What are U.S. Goals In Syria?

American policy in Syria is defined by an absurdity that can’t be neatly untangled—a low-intensity regime change mission defined as anything other than its central mission. James Mattis famously resigned from his secretary of defense post citing opposition to U.S. President’s order to remove American troops from Syria. Then, it was recently confirmed that J.Mattis…

Turkey’s policy becoming dangerously militarized

Al-Monitor: As recently as early September, Turkish media was beating the war drums as tensions escalated with Greece over territorial and gas exploration rows in the Eastern Mediterranean. The pro-government media, in particular, was abuzz with commentaries on how Turkey’s military power was superior to that of Greece and how Turkey would easily win a potential…

UN: Violations and Abuses Rife in Areas under Turkish-Affiliated Armed Groups in Syria

The human rights situation in parts of north, northwest and northeast Syria under the control of Turkish forces and Turkish-affiliated armed groups is grim, with violence and criminality rife, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned on Friday. While human rights and international humanitarian law violations against civilians continue across Syria, the UN…

TWO TURKISH TROOPS ELIMINATED IN SYRIA

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and another five wounded in Syrian government air raids on Thursday near the northwest region of Idlib. Turkish troops and their jihadi allies from Syrian National Army, Jabhat al Nusra and other terror groups suffer heavy losses in clashes with Syrian forces after escalation in Idlib. Previously President Recep Tayyip…

2,000 SYRIAN ANKARA-BACKED FIGHTERS DEPLOYED TO LIBYA

Two thousand Syrian fighters have traveled from Turkey or will arrive imminently to fight on the battlefields of Libya, Syrian sources have said, in an unprecedented development that threatens to further complicate the north African state’s intractable civil war. The deployment came after Turkey agreed last month to come to the aid of the Libyan…