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Militants must be 'cleaned out' of Syria's Idlib, Iran says

Sep 4, 2018

Militants must be 'cleaned out' of Syria's Idlib, Iran says

Iran called on Monday for militants to be "cleaned out" of Syria's Idlib province, as it prepared for talks with Syria and Russia about confronting the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to President Bashar Assad. Syrian government forces are planning a phased offensive ...

Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib

Sep 3, 2018

Pope calls for all parties to safeguard Syrian civilians in Idlib

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to all parties who have influence in Syria to defend human rights and safeguard the civilian population in the rebel-held northern region of Idlib, which faces an imminent attack by government forces. After seven years of civil war, the Syrian ...

Syrians on alert as decisive battle for Idlib looms

Sep 1, 2018

Syrians on alert as decisive battle for Idlib looms

Syrian opposition fighters blew up bridges Friday and dug trenches around their bases to impede an anticipated ground offensive on their last major stronghold in the country. They also called on residents to take up arms and support front-line fighters. The looming battle for Idlib ...

Last stand: The looming, final battle for Syria's rebels

| Aug 31, 2018

Last stand: The looming, final battle for Syria's rebels

In a corner of northwestern Syria packed with nearly 3 million people, the government and its opponents are preparing for a final, bloody showdown. The campaign for Idlib, the opposition's only remaining stronghold in the country and now a refuge for over a million displaced ...