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At standstill over virus, Damascus dreads new silent foe

Damascus - On a deserted street in the old city of Damascus, the new coronavirus has forced salesmen like Ahmad to close up shop indefinitely for the first time in Syria's war.

Russia and Turkey to operate joint patrols on Syria's M4 highway

According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, troops from Russia and Turkey will start conducting joint patrols along M4 highway in Syria in Idlib province. This was agreed to as part of the recent Idlib ceasefire deal.

Egypt to provide military assistance to the Kurds in Syria

Since the US has pulled its support from the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Force(SDF) in Syria, Turkish forces have advance into Syria and driven them out of some areas of Syria's northeast. The Turks also support jihadist rebels in Idlib province.

Idlib: Syria's 'forgotten city' targeted for revenge by Assad

Idlib - At the heart of Syria's latest humanitarian crisis, locals call Idlib "the forgotten city", still paying the price for one day in the 1970s when the former president was pelted with tomatoes.

New homes offer some relief for Syria's desperate displaced

- Hamad al-Abdallah has installed wifi and insulation in his new concrete room, trying to make the most of the desperate conditions his family has endured since fleeing Syrian regime bombardments.

In Damascus, war-scarred Syrians weary as conflict enters 10th year

Damascus - The guns may have died down around Damascus as Syria's war enters its 10th year, but florist Abdelqader Qasem says the conflict has left scars he will never forget.

Ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province appears to be holding

Last week's ceasefire between Assad forces backed by Russia and jihadist forces backed by Turkey in Idlib held for the most part through the weekend according to the Turkish Defense Minister. However, he threatened retaliation if the deal was violated.

Op-Ed: US blocks UN resolution supporting Idlib ceasefire

The ceasefire negotiated between Russia and Turkey in Idlib which took effect on Friday has so far been holding. Other nations were in support but the US blocked a joint statement, claiming it was premature to do so.

Rare calm in Syria's Idlib after ceasefire deal

Idlib - Syria's war-ravaged northwest woke up to relative calm Friday, its skies free of warplanes for the first day in months, following a Russian-Turkish ceasefire deal.

Russia and Turkey agree to a ceasefire in Idlib province Syria

Russia and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib that will begin at midnight local time. The ceasefire may be just in time to avoid escalation of conflict in the province into a major conflict.

Assad says Erdogan blackmailing Europe with refugees

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday accused his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan of blackmailing Europe by opening its borders to fleeing refugees.

Russian strikes kill 15 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

- Russian air strikes Thursday killed at least 15 civilians including a child in the last major opposition bastion of Idlib in northwestern Syria, a Britain-based war monitor said.

Syria rebels fight back but army makes more gains

Sar - Syrian rebels on Thursday reentered a key northwestern town they had lost earlier this month, reversing one of the main gains of the government's devastating offensive in the region.

Syria rebels reenter key Idlib crossroads town: AFP

Sar - Syrian rebels reentered the key northwestern crossroads town of Saraqeb lost to government forces earlier this month but fierce fighting raged on in its outskirts Thursday, an AFP correspondent reported.

Rebels hope to close down M5 highway in Syria again

Only days are a Syrian Army offensive cleared rebels from parts of the key M5 highway opening it to traffic, the Syrian jihadist rebels supported by Turkey hope to be able to take the town of Sarageb blocking the highway once again.

Fleeing the bombs, Syrians set up camp underground

Idlib - In a field dotted with olive trees in embattled northwestern Syria, Shamseddeen Darra steps down into the gloomy underground shelter he and his family now call home.

Over last 19 days 7,400 Turkish troops have entered Syria

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human rights just in the past 19 days 2,700 Turkish military vehicles have gone into Syria along with 7,400 troops during the same time period. On Saturday alone a Turkish convoy of 80 vehicles entered Idlib.

Op-Ed: As Turkey sends more troops to Idlib Syrian conflict escalates

This week fighting in northeastern Syria escalated significantly with disturbing results as Turkey became directly into confrontation with Syrian army forces. Russia which is supporting Assad's forces could come into conflict with Turkey as well.

Turkey claims 50 Syrian soldiers killed in retaliatory attacks

Clashes in Syria's Idlib Province have increased Thursday as Turkish forces attacked Syrian Army forces. The Turks claim to have killed over 50 Syrian soldiers. Turkish officials said their attacks were in retaliation for Syria's killing of two soldiers.

In NW Syria, children tossed about by war and exile

- Mustafa and Ines were helping their parents load the van once again to flee advancing Syrian troops, when bombardment hit the area and sewed panic on the street.
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