Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu and the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in Washington on Monday to discuss the tensions between the two NATO allies over the SDF-controlled Manbij, where the US maintains a military presence.
US President Donald Trump’s pledge to pull US troops out of Syria appears to be hot air, said Dr. Bassam Abu Abdallah, director of the Center for Strategic Studies at Damascus University, adding that the US-led coalition’s operation in Syria, and particularly Raqqa, resulted in the destruction of the region’s infrastructure. “We have already gotten…
The United States wants its allies in the region to step up their efforts in Syria, while its purpose is to transition to local enforcement in the country, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a briefing on April 4.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Jabhat Tahrir Souria (JTS), the two most prominent armed groups in Northern Syria, have resumed to attack each other after a failed attempt to settle the conflict between the two groups via negotiations.
A survey that has been recently conducted by Syrian activists in Latakia, Aleppo and Damascus to determine Syrians’ attitude towards the role of foreign countries and international organisations in the settlement of the Syrian conflict showed that Syrians welcome Russian efforts and oppose to the intervention of US and Western allies.
A number of civilians have been killed or wounded because of clashes between the Turkish army and the Kurdish militias in Afrin Canton.
The Turkish-backed rebels continued their advance in the Afrin region today.
As sixth day of the Turkish “Olive branch” military operation in Afrin region in northwestern Syria has come, the so-called Democratic self-administration of Afrin affiliated to YPG (the people’s protection units) appeals the Syrian government to fulfill sovereign obligations to protect the city and its people from Turkey.
The Pentagon official said members of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) who leave anti-ISIS operations to mobilize in Syria’s northwestern city of Afrin will lose backing from the United States.
The Turkish Army and FSA have launched another assault in the Afrin Canton in northern Aleppo.