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Russia-Turkey truce holds in Syria despite minor violations

BEIRUT (AP) – Opposition activists and a war monitor reported a complete absence of Russian and Syrian government warplanes in the skies of Idlib and a relative calm in the area Friday morning, following a cease-fire deal brokered by [...]

Putin and Erdogan Reach Accord to Halt Fighting in Syria

MOSCOW — After six hours of talks at the Kremlin, the presidents of Russia and Turkey on Thursday announced what they said was a deal to halt fighting in the Syrian region of Idlib, calming a volatile conflict that had pushed the [...]

Report: War crimes committed by almost all sides in Syria

GENEVA (AP) – Investigators for the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council said on Monday that they had found evidence of war crimes in Syria committed by nearly all sides in the conflict during the second half of last year and into January. The [...]

Turkey Vows to Resist Attacks on Its Forces in Syria

ISTANBUL — Turkey vowed on Friday to resist further aggression against its troops in northwestern Syria, a day after Russian or Syrian air and artillery strikes killed 33 Turkish soldiers, bringing Russia and Turkey close to open [...]

Airstrike Hits Turkish Forces in Syria, Raising Fears of Escalation

ISTANBUL — The Turkish Army suffered mass casualties in an airstrike in northwest Syria late Thursday, an attack that could dramatically change the course of the Syrian war as fears grow of a direct conflict between Russia and Turkey, [...]

Passenger Plane Drew Fire in Syria, Russia Says

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A passenger plane with 172 people aboard made an emergency landing at a Russian military base in Syria on Thursday after drawing fire from Syrian air defenses in the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike in the area, [...]

Reports: Unidentified planes strike targets in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) – Unidentified planes struck targets in Syria near the border with Israel on Friday, reports said, triggering “a huge explosion” amid soaring tensions in the region between the U.S. and Iran. The Syrian Observatory for [...]

Pentagon bars lawmakers from traveling to Syria and Iraq

Protesters set a fire in front of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. | Khalid Mohammed/AP Photo */ ]]> The Pentagon barred lawmakers from visiting Iraq and Syria in the weeks surrounding the holidays, House Armed Services Committee spokesperson [...]

Trump briefed on U.S. military strikes in Syria, Iraq

Top U.S. national security advisers provided President Trump with expanded military options targeting Iran and its proxies late Sunday after U.S. forces launched successful air strikes on Iranian-backed militias threatening U.S. troops in Iraq. The [...]

The U.N. Tried to Save Hospitals in Syria. It Didn’t Work.

A United Nations system to prevent attacks on hospitals and other humanitarian sites in insurgent-held areas of Syria has been ignored by Russian and Syrian forces and marred by internal errors, a New York Times investigation has found. The [...]