The Turkish-backed Syrian Front for Liberation (NFL) violated the temporary ceasefire around Idlib and carried out a series of anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) attacks on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on May 18. NFL fighters destroyed a battle tank, a truck and an MT-LB armored tracked vehicle of the SAA in the northwestern part of…

The Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) has redeployed many units from its positions in the Manbij and Afrin areas to the frontlines against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama, a Arab Turkey media outlet reported on May 18. Citing several opposition sources, the Turkey-based outlet said that hundreds of militants from the FLN’s…

Four Turkish soldiers were killed and two others wounded in two separate cross-border attacks by Kurdish militants on Saturday, the defence ministry said, adding that the army had retaliated in both cases. One Turkish soldier was killed and another was lightly wounded after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the mainly Kurdish-controlled…

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…