Is Al-Qaeda affiliate expanding attacks beyond Syrian town of Idlib?

Hurras al-Din, affiliated with al-Qaeda in Syria, claimed responsibility for an attack against a Russian base in northern Raqqa and pledged to expand operations outside its areas of deployment in Idlib.

Khaled al-Khateb | Islamic State | janv. 12, 2021
al-monitor A Russian soldier stands guard as troops escort a convoy of Syrian civilians leaving the town of Tal Tamr in the northeastern Hasakeh province, to return to their homes in the northern town of Ain Issa in the countryside of the Raqqa region, via the strategic M4 highway, on Jan. 10, 2021. Photo by DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images.

Humanitarian disaster looms over camps during winter

The lives of thousands of Syrian families in the Idlib camps lives turn into hell every year with the start of winter amid the lack of heating and rainwater drainage.

Sultan al-Kanj | Idlib | janv. 3, 2021

Some Syrians prefer Idlib over areas under control of Turkish-backed armed groups

While security chaos is deemed limited in Idlib, areas under the control of Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army factions are suffering from poor security conditions amid frequent assassinations and bombings targeting civilians and military personnel.

Sultan al-Kanj | Idlib | oct. 24, 2020

US drone strike kills two suspected al-Qaeda officials in Idlib

The strike is believed to have killed a former member of Huras al-Din's Shura Council and a security official.

Al-Monitor Staff | Idlib | oct. 16, 2020

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham arrests US citizen Bilal Abdul Kareem in Syria’s Idlib

The State Department has yet to publicly acknowledge the activist's disappearance

Al-Monitor Staff | Idlib | août 14, 2020