Residents of SDF-controlled northeastern Syria say the US military presence there brings a sense of relative stability, one that any withdrawal—as Washington was recently reported to be considering—would shatter.
Residents of Syria’s opposition-held northwest demonstrate in support of Palestinians facing displacement and bombardment in Gaza—an experience many of them share.
‘We pay the price for their conflict’: Civilians across northern Syria under Damascus and Ankara’s bombs
Bombings across northern Syria this month—by the Syrian regime and Russia against the HTS-controlled northwest, and by Turkey in the SDF-controlled northeast—have something in common: killing civilians and damaging infrastructure.
Regime-controlled parts of Syria are in the grips of the worst fuel crisis since 2011, driving up costs of heating, goods and services, and paralyzing parts of the public sector
Following the cancellation of the latest session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee after Russia objected to it being held in Geneva, the future of the body is uncertain. Could Moscow push for another path, outside the UN?
Cross-border aid renewal stalls humanitarian catastrophe, while organizations on the ground test alternatives
On July 12, the UN Security Council extended the Syrian cross-border aid mechanism for six months. But with the future still uncertain, alternatives to in-kind aid are being used in some northwestern Syrian camps—with mixed results.
Turkey’s northern Syria operation a test of the SDF’s allies and an opportunity for regime and Iranian expansion
Signs of an imminent Turkish operation in northern Syria are not apparent. But amid blistering Turkish rhetoric, the shape of things to come depends on Ankara’s resolve, Washington and Moscow’s stances, and what options the SDF has to fight back.
Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Moscow’s forces in Syria have withdrawn and repositioned. Iran is looking to fill the gap.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is already disrupting global supply chains of staple goods, notably cereals and cooking oils. This is likely to impact food security in Syria, which already suffers from shortages and skyrocketing inflation.
In the third week of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, more than 2.8 million people have now fled the country. Syrians are among those fleeing, reliving earlier experiences of displacement.