Tens of thousands fleeing fighting in Aleppo have arrived at the Turkish border, only to encounter stepped-up security barring them from entry. Ankara says it wants to prevent “foreign fighters” from crossing over.
Two German journalists who were arrested in Greece have been released. The pair, who were reporting on a group of migrants, had not been given permission to enter a restricted military area.
A Syrian national had attempted to kill at least 200 people, prosecutors said. The suspect tried to "create a climate of fear and uncertainty" by detonating explosives "in the midst of a large concentration of people."
The EU has unlocked €3 billion ($3.7 billion) for projects to help Syrian refugees in Turkey in a second payment from the 2016 migration deal. More than a million refugees have already benefited from the funds.
With the exception of Idlib, Syria's government has recovered control of most major cities from rebels and terror organizations. Are the "Islamic State" and al-Qaida being beaten out of Syria?
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