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Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib

Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib

Syrian troops shelled the south of Idlib on Sunday, according to rescuers and residents in the rebel stronghold where a ceasefire had halted a fierce army offensive two weeks ago.

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint US "safe zone" patrol

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint US "safe zone" patrol

Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into war-stricken Syria on Sunday to begin joint patrols with US counterparts to establish a high-stakes "safe zone"

Missile attack kills 40 Syria militants after truce called: monitor

Missile attack kills 40 Syria militants after truce called: monitor

At least 40 militant leaders were killed Saturday after a missile attack targeted their meeting in northwestern Syria, hours after a Russian-backed ceasefire came into effect, a war monitor said.

Air strikes stop in Syria's Idlib after truce announced

Air strikes stop in Syria's Idlib after truce announced

Air strikes on Syria's northwestern Idlib region stopped on Saturday after a Russian-backed ceasefire went into effect following four months of deadly bombardment, a war monitor said.

Syria, Russia step up assault on rebel stronghold

Syria, Russia step up assault on rebel stronghold

Syria and its ally Russia have stepped up an offensive against the last big stronghold of Syrian rebels, mounting more air raids and deploying ground reinforcements including Iranian-backed militias

Warplanes strike near Turkish military post in northwest Syria

Warplanes strike near Turkish military post in northwest Syria

Air strikes hit rebel positions near a Turkish military post in northwest Syria on Wednesday, where the Russia-backed army has waged a fierce offensive against rebels

Russia, Turkey raise concerns over fighting in Syria's Idlib

Russia, Turkey raise concerns over fighting in Syria's Idlib

The leaders of Russia and Turkey said Tuesday they shared deep concerns over fighting in northwestern Syria

Syrian Kurdish YPG to withdraw from strip along Turkish border

Syrian Kurdish YPG to withdraw from strip along Turkish border

The Kurdish YPG militia will pull forces and heavy weapons from a strip along Syria's border with Turkey under US-Turkish deals, an official in the YPG-led alliance said on Tuesday.

Car blast, air strikes hit Syria's Idlib city

Car blast, air strikes hit Syria's Idlib city

A car bomb exploded in the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib on Saturday, a war monitor and opposition news channel said, as air strikes hit its outskirts in a government offensive on the last major opposition bastion.

Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years

Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years

Syrian troops on Friday reclaimed a cluster of towns they had lost early in the eight-year-old war, pressing their offensive in the northwest, the country's last big rebel stronghold.

Over 70,000 displaced by Idlib violence, Syrian officials say

Over 70,000 displaced by Idlib violence, Syrian officials say

More than 70,000 people were displaced from the southern countryside of Idlib province in Syria during August due to a surge in violence, Idlib's health directorate said on Wednesday.

China warns on IS revival in Syria

China warns on IS revival in Syria

China's Syria envoy said Tuesday that "terrorist organisations" including the Islamic State group are being revived in the war-ravaged country, urging the international community not to ignore the "early warning" signs.