Correction: Syria-The Last Frontier story

  • FILE - In this January 30, 2020 file photo, Syrians sit in the back of a truck fleeing the advance of government forces, as they head towards the Turkish border, in Idlib province, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking.

    FILE - In this January 30, 2020 file photo, Syrians sit in the back of a truck fleeing the advance of government forces, as they head towards the Turkish border, in Idlib province, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. Associated Press

  • This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows displaced Syrians who fled the Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, as they arrive in Manbij town, north Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. (Northern Democratic Brigade, via AP)

    This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows displaced Syrians who fled the Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, as they arrive in Manbij town, north Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. (Northern Democratic Brigade, via AP) Associated Press

  • This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows displaced Syrians fleeing the Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, walking over a destroyed bridge as they arrive in Manbij, north Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. (Northern Democratic Brigade, via AP)

    This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows displaced Syrians fleeing the Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, walking over a destroyed bridge as they arrive in Manbij, north Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. (Northern Democratic Brigade, via AP) Associated Press

  • FILE - In this January 30, 2020 file photo, Syrians flee towards the Turkish border in advance of government forces in Idlib province, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking.

    FILE - In this January 30, 2020 file photo, Syrians flee towards the Turkish border in advance of government forces in Idlib province, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photo, people search for victims amid the rubble of a destroyed house after deadly airstrikes on the northern town of Sarmin, in Idlib province, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking.

    FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photo, people search for victims amid the rubble of a destroyed house after deadly airstrikes on the northern town of Sarmin, in Idlib province, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2019 file photo, truckloads of civilians flee a Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, on the main road near Hazano, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking.

    FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2019 file photo, truckloads of civilians flee a Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, on the main road near Hazano, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. Associated Press

  • This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows displaced Syrians fleeing the Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, as they arrive in Manbij town, north Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. (Northern Democratic Brigade, via AP)

    This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows displaced Syrians fleeing the Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, as they arrive in Manbij town, north Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. (Northern Democratic Brigade, via AP) Associated Press

  • FILE - In this February 7, 2020 file photo, a man carries his belongings through a street destroyed in recent bombings by the Syrian government forces, in the town of Sarmin, Idblib province, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking.

    FILE - In this February 7, 2020 file photo, a man carries his belongings through a street destroyed in recent bombings by the Syrian government forces, in the town of Sarmin, Idblib province, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. Associated Press

  • This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows displaced Syrians who fled the Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, as they arrive in Manbij, north Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. (Northern Democratic Brigade, via AP)

    This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows displaced Syrians who fled the Syrian military offensive in Idlib province, as they arrive in Manbij, north Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled recent government bombardment of the last rebel bastion, the northwestern Idlib province, seeking shelter from harsh winter weather in muddy tents and half-constructed buildings. As government forces advance, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. (Northern Democratic Brigade, via AP) Associated Press

  • This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows Syrians in Raqqa in northern Syria setting up tents to receive displaced people arriving from the northwestern Idlib province. As Syrian government forces advance in Idlib, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. (Northern Democratic Brigade, via AP)

    This photo provided on Jan. 30, 2020, by the Northern Democratic Brigade, a group of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian democratic forces, shows Syrians in Raqqa in northern Syria setting up tents to receive displaced people arriving from the northwestern Idlib province. As Syrian government forces advance in Idlib, areas deemed safe are rapidly shrinking. (Northern Democratic Brigade, via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 2/14/2020 7:22 AM

BEIRUT -- In a story February 11, 2020, about the Syrian government offensive on the last rebel stronghold, The Associated Press gave the wrong last name for a Syrian activist who coordinates needs assessment with the U.N. and other agencies. He is Mohammed Hallaj, not Mohammed al-Shami.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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