Syrian Conflict

The Syrian War started in 2011 as an uprising and protests against the government of Syria led by Bashar Al Assad.

Developments:  The October 15 deadline has passed for the Russian-Turkish deal which allowed for a buffer zone between the city of Idlib and Syrian/Russian forces. The rebels were told to leave the buffer zone as part of the deadline, however, they have vowed to stay and fight along with a report that there were two shells that came from the buffer zone and killed two Syrian soldiers, but it is unclear who fired the mortar shells.

The border crossing between Syria and Israel has opened in the Golan Heights, which is operated by the UN (with help from Russian military officers).