Four Turkish soldiers were killed and two others wounded in two separate cross-border attacks by Kurdish militants on Saturday, the defence ministry said, adding that the army had retaliated in both cases. One Turkish soldier was killed and another was lightly wounded after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the mainly Kurdish-controlled…

At least 50 Islamic State militants were killed Thursday 28 March by U.S.-led airstrikes on a caves area. The air raids targeted the caves in Baghouz, the last IS redoubt in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour province in eastern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The IS militants were hiding in…

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…