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From TheJournal.ie At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria Idlib

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.

From TheJournal.ie UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria Idlib

UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria

The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.

From TheJournal.ie Syria war: Russia and Turkey agree demilitarised zone around Idlib Syria

Syria war: Russia and Turkey agree demilitarised zone around Idlib

The move is aimed at preventing a military assault on the rebel-held province.

From TheJournal.ie Russia confirms it targeted Syrian rebel stronghold Idlib with air strikes Al-nusra Front

Russia confirms it targeted Syrian rebel stronghold Idlib with air strikes

Yesterday, Russian and Turkish presidents were asked to use diplomacy to avert a “bloodbath” in Idlib.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't let hundreds of thousands of people be killed': Trump's warning to Syria Rebels

'Don't let hundreds of thousands of people be killed': Trump's warning to Syria

The US President has warned Syria against launching an attack on the country’s last rebel stronghold.

From TheJournal.ie Russian fighter jet shot down by rebels in Syria Conflict Zone

Russian fighter jet shot down by rebels in Syria

Human rights monitors say the pilot of the plane was killed.

From TheJournal.ie 'It crossed a lot of lines for me': Trump says he's changed attitude on Syria following alleged chemical attack Gas Attack

'It crossed a lot of lines for me': Trump says he's changed attitude on Syria following alleged chemical attack

The air strike in Idlib province drew widespread condemnation.

From TheJournal.ie US points finger at Assad after suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria Six Years Of War

US points finger at Assad after suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria

At least 58 people died in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Gunmen attack buses sent to evacuate Syria pro-regime villages Fuaa And Kafraya

Gunmen attack buses sent to evacuate Syria pro-regime villages

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one bus driver was killed in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie US journalist kidnapped in Syria six weeks ago is still missing Kidnapping

US journalist kidnapped in Syria six weeks ago is still missing

James Foley went missing six weeks ago but news of his kidnap is only emerging now after his family broke their silence. It is the second time he has been kidnapped in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Syria's war worsening 'by the day', says UN envoy Syria

Syria's war worsening 'by the day', says UN envoy

Lakhdar Brahimi believes he has a ceasefire plan that could be accepted by the international community, including Russia.

From TheJournal.ie Syria: Rebels target government aircraft after seizing air defence building Syria

Syria: Rebels target government aircraft after seizing air defence building

A total of 125 people killed in violence nationwide on Friday including 74 civilians, 29 soldiers and 22 rebels according to one report.

From TheJournal.ie Burnt bodies and tortured children: Amnesty finds 'shocking' new evidence of killings and torture in Syria Syria This post contains videos

Burnt bodies and tortured children: Amnesty finds 'shocking' new evidence of killings and torture in Syria

The group said they have eye-witness accounts of relatives being ‘dragged away and shot’ and victims’ bodies being set on fire.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed Syria

Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs, 38 killed

Women and children have been sheltering in basements for days, according to activists.

From TheJournal.ie Explosions rock north-western Syrian city Idlib Syria

Explosions rock north-western Syrian city Idlib

UN observers have visited the site of the bombings, according to Syrian state news.

From TheJournal.ie Syria: Rebels refuse 'written guarantee' to end fighting Syria

Syria: Rebels refuse 'written guarantee' to end fighting

It comes as the UN/Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan decried the continuing violence in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian security forces 'using human shields' Syria

Syrian security forces 'using human shields'

Human Rights Watch says Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court after accounts of soldiers forcing people to act as shields.

From TheJournal.ie Syria: Assad's forces make gains in Idlib and Deraa Violence This post contains videos

Syria: Assad's forces make gains in Idlib and Deraa

Meanwhile, Opposition fighters have called for weapons and money.

From TheJournal.ie Kofi Annan leaves Syria without securing peace deal Syria

Kofi Annan leaves Syria without securing peace deal

The UN envoy was rebuffed by president Bashar al-Assad as he attempted to broker a ceasefire.

From TheJournal.ie Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down Syria This post contains images

Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down

Kofi Annan and President Assad’s meeting came to a deadlock in the capital city.

From TheJournal.ie 'Families massacred' in Homs as rebels reject call for dialogue Syria

'Families massacred' in Homs as rebels reject call for dialogue

Activists are reporting summary executions, mass rape and targeting of specific families by the forces of president Bashar al-Assad.

From TheJournal.ie At least 150 dead after two days of violence in Syria Syria

At least 150 dead after two days of violence in Syria

Activists have said that 84 people died on Tuesday as security forces opened fire on protesters and army defectors.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian troops and army defectors clash as elections underway Syria

Syrian troops and army defectors clash as elections underway

Municipal elections are underway across the country but turnout is expected to be low as anti-government opposition called for a boycott of the poll.

From TheJournal.ie More violence in Syria sees '120 security forces killed' by armed militia in north Syria

More violence in Syria sees '120 security forces killed' by armed militia in north

Syrian state TV is reporting this deaths this evening as the unrest continues with anti-government protesters calling for the end of president Bashar Assad’s regime.