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…

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…

US President Donald Trump has warned that he would devastate Turkey economically if it attacks the US allies in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). “[We] will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds,” Trump tweeted on Sunday. He signaled of creating a 20-mile safe zone across the Syrian Kurdistan border with Turkey so as to protect the…

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…

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…

Twelve members of an Arab-Kurdish force supported by the Washington-led anti-Jihadist coalition were killed on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in an attack on the Islamic State (ISIS) in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported. A spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Mustefa Bali, confirmed to AFP that there had been…

About four thousand jihadists from the Islamic state are concentrated in the border area between Syria and Iraq while 20,000 Iraqi troops and Shia militiamen are ready to repel a possible jihadist attack, a senior Iraqi military source told al-Ghad Press. Jihadists have recently occupied positions of the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) near the town…

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…