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An ambulance carrying Syrians wounded in a rebel rocket attack on a busy shopping area in the Jaramana suburb arrive at a hospital in Damascus on Wednesday.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian army and its allies advanced into insurgent-held eastern Ghouta on Wednesday as civilians living in the nearby Jaramana suburb of the capit(...)

Free Syrian Army fighters hold Turkish and Syrian flags at the Kurdish legislative council building after capturing the city of Afrin from Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) forces, in northern Syria. Photograph: Aref Tammawi/EPA

The Turkish military and allied Syrian forces have taken “total” control of the town centre of Afrin, the target of an offensive against the Kurdish m(...)

A Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army soldier with machine gun during an offensive, at Der Mismis Village, southeast of Afrin, Syria, on Tuesday. Photograph: STR/EPA

The UN and western powers have focused on the Syrian army’s offensive against jihadis in eastern Ghouta abutting Damascus, while Turkish forces have l(...)

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters are seen in Khaldieh village in eastern of Afrin, Syria March 10, 2018. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Turkey’s military and its rebel allies have encircled the northern Syrian town of Afrin, the Turkish armed forces said on Tuesday. It marks a substa(...)

Syrians receive treatment for breathing difficulties at a clinic in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta on March 7th  after regime air strikes which medics said  were consistent with a toxic attack. Photograph: Getty Images

Syria and Russia are determined to capture the jihadi-held enclave of eastern Ghouta despite pressure from the UN Security Council and western powers(...)

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters carry  a wounded colleague in Afrin, Syria. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Turkey’s six-week old invasion of the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin has put it on a collision course with both Russia and the United States. Ankar(...)

Armenia is situated in the Southern Caucasus region, between Turkey and Azerbaijan. It has difficult relations with both states. File photograph: Google Street View

Armenia has scrapped a peace agreement it signed with Turkey in 2009 in a failed attempt to normalise relations between the two countries, the Armenia(...)

 A Syrian man carries an injured boy as he walks on rubble of damaged buildings in the rebel-held besieged town of Hamouriyeh, eastern Ghouta. Over 300 people have been killed in the last four days. Photograph:  Reuters

Russia has called for a UN Security Council meeting to be convened on Thursday to discuss the crisis in the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta(...)

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(...)

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