06:54 GMT06 April 2020
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    Syria has been ripped by an eight-year conflict between pro-government troops, militants from various groups that oppose President Bashar Assad, and terrorist groups, such as Nusra Front* and Daesh**. The latter have lost their positions in recent years due to massive operations carried out by the Syrian government.

    The United Nations Security Council is holding a meeting on the situation in Syria at its main office in New York City.

    Tensions escalated in Idlib province after the Syrian military shelled a Turkish observation post on 3 February, killing six military personnel and one civilian contractor. Turkey responded with a number of retaliatory strikes, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday that some 150 Syrian soldiers have been killed.

    *Jabhat al-Nusra (also known as Jabhat al-Nusra, Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, or al-Qaeda in Syria) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia

    **Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and other countries.

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