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Ankara (Sputnik) - The Turkish army will destroy the threat of terrorism in Syria's Idlib after doing so in Afrin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday. "We will continue ... After we defeat the terrorists in Afrin, we will defeat them in Idlib too," he said speaking to heads of local governments.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to take Ankara's Syria operation to Idlib after completing the current mission in Afrin, where they are ... "We want our Syrian brothers and sisters to return to their land, and now we want to do the same in Idlib what we have done in Afrin," Erdogan said.

The death toll in Syria's Eastern Ghouta suburb and Idlib province has climbed to at least 180, as Syrian government and Russian forces continued their air attacks on the rebel-held areas for a fourth day. At least 34 civilians, including 12 children and a woman, were killed in Eastern Ghouta, a rebel enclave ...
Beirut, Lebanon (8:05 P.M.) - The jihadist rebels launched a major counter-offensive in the Idlib Governorate, today, targeting the territory they recently lost to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) at the Abu Dhuhour front. Led by Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party, the jihadist rebels began ...
Ten civilians were killed and 20 were injured when Russian fighter jets conducted a series of airstrikes in northern Syria, local civil defense officials said Wednesday. The casualties occurred when airstrikes hit Idlib's Ma'arrat al-Numan district Tuesday night, Mustafa Haj Youssef, head of the White Helmets ...
Beirut, Lebanon (5:33 P.M.) - militant groups have opened up a new front against the Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitaries in the southeastern countryside of Idlib province, attacking towards a strategic town that commands rail communications throughout the country's northwest. Free Syrian Army ...

What is the purpose of observation posts in Idlib? An observation post is where one of the guarantors of the Astana talks (Russia, Turkey and Iran) can keep track of the situation in certain areas. During Syria's peace talks in September in the Kazakh capital of Astana, the three guarantor countries agreed to ...
In Syria, bombing continues against the rebel-held district of Eastern Ghouta, outside the capital Damascus, and against the rebel-held northern province of Idlib. war monitors say airstrikes carried out by the Syrian and Russian governments have killed nearly two dozen people in Eastern Ghouta and ...
Civil defense sources said air raids struck the towns of Kafr Nubl and Maasran, as well as the cities of Saraqeb, Maarat al Numan and Idlib, and that several deaths and dozens of injuries were reported as rescuers dug through the rubble. A hospital was hit in Maarat al Numan, witnesses and residents said, ...
At least five people have been killed in air strikes on the Syrian rebel-held province of Idlib. Air strikes have killed at least five people in a village in the Syrian rebel-held region of Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports. The monitor said the death toll from the air strikes in the village of ...
The Syrian civil defence group known as the White Helmets has released video online showing the rescue of a child after Russian air raids across the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The video shows civil defense workers digging a baby out of the rubble of a collapsed building in what is said to be the ...
At least seven people were killed in two regime airstrikes in northern Syria's Idlib province on Saturday, according to an official with the White Helmets civil defense agency. "The airstrike attacks on civilian settlements in Idlib killed seven people and many civilians were injured," White Helmets director in ...
Beirut, Lebanon (8:00 A.M.) - Following a series big territorial losses and military defeats across the provinces of Idlib, Hama and Aleppo at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army, rebel forces are now facing the real possibility of a losing their last major strongholds in the country's northwest. As history has ...
A Russian Sukhoi-25 ground-attack aircraft has been shot down in a rebel-held area in Syria's north-western province of Idlib. The Russian defence ministry said the pilot had ejected into an area believed to be controlled by the jihadist Hayat Tahrir al-Sham alliance. Although he survived the crash he was ...
Amman: Deadly bombardment struck a major rebel-held city in eastern Idlib province on Thursday as pro-government forces reportedly advanced toward it within an ongoing, Russian-backed offensive against the largest opposition enclave in Syria. At least six people were killed in the southeastern Idlib ...
Jan Egeland, the head of a UN task force on humanitarian aid in Syria, said the situation in Idlib province is "screaming for a ceasefire." "We cannot have conventional warfare in what is essentially a refugee camp," he said of the province, where 1.2 million out of 2.4 million civilians are internally displaced ...
As Turkey kept up its offensive against Syrian Kurdish militants in Afrin for an 11th day, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly agreed with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to accelerate efforts for Turkish peacekeepers to deploy deeper into Idlib, where al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham ...

Beirut -- Syria activists and rescue workers say at least 11 people have been killed and a hospital badly damaged and rendered unusable in regime airstrikes on the opposition-held northern province of Idlib. The local White Helmets rescuer group said the airstrikes on Monday hit Idlib's largest vegetable ...
The price of fuel has doubled for the two million people in Syria's opposition-held Idlib province, after the Turkish assault on Afrin disrupted trade routes, according to news agency Syria Direct. Residents, hospitals and traders are being forced to utilise their stockpiles of mazot, a cheap form of diesel, to keep ...
DESPITE almost seven years of armed conflict in Syria and nearly half a million casualties, including 26,000-plus children, none of us thought that Idlib -- the province in northwest Syria where I live -- would ever suffer to the same extent as the rest of country. As most of Syria became caught up in the war, ...
Beirut, Lebanon (4:40 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to launch a massive offensive to clear the eastern and southeastern parts of the Idlib Governorate that are held by the jihadist rebels and Islamic State (ISIS). According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Arab army's 5th ...
Attorney and Tanenbaum peacemaker Hind Kabawat writes about the deteriorating humanitarian situation for women in and around Idlib, where she cofounded the Jarjanaz and Darraya Women's Peace Centre with the E.U. last year.
The Syrian government with support from its Russian, Iranian, and Lebanese allies has embarked on a major military operation to retake parts of Syria's northern governorate of Idlib. As it does so, the US and its regional allies are rushing to position themselves to ensure the permanent partition of Syria is ...
A year ago, the Qadhaqebji family fled the horrors of Aleppo for Idlib, but they are now again at the mercy of a relentless Syrian government bombing campaign. This time, there is nowhere to run. They are trapped in one of the last remaining "de-escalation zones", supposed safe havens in Syria, that have ...
A year ago, the Qadhaqebji family fled the horrors of Aleppo for Idlib, but they are now again at the mercy of a relentless Syrian government bombing campaign. This time, there is nowhere to run. They are trapped in one of the last remaining "de-escalation zones", supposed safe havens in Syria, that have ...
Syria (CNN) Idlib was thought to be the last main refuge from war in Syria. But now, the province has become the government's newest target. Where do displaced civilians go when there's nowhere left to run?
Syria (CNN) Idlib was thought to be the last main refuge from war in Syria. But now, the province has become the government's newest target. Where do displaced civilians go when there's nowhere left to run?
Syria's military operations in Idlib "are making Turkey so tense that it summoned the ambassadors of Iran and Russia and warned them that the Syrian Army's moves violate the accord reached in Astana, Kazakhstan, which provides for de-escalation zones guaranteed by Iran, Russia and Turkey," writes ...
An Al Jazeera film crew captured a terrifying missile attack on a makeshift camp for internally displaced Syrians in rebel-held Idlib province. ... A missile struck a Syrian refugee camp in opposition-held Idlib province on Sunday, with the terrifying attack captured by an Al Jazeera camera crew. The film shows ...
Damascus, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian Army on Sunday responded to another wave of attack by the rebels in Idlib, days after the army foiled the offensive in the rebels' bastion, according to the Syrian army war Media. The army forces have responded to the attack by the al-Qaida-linked Levant ...
While opposition factions, which attended the Astana talks, have decided to get involved in the Idlib battle, Basma Kodmani, a Syrian academic and former spokesperson of the Syrian National Council (SNC) warned on Friday that the Geneva operation and the de-escalation agreement "are currently more ...
The fighting in Idlib, which has intensified in recent days amid rebel counterattacks, has raised fears of a humanitarian catastrophe in an area already crowded with refugees. "This displacement is the biggest perhaps in the Syrian revolution since its beginning until today," said Mounir Mustafa, the deputy ...
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday said Russia and Iran needed to fulfill their duties and prevent strikes by Syrian regime forces in the country's Idlib province, saying the violations could not have happened without their support. Idlib, the largest opposition-held area in Syria now, has ...
Beirut, Lebanon (2:30 P.M.) - Moscow urged Ankara to ensure a ceasefire in Idlib following drone attacks on Russian bases with the Ministry of Defence releasing another image of captured UAVs carrying several improvised explosive devices in Latakia, Wednesday. Recent reports from the MoD ...
Some 100,000 Syrian civilians have been displaced by a government offensive on the country's largest remaining rebel stronghold, the United Nations says. Since the start of November, fighting and air strikes have intensified in the north-western province of Idlib and neighbouring parts of Hama and ...
Syria's Assad regime and the Daesh terrorist group have continued to strike opposition positions northwest of the northern city of Idlib, according to a local opposition source. Mohamed Rashid, a spokesman for the Jaish al-Nasr group (which fights under the umbrella of the Free Syrian Army), said Daesh ...
Amman: The students of Free Aleppo University satellite campuses in northeastern Idlib province sit on plastic chairs and piles of rocks in a field, scribbling notes in the bright sunshine as their professor lectures in front of them. A few meters away, their classrooms lie empty, the doors locked and guarded ...
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday said Russia and Iran needed to fulfill their duties and prevent strikes by Syrian regime forces in the country's Idlib province, saying the violations could not have happened without their support. Idlib, the largest opposition-held area in Syria now, has ...
Damascus, Syria (06:40 PM) - Video footage has surfaced from Idlib Governorate in Syria, showing two towns in the countryside of Idlib province that were recently liberated by a massive Syrian offensive against al-Qaeda forces. The towns of Karratin as Saghirah and Karratin al Kabirah were both ...
The United Nations has condemned an escalation in airstrikes and ground attacks in Syria's eastern Ghouta province, near Damascus. The UN's High Commissioner for human rights says there have been numerous civilian deaths in the besieged rebel enclave. And in Idlib, the last province controlled by ...
A rebel-held province called Idlib, in the north of Syria, had become a place for civilians to find refuge from other parts of the country. Over Christmas, it became the focus of a new offensive by the Syrian government, fighting to take the territory back. Here to explain this more, NPR's correspondent Ruth ...
Some 100,000 Syrian civilians have been displaced by a government offensive on the country's largest remaining rebel stronghold, the United Nations says. Since the start of November, fighting and air strikes have intensified in the north-western province of Idlib and neighbouring parts of Hama and ...
For many in Idlib, this is not the first time they have been uprooted. Faced with crushing government sieges, the rebels who once held sway in Aleppo and other opposition enclaves throughout the country acquiesced to so-called reconciliation deals, which allowed them to stay in their areas on condition of ...
The United Nations thinks half of the two million people in Idlib are internally displaced, and therefore crammed into its overstretched camps. Some other aid agencies put the total figure of people there at three million. Between the savage winter desert weather and Russian-backed bombardment, things ...
At least 40 people have reportedly been killed in an explosion and a series of air strikes across the rebel-held north Syrian province of Idlib. The blast, on Sunday night outside the headquarters of the Islamist rebel faction Ajnad al-Qawqaz in the city of Idlib, left 25 people dead. The cause was not clear but ...
At least 23 people were killed on Sunday in an explosion during airstrikes in Syria's Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The airstrikes are part of President Bashar al-Assad government's attempt to regain control over the last bastions of the rebel-held region. The observatory ...
On January 4, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, captured the villages of Rsm al-Abid, al-Fhail, Rubaida, Msheirfeh, al-Qasr al-Abyad, Rabeeah Musa, Haqiyah and Umm Rjaim Hill in southeastern Idlib. According to pro-government sources, ...
Forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad have stepped up the offensive in the southern province of Idlib in recent days, advancing towards the Abu al-Duhur airport, which ... The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday the army had taken more than 95 villages in Hama and Idlib since Oct. 22, including ...
Beirut (AP) -- A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics in the northwestern city of Idlib say the death toll from a massive car bombing there the previous evening has risen to at least 25. Also, nearly 100 people were wounded. The first-responders Syrian Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets says ...
The blast ignited fires, damaged buildings and overturned several cars along a wide avenue in the city, according to photos and video posted by the activist-run Thiqa News Agency and Baladi news agencies. Ambulances and fire brigades were seen rushing to the scene. Idlib is the capital of a province by ...


 

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