Although the Syrian province of Idlib is designated within a de-escalation zone, attacks continue in the area, forcing thousands of residents to move from one place to another for safety.

Displaced families from a village in southern Idlib head on the Damascus-Aleppo motorway towards the northern part of the rebel-held province on December 30, 2017.
Displaced families from a village in southern Idlib head on the Damascus-Aleppo motorway towards the northern part of the rebel-held province on December 30, 2017. (AFP)

As the world starts its new year, Syria gets closer to entering its eighth year of war with no end in sight for the ongoing conflict.

Although the Syrian province of Idlib is designated within a de-escalation zone, attacks continue in the area, forcing thousands of residents to move from one place to another for safety.

A TRT World team gained rare access to one of the de-escalation zones where Sarah Firth spoke to some of those displaced. 

Source: TRT World