Inside Story

What is Syria's future after eight years of war?

US-backed Kurdish forces are conducting their last operation against ISIL fighters in eastern Syria.

Middle East

Syrian regime steps up attacks in southern Idlib

The latest air raids threaten the 2018 Sochi agreement which established a de-escalation zone in the area.

Syria's War

Civilians killed as government air raids hit Syria's Idlib

First air strikes in weeks kill civilians, including children, in last rebel-held province, Syria's Civil Defence says.

Civilians killed as government air raids hit Syria's Idlib

Syria's War

Thousands give up as ISIL nears defeat in Baghouz

Kurdish-led SDF says battle is as good as over with ISIL facing imminent defeat in Baghouz.

US-backed SDF says fight against ISIL enters 'final moments'

Syria's War

Syria's war: Who controls what?

A map of the Syrian war showing who controls what after seven years of fighting.

Syria's war: Who controls what?

Syria's War

SDF: Dozens of ISIL fighters killed in Syria's Baghouz

Three members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces were also killed in offensive against last bastion of ISIL.

SDF: Dozens of ISIL fighters killed in Syria's Baghouz

ISIS/ISIL

US-backed SDF make 'modest advances' on final ISIL holdout

Kurdish-led forces move slowly into eastern Syrian village amid ISIL sniper fire, landmines, SDF commander says.

United Nations

2018 deadliest year yet for Syrian children: UN

UNICEF says it verified 1,106 child deaths from fighting last year, the highest annual toll since the war began in 2011.

2018 deadliest year yet for Syrian children: UN

ISIS/ISIL

SDF forces launch new attacks on final ISIL stronghold

With no civilians emerging from Baghouz in days, US-backed militia says final battle is now under way.

US-backed Syrian forces resume attacks on last ISIL enclave

Turkey

Rallies held across Turkey for children and women in Syria jails

Events organised on occasion of International Women's Day protest unjust imprisonment of women and children in Syria.

Rallies held across Turkey for children and women in Syria jails

United Kingdom

ISIL teen's baby son dies of 'lung infection' in Syria

Shamima Begum's infant son died at a camp in northern Syria, a Syrian Democratic Forces spokesperson says.

Shamima Begum's 3-week old baby dies in northern Syria camp: SDF

Syria's War

ICC urged to investigate Syria's forced deportations

Requests filed the International Criminal Court on behalf of refugees to ask for investigation into Syria.

ICC urged to investigate Syria's forced deportations

Middle East

Turkey and Russia hold joint patrols in Syria's Idlib

The operation around the rebel-held enclave is part of agreement reached last year, Turkish defence minister says.

Turkey and Russia hold joint patrols in Syria's Idlib

Iraq

Iraqi leader says foreign ISIL fighters may face death penalty

President Barham Salih says foreign ISIL fighters 'will be tried' under Iraqi law, Abu-Dhabi based newspaper reports.

Iraqi leader says foreign ISIL fighters may face death penalty

Middle East

No pressure to withdraw from Syria by specific date: US general

Votel says mission to defeat ISIL is 'driving the withdrawal' and 'main focus is making sure we protect our forces'.

No pressure to withdraw from Syria by specific date: US general