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Damascus, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian warplanes have destroyed some terrorist group positions in eastern Idlib, about 360 kilometers north of this ... including the Front for the Liberation of the Levant (formerly al-Nusra Front), conduct an offensive against Syrian troops in south Idlib and north Hama. Aviation
Many are fleeing to Idlib in the north, this is now the largest populated area in the hands of insurgents fighting Syria's government.>> Let's not forget that Idlib is also an area where a lot of the fighters from other areas have been transferred. So if fighting moved more decisively to that area, it could be ...
Idlib is the last major territory still in rebel hands. It is partly held by Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, a jihadi group that Russia and the Syrian government regard as a legitimate target in an area where civilians and fighters continue to pour in as part of evacuation deals in other parts of the country. Jan Egeland, ... disaster
Syrian rescue teams clear rubble after an explosion earlier this month that destroyed a multi-storey building in the northwestern city of Idlib, killing 10 and wounding 80, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images)"Millions of people affected ... Canada
U.N. Syria envoy Staffan De Mistura is warning that the northern rebel-held province of Idlib could become the conflict-ravaged country's newest humanitarian crisis area, as international donors gather in Brussels to drum up emergency support. De Mistura said Tuesday that "Idlib is the big new ...
Idlib, the largest province in Syria to remain outside the control of President Bashar al-Assad's regime, has seen a steady increase in violence in recent months with bombing raids by Russian and Syrian jets and the arrival of refugees fleeing from other war-ravaged zones, which - according to ... teachers
"There is a risk of a new humanitarian disaster. Idlib's fate must be settled by a political process, which includes disarming the militias," Mr Le Drian said in an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche.
BEIRUT -- When pro-government forces retook her hometown from Syrian rebels, Nisrine accepted the same surrender deal the government has offered tens of thousands of Syrians: a one-way bus trip to a place she had never been -- the northern, rebel-held province of Idlib. Since Syria's war began, the ... disaster Syrian city
BEIRUT, Lebanon — When pro-government forces retook her hometown from Syrian rebels, Nisrine accepted the same surrender deal the government has offered tens of thousands of Syrians: a one-way bus trip to a place she had never been — the northern, rebel-held province of Idlib. Since Syria's war ... disaster Syrian city
MOSCOW, March 30. /TASS/. The Russian Reconciliation Center for the Conflicting Sides in Syria has decided to prolong humanitarian pauses to withdraw the remaining part of the Faylaq al-Ra·man militants from Arbin to the Idlib de-escalation zone, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Friday. disaster Syrian city
On Saturday, opposition fighters and their families were evacuated as part of an evacuation deal that was reached between the Russian army and two main rebel groups in the area. More than 900 residents of Eastern Ghouta started leaving towards Idlib province on Saturday night, an activist inside the city ... disaster Syrian city
Beirut: The northwestern Syrian province of Idlib is the last to remain mostly out of regime control after seven years of civil war. It is to Idlib that the regime of Bashar Al Assad sends rebels or civilians evacuated from other opposition strongholds, retaken after devastating sieges. The province is strategically ... disaster Syrian city
“Across Idlib, 1 million children live amid escalating violence and attacks. UNICEF is calling on those fighting in Idlib to spare children the fate and horrors of children in East Ghouta, Afrin and other parts of Syria. “We received reports that an underground shelter where children have taken refuge has come ... disaster Syrian city
A Turkish army convoy is seen near the Turkish-Syrian border in Hatay province, Turkey February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas. RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Reuters. you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes. subscribe ... disaster Syrian city

ANKARA: Turkey will set up camps to settle 170,000 people in nine locations near Syria's Idlib, and in the area Ankara controls by further east in northern Syria, Turkish diplomatic sources said. Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies, which six weeks ago launched an operation in the Afrin region targeting the ... disaster Syrian city
13 airstrike that hit a market, surrounding houses and a police station run by Western-backed Syrian rebels in the town of Atarib, in northern Idlib. At least 84 people were killed and about another 150 were wounded in the attack. The commission, which was created 6-1/2 years ago to document alleged ... disaster Syrian city
13 airstrike that hit a market near houses and a police station run by Western-backed Syrian rebels in the town of Atarib, in the northern Idlib province. At least 84 people were killed and some 150 were wounded in the attack. The commission, which was created 6 ½ years ago to document alleged human ... disaster Syrian city
U.N. war crimes investigators said Tuesday that a Russian plane was apparently behind an airstrike in November in Syria's Idlib province that killed 84 people at a marketplace, an attack which could amount to a war crime. The findings, reported by the U.N.'s Commission of Inquiry on Syria, were the first ... disaster Syrian city
Aksoy told reporters in the capital Ankara on Tuesday that the camps are in the process of being built by the Turkish Red Crescent and Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD), according to state-run Anadolu Agency. The spokesman said that the camps would be located in Idlib, as well as ... disaster Syrian city
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – Forces of the Al-Qaeda affiliate group Ha'yat Tahrir al-Sham (better known by its former name as Jabhat al-Nusra) have recaptured over fifty towns and villages across northwest Syria from rival Islamist militia Jabhat Tahrir Souriya following a swift counter-offensive ... disaster Syrian city
Turkey reconnects FSA-held Idlib with Azaz. 3 Mar 2018 ... Since February 26, areas controlled by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces in northern Syria have been reconnected in a crescent-shaped corridor from the northwestern Idlib province and Azaz eastward, Andalou's state-run news agency reported. disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
A Turkish aid agency and the United Nations sent 26 trucks of humanitarian aid supplies to the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on Wednesday. Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) officials told Anadolu Agency that they sent six trucks carrying beds, tents, and containers. disaster Syrian city
President Bashar al-"Assad's fiercest foes are being gathered in Idlib, and there would be great temptation for Russia to green light a regime offensive on the province," Syria expert ... But "Turkey needs Idlib to serve as a buffer against the war," said Heras, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security. disaster Syrian city
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. disaster Syrian city
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. disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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, ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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, ... disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city
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. disaster Syrian city
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 ... disaster Syrian city


 

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