussein Akoush
Publish date : 2019-12-24 20:06:07
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