London- Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib increasingly became a refuge for militants who refused to surrender to regime forces anywhere else in the country in the ongoing civil war.
The population of the province became highly concentrated following deals brokered by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, where civilian buses and fighters have been moved north to areas controlled by opposition forces throughout Syria.
Syria’s regime had inhumanly packed an approximate million Syrians to a single slice of their homeland, who remain hopeful of a true ceasefire being implemented
A report published by the Washington Post said that this vast and often hilly expanse along Turkey’s southern border has become the rebels’ final redoubt. In the coming months, it could become the sternest — and the bloodiest — challenge for Assad’s forces as they battle to control areas they lost to rebel fighters after the country’s 2011 uprising.