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Sky journalist and crew deliberately shot at by Syrian government

Footage shows Alex Crawford and her team under intense bombardment in IdlibThe Sky news journalist Alex Crawford and her camera crew have been deliberately targeted by the Syrian government and repeatedly shot at while reporting on the regime’s assault on the province of Idlib.Crawford said she and her five-person team came under intense bombardment on Thursday when a Syrian military drone spotted them in the town of al-Habit. The area in the Idlib countryside is in a buffer zone between opposit...
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'Idlib is a bargaining chip': civilians brace as Assad air assault escalates

Renewed regime attacks have killed hundreds in the Syrian opposition’s last strongholdInstead of looking forward to the pre-dawn Ramadan meal of suhoor, Dr Firas al-Jundi was cradling his scared children and surveying the damage done to his home by Syrian government airstrikes.At least 11 people died in the overnight bombing on Wednesday of Maaret al-Numan in Idlib province, the Syrian opposition’s last stronghold in the country, in the latest spasm of violence in an escalated campaign on the ar...
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U.S. Says Syria’s President May Be Using Chemical Weapons Again

The State Department cited an attack on Sunday in which the Syrian military might have used chemical weapons as part of a broader offensive in the Idlib area, the final rebel stronghold.
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U.S. Says Assad May Be Using Chemical Weapons in Syria Again

The State Department cited an attack in which the military might have used the weapons in an offensive on the Idlib area, the final rebel stronghold.
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Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib

MOSCOW (AP) — Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold, Russia said Sunday, while opposition activists reported continued shelling and airstrikes.
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In Syria, Reports Of 19 Medical Facilities Bombed Since April 28

Strikes by the government and its allies have dealt a devastating blow to Idlib province in the north, where the conflict has escalated since late April.(Image credit: ARAB24/Reuters TV)
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Syrian troops capture 2 villages in last rebel stronghold

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian pro-government media say their troops have captured two villages and a nearby hill in the last rebel stronghold in the country’s northwest — Idlib province. The development is part of the latest push by government forces against the enclave that was launched last month. So far, dozens have been killed and […]
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Syrian army 'kills terrorists' in Idlib countryside

The Syrian army is launching "intensive strikes on dens of Jabhat al-Nusra," a group formerly affiliated with al Qaeda, in a village in southwestern Idlib province Sunday, Syrian state media is reporting.
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Turkey calls for end to Syrian forces offensive on Idlib

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar is accusing the Syrian government of trying to expand its field of control in Idlib province in violation of a Russian-Turkish cease-fire brokered last September. Akar called on Friday for the government attacks to be halted. He made the comments during a visit to Turkey’s border […]
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Q&A: Syria’s Assad sets sights on Idlib, the final showdown?

BEIRUT (AP) — After eight months of relative calm, Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib is once again a theater for bloody military operations: heavy bombardment, airstrikes and waves of civilian displacement as Syrian government troops, backed by Russia, push their way into the rebel-held enclave in a widening offensive. The violence of the past week […]
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UN Syria commission: Conflict in Idlib could be catastrophe

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria is warning that an all-out conflict in the last major rebel stronghold in Idlib province “could generate an unimaginable human rights and humanitarian catastrophe.” Paulo Pinheiro says that would likely amplify human rights violations on “a massive scale.” Pinheiro told a […]
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Syrian troops capture northwestern village from rebels

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say government troops have captured a northwestern village known for its medieval fortress as they move deeper toward Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says government forces took the entire village of Qalaat al-Madiq after insurgents pulled out. Idlib-based activist Alaa Moadamani […]
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Russia and Turkey landgrab 'behind fresh Syria bombardment'

Twelve healthcare centres destroyed in bombardment of Idlib provinceRenewed bombardment in north-west Syria that has displaced 200,000 people and destroyed 12 healthcare centres could have been sparked by Russia and Turkish moves to entrench their zones of influence as the seven-year conflict winds down, according to regional diplomats.The bombardment in Idlib province began two weeks ago and has intensified in recent days, prompting rescue workers to describe an “unprecedented humanitarian cata...
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Syria war: UN alarm at escalation of hostilities in Idlib

Fighting between government and opposition forces in the Idlib region rattles a months-long truce.
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Syrian rebels say goal of Russia's Idlib assault is to take highways

The sixth day of the campaign by government forces saw heavy aerial attacks targeting the city of Jisr al-Shughour and the al-Ghab plain, as well as the towns of al-Latamenah and Maarat al-Numan in the south of Idlib province, the rebels said. Taking those areas would bring President Bashar al-Assad close to regaining control over the strategic M5 and M4 highways from Aleppo to Hama and Latakia on the Mediterranean coast, two of Syria's most important pre-war arteries. The first few days of th...
Tags: News, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Aleppo, Mediterranean, Bashar Al Assad, Latakia, Idlib, Jisr al Shughour, Hama, Maarat

Air raids hit three hospitals in Syria's Idlib: monitor

Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia on Sunday forced the closure of two hospitals and also damaged a third one in the jihadist-held Syrian province of Idlib, a war monitor said. It came as eight civilians were killed in bombardment by the regime and Russia across the northwestern province, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Idlib and other adjacent territories of Syria held by jihadists have faced intensifying bombardment in the past month.
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Warplanes strike hospital in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

BEIRUT (AP) — Warplanes struck a hospital in Syria's northwestern Idlib province on Sunday, knocking it out of service, as government forces continued to bombard the rebel-held region following insurgent attacks last week.
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Damascus presses Idlib attack, artillery hits Turkish position

The upsurge in violence in Idlib and nearby areas in the last five days has strained a Russian-Turkish deal that has staved off a government offensive since September. The United Nations has said the attacks have included the worst use of barrel bombs in 15 months. Turkish troops have deployed in the northwest in agreement with Russia, President Bashar al-Assad's most powerful ally.
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Syrian government intensifies bombardment of rebel-held area

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say a government bombardment of rebel-held areas in the country’s northwest has killed and wounded dozens and forced thousands to flee their homes. The recent escalation of violence is the most serious in Idlib province and nearby areas since Russia and Turkey negotiated a cease-fire in September. The shaky […]
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12 killed in pro-regime attacks on northwestern Syria

Attacks by Syrian regime forces and their Russian allies killed 12 civilians in the country's northwest on Friday in the latest violation of an eight-month-old truce, a war monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four women were among the 12 people killed in shelling and airstrikes on several towns and villages in Idlib and neighbouring Hama province. "The attacks have been continuously escalating for four days," Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman told AFP.
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Deadly escalation in northwestern Syria threatens truce

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say dozens of airstrikes by government forces and Russia on the last rebel-held enclave in northwestern Syria have killed several civilians. The escalation threatens a seven-month truce. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday a dozen overnight air raids on the southern edge of Idlib province killed […]
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Assad urges progress on Idlib deal ahead of Syria talks

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday called for progress on a stalled buffer zone deal around jihadist-dominated Idlib region ahead of fresh talks aimed at ending his country's eight-year war. Assad met envoy Alexander Lavrentiev from key ally Russia in Damascus to discuss the negotiations due April 25-26 in Kazakhstan. Iran and Russia are the major supporters of the Syrian regime, and along with rebel backer Turkey have sponsored repeated rounds of talks in the Central Asian nation.
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Rockets kill 11 in Syria's Aleppo: state media

Rockets fired by jihadists on Sunday killed at least 11 people in the Syrian city of Aleppo held by President Bashar al-Assad's regime, state news agency SANA reported. Aleppo sits in the north of the country next to Idlib, a province dominated by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). Since the regime regained control of Aleppo at the end of 2016, the city has been targeted intermittently by jihadists and rebel fighters.
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School and hospitals in Idlib were among Assad targets, says Amnesty

Wave of attacks by Syrian government have escalated on the opposition strongholdA school, hospitals and other civilian infrastructure in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province have been targeted by the Syrian government in a wave of attacks by President Bashar al-Assad in the last month, according to a report from Amnesty International.Rockets fired at a school in Sheikh Idriss on 26 March killed a 10-year-old boy and injured two more children, medical workers said, although there are no military tar...
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Russian and Syrian airstrikes intensify on rebel-held Idlib

Attack comes as Brussels pushes for Assad to agree to a UN-sanctioned political settlementRussia, in its first major assault for months, sent in aircraft to attack the Syrian rebel-held town of Idlib as foreign ministers gathered in Brussels to pledge as much as a further $5bn (£3.8bn) to cover the humanitarian cost of refugees.The Syrian army attack, backed by the Russian warplanes, was seen as the most extensive bombardment on the north-western province of Idlib, the last rebel-held enclave in...
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As IS fight nears end, violence flares on other Syrian front

BEIRUT (AP) — Violence in northwestern Syria has killed dozens over the past three weeks and displaced tens of thousands, raising concerns a truce reached six months ago between Turkey and Russia is in danger. The violence in Idlib comes as the world is focused on eastern Syria, where U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters are on the […]
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Aid worker stranded in Syria after British citizenship revoked

Tauqir Sharif calls on UK to distinguish between humanitarian workers and potential security threatsA British aid worker and his family say they are stuck in Syria after his UK citizenship has been revoked and his eldest daughter refused a passport.Tauqir Sharif, 31, from Walthamstow, who lives and works in Idlib alongside his British wife, Racquell Hayden-Best, had his citizenship revoked in May 2017. Speaking to the Guardian this week, he called on the UK government to review its revocation po...
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Not ‘100 Percent’ Yet: IS Fighters Put Up Fierce Resistance To Defend Last Pocket

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants are desperately fighting to hang on to the last tiny piece of territory they hold on the riverside in eastern Syria, deploying snipers, guided missiles and surprise tunnel attacks. The resistance prompted a fierce pounding Sunday by the U.S-led coalition and its ground allies in their final push to end the extremist group’s territorial hold. Rings of black smoke billowed over the besieged speck of land still controlled by the group in the village ...
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Syria war: Jihadist takeover in rebel-held Idlib sparks alarm

The war against IS may be almost over, but Idlib residence face the threat of al-Qaeda-linked groups.
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Twin bombing kills 24 in Syria's Idlib: monitor

A double bomb attack in Syria's jihadist-held city of Idlib on Monday killed 24 people, including four children, a war monitor said. Idlib, the last major part of Syria still outside the control of President Bashar al-Assad's regime, is held by an alliance led by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. HTS took administrative control of the whole of the region last month, after overpowering smaller Turkey-backed factions.
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