Syria conflict: why does Idlib matter and what could happen?

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Fears of a refugee crisis and ‘killbox’ as rebels prepare for likely last stand against Assad

Pro-government forces are massing in Syria’s north-west for what could be a large-scale offensive on Idlib province, the last opposition stronghold in the country. The UN has warned of the “worst humanitarian catastrophe” of this century if the attack goes ahead, since there are no remaining opposition areas to which those fleeing Idlib could be evacuated.

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