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…

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…

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| 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…