Russian Commander in Syria Holds Talks with SDF Chief as Turkish Offensive Looms

The Cradle Moscow has asked the US-backed Kurdish militia to return control of northern Syria to Damascus to confront Turkiye’s threats The commander of Russia’s military forces in Syria, Colonel General Alexander Chayko, met with the leader of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Mazloum Kobane Abdi, on 27 November to discuss the threat of…

Time Running Out to Save the Kurds in Syria

Steven Sahiounie The Kurds in northeastern Syria have established their semi-autonomous administration which they call “Rojava”. They are now under threat of an increased invasion and occupation by Turkish ground troops, which could end in ethnic cleansing and mass casualties. Turkish President Erdogan has demanded for years that the US must stop supporting the Syrian…

Syrian and Turkish Armies Deploy Reinforcements to Aleppo

The Cradle Ankara is reportedly asking its mercenaries to make peace with the HTS, as the former Al-Qaeda affiliate is expected to take part in Turkiye’s ground operation in Syria The Syrian and Turkish armies have deployed reinforcements close to the contact lines in occupied northern Syria, with Ankara reportedly mobilizing troops to the city of Azaz…

US-Turkiye Brinkmanship Won’t Reach a Point of No Return

MK Bhadrakumar A conflict of interest between Ankara and Washington over Syria will likely see the two drift apart, with Turkiye aligning more closely with Eurasian powers. The series of airstrikes against Kurdish militants in northern Syria by Turkish jets in the past week come amid heightened concerns over Ankara’s threat to launch a ground operation. Such actions…

US Deploys Heavy Reinforcements to Northern Syria from Iraq

The Cradle The reinforcements coincide with Washington’s efforts to prevent Turkey from launching a ground offensive against the SDF, representing potential US deterrence against Ankara The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on 26 November that large reinforcements of US military troops and equipment made their way into northern and eastern Syria, coming…

Iran: From Social Mobilizations to the Direct Armed Phase

Mission Verdad The classic sequence of a destabilization process established in Iran under the codification of color revolution. Since mid-September, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been subjected to a new cycle of destabilization. The death of a young Kurdish-Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini (22), on September 16 was the starting point. Amini, who had been…

Don’t Close Your Eyes to the US Proxy War Being Waged against Iran

Asa Winstanley Former US national security advisor John Bolton says he wants “regime change” in Iran. He boasted earlier this month that weapons are being smuggled into the country from Iraqi Kurdistan. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr) Don’t close your eyes to the fact that there is a proxy war being waged against Iran. With the Islamic Republic…

The Role of UK Intelligence Services in the Abduction, Murder of James Foley

William Van Wagenen An investigation into British and American collusion with the terror groups that kidnapped and murdered western hostages in Syria. On 19 August, 2014, ISIS released a video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley who was kidnapped by the terrorist organization in 2012 while reporting on the conflict in Syria. Foley’s shocking execution became one of the…

Syriana Analysis Interviews the UN Special Rapporteur

Following a 12-day visit to Syria, UN Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, Prof. Alena Douhan said she was struck by the humanitarian impact of the illegal sanctions imposed on Syria, a war-torn country attempting to rebuild in the wake of a decade-long war. UN Expert Calls for Lifting…

Rockets Land Near Strategic US Base in Syria

The Cradle Local tribes have increasingly become more dissatisfied with the presence of illegal US troops in the region, which is centered around plundering natural resources A US military patrol base in Al-Shaddadi, south of Syria’s northeastern Hasakah governorate, was targeted by two Katyusha missiles on 25 November, US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced in a…