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Russia accuses US of risking Idlib ceasefire with missile strike

Russia and Turkey have troops on the ground in Idlib and the US did not give notice of the strike.

Air raids hit three hospitals in Syria’s Idlib

Idlib and other adjacent territories of Syria held by jihadists is facing intensified bombardment in the past month.

Russian, Syrian air strikes intensify on last rebel bastion

Rebels who have fought to topple President Bashar al-Assad for 8 years are now largely confined to the enclave in the northwest near the Turkish border.

Twin bombing kills 13 in Syria’s Idlib, says war monitor

Idlib, the last major part of Syria still outside the control of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, is held by an alliance led by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate.

Syria kills 22 rebels in truce zone

Fighting erupted when Syrian troops seized a position in a rural area in the north of neighbouring Hama province that had been held by the Jaish al-Izza group.

Syria says Turkey not implementing Idlib deal

The main jihadist group in the northwest, Tahrir al-Sham, gave a nod of approval to the Turkish agreement, but without explicitly saying it would abide by it.

Syria regime bombardment kills 7 civilians in Idlib

Three children were among those killed in the country's last major rebel bastion in the northwest of the country.

Jihadists fail to quit Syria buffer, throwing deal into doubt

Their withdrawal was seen as the real test of the accord reached on September 17 between rebel backer Ankara and regime supporter Moscow in the Russian resort town of Sochi.

Syria rebels vow to remove heavy weapons from buffer zone within...

Syria's war has killed more than 360,000 people since starting in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

Syria rebels say to remove heavy weapons from buffer zone within...

All rebels in the demilitarised zone must withdraw heavy arms by Wednesday, and radical groups must leave by October 15.

First rebel group begins withdrawal from demilitarised zone in Syria’s Idlib

The group is the first to comply with a requirement to leave a demilitarised buffer zone.

Russia, Turkey agree borders of demilitarised zone in Idlib

SARAJEVO: Russia and Turkey have agreed on borders of the demilitarised zone around Syria's Idlib, Russia's top diplomat said Friday, part of a deal...

Syria’s Idlib: in regime sights for months

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sept 17 met in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, and agreed to create a demilitarised buffer zone between rebels and regime troops by October 15.

Syria downs Russian plane, Moscow blames Israel

The incident, which happened late Monday, was the worst case of friendly fire between the two allies since Russia's game-changing military intervention in September 2015.

Erdogan says Turkey’s ceasefire calls in Idlib yielded results

Turkey, which supports rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been holding talks with his allies Russia and Iran over the fate of Idlib and surrounding districts which Assad has vowed to recapture.

Putin and Erdogan to hold talks on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib

Turkey has intensified negotiations with Russia to avert a possible attack, repeatedly calling for a ceasefire.

Germany says ready to contribute to Syria rebuilding

Russia-backed regime forces have massed around Idlib in recent weeks, sparking fears of an imminent air and ground attack to retake the last major opposition bastion.

Indiscriminate bombing of Syria’s Idlib could be war crime, says France

Syrian government and Russian warplanes began air strikes in Idlib last week in a possible prelude to a full-scale offensive and aid organisations said several medical facilities have already been targeted.

As Idlib offensive looms, Syrians flee to border villages

About half of those displaced so far have moved to camps, while others went to informal settlements, stayed with families or rented housing.

Russia claims Syria rebels ‘staging chemical attack’

During the seven-year Syrian conflict, the West has accused Damascus on a number of occasions of using chemical weapons against the civilian population.

Erdogan urges Russia, Iran to stop ‘disaster’ in Idlib

Erdogan has called for a ceasefire in the northwestern province of Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in Syria, as an assault by Syrian government forces is expected any day.

UN: Major Idlib raid could spark worst catastrophe of 21st century

A major military operation in Idlib is expected to pose a humanitarian nightmare because there is no nearby opposition territory left in Syria where people could be evacuated to.

Foreign fighters in Syria’s Idlib face last stand

Many travelled to Syria as early as 2012, marrying Syrian women and starting families there, so they are likely to do all they can to protect their new home.

Syria’s Idlib under ‘violent’ air strikes after Tehran failure

Aid organisations have warned that any military campaign to retake the region could spark one of the worst humanitarian disasters in Syria's seven-year war.