About 2,150 Syrian families have fled their homes in Idleb province in the past 24 hours as regime forces wage a major offensive to take the last rebel stronghold in northern Syria, local monitoring group said Saturday.
According to Syria Response Coordinators Team, at least 61,229 people have been displaced since the beginning of November.
The regime army has been pressing to take control of a strategic territory located between Idleb and Lattakia province to cut the main supply route and to weaken the unprecedented resistance by rebels.
Assad, who now controls around 60 percent of the country, has vowed to reclaim the rest, including Idleb and small pockets in Lattakia.
Assad forces launched a blistering military campaign against Idleb in April, killing around 1,000 civilians and displacing more than 400,000 people from their homes.
A ceasefire announced by Russia has largely held since late August, although dozens of civilians have been killed in sporadic bombardments since then.
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