Idlib: Maintaining the Sochi Deal Is By No Means an Ideal Solution, but for Now It Is the Best One on Offer
Idlib is Syria’s last real bastion of opposition control. The province is home to Syria’s most committed rebels, including thousands of jihadists. Yet there are also nearly three million people in the Idlib area, mostly civilians, nearly half of them displaced from elsewhere in Syria. There is no obvious way to neutralize Idlib’sjihadist threat without inflicting a terrible toll on the area’s civilians.