Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that in the coming days, the Turkish army will launch a major anti-terrorist operation on the eastern bank of the Euphrates in Syria. The areas where the operation will take place are controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) supported by the United States. They were mainly composed of…

Clashes broke out for the first time between pro-Turkish Syrian rebel factions in the northern Syrian town of Afrina, killing 25 people and injuring dozens on Sunday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH). The Afrine region, located in the province of Aleppo and predominantly Kurdish, fell into the hands of the Turkish…

Turkish attacks in Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria have led to a temporary halt in an offensive by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against Islamic State in eastern Syria, the SDF said on Wednesday. The SDF general command said the Turkish attacks had “led to the temporary halt” of the campaign it is waging…

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…

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…

The map below provides a general look at the current military situation in Syria. Over the past few days, there were several important developments in the war-torn country. Guerrilla kurde contre les forces rebelles pro-turques et l’armée turque à Afrin The Kurdish People’s Protectino Units (YPG) released a series of statements claiming that YPG cells…

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said troops will stay in Syria until the Syrian people hold elections. “Whenever the Syrian people hold an election, we will leave Syria to its owners after they hold their elections,” Erdogan said at a forum in Istanbul on Thursday. Last month, Syrian regime ally Russia and rebel backer Turkey…

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…

Rift grows among militant groups in Idleb A rift among Idlib militant groups is growing over the demilitarization zone agreement reached by Turkey and Russia earlier this month. On September 22, the National Liberation Front (NLF) released an official statement declaring its support to the agreement. The group stated that the agreement had prevented an…