Hundreds of Iraqi refugees are stranded in northern Syria near the border with Turkey with little support. Many of the Iraqis that are trapped on the border were displaced from their areas due to ISIS' invasion.
Villagers in northeastern Syria seek protection from bombardment. The village of Ashma is nestled in olive groves in the region of Kobani and directly looks out onto the Turkish flags and wire fencing that mark the demarcation the border with Turkey.
Turkey has backed the establishment of a department of motor vehicles (DMV) in al-Bab in the Euphrates Shield area, where all vehicles will be registered and inspected to ensure road safety. The license plates are in Arabic and Turkish, as they are Turkish-made and sent over to the vehicle registration department.
Turkey's State Electricity Generating Company has been awarded the contract to supply al-Bab, in northern Syria, with electricity. This electricity project is one of the largest of its kind in the Euphrates Shield Area.
When Ahmed who is now 22 fled his home in the Syrian town of Dara Azza he thought his academic career was over. However, when he arrived in Turkey he learned Turkish and graduated at the top of his class in engineering.
As clashes around the region escalate and there are rumours of an impending offensive by loyalist Syrian forces, researcher Ahmet Altindal, argues that Idlib could be the endgame for the Syrian conflict which has been ongoing since 2011.