After almost seven years, some half a million people killed and a recent string of victories by the Syrian military, there's a sense the Syrian war may be coming to a close. Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar Assad, declared last month its mission accomplished and announced a partial pullout of its troops. Syrian state television now regularly broadcasts footage celebrating its military commanders as national heroes. And investors from around the world speak in increasingly excited terms about that most lucrative phase of war: reconstruction. Yet the reality on the ground is that the violence is far from over. A stark reminder of this is erupting in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. In the last few days, more than 100,000 civilians have...
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Syria Violence Sends Thousands of Civilians Fleeing 'De-Escalation Zone'