Storms have swamped camps housing Syrian refugees in Lebanon with rain water and snow. NGOs and charities are appealing for aid to help families stuck in these storms without shelter and warm clothing.
Idlib's fate now appears likely to rest on the results of September 7 Tehran summit between the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran. In the meantime the Syrian regime is shelling the province while the rebels there are destroying potential SAA entry points.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), an explosion of a weapons depot in the Sarmada area in Idlib has killed at least 39 civilians, with at least 12 of them being children. Idlib is the last remaining province in Syria currently held by the rebel groups.
Evacuation buses have reached the two pro-regime Syria villages of Fuaa and Kafraya which have been under siege from rebels since 2015. The evacuation was a result of a deal brokered by Russia, the Syrian Government's ally, and Turkey,
An ISIS attempt to overrun the city of Albu Kamal last week led to intense clashes between ISIS and SAA. The clashes culminated in Syrian government forces regaining control of whole of town of Albu Kamal near Iraqi border.