Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)

Russia: ‘No Offensive’ Planned Against Al-Qaeda in Syria

Russia, Turkey, and Iran have not agreed on new military operations against al-Qaeda-linked jihadis gaining ground in Syria’s Idlib province in recent weeks despite a Moscow-Ankara agreement to rein them in, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin reportedly revealed on Thursday.

Israel bombs targets in south Syria, near Damascus: monitor

Turkey Announces Erdogan, Putin Meeting in Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to meet and discuss bilateral issues with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of an October 27 summit in Istanbul on the war in Syria, the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) reported Tuesday, citing a top Russian diplomat.

Turkey says Erdogan will meet Putin on Monday for Syria talks

Report: Deadline Passes as Jihadis Fail to Withdraw from Syria’s Idlib

Jihadis in Syria’s Idlib, a stronghold of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists considered one of the international terrorist group’s most potent wings, reportedly failed to meet Monday’s deadline to pull out of a planned demilitarized zone in the country’s last rebel bastion as part of a Russian-Turkish agreement.

Syrian fighters attend a mock battle in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province and the surrounding countryside, during a graduation of new Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) members at a camp in the countryside of the northern Idlib province on August 14, 2018. (Photo by OMAR HAJ …