A second round of talks between the Syrian regime and opposition have ended, with no new date set.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have agreed to forge a demilitarized zone between rebels and Syrian government forces in Syria's Idlib region.
Moscow has accused Washington of using white phosphorus in bombing raids in Syria. This comes as Russia's ally, Syria, reportedly drops barrel bombs on civilians in Idlib.
Syrian and Russian warplanes have targeted Idlib province in Syria. The airstrikes on the last major rebel bastion are the "most violent" in a month, and could presage Damascus' and Moscow's wider intentions.
An anticipated Syrian government offensive against the jihadi hotbed of Idlib province threatens to draw in multiple foreign powers and unleash massive suffering. Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be displaced.
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