Turkish attacks in Kurdish-controlled territory in northern Syria have led to a temporary halt in an offensive by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against Islamic State in eastern Syria, the SDF said on Wednesday. The SDF general command said the Turkish attacks had “led to the temporary halt” of the campaign it is waging…

Turkey has completed its “preparations” for a new offensive in northern Syria to “destroy” a Kurdish militia supported by Washington, but considered by Ankara to be “terrorist”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday 30 October 2018. “We will destroy the terrorist structure east of the Euphrates. We have completed our preparations, plans and programmes…

The large-scale ISIS attack on positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the area of Hajin in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor has triggered a serious concern among Iraqi military leadership. While the SDF continues to claim that the situation in the area remains under full control, the real situation seems to…

The Turkish army shelled positions in northern Syria on Sunday of a Kurdish militia supported by the United States, but considered as “terrorist” by Ankara, reported the Turkish state news agency Anadolu. In the aftermath of a Turkey-Russia-France-Germany summit on Syria in Istanbul, Turkish artillery pounded positions of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) located on…

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…