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Place in Idlib Governorate, Syria

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Idlib: Place in Idlib Governorate, Syria
Idlib is a city in northwestern Syria, 59 kilometers (37 mi) southwest of Aleppo, which is the capital of the Idlib Governorate. It has an elevation of nearly 500 meters (1,600 ft) above sea level. The city was taken over by Syrian rebel militias at the beginning of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, and by 2017 was the seat of the Syrian Salvation Government.

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Syrians flee camps and return to destroyed homes in Idlib [Video]

Syrians flee camps and return to destroyed homes in Idlib

UN report says in 2019 alone, almost 1.9 million people were displaced in Syria.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published
Displaced Syrians, fearing virus, return to Idlib [Video]

Displaced Syrians, fearing virus, return to Idlib

Thousands of displaced Syrians have begun moving back to their homes in war-torn Idlib province despite the risk of renewed conflict, some driven by fear that the new coronavirus could wreak havoc on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published
Extreme medical shortages in rebel-held Idlib city in Syria [Video]

Extreme medical shortages in rebel-held Idlib city in Syria

Idlib people have not faced coronavirus cases, but locals try to take some humble measures, like producing masks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published
Syria: Fear of coronavirus outbreak mounts in Idlib [Video]

Syria: Fear of coronavirus outbreak mounts in Idlib

Health officials are warning that about 100,000 people could die in northwest Syria if they do not get the supplies and equipment they need.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

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At a soccer stadium in Syria's Idlib re-purposed to shelter people displaced by war, children are being offered a service highly sought after since the coronavirus pandemic set in: a haircut.
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In Syria's Idlib city, a caravan spreads the word about coronavirus

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U.S. envoy wants Turkey to press militants in Syria's Idlib

U.S. Syria special envoy Jim Jeffrey said on Thursday he hoped Turkey would maintain pressure on militant groups including the jihadist Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in Syria's opposition-held province of..
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Turkey says two soldiers killed in Syria's Idlib in attack by 'radical groups'

Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that two of its soldiers were killed in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib in a rocket attack by "some radical groups".
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Turkish soldier in Syria's Idlib dies from heart attack

Turkey said on Thursday that one of its soldiers had died as a result of a heart attack in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib.
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Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Idlib: governor's office

One Turkish soldier was killed in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, the governor's office in Turkey's central Sivas province said on Thursday.
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First Russian-Turkish patrol on Syrian highway cut short by protests

Russia and Turkey cut short their first joint patrol in Syria's Idlib on Sunday after rebels and civilians opposed to a ceasefire agreement cut off a main roadway to block its path, according to..
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Turkey says agreed with Russia on details of Idlib ceasefire

Turkey and Russia have agreed on the details of a ceasefire in Syria's Idlib region after four days of talks in Ankara, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday, adding that joint patrols along a..
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Putin and Erdogan agree that tensions in Syria's Idlib are much lower after deal: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone to his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement, saying both men agreed with satisfaction that tensions in Syria's..
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Turkey says it has largely agreed Idlib ceasefire details with Russia

Turkish and Russian officials have largely agreed details of a ceasefire deal in Syria's Idlib region, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday, the third day of discussions between the..
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Turkey will not shy from military action in Syria's Idlib if words not kept

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey will not shy away from taking even stronger military action than in the past in northwest Syria's Idlib region if words are not kept regarding a..
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U.S. says in talks with NATO allies to provide Turkey military aid

The U.S. is discussing with its NATO allies what they can offer Turkey in terms of military assistance in Idlib and discussing measures that may be taken if Russia and the Syrian government breaks a..
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Russian delegation to visit Turkey for talks on Syria's Idlib

A Russian military delegation will hold talks with Turkish officials in Ankara on Tuesday to discuss a deal which the two countries reached last week for a ceasefire in northwest Syria's Idlib region,..
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Turkey says ceasefire holds in Syria's Idlib, Russia reports some shootings

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday there had been no violations of the ceasefire in Syria's Idlib, as part of an agreement with Russia, while Russia said there have been a few..
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Turkey sees no violations of ceasefire in Syria's Idlib

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said there had been no violations of the ceasefire in Syria's Idlib, as part of the agreement with Russia, the defense ministry said on Saturday.
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Ceasefire in Syria's Idlib comes at a cost for Turkey's Erdogan

Days before he flew to Moscow to strike a ceasefire deal with Russia to halt fighting in Syria's Idlib, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Syrian government forces to pull back or they would not..
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Russia-Turkey ceasefire broadly holds despite clashes in Syria's Idlib

Deadly clashes erupted in parts of northwest Syria on Friday but a ceasefire deal between Russia and Turkey aimed at ending months of intense conflict was largely holding elsewhere in the country's..
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Erdogan says military posts in Syria's Idlib will stand after ceasefire

Turkey's military observation posts in Syria's Idlib will retain their current status with the Russian-Turkish ceasefire deal, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited as saying by his office on Friday,..
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Deadly clashes erupt in Syria's Idlib hours into ceasefire deal

Deadly clashes erupted in southern Idlib on Friday, hours into a ceasefire deal between Russia and Turkey aimed at ending the fighting in the last rebel-held enclave in Syria.
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Russia-Turkey ceasefire will allow more EU aid for Idlib, EU's top diplomat says

The EU's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, on Friday welcomed a ceasefire deal between Moscow and Ankara to halt the bombing of Syria's Idlib region, saying the bloc could now step up help for suffering..
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U.N. should try for Idlib no-fly zone after Russia-Turkey ceasefire, Netherlands says

A ceasefire deal between Moscow and Ankara in Syria's Idlib region needs to be cemented with a no-fly zone to stop any further bombings of hospitals, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said on Friday.
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Ceasefire in Syria's Idlib is being observed - RIA

The ceasefire in Syria's Idlib that was agreed by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin is being observed and the situation on the ground is calm, Russia's RIA news..
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Turkey retaliated against Syrian military before ceasefire began

Turkey staged an attack with a combat drone against Syrian government forces in Syria's Idlib on Thursday before a ceasefire went into effect, destroying military equipment and "neutralising" soldiers,..
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Turkish defense ministry says two soldiers died in Syria's Idlib

Two Turkish soldiers died and three others were wounded after Syrian government forces opened fire in Syria's Idlib, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
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Turkey, Russia agree secure corridor and joint patrols in Syria's Idlib

Turkey and Russia agreed to establish a secure corridor along a key east-west highway in Syria's Idlib and hold joint patrols on it as of March 15, the two sides said in a statement after talks in..
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U.S. divided over support for Turkey in Syria, Jeffrey says

There is no unanimity in Washington over support for Turkey in Syria's Idlib because of Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems, U.S. envoy James Jeffrey said on Thursday.
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Erdogan flies to Moscow for Syria ceasefire talks with Putin

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan flew to Moscow on Thursday for talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin over a potential ceasefire in Syria's Idlib, where their militaries are facing off in a war that has..
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Turkey's S-400 purchase serious concern for the United States, Jeffrey says

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In a bind over Turkey, EU finds money to contain immigration

European Union countries offered more money on Wednesday for border policing in Greece and humanitarian aid in Syria's Idlib, but they were in a bind over Turkey as they sought to avert a mass influx..
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EU finds money to contain immigration, but at odds over Turkey

European Union countries offered more money on Wednesday to Greece for border policing and for humanitarian aid to Syria's Idlib in an effort to avert a mass influx of migrants, but were at odds over..
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One Turkish soldier killed and nine wounded in Syria's Idlib: ministry

One Turkish soldier has been killed and nine wounded in an attack by Syrian government forces in northwest Syria's Idlib region, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
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France says Syrian government, Russia likely committing war crimes in Idlib

France's foreign minister on Tuesday accused the Syrian government and Russia of probably carrying out war crimes in their offensive in northwestern Syrian and said Paris would document them.
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Escalating Idlib battle raises risk of direct Russia-Turkey clash

Escalating military action by Russia and Turkey in Idlib risks a direct confrontation between the two major foreign powers in Syria's war, days ahead of a summit of their leaders to hammer out a deal..
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U.S. willing to give Turkey ammunition for Syria's Idlib

The United States is willing to provide ammunition alongside humanitarian assistance to Turkey in Syria's war-torn Idlib region, the U.S. special representative for the region James Jeffrey said on..
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Russia says information about refugee crisis in Syria's Idlib is 'groundless': Ifax

Russia on Tuesday rejected statements by Turkey and Western countries about refugee flows and a humanitarian crisis in Syria's Idlib region, describing the information as groundless, the Interfax news..
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Relief operations in Syria's Idlib overwhelmed: U.N. official

Relief operations to meet the needs of nearly 1 million people who fled recent fighting in northwest Syria's Idlib have been overwhelmed, the U.N. aid chief said on Tuesday as the United States and..
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Russia is hoping to minimize risk of clash with Turkey in Syria: Kremlin

The Kremlin said on Tuesday Russia was hoping to minimize the risk of a direct clash with Turkey in Syria even though soldiers from both countries were in close proximity in Idlib region on different..
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Syrian warplane targeted by Turkish forces in Idlib - Syrian state news agency

A Syrian government warplane was targeted by Turkish forces in Idlib on Tuesday, state news agency SANA reported.
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Turkey says one soldier killed in Syrian government shelling in Idlib

Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Monday that one Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in shelling by Syrian government forces in the northwestern province of Idlib.
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Turkey's Erdogan says he hopes for Idlib ceasefire in Putin talks

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that he hoped to achieve a ceasefire in Syria's Idlib in talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week.
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Kremlin tells Turkey it cannot guarantee safety of its planes over Syria's Idlib

The Kremlin on Monday drew Turkey's attention to a warning from the Russian Defence Ministry that Moscow could not guarantee the safety of Turkish planes flying in Syria after Damascus said it was..
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Turkey's Erdogan to visit Russia on Thursday amid Syria tensions

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia on Thursday for a one-day trip, the Turkish presidency said on Monday, amid tensions between Ankara and Moscow over escalating clashes with Syrian..
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Turkey strikes Syrian planes and airports, escalating Idlib fight

Turkey shot down two Syrian warplanes over Idlib on Sunday and struck a military airport well beyond its frontlines in a sharp escalation of its military operations following the death of dozens of..
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Syrian government plane downed in Idlib: Turkey's Anadolu agency

A Syrian government plane was downed in the northwestern Idlib province, Turkey's state-owned Anadolu Agency said on Sunday.
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Turkish foreign minister calls for U.S. Patriot missiles as support in Idlib

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara wants the United States to send Patriot missiles to Turkey for back-up in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib.
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Iran's Rouhani says innocent people in Syria's Idlib should be protected: TV

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his Turkish counterpart on Saturday that innocent people should be protected in Syria's northwest province, as tensions rose between Moscow and Ankara over the..
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Turkish strikes in northwest Syria kill 48 pro-Damascus troops: Observatory

Turkish ground and air strikes on Syrian government forces and their allies in northwest Syria's Idlib have killed 48 pro-Damascus soldiers in the past 24 hours, the Syrian Observatory, a war monitor,..
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Russia says agreed with Turkey to reduce tensions in Syria's Idlib

Russia and Turkey have agreed to reduce tensions on the ground in Syria's Idlib province while continuing military action there, the Russian foreign ministry said on Saturday following several days of..
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Trump, in call with Erdogan, backs Turkey and urges end to violence in Syria's Idlib

U.S. President Donald Trump, in a call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, backed de-escalation of violence in northwestern Syria and called on the Syrian government, Russia and Iran to..
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