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…

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have been stricking miitant positions and supply lines in and near the villages of Lahaya and al-Latamina, which are located about 35km north of the city of Hama. According to pro-government sources, the Syrian military will further work on targeting militant supply lines in northern Hama and…

(Julie Kebbi / OLJ) The news was predictable. The information was confirmed yesterday by the People’s Protection Units (YPG) as the Kurdish forces in Manbij were rumoured to be leaving recently. The militia announced the “withdrawal” of its “military advisers” two years after the taking of the city in the Syrian North from the hands…

Turkey has vowed to expand its operation in Syria’s Afrin region to other Kurdish-held areas further east, prompting fears for a possible confrontation with US troops stationed in the area. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Turkey’s plans to extend the operation a day after Turkish-led forces entered the city of Afrin in northwestern Syria virtually…

The Kurdish media reported that the Syrian government and the YPG Kurdish militia  were close to an agreement on Sunday 18 February 2018 to allow the Syrian army to enter Afrin’s Kurdish pocket on Monday 19 February. “The Syrian army will enter Afrin on Monday,” said Sheikho Blue, a leader of the Kurdish Democratic Party…

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led alliance in northern Syria said late Saturday 17 February 2018  it had targeted military positions in Turkey, which is leading an offensive against a Kurdish-controlled enclave. It was the first time the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, has claimed a cross-border attack…