As the Syrian regime attempts to retake eastern Ghouta, at least 50,000 people have recently fled. Their attacks have killed about 1,400 civilians in the last month alone.
The War in Syria: Hidden IEDs threaten Syrians returning to Idlib
A spate of ceasefires and demilitarized zones have encouraged some displaced Syrians to return home. But, as Sarah Balter explains, they face a hidden danger. how it's impacted one man and his family, and how one group is trying to keep people safe.
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The PKK-YPG connection
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the EU – has been responsible for the death of some 40,000 people, including women and children. The PKK is the parent organisation that goes by different names in different countries. Like the PJAK in Iran, PCDK in Iraq and the PYD in Syria. The PYD’s armed wing is the YPG. #PKK #US-Turkey
The War In Syria: Syrians turn to street vending in Raqqa
It's been a year since Daesh was driven out of the Syrian city of Raqqa. But the devastation the US-led coalition offensive caused is still evident. Civilians are turning to selling goods from the side of the street after having lost everything they own.
Syrian regime and Russian forces 'weaponised healthcare' by targeting ambulances
A new study says Syrian and Russian forces intentionally and repeatedly targeted ambulances as part of their strategy in Syria’s eight-year civil war. #syria #syriawar #medicine
NewsFeed – Racist attack on Syrian refugee in UK
- A Syrian teenager who escaped the war was brutally attacked while in school. The video is going viral
- Telling lies: The Guardian vs WikiLeaks in a question of which one is telling the truth about an alleged meeting between Julian Assange and Paul Manafort
- Where’s Mark? Facebook answers questions without their boss being there. No one is impressed
- 107-year-old cycling champ
- Mooosive Cow breaks the internet
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Turkey and Russia agree on a demilitarised zone in Syria's Idlib
The leaders of Turkey and Russia have agreed to create a demilitarised zone around Syria's opposition and rebel-held province of Idlib that will come into effect by October 15. Turkish and Russian soldiers will be patrolling the zone to ensure it is respected.
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The Idlib offensive
From Homs to Eastern Ghouta, one by one, Syria's rebel strongholds have fallen to the regime. And it appears the last rebel bastion of Idlib could be next. Randolph Nogel reports from the Turkey-Syria border.
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Hundreds of families in Idlib flee from intense airstrikes
Hundreds of families have fled their villages as Russia and the Syrian regime intensify their air strikes in Idlib province that killed at least 12 civilians over the weekend. #Syria #Idlib #Russia
Empowering Women: Centre helps refugees reintegrate into society
Turkey hosts more Syrian refugees than any other country. More than half of them are women and girls, with their own unique struggles, so NGOs near the border city of Gaziantep are stepping in to address their needs. Alaattin Kilic reports.
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The War in Syria: Erdogan, Putin, Rouhani to hold talks on Friday
This come as the leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran prepare to meet in the Iranian capital Tehran to discuss how to end the war in Syria. High on the agenda is likely to be the threat of an all-out offensive in Idlib. Syria's last de-escalation zone. Melinda Nucifora has the details.
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The War in Syria: Russia defends military operation in Idlib
Protests have broken out in rebel-held areas of northern Syria against a possible regime offensive on Idlib. The city and its surrounding areas are the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to Syria's Bashar al-Assad. Tensions there have been rising over concerns of an imminent assault. Jacob Brown reports.
One on One: Nasr al-Hariri, head of Syrian Negotiation Commission
We speak to the head of Syrian Negotiation Commission Nasr al-Hariri.
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Aid groups brace for Assad offensive in Idlib
Meanwhile the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, is bracing for a full-scale Assad regime offensive in Idlib. The north-western city isn't just a refuge for rebel forces, but also for civilians and those displaced from other areas in Syria. The aid group says - any attack in the area could add to the millions of people who've already fled the war. Stacy Bivens reports
Boxes of Happiness: Aid hope given to Syrian schoolchildren
An animated story wants to show the realities of the brutality of the Syrian war, through the eyes of a child. It follows a boy whose toy box becomes a home, and eventually a boat he uses to try and escape the war. It is raw and encapsulates the trauma suffered by many Syrian children. Many children survive - and as Sara Firth has been finding out - a simple box can be used as a symbol of hope.
The War in Syria: Citizens of Aleppo struggle to return to normal
In Syria, thousands of people have been evacuated through deals made between the regime and the opposition forces in recent years. Many of them are still trying to bring their lives back to normal. But for some with lifelong injuries, it's been even more difficult. Rahul Radhakrishnan reports.
The War in Syria: The man who lives in ruins in honor of his love
All of Damascus and its surrounding suburbs are now firmly under the control of the Syrian regime. But many of these neighbourhoods still remain largely empty. Rahul Radhakrishnan has more.
The War in Syria: Warnings regime could launch Idlib offensive
As that war in Syria, enters a possibily decisive phase, there are fears over what the regime may do in Idlib province, near the border with Turkey. Thousands of opposition fighters have fled there or been forcibly removed from other parts of the country.
It's the last major territory still in rebel hands, but there are warnings from the opposition that a regime offensive on Idlib could be imminent. something human rights groups say would create a humanitarian catastrophe. Our Middle East Correspondent, Sara Firth, reports.
The War in Syria: Syrian chef raising money for Aleppo hospital
Millions of Syrians have been forced to flee the war in their country. Many have taken the dangerous trip to Europe, but even if they do make it there's no guarantee of a prosperous life. However, one Syrian chef is finding life is on the up, in the U.K. Assed Baig has this report .
The War in Syria: Celebrity doctor visits Syrian refugee camps
More than 10 million people have been displaced from their homes since the war in Syria started. Now, international organizations are beginning to provide much needed medical treatment to displaced civilians in northern Syria. This week, one of the world's most well-known doctors joined their ranks. Alaattin Kilic reports.
The War in Syria: Jordanians try to help despite closed border
For the hundreds of thousands of Syrians displaced by fighting in the southern province of Daraa, that truce doesn't mean much. They've fled the fighting and are now trapped in the desert. Jordan has refused to let them in, but as Arabella Munro reports ordinary Jordanians have come together to help.
The War in Syria: UN says 270,000 people displaced in Daraa
The UN says the number of displaced people in southwestern Syria has reached nearly 270-thousand, as the regime fights to retake the province of Daraa. Civilians there have fled for their lives, and now they're facing another kind of battle in the desert. TRT World has obtained exclusive footage from the province. Nafisa Latic reports
The War in Syria: Hundreds of thousands flee Daraa province
The death toll in Syria's Daraa province is on the rise. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, air strikes killed five civilians on Saturday in the opposition-held town of Ghasam. That brings the death toll to 119. TRT World has obtained exclusive footage of residents making their way to safety. Staci Bivens reports
The War in Syria: Syrian children in need of medical attention
Maya, a handicapped Syrian girl who has been brought to Turkey from Idlib and is being fitted prosthetics. Rahul Radhakrishnan reports.
The War in Syria: Scores of civilians caught in Deraa crossfire
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says - more than 160-thousand people have been displaced in Deraa in southern Syria. Regime forces launched an offensive against rebels there to retake one of the LAST remaining opposition-held areas. More than 90 civilians are estimated to have been killed since the military operation began 11 days ago. Kieran Burke reports.