Displaced Syrians who fled the fighting in Idlib province's southeastern town of Sinjar drive on a road in a rebel-held area near the city of Saraqib on January 7, 2018. / AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOUR
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Nearly 100,000 people have been displaced since early December by fighting in northwestern Syria, where the regime is waging an offensive against militants, the United Nations said Wednesday.The fighting has seen 99,569 civilians flee southern Idlib as well as north and northeastern parts of neighboring Hama province between Dec. 1 and Jan. 9, said the U.N.'s humanitarian coordination office UNOCHA.Ninety-six civilians, including 27 children, have been killed in Syrian or Russian air strikes on Idlib province since the start of the offensive, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.More than 340,000 people are estimated to have been killed in the Syrian war, which began in 2011 as the regime brutally crushed anti-government protests.
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