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,…

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…

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…

YPJ Commander in Syria Rejects Bowing to US Demands

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) Nasrin Abdullah underlined that the Kurdish forces who are fighting against the terrorists in Syria will not act upon the US demands. “It is true that today the US supplies weapons to our forces but this doesn’t mean that we intend to act upon the…

Head of Syrian Intelligence to Visit Moscow to Discuss Euphrates Shield and Turkish-Iranian Axis in Syria

رئيس المخابرات السورية في موسكو لعرض التفاهمات مع أنقرة تكتسب زيارة المسؤول الأمني الأقوى في النظام السوري علي مملوك إلى روسيا أهمية بالغة بالنظر إلى توقيتها، حيث تسجل انعطافة تركية حيال الأزمة السورية. دمشق- كشفت مصادر أمنية لوكالة “نوفستي” الروسية عن زيارة اللواء علي مملوك، رئيس المكتب القومي السوري إلى موسكو، الثلاثاء المقبل. وتأتي هذه…