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Khaled al-Idlibi was still speeding away with his brother perched on the back of his motorbike when he heard the airstrike that leveled his neighbors' house in northwest Syria. Those crucial extra minutes were thanks to a warning system that could help save civilian lives in an expected regime offensive on Idlib province, home to the last significant rebel-held area. Hala Systems estimates that its warning system is available to around two million people in Syria, most of them in Idlib."The civil defense's technicians are trying to develop this service so that it reaches civilians even without internet," the warning system's coordinator in northern Syria, Ibrahim Abu Laith, told AFP in Idlib.He said 191 awareness sessions were held in recent weeks across parts of northern Syria vulnerable to government airstrikes, so civilians know how to access Sentry. Jaeger said he had not detected any attempt to disable the Sentry system by Syria's regime.
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