Days of fighting between the Hayat Tahrir al Sham (HTS) alliance and Turkey-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) ended after the parties reached a ceasefire agreement in Idlib.
Syrian activist and satirist Raed Fares, who was assassinated two weeks ago, ran a radio station called Radio Fresh, which now faces closure amid death threats to staff members and financial crisis as western donors scale back funding.
Raed al Fares gained prominence early in the uprising against Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad with protest banners that drew international attention on social media.
The Syria summit in Istanbul was a prime opportunity for influencers from the European Union to step up and make their presence felt in finding a solution for Syria. Did they meet the mark?
The convoy arrived after both Turkey and Russia said the deal, to implement a de-militarised zone in Idlib, was being carried out successfully.
Tahrir al Sham, a rebel alliance spearheaded by Al Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate, signalled on Sunday that it would abide by the terms of the deal to evacuate Idlib of all heavy weapons and militants by Monday.
Russia and Turkey agreed during a summit meeting in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on September 17 to set up a buffer zone in Idlib aimed at preventing a regime assault.
The assault on Idlib has been prevented, for now. The only way to prevent a future offensive, though, will be to get the US, Turkey and NATO on a united track.
As Tehran talks failed to reach consensus regarding Assad's plans to attack Idlib, locals in the region are staring at a possible bloodbath with no place to hide.
Humanitarian workers are calling for a negotiated settlement to the Idlib crisis but will the Assad regime call off the military assault?
The Syrian regime has vowed to retake Idlib province. Turkey is warning such a move will be disastrous, while regime-backer Russia has moved 10 warships and two submarines off the coast of Syria .
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