The Plight of Ancient Christians in Northeast Syria

(Burak Kara/Getty Images) Original article by Sanharab Barsoum, Faithwire, November 7, 2019 The views expressed in this commentary piece are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Faithwire. Outside of Tel Temir…

Turkey's 2018 invasion of Afrin created a human rights catastrophe, research concludes

The Turkish Army in the centre of Afrin in 2018 Original article by Steve Sweeney, November 7, 2019 TURKEY’S illegal invasion and occupation of Afrin, northern Syria, last year has created a human rights catastrophe that needs to be…

Turkey's track record: The occupation of Afrin

This report presents the situation of the Afrin region of North and East Syria, which has been under Turkish occupation since March 2018. As the regions of Sere Kaniye and Tel Abyad and surrounding countryside have fallen under control of…

‘The Bombs Are Drawing Close’

Our village was built to create a peaceful place for women in Syria who have fled war and other hardships. But now our futures are full of danger. Members of the Kurdish community protested in Paris last month against the Turkish invasion…

Humanitarian Crisis Worsens as New Frontline Opens in North-East Syria

Original article by Stephen Delahunty, Byline Times, November 4th, 2019 In Til Timir, Turkish tanks continue to attack Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions, fires burn around the edge of the town to obscure the view of Turkish…
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Why a Turkish-Backed Militia Just Attacked a US Convoy

A US soldier (L) talks to a masked member of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) during a US military patrol of the northern countryside of the northeastern Syrian town of al-Malikiyah (Derik) at the border with Turkey, on November…

*NEW DATA: Turkish invasion provokes 48% rise in ISIS sleeper cell attacks*

New research by Rojava Information Center finds: Turkish invasion of North and East Syria provokes 48% rise in ISIS sleeper cell attacks Swift rise in attacks reverses ongoing decrease in sleeper cell attacks previously achieved…

Report: Displaced population and refugee camps

This update covers the period 9th October - 2nd November, providing an overview of the impact of the invasion on existing IDP and refugee camps in the region, rioting and breakouts of ISIS affiliates, newly displaced populations and the humanitarian response to the crisis.

U.S.-Led Coalition Blocks Russia in Syria While Allowing Turkey to Terrorize the Kurds

Original article by  Matthew Petti, The National Interest, November 1st, 2019 Syrian Kurds are stuck between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign promise to "take the oil" and a hard place. The Trump administration is using firepower to…

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…