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Syrian rebel fighters fire a Grad rocket towards government forces in northwestern Syria on February 8, 2020. - Since December, government forces have pressed a blistering assault against the Idlib region with Russian support, retaking town after town despite warnings from rebel ally Turkey to back off. AFP
Syrian rebel fighters fire a Grad rocket towards government forces in northwestern Syria on February 8, 2020. - Since December, government forces have pressed a blistering assault against the Idlib region with Russian support, retaking town after town despite warnings from rebel ally Turkey to back off. AFP
A child in the Syrian town of Dana, east of the Turkish-Syrian border in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, watches from a balcony as a large convoy of displaced people who fled pro-regime attacks on rebel-held areas of the same province seek shelter in safer parts, on February 11, 2020. AFP
A child in the Syrian town of Dana, east of the Turkish-Syrian border in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, watches from a balcony as a large convoy of displaced people who fled pro-regime attacks on rebel-held areas of the same province seek shelter in safer parts, on February 11, 2020. AFP
 A girl smiles as she and other children walk in a line through the mud at a flooded camp for displaced Syrians near the village of Killi in the north of the northwestern Idlib province on February 8, 2020. AFP
A girl smiles as she and other children walk in a line through the mud at a flooded camp for displaced Syrians near the village of Killi in the north of the northwestern Idlib province on February 8, 2020. AFP
A child drinks from the tap of a cistern as others queue behind him at a flooded camp for displaced Syrians near the village of Killi in the north of the northwestern Idlib province on February 8, 2020. AFP
A child drinks from the tap of a cistern as others queue behind him at a flooded camp for displaced Syrians near the village of Killi in the north of the northwestern Idlib province on February 8, 2020. AFP
An internally-displaced Syrian boy is pictured in a camp in Sarmada in the north of Syria's northwestern Idlib province on February 17, 2020. AFP
An internally-displaced Syrian boy is pictured in a camp in Sarmada in the north of Syria's northwestern Idlib province on February 17, 2020. AFP
Displaced Syrians pass a house still on fire as they flee shelling on the town of Abyan, in the western rebel-held part of the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, near the border with Turkey, on February 13, 2020. - The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made major inroads in the last opposition-held area in the northwest of Syria since December, sending 700,000 people fleeing their homes in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo towards the closed Turkish border in harsh winter conditions. AFP
Displaced Syrians pass a house still on fire as they flee shelling on the town of Abyan, in the western rebel-held part of the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, near the border with Turkey, on February 13, 2020. - The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made major inroads in the last opposition-held area in the northwest of Syria since December, sending 700,000 people fleeing their homes in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo towards the closed Turkish border in harsh winter conditions. AFP
 Displaced Syrian girls stand in the back of a truck parked at a newly-established camp on the edges of Maaret Misrin town in Syria's Idlib province, on February 6, 2020. AFP
Displaced Syrian girls stand in the back of a truck parked at a newly-established camp on the edges of Maaret Misrin town in Syria's Idlib province, on February 6, 2020. AFP
 Displaced Syrians drive through the town of Hazano in Idlib's northern countryside, on February 11, 2020, as people flee an ongoing pro-regime offensive. AFP
Displaced Syrians drive through the town of Hazano in Idlib's northern countryside, on February 11, 2020, as people flee an ongoing pro-regime offensive. AFP
Syrians sit in the back of a truck on a road near the town of al-Ghazawiya as they flee pro-regime attacks on the western countryside of Aleppo, to seek refuge in safer areas near the Turkish border on February 11, 2020. AFP
Syrians sit in the back of a truck on a road near the town of al-Ghazawiya as they flee pro-regime attacks on the western countryside of Aleppo, to seek refuge in safer areas near the Turkish border on February 11, 2020. AFP
Syrian children clad in blankets, sit in the back of a truck on a road near the town of al-Ghazawiya as they flee pro-regime attacks on the western countryside of Aleppo, to seek refuge in safer areas near the Turkish border on February 11, 2020. AFP
Syrian children clad in blankets, sit in the back of a truck on a road near the town of al-Ghazawiya as they flee pro-regime attacks on the western countryside of Aleppo, to seek refuge in safer areas near the Turkish border on February 11, 2020. AFP
This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows displaced Syrians fleeing the Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, as they arrive in Manbij town, north Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking.
This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows displaced Syrians fleeing the Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, as they arrive in Manbij town, north Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking.
Graphic content / Wounded Syrian children receive treatment at a makeshift hospital following a reported airstrike on the industrial area of Idlib, in Northern Syria on February 11, 2020. AFP
Graphic content / Wounded Syrian children receive treatment at a makeshift hospital following a reported airstrike on the industrial area of Idlib, in Northern Syria on February 11, 2020. AFP
 An internally displaced child walks at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria February 17, 2020. Reuters
An internally displaced child walks at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria February 17, 2020. Reuters
 Children who fled pro-regime forces attacks in northeastern Syria, play in the snow at a camp for displaced people in the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad by the border with Turkey, on February 13, 2020. - A wave of displacement that has seen around 700,000 people flee a regime offensive in Syria's Idlib region is the biggest of the nine-year-old conflict, the United Nations said. AFP
Children who fled pro-regime forces attacks in northeastern Syria, play in the snow at a camp for displaced people in the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad by the border with Turkey, on February 13, 2020. - A wave of displacement that has seen around 700,000 people flee a regime offensive in Syria's Idlib region is the biggest of the nine-year-old conflict, the United Nations said. AFP
A child who fled pro-regime forces attacks in northeastern Syria, is pictured in front of tents at camp for displaced people in the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad by the border with Turkey, on February 13, 2020. AFP
A child who fled pro-regime forces attacks in northeastern Syria, is pictured in front of tents at camp for displaced people in the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad by the border with Turkey, on February 13, 2020. AFP
An internally displaced girl looks out from a tent in Azaz, Syria February 13, 2020. Reuters
An internally displaced girl looks out from a tent in Azaz, Syria February 13, 2020. Reuters
Internally displaced children start a fire at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria February 17, 2020. Reuters
Internally displaced children start a fire at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria February 17, 2020. Reuters
Internally displaced people walk on snow near tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria February 13, 2020. Reuters
Internally displaced people walk on snow near tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria February 13, 2020. Reuters
Civilians flee from Idlib toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold. AP
Civilians flee from Idlib toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold. AP
Children ride in the back of a truck with furniture, mattresses, and blankets while passing by an internally-displaced persons (IDP) camp by Dayr Ballut near the Turkish border in the west of Syria's northern province of Aleppo on February 16, 2020, fleeing advancing Syrian government forces in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. AFP
Children ride in the back of a truck with furniture, mattresses, and blankets while passing by an internally-displaced persons (IDP) camp by Dayr Ballut near the Turkish border in the west of Syria's northern province of Aleppo on February 16, 2020, fleeing advancing Syrian government forces in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. AFP
Displaced Ghossoon sit with her child on a blanket on the outskirts of Maaret Misrin town in Syria's Idlib province on February 6, 2020, after fleeing regime and Russian bombardment. AFP
Displaced Ghossoon sit with her child on a blanket on the outskirts of Maaret Misrin town in Syria's Idlib province on February 6, 2020, after fleeing regime and Russian bombardment. AFP
 A child stands behind rolled-up thermal insulation foil out in the open at a camp for displaced Syrians east of Sarmada in the north of the northwestern Idlib province on February 16, 2020, as people prepare to flee the camp. AFP
A child stands behind rolled-up thermal insulation foil out in the open at a camp for displaced Syrians east of Sarmada in the north of the northwestern Idlib province on February 16, 2020, as people prepare to flee the camp. AFP
A wedding dress is seen in the destroyed window of a bridal shop in a damaged building in Balyun in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, on December 8, 2019, the day after a reported Russian airstrike on a market in the village. AFP
A wedding dress is seen in the destroyed window of a bridal shop in a damaged building in Balyun in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, on December 8, 2019, the day after a reported Russian airstrike on a market in the village. AFP
Syrian rebel fighters fire a Grad rocket towards government forces in northwestern Syria on February 8, 2020. - Since December, government forces have pressed a blistering assault against the Idlib region with Russian support, retaking town after town despite warnings from rebel ally Turkey to back off. AFP
Syrian rebel fighters fire a Grad rocket towards government forces in northwestern Syria on February 8, 2020. - Since December, government forces have pressed a blistering assault against the Idlib region with Russian support, retaking town after town despite warnings from rebel ally Turkey to back off. AFP
A child in the Syrian town of Dana, east of the Turkish-Syrian border in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, watches from a balcony as a large convoy of displaced people who fled pro-regime attacks on rebel-held areas of the same province seek shelter in safer parts, on February 11, 2020. AFP
A child in the Syrian town of Dana, east of the Turkish-Syrian border in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, watches from a balcony as a large convoy of displaced people who fled pro-regime attacks on rebel-held areas of the same province seek shelter in safer parts, on February 11, 2020. AFP
 A girl smiles as she and other children walk in a line through the mud at a flooded camp for displaced Syrians near the village of Killi in the north of the northwestern Idlib province on February 8, 2020. AFP
A girl smiles as she and other children walk in a line through the mud at a flooded camp for displaced Syrians near the village of Killi in the north of the northwestern Idlib province on February 8, 2020. AFP
A child drinks from the tap of a cistern as others queue behind him at a flooded camp for displaced Syrians near the village of Killi in the north of the northwestern Idlib province on February 8, 2020. AFP
A child drinks from the tap of a cistern as others queue behind him at a flooded camp for displaced Syrians near the village of Killi in the north of the northwestern Idlib province on February 8, 2020. AFP
An internally-displaced Syrian boy is pictured in a camp in Sarmada in the north of Syria's northwestern Idlib province on February 17, 2020. AFP
An internally-displaced Syrian boy is pictured in a camp in Sarmada in the north of Syria's northwestern Idlib province on February 17, 2020. AFP
Displaced Syrians pass a house still on fire as they flee shelling on the town of Abyan, in the western rebel-held part of the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, near the border with Turkey, on February 13, 2020. - The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made major inroads in the last opposition-held area in the northwest of Syria since December, sending 700,000 people fleeing their homes in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo towards the closed Turkish border in harsh winter conditions. AFP
Displaced Syrians pass a house still on fire as they flee shelling on the town of Abyan, in the western rebel-held part of the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, near the border with Turkey, on February 13, 2020. - The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made major inroads in the last opposition-held area in the northwest of Syria since December, sending 700,000 people fleeing their homes in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo towards the closed Turkish border in harsh winter conditions. AFP
 Displaced Syrian girls stand in the back of a truck parked at a newly-established camp on the edges of Maaret Misrin town in Syria's Idlib province, on February 6, 2020. AFP
Displaced Syrian girls stand in the back of a truck parked at a newly-established camp on the edges of Maaret Misrin town in Syria's Idlib province, on February 6, 2020. AFP
 Displaced Syrians drive through the town of Hazano in Idlib's northern countryside, on February 11, 2020, as people flee an ongoing pro-regime offensive. AFP
Displaced Syrians drive through the town of Hazano in Idlib's northern countryside, on February 11, 2020, as people flee an ongoing pro-regime offensive. AFP
Syrians sit in the back of a truck on a road near the town of al-Ghazawiya as they flee pro-regime attacks on the western countryside of Aleppo, to seek refuge in safer areas near the Turkish border on February 11, 2020. AFP
Syrians sit in the back of a truck on a road near the town of al-Ghazawiya as they flee pro-regime attacks on the western countryside of Aleppo, to seek refuge in safer areas near the Turkish border on February 11, 2020. AFP
Syrian children clad in blankets, sit in the back of a truck on a road near the town of al-Ghazawiya as they flee pro-regime attacks on the western countryside of Aleppo, to seek refuge in safer areas near the Turkish border on February 11, 2020. AFP
Syrian children clad in blankets, sit in the back of a truck on a road near the town of al-Ghazawiya as they flee pro-regime attacks on the western countryside of Aleppo, to seek refuge in safer areas near the Turkish border on February 11, 2020. AFP
This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows displaced Syrians fleeing the Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, as they arrive in Manbij town, north Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking.
This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows displaced Syrians fleeing the Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, as they arrive in Manbij town, north Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking.
Graphic content / Wounded Syrian children receive treatment at a makeshift hospital following a reported airstrike on the industrial area of Idlib, in Northern Syria on February 11, 2020. AFP
Graphic content / Wounded Syrian children receive treatment at a makeshift hospital following a reported airstrike on the industrial area of Idlib, in Northern Syria on February 11, 2020. AFP
 An internally displaced child walks at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria February 17, 2020. Reuters
An internally displaced child walks at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria February 17, 2020. Reuters
 Children who fled pro-regime forces attacks in northeastern Syria, play in the snow at a camp for displaced people in the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad by the border with Turkey, on February 13, 2020. - A wave of displacement that has seen around 700,000 people flee a regime offensive in Syria's Idlib region is the biggest of the nine-year-old conflict, the United Nations said. AFP
Children who fled pro-regime forces attacks in northeastern Syria, play in the snow at a camp for displaced people in the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad by the border with Turkey, on February 13, 2020. - A wave of displacement that has seen around 700,000 people flee a regime offensive in Syria's Idlib region is the biggest of the nine-year-old conflict, the United Nations said. AFP
A child who fled pro-regime forces attacks in northeastern Syria, is pictured in front of tents at camp for displaced people in the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad by the border with Turkey, on February 13, 2020. AFP
A child who fled pro-regime forces attacks in northeastern Syria, is pictured in front of tents at camp for displaced people in the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad by the border with Turkey, on February 13, 2020. AFP
An internally displaced girl looks out from a tent in Azaz, Syria February 13, 2020. Reuters
An internally displaced girl looks out from a tent in Azaz, Syria February 13, 2020. Reuters
Internally displaced children start a fire at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria February 17, 2020. Reuters
Internally displaced children start a fire at a makeshift camp in Qatmah village, West of Azaz, Syria February 17, 2020. Reuters
Internally displaced people walk on snow near tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria February 13, 2020. Reuters
Internally displaced people walk on snow near tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria February 13, 2020. Reuters
Civilians flee from Idlib toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold. AP
Civilians flee from Idlib toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold. AP
Children ride in the back of a truck with furniture, mattresses, and blankets while passing by an internally-displaced persons (IDP) camp by Dayr Ballut near the Turkish border in the west of Syria's northern province of Aleppo on February 16, 2020, fleeing advancing Syrian government forces in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. AFP
Children ride in the back of a truck with furniture, mattresses, and blankets while passing by an internally-displaced persons (IDP) camp by Dayr Ballut near the Turkish border in the west of Syria's northern province of Aleppo on February 16, 2020, fleeing advancing Syrian government forces in Idlib and Aleppo provinces. AFP
Displaced Ghossoon sit with her child on a blanket on the outskirts of Maaret Misrin town in Syria's Idlib province on February 6, 2020, after fleeing regime and Russian bombardment. AFP
Displaced Ghossoon sit with her child on a blanket on the outskirts of Maaret Misrin town in Syria's Idlib province on February 6, 2020, after fleeing regime and Russian bombardment. AFP
 A child stands behind rolled-up thermal insulation foil out in the open at a camp for displaced Syrians east of Sarmada in the north of the northwestern Idlib province on February 16, 2020, as people prepare to flee the camp. AFP
A child stands behind rolled-up thermal insulation foil out in the open at a camp for displaced Syrians east of Sarmada in the north of the northwestern Idlib province on February 16, 2020, as people prepare to flee the camp. AFP
A wedding dress is seen in the destroyed window of a bridal shop in a damaged building in Balyun in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, on December 8, 2019, the day after a reported Russian airstrike on a market in the village. AFP
A wedding dress is seen in the destroyed window of a bridal shop in a damaged building in Balyun in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, on December 8, 2019, the day after a reported Russian airstrike on a market in the village. AFP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr

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