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Will the assault on Idlib lead to another refugee crisis?

Idlib - home to an estimated 3 million people - mostly IDPs - is in the crosshairs of Bashar al Assad's forces - Regime soldiers and Iranian-backed mercenaries, fresh off a string of victories - are now massing near - the last rebel stronghold in northwest Syria. Guests: Basak Yavcan Associate Professor of Political Science at TOBB University of Economics and Technology Edouard Rodier Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council Europe. They're facing off against the NLF - or the national liberation front, which is backed by Turkey. And Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate HTS - which controls major population centers including Idlib city. An estimated 60,000 rebel fighters including HTS are in Idlib. The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran have met in Tehran - not to just find common ground on Idlib, but a political solution to the conflict.

The Idlib offensive

The Idlib offensive

The War in Syria: Thousands of people have left besieged anclave

The War in Syria: Thousands of people have left besieged anclave

Fears of new humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Idlib after recent offensive

Fears of new humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Idlib after recent offensive

The War in Syria: Orphanage in Idlib becomes home to hundreds

The War in Syria: Orphanage in Idlib becomes home to hundreds

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