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.
Arming One Terrorist Group Against Another
Arming one terrorist group to fight another. That's been the US policy in Syria for the past several years. Starting in 2015, the US armed and trained the YPG to fight Daesh, despite knowing it had links to the PKK terror group. The Turkish government criticized the move from the start, and warned of consequences, which are playing out today in northern Syria under Operation Peace Spring. And after initially declaring his indifference, President Trump switched between defending his abandonment of the YPG and the withdrawal of US troops, to imposing sanctions on Turkey. So how did we get here? How did these two NATO allies drift so far apart? Aadel Haleem has this report.
Syria’s ‘Safe Zone’
Turkey and the United States are still trying to iron out their differences over Syria. And while they've agreed to a safe zone, the central issue remains: that the US supports the YPG terror group, despite Turkish opposition. Abubakr al Shamahi has this report from Akcakale on the Turkey-Syria border.
The War in Syria: UN says cluster bombs used on civilians in Idlib
Throughout the war in Syria, the volunteers belonging to the White Helmets have become known for risking their lives to save people from bombed out buildings. Now, they're on the move again, responding to attacks on Syrian villages in Idlib Province. Sarah Balter has more.
The War in Syria: People return despite massive bombardment
Our correspondent Obaida Hitto reports from Idlib.
The War in Syria: Regime attacks pummel Idlib province
Despite calls from the UN for the Russian-backed regime to stop the strikes, their jets are still targeting civilian homes, hospitals, markets and medical workers in Northwest Syria.
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The War in Syria: UN says YPG terror group recruiting child soldiers
Security analyst Murat Aslan talks about YPG's recruitment of child soldiers.
The War in Syria: 13th round of Astana peace talks to begin
The 13th round of the Astana Process peace talks will take place on the first and second of August. Ahead of the talks, the head of the Syrian opposition delegation Ahmad Toma spoke to media in Istanbul. He says the international community has failed the Syrian people.
The War in Syria: Russia and regime are shelling people in Idlib
The UN secretary general has urged Russia and Turkey to help stabilise the situation in Syria's Idlib province 'without delay'. At least five people have been killed by Russia and regime air strikes in the latest attacks. Hundreds of civilians have died since the offensive on Idlib began at the end of April.
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The War in Syria: Regime jets hit Idlib, Hama despite truce
Regime jets hit Idlib, Hama despite truce.
'We Are the Love' campaign highlights plight of Idlib's besieged civilians
Thousands of balloons took to the skies in 15 different cities across the world to raise awareness of the desperate situation in Syria’s Idlib province. #WeAretheLove #Idlib #Syria
The War in Syria: Turkish observation post attacked in Syria
Turkish observation post attacked in Syria.
The War in Syria: Reported gas attack in opposition-held area
Last month, bombs rained down on an opposition-held village in the mountains of northwestern Syria. They released a gas that locals and medical personnel say smelled like chlorine. On the same day, the regime released a statement calling the allegations false. Obaida Hitto has been to the village to investigate.
The War in Syria: Assad regime continues aerial attacks on people
In northwest Syria, more than one a month of regime aerial attacks on civilians has displaced hundreds of thousands. TRT World visited one family whose home was destroyed in one of these attacks. Obaida Hitto sent us this report.
The War in Syria: Idlib facility helps Syrian torture survivors
Nearly 128-thousand inmates are still being held in prisons in Syria under the regime of Bashar al Assad. That's according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights. Those prisoners are vulnerable to torture and face death. And rights groups report that Syrians who return from abroad,, could easily meet the same fate. Sarah Balter describes what life is like for one survivor.
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The War in Syria: Heightened security in Azaz after Daesh threat
Daesh has lost the last of its territory in Syria. But sleeper cells and fleeing fighters mean the group still presents a serious threat. TRT World's Middle East Correspondent Sara Firth has been on the ground in northern Syria looking at the security situation there and why it's proved such an important area to secure.
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9-year-old Amal Alshteiwi commits suicide in Canada after being bullied
Amal Alshteiwi, a 9-year-old Syrian girl, committed suicide in Canada after being constantly bullied in her school. Her family came to Canada three years ago as part of the Canadian government's refugee programme. #Canada #Refugee #bully
The War in Syria: Regime strikes escalate in Idlib’s Khan Shaykhun
The Syrian regime has intensified a shelling campaign on towns in Idlib, the last rebel-held enclave in the country. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 3 civilians were killed, including 2 children in the town of al Hubeit on Monday. And as Natasha Hussain reports, the situation has become truly desperate in Khan Shaykhun.
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Syria Conference: Organizers call for the release of prisoners
Meanwhile an advoacy group is calling for the immediate release of Syrian women and children in regime prisons. More than thirteen thousand women and children were jailed by the regime of Bashar al Assad in Syria., and 7,000 of them remain in the prisons. Rights groups say they have been subjected to torture and are living under brutal conditions.
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The War in Syria: Regime continues shelling in civilian areas
Violations of the ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey in northwestern Syria have increased over the last few days. Syrian regime artillery has been shelling villages and towns in rebels-controlled Idlib province. But as Francis Collings reports, its the local civilians and displaced people who are bearing the brunt.
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The War in Syria: Conditions improve in Afrin since YPG left area
It's been nearly a year since the end of Turkey's military operation in the northern Syrian district of Afrin. The joint operation with opposition fighters in the Free Syrian Army ended the YPG terror group's control of the region. TRT World's Shoaib Hasan has been speaking with local officials who have described how things have changed.
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The War in Syria: Displaced Syrians look to return home
Meanwhile, Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says the creation of safe zones in northern Syria could help hundreds of thousands more people to return. Officials say that more than 300,000 refugees have returned to Syria from Turkey. Alaattin Kilic went to the northern town of Jarablus and talked to one family hoping to head home.
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NewsFeed – Donald Trump used Twitter to raise stakes with Turkey over Syria
- Twitter as a means of diplomatic comms. Thank you Trump
- Perfect 10 for Katelyn Ohashi
- Egg beats Kylie to become most liked picture on Instagram
- Panda Party in Malaysia
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US out of Syria | Sudanese Spring? | Texas sacks teacher over pro-Israel oath
Donald Trump says Daesh is almost gone and its time his soldiers return home from Syria. But could his decision have a deadly impact on the war? Also, deadly anti-government protests erupt in Sudan. Could they force the president from power? And why was an American teacher fired for not signing a pro-Israel oath?
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Should the United States withdraw from Syria?
Thousands of US soldiers are leaving Syria, and there are fears the consequences could be catastrophic. Could it lead to a Daesh resurgence?
Senior Fellow at the Security Studies Group
Attorney formerly with the US Navy
Fadel Abdul Ghany
Founder of the Syrian Network for Human Rights
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