Syria: reactions after deal sees jihadists take over Idlib

Residents of Syria’s northern Idlib province react with unease after the announcement that a jihadist group dominated by Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate sealed its grip on the region, the last major rebel bastion, in a deal ending days of fighting with rival factions.

Aftermath of Russian airstrikes on Aleppo’s province

Residents in the rebel-held towns of Daret Izza and Orum al-Kubra, west of the Aleppo province, clear rubble after their homes were hit by Russian airstrikes late Friday, killing two civilians in the town of Daret Izza, according to a monitor. Airstrikes by Syrian regime ally Russia hit the west of Aleppo province late on January 4, the first such raids in the area since a deal between Moscow and rebel backer Ankara to stave off a massive regime offensive on the wider Idlib region in September 2018.

In Syria’s Idlib, a protester still going strong

Nearly eight years after he joined his very first protest against Syria’s regime, Bahr Nahhas still demonstrates every week with unwaning energy, even if the slogans have changed, in his rebel-held hometown of Maaret al-Numan, in Syria’s northwest Idlib.

Displaced SyrianS at camp in Idlib province prepare for winter

Displaced Syrians buy second hand winter clothes at the Kafr Lusin camp in northern Idlib province, near the border with Turkey, as they prepare for winter.

Syria’s Morek residents return home despite destructions

Syria’s Morek residents in the Hama province return to their homes which suffered massive destruction during the conflict leaving the city with no infrastructures. The city of Morek is part of a planned buffer zone area under a Russian-Turkish accord providing for jihadists to withdraw by Monday from the demilitarised zone ringing rebel-held areas in and around Idlib province.

Syrian NGO creates a motorcycle ambulance in Idlib

To enter narrow alleys to evacuate casualties faster in case of bombardments against residential areas, an NGO in Syria’s Idlib created a motorcycle ambulance.

Syria: demonstration in Idlib province against the regime

Thousands of Syrians wave Turkish and Syrian opposition flags as they demonstrate against the regime in the streets of the Maaret al-Numan in the northern rebel-held province of Idlib.

Syrians react to Russia-Turkey Idlib plan

Syrians chant slogans and wave opposition flags during a demonstration in Binnish, in the northern Idlib province, as they react to the announcement that there will be no assault on the area as the leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed to create a demilitarised zone around the Syrian rebel-held province.