Syrian forces have been stepping up attacks on rebel-held
areas in Idlib province in northwestern Syria. Above, locals
inspect damage following a suspected airstrike on a market
in the city of Maaret al-Numan on Dec. 2. Russian and Syrian
airstrikes have frequently targeted markets and hospitals.
After nearly nine years of war in Syria, there are signs that an end may be in sight. Sparked in 2011 by a government crackdown on protests, the civil war has evolved into an international...