At least 45 jihadists of the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria have been killed since Monday in eastern Syria, mainly in air raids by the international coalition led by Washington, reported an NGO on Wednesday. These strikes come at a time when the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a key Kurdish-Arab alliance partner of the…

Four Kurdish militiamen were killed by Turkish army rockets targeting the Ain al-Arab region (Kobané in Kurdish) in northern Syria, the Turkish public broadcaster TRT reported on Wednesday 31 October 2018 after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced an offensive against the Kurds in Syria. The rockets were fired from Turkish territory and six people were…

Turkey has completed its “preparations” for a new offensive in northern Syria to “destroy” a Kurdish militia supported by Washington, but considered by Ankara to be “terrorist”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday 30 October 2018. “We will destroy the terrorist structure east of the Euphrates. We have completed our preparations, plans and programmes…

Turkey has vowed to expand its operation in Syria’s Afrin region to other Kurdish-held areas further east, prompting fears for a possible confrontation with US troops stationed in the area. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Turkey’s plans to extend the operation a day after Turkish-led forces entered the city of Afrin in northwestern Syria virtually…

The Turkish army and allied Syrian rebel groups reached Saturday afternoon the outskirts of the city of Afrin, stronghold of the YPG Kurdish militia  that Ankara wants to drive out of its border, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Since 20 January, Turkey has been conducting an offensive against the People’s Protection…