Russian strikes kill dozens of Turkey-backed rebels in Syria's Idlib

The strikes on Monday reportedly targeted a training camp run by the Failaq al-Sham group.

Al-Monitor Staff | Russia in Syria | Oct 26, 2020
al-monitor A fighter with the Turkey-backed Faylaq al-Sham rebel faction in Syria shoots in the air during the funeral of 10 of the faction's fighters in the northwestern city of Idlib, on Oct. 26, 2020, following their death in a Russian airstrike. Photo by MOHAMMED AL-RIFAI/AFP via Getty Images.

Some Syrians prefer Idlib over areas under control of Turkish-backed armed groups

While security chaos is deemed limited in Idlib, areas under the control of Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army factions are suffering from poor security conditions amid frequent assassinations and bombings targeting civilians and military personnel.

Sultan al-Kanj | Idlib | Oct 24, 2020

Intel: US drone strike kills at least 10 at al-Qaeda meeting in Idlib

Some of the dead were reportedly rivals of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

Al-Monitor Staff | Syria Conflict | Oct 23, 2020

Turkey’s withdrawal in Idlib may be omen of war

Turkey’s decision to evacuate military posts in regime-held areas in Idlib is hardly reassuring when considered against the backdrop of its continued military buildup elsewhere in the region.

Fehim Tastekin | | Oct 22, 2020

US won’t change its Syria policy in order to free missing Americans, Pompeo says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked if the Trump administration would consider meeting the Syrian regime's terms, which reportedly include withdrawing all American forces from the country.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Syria Conflict | Oct 21, 2020