Syria's War

Deadline passes for Syria's Idlib buffer without fighters leaving

Armed groups were supposed to withdraw from the buffer as a final condition to implementing a Russian-Turkish agreement.

Syria's War

Shells fired from buffer zone, soldiers killed: Monitor

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels, government forces exchanged fire, violating deal to remove heavy arms.

Shells fired from Syria buffer zone, soldiers killed: SOHR

Battle for Idlib

Syria: Rebels comply and pull heavy weapons out of Idlib

Withdrawal of heavy arms by rebel groups fulfills first part of Russian-Turkish deal to avoid Idlib assault.

Syria: Rebels comply and pull heavy weapons out of Idlib

Syria's War

Syria FM: Our battle against terrorism 'almost over'

Syria slammed international interference and attacks on its sovereignty, while also accusing US of war crimes.

Syria FM: Our battle against terrorism 'almost over'

Syria's War

After the Sochi agreement, HTS is facing internal divisions

Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham continues to pose a challenge to Turkey, which has to either disband or attack it.

After the Sochi agreement, HTS is facing internal divisions

Opinion

What does Iran want in northern Syria?

Iran seeks to increase pressure on the US in Syria and portray its military presence there as an occupation.

Hassan Ahmadian

by Hassan Ahmadian

Hassan Ahmadian

Battle for Idlib

Russia-Turkey deal gives Idlib's wary residents 'glimpse of hope'

Idlib's fearful civilians cautiously welcome 'demilitarised' zone deal but express concern over Assad's commitment.

Opinion

What does Russia want in northwest Syria?

Although it is currently in Russia's interest to de-escalate tensions in Idlib, an attack is still likely.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev

Leonid Issaev

Battle for Idlib

Turkey: Civilians to stay in Idlib, 'terrorists' to be removed

Turkish foreign minister says borders of Syrian rebel-held province will be protected under deal signed with Russia.

Battle for Idlib

Iran hails Russia-Turkey agreement on Idlib buffer zone

Iranian FM welcomes deal to create demilitarised zone between opposition and Syrian government forces.

Battle for Idlib

Fearing chemical attacks, Idlib father makes gas masks from cups

In an effort to protect his children, one father is building gas masks from paper cups and plastic bags.

Fearing chemical attacks, Idlib father makes gas masks from cups

Battle for Idlib

Idlib assault on hold as Russia, Turkey agree on buffer zone

Erdogan and Putin announce de-militarised zone between opposition and Syrian government forces in last rebel bastion.

Idlib assault on hold as Russia, Turkey agree on buffer zone

Battle for Idlib

Erdogan, Putin hold talks over Idlib situation

Turkey's president says he expects the meeting to have positive outcome to prevent humanitarian tragedy in Idlib.

Erdogan, Putin to hold talks in Sochi over Idlib situation

Battle for Idlib

Turkey warns Europe of more Syrian refugees

Turkish presidency says migration from Idlib would not only burden Ankara, but would also cause new crises in Europe.

Turkey warns Europe of 'new wave' of Syrian refugees from Idlib

Middle East

Idlib rallies: 'We're oppressed people wanting freedom'

Opposition-controlled Idlib province sees massive protests, as Turkey announces new meeting between Erdogan and Putin.

Thousands rally against looming offensive on northwest Syria