The Bashar al-Assad regime is planning “death, displacement or detention” for Idlib residents in northwestern Syria, an activist said Wednesday. 

Mouaz Moustafa, who heads the Washington-based advocacy group, Syrian Emergency Task Force, said residents have been living in a “shrinking space” he described as “shooting fish in a bucket that keeps getting smaller.”

He was speaking to reporters after testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on conditions under the regime.

“The Russian air force, the Iranian backed militias, and the Assad regime have one plan for almost 4 million people, 1 million of them are children; death, displacement

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