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Turkey and Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

Sep 18, 2018

Turkey and Russia agree on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

The leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed Monday to establish a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region, the last major stronghold of anti-government rebels where fears had been running high of a devastating offensive by government forces. The zone will be established by Oct. 15 ...

Syria criticizes U.N. body investigating war crimes

Sep 15, 2018

Syria criticizes U.N. body investigating war crimes

Syria is sharply criticizing an upcoming event on the U.N. investigative body that is helping to document serious crimes during the seven-year Syrian conflict, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. Syria's U.N. ambassador, Bashar Ja'afari, said in a letter to General Assembly President ...

Intense air raids on edge of Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Sep 8, 2018

Intense air raids on edge of Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Syrian government and Russian warplanes on Saturday targeted the southern edge of Idlib province with an intense wave of airstrikes and shelling, activists and a war monitoring group said, ratcheting up the military pressure on the densely populated rebel-held bastion. The intense air raids came ...

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 ...

Jun 18, 2018

Syria accuses U.S. of bombing pro-regime positions

Syrian state media said Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed "one of our military positions" in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied carrying out strikes in the area. The strike took place in al-Harra, southeast of Albu Kamal, ...