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…

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On the recent clashes in Qamishlo

More of the same or the start of things to come? There have been numerous relatively small clashes between NDF/ GPF troops and Asayish security forces in Hasakah as well as in Qamishlo. But the recent clashes that started on April 20th seem much bigger than previous clashes. Three things are different: Firstly the YPG has…

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ISIS leaves Dumayr area near Damascus

After clashes between the Syrian army, rebel forces and local ISIS offshoots (namely Liwaa Al-Sadeek, Liwa Khatab and Liwaa Rajal Al-Malahm) earlier this week, an agreement has been reached between the different factions. ISIS fighters will be able to take their family with them and be evacuated in busses under UN supervision to nearby ISIS…