A new Gallup International survey of Arabs and Kurds in Syria finds that intra-Kurdish opinion is divided and that people would rather live under Daesh than the Syrian regime.
Turkey will continue to take steps towards the extradition of the US-based FETO leader, the Turkish president said ahead of a meeting with his counterpart.
The US told the world it was only arming the Syrian Defence Forces (SDF), made up of the YPG - the Syrian branch of the PKK terrorist organisation - to defeat Daesh, yet it has allocated $300 million for the SDF in 2020
Short of allies in the region, Israel’s right has thrown its weight behind the YPG terror organisation.
The Pentagon claims the oil in Syria from oil fields secured by US troops will not be going to the US, but will go to the YPG/PKK-led SDF instead to prevent Daesh from gaining access to the resources.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons refutes claims on social media and from some news organisations that Turkish backed forces used ‘white phosphorus’.
President of the Kurdish Regional Government in Northern Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, said that his government had previously warned Syrian Kurds to distance themselves from the PKK terror group.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says planned safe zone not cleared of terrorists yet.
Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's 65-year-old sister, known as Rasmiya Awad, was captured in a raid on Monday evening on a trailer container she was living in with her family near the town of Azaz in Aleppo province.
A 2018 US State Department report lists the PKK as a terrorist organisation but the US still shies away from accepting the link between the YPG and the PKK despite a mountain of evidence.
Despite the strong enmity between the Qatari owners of Al Jazeera and the Saudi owners of Al Arabiya, their English coverage took a largely similar tone, and both failed to present Turkish ground realities in an accurate or fair manner.
The Syrian regime and Russia were under the impression that the YPG is on the ropes, but that turned out to be a strategic miscalculation as the YPG is still unwilling to make major concessions. This means the YPG-Syrian regime deal is falling apart.
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