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Syrian regime, Russian forces escalate attacks in Idlib amid stalled war in Ukraine

The residents of Idlib in northwest Syria fear a military escalation at the battlefronts where the regime and opposition are escalating their military activities.
Mourners pray over the bodies of children killed on their way to school after regime forces shelled the village of Maaret al-Naasan, Idlib province, Syria, April 4, 2022.

ALEPPO, Syria — The battles between the Syrian government forces and opposition fighters have recently intensified in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, where both sides have been making military movements and redeploying their troops. The Russian aircraft, meanwhile, have escalated their air raids in support of government forces.

The escalation comes after a relative calm in March, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine Feb. 24.

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