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Guterres calls for ‘immediate and lasting’ end to Syria fighting as Turkey and Russia agree ceasefire

New York/IBNS: The UN Secretary-General said on Thursday that he hoped the latest ceasefire agreement between Russia and Turkey to end fighting across Syria’s stricken Idlib region, would finally lead to “an immediate and lasting cessation”, that would protect civilian lives.

‘Mayhem’ in Syria’s Idlib amid ongoing violence, as Guterres urges immediate ceasefire

New York/IBNS: Rapidly escalating conflict in northwest Syria has created healthcare “mayhem”, amid reports of displaced people moving closer to the Turkish border in search of shelter, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as the UN Secretary-General appealed for all warring parties to "step back from the edge of further escalation."

UN chief appeals for end to Syria’s ‘man-made humanitarian nightmare’

New York/IBNS: In a tersely delivered statement on Friday, the UN Secretary-General appealed for an end to the “man-made humanitarian nightmare” currently unfolding in Syria, where ongoing military operations in the north-west have displaced hundreds of thousands amid bitter winter temperatures.

Syrian army completely secures Aleppo city from rebels' shelling

Damascus/Xinhua/UNI: The Syrian government forces on Monday said that Syria's northern city Aleppo has been finally made safe from shelling after a wide-scale military operation, saying that dozens of villages and towns returned under government control as a result of the current military operation..

Syria: UN health agency highlights ‘critical health threats’ facing Idlib civilians

New York/IBNS: The World Health Organization (WHO) raised the alarm on Monday over critical health threats facing hundreds-of thousands of Syrians forced to flee due to intensified hostilities in Syria’s northwest, where health facilities and workers have increasingly come under attack.

Syrian conflict has ‘erased’ children’s dreams: new UN report

New York/IBNS: Nearly nine years of conflict in Syria have robbed boys and girls of their childhood and subjected them to “unabated violations of their rights”, including being killed, maimed, displaced, forced to fight or subjected to torture, rape and sexual slavery.

Almost 1,000 civilians leave Idlib De-escalation zone on Monday - Russian Military

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: A total of 983 civilians left terrorist-controlled territory in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib on Monday through two newly-established humanitarian corridors, Maj. Gen. Yuri Borenkov, the commander of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation, reported.

Syria: Lack of consensus following face-to-face talks, underscores need for broader process

New York/IBNS: The second session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, aiming to create a new post-war political road map for the country, failed to get off the ground due to lack of consensus over the agenda, the UN Special Envoy for the country told the Security Council on Friday.

Life for civilians in Syria ‘worse than when the year began’

New York/IBNS: The humanitarian situation facing civilians in many parts of Syria is “worse than when the year began”, the UN deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Thursday.

Renewal of cross-border aid operation critical to northern Syria: UN relief chief

New York/IBNS: The top UN humanitarian official was in the Security Council on Wednesday to appeal for the renewal of an operation that delivers life-saving food and other aid relief to some four million civilians in northern Syria.

Assad says top US officials admitted supporting Al-Qaeda, making it proxy in Syrian war

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Top government officials in the United States admitted long ago their support of al-Qaeda terrorist organization (banned in Russia), which has grown to be a US proxy in its fight against other countries, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with the RT broadcaster.

Over 800 Syrians return home from Jordan, Lebanon over past 24 hours: Russian Military

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: More than 800 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from neighboring Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring said on Sunday.

Hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk in Syria amid ongoing violence in northeast and northwest

New York/IBNS: Almost daily violence targeting built-up areas and health facilities in Syria continues to threaten the lives of civilians there, UN rights experts and humanitarians said on Friday.

One killed in militant shelling of Syria's northwestern city of Aleppo - Reports

Damascus/Sputnik/UNI: Militants have shelled several districts of Syria's northwestern city of Aleppo, national media reported, adding that one civilian was killed and several others were injured in the attack.

US military convoy came under fire in Syria, patrol untouched - CENTCOM to Sputnik

Washington/Sputnik/uni: A US military convoy in northeastern Syria has come under fire from local Turkey-backed radicals but was not hit, a representative of the Central Command (CENTCOM) of the United States told Sputnik on Monday.