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Syria: Country in the Middle East
Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Kurds, Turkemens, Assyrians, Armenians, Circassians, Mandeans and Greeks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Arabs are the largest ethnic group, and Sunnis the largest religious group.

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Israeli jets strike Islamic Jihad targets in Syria and Gaza: Israeli military

Israeli fighter jets launched air strikes on suspected Islamic Jihad positions in Syria, the Israeli military said on Monday, after the militant group and Israel exchanged rockets and air strikes..
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Several Turkish troops wounded in Idlib by government shelling, Observatory says

Several Turkish troops were wounded on Sunday in Syria's Idlib province after pro-Damascus forces targeted a Turkish military convoy with heavy artillery, prompting it to retreat northwards, the Syrian..
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Videos for Syria


Israeli jets strike targets in Syria and Gaza [Video]Israeli jets strike targets in Syria and Gaza

An Israeli air strike in Damascus overnight killed two members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the militant group said on Monday. Libby Hogan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Syria's war: Doctors take precautions to protect hospitals [Video]Syria's war: Doctors take precautions to protect hospitals

Doctors worry they will not be able to cope with the growing number of patients if medical facilities are bombed.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

France and Germany urge Syria summit amid fears of 'bloodbath' in Idlib [Video]France and Germany urge Syria summit amid fears of 'bloodbath' in Idlib

France and Germany urge Syria summit amid fears of 'bloodbath' in Idlib

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:25Published

UN warns of 'bloodbath' as Syria fighting escalates [Video]UN warns of 'bloodbath' as Syria fighting escalates

Turkey's president to phone Russian counterpart as fighting in Syria threatens nearly one million trapped civilians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Fighting rages in northwest Syria; two Turkish troops killed [Video]Fighting rages in northwest Syria; two Turkish troops killed

Deadly air attacks come a day after President Erdogan warned of an imminent Turkish military offensive in Idlib.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

'Nowhere is safe': UN warns of urgent danger of Syria escalation [Video]'Nowhere is safe': UN warns of urgent danger of Syria escalation

'Unfolding humanitarian catastrophe' in Idlib as fighting approaches areas packed with civilians fleeing gov't push.

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Erdogan threatens 'imminent' Turkish operation in Syria [Video]Erdogan threatens 'imminent' Turkish operation in Syria

Turkish leader says talks with Russia over northwest Syria failed to achieve 'desired result'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Meet the Syrian father turning the sound of war into a game [Video]Meet the Syrian father turning the sound of war into a game

Syrian video journalist Abdallah al-Muhammad has turned the experience of air strikes and shelling near his home in northwest Syria's Idlib into a game for his three-year old daughter to help her cope..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

'Cruel beyond belief': UN demands escape route for civilians in northwest Syria [Video]'Cruel beyond belief': UN demands escape route for civilians in northwest Syria

'Cruel beyond belief': UN demands escape route for civilians in northwest Syria

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:12Published

UN calls for Syrian government to open humanitarian corridors [Video]UN calls for Syrian government to open humanitarian corridors

The United Nations human rights chief is calling on the Syrian government and its allies to open humanitarian corridors for civilians to leave areas of fighting.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Prince Charles Visits Shirt Maker Workshop in Gloucester [Video]Prince Charles Visits Shirt Maker Workshop in Gloucester

The Prince of Wales has visited the workshop of boutique shirt maker Emma Willis in Gloucester. Prince Charles met members of staff, including two Syrian refugees who have been employed in the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 03:49Published

Syrian government forces seize most of Aleppo province [Video]Syrian government forces seize most of Aleppo province

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Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks [Video]Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks

State media says government forces make significant gains in northwest amid push against last major rebel bastion.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

A new catastrophe looms in Syria's dead of winter [Video]A new catastrophe looms in Syria's dead of winter

The World Food Programme says more than 800,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled their homes during a Russian-backed Syrian military campaign to clear the opposition in northwest Syria..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Syria: 800,000 displaced face desperate conditions in camps [Video]Syria: 800,000 displaced face desperate conditions in camps

In past four days alone, more than 150,000 Syrians flee villages as government forces close in on rebel-held Idlib.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Syrian military helicopter downed as Idlib fighting intensifies [Video]Syrian military helicopter downed as Idlib fighting intensifies

Syrian state media says all crew members killed as government push on rebel-held northwest causes mass displacement.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Turkey reinforces troops in Syria, vows to hit 'radicals' [Video]Turkey reinforces troops in Syria, vows to hit 'radicals'

Turkey will use force against rebel groups violating a ceasefire in Syria's northwest Idlib region, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Thursday in an apparent response to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Erdogan warns Syrian regime against further attacks against Turkish soldiers [Video]Erdogan warns Syrian regime against further attacks against Turkish soldiers

The Kremlin hit back at Ankara, accusing it of disregarding its commitment under the agreement to stabilise the region.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:45Published

Syrian refugee Ayman Faki now stars in his local rugby team [Video]Syrian refugee Ayman Faki now stars in his local rugby team

Ayman Faki arrived in Wales almost four years ago and had never heard of rugby before he enrolled at the local school in Ystradgynlais. Now the teenager is a star winger for his village's under-15s..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:23Published

Erdogan: Turkey will hit Syrian government forces 'anywhere' [Video]Erdogan: Turkey will hit Syrian government forces 'anywhere'

President Erdogan says Turkey will push Syrian gov't forces beyond observation posts in Idlib 'by any means necessary'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:05Published

Warplane flies over northeast Syria during reports of U.S. air strike [Video]Warplane flies over northeast Syria during reports of U.S. air strike

A warplane flew over a village in northeast Syria on Wednesday (February 12) following reports by Syrian and Turkish media that at least one air strike was carried out by U.S. jets. Lauren Anthony..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Turkey will strike Syrian forces if Turkish soldiers are hurt: Erdogan [Video]Turkey will strike Syrian forces if Turkish soldiers are hurt: Erdogan

Turkey's military will set aside past ceasefire agreements to strike Syrian government forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria if another Turkish soldier is hurt, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Erdogan threatens to hit Syrian regime forces 'anywhere' if Turkish troops hurt [Video]Erdogan threatens to hit Syrian regime forces 'anywhere' if Turkish troops hurt

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:39Published

Fighting in northwestern Syria 'has deplaced 700,000 since December' [Video]Fighting in northwestern Syria 'has deplaced 700,000 since December'

A wave of displacement that has seen around 700,000 people flee a regime offensive in Syria's Idlib region is the biggest of the nine-year-old conflict, the United Nations said on Tuesday.View on..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Syrian bomb kills 16th Turkish soldier this month in Idlib

A Turkish soldier was killed in Syria's Idlib region in a bomb attack by Russian-backed government forces, the defence ministry said on Saturday, Turkey's 16th military death during a month in which..
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Erdogan says to meet Putin, Merkel, Macron on March 5 over Idlib

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he will meet Russian, German and French counterparts on March 5 to discuss the situation in Syria's Idlib region, where a recent push by government..
Reuters - Published

U.N. suggests Turkey border crossing to deliver aid to Syria's northeast

The United Nations has suggested that the Tal Abiyad border crossing between Syria and Turkey could be used to deliver aid to civilians in northeast Syria after Russia and China blocked the world body..
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Syria announces Damascus-Aleppo highway open to traffic

Syria's transport ministry declared the main highway between Damascus and Aleppo open to the public on Saturday after troops recaptured the major artery in a Russian-backed offensive.
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Russian, Turkish defense ministers discuss stabilization in Idlib

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has discussed the situation in Syria's Idlib with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday.
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U.N. chief urges halt to fighting in Syria's Idlib

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria's Idlib region "to end the humanitarian catastrophe and now also to avoid an uncontrollable..
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Putin, Erdogan agree by phone to intensify talks on Syria: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Friday President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan had agreed in a phone call to intensify talks on Syria's Idlib region to reduce tensions and implement a..
Reuters - Published

U.N. says it fears 'bloodbath' in northwest Syria fighting

The United Nations warned on Friday that fighting in northwest Syria could "end in a bloodbath" and called again for a ceasefire, while Moscow denied reports of a mass flight of civilians from a..
Reuters - Published

France, Germany call on political solution to 'catastrophic' Idlib crisis

The leaders of France and Germany told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that the humanitarian crisis in Syria's northwest Idlib province needed a political solution and that the three should meet soon..
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Turkey's Erdogan tells Russia's Putin it's necessary to control Syrian government in Idlib

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan emphasized the necessity to control Syrian government forces and halt a humanitarian crisis in Syria's Idlib region during a phone call with Russia's Vladimir Putin,..
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Erdogan says will decide his Idlib stance after call with Putin

President Tayyip Erdogan said he will speak by phone with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday evening and, based on those talks, will determine Turkey's stance on the military conflict in northwest..
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Turkey's Erdogan asks France, Germany to help end Syrian humanitarian crisis

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan asked the French and German leaders to provide "concrete" support in ending a humanitarian crisis in northwest Syria's Idlib region, the Turkish presidency said on..
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Kremlin: Syria talks with Erdogan, Merkel and Macron under discussion

Russia is discussing the possibility of holding a summit on Syria with the presidents of Turkey, France and Germany, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.
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Russia calls reports of Syrians fleeing Idlib en masse for Turkey false

Russia's Defense Ministry on Friday said reports that hundreds of thousands of Syrians were fleeing Idlib in the direction of Turkey were false and urged Ankara to allow Idlib residents to enter other..
Reuters - Published

Libya's Haftar says any ceasefire would be contingent on Turkish withdrawal: RIA

Khalifa Haftar, Libya's eastern military commander, said he would be ready for a ceasefire if Turkish and Syrian mercenaries left the country and Ankara stopped supplying weapons to Libya's..
Reuters - Published

Merkel, Macron urge Putin to end conflict in Syria's Idlib

The leaders of Germany and France called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to express their concern about the humanitarian situation in Syria's Idlib region, urging an end to the conflict..
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Turkish minister says U.S. may send Patriot systems to Turkey to use in Syria's Idlib

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday that the United States may send Patriot missile systems to Turkey to use for security in the face of the conflict in northwestern Syria's Idlib..
Reuters - Published

Flare-up in fighting in northwest Syria pulls in Russian, Turkish forces

Turkish forces and Syrian rebels fought government troops in northwest Syria on Thursday and Russian warplanes struck back in a sharp escalation of an intense battle over the last rebel bastions,..
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Turkey says Syrian air strikes kill two troops near Idlib

Turkey said two of its soldiers were killed and five others wounded in Syrian government air strikes in northwest Syria on Thursday, bringing Turkish military fatalities to 15 so far this month in the..
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Turkey, Russia discussing use of Syrian air space in Idlib: minister

Turkey and Russia are discussing the use of Syrian air space in the northwestern region of Idlib and the problem can be overcome if Russia "steps aside", Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told..
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Russia accuses Turkey of shelling Syrian army to help militants

Russia accused Turkey on Thursday of providing artillery support to militants fighting the Syrian army and said militants briefly broke through Syrian military positions in Idlib, Russian news agencies..
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No relent in fighting in northwest Syria, deepening misery for civilians

Russian warplanes struck at rebel-held towns in northwest Syria again on Thursday and Turkish artillery supported insurgent attacks elsewhere as officials from the two countries struggled to reach a..
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Turkey, Russia discuss joint patrols option in Syria's Idlib: official

Turkey and Russia are discussing possible joint patrols as one way to reach a deal to halt fighting and stem an exodus of civilians in Syria's Idlib region, a Turkish official said on Thursday, a day..
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Turkey says talks with Russia on Syria warning but more needed

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday there was some rapprochement with Russia in talks about Syria's Idlib region, where Ankara has threatened to mount an offensive, but added..
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Turkey edges towards direct conflict with Russian-backed Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a military operation by his forces to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebels in northwest Syria was now "a matter of time" after talks..
Reuters - Published

No place to go: Syrian families fleeing Idlib stranded on the roads

Abu Abdallah has been on the road for days. After his family fled the air strikes pounding Idlib, they moved from one village to another in northwest Syria but have yet to find refuge.
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Syrian father, protecting daughter from trauma, turns sounds of war into a game

Syrian video journalist Abdallah al-Muhammad has invented a game to cushion his young daughter from the trauma of hearing the deafening cacophony of air strikes and shelling near his home in northwest..
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Finland's foreign minister faces probe over Syria repatriations

Finland's constitutional committee said on Wednesday it has asked the Prosecutor General to investigate the legality of Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto's push to repatriate Finnish children from a camp..
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Turkey threatens action on Syria as Russian-backed government offensive pushes toward border

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a Turkish military operation to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebel strongholds in northwest Syria was now "a matter of time" after..
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In northern Syria, currency switch shows Turkey's influence

Last month Hussam Shamo, a baker in northern Syria, stopped selling his bread in Syrian pounds after the latest slump in the currency forced him to push up prices yet again.
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Turkey's Erdogan says Syria talks with Russia unsatisfactory, offensive 'matter of time'

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday talks with Russia on the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib were far from meeting Turkey's demands and warned that a military operation there was a "matter..
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Uzbekistan detains 21 on suspicion of Syrian militant links

Uzbek police have detained 21 people suspected of being linked to an Islamist militant group operating in Syria, police said on Wednesday.
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Air strikes hit hospitals, camps in northwest Syria, Turkey demands pull-back

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and refugee camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad's forces press an assault against the last rebel stronghold,..
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Turkey to send more troops to Syria even as Moscow talks continue

Turkey will deploy more troops to Syria's Idlib region and retaliate against attacks by government forces there, even as Ankara continues to discuss the situation with Moscow, Turkish Presidential..
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Russia and Turkey remain committed to reducing Syria tensions: Russian ministry

Russia and Turkey on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to existing agreements on Syria's Idlib which seek to reduce tensions in the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said after a meeting in..
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Turkey tells Russia that Syrian forces in rebel bastion must pull back

Turkey told Russia on Tuesday that its military was now ready to make sure that Russian-backed Syrian forces pull out from the last rebel bastion in northwest Syria as the two sides met for talks in..
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Air strikes hit hospitals, camps in northwest Syria, relief effort overwhelmed: U.N.

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and displaced persons camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad's forces press an assault against the last rebel..
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Turkey restarts joint Syria patrols with Russia amid Idlib tensions

Turkey has restarted joint patrols with the Russian military in northeast Syria after a two-week hiatus, Russia said late on Monday, as a Syrian government offensive in the Idlib region continued to..
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U.N. rights boss denounces attacks, deaths in northwest Syria bombings

Nearly 300 civilians have been killed in attacks this year in northwest Syria, 93% of them caused by strikes by the Syrian government and its ally Russia, the top United Nations human rights official..
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Syria's Assad says his forces' gains are "prelude" to rebels' final defeat

Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Monday his forces' rapid recent gains in their Russian-backed military offensive presaged the eventual defeat of the nine-year insurgency that sought to oust..
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Nearly 875,000 people displaced by Russian-backed Syrian offensive: U.N.

Nearly 875,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive against the rebel-held northwest since early December, including over 40,000 in the last four..
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Syria's Assad says major gains against rebels not yet end of nine-year conflict

Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Monday recent rapid gains in a Russian-backed military offensive that has recaptured large tracts of territory from rebels was not the end of Syria's nine-year..
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Syrian forces consolidate control of Aleppo, air strikes under way

The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo's northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe out militant groups "wherever they are..
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Syrian forces consolidate control of Aleppo, pledge to eradicate remaining insurgents

The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo's northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe out militant groups "wherever they are..
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Syrian forces seize most of Aleppo province, on eve of Turkey-Russia talks

Syrian government forces made significant advances on Sunday in the country's northwestern Aleppo province, seizing most of the rebel-held region, state media said, a day before a new round of talks..
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