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Despite Idlib being one of the de-escalation zones, pro-regime shelling has intensified and caused one of the worst displacement surges in Syria since the start of the conflict.

Analysis: Ankara's bid to rout Kurdish fighters from areas bordering Turkey will lead to further displacement and could likely undo progress made in establishing 'safe zones', notes Paul Iddon.

Syrian rebel losses do not mean victory for Assad

Mona Alami

Syrian rebel losses do not mean victory for Assad

Comment: Regime gains on the ground in Idlib and eastern Ghouta will not be the end of the struggle for Syria, writes Mona Alami.

War appears imminent as Erdogan threatens Syrian-Kurdish held Afrin

The New Arab & agencies

War appears imminent as Erdogan threatens Syrian-Kurdish held Afrin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly said that Syria's Afrin should be cleared of Kurdish fighters.

Syria regime seizes dozens of towns in <em>Aleppo</em> <em>province</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime seizes dozens of towns in Aleppo province

The Syrian regime hopes to secure a key patch of highway running through Idlib that links the northern city of Aleppo with the capital ...

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Erdogan says Turkish army will crush Kurds in Syria

A Turkish military incursion into northern Syria will see Ankara crush Kurdish militias, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Paul Iddon

Assad trains crosshairs on Syria's Idlib province

Analysis: Assad's Russian-backed troops are marching into Idlib, and rebel groups and Islamist militias appear unable to stop their advance, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Nearly 100,000 displaced by Syrian regime's Idlib offensive

Bashar al-Assad's forces, backed by Russia, launched an offensive at the end of 2017 to capture Idlib province, the last remaining area ...

The New Arab

Syrian regime forces reach rebel-held air base in Idlib

Syrian regime forces have reached the outskirts of a rebel-held air base in Idlib, as the government pushes forward a campaign to retake the ...

Idlib offensive: Syrian regime captures 14 villages from rebels

The New Arab

Idlib offensive: Syrian regime captures 14 villages from rebels

Syrian regime forces, backed by Russian airstrikes, have captured nearly 100 villages from rebels since late October in Hama and Idlib provinces.

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebels 'set up joint operations room' in Idlib

Syria's biggest rebel groups have agreed to unite as the Assad regime advances into the opposition heartland of Idlib.

Explosion at Syrian rebel base in Idlib kills 23

The New Arab & agencies

Explosion at Syrian rebel base in Idlib kills 23

A large explosion at a Syrian rebel base dominated by foreign fighters has killed at least 23 people, a monitor has said.

Assad moves on Idlib, but Ghouta leaves regime vulnerable

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Assad moves on Idlib, but Ghouta leaves regime vulnerable

While Assad has retaken more than half of the country with a string of victories against rebels, the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta remains a ...

President Assad 'humiliated' on Syrian soil by Russian soldiers

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President Assad 'humiliated' on Syrian soil by Russian soldiers

Syrian activists have shared a video clip that appears to show President Assad being prevented from following Vladimir Putin during a visit to a ...

IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

The New Arab & agencies

IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

IS have been driven out of Idlib province, days after making an incursion into the region bordering Turkey, but activists claim the ...

Paul McLoughlin

Suspension of UK aid set to benefit Syrian extremists

The Free Syrian Police programme's administrators say the UK government's decision to suspend funding over a contentious BBC documentary will benefit extremist groups.

The New Arab & agencies

Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir az-Zour

At least 53 civilians, including 21 children, died on Sunday when Russian air strikes hit residential buildings in a village held by Islamic ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish troops, Kurdish militia clash in Idlib

Kurdish militia fighters, YPG, fired five mortars at an observation post in Idlib staffed by Turkish troops to which the Turkish army fired back ...

John Kahler

People just keep coming

Comment: Members of the Rohingya ethnic group who have already fled to Bangladesh are refugees, and should be recognised as such, writes ...

Calm returns to <em>Aleppo</em> as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

The New Arab

Calm returns to Aleppo as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

Clashes between Syrian opposition Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zinki continued on Tuesday, with civilians falling victim to the ...

The New Arab

Russia blamed for horrific Syria market bombing

Russia has been blamed for air raids on a busy Syrian market in a rebel town on Monday that left at least 61 people dead.

Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

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Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

Saudi Arabia will host a meeting of the Syrian opposition later in November as the United Nations prepares to convene new peace talks with the ...

Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on <em>Aleppo</em> despite 'de-escalation zone'

The New Arab & agencies

Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

Dozens of Syrian civilians, including 20 children, were killed on Monday in airstrikes on the northern province of Aleppo ...

Encouraged by Iraq's gains, Assad may attack Syrian Kurds

Paul Iddon

Encouraged by Iraq's gains, Assad may attack Syrian Kurds

Analysis: Damascus may now control a rump of Syria, but it still considers Kurdish-held areas 'occupied', writes Paul Iddon.

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