At least nine people were killed Wednesday 27 June 2018 in Syria in a double attack that hit the town of Afrine (north-west), ex-bastion of the Kurdish community conquered by the Turkish army and Syrian auxiliaries, an NGO reported. Five Syrian civilians and four fighters allied to the Ankara forces died in this double attack…

According to some pro-Turkish sources, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (TFSA) started a push to take control of the city of Tell Rifaat, located southeast of the city of Afrin in northern Syria, on March 27. Unconfirmed reports also appeared that the TAF and the FSA had already entered the…

On March 21, the Turkish Army and its proxies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the historical Christian town of Barad and the village of Kimar south of the city of Afrin, according to sources linked to the FSA. The sources said that the Turkish Army artillery had backed the attack on the Syrian…

Turkish-backed militant groups, commonly referred as the Free Syrian Army (FSA), are preparing to storm remaining positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) south of the city of Afrin, according to pro-FSA sources. The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the FSA captured the city of Afrin from the YPG last weekend. Since then, Turksih…

Turkey has vowed to expand its operation in Syria’s Afrin region to other Kurdish-held areas further east, prompting fears for a possible confrontation with US troops stationed in the area. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Turkey’s plans to extend the operation a day after Turkish-led forces entered the city of Afrin in northwestern Syria virtually…

More than 200,000 people have fled Turkey’s offensive on the Kurdish town of Afrin in northern Syria and are homeless or have no access to water and food in neighbouring areas, a Kurdish official from Afrin said Monday. “People who have cars sleep in cars, people without cars sleeping under trees with their children,” said…

(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…

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday 18 March 2018 the centre of Afrin was “entirely under control” and Turkish flags had been raised in the northern Syrian town, a stronghold of Kurdish YPG forces. The declaration was made at a solemn ceremony dedicated to the 103rd anniversary of the victory over the British fleet…

On March 12, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the pro-turkish elements of the Free Syrian Army (TFSA) captured the villages of Jamalah, Zindikan, Qilah, Kumush Burj and Qibar from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the Syrian area of Afrin. Thus, Turkey-led forces deployed within only 5km south of the YPG-held city of…

Military situation in the Eastern Ghouta The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies liberated the town of Beit Sawa (Beit Siwa), the Tank Base around Hawsh al-Ash’ari and imposed fire control over the town of Misraba in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta on March 7. Thursday 8 March, the SAA…