More than a hundred former Daesh militants are currently being integrated back into their community. But officials say there are probably thousands more in Syria, who they won't be able to reach.
Syrians were hoping for peace when Idlib was declared a de-escalation zone in May but have instead been left reeling from winter cold.
Turkey's primary objective is to maintain order along its border but it also wants to stop the PKK-linked YPG from expanding its activities.
Human right groups recently accused the YPG dominated SDF of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detentions and ethnic cleansing.
Experts say the US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the CIA programme that trains, arms and pays moderate Syrian rebels fighting the Bashar al Assad regime will weaken resistance and signals a new low in Turkey-US relations.
The President-elect's plan to relocate the embassy has created a controversy as critics say it could embolden Israel to claim all of Jerusalem as its own city.
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