The disastrous humanitarian conditions of millions across Syria are set to deteriorate further after Russia and China blocked the renewal of the UNSC mechanism
Turkey has enlisted Syrian opposition fighters in its war against Khalifa Haftar in Libya. What will be the consequences for the Syrians themselves?
There has been mass confusion over the number and makeup of those IDPs returning to Turkish-controlled areas post-Operation Peace Spring. Who is actually returning and what does their return mean for the future of the area?
Humanitarian and human rights organizations have intensified their warnings about the consequences of the military operation, especially as civilian casualties and displacements mount.
Just as surprising as President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon US allies in northeastern Syria and pave the way for Turkey’s “Operation Peace Spring,” was the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) turn towards Moscow and Damascus to reach a settlement that would halt the Turkish attack.
Throughout the Syrian Revolution, there have been persistent popular calls for the Syrian opposition factions to unify as a single military body that can guarantee the gains made over the past eight years and extend the goals of the revolution: freedom and equal effective citizenship for all Syrians, regardless of their religious, ethnic, and ideological affiliations.
The Turkish military operation has sparked a great deal of controversy among Syrians opposed to both the government and the PYD, including political entities and figures, intellectuals and artists.
AMMAN—Although the reasons that led Russia to intervene militarily in Syria, on September 30, 2015, are “plentiful, complex and interrelated,” according to Taha Abdul Wahed, a Syrian journalist who focuses on Russian affairs, Russian officials seldom mention these reasons to justify their intervention.
AMMAN—Last week, a group of humanitarian workers was arrested in the northern city of Raqqa, by the Kurdish-led military alliance, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). While the arrests are part of a security crackdown launched by SDF since the defeat of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in March 2018, targeting humanitarian workers seems to be unprecedented and, consequently, invokes concerns about the future of the humanitarian efforts in the city.
Suspected IS sleeper cells step up assassinations, attacks in eastern Syria after SDF ‘victory’ in Baghouz
Islamic State sleeper cells are assassinating local officials and laying roadside bombs across eastern Syria, where the militant group is exploiting a fragile security situation despite losing its final territorial foothold in Syria earlier this week.