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Defying dangers, Idlib residents protest Syria’s Assad

In cities and towns across Syria’s last opposition-held province, Idlib, residents poured into the streets on Friday to demonstrate against President Bashar Assad’s government in defiance of an expected offensive …

U.S. lacks leverage as assault on Syrian enclave looms

Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against …

Bombings and air raids kill 4 in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib

Syrian government and Russian warplanes on Saturday targeted the southern edge of Idlib province in what activists described as the most intense airstrikes in weeks, ratcheting up military pressure on …

Syria rebels destroy bridges in anticipation of offensive

Syrian opposition fighters blew up bridges Friday linking areas they control to government-held territories in northwestern Syria in anticipation of a military offensive against their last stronghold in the country, …

New evacuations in southwest Syria as offensive continues

A new group of rebels and their families began evacuating Saturday from the country’s southwest, activists and Syrian media said, where the government has gained new ground in its ongoing …

Airstrike on rebel-held northwestern Syrian village kills 35

Warplanes attacked a rebel-held northwestern village in Syria, killing at least 35 people and wounding dozens more, including children, in one of the deadliest incidents in that part of the …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 8:06 a.m.

Syrian troops step up attacks on rebel-held areas

Syrian government forces and their Russian allies stepped up attacks on rebel-held areas on Monday, killing at least 23 civilians east of Damascus and striking at hospitals and residential buildings …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Activist: Car bomb kills 23 in Syrian rebel-held Idlib city

A large explosion in Syria’s largest rebel-held city, Idlib, killed at least 23 people on Sunday, activists reported.

Turkey’s president announces operation in Syria’s Idlib

Turkey’s president announced Saturday that the country has launched a “serious” operation in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province with Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces, following international efforts for de-escalation in the war-torn …

UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Rival groups clash in Syria’s rebel-packed Idlib

Clashes have broken out in northwestern Syria between two of the most powerful insurgent groups there raising fears of widespread violence in the rebel-held province of Idlib, the groups and …

Pentagon: Airstrikes in Syria kill 11 al-Qaida operatives

The Pentagon says two U.S. airstrikes in Syria killed 11 al-Qaida operatives, including one with ties to Osama bin Laden and other senior al-Qaida leaders.