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…

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…

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…

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…