Civilian casualties rise as fighting intensifies in Syria's Idlib

Dire warnings from the UN about what's happening in Syria's last rebel-held province.

    The UN says there has been an alarming rise in civilian casualties in Syria's last opposition-controlled province.

    It says 90 civilians, half of them children, were killed in March.

    The bombardment of Idlib by the Syrian government has intensified, despite a ceasefire.

    The opposition blames the government and says it has been targeting residential neighbourhoods and markets.

    Moscow is one of the government’s main backers - and says it is helping it eliminate what it calls "a terrorist threat" in the province.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.


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