Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib amid truce: rescuers

World Sep 16, 2019

Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib amid truce: rescuers

Syrian troops shelled the south of Idlib on Sunday, according to rescuers and residents in the rebel stronghold where a cease-fire had halted a fierce army offensive two weeks ago. Artillery fire battered Maarat al-Numan town and nearby villages in the south Idlib countryside over ...

Warplanes strike Syria's Idlib despite latest cease-fire, say monitors

World Sep 13, 2019

Warplanes strike Syria's Idlib despite latest cease-fire, say monitors

Airstrikes pounded the south of Syria's Idlib region on Thursday, a rebel official and residents said, despite a cease-fire that had halted a fierce army offensive against the rebel stronghold two weeks ago. Government warplanes bombed the south Idlib countryside for the first time since, ...

Syrian rebels push back against Russia-backed regime forces' advances in Idlib

World Aug 28, 2019

Syrian rebels push back against Russia-backed regime forces' advances in Idlib

Syrian rebels on Tuesday launched a wide-scale attack against a five-month Russia-backed Syrian army campaign aiming to take back the opposition's last major bastion, opposition officials, rebels and residents said. The push-back comes as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in ...

Syrian rebels shoot down regime warplane in Idlib and capture pilot

World Aug 15, 2019

Syrian rebels shoot down regime warplane in Idlib and capture pilot

Rebels shot down a Syrian warplane in the opposition stronghold of Idlib province on Wednesday as Russian-backed government forces closed in on a strategically important town, rebel sources and a war monitor said. A pilot who ejected from the plane was captured, according to the ...