‘When they come, they will kill you’: Ethnic cleansing is already a reality in Turkey’s Syrian safe zone

Turkey’s invasion into northern Syria has caused a demographic shift that many fear will become permanent Original article by Richard Hall, The Independent, November 29th, 2019 The brutal killings were not hidden, nor were they…

Syria: Civilians Abused in ‘Safe Zones’

Summary Executions, Blocked Returns by Turkish-Backed Armed Groups Fighters of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (also called the Syrian National Army) enter the town of Tal Abyad. © 2019 AP Images (Beirut, November 27, 2019) –…

Steadying the New Status Quo in Syria’s North East

A tumultuous month in north-eastern Syria has left a tense standoff among the regime, Turkey and the YPG, mediated by Russia and, to some degree, still the U.S. All parties should respect the ceasefire as the regime and YPG negotiate more stable…

Agguato alla collega di Hevrin Khalaf: continua la violenza contro le donne

Original article by Futura D'Aprile, Inside Over, November 25th, 2019 Lina Abdelwahhab era nella sua casa a Deir Ezzor, nell’est della Siria quando è stata attaccata. Alcuni uomini armati con il volto coperto hanno fatto…

Turkish-backed groups launch attack near strategic Syrian town of Ain Issa

Heavy fighting took place between Turkish-backed groups and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Nov. 23, 2019. (Photo: Hawar News Agency) Original article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg, Kurdistan 24, November 23rd, 2019 ERBIL (Kurdistan…

La Turchia rimpatria i primi rifugiati siriani

Original article by Futura D'Aprile, Inside Over, November 23rd, 2019 Uno degli obiettivi dell’offensiva Primavera di pace lanciata dalla Turchia contro il nord est della Siria è la ricollocazione di due milioni di profughi siriani arrivati…

British ISIS orphans to be returned home to UK after daring SAS raid in Syria

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab confirmed the rescue of 'innocents' as the three 'children of ISIS parents' were plucked from Syria in a daring Special Forces mission Original article by George Ryan, Mirror, November 22nd, 2019 British…

Siria: agguato a collega Hevrin Khalaf

Ferita gravemente da uomini armati nella sua casa il 17 novembre Original article by ANSA, November 22nd, 2019 (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, 22 NOV - Un'attivista politica curdo-siriana è stata gravemente ferita da non meglio precisati uomini…

U.K. Takes Back Children From Former ISIS Territory

The Kurdish authorities said three children in Syria had been handed over to British officials. Women and children who had fled  areas controlled by the Islamic State in southern Syria are shown at the Al Hol detention camp in Kurdish-controlled…

Death of a Democracy

The US Commission of International Religious Freedom’s 2019 Annual report included Syria as a “country of particular concern.” While ISIS was ostensibly defeated in 2017, it continued to be a threat to religious minorities; along with the growing presence of Hay’at Tahrir al Sham (HTS), there is an emerging a-Qaeda affiliate in northwest Syria.

How Syrian women are resisting patriarchy, the nation-state and the Turkish invasion

Photography by HPC Original article by Rosel Jackson Stern, Gal Dem, November 20th, 2019 Out of the Syrian civil war, a revolution has flourished in a de-facto autonomous region north-east of the country: Rojava. The Kurdish nation has…

La guerra sporca di Erdogan contro i curdi non si è fermata

Armi chimiche, bombe sulle ambulanze, favori all’Isis che ha moltiplicato gli attacchi. Rapporto dal fronte siriano di cui non si parla più foto - Alessio Mamo Original article by Marta Bellingreri, L'Espresso, November 19th, 2019 A…

These Kurdish Women Fought on the Frontlines Against ISIS. Now They’re the No. 1 Target in Syria

Female fighters symbolized the feminist revolution in the Kurdish enclave of Rojava. But since the Turkish invasion in October, they’re increasingly vulnerable to sexual violence on the frontline. YPJ soldiers in the Rojava army. (Andia…

Pro-Turkish militias sweep Rojava as Trump welcomes ‘good friend’ Erdogan

Analysis. There has been a substantial increase in the number of people displaced from Tel Temer to Hasakeh, a city that at first welcomed the people running from the border areas, and now finds itself in the crosshairs of Islamists who are…

Civilians describe the misery of being forced from their homes by Turkey’s brutal invasion of northern Syria

Original article by Ed Sykes, The Canary, November 16th, 2019 Last month, NATO member Turkey invaded the largely-Kurdish areas of northern Syria (aka Rojava). The Turkish-led invaders have faced accusations of ethnic…