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Residents flee as Syrian army advances toward last rebel stronghold

Displaced Syrian women and children, who fled from southern Idlib, gather around a fire in Afrin, Syria, February 6. President Bashar al-Assad's army, aided by heavy Russian air strikes, has swept through dozens of towns in Idlib province in the last two weeks in the deepest advance in years, forcing tens of thousands to flee to the Turkish border.   

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Displaced Syrian women and children, who fled from southern Idlib, gather around a fire in Afrin, Syria, February 6. President Bashar al-Assad's army, aided by heavy Russian air strikes, has swept through dozens of towns in Idlib province in the last...more

Displaced Syrian women and children, who fled from southern Idlib, gather around a fire in Afrin, Syria, February 6. President Bashar al-Assad's army, aided by heavy Russian air strikes, has swept through dozens of towns in Idlib province in the last two weeks in the deepest advance in years, forcing tens of thousands to flee to the Turkish border. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Displaced Syrian children who fled from southern Idlib walk under the rain in Afrin, Syria, February 7. The Syrian government's latest Idlib advance has triggered a fresh wave of civilian displacement, with hundreds of thousands moving towards the Turkish border.    

 

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Displaced Syrian children who fled from southern Idlib walk under the rain in Afrin, Syria, February 7. The Syrian government's latest Idlib advance has triggered a fresh wave of civilian displacement, with hundreds of thousands moving towards the...more

Displaced Syrian children who fled from southern Idlib walk under the rain in Afrin, Syria, February 7. The Syrian government's latest Idlib advance has triggered a fresh wave of civilian displacement, with hundreds of thousands moving towards the Turkish border. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A view of trucks carrying belongings of displaced Syrians, is pictured in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28. Turkey, which already hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees, has threatened military action if Assad's forces do not retreat by the end of the month and has reinforced Turkish outposts in the region and set up new ones to try to slow the advance.       
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A view of trucks carrying belongings of displaced Syrians, is pictured in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28. Turkey, which already hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees, has threatened military action if Assad's forces do not...more

A view of trucks carrying belongings of displaced Syrians, is pictured in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28. Turkey, which already hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees, has threatened military action if Assad's forces do not retreat by the end of the month and has reinforced Turkish outposts in the region and set up new ones to try to slow the advance. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A general view of trucks carrying belongings of displaced Syrians, is pictured in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A general view of trucks carrying belongings of displaced Syrians, is pictured in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A general view of trucks carrying belongings of displaced Syrians, is pictured in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A displaced Syrian child who fled from southern Idlib walks under the rain in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A displaced Syrian child who fled from southern Idlib walks under the rain in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A displaced Syrian child who fled from southern Idlib walks under the rain in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Displaced Syrian children who fled from southern Idlib look through a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian children who fled from southern Idlib look through a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian children who fled from southern Idlib look through a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Displaced Syrian boys ride on a truck with belongings in northern Idlib, Syria, January 30. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian boys ride on a truck with belongings in northern Idlib, Syria, January 30. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian boys ride on a truck with belongings in northern Idlib, Syria, January 30. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Displaced Syrian children, who fled from southern Idlib, stand outside a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 6.  REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian children, who fled from southern Idlib, stand outside a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 6. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian children, who fled from southern Idlib, stand outside a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 6. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A displaced Syrian child who fled from southern Idlib looks through a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A displaced Syrian child who fled from southern Idlib looks through a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A displaced Syrian child who fled from southern Idlib looks through a tent in Afrin, Syria, February 7. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A displaced Syrian boy looks through a window of a truck loaded with belongings, in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A displaced Syrian boy looks through a window of a truck loaded with belongings, in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A displaced Syrian boy looks through a window of a truck loaded with belongings, in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Displaced Syrian children, who fled from southern Idlib, cut down trees in Afrin, Syria, February 6. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian children, who fled from southern Idlib, cut down trees in Afrin, Syria, February 6. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian children, who fled from southern Idlib, cut down trees in Afrin, Syria, February 6. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Displaced Syrian children sit at the back of a truck with belongings, in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian children sit at the back of a truck with belongings, in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Displaced Syrian children sit at the back of a truck with belongings, in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province, Syria, January 28. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Belongings of displaced Syrians are seen on a truck in northern Idlib, Syria, January 30. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Belongings of displaced Syrians are seen on a truck in northern Idlib, Syria, January 30. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Belongings of displaced Syrians are seen on a truck in northern Idlib, Syria, January 30. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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