Erdogan's "security zone": Refugees and humanitarian aid in North East Syria

This report seeks to provide an analysis of the Turkey's current invasion in terms of its humanitarian impact. We examine Erdogan’s stated reasons for the invasion of North and East Syria, including his proposals for a so-called “security…

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…

ISIS families escape Ain Issa camp in northeast Syria after Turkish bombardment

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The defense post Original article by Joanne Stocker, October 13, 2019 Hundreds of family members of Islamic State adherents held inside a camp in Ain Issa, northern Syria, have escaped following Turkish bombardment nearby, according…

Under the bombs: The first days of Turkey’s ‘safe zone’ have been anything but for civilians trapped in northeast Syria

Original article by Richard Hall, 12 October 2019 Syrian Arab and Kurdish civilians arrive to Tall Tamr town, in the Syrian northwestern Hasakeh province, after fleeing Turkish bombardment on the northeastern towns along the Turkish border…