The Kurdish administration in northeastern Syria has handed over 12 French orphans born to militant families to a French government delegation, an official said Monday. The children, the oldest of whom is aged 10, had been living in camps where tens of thousands of people who fled recent fighting against ISIS are still housed. Kurdish…

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…

Kurdish forces on Friday called on the Syrian regime to deploy its troops in the areas under its control in northern Syria to help them deal with Turkish threats of offensive action in these areas. This call by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Syria’s main Kurdish militia, was launched a few days after the surprise…

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…

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…

The Kurds who hold the north-east of Syria will not be able to detain indefinitely the foreign fighters of the Islamic state they have taken prisoner, they warned on Thursday 20 September 2018, inviting their countries of origin to take them over. Some 520 jihadists, nearly 550 women and about 1,200 children, all foreigners, are…