Turkey Prepares for Afrin Offensive

Turkey has strengthened its military presence on its border with Syria and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to take military action against emboldened Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, who are receiving support from the US in their fight against Daesh in Raqqa. Erdogan views the YPG, which controls part of Syria’s border with Turkey, as an extension of the Kurdish PKK, a Marxist insurgent group which has operated…

Secrets of the Syrian War: The Kurdish Factor

Dmitry Minn Are they on the verge of a historic triumph or a new national tragedy? It is tragic that throughout history it has been the Kurds’ fate to be deprived their own state, despite being one of the most populous nations on earth (numbering 30-40 million). Twice in the last century at the end…

Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Deir Ezzur: Long Tunnel, Command Center of Terrorists Destroyed in Syrian Armed Forces’ Attacks TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops and Air Force intensified anti-ISIL operation in Deir Ezzur and managed to destroy a long tunnel and a command center, inflicting major losses on the militants. The army’s artillery units pounded ISIL’s movements and positions…

Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Army establishes control over al-Deilaa oil field in southwestern countryside of Raqqa, kills scores of ISIS in Deir Ezzor 17 July، 2017 Provinces, SANA Army units reestablished control over al-Deilaa oil field in the southwestern countryside of Raqqa after eliminating the remaining gatherings of ISIS terrorists in it. A military source told SANA that army…

Kurdish Delegation Meets with Damascus Officials, Russian Officers

TEHRAN (FNA)- A delegation from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) has had meetings with Syrian officials in Damascus and with Russian officers in Humeimim airbase in Lattakia province to talk over different aspects of the latest developments in Northern Aleppo and Ankara’s military threats, media reports said on Sunday. The Kurdish-language Rudaw news quoted a…