Iran, a regional Covid-19 epicentre, backs the Assad regime and sends religious pilgrims and militias to Syria where health systems stand ravaged by war. Arrival of the virus in war-torn countries such as Syria and Gaza raises fears of circulation.
The attack on Turkish soldiers marks the country's first reported casualties since a ceasefire began earlier this month.
When Syrians took to the streets on March 15, 2011, they could scarcely have imagined their anti-regime protests would turn into a complex war entangling rebels, terrorists and outside forces.
If the West and NATO continue on the path they have chosen, it will allow Vladimir Putin to reshape the post-Soviet world order in his image.
Turkey's President Erdogan talks about establishing a "safe zone" to provide shelter and support to civilians fleeing facing harsh winter conditions in Idlib, adding that Turkish organisations were already building structures in the area.
Leaders of Turkey and US agree by phone that Syrian regime attacks on Turkish troops in northwestern Idlib province were unacceptable, Turkish presidency says.
That Democratic Party candidates have failed to mention Syria or Bashar al Assad when talking foreign policy is a worrying sign that the US will continue its failed Syria policy.
Turkey is determined to push back Syrian regime forces from observation posts in Idlib by end-February, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the governing Justice and Development (AK) Party meeting.
Turkey's President Erdogan says a resounding blow has been dealt to Bashar al Assad's regime over attack on Turkish soldiers.
The 32-year-old Syrian pediatrician hopes the attention the film has garnered will remind the world that the horror of the Syrian war is about to enter its ninth year.
"We fully support Turkey’s justified self-defence actions in response" to attacks, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Moscow has allowed the Assad regime to attack Idlib despite a ceasefire as it prefers to back strongmen it can control, not revolutions.
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