Ahmed escaped from Syria when the shooting started, and now lives in Berlin. But he still doesn't feel safe:
The Russian government is warning of a staged gas attack by Syrian rebels in Idlib. Experts doubt the validity of that information, however, and see the move as a telltale sign of desperation in Moscow.
As the Syrian war appears to enter a decisive phase, Iran, Russia and Turkey are busy devising strategies to ensure they remain key players in the war-torn country. Experts say Iran's position could be vulnerable.
US President Donald Trump has cautioned Syria not to attack the Idlib province. Damascus is preparing an assault on the northwestern province, which is the last rebel stronghold in the country.
Western military powers have warned the Syrian government against using chemical weapons again. It comes as the Assad regime is expected to launch an offensive against the last rebel-held province.
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