IDLIB, Syria

Some 44,000 civilians fled Idlib, a de-escalation zone in the northwestern Syria, over the last four days, a Syrian NGO said on Friday.

With the latest developments, the number of civilians who fled Idlib since November has reached 328,000.

On Dec. 20, the Assad regime and its allies launched a military campaign mainly in the cities of Maarat Al-Numan and Saraqib as well as the surrounding rural areas, capturing 35 residential areas.

In the past four days, some 44,000 civilians out of 428,000 fled as a result of the attacks

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