Two Turkish soldiers were killed by mortar shells fired at their post on the Syrian border in southwest Turkey, the Ministry of Defense said Thursday. “Two soldiers (…) were killed on November 27 by a mortar attack on a border crossing near the town of Akcakale,” the ministry said in a statement. Turkish forces responded…

About 500 American soldiers have returned to their former military bases in northeastern Syria. This is reported by the TV channel “Al-Arabia” with reference to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Military equipment, including logistical support, is also returned to the bases. According to SOHR, it is being delivered to the Sarin military airfield near…

Syrian regime troops and Russian soldiers entered Kobane (Aïn al-Arab), a Syrian Kurdish town on the Turkish border, on Wednesday under an agreement between Damascus and the Kurdish authorities to contain an offensive from Ankara, according to an NGO. “The regime’s forces have entered the city of Kobané accompanied by Russian troops,” said Rami Abdel…

The Lebanese television channel “Al-Mayadin” reports that on Monday, October 14, the Syrian regular army entered the town of Tabka in Raqqa province and continues to move northward to the border with Turkey, where fighting between the Turkish army and the Kurdish armed forces is taking place. The city of Tabka (Arabic name for As-Saura)…

Turkey is determined to “clean” northern Syria of “terrorists” who threaten its security, its Minister of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. For the Turkish minister, it is the Kurdish militia of the People’s Protection Units (YPG). “Since the beginning of the war in Syria, we have supported the territorial integrity of Syria and we will…

(David Nassar) Are Riyadh and Abu Dhabi advancing a pawn on the regional scene? The Turkish daily Yeni Safak reported on 20 November that Saudi and Emirati troops were deployed east of the Euphrates in Syrian territories under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the coalition of Arab and Kurdish fighters dominated by…

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…