He US military has seen the Islamic State group “resurge” in some parts of Syria under government control, a US defense official said Tuesday. Colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the US-led coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq, said the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its ally Russia have not always been…

On Wednesday 14 March, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking to representatives of the Ankara municipal administration, announced his intention to launch a military  operation against the Kurds in northern Iraq in the near future. Erdogan said Turkey will soon crush Kurdish militants in Iraq, reports Reuters. In his speech, the Turkish President repeatedly called…

YPG Kurdish fighters announced that they had repulsed an attack by pro-Turkish elements of the  Free Syrian Army (TFSA) near the city of Afrin on Friday 9 March. The attack by the pro-Turkish Syrian militia was supported by Turkish armoured vehicles and artillery. In their statement, the Kurds affirmed that the TFSA and Turkish troops…

According to the Turkish Anadolu Agency, the Turkish Army “neutralized” 43 fighters of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin area during the last 24 hours. The YPG repelled several attacks of the Turkish Army and the Turkish-backed FSA on its positions in the Rajo district, according to the Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA)….

Battle for  the town of Saranjik On February 11, the Turkish Army and its proxies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the village of Hec Iskendere in the Jandaris district west of the city of Afrin Syrian opposition sources also claimed that the Turkish-backed FSA had captured the village of Saranjik in the district…

Eleven Turkish service members involved in Ankara’s operation against Kurdish militais in the Syrian area of Afrin were killed and eleven others were injured on Saturday (February 10), according to the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF). Two service members were killed when a T129 ATAK attack helicopter was shot down by YPG/YPJ fighters. The helicopter crashed…

This map provides a general look at the military situation in the Syrian area of Afrin on February 9, 2018. The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are still struggling in an attempt to break the YPG defense north of the city of Afrin. The YPG had repelled attacks by the…

The Turkish military has suffered the deadliest day in its current offensive against Kurdish militias inside Syria, with seven soldiers killed. Five of the troops died when their tank was attacked near Afrin. The “Olive Branch” operation was launched on 20 January to drive the Kurdish YPG militia out of Afrin region. Turkey views the…