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Intensified Syrian offensive puts civilians in the crossfire

Clip: 12/24/2019 | 10m 36s Video has closed captioning.

In Syria, forces loyal to the Assad regime -- and backed by Russian air power -- are advancing in the province of Idlib, the last remaining rebel stronghold. As the Syrian army and its allies try to secure a key highway to Aleppo, thousands of civilians are caught in the crossfire. Judy Woodruff reports and talks to Smith College’s Steven Heydemann and the University of Oklahoma’s Joshua Landis.

Aired: 12/24/19

Rating: NR

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