Syria Conflict

No good news for Turkey from jihadi ranks in Syria

Ahrar al-Sham, a prominent armed group that has often collaborated with Turkey in Syria, is hit by infighting that plays into the hands of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and dampens Turkish plans to remold rebel factions in Idlib.

Fehim Tastekin | Syria Conflict | Oct 27, 2020
al-monitor Turkish military vehicles, part of a convoy, drive through the town of Ariha in the rebel-held northwestern Idlib province on Oct. 20, 2020, after vacating the Morek post in Hama's countryside. Photo by ABDULAZIZ KETAZ/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

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

Turkish forces withdraw from largest base in northeast Syria

Ankara has begun pulling back forces and equipment from an observation post long surrounded by regime forces in Syria’s northeast Idlib province.

Diego Cupolo | Syria Conflict | Oct 20, 2020