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Idlib Governorate: Governorate in Syria
Idlib Governorate is one of the 14 governorates of Syria. It is situated in northwestern Syria, bordering Turkey's Hatay province to the north, Aleppo Governorate to the east, Hama Governorate to the south, and Latakia Governorate to the west. Reports of its area vary, depending on the source, from 5,933 km² to 6,097 km². The provincial capital is Idlib.

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Turkey says radical groups trying to disrupt Idlib ceasefire

Radical groups in Syria's northwestern Idlib region are trying to disrupt a three-month-old ceasefire reached by Turkey and Russia but the agreement still stands, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar..
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Erdogan says will not let Syria's Idlib become conflict zone again

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the Syrian government was increasing provocations in northwest Syria's Idlib region and that Turkey would not allow it to become a conflict zone again.
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Turkey's Erdogan accuses Syrian government of violating Idlib ceasefire

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Syrian government was violating a ceasefire in the northwestern Idlib region, warning that Damascus would suffer "heavy losses" if it persisted.
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Russia, Turkey hold fourth joint patrol in Syria's Idlib: RIA

Russia and Turkey held a fourth joint patrol in Syria's Idlib region, the RIA news agency cited the Russian Reconciliation Centre for Syria as saying on Wednesday.
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As rebel-held Syria fears virus, just one machine is there to test

A single machine at Mohamad Shahim Makki's medical centre in Idlib province, part of Syria's last rebel stronghold, is the only alarm that will sound when the coronavirus strikes a population of..
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Displaced Syrians wary of coronavirus risk return to war-torn Idlib

Thousands of displaced Syrians have begun moving back to their homes in war-torn Idlib province despite the risk of renewed conflict, some driven by fear that the new coronavirus could wreak havoc on..
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Russia's Shoigu, Syria's Assad discuss ceasefire and aid: Russian defense ministry

Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad discussed ensuring a lasting ceasefire in the Idlib region during talks in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on..
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Russia says militants in Syria's Idlib region not complying with ceasefire

Russia's foreign ministry said on Monday that militants in Syria's Idlib region are not complying with a ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Turkish posts to stay in Syria's Idlib after ceasefire deal: official

Turkish observation posts in Syria's Idlib region will remain in place and function despite being encircled by Syrian government forces, a Turkish security official said on Friday, a week after Ankara..
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Turkey's Erdogan threatens retaliation if Syria truce is broken

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday his country will not shy away from even stronger military action in northwest Syria's Idlib region if last week's truce is broken.
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Turkey says Syria talks with Russia positive, constructive - Anadolu

Talks between Turkey and Russia on the implementation of a ceasefire agreement in Syria's Idlib region are "positive, constructive", Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by the..
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Turkish, Russian defense ministers discussed Syria's Idlib in call: Turkish defense ministry

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu discussed northwest Syria's Idlib region in a phone call, the Turkish defense ministry said on Tuesday.
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Turkish, Russian forces to patrol either side of new Syrian corridor

Turkey's military will patrol to the north of a security corridor being set up around a highway in northwest Syria's Idlib province and Russian forces will patrol the southern side, Turkish Foreign..
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Russia's Putin, Syria's Assad discuss Idlib ceasefire: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a phone call on Friday that agreements reached between Russia and Turkey at recent talks would stabilize the situation in..
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Fifteen killed in clashes in Syria's Idlib despite ceasefire: monitor

Fifteen people were killed on Friday in clashes between Syrian government forces and jihadist insurgents in southern Idlib province on Friday, hours after a Russian-Turkish ceasefire came into effect,..
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Uneasy calm in Syria's Idlib as Russia-Turkey ceasefire takes effect

Syria's war-battered Idlib region was quiet but tense on Friday as a ceasefire deal between Moscow and Ankara took effect, with residents and opposition forces describing a lull in air raids that have..
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After heavy strikes, tense calm in Syria's Idlib as ceasefire comes into effect

Syria's Idlib region was quiet but tense on Friday with a lull in Russian and Syrian air raids that have pounded the last opposition-held enclave in Syria, residents and opposition sources said, after..
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Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire deal for Syria's Idlib

Turkey and Russia agreed a ceasefire deal on Thursday in Syria's Idlib region, their two leaders said after lengthy talks in Moscow to contain a conflict which has displaced nearly a million people in..
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Putin, Erdogan agree on security corridor for Syria's Idlib: Lavrov

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Thursday to set up a security corridor for Syria's Idlib province, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in..
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Russia's Putin says agreed deal with Turkey's Erdogan that lays ground for Syria ceasefire

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he had agreed a deal with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at talks in Moscow that he hoped would lead to a halt of military action in Syria's Idlib..
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Kremlin hopes Putin, Erdogan can agree joint measures at Syria talks

The Kremlin said on Wednesday it hoped Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan would be able to agree on a set of joint measures for the Syrian province of Idlib when they..
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Russia says rebel positions in Syria's Idlib have merged with Turkish army posts

Russia's Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday that fortified rebel positions in Syria's Idlib province had merged with Turkish observation posts, and that artillery attacks on nearby civilian areas..
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Two Turkish soldiers killed, six wounded in Syria's Idlib - ministry

Two more Turkish soldiers have been killed and six wounded in an attack by Syrian government forces in northwest Syria's Idlib region, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
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Russia says Turkey does not meet terms of pact in Syria's Idlib - media

Russia accused Turkey on Wednesday of failing to meet its obligations under a pact to create a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib province and aiding militants instead.
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Russia will not stop fighting terrorism to solve Europe's migration crisis: Lavrov

Russia will not stop fighting terrorism in Syria's Idlib region in order to solve Europe's migration crisis, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday at a news conference alongside his Finnish..
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Putin, Merkel discussed situation in Syria's Idlib: RIA cites Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria's Idlib region with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone call, the RIA news agency cited the Kremlin as saying on Tuesday.
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Clashes in strategic north Syrian town after Turkish strikes

Syrian government forces battled to recapture a strategic rebel-held town in Idlib province on Monday and a Turkish official said Ankara would continue to strike President Bashar al-Assad's troops..
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Syrian army has downed three Turkish drones over Idlib province: state media

The Syrian army has so far downed three Turkish drones that Ankara had been using extensively to hit Syrian army locations and air bases, Syrian state media said on Sunday.
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Syrian state media denies government plane downed in northwest

Syrian state media denied a government plane was brought down on Sunday and said the army had downed a Turkish drone over the town of Saraqeb in the Idlib region of northwest Syria.
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U.S. reviewing options to assist Turkey after attack in Syria: Pompeo

The United States is reviewing options to assist Turkey after an attack by Russian-backed Syrian government forces killed 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria's Idlib province, U.S. Secretary of State Mike..
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U.S. looking to help Turkey in Syria via info-sharing, equipment: U.S. official

The United States is looking to help Ankara urgently to support it against Syrian government forces in Syria's Idlib province with the sharing of information and equipment, a senior State Department..
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Russia's Putin, Turkey's Erdogan discuss Syria by phone amid tensions

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone on Friday to discuss the implementation of agreements on Syria's Idlib province amid mounting tension, Foreign..
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EU sees risk of slide into major international conflict in Idlib

The tensions in Syria's Idlib region could escalate into a major international conflict, the European Union's top diplomat said on Friday, adding that the bloc would consider all necessary measure to..
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U.S. says it stands by Turkey after attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria

The United States is very concerned about a reported attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria's Idlib region and it stands by its NATO ally Turkey, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
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Turkish army retaliates against 'all known' Syrian government targets

The Turkish army is retaliating with artillery fire at Syrian government targets in Syria after an airstrike killed 22 Turkish soldiers in the northwestern Idlib province, two Turkish security..
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Turkey says discussing with Russia opening Syrian air space for drones: NTV

Turkey and Russia are discussing opening Russian-controlled air space in Syria's Idlib region for armed and unarmed drones, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Thursday, but he..
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Turkey will repel Syrian forces from Idlib posts this week: Erdogan

Turkey plans to push Syrian government forces away from its military observation posts in northwest Syria's Idlib region this week, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, despite continued..
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Turkish-backed rebels say they seized town in Syria's Idlib in first advance

Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military have seized the town of Nairab in northwest Syria's Idlib province, Turkish and rebel officials said on Tuesday, the first area to be taken back from..
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Russia denies reports about its strikes in Syria's Idlib: TASS

Russia's defense ministry has denied a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights about its air force strikes on two settlements in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday, TASS news agency..
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Russia, Turkey preparing talks on fighting in Syria's Idlib province: TASS

Russia and Turkey are preparing talks on how to de-escalate fighting in Syria's Idlib province, TASS news agency reported on Monday, citing Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
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France, Germany call on political solution to 'catastrophic' Idlib crisis

The leaders of France and Germany told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that the humanitarian crisis in Syria's northwest Idlib province needed a political solution and that the three should meet soon..
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Turkey to send more troops to Syria even as Moscow talks continue

Turkey will deploy more troops to Syria's Idlib region and retaliate against attacks by government forces there, even as Ankara continues to discuss the situation with Moscow, Turkish Presidential..
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Turkey restarts joint Syria patrols with Russia amid Idlib tensions

Turkey has restarted joint patrols with the Russian military in northeast Syria after a two-week hiatus, Russia said late on Monday, as a Syrian government offensive in the Idlib region continued to..
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Erdogan, Trump discuss immediate halt to Idlib crisis: Turkish presidency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump exchanged views on an immediate halt to fighting in Syria's Idlib province Saturday, the Turkish presidency said.
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Turkey won't be silent as Syrian government surrounds Turkish posts: Erdogan

Turkey will not remain silent while Syrian government forces surround Turkish military posts in Syria's Idlib region, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments reported by NTV, as Ankara and Moscow..
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Turkey denies flouting agreement with Russia in Syria's Idlib province

Turkey dismissed on Saturday Russian accusations that its actions in Syria's Idlib province have flouted de-escalation agreements with Russia and Iran, and said it would take military action in the..
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Turkish-backed rebels down Syrian helicopter in Idlib

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels shot down a government helicopter west of Aleppo in Syria's northwestern Idlib region, where violence and displacement has spiked in recent weeks, Turkish and Syrian state..
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Russia says Turkish army is aggravating situation in Syria's Idlib

Russia said on Wednesday that the presence of Turkish troops and armor in Syria's Idlib region was making the situation there much worse as was the transport of weapons and ammunition across the..
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Kremlin accuses Turkey of flouting agreements made on Syria

The Kremlin on Wednesday accused Turkey of flouting agreements it had made with Russia to neutralize militants in the Syrian province of Idlib and said militant attacks on Syrian and Russian forces in..
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Turkey will hit Syrian government forces anywhere if troops hurt: Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey's military would strike Russian-backed Syrian forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria if another Turkish soldier was hurt as the Assad..
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