The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 3,331 civilians were killed in US-led air strikes since they began four years ago. The Washington-led alliance puts the toll at just over 1,000 civilians in both Syria and neighbouring Iraq.
Backed by its allies Russia and Iran, the Syrian regime has targeted several areas of Idlib with artillery and air strikes, sometimes hitting hospitals and rescue centres in the country's last major opposition and rebel-held stronghold.
Syrian state media said the country shot down five missiles; reports strikes in Hama and Tartous provinces.
As residents in Idlib look to Turkey for security, UN envoy for Syria urges Turkish President Erdogan and Russian President Putin to "make a telephone call, organise a formula" which could help avoid a battle ending in a bloodbath.
A string of powerful blasts from the direction of a military airport in Damascus lit up the skies and shook the capital city in the early hours of the morning, residents and regime TV reported.
At least one civilian was reportedly killed and 25 others were injured in a car-bomb attack in Syria’s northern Azaz city on Saturday.
Many of the victims were women and children buried in the rubble after the explosion collasped two five-storey buildings in the village of Sarmada near the Turkish border.
After the Syrian regime's involvement in southwestern Syria, its attention is shifting to the province of Idlib in the northwest of the country – the last remaining stronghold of opposition control.
The regime forces have pressed ahead with their offensive despite threats by Daesh to kill civilians it recently captured in the nearby province of Sweida.
Representatives of the PKK-linked YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces are holding talks with the Syrian regime in Damascus this week, to ostensibly discuss the political and military situation in SDF-controlled areas.
Buses and ambulances entered the villages of Fuaa and Kafraya, under siege from insurgents in northwest Syria, on Wednesday as part of an agreement to evacuate residents, state TV says.
Russian-backed regime forces advance against rebels in western Daraa, a war monitor says, even as regime forces claim to have retaken control of a strategic hill overlooking Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
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