On April 2, two Syrian service members were killed and five others were injured in a Turkish artillery strike on a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) checkpoint in the northeastern governorate of al-Hasakah. According to the Hawar News Agency (ANHA), the strike targeted ‘Abush checkpoint, located near the town of Tell Tamr in northern al-Hasakah. One…

Two members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were killed and others wounded following an unclaimed attack in north-eastern Syria. At the same time, Turkey continued to strike the group’s positions on the outskirts of Aleppo and Raqqa. The news was reported by the Arab newspaper al-Araby al-Jadeed that the incidents took place on the…

Turkey announced on Thursday that a few hundred Syrian displaced persons had for the first time returned to a region in northeastern Syria from where Ankara had dislodged a Kurdish militia supported by Western countries. Nearly 200 people, who had fled further west to Syria in a Turkish-controlled area, have “returned to their homes and…

Five Italian soldiers were wounded, three of them seriously, in the explosion of an explosive device on Sunday as their convoy passed through Kirkuk in northern Iraq, the Italian Ministry of Defence announced. “The improvised explosive device was triggered by an Italian special forces team in Iraq,” the ministry said in a statement. Three of…

Eleven pro-Turkish Syrian fighters were killed Thursday by Kurdish forces in violation of ceasefire agreements aimed at creating a “safe zone” in northern Syria, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “This morning, 11 members of the Syrian National Army were martyred,” Erdogan told a press conference in Ankara, using the name for a Syrian militia…

At least 13 people were killed on Saturday in a car bomb explosion at a market in Tal Abyad, a town controlled by Turkish forces in northern Syria, Ankara and an NGO said. “Initial findings indicate that 13 civilians have lost their lives and about 20 civilians have been wounded,” said the Turkish Ministry of…

Six Syrian regime soldiers were killed on Tuesday in clashes with Turkish forces in northern Syria, the first fighting between the two armies since the beginning of a Turkish military operation in the border area. Five Syrian soldiers were killed by “artillery fire” from Turkish forces, and a sixth was “executed” by Syrian proturgic rebels…

A car boobytrapped with explosives detonated Thursday, wounding four people, in a northeastern Syrian town taken by Turkish-backed forces from Kurdish fighters during Turkey’s invasion, Syrian state media and a war monitoring group said. The blast went off in the town of Tal Abyad outside the headquarters of a militia of Syrian fighters allied to…

Sporadic fighting was taking place on Friday morning in Ras al-Ain, a border town in northern Syria, the day after the announcement of the suspension of the Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces, an NGO reported. “There are sporadic artillery fire and one can hear fire in the town of Ras el-Ain,” Syrian Human Rights Observatory…