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Russia air raids, strikes by Bashar al-Assad's forces kill 21, including 10 children, in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province
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Russia air raids, strikes by Bashar al-Assad's forces kill 21, including 10 children, in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province

Most of Idlib province remains out of the control of the Syrian regime, as do adjacent areas of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia provinces

Turkish soldier killed, three injured during operation against Kurdish militia in northern Syria, says Ankara
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Turkish soldier killed, three injured during operation against Kurdish militia in northern Syria, says Ankara

Three more soldiers were injured in the 'operation region', the defence ministry said in a statement after clashes with the militia on Thursday, but gave no further details

Israel fires missiles into south Syria; ‘Some missiles shot down, others have hit target’, says Syrian human rights group
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Israel fires missiles into south Syria; ‘Some missiles shot down, others have hit target’, says Syrian human rights group

An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday. The missiles were fired into the south of the country close to the Golan Heights, an area occupied and annexed by Israel. The Syrian conflict has killed more than 370,000 people and drawn in world powers since it started with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

Russian airstrikes on market in northwestern Syria kill 23, says Britain-based observatory; Moscow denies responsibility
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Russian airstrikes on market in northwestern Syria kill 23, says Britain-based observatory; Moscow denies responsibility

Russian airstrikes on a market in northwestern Syria killed 23 people on Monday, a monitor said, in the latest violence to plague the country's last major opposition bastion.

130 fighters killed in 48 hours in northwest Syria in clashes between regime forces and jihadist combatants, says human rights monitor
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130 fighters killed in 48 hours in northwest Syria in clashes between regime forces and jihadist combatants, says human rights monitor

Fighting raged in northwest Syria on Thursday with clashes between regime forces and jihadist-led fighters killing 130 combatants in two days, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Air strikes by Syria and Russia kill 28 people in embattled Idlib despite ceasefire announced by Moscow
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Air strikes by Syria and Russia kill 28 people in embattled Idlib despite ceasefire announced by Moscow

Assad Regime and Russian airstrikes have killed 28 people including seven civilians in embattled Idlib, Northwest Syria

Hundreds flee as US-backed Syrian forces battle for last Islamic State bastion Baghouz bordering Iraq
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Hundreds flee as US-backed Syrian forces battle for last Islamic State bastion Baghouz bordering Iraq

Nearly 600 civilians fled the Islamic State group's last bastion in eastern Syria on Tuesday, as Kurdish-led forces and the US-backed SDF boxed holdout jihadists into an ever-shrinking pocket.

After Donald Trump's announcement of withdrawal from Syria, US-led military coalition begins pulling out troops
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After Donald Trump's announcement of withdrawal from Syria, US-led military coalition begins pulling out troops

On 19 December, Trump said he had ordered the withdrawal of all US forces in Syria, which are believed to number around 2,000

Syria regime kills 22 rebels in truce zone near Idlib province, says UK-based human rights organisation
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Syria regime kills 22 rebels in truce zone near Idlib province, says UK-based human rights organisation

Fighting erupted when Syrian regime's troops seized a position in a rural area in the north of neighbouring Hama province that had been held by the Jaish al-Izza group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Islamic State ousted US-backed forces from its holdout in eastern Syria, says monitoring group
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Islamic State ousted US-backed forces from its holdout in eastern Syria, says monitoring group

Islamic State overran large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, proclaiming a "caliphate" across land it controlled. But the jihadist group has since lost most of that territory.

Thousands head home to Syria's Idlib after Russia, Turkey reach deal on demilitarised buffer zone in rebel bastion
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Thousands head home to Syria's Idlib after Russia, Turkey reach deal on demilitarised buffer zone in rebel bastion

The civil war in Syria has killed more than 3,60,000 people and displaced millions more since it erupted with the brutal repression of anti-government protests in 2011.

Syrian air defences shoot down Israeli missiles targeting Damascus airport, says State media
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Syrian air defences shoot down Israeli missiles targeting Damascus airport, says State media

AFP's correspondent in Damascus heard a loud blast late Saturday, followed by several smaller explosions.

Turkey promises housing, citizenship to families of Syria rebels killed in Afrin battle, injured fighters to receive money
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Turkey promises housing, citizenship to families of Syria rebels killed in Afrin battle, injured fighters to receive money

The move further escalates Turkey's role in the de facto buffer zone it has carved out in northwest Syria. It points to Ankara's growing entanglement as its forces spread across that arc, with long-term implications for their Syrian allies.

Toll in arms depot explosion in Syria's Idlib rises to 69; monitor says most casualties civilians, including 17 children
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Toll in arms depot explosion in Syria's Idlib rises to 69; monitor says most casualties civilians, including 17 children

Most of the civilians killed in the blast in Syria's Idlib province were family members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham fighters displaced to the area from the central province of Homs.

Syria recorded 68,000 deaths in 2017, 32,000 this year, says civil registries chief Ahmad Rahal; no mention of nature of death
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Syria recorded 68,000 deaths in 2017, 32,000 this year, says civil registries chief Ahmad Rahal; no mention of nature of death

Syria's civil registries recorded 68,000 deaths in the war-torn country in 2017, pro-regime daily Al-Watan reported its head as saying on Thursday.

Syrian govt forces bomb southern Badiya desert to draw out Islamic State jihadists, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
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Syrian govt forces bomb southern Badiya desert to draw out Islamic State jihadists, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Syrian regime forces bombed the southern Badiya desert on Monday to draw out Islamic State jihadists according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights

Islamic State executes one of its dozen hostages captured from Syria's Sweida; killing prompts SDF to negotiate peace
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Islamic State executes one of its dozen hostages captured from Syria's Sweida; killing prompts SDF to negotiate peace

Islamic State executed one of its dozen hostages captured from Sweida. This has prompted SDF to offer negotiations

More than 150 killed in Islamic State attacks in Syria's Sweida; 'soldiers of the caliphate' set off blasts, shoot civilians in homes
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More than 150 killed in Islamic State attacks in Syria's Sweida; 'soldiers of the caliphate' set off blasts, shoot civilians in homes

More than 350,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria's war started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

Syrian government signs peace deal with Daraa rebels; opposition fighters agree to surrender ammunition
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Syrian government signs peace deal with Daraa rebels; opposition fighters agree to surrender ammunition

Syrian government and Daraa rebels have signed a peace treaty. The opposition fighters have agreed to surrender their weapons to the government forces

Thousands of refugees return to Syria after Russian mediators negotiate ceasefire with militias
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Thousands of refugees return to Syria after Russian mediators negotiate ceasefire with militias

Russian mediators acting on behalf of the government in Syria of Bashar al-Assad negotiated a ceasefire with the armed militias in Daraa province.