Who Was Qasem Soleimani?

Hundreds of thousands mourned his death, so who was Qasem Soleimani? Missing somewhat from recent coverage of the U.S.-Iranian tensions is the exact importance of the now-deceased Iranian General. Described by CNN as “one of Iran’s most powerful men”, it seems key to understanding what exactly he did, the regional […]

Renewed Attacks In Syria Cause Wave Of Refugees To Turkey

More than 235,000 people were displaced between December 12 – 25 from the Idlib province in northwestern Syria, the last major region held by the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, due to weeks of intense bombardment and a ground offensive by Syrian government forces that began on December 19.  Many […]

Syrians Continue To Flee Idlib Amid Escalating Air Strikes

Thousands of Syrians have continued to flee Idlib to the Turkish border following deadly air-strikes and bombing in major rebel-held territory Syria’s by Russia-backed government forces. Based on Al Jazeera, at least 25,000 have displaced the region toward the Turkish border for escaping severely bombardment. The humanitarian conditions in the […]

Syria’s Latest Airstrikes

A recent shelling on Tuesday has killed over 24 and wounded over 40 civilians by airstrike and artillery fire in Syria’s province of Idlib. Idlib is one of the last major regions being held by rebel fighters and Jihadists opposed to the President Bashar al-Assad. The bombing was executed by […]

As Humanitarian Crisis Rapidly Deteriorates, Russia And China Block Cross-Border Aid To Syria

Russia, backed by China, cast its 14th Security Council veto this Friday, effectively blocking cross-border aid deliveries from Turkey and Iraq to millions of Syrian civilians. Having been in effect since 2014, the resolution would have extended aid through three checkpoints – two in Turkey and one in Iraq – […]

Why Is The U.S. Occupying Syria’s Oil Fields?

On Saturday, a large U.S. convoy entered Syria to deploy additional military reinforcements to the oil fields in Northeastern Syria, Turkish, and Syrian media reported. The convoy crossed over from the Iraqi border and was transporting pick-up trucks, minibusses, and oil rigs. The move comes as a follow up to […]

Daesh’s Resurgence Along The Turkey-Syria Border.

The Turkish offensive on the 9th of October 2019 against the Kurdish Syrian Defence Forces (SDF), called “Operation Peace Spring” has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in the Rojava region in Northeast Syria. The Turkish government has given direct and indirect support to senior ISIS members since Ankara’s invasion and greatly […]

U.S. Leaves Nearly 600 Troops In Syria After A Sudden Withdrawal

Just a month after the sudden withdrawal of U.S. forces from eastern Syria by the order of President Trump, he has since changed his mind and sent back nearly 600 troops in armed vehicles. This time, however, instead of protecting America’s allies, the Syrian Defense Force, the troops will be […]

Turkey Backing Jihadist Militias

The offensive perpetrated by the Turkish Military Forces against the Kurdish Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) launched on 9 October 2019 has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in the region and given extensive support to Islamic militias. Since this invasion, various news organizations have reported that the Turkish effort to create a […]

Turkey Says Kurdish YPG Has Not Fully Withdrawn From Syrian Border

Two U.S.-backed sides are at odds as a crucial deadline determining Syria’s future actions towards Kurdish forces comes close. The YPG has been occupying a strip of territory along the Turkish-Syrian border and has been ordered by both Turkish and Russian officials to evacuate by 6 p.m. local time on […]