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Air strikes by Damascus regime ally Russia killed 78 Turkey-backed rebels in northwestern Syria, a monitor said, in the bloodiest surge in violence since a truce almost eight months ago.

The US Army says it has carried out a drone strike against Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province.

Russia violates Syria ceasefire with new Idlib airstrikes

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Russia violates Syria ceasefire with new Idlib airstrikes

Russia became a new member of the 47-seat UN human rights council on Tuesday.

Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

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Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the Hay’at ...

<em>HTS</em> kill 13 ‘IS-affiliated militants' in northern Syria

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HTS kill 13 ‘IS-affiliated militants' in northern Syria

An HTS-affiliated security force says it has killed 13 Islamic State militants in the village of Tal’ada in Idlib province, while local ...

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Syria's HTS 'renounces' use of suicide car bombings

HTS have used bomb-laden vehicles to target regime positions.

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Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

Despite a reduction in violence, Syrians remain subject to 'gross' human rights violations, a UN commission has said.

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

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Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

Clashes continued in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday night despite Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that the conflict ...

Restrictions imposed amid unprecedented coronavirus outbreak in rebel-held Syria

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Restrictions imposed amid unprecedented coronavirus outbreak in rebel-held Syria

Local authorities in opposition held areas of northern Syria have ordered the closure of restaurants, cafes and other public gathering areas ...

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New Syrian militant group claims attacks on Turkish patrol

A new jihadi group has emerged in Syria's Idlib province.

Israel launches new airstrikes on southern Syria

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Israel launches new airstrikes on southern Syria

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes in southern Syria.

Syria blames blackout on alleged 'terrorist' pipeline attack

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Syria blames blackout on alleged 'terrorist' pipeline attack

An attack on a gas pipeline near Damascus has been blamed for a nationwide blackout, state news agency reported on Monday.

Syria Insight: Jolani's outreach campaign highlights <em>HTS</em>' many challenges

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Syria Insight: Jolani's outreach campaign highlights HTS' many challenges

Idlib province has seen a rivalry between rival jihadist factions.

<em>HTS</em> detains American journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem in Syria

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HTS detains American journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem in Syria

Bilal Abdul Kareem's arrest is linked to the case of Tauqir Sharif, an aid worker detained by the powerful jihadist group in June.

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12 pro-regime fighters killed in Syria clashes: monitor

Another 17 pro-regime fighters were wounded while on the jihadist-led side six fighters died in clashes on Monday.

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Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in Idlib clashes

At least seven Syrian regime soldiers have been killed and nine others injured in clashes with rebels in the Jabal al-Zawiya area of southern ...

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HTS-affiliated petrol company headquarters bombed in Syria’s Idlib province

A drone of unknown origin has bombed the headquarters of the Watad Petroleum Company, which is the sole company distributing petroleum in ...

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HTS-affiliated 'government' seals off Syrian town due to coronavirus

The unrecognised Syrian 'National Salvation Government', which is affiliated to the extreme Islamist group HTS, has closed access to ...

<em>HTS</em> releases British-born aid worker captured in Syria's Idlib

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HTS releases British-born aid worker captured in Syria's Idlib

Idlib's ruling faction Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has released aid worker Tauqir Sharif after he was captured and imprisoned in June, ...

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UN alleges war crimes during Syria's Idlib offensive

A United Nations investigation has accused Syria and its allies of war crimes in the opposition-held Idlib offensive.

'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

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'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

Anguished relatives are poring over photos of torture victims from Syrian prisons, posted online by activists after the US imposed new sanctions ...

British-born aid worker’s wife demands Syria extremists release him

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British-born aid worker’s wife demands Syria extremists release him

Tauqir Sharif, a self-described aid worker in Syria who has been deprived of his British nationality, was arrested by HTS two weeks ...

<em>HTS</em> clashes with new jihadi formation in Idlib province

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HTS clashes with new jihadi formation in Idlib province

HTS have clashed with jihadi groups such as Hurras Al-Din in Idlib.

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