Clashes are ongoing between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS jihadists in the area of Hajin in the Euphrates Valley. Over the past few days, the SDF has slowed down its advance in the area and it seems that ISIS has stabilized the frontline in the town at least partly. The ISIS-linked news…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that in the coming days, the Turkish army will launch a major anti-terrorist operation on the eastern bank of the Euphrates in Syria. The areas where the operation will take place are controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) supported by the United States. They were mainly composed of…

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, one of the most prominent artisans for reconciliation with the Syrian regime’s forces in Daraa province was assassinated. Syrian opposition sources told the German news agency (dpa) that “two people fired two pistols into Kanakri’s head, killing him immediately. The incident took place in the town of Da’al, in the…

The Syrian army command announced the elimination of more than 270 Islamic state fighters on the night of 2 to 3 December in Suweida province in southern Syria. The information was provided, according to Ria Novosti, by the spokesman of the Russian Armed Forces Command in Syria, Oleg Makarevich. He added that the offensive had…

The Damascus regime on Sunday accused the US-led international coalition of firing missiles at its army positions, according to the official Syrian news agency Sana citing a military source. “U.S. coalition forces fired several missiles at some positions of our forces in al-Ghurab mountain south of al-Sukhna around 8pm (6pm GMT) this (Sunday) evening,” Sana…

Israeli aircraft bombed several positions near Damascus and in the south of the country on Thursday evening, 29 November, according to sources close to the Syrian opposition, with Syrian media reporting anti-aircraft fire against unspecified targets. Israeli blogger “Abu Ali”, considered an expert on Middle East issues, gave details of Israeli air strikes in Syria….

Emissaries from Iran, Russia and Turkey on Wednesday in Astana began a new round of talks on Syria, focusing on the situation in Idleb (northwest), announced the Kazakh Foreign Ministry. Delegations from the Syrian government and opposition are also participating in the talks, which are scheduled to last two days, according to a statement from…

(David Nassar) Are Riyadh and Abu Dhabi advancing a pawn on the regional scene? The Turkish daily Yeni Safak reported on 20 November that Saudi and Emirati troops were deployed east of the Euphrates in Syrian territories under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the coalition of Arab and Kurdish fighters dominated by…

Nearly 100 US-backed anti-Jihadist fighters and 51 civilians died in three days in a battle triggered by an assault by the Islamic State (ISIS) group in eastern Syria, an NGO said Monday. In this battle, which lasted from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 November 2018 in an area of Deir ez-Zor province, 61 ISIS members…

Syrian official media accused rebel groups of using “toxic gases” in an attack on Aleppo, the great northern metropolis, on Saturday 25 November 2018, reporting dozens of “suffocation cases” among civilians and mentioning a possible use of “chlorine gas”. Without being able to determine who was responsible for the attack, the Syrian Observatory for Human…