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More than 30,000 Syrians displaced in Idlib assault

Destruction from bombings in Syria
Destruction after government forces' bombings in the Idlib province on September 9, 2018. Photo: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations says at least 30,542 people have been displaced by attacks in Syria's Idlib province, reports Reuters.

The big picture: Home to 3 million civilians, Idlib is the last rebel stronghold in Syria. Regime forces backed by Russia and Iran began bombing the region last week, threatening a massive humanitarian crisis that could force yet another wave of refugees to attempt to flee the country.