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In February last year, pro-regime forces in Idlib reportedly set fire to the tomb after capturing the town of Maaret al-Numan from opposition hands.

At least two Turkish soldiers have been injured when a roadside bomb targeted their vehicle on the M4 highway in Idlib province.

Arms depot blast kills six rebels in Syria's <em>Idlib</em>

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Arms depot blast kills six rebels in Syria's Idlib

An explosion inside an Idlib arms depot - possibly caused by Russian air strikes - has killed six militants from an Uighur-dominated Islamist rebel group.

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The New Arab

Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition air ...

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Turkey's state broadcaster launches Russian-language service to fight 'disinformation'

Turkey's TRT is expanding its operations with a new Russian-language service.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

The New Arab & agencies

Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

Two regional Islamic State group leaders were killed in a strike on Deir az-Zour province earlier this week.

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

Lebanese security chief in 'secret meeting' with Assad regime

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Lebanese security chief in 'secret meeting' with Assad regime

Lebanon’s director of general security, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, crossed into Syria for a meeting with Assad regime officials.

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Syrian child killed by sniper as Aleppo refugees return

The New Arab

Syrian child killed by sniper as Aleppo refugees return

A child has been killed by sniper fire in Syria’s western Aleppo province as refugees returned to their homes following a period of extended ...

Syrian rebel and regime forces fight in Libya

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Syrian rebel and regime forces fight in Libya

A recent rapprochement between Assad and Haftar shows the increasing overlap between the two conflicts.

Lebanon army says arrests 16 over 'illegal' currency ring

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Lebanon army says arrests 16 over 'illegal' currency ring

Lebanon's army has arrested 16 over an 'illegal currency ring'

9.3 million people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

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9.3 million people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

More than 9 million people are now classed as food insecure in war-torn Syria, the WFP has said.

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

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

The New Arab

Aid deliveries to northeastern Syria dealt another heavy blow

UN relief agencies have been instructed to stop funding the work of private charities transporting instrumental medical equipment from Iraq into ...

Hugo Goodridge

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Idlib is no stranger to death, but the war-torn Syrian region is desperately underprepared for the threat of coronavirus.

Owais Zaheer

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Tensions over Turkey's S-400 missile system have subsided amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US Congress remains poised to act.

Amnesty accuses Damascus, Moscow of 'war crimes' in <em>Idlib</em>

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Amnesty accuses Damascus, Moscow of 'war crimes' in Idlib

Amnesty International on Monday said it has documented 18 attacks in northwest Syria carried out by regime and Russian forces over the past year ...

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Syria clashes kill 48 in highest toll since truce

Clashes in northwest Syria killed 48 regime fighters, rebels and jihadists Sunday in the highest such death toll since the start of a ...

Syria clashes kill 22 in highest toll since truce

The New Arab

Syria clashes kill 22 in highest toll since truce

At least 22 regime fighters and jihadists were killed in clashes in northwest Syria on Sunday.

Ramadan in ruins for <em>Idlib</em> family

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Ramadan in ruins for Idlib family

Tareq Abu Ziad and his family break the Ramadan fast on the remains of their home in the Syrian town of Ariha.

Syria's Assad is more beholden to Russia than ever

Gareth Browne

Syria's Assad is more beholden to Russia than ever

Comment: Russia may be recalibrating its strategy in Syria, but it's unconvincing to think it would consider the risk of replacing Assad a ...

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