Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the creation of a "buffer zone" in Syria's Idlib province. It will be a demilitarized area in between Syrian government forces and rebel forces during the looming battle for the territory.
Idlib residents are said to be preparing themselves ahead of expected offensives on the Syrian city, with one man making gas masks from whatever he can get his hands on — charcoal, cotton, party cups and plastic bags.
Russian and Syrian warplanes have kept up their assault on Idlib after a summit failed to agree on a ceasefire.
After days of shelling and bombing in Syria’s Idlib province, Bashar al-Assad’s forces are amassing on the frontlines of the conflict– and time is running out for civilians to leave the area.
Why is the fight for Idlib so significant, what are the likely outcomes, and could it really be the last battle of the Syrian conflict? Euronews spoke to experts to find out.
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