Turkish forces pounded positions of YPG Kurdish militias in the Tal Rifaat region of northern Syria for the third day in a row on Friday, Turkish media reported. Tal Rifaat is located about 20 kilometres east of Afrina, a city under the control of Turkish forces and the ASL (Free Syrian Army, pro-Turkish rebels) since…

Three civilians were killed on Sunday in a bus bomb explosion in Afrin, northwestern Syria, on the anniversary of Turkey’s offensive against this predominantly Kurdish region, an NGO said. “Three civilians were killed and nine others, including combatants, injured when a bomb exploded in a bus in Afrin,” said Rami Abdel Rahmane, director of the…

Commander of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) Abu Mohamed al-Jolani underlined support for the imminent military operations by the Turkish army against the Kurdish population in Eastern Syria. The Arabic-language Enab Baladi news website, affiliated to the militants, quoted Jolani as saying on Monday that “we support Turkey’s action to take control over the Eastern Euphrates…

Kurdish forces on Friday called on the Syrian regime to deploy its troops in the areas under its control in northern Syria to help them deal with Turkish threats of offensive action in these areas. This call by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Syria’s main Kurdish militia, was launched a few days after the surprise…

Turkish-backed armed factions in northern Syria have consolidated their positions around Manbij, but calm prevails in the region as Ankara threatens to launch an offensive against Kurdish forces, it was reported on Wednesday from consistent sources. Turkey returned to the charge in mid-December with a new offensive against Syria’s main Kurdish militia, the People’s Protection…

At least eight people, including four civilians, died on Sunday in the Syrian town of Afrin (north), dominated by Turkish forces and their Syrian allies, following a car bomb explosion near a downtown market, according to an NGO. “The explosion took place near the Al-Hal market, near a pro-Ankara fighter position, killing at least eight…

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…

Four Kurdish militiamen were killed by Turkish army rockets targeting the Ain al-Arab region (Kobané in Kurdish) in northern Syria, the Turkish public broadcaster TRT reported on Wednesday 31 October 2018 after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced an offensive against the Kurds in Syria. The rockets were fired from Turkish territory and six people were…

The map below provides a general look at the current military situation in Syria. Over the past few days, there were several important developments in the war-torn country. Guerrilla kurde contre les forces rebelles pro-turques et l’armée turque à Afrin The Kurdish People’s Protectino Units (YPG) released a series of statements claiming that YPG cells…