Offensive to take Fallujah begins in Iraq

Last night, Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi declared the “Zero Hour” for the Fallujah offensive, marking the beginning of the long fight to recapture the city from the Islamic State. Originally populated by 330,000 people, civilians have been fleeing the city for months ahead of this offensive. Reportedly, the only civilians left in the city are…

Nusaybin annihilated by Turkish Army

Another town victim of Turkey’s silent war against the Kurdish Worker’s Party (PKK), Nusaybin was recently completely demolished by the Turkish army. In Nusaybin alone, 10 PKK militants and 2 civilians have been killed by security forces. The city itself lays in ruins as part of Turkey’s policy of heavily shelling and bombing cities filled with…

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Summary of Qamishlo and Hasakah clashes

After three days of fighting, on April 22nd a truce went into effect that, unlike the first one, stopped the fighting between NDF/ SAA and Asayish/ YPG in Qamishlo. Interestingly, reports have surfaced that this truce was negotiated with the help of Russian and Iranian mediators. Time to summarize what happened. There are several concurring narratives how…

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Government forces begin heavy strikes on Aleppo

Early this morning, Syrian warplanes began conducting airstrikes within Aleppo city, targeting both rebel and Kurdish controlled areas. There is currently no casualty count within Shiekh Meqsoud, but in other parts of the city 6 civilians have been killed so far with countless other casualties. These strikes upon Shiekh Meqsoud, a small Kurdish neighborhood nestled…