Tag Archives: SYRIA

August 15, PKK and continued massacre of Kurdish children during its 39 years of fruitless conflict

During these 39 years, August 15 is the day that the Turkish Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK started armed activity against the military under the orders of Ankara. Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the PKK, who before the military coup of 1980 preferred to escape and fled to Syria and Lebanon along with his wife […]

Four family members killed in Turkish bombardment against northeast Syria village

Four members of the same family were killed during a Turkish bombardment near the northern Syrian town of Ain Issa this week, the Iraqi Kurdish news agency Rudaw reported late on Thursday. Early on Wednesday, Turkish forces bombed a Christian house in Safawiyah village near Ain Issa. The attack left Zidan Khalaf al-Issa and his three children […]

Turkish officer orders water cut off to Al-Hasakah, Canton Council declares emergency

Today, the Water Directorate and the Al-Hasakah Canton Council declared emergency in Al-Hasakah, due to cutting off drinking water from the Alouk station, which is under the Turkish occupation mercenaries, after orders from an officer, calling on international and humanitarian organizations to intervene quickly to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe. The declaration of emergency came after […]

IS Plans Terrorist Attacks from Camp Al-Hol in Syria: Kurdistan PM

ERBIL — The remnants of the Islamic State (IS) are planning terrorist attacks from Camp Al-Hol in Syria to target the Kurdistan Region and other areas in the neighborhood, said Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani in a statement made to Asharq Al Awsat. PM Barzani mentioned an IS cell recently captured in Erbil who […]

Tax collection; The latest extortion by PKK affiliates in Syria

The PKK-affiliated Autonomous Administration in northern and eastern Syria has announced the adoption of a tax law for the residents in the areas under their control for the first time. This law is unprecedented since the control of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern and eastern Syria. The PKK-affiliated Autonomous Administration in northern and eastern […]

Why is Syrian military deploying in Kurdish-held areas?

The Syrian government seeks to strengthen its military presence in Ain Issa and the area overlooking the M4 international highway, which are under control of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. ALEPPO, Syria — The Syrian government, with the support of Russia, is trying to boost its military presence in the areas of northeastern Syria controlled […]

How the NY Times whitewashed Turkey’s human rights record in Syria

By Syrians for Truth and Justice The New York Times recently published an article about Turkey’s role protecting civilians in the areas it controls in Syria’s Afrin region. For many Americans, this will be the most recent, if not the only, news they hear about Afrin. However, the article offers an unbalanced portrait of the […]

Deir ez-Zor countryside | SDF storms house of leader’s brother of regime-backed “Tribesmen Army”

Deir ez-Zor province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists say that the Syrian Democratic Forces raided the house of a member of Al-Shaytat clan in the town of Al-Kashkiyeh in Deir ez-Zor countryside, in an attempt to arrest him, but he managed to escape. It is worth nothing that the targeted person is […]

Assassinations of tribal leaders in SDF-held part of Deir-ez Zor continues

The lack of security in Deir ez-Zor has long been a major problem in the area. The part of the region held by SDF-affiliated forces has known a multitude of assasinations of tribal leaders and religious leaders. The series of such assassinations started on July 31, 2020, when ISIS claimed responsibility for the killing of […]

Corruption in Kobane; the Abdi dynasty

Through the last years, the US government has backed the Syrian democratic forces in their fight against ISIS in North-East Syria. Their battle has led to the establishment of a semi-autonomous region in the country. A leading role in the establishment of ‘Rojava’ is held by general Mazloum Abdi, who is famous throughout the world […]
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