The Real Plight of Idlib’s Civilians

In the northwest Syrian province of Idlib, three million civilians find themselves at the vortex of large-scale battles as the Syrian government and its allies seek to retake the area from the rebel forces that have controlled the region for nearly eight years. Idlib is now the beleaguered last redoubt within Syria of the armed rebellion that arose in the country in summer 2011.

That much everyone who reads the U.S. corporate media is probably aware of. But what most of the corporate media have notably not reported is that the rebel forces that control Idlib are…