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Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

The Syrian regime army, supported by Iran-backed fighters, has begun to loot homes in areas recaptured from the opposition in Idlib, local sources say.

Syria records lowest monthly death toll in 9 years

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Syria records lowest monthly death toll in 9 years

Half of this month's deaths were caused by Syrian regime air strikes.

Idlib village 'burned to ashes' in Syria regime bombing

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Idlib village 'burned to ashes' in Syria regime bombing

Syrian civilian defence reported 40 separate rocket attacks in villages across Idlib, which caused severe damage to farmland and civilian ...

Russia and Turkey restrict Idlib patrols over security threats

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Russia and Turkey restrict Idlib patrols over security threats

Turkish and Russian troops have been patrolling the M4 area of Idlib, following a ceasefire agreement.

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Germany to try suspected Assad aides on torture charges

The Higher Regional Court in Germany will hold the world's first global cirminal trial against Bashar al-Assad's aides.

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Syria Weekly: Idlib at peace for now, after deal

After punishing Turkish strikes on Syrian regime positions forced a truce, Idlib has some respite. The question is, how long will it last?

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Syria ceasefire deal takes effect amid continued regime attacks

Fighting came to a halt in most parts of Idlib, which has seen scores of soldiers and civilians killed on a near daily basis over the past few ...

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Turkey, Russia agree Syria ceasefire from midnight: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday and agreed a ceasefire in the ...

The stakes rise in Syria, refugees pay the price

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The stakes rise in Syria, refugees pay the price

Comment: Unless something fundamental changes in Turkey's and the world's approach, a renewed refugee crisis will reach Europe's shores, writes ...

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Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Turkish strikes on Syrian military positions has halted the momentum of the regime's offensive in Idlib.

Greek police fire teargas at migrants on Turkish border

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Greek police fire teargas at migrants on Turkish border

Thousands of migrants stuck on the Turkish-Greek border were in skirmishes with Greek police who fired tear gas to push them back.

Turkey says it destroyed 'chemical warfare facility' in Syria

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Turkey says it destroyed 'chemical warfare facility' in Syria

The Turkish army said it destroyed 'a chemical warfare facility' in Syria on Saturday, though the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a ...

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Syria

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UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Syria

The UN Security Council is to hold emergency talks on Friday evening regarding the situation in Syria’s Idlib province after the killing of 33 ...

Turkey will open borders for Syrian refugees

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Turkey will open borders for Syrian refugees

Nearly one million Syrians have fled the escalating violence in Idlib, and Turkey has decided it will open its borders and allow refugees to ...

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Syrian regime recaptures symbolic town of Kafranbel: monitor

A symbolic town that was among the first to rebel against Damascus has been recaptured by regime forces, a monitor said on Tuesday.

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Syrian rebels hold-off regime offensive in key Idlib town

The town, a gateway to the strategic government-held town of Saraqeb, lies on the M4 highway, connecting the port city of Latakia to the Iraqi ...

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Syria Weekly: Few options to end catastrophe in Idlib

Turkey and Russia are facing off over Idlib, with a last-ditch attempt to save Idlib from disaster at French-brokered crisis talks.

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Damascus-Aleppo highway reopened for first time in 8 years

Syria's M5 highway has reopened for the first time in nearly eight years following a brutal regime advance into northern towns previously held ...

Turkish and Syrian soldiers killed as Idlib fighting intensifies

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Turkish and Syrian soldiers killed as Idlib fighting intensifies

Two Turkish soldiers were killed by an air strike attributed to the Syrian regime, while Turkey claims its forces killed 'up to 50' regime ...

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Turkey launches 'limited' operation to retake Idlib towns

A Turkish-led operation recaptured a key town in Syria’s Idlib, reports say, following days of Turkish threats of an operation to curb the ...

Russia blocks UN bid to end Syria bloodshed

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Russia blocks UN bid to end Syria bloodshed

The Assad regime's key backer has repeatedly blocked UN resolutions on the conflict.

Russia warns Turkey against attacking Syrian regime forces

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Russia warns Turkey against attacking Syrian regime forces

Russia issued the warning after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened 'imminent' military action to force an end to the Syrian ...

Turkey slams 'unsatisfactory' Russia proposals on Idlib

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Turkey slams 'unsatisfactory' Russia proposals on Idlib

Turkey and Russia are locked in talks in Moscow, but Ankara has slammed what it called 'unsatisfactory' proposals by the Russians.

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