Syria in the Last 24 Hours: Ankara Working to Create a Unified Terrorist Front in North-Western Syria

Al-Muhaysini, Ankara Cooperating to Unite Terrorist Front in Northwestern Syria TEHRAN (FNA)- Dissident-affiliated sources disclosed that Abdullah Muhammad al-Muhaysini, the former Saudi commander and Mufti (religious leader) of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) has entered Idlib in coordination with the Turkish army forces to unite the terrorist front against…

What is Erdoğan’s Objective in Afrin Operation?

Alper Birdal SOL INTERNATIONAL Turkish army officially declared on January 20 the launch of an offensive targeting the positions of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin region in northwest Syria. The Turkish AKP government’s excuse was the threat against national interests and border security. The operation has been conducted jointly…

Kurdish Forces Pull Down US Flag in Northern Raqqa

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Kurdish forces pulled down the US flag in their bases in Northern Raqqa near the border with Turkey after Washington showed reluctance to give the Kurds active protection against the Turkish army attacks, news sources disclosed. Local sources in the city of Tal Abyaz in Northern Raqqa and along the borders with…

Syria’s Kurds Share Fate of Other Washington Allies

Martin Berger One would be mistaken to believe the recent aggravation of the Syrian crisis triggered by the launch of Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch along Syria’s northern border, which has already resulted in military casualties suffered by both the Turkish and Kurdish sides, came as a surprise for those following the conflict carefully. There’s also…

Ankara Extends the “Olive Branch” to Damascus

Ankara Extends the “Olive Branch” to Damascus that is Waiting to Pick Up the Unfortunate Kurds Elijah J. Magnier | @ejmalrai The military operation initiated by Turkey at the beginning of the week under the code name “olive branch” is suitable for several players in the Syrian arena and has the potential to embarrass them…

على وقع العدوان.. ارتفاع أعداد الضحايا والنازحين.. ودعوات كردية للنفير العام … مقاومة شرسة في عفرين وأنقرة توسع تهديداتها صوب منبج

| الوطن – وكالات بـ«اللاشيء» الميداني والسياسي، خرجت نتائج العدوان التركي على عفرين حتى الآن، وحده ارتفاع أعداد الضحايا المدنيين، وأعداد النازحين، شكل المتغير الوحيد في كل ما يجري، وعلى حين تقصدت «وحدات حماية الشعب» الكردية التصويب على الموقف الروسي، متناسية موقف حليفتها وداعمتها الأساسية واشنطن، وجهت أنقرة سهامها صوب الأخيرة، مطالبة بوقف دعم منبج،…

Casualties Mount on Day Five of Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch

Middle East The Turkish intervention into Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces-controlled areas in Afrin, northwest Syria has intensified, entering its fifth day on Wednesday. Sputnik offers a summary of the day’s most important military reports and political and diplomatic announcements. Military Activity Turkey’s General Staff announced Wednesday that the Turkish Air Force conducted air strikes involving 27…

Russia is Offering the US a Turkish “Olive Branch” in Afrin.

Elijah J. Magnier | @ejmalrai Turkey today launched the “Olive Branch” military operation against the Kurdish region of Afrin, north-west of Syria. The code name was released by the Turkish Chief of Staff who explained that the operation aims to prevent the spread of the People’s Protection Units and the Democratic Union Party along the…

The Battle for Afrin Will Be Met with Violent Resistance

Member of the People’s Assembly, and President of the National Initiative of the Syrian Kurds, Omar Oussi, warned of the seriousness of the Turkish threats against the city of Afrin, considering that there is a high probability of a Turkish military invasion within the next few hours, now the action has the green light from…