The Free Syrian Police (FSP) has been key to the establishment of law and order in Syria's north over the past six years. As the Assad regime readies for an offensive on Idlib province, the Free Syrian Police say they will continue to protect civilians.
According to senior rebel officials, Turkey has stepped up its arms supply to Syrian rebels in the last rebel-held province of Idlib. This has been done in order to help them fight the Syrian Army and its allies in the upcoming offensive.
Turkish Red Crescent official says aid staff are preparing tents for 90,000 people but expect many more to be 'ready to survive by themselves' if the Syrian government launches an offensive on Idlib, the last rebel-held province.
The head of the Turkey-based Syria's National Coalition (SNC), Abdulrahman Mustafa, said that the rebels would not turn against Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the wake of a government assault on Idlib.
Syrian officials’ statements about the coming battle for Idlib are alarming the residents of the rebel-held province. Al-Haj Abu Youssef, a small shop owner in al-Dabit neighbourhood in the suburbs of Idlib, shares his concerns about the military and political developments that surround the fate of his city.
As clashes around the region escalate and there are rumours of an impending offensive by loyalist Syrian forces, researcher Ahmet Altindal, argues that Idlib could be the endgame for the Syrian conflict which has been ongoing since 2011.