Smoke billows after an air strike on Jarablus, Syria, 24 August. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
A number of Syrian rebel groups posted a message on Twitter saying the "storming operation, aimed at the first stage of liberating Jarablus," had begun.
Syrian-Kurds return to the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on August 23, 2016, after regime forces and Kurdish fighters agreed to a truce following a week of clashes. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
August 24, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
FSA forces are expected to advance toward Jarabulus, where Turkish troops have launched an anti-Daesh operation.
A Syrian Refugee child is pictured at the refugee camp in Osmaniye on December 15, 2015. Turkey is home to at least 2.2 million Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 12:35 GMT
Humanitarian solutions to the education crisis facing Syrian children are largely ignoring those most in need, argues Middle East writer and researcher James Denselow. Children inside Syria are being overlooked.
A Turkish soldier patrols the volatile border with Syria. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Turkish forces reportedly used intense artillery fire against Daesh forces in the town of Jarablus.
A Turkish army tank drives towards Syria in the Turkish border city of Karkamis on August 24, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
August 24, 2016 - 09:46 GMT
Turkish tanks are crossing the border into Jarablus in northern Syria.
A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows a Syrian couple mourning in front of bodies wrapped in shrouds ahead of funerals following what Syrian rebels claim to be a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces in eastern Ghouta. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Syrian opposition groups and their western allies claim the nerve gas attacks were launched by the Syrian government.
Turkish tanks fire from their army position close to the town of Kilis, south central Turkey, towards the Syria border, on February 17, 2016. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The evacuation is underway in parts of Karkamis which was hit by several mortar shells on Tuesday.
This file photo taken on November 9, 2015 shows workers constructing a layered cemetery in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus to make space for the burial of the increasing number of casualties due to airstrikes by the Syrian regime. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
August 24, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus has experienced relentless shelling and dire humanitarian conditions for more than three years.
Members of the Kurdish police patrol in the neighborhood of Al-Masaken in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka during ongoing fighting with regime forces on August 22, 2016. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
August 23, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The Kurdish YPG is said to have taken near full control of the city since last week.
The Turkish military retaliated both attacks with counterattacks on Kurdish positions. (AFP/File)
August 23, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Two mortar shells were fired from Syria towards the Turkish border town of Karkamis, followed by three rocket shells striking Kilis.
Fighters take to the streets of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
August 23, 2016 - 11:19 GMT
Nearly all of the major power players involved in the Syrian conflict have a part to play in the ongoing battle for Aleppo. Expert Youssef Sadaki explains how Syria's largest city could determine the balance of power in the Syrian war.
Lebanese forces in Arsal. (AFP/File)
August 23, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Arsal's mayor says the city is on high alert, and Lebanese forces are arriving to help bolster security after a spate of recent attacks.
Smoke rises from a Syrian regime airstrike on rebel positions inside Aleppo. (AFP/George Orfalian)
August 23, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
No humanitarian aid has moved within Aleppo since the increased bombardments began in August.
Ahrar al-Sham is being discussed as part of the possible merger (AFP/File)
August 22, 2016 - 23:46 GMT
Rumblings of a possible imminent merger surfaced late Monday.
It is the female warrior in particular who offers a powerful counter-image to that of the raped and dishonoured victim who is considered a source of shame to her family and community. (AFP/File)
August 22, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Feminists have typically opposed war, but taking up arms is one way for women to defend their communities and to define their place in them.
A man holds up a young boy as a boat carrying refugees arrives at the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2016 - 19:05 GMT
Turkish Coast Guards found a Syrian woman's body and rescued 12 other refugees.