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Kremlin, after summit, says no offensive planned in Syria's Idlib

Putin, one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's closest allies, was speaking after hosting a summit in southern Russia to weigh the future of Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. All three countries have forces on the ground in Syria, where they have coordinated their efforts despite sometimes differing priorities and interests. Before the summit, the Kremlin had made clear it wanted a green light for action in Idlib where it says Islamist militan...
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, Syria, Moscow, Hassan Rouhani, Kremlin, Bashar Al Assad, Ankara, Tayyip Erdogan, Idlib


Putin, Erdogan Spar Over Syria Militants Amid Split on Safe Zone

While Putin urged Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a summit on Thursday to work out ways to “completely destroy the terrorist hotbed” in the Idlib region, a joint statement after the talks referred only to the need for “concrete steps” to restore a September truce shattered by the Islamist takeover last month. Erdogan said he’d “relayed our expectations” to Putin and Rouhani for Syrian government forces to “abide by the cease-fire” agreed in September, and for Russia and Iran to ...
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Putin to Iran, Turkey: We should not tolerate militants in Syria's Idlib

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday told his Turkish and Iranian counterparts that the presence of what he called terrorist groups in Syria's Idlib region should not be tolerated. Putin was speaking at a summit he is hosting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to discuss the future of Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Moscow has complained that Islamist militants who used to belong to the Nusra Front group are no...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Syria, Moscow, Hassan Rouhani, Sochi, Black Sea, Nusra Front, Tayyip Erdogan, Idlib, Russia Reuters, Iran Turkey


Putin Challenges Turkey on Syria as U.S. Exit Fuels Tensions

“I propose to consider concrete practical steps that Russia, Turkey and Iran could take to completely destroy the terrorist hotbed” in Syria’s Idlib, Putin told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani at a summit on Thursday. While they all want an end to hostilities, “that doesn’t mean we have to put with the presence in the Idlib region of terrorist groups,” Putin said.
Tags: News, Putin, Iran, Syria, Hassan Rouhani, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Idlib, Russia Turkey, Idlib Putin, Putin Challenges Turkey


Aid agencies pull out of Idlib in face of new terror threat

Fear of aid money being diverted by Tahrir al-Sham has led donors to cut fundingIn Syria’s Idlib province, the dust has largely settled after last month’s dramatic takeover of the area by al-Qaida-linked fighters. As a result, however, international organisations have withdrawn aid and support for schools and hospitals – and Idlib’s 3 million residents are beginning to feel the pinch.Idlib, the last pocket of Syria that remains outside President Bashar al-Assad’s control, was spared an assault b...
Tags: Russia, Society, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Aid, Global development, Moscow, Bashar Al Assad, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Al Qaida, Ankara, Idlib, Tahrir al Sham


Russian, Turkish defense ministers meet on Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Russian and Turkish defense ministers have stressed the need to continue military and intelligence cooperation to ensure stability in Syria’s Idlib province despite “provocations” there, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said Monday. Russia’s Sergei Shoigu held talks with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar in Ankara ahead of a meeting between the presidents […]
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Islamic State denies causing blast in Syria's Idlib

Islamic State on Thursday denied being behind a suicide blast that hit the governing council of insurgent-held Idlib in northwest Syria on Tuesday, its Amaq news service said. The explosion, which targeted the "Salvation Government" building of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham militia in Idlib this Tuesday was not connected to fighters of the Islamic State," Amaq said, citing a security source. Islamic State only rarely denies carrying out attacks.
Tags: News, Islamic State, Syria, Idlib, Hayat Tahrir al Sham, Islamic State Amaq


Russia and Turkey to act to stabilize Syria's Idlib province: Putin

The Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier on Wednesday that the situation in the region, where Moscow and Ankara have tried to create a de-escalation zone, was rapidly deteriorating and that it was almost under the full control of Nusra militants. Putin said the Russian and Turkish defense ministers had already held talks on specific action that the two countries would take in Idlib and that the measures, which he didn't describe, would now be implemented. "Unfortunately there are many problem...
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Turkey doing what is required to maintain peace in Syria's Idlib: foreign minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey is doing what is required to maintain peace and prevent violations in Syria's northern Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday. Islamist fighters have tightened their control over the area following more than a week of fighting with Turkey-backed Syrian rebels. Speaking in Ankara, Mevlet Cavusoglu also said if Idlib becomes a "nest of terrorism", it is the Syrian government's fault for bussing in terrorists...
Tags: News, Turkey, Syria, Idlib, Daraa, Syria Turkey, ISTANBUL Reuters Turkey, Ankara Mevlet Cavusoglu


Turkey's military reinforces on border with Syria's Idlib

Turkish troops and tanks carried out military exercises on the border with Syria on Saturday, state-run media reported, while a monitoring group said a Turkish convoy had crossed the frontier into northern Syria. Turkey's military sent tanks and armored vehicles to the border in the second day of reinforcements near the province of Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria. On Friday, a Turkish security source said the Turkish army had been rotating forces in and out of the region, and d...
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'Real risk' of refugees freezing to death in Syria after rains destroy shelters

As temperatures fall, aid workers warn of danger to at least 11,000 people across Idlib, with storms also battering camps in LebanonAt least 11,000 child refugees and their families are facing a weekend of freezing temperatures with no shelter, after torrential rains across Syria’s Idlib province swept away tents and belongings.Aid workers warn there is a real risk people will simply freeze to death as temperatures have already dropped to -1C, amid a shortage of blankets and heating fuel. Contin...
Tags: Society, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Aid, Global development, Lebanon, Migration And Development, Idlib


Al-Qaida-linked group in Syria expands presence in northwest

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked coalition in Syria has expanded its presence in the last major rebel stronghold in the country, cementing the extremists’ hold on the region in northwestern Syria. Opposition activists say the al-Qaida-affiliated Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Arabic for Levant Liberation Committee, or HTS, took over control of most of Idlib province and […]
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Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens

BEIRUT (AP) — Fighting in rebel-held parts of northern Syria has killed dozens of people as al-Qaida-linked militants press their offensive against Turkey-backed rebels. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that two days of fighting in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib have killed 31 people, mostly fighters. The al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation […]
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"How about you just admit you hate the President, love war and have been wrong for the last twenty years on every part of foreign policy?"

Rand Paul put in a strong performance on "Face the Nation" this morning. Here's the full transcript. Excerpt:MARGARET BRENNAN: You've been on a tweet storm this morning saying, President's decision to pull out of Syria and cut our troop presence in Afghanistan in half, you said "the entire foreign policy establishment of Washington, DC, who two years ago were swearing Trump was going to start multiple nuclear wars. Now they're mad because he is stopping two wars. How about you just admit you hat...
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Lebanon says police thwarted bombing attacks by IS

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouk says the country’s police have discovered and thwarted planned bombing attacks by the Islamic State group. Mashnouk told reporters Monday that the bombs were smuggled in from the rebel-held northwestern Syrian province of Idlib in buckets of cheese, and were intended for targeting places of worship, gatherings […]
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France's Macron praises courage of slain Syrian radio activist Fares

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday praised the courage of Raed al-Fares, a prominent activist who was gunned down along with his friend Hamoud al-Juneid in Syria on Friday. Fares was a pro-democracy activist who ran a radio station in Idlib, northwestern Syria, that provided independent news and satirized both President Bashar al-Assad and opposition insurgents.
Tags: News, France, Syria, Bashar Al Assad, Emmanuel Macron, Idlib, Macron, Hamoud al Juneid


Around 100 Syrians struggle to breathe after 'toxic' attack

Around 100 Syrians have been hospitalised with breathing difficulties in Aleppo, state media and a monitor said Sunday, after allegations rebels fired "toxic gas" on the regime-held city the previous day. A rebel alliance in nearby Idlib denied any involvement in the alleged attack. State news agency SANA reported "107 cases of breathing difficulties" in an updated toll on Sunday.
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Syrian state TV accuses rebels of gas attack on civilians in Aleppo

Officials say up to 50 people are being treated for gas attack symptoms, while nine die in Idlib from government shellingAt least 50 Syrian civilians are being treated following a suspected gas attack in the government-held city of Aleppo that state media has blamed on rebels. Most of those admitted to hospitals on Saturday in the northern region of the war-torn country had breathing problems and blurred vision, doctors told state TV. One doctor said two were in critical condition, including a c...
Tags: World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Aleppo, Idlib


Syrian radio host who satirized Assad and ISIS killed

A Syrian radio host who satirized both President Bashar al-Assad and opposition insurgents including ISIS has been shot dead in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, the Syrian Journalists Association said Saturday.
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Syria regime shelling kills 9 civilians in Idlib: monitor

Syrian regime shelling killed nine civilians including seven children Saturday in a planned buffer zone around the country's last major rebel bastion, a monitor said. A teacher and four schoolchildren were among the victims after the shelling hit near a school in the northwestern province of Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Regime ally Russia and rebel backer Turkey in September agreed to set up a demilitarised cordon around the region of Idlib to stave off a massive regime...
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Syrian radio host who satirized Assad and ISIS shot dead

Raed Al-Fares, a Syrian radio host who satirized both President Bashar al-Assad and opposition insurgents including ISIS, has been shot dead in the rebel-held Idlib province, the Syrian Journalists Association (SJA) said on Saturday.
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Radio host who satirized ISIS shot dead

A Syrian radio host who satirized both President Bashar al-Assad and opposition insurgents including ISIS has been shot dead in the rebel-held Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.
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Shelling kills five in Idlib: Syrian Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Government shelling killed three children and two women on Saturday in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, where Russia and Turkey agreed on a buffer zone, a monitoring group said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said shells hit Jarjanaz village which lies on the inner edge of the 15-20 km (9-13 mile) deep zone. The deal to create the demilitarized zone, running along the contact line between insurgent and government territory, staved off an army offensive ...
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Syria radio host shot dead in Idlib

Raed Fares spent years speaking out against Syria's government and militants. Now he has been silenced.
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Leading Syrian activist who opposed regime and Islamists killed in Idlib

Gunmen in Syria's rebel-held northwestern province shot and killed on Friday a prominent anti-government journalist who was also a sharp critic of Islamist militants. Raed Fares' US-funded Radio Fresh station provides news of the conflict to Syria's northern provinces and is a source for international news outlets which have largely stayed away from the opposition-held areas amid rising lawlessness. Fares' killing was a blow to the few independent voices that have continued t...
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Raed Fares: Syria radio host shot dead in Idlib

Raed Fares founded a radio station which broadcast from inside opposition areas in the country.
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Syria radio host Raed Fares shot dead in Idlib

Raed Fares founded a radio station which broadcast from inside opposition areas in the country.
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Influential Syrian activist Raed Fares gunned down in Idlib

Man who helped make ‘the conscience of the revolution’ killed along with colleague Hamoud JneedOne of Syria’s most prominent activists, known for eye-catching protest banners and influential “Radio Fresh” broadcasts, has been assassinated in the rebel-held northern enclave in Idlib province.Raed Fares took on both the regime of Bashar al-Assad and the proliferation of Islamist extremists that grew out of Syria’s civil war with equal energy and commitment. Fellow activist Hamoud Jneed was murdere...
Tags: Protest, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Bashar Al Assad, Idlib, Raed Fares, Hamoud JneedOne, Hamoud Jneed


Prominent Syrian media activist shot dead in Idlib

Raed Fares founded a radio station which broadcast from inside opposition areas in the country.
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Armed men in Syria's Idlib kill prominent activist

Armed men in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province assassinated on Friday an activist who ran a radio station that provided independent news and satirized both President Bashar al-Assad and opposition insurgents, a war monitor reported. The unidentified gunmen shot Raed al-Fares, along with his friend Hamoud al-Juneid, in the town of Kafranbel, home to the Radio Fresh station, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Fares gained prominence early in the uprising against Assad, w...
Tags: News, Syria, Assad, Bashar Al Assad, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Idlib, Kafranbel, Hamoud al Juneid