EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the recent fighting around the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib "represents a serious threat to international peace and security."
The opposition, backed by Turkish forces, entered Nairab in Idlib province where heavy fighting continues. The Syrian regime had captured Nairab on February 3.
Conditions for people in northwest Syria are “at the most critical points”, a regional spokesperson said, adding the massive scale of human displacement over such a short period of time has increased needs exponentially.
Assad's forces pressed ahead with their military offensive in Idlib, seizing a cluster of villages on the southeastern edges of the province on Thursday as the overall civilian death toll from the offensive rose further.
The car bomb exploded in the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib, killing two people and injuring at least 11 others.
The war in Syria, now in its eighth year, has seen children paying the heaviest price. At least 33 have been killed since June this year, compared to 31 children during the entirety of 2018.
Air strikes carried out by the Syrian regime and Russia targeted multiple towns in Idlib and Hama provinces.
A family that left everything behind in the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun due to the air strikes by the regime forces share their ordeal.
Turkey and Russia struck a deal to prevent a Russia-backed regime attack on Syria's last major opposition bastion of Idlib.
The regime continues to pound opposition and rebel-held areas in Syria, and Idlib is expected to be the site of the next big assault. However, unlike the previous battles, Turkish troops' presence in Idlib may complicate matters.
Syrian regime continues to target the besieged civilians in the opposition-held enclave which the UN body for children describes a "hell on earth." Meanwhile, ICRC says a convoy of 13 aid trucks was allowed to enter a town of enclave.
The air raids which also killed at least 10 civilians left a foul smell, causing five people to suffer from suffocation, says the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
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