The Israeli website Nziv, which monitors events in Syria, refers to a growing confrontation between Russia and Iran in that country. On 21 January, this site, citing sources of the Syrian opposition, wrote that the fighting in the town of Hamah, in north-western Syria, has not only not stopped, but has also intensified. This region…

Three Turkish air strikes hit a checkpoint held by pro-Syrian-government Shi’ite militiamen on the road to Afrin in northwestern Syria on Wednesday 14 March 2018, killing ten fighters, a pro-government commander told Reuters. The Shi’ite militias, which control the nearby villages of Nubul and Zahraa, recently assumed control of the position in agreement with the…

16:00 Syrian government forces enter the Kurdish enclave of Afrin Syrian Loyalist forces have begun to enter the Afrin region from Aleppo. The National Defence Forces (NDF), pro-government Syrian militias, began entering the region of Afrin from Aleppo, reported Tuesday the Hezbollah military press office. The militiamen entered through the Al-Ziyara border crossing point north…