According to Syrian state-run news agency SANA, the Syrian air defense intercepted several Israeli missiles fired from across the Lebanese border in the early morning hours of April 27, Monday
On March 19, two Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack in Syria by Al-Qaeda affiliated rebels. Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the options before Turkey, the future of the March 5 ceasefire and the steps the Syrian government may take.
The Turkey-Russia ceasefire deal signed on March 5 to halt the attempt by the Syrian government forces to liberate Idlib province is not supported by the militant groups backed by Turkey
Idlib is the last remaining rebel-held region in the country, the liberation of which can lead to the end of the nine-year-long war in Syria
Though the stated objective of this policy reversal is to prevent the Islamic State from gaining control over oil fields, it is being speculated that the real reason is to ensure that the Syrian government does not access these resources
As per the Russia-Turkey agreement, Russian and Turkish forces will jointly patrol the 120-km region between Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad while Kurdish YPG units will move 30 km away from the border