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A photo released on Wednesday, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center and authenticated based on its contents and other AP agency reporting, shows a young Syrian girl who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces. Photograph: Ghouta Media Center via AP

The battlefield defeat of Islamic State over the past year produced a mistaken assumption that the Syrian conflict was winding down. As the horrors of(...)

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters near the city of Afrin, Syria, on Monday. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Damascus forces would face “serious consequences” for entering Syria’s Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repe(...)

An injured child receives treatment following bombings on several areas of eastern Ghouta, at a hospital in Douma, Syria. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

Aid agencies warned of an unfolding humanitarian catastrophe yesterday as Syrian government forces pounded a besieged Damascus suburb where about 250 (...)

Kurdish fighters flash the victory gesture as they welcome a convoy of pro-Syrian government fighters arriving in Syria’s Afrin region on Tuesday. Photograph:  George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria’s northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising (...)

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters  hold  weapons aloft near the city of Afrin, Syria, on Monday. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Syrian forces are poised to enter two contested enclaves, Afrin – where Kurdish militiamen are battling the Turkish army and its Syrian surrogates – a(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara:  Mr Erdogan was enraged when the US announced it planned to support a “border force” for Kurdish-run areas. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer

The US and Turkey have agreed to “lock arms” and work together in northern Syria after holding crisis talks aimed at pulling the relationship between (...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson meets Turkisb president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Thursday. Photograph: Turkish presidential press service/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey said on Thursday it had demanded the United States expel a Kurdish militia from forces it backs in Syria, setting up the visiting US secretary(...)

A Civil defence member reacts at a damaged site after an airstrike in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria February 9th, 2018. Photograph:  REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

The United Nations said on Monday the suffering of civilians in Syria has worsened since it called for a ceasefire six days ago in a humanitarian init(...)

An injured child receives first aid in hospital after a bombing in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Syria, on Thursday. Mohammed Badra/EPA

France urged Russia to make Syria’s government ease a dire humanitarian crisis in two rebel-held areas as more air strikes pounded them on Friday, ad(...)

People walk on rubble of damaged buildings after an airstrike in the besieged town of Douma in eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Reuters

The defeat of Islamic State’s territorial caliphate in Iraq and Syria has plunged Syria into fresh conflicts involving local and external forces form(...)

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