Violence has been rising in recent weeks in Idlib, the last-rebel enclave between the regime and its allied forces and insurgents on the edge of a territory that is home to nearly 4 million people, despite a truce brokered in March 2020.
A massive police operation against drug traffickers in a Brazilian favela left 25 people dead, turning a Rio de Janeiro neighbourhood into a battlefield and drawing condemnation from rights groups.
Another 45 civilians were wounded in the strikes across the opposition-held Idlib region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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