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Turkey's ceasefire calls in Idlib yielded results, says Erdogan

Turkey's ceasefire calls in Idlib yielded results, says Erdogan

Turkey, which supports rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been holding talks with his allies Russia and Iran over the fate of Idlib.

Turkish intelligence seizes bombing suspect inside Syria

Turkish intelligence seizes bombing suspect inside Syria

Anadolu said that during his questioning, Yusuf Nazik confessed to having received orders from Syrian intelligence to plan an attack in Turkey.

US general warns against major assault on Syria's Idlib

US general warns against major assault on Syria's Idlib

The northern province and surrounding areas are the last major swathe of territory held by insurgents fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

One killed as blast strikes north Syria town

One killed as blast strikes north Syria town

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one person was killed and others injured. The witness said two were killed and 25 injured.

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami travelled to Damascus on Sunday for a two-day visit.

Iranian defence minister arrives in Syria for talks

Iranian defence minister arrives in Syria for talks

Iranian forces have backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's civil war.

Syrian offensive knocks hospitals out of service

Syrian offensive knocks hospitals out of service

President Bashar al-Assad is aiming to restore control over rebel-held areas at the borders with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Syrian army 'drops barrel bombs in southwest assault'

Syrian army 'drops barrel bombs in southwest assault'

A war monitor reported Syrian military helicopters dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas of the southwest on Friday for the first time in a year.

Assad performs Eid prayer in rare appearance outside Damascus

Assad performs Eid prayer in rare appearance outside Damascus

The president was surrounded by dozens of worshippers who appeared to be offering him Eid greetings.

Assad denies Moscow running the show in Syria

Assad denies Moscow running the show in Syria

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad denied Moscow is running the show in his war-torn country, saying in an interview released Sunday his government operates independently of its Russian and Iranian allies.

Syrian police deploy in south Damascus after IS defeat

Syrian police deploy in south Damascus after IS defeat

The government on Monday seized the Yarmuk Palestinian camp and adjacent neighbourhoods of Tadamun and Hajar al-Aswad, putting Damascus fully under its control for the first time since 2012.

Fierce fighting in Ghouta as Assad presses assault

Fierce fighting in Ghouta as Assad presses assault

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said there was intense fighting on several fronts accompanied by a government artillery barrage, continuous air raids and attacks by helicopters.