Kurdish Units Refuse to Leave Syria’s Manbij, Prepare to Defend Town

Sputnik-Middle East The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) did not withdraw from the northern Syrian town of Manbij, as was ordered by Turkey and the United States, and are preparing to defend the town, the Anadolu news agency reported on Friday. The YPG militia dug about 30 kilometers (19 miles) of anti-tank trench lines around…

Washington Trying to Derail Talks Between Damascus and Kurds

Sputnik-Middle East Clashes between the Syrian Army and Syrian Kurdish militia left 18 dead in northeastern Syria last week. Speaking to Sputnik, Syrian Democratic Council chairman Rezzan Hiddo said tensions between Syrian government forces and Kurdish militia seem to exist only where US forces are present. Last Saturday, 11 Syrian government troops and seven Kurdish…

Which War for Mesopotamia?

Iraq must choose between Iran and the US Elijah J. Magnier |  @ejmalrai In the coming month, following Eid al-Adha (August 21st), Iraq will be on the horns of a dilemma. The Federal Court has confirmed the results of the manual recount of the May parliamentary elections with insignificant changes to the previously announced results. After…

Syria in the Last 24 Hours: Humanitarian Corridor Opens in Eastern Idlib

Corridor Opened in Eastern Idlib TEHRAN (FNA)- Tens of civilians have started leaving terrorist-held regions in Eastern Idlib for regions that are under the Syrian Army’s control via a newly-set up humanitarian corridor. The Arabic-language al-Watan daily reported on Tuesday that a safe corridor has been recently set up by the government forces under the…

More Popular Forces Arrive in Afrin

21 February، 2018 Aleppo, SANA More numbers of popular forces arrived in Afrin area on Wednesday afternoon to support the locals against Daesh terrorists and the aggression launched by the Turkish regime since January 20. SANA’s reporter in Afrin said that new groups of popular forces arrived in Afrin area through Aleppo-Nubol road 24 hours…

Syria in the Last 24 Hours

One civilain killed, 22 others injured in attacks by armed groups on Damascus, Daraa and Quneitra 21 February، 2018 Provinces, SANA A woman was killed on Wednesday while 22 persons were injured in fresh attacks by armed groups on different Syrian regions. In Damascus, nine civilians were injured when armed groups fired 22 mortar shells…

Turkish Army Attempting to Prevent Syrian Popular Forces’ Deployment in Afrin

TEHRAN (FNA)- Ankara is attempting to block the Syrian popular forces’ deployment in Afrin in Northern Syria to halt clashes between the Kurds and the Turkish army, media sources reported on Tuesday. The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel confirmed that several routes in Marimin, Bastouleh and Jabal al-Ahlam which were due to be used by the…

Popular Forces Arrive in Afrin to Support Locals Against Turkish Aggression

SANA correspondent in Aleppo:Popular forces will reach Afrin within the next few hours to support the steadfastness of its people in the face of aggression by the Turkish regime forces on the region and its population over the past month – SanaAjel ( February 19, 2018) مراسل سانا في #حلب: قوات شعبية ستصل إلى #عفرين…

Syria in the Last 24 Hours

Army Repels Terrorists’ Attack on Government Positions in Homs TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army soldiers warded off terrorists’ attack on their positions in Homs province after hours of clashes, inflicting major losses on the militants. The terrorist attack to capture the government forces’ positions in the Western Homs were fended off by the strong defense…