A powerful blast hit Manbij, the northern Syrian city recently threatened by Turkey over the Kurdish control. Among the dead were at least four American soldiers, “nine civilians, as well as five fighters from an Arab-Kurdish alliance accompanying the American patrol. Three other American soldiers were wounded. The explosion occurred near the Manbij market while…

The U.S. military has begun to withdraw equipment from Syria, confirmed Thursday a Ministry of Defense official, while the timetable for the return of some 2,000 soldiers deployed in Syria promised by Donald Trump remains unclear. “I can confirm the movement of equipment from Syria. For security reasons, I will not give more details at…

Turkish-backed armed factions in northern Syria have consolidated their positions around Manbij, but calm prevails in the region as Ankara threatens to launch an offensive against Kurdish forces, it was reported on Wednesday from consistent sources. Turkey returned to the charge in mid-December with a new offensive against Syria’s main Kurdish militia, the People’s Protection…

U.S. soldiers did not leave Manbij in northeastern Syria, but continue to patrol the streets, eyewitnesses told RIA Novosti, providing the agency with an appropriate video. The sequence filmed on the morning of December 23 shows how a column of four military vehicles carrying American flags travels along Jisr Al-Sarb Street. According to the same…

About four thousand jihadists from the Islamic state are concentrated in the border area between Syria and Iraq while 20,000 Iraqi troops and Shia militiamen are ready to repel a possible jihadist attack, a senior Iraqi military source told al-Ghad Press. Jihadists have recently occupied positions of the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) near the town…

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…

The Turkish army shelled positions in northern Syria on Sunday of a Kurdish militia supported by the United States, but considered as “terrorist” by Ankara, reported the Turkish state news agency Anadolu. In the aftermath of a Turkey-Russia-France-Germany summit on Syria in Istanbul, Turkish artillery pounded positions of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) located on…

Syria’s foreign minister on Saturday denounced US, French and Turkish forces operating in his country as “occupying forces” and demanded that they leave immediately. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, who serves as well as Syria’s deputy prime minister, also called on Syrian refugees to come home, even though the country’s war…