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…

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…

Turkey Attacks Base Housing US Troops in Syria

The Cradle Ankara has blamed the 13 November bomb attack in the heart of Istanbul on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) On 22 November, a military base occupied by US troops and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) came under a Turkish drone attack, according to Press TV. According to a Kurdish spokesman, two militants were…

Turkey Launches Operation Claw-Sword against SDF, PKK, YPG

Al Mayadeen Reports that Turkey has carried out several raids on the armed opposition faction Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) sites in Raqqa and the two countrysides of Hasakah and Aleppo in Syria, as well as Sulaymaniyah and Erbil in Iraq. Turkey has launched Operation Claw-Sword with air raids targeting the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)…

Istanbul Terror Attack May Prompt Turkish Invasion and Deportations

Steven Sahiounie As President Assad has said before, be careful when you feed a monster because it can later turn to bite you. On November 13, a blast ripped through Istiklal street, a busy pedestrian area in the Beyoglu neighborhood of Istanbul.  The explosion killed six people and wounded 81 at about 4:30 pm local time. Among…

Turkey Prepares for Military Operation Against Kurds after Istanbul Blast

Ahmed Adel The Turkish armed forces may launch an operation in northern Syria as the order for the recent terrorist attack in Istanbul was allegedly given from the Kurdish-majority city of Kobani. The November 13 explosion on the Istiklal pedestrian street in central Istanbul led to the death of six people and was quickly blamed…

How Erdogan Benefits from Istanbul Attack

The blast that killed at least six people and injured 81 others in Istanbul on Sunday is undeniably a terrorist attack. However, the cowardly attack on a civilian population in a touristic quarter of Istanbul did not pass without political and security exploitation by Erdogan who is preparing for the Presidential elections scheduled to take…

Erdogan Threatens Fresh Military Campaign Against Kurdish Militants in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to launch a new military campaign on the Syrian soil after a rocket attack blamed on Kurdish militants killed two Turkish special force police in Northern Syria. “We have run out of patience regarding certain areas in Syria that have been the source of terrorist attacks on…