Russian strikes kill 8 civilians in Syria’s Idlib Jan 24, 2020 0 117 12345 AFPBeirutRussian airstrikes in Syria’s northwestern region of Idlib on Thursday killed eight civilians, including five children, a war monitor said.Most of Idlib and parts of Aleppo province are still controlled by factions opposed to President Bashar al-Assad’s Russian-backed regime, including a group that includes onetime members of Al-Qaeda’s former Syria franchise.Five civilians from the same family were killed in Saraqeb and three others in the town of Arnaba, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.“The region is witnessing very intense bombardment by Russian warplanes,” Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based monitoring group, said.Idlib province is a dead end for people displaced from other formerly rebel-held parts of the country that government forces have retaken.The violence in northern Syria is escalating an already dire humanitarian situation, with aid groups warning of displacement on an unprecedented scale. RELATED ARTICLES Libya’s neighbours in talks in Algiers Jan 24, 2020 0 1489 Iraq protester gunned down in second night of violence Jan 24, 2020 0 112 At least six Mali soldiers killed in overnight ambush Jan 24, 2020 0 1561 Tunisia to repatriate militants’ children from Libya: Red Crescent AFP Tripoli A Tunisian delegation travelled on Thursday to Libya’s third city Misrata to repatriate children of jihadists killed in 2016 in the North African country, the Libyan Red Crescent said. Six Tunisian .. Turkey, NATO still at odds over Russia arms deal: Stoltenberg Davos: NATO and key member Turkey have failed to find common ground over Russia’s controversial delivery of a S-400 air defence system to Ankara, the military alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. The .. EU condemns northwest Syria offensive AFP Brussels The European Union on Thursday condemned renewed fighting around a rebel stronghold in northwest Syria, demanding an end to “unacceptable” air strikes that have killed civilians. The regime of President .. IS resurgence possible if US leaves Iraq Washington: The IS group is weakened but a resurgence is possible if the United States leaves Iraq, US Major General Alexus Grynkewich, the number two commander for the international anti-jihadist coalition in Iraq and .. Libyan government reopens Tripoli airport despite threat of shelling Tripoli: Libya’s United Nations-backed government said it would reopen Tripoli’s only operational airport on Thursday, a day after rival forces based in the east of the troubled country threatened to target .. World must stand strong against Holocaust-denying Iran: Pence Jerusalem: US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called on nearly 50 world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to ensure that another Holocaust would “never happen again” and to unite against Iran. “Today we remember ..