Once pledging allegiance to al Qaeda, the HTS’s Mohammed al Jolani is rolling up his sleeves to fight his past and convince the world that he’s the man who can save Syria’s Idlib.
Turkey and Russia agreed on a protocol that urged parties to "cease all military actions along the line of contact in the Idlib de-escalation area starting from 00:01 on March 6, 2020."
The fighting came to a halt soon after the two powers signed a ceasefire deal in Moscow, but what are its key takeaways?
Opposition forces retake strategic Saraqeb town and cut off key highway linking capital Damascus with northern city of Aleppo, days after regime reopened it for first time since 2012.
Despite the opposition taking back the town of Saraqib alongside Turkish forces, there are still 900,000 refugees fleeing towards the Turkish border in the depths of a bitter winter.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said rebels withdrew from Idlib province's Maarat al Numan town late on Tuesday.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says eight civilians were killed in the town of Saraqeb while four others were killed in separate air strikes in other towns of southern Idlib.
A team of TRT World journalists visited several districts in the contested region and interviewed people affected by the brutal aerial assaults carried out by the regime and Russia.
The warplanes hit near a school in opposition-held Saraqib district of the province, a war monitor and a rescue group say. The dead include 16 children. Meanwhile, an opposition group has agreed to evacuate a town in besieged eastern Ghouta.
The Syrian National Coalition accuses the Assad regime of violating UN resolutions by attacking civilians with chlorine gas.
Assad regime forces targeted Khan Assubul and Masaran villages of Idlib with barrel bombs although the city was declared a "de-escalation zone" last year.
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