Syria's War

Civilians pay the price as Syrian-Russian forces pound Idlib

Villages endure government-led attacks in rebel-held Idlib as military offensive in northwest continues.

Civilians pay the price as Syrian-Russian forces pound Idlib

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

Twin bombings kill at least 15 people in Syria's Idlib city

Idlib is dominated by an alliance led by Syria's former al-Qaeda affiliate, the Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham armed group.

Twin bombings kill at least 15 people in Syria's Idlib city

Syria's War

Syrian rebels deny launching gas attack on Aleppo

Suspected chemical attack has left 107 people in Syria's Aleppo with 'breathing difficulties', state media reports.

Syria: Opposition denies launching poison gas attack on Aleppo

Opinion

Assad's strategic use of ISIL made his victory in Syria possible

The Syrian regime used groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda to undermine the opposition and seize territory.

Maysam Behravesh

by Maysam Behravesh

Maysam Behravesh

Opinion

A confrontation in Idlib remains inevitable

Without a long-term political solution to the Syrian conflict, the fate of Idlib will likely be determined militarily.

Joe Macaron

by Joe Macaron

Joe Macaron

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.