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VIDEO: Turkish-led forces confidently take on Kurds in Afrin

AFRIN, Syria – Footage filmed on Tuesday allegedly showed the Free Syrian Army (FSA), allied with the Turkish army, engaging in combat in the village of Qarah Bash (Kocakirin) on the outskirts of Afrin city in Syria’s northwest. This has come as the Turkish Armed Forces recently claimed they have surrounded the city with the […]

BREAKING + VIDEO: Syrian militia seeks revenge on Turkish military

AFRIN, Syria – A pro-Syrian government militia has attempted to revenge comrades killed in a Turkish airstrike against their positions in the northwest Syrian region of Afrin. The Turkish airstrike hit the Iranian-organized National Defense Forces (NDF) who are made up of local Syrians and usually act as a defensive force rather than offensive, as […]

Turkish FM: We have no desire to steal Syrian territory

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a press conference following talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov that Turkey has no desire to annex any of Syria’s territory. “Operation Olive Branch in Afrin is aimed at eliminating terrorists in the region,” he said. “Some terrorist organizations are still active there, which pose a significant […]

Erdogan: We will capture Afrin city tonight from Kurds

AFRIN, Syria – Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed his hopes that Afrin city in northwest Syria will fall by this evening. This comes following recent advances over the past week that has seen Turkish-led forces make a rapid advancement. This has now put them in a position to launch a two-pronged offensive on […]

BREAKING: Turkish airstrikes kill pro-Syrian government soldiers in Afrin

AFRIN, Syria – At least five pro-Syrian government soldiers have been killed after a Turkish airstrike hit their positions in Syria’s northwest province of Afrin. The Turkish airstrike hit the Iranian-organized National Defense Forces (NDF) who are made up of local Syrians and usually act as a defensive force rather than offensive. According to preliminary […]

Turkey: We will only use the Russian S-400 to defend our territory

MOSCOW, Russia – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday in his speech at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s MGIMO university that Ankara has no desire to use the S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense system against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria or other countries, and rather just to defend their own territory from threats. […]

Elite Syrian Army unit arrives at the border of Afrin – reports

AFRIN, Syria – The elite Republican Guards of the Syrian Army are being deployed at the border between the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) controlled Afrin in Syria’s northwest and government-held territory in Aleppo province according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). According to their report, the Republican Guards arrived at the […]

WHAT?! YPG blames Russia and not US for Turkish invasion of Afrin

AFRIN, Syria – An official social media account of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has blamed Russia for the bloodshed in the northwest Syrian region of Afrin rather than their own ally, the United States. Since January 20, Turkish-led forces including their Syrian proxies, have been invading the Afrin region as part of the […]

SIT-REP: Turkish forces seize Jandaris from Kurd militia – VIDEO

AFRIN, Syria – Pro-Turkish forces now occupy the town of Jandaris after a day of fierce fighting that saw casualties on both sides. Jandaris is the second largest and most populous town in the canton of Afrin. Only a handful of villages still remain under Kurdish control. What happened? Not having heavy equipment and artillery […]