This map provides a general look at the miltiary situation in norhwestern Syria on October 28, 2018. The recent escalation in the Idlib demilitarized zone has triggered an increased flow of civilians from the militant-held part of Idlib, Aleppo and Lattakia provinces to the government-controlled part of Syria.
Militant groups continue to violate the ceasefire agreement in multiple areas across the contact line. Local sources are expecting that the Syrian Army will be forced to impose the ceasefire by force eliminating the most radical part of the “opposition” in the key parts of the demilitarized zone. So, people are seeking to leave the expected combat areas.