Russia’s partial withdrawal

Russian president Vladimir Putin has ordered his armed forces to start pulling out of Syria after a six-month campaign, claiming that their objectives had largely been met and it was time to focus on peace talks

Turkey realises Syrian refugees are staying

Sanliurfa region makes plans for 410,000 fugitives from war

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epa05212821 A handout picture made available by the Russian Defence Ministry shows Russian warplanes and military personnel at the the Syrian Hmeymim airbase, outside Latakia, Syria, 15 March 2016. First group of Russian warplanes left the Hmeymim airbase for permanent location airfields in Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of the majority of Russian troops from Syria on March 15. EPA/RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY / HANDOUT BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES ©EPA
Russia’s military intervention has done little to halt the civil war
epa05166990 A handout picture provided by the Turkish President's Press Office on 17 February 2016 shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking on various topics during a meeting with representatives of local authorities at the Presidential Palace, in Ankara, Turkey, 17 February 2016. EPA/TURKISH PRESIDENT PRESS OFFICE/HANDOUT ©EPA
Turkey’s president must stop meddling in the maelstrom next door
TOPSHOT - Refugees push each other as they wait for tents as Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 6, 2016 in Bab-Al Salam, near the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near the Turkish border crossing. Thousands of Syrians were braving cold and rain at the Turkish border Saturday after fleeing a Russian-backed regime offensive on Aleppo that threatens a fresh humanitarian disaster in the country's second city. Around 40,000 civilians have fled their homes over the regime offensive, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor. / AFP / BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images ©AFP
Syria’s crisis is set to be bigger and nastier. We can no longer look the other way

Fading ceasefire brings carnage to Aleppo

US and Russia press warring parties to pull back from destruction

US to send 250 more troops to Syria

Special operations deployment heralds assault on Isis strongholds

A protest in Kafranbel on the 5-year anniversary of the uprising against Assad. (Twitter/Raed al-Fares) On January 10, the Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group in Syria,
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