Category Archives: Syria

Syria refugees flee as camps buried in Lebanon snow storm

Evacuations are underway in the Syrian refugee camps across Lebanon after they were hit by snow storms and floods as part of Hurricane Norma.

UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) spokeswoman Lisa Abou Khaled said this week that the storm had completely flooded or collapsed 15 informal settlements out of at least 66 that were “heavily impacted”.

German parliamentary report describes Turkey as an invader in Syria

A report drafted by the German Bundestag’s Scientific Services Department suggests that Turkey’s role in Syria qualifies as an occupying force, Deutsche Welle Turkish service reported on Wednesday, citing press agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA).

“When examined closely, Turkey’s military presence in Afrin as well as Azaz, Al Bab and Jarablus in northern Syria fits into the description of military occupation from an international law standpoint,” the report read.

Inquiets, les Kurdes syriens se tournent vers Moscou et Damas

Alarmés par la décision de Washington de retirer les 2.000 militaires américains présents en Syrie, les dirigeants kurdes syriens, dont les milices tiennent une bonne partie du nord de ce pays, demandent à la Russie et à son allié, le régime de Damas, d’envoyer des forces à la frontière afin d’éloigner la menace d’une offensive turque.

The Kurds choose between loyalty to Syria or defeat by Turkey

by Elijah J. Magnier

Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from occupied northeast Syria, the Kurds of al-Hasaka have for the last two days been negotiating with the government of Damascus on how to spare the province from a possible Turkish invasion. Syrian General Ali Mamlouk, the Syrian president’s special security advisor, says that “he is talking with the Kurdish delegation to find a way for the Syrian army to deploy its forces along the borders with Turkey and, in consequence, stop a possible Turkish invasion of Northeast Syria”, confirmed a decision-maker source in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

US to begin withdrawing forces from Syria: White House

The U.S. military has already begun withdrawing their troops from Syria, the White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Tuesday.

“We have started returning United States troops home as we transition to the next phase of this campaign,” Sanders said.