Turkey has called on its allies to intervene on the ground in Syria. This comes after Ankara blamed Russia for a string of bombings that hit schools and hospitals in northern Syria. Moscow denies its air force was responsible for the attacks.
Syria began its descent into civil war in early 2011, when government security forces shot and killed protesters. But if President Bashar al-Assad thought a show of force would end the protests, he was wrong.
Syrian regime forces and moderate rebels have agreed to a ceasefire north of the city of Homs. The "de-escalation" zone created there will be monitored by Russian troops, and is the third of four planned "safe" areas.
Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, once a key figure in the so-called Islamic State, now wants Australia's help. He has spent the past 10 months in a maximum security prison in Turkey.
A ceasefire is reported to be holding in three Syrian provinces with no air strikes or clashes reported. The United States, Russia and Jordan reached the 'de-escalation agreement.'
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