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Syria's Idlib spared attack, Turkey to send in more troops

18 Sep 2018

ANKARA/AMMAN Turkey will send more troops into Syria's Idlib province after striking a deal with Russia that has averted a government offensive and delighted rebels who said it kept the area out of President Bashar al-Assad's hands.

Idlib-Einigung sorgt für Erleichterung und Zweifel

18 Sep 2018

Beirut/Brüssel Die Einigung auf eine militärische Pufferzone in der syrischen Rebellenhochburg Idlib hat für Erleichterung gesorgt, aber auch Zweifel an ihren Erfolgschancen aufkommen lassen.

Syria and Jordan begin talks on opening vital border crossing

13 Sep 2018

AMMAN Jordan and Syria held their first technical talks on opening a major border crossing in southern Syria that was recaptured from the opposition last July, a Jordanian official source said on Thursday.

U.S. marines conduct big drills with rebels in southern Syria

13 Sep 2018

AMMAN A Syrian rebel commander said on Thursday rare military exercises with U.S. marines in southern Syria sent a strong message to Russia and Iran that the Americans and the rebels intend to stay and confront any threats to their presence.

Turkey reinforces military in Syria's Idlib after ceasefire call fails

12 Sep 2018

ANKARA/AMMAN Turkey is reinforcing its military posts inside Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib, Turkish and Syrian rebels sources say, seeking to deter a government offensive which it says would unleash a humanitarian disaster on its border.

Exclusive - Turkey boosts arms to Syrian rebels as Idlib attack looms - rebel sources

12 Sep 2018

AMMAN Turkey has stepped up arms supplies to Syrian rebels to help them stave off an expected offensive by the Syrian army and its Russian and Iran-backed allies in the northwest near the Turkish frontier, rebel sources told Reuters.

Russian and Syrian jets pound Idlib province after summit

08 Sep 2018

AMMAN Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded towns in Syria's opposition-held Idlib province on Saturday, a day after a summit of the presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia failed to agree on a ceasefire that would forestall a Russian-backed offensive. | Video

Syrian rebels hope Turkey can limit Russian-backed Idlib assault

05 Sep 2018

AMMAN Syrian rebels bracing for battle in northwest Syria are pinning their hopes on ally Turkey to intervene with Russia and prevent an all-out Syrian government offensive that could deal a final blow to their seven-year-long uprising.

Syrian rebels hope Turkey can limit Russian-backed Idlib assault

05 Sep 2018

AMMAN Syrian rebels bracing for battle in northwest Syria are pinning their hopes on ally Turkey to intervene with Russia and prevent an all-out Syrian government offensive that could deal a final blow to their seven-year-long uprising.

Jordan says U.S. move to halt U.N. refugee agency funding fuels radicalism

02 Sep 2018

AMMAN Jordan said on Saturday it regretted a U.S. decision to halt funding to a United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, saying it would only fuel radicalism and harm prospects for Middle East peace.

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