Syria: Debates won’t change reality - Middle East Institute, US

Original article by Elizabeth Dent Photo by DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images Over the past few weeks, my colleagues at MEI have debated whether the U.S. should stay in Syria or leave. Here I’d make a different argument: that it doesn’t…

Turkey retreated from its safe zone red line, Erdogan acknowledges - Middle East Eye

Original article by By Ragip Soylu. A man looking at smoke rising close to the Syrian-Turkish border town of Jarabulus AFP Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged on Thursday for the first time that his country abandoned one of…

Syria: Kurds leave the Turkish border. Yes to buffer zone - DIRE, Italy

Original article by Agenzia DIRE staff Milizia Sdf accetta accordo Turchia-Usa: "fermerà attacchi Ankara" ROMA – Le Sdf, le Forze democratiche di difesa, hanno annunciato che avvieranno le operazioni di ritiro dalle loro postazioni…

Database: Over 30 Turkish cross-border attacks against Rojava in 2019, only 1 attack targets Turkey

A new Rojava Information Center database has documented over thirty Turkish cross-border attacks targeting North East Syria since the beginning of 2019 alone, with rocket and heavy weapons fire wounding and killing at least 27 civilians. In…

Syria: withdrawal of Kurdish militias in the north-east of the country - FRI, France

Original article by Radio France Internationale Mazloum Kobani, commandant en chef des Forces démocratiques syriennes (FDS), à majorité kurde, lors d'une réunion à Hasakah dans le nord-est de la Syrie, le 24 août 2019.DELIL SOULEIMAN…

Sleeper cell attacks continue in northeast Syria - K24, Iraqi Kurdistan

Original article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg Security forces rush to the scene of an explosion in Tabqa, Aug. 26, 2019.Photo: Raqqa Media Centre ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Sleeper cell attacks in areas the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces…

G7, Trump to Merkel: "Europe gets foreign fighters back" - ilGiornale, Italy

Original article by Alessandra Benignetti Il presidente americano, Donald Trump, dal summit di Biarritz ha ribadito l'appello ai leader europei per il rimpatrio dei jihadisti partiti dal Vecchio Continente che sono ancora prigionieri…

No permanent Turkish army posts will be in buffer zone: SDF spokesperson - Rûdaw, Iraqi Kurdistan

Original article by Karwan Faidhi Dri Turkish forces advance towards Idlib's Bab al-Hawa crossing on June 20, 2019. Photo: AFP A spokesperson for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)…

Europe grapples with ISIS returnees and their families - Arab Weekly, UK, UAE, US

Original article by Stephen Quillen Legal and ethical conundrum. Belgian women Tatiana Wielandt (L) and Bouchra Abouallal, who joined ISIS in Syria, speak to reporters in Ain Issa, Syria, last March. (Reuters) With…

Enemy at the gates - Catarsi Magazin, Catalonia

Original article by Alvaro Urbano Turquia prepara una ofensiva per acabar definitivament amb l'experiència d'un territori kurd autònom al nord sirià. El poble kurd, conscient de l'amenaça, es prepara per un embat que transcendeix…