Since 03 January, hostilities between Government of Syria forces and non-state armed groups continued at alarming intensity mainly in Sanjar sub-district in southern rural Idleb. Heavy bombardment on many communities in southern and south-eastern rural Idleb continued unabated, causing casualties and displacement among civilians and destruction of vital infrastructure. During the month hostilities in the area continued with fighting reported in the southern and eastern countryside of Idleb Governorate, as well as Afrin district.
During the month of December, the humanitarian community estimated 271,173 IDPs movements across Syria, which represents around 36% decrease of the total number of IDP movements that was tracked in November (374,384 IDP movements). An estimated number of 77,410 is added to the total of 193,763 tracked IDPs to cater for displacement not reported in 7 governorates.