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Thousands return to their homes after Idlib deal

Thousands return to their homes after Idlib deal

Around 7,000 people from Syria's Hama and Idlib provinces have returned to their homes after an agreement by Turkey and Russia to set up a demilitarized zone in Idlib, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

Turkish forces 'surround' Syrian Kurdish city

Turkish forces 'surround' Syrian Kurdish city

Turkey said Tuesday its army and allied rebels have surrounded the Kurdish city of Afrin in northern Syria, raising the prospect of another devastating siege in the country's long conflict.

Assad vows to retake whole country, but could 'take long time'

Assad vows to retake whole country, but could 'take long time'

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake the entire country but warned it could take a "long time," in an exclusive interview with AFP that comes as international pressure grows for a ceasefire.