The people of Daraa al Balad believe their perseverance and resistance is an impregnable fortress defending all the cities in the Hauran region, while the regime fears its replication elsewhere in Syria.
Ten years into a war that has devastated Syria, aid is increasingly weaponised - not necessarily because of a lack of it, but because of where it ends up.
A Kurdish medium school curriculum enforced upon Arab and Kurdish students in parts of SDF-controlled northeastern Syria teaches the PKK terror group's ideology and prevents students from pursuing higher education.
Turkish president called on his US counterpart Joe Biden to act with Turkey without any questions, or be complicit to bloodshed.
The first order of business between the Biden administration and Ankara should be a mutual and honest assessment of critical events.
Additional units of the Russian military police arrived in Ain Issa in northern Syria "to step up efforts to stabilise the situation," the Russian defence ministry has said.
The arrests were made by the local gendarmerie and members of the country's intelligence service in Mardin province.
Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring which began two weeks ago aimed to clear northern Syria bordering Turkey’s southeast from YPG/PKK terrorists, and Ankara says that has been achieved.
The coalition's military offensive "directly caused" these killings in 2017 and probably amount to violations of international humanitarian law, says a new joint report by Amnesty International and UK-based monitoring group, Airwars.
Turkey has vowed to carry out a counterterrorist operation in Syria, east of the Euphrates, following two similar successful operations since 2016.
Turkey's Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin responded to US President Donald Trump's threat of economically devastating Turkey by requesting the US does not shadow a "strategic partnership" with "terrorist propaganda".
In a phone call between Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump, both sides agree to "coordinate" to prevent a "power vacuum" in war-torn Arab country after US withdrawal.
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