Security chaos has escalated in northwestern Syria, in both Idlib and Aleppo, with an increase in killing, assassinations and bombings that have raised the death toll in the area since April to 418, the UK-based Syrian Observatory from Human Rights (SOHR) reported.
A landmine explosion has killed two young men in Darat Izza, located in the western countryside of Aleppo, raising the number of deaths to 418. At least 108 civilians, which included 14 children and seven women, have been killed by explosions since April 26th, according to SOHR.
The Idlib province, in northwest Syria, is considered to be one of the last remaining strongholds for various rebel factions operating in the country, with at least four disparate factions on the ground in Idlib province.
In-fighting and assassinations between the various extremist and jihadist factions are also widespread in Idlib, with the SOHR reporting some 45 foreign fighters being killed.