Families Evacuate Northwestern Syria Amid Intense Bombardment
Hundreds of families fled their homes in northwestern Syria, Monday, January 27, as the Russian and Syrian governments continue to bombard the area with airstrikes.
READ MORE: The World Food Program reports it is scaling up its operation to provide emergency food to tens of thousands of homeless, hungry people in Syria’s war-torn province of Idlib.
Humanitarian officials say conditions for some three million civilians in Idlib have become intolerable since Syria and its Russian allies launched a major offensive in mid-December to seize this last rebel stronghold.
Since then, the United Nations reports more than 300,000 people, 80 percent of them women and children, have fled their homes in a desperate bid to protect themselves from heavy bombing and shelling.