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Keeping the Calm in Southern Syria

As the Syrian regime masses its forces to recapture the country’s south west from the opposition, another humanitarian disaster looms.

  • ICG

The U.S., Russia and Jordan, which brokered a south-western ceasefire in 2017, should urgently extend that truce in preparation for a broader settlement.

  • What’s new?

Xres 1aHaving retaken the last rebel-held areas in Syria’s western interior, the Syrian regime is turning southward.

Regime forces are massing in preparation for a reconquest of the “de…

  • Why does it matter?

The south west sits at the intersection of Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan. A…

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