A joint Russia-Turkey agreement to demilitarise a 15km zone in Idlib has been extended, with UN humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland calling its implementation a “great relief” for the civilians living within the region
Jean Dost is a Kurdish author from the Syrian city of Kobani. He has recently published a book called 'Kobani', in which he narrates stories of life in Kobani before, during and after the ISIS invasion.
In Idlib, some militant organisations have withdrawn from the DMZ set up by Turkey and Russia. Simultaneously, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are continuing their operation against ISIS in the Hajin area in Deir ez-Zour.