Syrian jihadis push forward into Turkish-backed rebel buffer zone enclaves

World Jan 9, 2019

Syrian jihadis push forward into Turkish-backed rebel buffer zone enclaves

A jihadi assault gained ground on Tuesday against Turkish-backed rebels in northwest Syria, edging closer to front-lines with government forces, a rebel official and a war monitor said. The advance raises questions about the fate of September's demilitarization deal between Turkey and Russia, which staved ...

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

World 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

World 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 ...

Pro-Assad villages evacuated in deal with Syrian insurgents

World / Social Issues Jul 20, 2018

Pro-Assad villages evacuated in deal with Syrian insurgents

Two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria were evacuated on Thursday, state television said, in an agreement between the Damascus government and insurgents who had laid siege to them for several years. In exchange, the government was due to release hundreds of prisoners from its jails. ...