Fighting continues along Turkish-Syrian border despite US-brokered pause in hostilities

Original article by Josie Ensor, Beirut and Raf Sanchez, Middle East Correspondent, October 18th, 2019 Turkish soldiers are seen in the border town of Tal Abyad, Syria Credit: Turkish Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS A British …

'The Situation is miserable': IDPs caught between Turkey and Damascus' forces

Original article by Will Christou, October 17th, 2019 A Kurdish Red Crescent employee talks to displaced children hosted in a school in Hasakah, 12/10/2019 (Kamal Derbas) Amman- In just one week, the ongoing Turkish military operation,…

'Damascus is looking stronger than ever': What next for Syria as Kurds join forces with Assad?

Original article by Orlando CrowCroft, October 15, 2019 As U.S. forces withdrew from the north-eastern Syrian city of Manbij on Tuesday - a week after President Donald Trump announced that he was pulling American forces out of the…

Kurdish-led fighters battle pro-Turkish forces for control of key border town

Original article by MEE and Agencies, October 15, 2019 Activist group says SDF fighters have launched a counter-attack against Turkish proxy forces trying to capture Ras al-Ain Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain Kurdish-led…

Money and Hatred for the Kurds Drives Turkey's Syrian Fighters

Turkish-backed forces from the Free Syrian Army stand in formation during military maneuvers in preparation for a Turkish incursion targeting Syrian Kurdish fighters, near Azaz town, north Syria on Oct. 7, 2019, (AP) Original article…

Northeastern Syria turning into news black hole

Original article by Reporters Without Borders, October 15, 2019 Journalists at Semalka Border Crossing, October 14. (Photo: Hejar Seyid) Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is very concerned about local journalists still in Kurdish northeastern…

‘More killing and sexual violence’: The Turkish assault in Syria could eradicate women’s hard-won rights

(iStock; Lily illustration) Since Wednesday, Turkish forces have been bombarding northeastern Syria Original article by Sulome Anderson Saadi, a 13th century Iranian poet, once said, “a little and a little, collected together,…

ISIS breakouts, US troop withdrawals, Assad advances: the weekend in Syria news

The aftermath of Trump’s sudden Syria withdrawal decision has turned very violent — with the potential to get much worse. Original article by Alex Ward Turkey-backed Syrian fighters gather on the northern outskirts of the Syrian…

Kurdish forces strike deal with Damascus, Moscow to repel Turkey

Original Article by Saphora Smith and Mac William Bishop, October 14, 2019 TURKISH-SYRIAN BORDER — Syrian government troops were headed north toward the Turkish border Monday after the Kurds called on Damascus and Moscow for military…

International volunteers play a key role in documenting Turkish offensive

Original article by Will Christou, October 13, 2019 Syrian women sit in the back of a pick up truck civilians flee amid Turkey's military assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria, 11/10/2019 (AFP) Amman- As the Turkish…