Syrian rebels in the Idlib province have formed the National Liberation Front, a new coalition that merges the alliance of Islamist heavyweights Ahrar al-Sham and Nureddine al-Zinki with four other rebel factions

Damascus Shells Idlib as U.N. Chief Warns of ‘Bloodbath’

BEIRUT – Government forces shelled Syria’s last major rebel bastion on Wednesday, hours after UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council any full-blown offensive in Idlib risks triggering a “bloodbath”.

SOCHI, RUSSIA MAY 17, 2018: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (not in picture) at Bocharov Ruchei residence. Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev\TASS via Getty Images)

Iran, Russia, Turkey Discuss Future of Syria at Sochi Summit

Representatives from the Iranian, Russian, and Turkish governments met in the Russian resort city of Sochi on Monday to discuss the future of Syria, including humanitarian concerns, de-escalation zones, and the structure of post-civil war government.

HATAY, TURKEY - OCTOBER 9: Turkish Army's armoured vehicles are seen at Reyhanli border due to the transition to Idlib, de-conflict zone, in Hatay, Turkey on October 9, 2017. (Photo by Burak Milli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Turkey Launches ‘Security’ Operation in Syria to Prevent ‘Terror Corridor’

Turkey launched a “security” operation in Syria’s Idlib province over the weekend that reportedly included artillery fire in support of rebels from the Free Syrian Army, who were fighting jihadists from al-Qaeda’s Syrian franchise. Turkey also expressed a desire to keep Kurdish groups from creating a “terror corridor.”

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Russia Freezes Coordination with U.S. in Syria Following American Airstrikes

Russia reacted to U.S. military strikes on its ally Syria Friday by cutting a hotline intended to prevent midair incidents, a response that demonstrates Moscow’s readiness to defy Washington and could even put the two nuclear superpowers on a course toward military confrontation.

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Blast at Turkish Border Crossing Kills Dozens of Syrian Rebels

A bomb blast at a border crossing between Syria’s opposition-held Idlib province and Turkey killed at least 10 Syrian rebel fighters on Sunday, activists said, as a wave of airstrikes pounded the region and fighting raged in the contested northern city of Aleppo.