Turkish forces pounded positions of YPG Kurdish militias in the Tal Rifaat region of northern Syria for the third day in a row on Friday, Turkish media reported. Tal Rifaat is located about 20 kilometres east of Afrina, a city under the control of Turkish forces and the ASL (Free Syrian Army, pro-Turkish rebels) since…

Three civilians were killed on Sunday in a bus bomb explosion in Afrin, northwestern Syria, on the anniversary of Turkey’s offensive against this predominantly Kurdish region, an NGO said. “Three civilians were killed and nine others, including combatants, injured when a bomb exploded in a bus in Afrin,” said Rami Abdel Rahmane, director of the…

Commander of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) Abu Mohamed al-Jolani underlined support for the imminent military operations by the Turkish army against the Kurdish population in Eastern Syria. The Arabic-language Enab Baladi news website, affiliated to the militants, quoted Jolani as saying on Monday that “we support Turkey’s action to take control over the Eastern Euphrates…

After imposing its control of the strategic town of Darat Izza, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) continued its advance in the western Aleppo countryside on January 2 and captured the villages of Kafr Tin and Makbas following heavy clashes with the Turkish-backed Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement. According to Syrian opposition activists, Abu al-Yaqzan al-Masri, an infamous…

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…

At least eight people, including four civilians, died on Sunday in the Syrian town of Afrin (north), dominated by Turkish forces and their Syrian allies, following a car bomb explosion near a downtown market, according to an NGO. “The explosion took place near the Al-Hal market, near a pro-Ankara fighter position, killing at least eight…

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…