Turkey & Syria

Battle for Idlib

Print edition : March 27, 2020

Displaced Syrian children watch a Turkish army convoy near the town of Batabu on the highway linking Idlib to the Syrian Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey on March 2. Photo: AAREF WATAD/AFP

Refugees gather at the buffer zone between the Pazarkule border gate at Edirne, Turkey, and the Kastanies border gate in the Evros region of Greece, as they try to enter Greece, on February 29. Photo: BULENT KILIC/AFP

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: AP

Turkey’s drone offensive on Idlib reignites the battle for the Syrian border province that has emerged as the hub of jehadi fighters and worsens a humanitarian crisis that has displaced more than 900,000 people so far.
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