The last opposition-held stronghold in Syria is bracing for its fight against the coronavirus pandemic with just one machine equipped to run a test to detect the rapidly spreading pathogen. Mohamad Shahim Makki, a doctor in Idlib province, a war-battered region in northwest Syria that is home to more than[…]
Billows of smoke are rising from tyres that protesters have burned on the strategic M4 highway. Huge mounds of dirt, rocks, and scrap metal have been erected to keep vehicles from travelling along the road. The once smooth roadway is now one long stretch of obstacles placed there by the[…]
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he would keep Turkey’s border open for refugees until the EU had met all Ankara’s demands while comparing Greece’s response to the crisis to the Nazis. “Until all Turkey’s expectations, including free movement, updating of the customs union and financial assistance, are[…]
A fistfight erupted in the Turkish parliament on Wednesday during a speech by an opposition legislator who earlier accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of disrespecting Turkish soldiers who died in Syria. Dozens of parliamentarians joined the brawl, some climbing on top of desks to throw punches, while others tried to[…]
Turkey’s military shot down two Syrian government fighter jets over northwest Idlib, hours after forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad brought down a Turkish drone over the region. In a Twitter post on Sunday, Turkey’s defence ministry said its forces struck two SU-24 aircraft in response to the downing of the[…]
At least 33 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an air raid by Syrian government forces in the northwestern Idlib province, the governor in the southeastern province of Hatay said early on Friday, raising an earlier death toll, while also threatening an escalation of conflict and another refugee crisis. The deaths[…]
Turkey plans to push Syrian government forces away from its military observation posts in northwest Syria’s Idlib region this week, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, despite advances by Damascus’s Russian-backed military. Nearly a million Syrians have been displaced in the last three months by fighting between Turkish-backed rebels and[…]
‘Unfolding humanitarian catastrophe’ in Idlib as fighting approaches areas packed with civilians fleeing gov’t push.Hundreds of thousands of Syrians fleeing a fierce government push are being squeezed into ever-smaller areas near Turkey’s border under horrendous conditions, including below-freezing temperatures that are killing babies and children, the United Nations humanitarian chief[…]
Nearly 300 civilians killed in attacks in northwest Syria with 93 percent caused by Syrian and Russian forces, UN says. The United Nations human rights chief has said she is “horrified” by the surge in fighting in northwest Syria and called for humanitarian corridors to assist the largest exodus of[…]
Displaced Syrians fleeing gov’t offensive forced to sleep outside in sub-zero temperatures as camps are full, UN says. Out in the open and under the freezing weather, Mustafa Hamadi and his family settled into their makeshift tent in the village of Killi, in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib –[…]
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