On August 4, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ended its military operation in the southern al-Hasakah countryside and the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside after imposing control of more than 120km of the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA). As result of the operation, the SDF sealed the Syrian-Iraqi border on…

The Islamic State (ISI) group took over part of the key Syrian town of Boukamal controlled by the regime on Friday 8 June 2018 by launching a series of deadly suicide attacks, the largest offensive carried out for months by the jihadist organisation in Syria. IS had lost Boukamal in November 2017, the last urban…

The Syrian democratic forces SDF militant group announced on Tuesday that it will continue in its military operations against the Islamic state ISIS militant group in the areas located eastern Deir Ezzor’s countryside near the Iraqi borders. SDF said that it reorder its lines according to the battle requirements, adding that the US-Led Coalition forces…

(Julie Kebbi | OLJ) After driving the Kurds out of the Kurdish pocket in Syria, the Turkish forces then wish to move towards Manbij. But the problem is that the American forces are present in the city. Almost two months after the launch of the Turkish operation called “Olive Branch” against Kurdish forces, the city…

Rising tension in the Euphrates valley The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) are its allies had deployed new units to the Euphrates Valley in Deir Ezzor governorate, the Syrian pro-government blog al-Masdar News reported on February 14. The blog added that the SAA had stepped up its patrols on the western bank of the Euphrates River…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the United States to withdraw any American forces from the Syrian town of Manbij, vowing Turkish troops would expand a cross-border military operation to the key strategic hub. Erdogan blamed Washington for the presence in Manbij of Kurdish fighters from the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) and its…

Turkey on Sunday threatened to expand its operation against Kurdish militia in Syria to the town of Manbij and even east of the Euphrates, warning that American soldiers risked being targeted in the area if they wore enemy uniform. Turkey on January 20 launched the “Olive Branch” operation in the northern Syrian region of Afrin,…

If the PYD/PKK terror group does not leave Syria’s Manbij Turkey will move there and the eastern pat of Euphrates River, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Sunday. In remarks made to CNNTurk, Bozdag, who is also a spokesman for the government, said the PYD/PKK terrorists had to leave Manbij, a strategic city west of…