Fighting persists near Turkish border in Syria safe zone, say Kurdish officials

"It's clear that Turkey has no intention of halting attacks," a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces said Thursday. Residents of the city Tal Tamr flee their homes amid renewed clashes between Turkish-backed opposition fighters and…

Turkey Says Its Forces Captured 18 Syrian Soldiers in Syria

Original article by Associated Press, October 31, 2019 Turkish soldiers patrol along a wall on the border line between Turkey and Syria, in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, in Sanliurfa province ISTANBUL -  Turkey's defense…

Syria’s defense ministry calls on SDF to join government forces

Syrian Arab Army forces outside the city of Manbij on October 14, 2019. Image: Rojava Information Center Original article by Jared Szuba, The Defense Post, October 30, 2019 The invitation came days after a senior SDC leader said her side…

Turkey’s Syria Gamble May Be a Losing Game

With Turkey’s incursion backfiring, both Moscow and the Kurds may be closer to achieving their goals in Syria than Ankara. (© rommma / Shutterstock) Original article by Raman Ghavami, October 29, 2019 On October 22, the presidents…

SDF and Coalition conduct 347 anti-ISIS raids and 476 arrests in 2019, 75% decrease since Turkish invasion

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YPG and Asayish special forces captured hundreds of sleeper cell members, in addition to thousands of ISIS members captured on the battlefield or in surrender ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported killed in a US raid near the Turkish…

Clashes Break Out in Northern Syria, Testing Turkish Truce

Syrian government forces enter Kurdish-held areas amid six-day cease-fire Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters gather near the border town of Tal Abiad, Syria, on Thursday. PHOTO: KHALIL ASHAWI/REUTERS Original article by BySune Engel…

Explainer: Shifting power-plays in North and East Syria [Updated]

Now updated with the 22nd October Russia - Turkey Agreement. With the 13 October agreement between the Syrian Democratic Forces and Damascus, and the 17 October ‘ceasefire’ agreement between Ankara and Washington, the geopolitical situation…

Desperate pleas to free women and children from Islamic State detainee camps in Syria

Original article by Livia Albeck-Ripka, The New York Times Women and children who fled the Islamic State are seen last spring in the foreigners section at the Kurdish-controlled al-Hol camp in northern Syria. Analysts say that President…

U.S. troops leaving Syria for western Iraq as Kurds look to withdraw amid cease-fire

Original article by NBC News, 20th October, 2019 American forces continued their withdrawal from northern Syria Sunday and headed for Iraq, while efforts continued for a Kurdish evacuation from the area under the terms of the…

Turkey accused of 'utterly callous disregard for civilian lives'

Original article by Michael Bachelard, October 18th, 2019 Duhok, Iraq: Amnesty has identified potential war crimes in Turkey's invasion of northern Syria that include summary killings, bombings of a civilian convoy and a school where internally…