The Syrian Army launched a new ground offensive in southeastern Idlib on Thursday, capturing a number of villages in the process. It remains to be seen how far the new offensive plans to push into the embattled region.
In response to Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, the Egyptian parliament hosted Syrian Ambassador to Egypt Bassam Darwish in a move to show its official support for Syria against Turkey, and as a prelude to better diplomatic relations.
Marking the first time in over three years, the SAA has started establishing border posts along the Turkish-Syrian Border, taking over the areas vacated by the SDF which withdrew from the region following the launch of the Turkish operations in the region.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the United States will be withdrawing all troops from northeastern Syria and that he expects Syrian Kurds to seek aid from Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
After eight years of Syrian refugee influx into Turkey, the country's attitude towards them has turned sour. As a result, the Government wants Syrians to live in the provinces that they are officially registered in, and seek permits if they want to go to other provinces.