Pro-Turkish rebels have cautiously welcomed the Russian-Turkish agreement to create a “demilitarized zone” in Idleb province, the last insurgent stronghold in Syria, while jihadists have rejected it. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week overcame their divisions over the fate of this region threatened by a regime offensive, announcing the creation by 15 October…

Turkey and Russia are ready to do “everything possible” to eliminate the extremist groups still present in the Syrian province of Idlib. This was stated by the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the end of the meeting that took place on Monday, September 17, 2018 in Sochi with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. During…

On September 13, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery shelled a group of Jaysh al-Izza snipers in the vicinity of the town of Masasneh in the northern Hama countryside, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). As a result, the entire group was eliminated. Furthermore, the SAA shelled and destroyed a headquarters of Hay’at…

Turkey has intensified its arms deliveries to rebels in Idleb province in north-western Syria in recent days, where the Syrian Government army and its allies want to launch a ground offensive despite warnings from the international community. Rebel sources told Reuters that Turkish military aid has increased since the Tehran summit last Friday between the…

More than 30,000 people have been displaced in Syria by the bombings of the regime and its Russian ally that have targeted Idleb province and adjacent insurgent territories since the beginning of this month, the UN announced on Monday. “We are deeply concerned about the recent escalation of violence that has resulted in the displacement…

The Syrian province of Idlib, located in the north-west of the country, is the last province in the hands of Islamist rebels. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to regain control of the entire country and many believe that Damascus is preparing an offensive to retake the Idlib province. The UN has warned against what…

The Iranian, Russian and Turkish presidents began a summit meeting in Tehran on Friday afternoon, September 7, 2018, to decide the fate of Idleb province, the last major jihadist and rebel stronghold in Syria. Hassan Rohani, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan found themselves in a congress centre in the north of the Iranian capital…

On September 4 2018, two Russian Sukhoi-34 warplanes on Tuesday destroyed a workshop of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the province of Idlib where the militants were making armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and kept explosives in store, according to a statement of Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor…

Deir Ezzor province On August 28 2018, ISIS militants carried out attacks against several positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the al-Azraq oil field area in eastern Deir Ezzor. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the SDF repelled the attack with help from the US-led coalition airpower. This was the…