Fighting and aerial bombardment resulted in the deaths of 11 members of the regime’s forces, 14 pro-Turkish fighters and two Turkish soldiers. On Thursday 20 February, Turkish-backed rebel factions were waging heavy fighting against the Syrian army in Idlib province in northwestern Syria, according to the Syrian Human Rights Observatory. Ankara announced that two Turkish…

A Turkish official said on Thursday (20 February) that his country was discussing with the Russian side joint patrols in Idlib, northwestern Syria, as one of the options for ensuring security in the region. The official, without giving his name, told Reuters that Iran, Turkey and Russia were planning to meet in Tehran in early…

Sources on the ground near the Russian military base at Hmeimim have revealed that in the last few hours Russian forces have brought considerable military reinforcements to the base, indicating that fighting may intensify in north-west Syria. The sources observed heavy loads of Russian latest-generation tanks, Smerch missile launchers, heavy artillery and armour, in addition…

Erdogan threatens Syria to launch an operation in Idleb soon Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday threatened to launch a rapid military offensive in Idleb, northwestern Syria, where clashes between Ankara and Damascus forces have been taking place in recent weeks. Calling again on the Syrian regime to withdraw from certain positions in Idleb…

The airport of Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city and former economic powerhouse in the war-torn north of the country, will reopen to commercial flights this week for the first time since its closure in 2012, the authorities announced on Monday. Syrian government forces on Sunday recaptured the belt of settlements surrounding the Aleppo metropolis, repelling…

In one day, Syrian government forces managed to recover an entire area, whereas for eight years they had failed to recover a single village. Syrian official media reported that government forces made huge strides on Sunday 16 February in the northwestern province of Aleppo, bringing the entire region back under the control of the opposition,…

Turkey will strike the Syrian regime “everywhere” in Syria if there is another attack against its forces, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Wednesday, accusing Russia of taking part in the “massacre” of civilians in the northwest of the country. “I declare that we will hit the regime everywhere” in the event of a…

A Syrian military helicopter was downed Tuesday in Syria’s war-torn province of Idlib, killing both pilots, said an AFP correspondent and a war monitor group which blamed Turkish forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft crashed near the village of Qaminas, southeast of Idlib city, after being hit by a rocket fired…

Turkish forces struck dozens of Syrian regime targets in northwestern Syria on Monday after five Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack on a military base in Idlib province, the Turkish defense ministry said. The base at the town of Taftanaz was attacked a week after eight Turkish military personnel were killed by Syrian shelling…

A military source in the Turkish Ministry of Defence said the army was preparing to launch a military operation in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. Activists and local media affiliated with the Syrian opposition confirmed that Turkish forces and armed Syrian factions loyal to them were preparing to launch a military operation on Saraqeb…