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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Idlib

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Irish woman in Turkey in race to get supplies to earthquake victims in rebel-held Syrian region
Anne O’Rorke runs a non-profit working with Syrian refugees, and is trying to get medical supplies to Idlib.
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At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.
UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria
The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.
Syria war: Russia and Turkey agree demilitarised zone around Idlib
The move is aimed at preventing a military assault on the rebel-held province.
Russia confirms it targeted Syrian rebel stronghold Idlib with air strikes
Yesterday, Russian and Turkish presidents were asked to use diplomacy to avert a “bloodbath” in Idlib.
'Don't let hundreds of thousands of people be killed': Trump's warning to Syria
The US President has warned Syria against launching an attack on the country’s last rebel stronghold.
Russian fighter jet shot down by rebels in Syria
Human rights monitors say the pilot of the plane was killed.
'It crossed a lot of lines for me': Trump says he's changed attitude on Syria following alleged chemical attack
The air strike in Idlib province drew widespread condemnation.
US points finger at Assad after suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria
At least 58 people died in the attack.
Gunmen attack buses sent to evacuate Syria pro-regime villages
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one bus driver was killed in the attack.
US journalist kidnapped in Syria six weeks ago is still missing
James Foley went missing six weeks ago but news of his kidnap is only emerging now after his family broke their silence. It is the second time he has been kidnapped in recent years.
Syria's war worsening 'by the day', says UN envoy
Lakhdar Brahimi believes he has a ceasefire plan that could be accepted by the international community, including Russia.
Syria: Rebels target government aircraft after seizing air defence building
A total of 125 people killed in violence nationwide on Friday including 74 civilians, 29 soldiers and 22 rebels according to one report.
Burnt bodies and tortured children: Amnesty finds 'shocking' new evidence of killings and torture in Syria
The group said they have eye-witness accounts of relatives being ‘dragged away and shot’ and victims’ bodies being set on fire.
Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed
Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.
Explosions rock north-western Syrian city Idlib
UN observers have visited the site of the bombings, according to Syrian state news.
Syria: Rebels refuse 'written guarantee' to end fighting
It comes as the UN/Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan decried the continuing violence in the country.
Syrian security forces 'using human shields'
Human Rights Watch says Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court after accounts of soldiers forcing people to act as shields.
Syria: Assad's forces make gains in Idlib and Deraa
Meanwhile, Opposition fighters have called for weapons and money.
Kofi Annan leaves Syria without securing peace deal
The UN envoy was rebuffed by president Bashar al-Assad as he attempted to broker a ceasefire.
Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down
Kofi Annan and President Assad’s meeting came to a deadlock in the capital city.
'Families massacred' in Homs as rebels reject call for dialogue
Activists are reporting summary executions, mass rape and targeting of specific families by the forces of president Bashar al-Assad.
At least 150 dead after two days of violence in Syria
Activists have said that 84 people died on Tuesday as security forces opened fire on protesters and army defectors.
Syrian troops and army defectors clash as elections underway
Municipal elections are underway across the country but turnout is expected to be low as anti-government opposition called for a boycott of the poll.
More violence in Syria sees '120 security forces killed' by armed militia in north
Syrian state TV is reporting this deaths this evening as the unrest continues with anti-government protesters calling for the end of president Bashar Assad’s regime.