Counter-punch: Syrian opposition pushes back against regime offensive in Northwest Syria

On 3 May 2019, Syrian regime forces launched a ground offensive in the opposition-held greater Idleb area. The campaign, backed by the Russian Air Force and various pro-regime militias, focuses on parts of Hama, Idleb, Aleppo, and Lattakia. The multi-pronged offensive was designed to overwhelm opposition forces to consolidate the regime’s territorial gains: these gains…

Regional Overview – Africa
23 July 2019

Key developments in Africa during the week of July 14th include continued violence in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo, while attacks spread into new territories in Burkina Faso. In Ethiopia, security forces violently dispersed demonstrations. In Cameroon, despite on-going mediation efforts by Switzerland, Ambazonian Separatist and military forces continued to clash in the Nord-Ouest…