UN-led Syria Constitution talks resume in Geneva

Representatives from the Syrian government, opposition and civil society are meeting this week to discuss the “basic principles” of a future Syrian charter.

Al-Monitor Staff | Syria Conflict | Jan 25, 2021
al-monitor A sign that reads "Syrian Constitutional Committee" is pictured at the opening of a meeting of the Syria Constitution-writing committee on October 30, 2019, at the United Nations Offices in Geneva. Photo by DENIS BALIBOUSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

Turkey faces mysterious jihadi enemies in Idlib

Turkish forces continue to expand their presence around the key M4 highway in Idlib as attacks by new groups fuel uncertainties in the rebel-held region.

Fehim Tastekin | | Jan 25, 2021

Syrian FSA fighters graduate from universities after years out of school

Factions of the Free Syrian Army are supporting their fighters to return to school and graduate, as part of efforts to promote education among their fighters.

Khaled al-Khateb | Education | Jan 24, 2021

Israeli airstrikes hit central Syria

Iranian forces have repositioned themselves in eastern Syria due to recent suspected Israeli strikes.

Al-Monitor Staff | Syria Conflict | Jan 22, 2021

Who is behind recent attacks against Turkish presence in Idlib?

Unknown parties have carried out several operations against some of the Turkish army outposts in Idlib, with some accusing Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and others pointing the finger at Islamic State or regime cells.

Sultan al-Kanj | Syria Conflict | Jan 22, 2021