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Satellite images show fields on fire in Syria amid escalations in fighting

Fields, orchards, and olive groves are on fire in Syria according to new satellite images of the Northwest region, reports Reuters.

The recent burning is concentrated in the south of Idlib, which is the last rebel-held stronghold in the country. The region, located in northwest Syria, has seen an escalation in fighting and military-led operations, which is creating a "humanitarian disaster," per CNN.

Government airstrikes in the region, which are supported by Russia, have displaced nearly 250,000 people.

Before and after satellite images show scorched earth, blackened fields, and destroyed buildings in the region, with some fires still burning, reports Reuters. Violence in Idlib has caused at least 160 civilian deaths in the last few weeks.