Warplanes struck a hospital in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province on Sunday, knocking it out of service, as government forces continued to bombard the rebel-held region following insurgent attacks last week.
The 3 million people who live in Syria's Idlib province were supposed to be protected under a cease-fire agreement struck this fall by Turkey and Russia. But today many are living without the most basic services and still facing attacks.
In our news wrap Monday, rebels pulled back from a demilitarized zone that was established in a deal that prevented a Syrian government offensive against Idlib province. Meanwhile, the country’s primary checkpoint with Jordan opened for the first time in…
After warning for months that he could pull U.S. troops from Syria, President Trump is making a renewed push to find a political solution to the country’s ongoing civil war. Foreign affairs correspondent Nick Schifrin sits down with Ambassador James…
By Amna Nawaz, Larisa Epatko
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the United States on Wednesday for supplying weapons in the Syria conflict to offshoots of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which he considers terrorist organizations. In an interview with Amna Nawaz, the Turkish president said…
By Associated Press
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that some 7,000 people have returned to their towns and villages since Monday when Russia and Turkey announced the deal.
By Larisa Epatko
Charles Lister of the Middle East Institute describes what's motivating Turkey and Russia to enforce the buffer zone in Idlib, Syria, as well as what the U.S. thinks of the agreement.
Russia and Turkey agreed Monday to create a demilitarized zone in Idlib province between the Syrian opposition and areas under the Assad's regime control. The agreement seems to save the region from a military assault and averts what was expected…
By Associated Press
BEIRUT — They dug trenches around towns, reinforced caves for cover and put up sand bags around their positions. They issued calls to arms, urging young men to join in the defense of Idlib, the Syrian province where opposition fighters…
The next round of Syria peace talks are scheduled to begin Friday, even as the international community braces for a potential bloodbath in Idlib province, the country’s last rebel stronghold.
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