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First civilian killed in NW Syria raid since March: monitor

Beirut - Russian air strikes on northwestern Syria killed a civilian Tuesday, the first such fatality since a ceasefire went into force three months ago, a war monitor said.

First civilian killed in NW Syria raid since March: monitor

Beirut - Russian air strikes on northwestern Syria killed a civilian Tuesday, the first such fatality since a ceasefire went into force three months ago, a war monitor said.

First Russian strikes in 3 months hit NW Syria: monitor

Beirut - Russian air strikes have hit Syria's last major rebel bastion for the first time since a March ceasefire came into force, a war monitor said on Wednesday.

Ramadan in ruins for Idlib family

Idlib - As dusk settles on the forest of gutted buildings around them, Tareq Abu Ziad and his family break the Ramadan fast on the remains of their home.

Displaced Syrians go home to ruins rather than risk virus

Idlib - His home in volatile northwest Syria may have been destroyed, but Hassan Khraiby decided returning was better than risking his 10 children catch the coronavirus in a packed displacement camp.

Fear of coronavirus stalks camps for Syrians displaced by war

In a camp in northwestern Syria, Abdallah Yassin listens to a doctor explain how to avoid coronavirus infection, desperately hoping it will never reach his tent of 14 people.

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.

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.

Rare calm in Syria's Idlib after ceasefire deal

Beirut - 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.

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.

For Putin, victory in Syria is personal

Moscow - When Turkey's president visited Russia last summer, the sun shone as he shared ice cream and admired fighter jets with a friendly Vladimir Putin.

Syrian girl who laughed off shelling starts new life in Turkey

Beirut - A three-year-old girl taught to laugh off the sound of shelling in war-torn Syria has left with her family and started a new life in neighbouring Turkey, her father said Wednesday.

Swathes of NW Syria uninhabitable for years: report

Beirut - Fighting in northwest Syria has rendered large parts of the region uninhabitable for civilians now crammed into an ever-shrinking area where conditions are dire, says a report released Wednesday.

Syrian pilot killed as Turkey downs warplane: monitor

Beirut - A Turkish fighter jet Tuesday downed a Syrian regime warplane in the northwestern Idlib province and the pilot was killed, a monitoring group said.

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.

Syrian regime retakes symbolic town of Kafranbel: monitor

Beirut - Syrian regime forces recaptured Kafranbel in Idlib province on Tuesday, a war monitor said, a symbolic victory in a town that was among the first to rebel against Damascus.

Regime bombing kills 19 civilians in Syria: monitor

Beirut - Regime air strikes and artillery fire in northwestern Syria, including on schools in the city of Idlib, killed 19 civilians on Tuesday, a war monitor said.

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.

Turkish shelling kills 9 regime personnel in NW Syria: monitor

Beirut - Turkish shelling Monday killed nine regime fighters in northwest Syria, where Ankara-backed rebels are fighting off advancing regime forces, a monitor said.

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.

170,000 people living in the open in NW Syria: UN

Beirut - An estimated 170,000 of the 900,000 civilians forced from their homes in a massive wave of displacement in northwestern Syria are living out in the open, the UN said Thursday.

Syrian father and daughter laugh off the shelling

- In Syria's Idlib, there's no escaping the war, so Abdullah al-Mohammed says the only way he found to reassure his daughter Salwa was to turn the shelling into a game.

Trump, Turkey call for Russia to stop backing Syrian 'atrocities'

Washington - President Donald Trump has called for Russia to end its support for the Syrian regime's "atrocities" as he expressed US concern over violence in the Idlib region, the White House said Sunday.

Trump calls for Russia to stop backing Syrian 'atrocities'

Washington - President Donald Trump has called for Russia to end its support for the Syrian regime's "atrocities" as he expressed US concern over violence in the Idlib region, the White House said Sunday.

Syrian chopper downed over rebel area, killing crew

Damascus - A Syrian military helicopter was shot down over the last major rebel bastion in northwest Syria on Friday, the second such incident in a week of high tensions with Turkey.

Syria government forces chip away at rebel enclave

Beirut - Government forces made new gains in northwestern Syria on Friday, further chipping away at the country's last major rebel pocket, a war monitor said.

Regime offensive in NW Syria displaces more than 800,000: UN

Beirut - A Russia-backed Syrian regime offensive on the last major rebel bastion in the country's northwest has displaced more than 800,000 people since December, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Nearly 700,000 displaced in NW Syria as bombardment spikes

- A Russia-backed regime offensive has displaced close to 700,000 people in northwest Syria since December, the United Nations said Monday, as bombardment by Damascus and Moscow killed 29 civilians in 24 hours.

20 civilians dead as Syrian govt set to retake key highway: monitor

Beirut - At least 20 civilians were killed on Sunday as Syrian regime forces were poised to retake a key motorway connecting Damascus to second city Aleppo, after weeks of battles in the rebel-held Idlib region, a monitor said.
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