In the Last 24 Hours: Forces Prepare for Turkish Assault on Northern Syria

Russian Army Reinforces in Aleppo to Block Ankara’s Possible Attacks TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Army has reinforced its troops in the city of Tal Rafat in Northern Aleppo to confront the imminent attack by the Turkish Army in Northern and Eastern Syria, the Arabic-language media outlets said. The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted local sources in…

Kurds in Syria Ready to Negotiate With Damascus as Turkish Operation Looming

Sputnik-Middle East Kurds in northeast Syria are ready to work on an agreement with Damascus in order to protect themselves as the Turkish operation in the area is looming and the United States has abandoned its support, a top official of the de-facto autonomous administration of North and East Syria (AANES) stated. “In order for…

Kurds in Fateful Triangle as US Moves to Redeploy IS Terror Groups

Finian Cunningham Kurdish fighters have been used by the US to ostensibly defeat the remaining Islamic State holdouts in eastern Syria. But what is emerging is not a final defeat of the terrorists, more a redeployment to further destabilize the Arab country. Potentially, the Kurds could wind up not with the regional autonomy they desire,…

The Kurds Must Choose Between Loyalty to Syria or Defeat by Turkey

Elijah J. Magnier | @ejmalrai Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from occupied northeast Syria, the Kurds of al-Hasaka have, for the last two days, been negotiating with the government of Damascus on how to spare the province from a possible Turkish invasion. Syrian General Ali Mamlouk, the Syrian president’s special security advisor,…

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…