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The last major redoubt held by Assad's opponents in Idlib may become the site for the fiercest fighting and devastation in the Syrian conflict to date, writes Paul Iddon.

The Hemeimim base in the province of Latakia serves as the main hub for Russian operations in Syria.

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Sam Hamad

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held <em>Idlib</em>

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Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

A museum has opened in rebel-held Idlib, containing one of the world's oldest dictionaries.

Toll from blast in Syria's <em>Idlib</em> rises to 69

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Toll from blast in Syria's Idlib rises to 69

The death toll of an explosion at a weapons depot in northwestern Syria has risen to 69, including 17 children, according to the Syrian ...

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Turkey pushes refugee return with new Syria 'safe zones'

President Erdogan wants to create more safe areas in Syria to encourage refugees to return home from Turkey.

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Russia downs two drones near Syrian air base

Russia's defence ministry said it shot down two 'unmanned aerial vehicles' that were believed to be launched by rebels in Idlib's de-escalation ...

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Dozens of civilians dead in Syria arms depot blast

At least 39 people died in a blast in Idlib on Sunday that collapsed two buildings and left civilians trapped under rubble.

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Fierce Syria regime bombardment kills 53 civilians

At least 53 civilians including 28 children, have been killed in fierce bombardment on Friday that targeted rebel-held areas of northern Syria, ...

Syrian regime forces attack rebels in Latakia's Turkmen Mountains

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Syrian regime forces attack rebels in Latakia's Turkmen Mountains

Syrian rebels holed up in the Jebel Turkmen mountains in Latakia province have come under attack by regime forces, despite the area being ...

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'One million children at risk' in Syria's Idlib

The agency says a battle for Idlib, the last major bastion for Syria's political and military opposition, would exacerbate an already ...

Leaflets dropped over Syria's <em>Idlib</em> call for 'reconciliation'

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Leaflets dropped over Syria's Idlib call for 'reconciliation'

Helicopters dropped leaflets over parts of the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, calling on residents to reconcile with the ...

Syrian regime shells <em>Idlib</em> as major assault looms

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Syrian regime shells Idlib as major assault looms

The province is the largest piece of territory still in rebel hands, and President Bashar al-Assad has warned it would be his military's next ...

Syrian regime offensive in <em>Idlib</em> could displace '700,000 civilians'

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Syrian regime offensive in Idlib could displace '700,000 civilians'

A UN-led group of health agencies has warned that an anticipated Syrian regime offensive against opposition rebels in Idlib province ...

Selling a phoney peace in Syria

Sam Hamad

Selling a phoney peace in Syria

Comment: By allowing French aid to be directly distributed by the Russian army, France's president Macron is endorsing Russian hegemony over ...

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Syria rebels arrest dozens over collusion with regime

Syrian rebels arrested 55 people in Hama and Idlib province over suspected collaboration with the regime.

Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero

Idlib further complicates Turkish-Russian relationship

Comment: If Assad attempts an assault on the western province, a major geopolitical showdown as well as devastation on the ground will follow, ...

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Syria rebels announce new coalition in Idlib

The northwest province is the last of four regions covered under a 2017 'de-escalation' agreement where rebels are still present.

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No major assault planned on Syria's Idlib: Moscow

Moscow contradicted Assad's pledges to retake the northern Syrian rebel stronghold by force, saying there "can be no question of an operation, ...

Names released of 8,000 Syrians 'tortured to death'

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Names released of 8,000 Syrians 'tortured to death'

Zaman al-Wasl and the Violations Documentation Centre in Syria have released the names of 8,000 prisoners who were tortured to death in regime ...

Alexandra Bilak

Getting to the heart of the global displacement crisis

Comment: without long-term commitment to tackling these drivers of displacement, there can be little hope of achieving sustainable peace, writes ...

Who's who in Syria?

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Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

Displaced and fearful: How many times must Syrians flee?

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Displaced and fearful: How many times must Syrians flee?

Syrians who have already fled their homes for camps in south Syria have again been displaced to Idlib. Many have found respite, but ...

Syria regime 'raises flag' on frontier with Israel-occupied Golan

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Syria regime 'raises flag' on frontier with Israel-occupied Golan

The Assad regime has been fighting for over a month to capture the country's south, which borders both the Israeli-occupied Golan and Jordan.

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