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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.

Despite Trump arguing against his predecessors' military interventions while running as a candidate, his presidency has brought about an open-ended military presence in Syria

Turkey to act if US insists on Kurdish support

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Turkey to act if US insists on Kurdish support

Ankara has slammed US-led plans on creating a 30,000-strong border force led by the YPG, saying it will take action in Syria's Afrin district where Turkish tanks have amassed.

<em>Syrian</em> Kurds appeal to UN as Turkey attack imminent

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Syrian Kurds appeal to UN as Turkey attack imminent

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday threatened to attack the Kurdish-held town of Afrin in northern Syria "in the days ahead" ...

Erdogan lashes at NATO over US-backed Syria border army

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Erdogan lashes at NATO over US-backed Syria border army

Turkey's President Erdogan has called on NATO to take a stand against the US over the creation of a border force in northern Syria comprised of ...

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Scores of Eastern Ghouta children killed in early January

UNICEF has slammed the deteriorating condition in the Syrian city of Eastern Ghouta, where escalating violence has left over 30 children dead in the first two weeks of 2018.

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Iran attacks planned US-trained Kurdish border force in Syria

A US plan to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and “add flames of fire” in the war-torn country, Iran has ...

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Erdogan threatens to derail US-backed border force in Syria

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group announced on Sunday that it was working to create a 30,000-strong border security force in ...

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Damascus says US-backed Syria 'border force' would be 'traitors'

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group announced on Sunday that it was working to create a 30,000-strong border security force in ...

US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

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US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

The US-led coalition will create a force of tens of thousands on Turkey's border, saying the focus of the coalition has shifted towards border ...

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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.

<em>Syrian</em> Kurds remain vital to Russian and US interests

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Syrian Kurds remain vital to Russian and US interests

Analysis: As Syria's civil war stutters towards an eventual end, the jockeying for political influence and strategic footholds is as crucial as ...

<em>Syrian</em> regime <em>forces</em> reach rebel-held air base in Idlib

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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 ...

Turkey summons Russia, Iran ambassadors as Syria violates agreement

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Turkey summons Russia, Iran ambassadors as Syria violates agreement

Ankara has called the Russian and Iranian envoys hoping to relay a message to Syria as troops advance in a violation of the de-escalation ...

Syria airstrikes kill children as UN aid chief visit

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Syria airstrikes kill children as UN aid chief visit

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ten children were among 24 people killed in airstrikes on a rebel enclave near the ...

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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.

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Syria: Israel missiles target Damascus military outposts

The Syrian army accused Israel of launching several missiles which targeted military outposts by Damascus.

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Syrian regime breaks rebel siege on army base

The Syrian regime says its forces have ended a rebel siege on an army base in the eastern outskirts of Damascus.

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Syrian forces prepare to retake base besieged by rebels

Syrian rebel forces have taken control of the Military Vehicles Administration base against a backdrop of regime victories ...

Hopes for Syria's year ahead

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Hopes for Syria's year ahead

Comment: There can be no victory while Assad remains in power. But 2018 must bring Syrians closer to holding free and fair multi-party ...

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Syria will see a larger American civilian presence

The US defence secretary has indicated that the end of IS will result in a larger American civilian presence in Syria.

Cameraman killed during fighting in northwest Syria

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Cameraman killed during fighting in northwest Syria

A Syrian cameraman was killed while covering clashes on the edge of the northwestern province of Idlib on Friday, state news agency ...

Mattis warns <em>Syrian</em> anti-Kurds offensive would be a 'mistake'

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Mattis warns Syrian anti-Kurds offensive would be a 'mistake'

Syria's offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces would be a "mistake", US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis warned on Friday.

Fighting in Syria's Idlib leaves 66 dead

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Fighting in Syria's Idlib leaves 66 dead

Idlib appears to be the target of the Syrian government's latest campaign, with fighting leaving 66 dead in the northwestern province.

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