Russia in Syria

Moscow, Damascus shadowbox in Syria’s grey zones

The newest twist in Syria involves a Russian-backed military group working to carve out an autonomous zone for itself in the southwest and even clashing with regime forces, perhaps paradoxically seeking to boost regime's legitimacy.

Anton Mardasov | Russia in Syria | juil. 31, 2020
al-monitor A Syrian civilian walks past a shell hole after Syrian government forces recently recaptured the village of Ghariyah ash Sharqiyah from the rebels, in the province of Daraa, on July 4, 2018. Photo by YOUSSEF KARWASHAN/AFP via Getty Images.

Will there be a new military confrontation in Syria’s Idlib?

The possibility of renewed conflict continues to simmer in the war-torn province of Idlib months after Ankara and Moscow reached a cease-fire agreement.

Kirill Semenov | Russia in Syria | juil. 29, 2020
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Is Turkey headed for compromise or fresh fighting in Idlib?

Turkey’s military buildup and efforts to collaborate with the dominant rebel group in Idlib appear to be the harbinger of a fresh war in the region, yet rebel forces suspect that Turkey is willing to concede to Russia.

Fehim Tastekin | Syria Conflict | juil. 29, 2020
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Russia’s combat dolphins may have been used in Syria: report

Satellite imagery shows possible marine mammal pens at Russia's naval base in Syria during late 2018.

Al-Monitor Staff | Russia in Syria | juil. 20, 2020
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First confirmed COVID-19 case detected in northwest Syria

The first case of the coronavirus in Idlib follows a veto at the UN Security Council today of a resolution that would have allowed aid to reach the embattled area via Turkey.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | juil. 10, 2020
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