The Russian-backed Syrian government push to capture the Idlib province in northwest Syria has worsened the humanitarian situation as nearly 1 million civilians have been forced to flee eastward to safer locations. VOA's Zana Omer filed this report from Manbij, Syria
At least 12 civilians were wounded Thursday in a car bomb explosion that occurred near a church in Qamishli in northeast Syria. The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the attack. VOA's Zana Omar was at the scene.
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) freed three of its fighters who had been held hostage by the Islamic State (IS) terror group in its last stronghold in eastern Syria. VOA's Zana Omer spoke with them immediately after their release.