The US president can do much more than talk to persuade Putin to allow humanitarian aid into Syria.
A New York Times investigation found that the US military tried to hide the 2019 Syria strike, which “was one of the largest civilian casualty incidents of the war against Daesh” with 70 reported deaths.
Despite recent Russian military escalation against the Syrian National Army (SNA), negotiation remains an essential tool for all parties to draw the future map of control in northern Syria.
CENTCOM aims to limit the imminent Turkish-Syrian operation in Syria, but its actions reflect a bigger problem in US civil-military relations.
The people of northeast Syria are being forced to fight in a battle they say they didn’t choose.
By shifting its policy in Syria, the Biden administration could ease the US’ regional burden, allowing it to turn its attention to China.
The youth in Raqqa have no option but to join the ranks of US-backed SDF. As per local accounts, a youth drowned in the Euphrates river to avoid it.
Despite varying international pressures over years, Iran intends to remain an influential actor on the ground and maintain cards of power and pressure that allow it to protect its strategic interests.
The International Committee of the Red Cross says hundreds of children, mostly boys, have been moved to prisons from al Hol camp in Al Hasakah, Syria. The area is controlled by US-backed YPG militia.
In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry “strongly” condemned the attack and its perpetrators, including one of the YPG/PKK’s other aliases, the so-called SDF.
Turkey is a US ally and a NATO member, but under President Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy, Ankara has shown the capacity to go its own way if necessary.
The youth of Arab-dominated Manbij city were forced to join the SDF ranks for years until the longstanding resentment exploded into social unrest.
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