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…

The Turkish army announced that it had carried out further strikes on Saturday 20 January 2018 against the Kurdish militia of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, as a land offensive appears imminent. Turkish armed forces claimed to have struck “in self-defence” YPG positions in response to  fire from the Syrian region of…

Syrian Troops Almost Closed Eastern Idlib Pocket On January 18, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Iranian-backed militias liberated the village of Qaytal fom Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) in southern Aleppo and almost closed the eastern Idlib pocket. ISIS progression Late on the same day, ISIS reportedly captured thirty villages, including Rasm al-Dhaba,…