Freezing temperatures in Syria's Idlib compounds crisis

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Freezing temperatures in Syria's Idlib compounds crisis

This Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 photo released by the opposition Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian walking outside their tents at a displaced people camp near Turkish border, in Idlib province, Syria. A military offensive on an opposition-controlled region of northwestern Syria has created one of the worst catastrophes for civilians in the country's long-running war, sending hundreds of thousands of people fleeing, many of them sleeping in open fields and under trees in freezing temperatures. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
This Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 photo released by the opposition Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian walking outside their tents at a displaced people camp near Turkish border, in Idlib province, Syria. A military offensive on an opposition-controlled region of northwestern Syria has created one of the worst catastrophes for civilians in the country's long-running war, sending hundreds of thousands of people fleeing, many of them sleeping in open fields and under trees in freezing temperatures. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
Syrians gather around a wreckage of a government military helicopter that was shot down in the countryside west of the city of Aleppo, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
Turkish soldiers fire a missile at Syrian government position in the province of Idlib, Syria, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Turkey, backer of Syria's opposition, has been deploying equipment and troops in the region, which is home to more than 3 million people, in an attempt to halt the Syrian military's advances. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
Turkish troops and artillery prepare to enter Syria, in Reyhanli, Hatay, Turkey, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. A Syrian military official and activists say a government helicopter has been shot down in the country's northwest where a military offensive against opposition fighters is unfolding. Videos posted online show a helicopter spiraling downward from the sky, with flames trailing behind as onlookers cheer. (AP Photo)
Syrians gather around a wreckage of a government military helicopter that was shot down in the countryside west of the city of Aleppo, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
Turkish troops and artillery prepare to enter Syria, in Reyhanli, Hatay, Turkey, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. A Syrian military official and activists say a government helicopter has been shot down in the country's northwest where a military offensive against opposition fighters is unfolding. Videos posted online show a helicopter spiraling downward from the sky, with flames trailing behind as onlookers cheer. (AP Photo)
Syrians gather around a wreckage of a government military helicopter that was shot down in the countryside west of the city of Aleppo, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
Syrian civilians flee from Idlib in rain toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold according to news reports by a Turkish news agency.( AP Photo)
Syrian civilians flee from Idlib in rain toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold according to news reports by a Turkish news agency.( AP Photo)
Syrian civilians flee from Idlib in rain toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold according to news reports by a Turkish news agency.( AP Photo)
Syrian civilians flee from Idlib in rain toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold according to news reports by a Turkish news agency.( AP Photo)

Freezing temperatures in Syria's Idlib compounds crisis

This Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 photo released by the opposition Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian walking outside their tents at a displaced people camp near Turkish border, in Idlib province, Syria. A military offensive on an opposition-controlled region of northwestern Syria has created one of the worst catastrophes for civilians in the country's long-running war, sending hundreds of thousands of people fleeing, many of them sleeping in open fields and under trees in freezing temperatures. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
This Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 photo released by the opposition Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian walking outside their tents at a displaced people camp near Turkish border, in Idlib province, Syria. A military offensive on an opposition-controlled region of northwestern Syria has created one of the worst catastrophes for civilians in the country's long-running war, sending hundreds of thousands of people fleeing, many of them sleeping in open fields and under trees in freezing temperatures. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
Syrians gather around a wreckage of a government military helicopter that was shot down in the countryside west of the city of Aleppo, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
Turkish soldiers fire a missile at Syrian government position in the province of Idlib, Syria, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Turkey, backer of Syria's opposition, has been deploying equipment and troops in the region, which is home to more than 3 million people, in an attempt to halt the Syrian military's advances. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
Turkish troops and artillery prepare to enter Syria, in Reyhanli, Hatay, Turkey, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. A Syrian military official and activists say a government helicopter has been shot down in the country's northwest where a military offensive against opposition fighters is unfolding. Videos posted online show a helicopter spiraling downward from the sky, with flames trailing behind as onlookers cheer. (AP Photo)
Syrians gather around a wreckage of a government military helicopter that was shot down in the countryside west of the city of Aleppo, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
Turkish troops and artillery prepare to enter Syria, in Reyhanli, Hatay, Turkey, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. A Syrian military official and activists say a government helicopter has been shot down in the country's northwest where a military offensive against opposition fighters is unfolding. Videos posted online show a helicopter spiraling downward from the sky, with flames trailing behind as onlookers cheer. (AP Photo)
Syrians gather around a wreckage of a government military helicopter that was shot down in the countryside west of the city of Aleppo, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
Syrian civilians flee from Idlib in rain toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold according to news reports by a Turkish news agency.( AP Photo)
Syrian civilians flee from Idlib in rain toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold according to news reports by a Turkish news agency.( AP Photo)
Syrian civilians flee from Idlib in rain toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold according to news reports by a Turkish news agency.( AP Photo)
Syrian civilians flee from Idlib in rain toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold according to news reports by a Turkish news agency.( AP Photo)
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