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Aleppo's displaced face another crisis in Idlib

The Syrian regime is intensifying its assault on Idlib and its countryside, where civilians are falling victim after fleeing death in Aleppo and other areas in Syria.
People and a civil defence personnel carry children at a damaged site after an air strike on rebel-held Idlib city, Syria March 19, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX31PQN

ALEPPO, Syria — Syrian regime warplanes are increasingly hovering in the sky over Idlib in northern Syria and targeting several residential areas inside the city.

Idlib is full of civilians, most of whom are from elsewhere in Idlib province, while others were displaced from various Syrian cities and villages. On March 20, regime warplanes targeted the city of Jisr al-Shughour in the western countryside of Idlib, killing eight people and injuring others while destroying several buildings. The warplanes also launched on the same day several air raids on the towns of Tarmanin and Ram Hamdan and the village of al-Dana in the northern countryside of Idlib, causing substantial material damage but no injuries.

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