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UN: Syrian Fighters Burning Crops, Using Food as 'Weapon of War'

Russia halts UN Security Council statement on Syria's Idlib ■ Fighting rages in Idlib in past week ■ UN: 3 million people caught in crossfire ■ Hundreds of ISIS relatives leave camp in northeast Syria

Members of the Syrian Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets, following a reported airstrike in the Idlib province on June 3, 2019.
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Fighting has raged in Idlib and nearby areas in northwest Syria since government troops started pushing into the enclave on April 30, trying to retake the country's last rebel-held redoubt after eight years of civil war. The UN says an estimated 3 million people are caught in the crossfire.