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Top YPG commander accuses Syria, Russia and Turkey of conspiring over Afrin issue

The general commander of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), Sipan Hemo, has accused the governments of Damascus, Moscow and Turkey of conspiring against the YPG over the Afrin issue.

The accusation comes amid escalating tensions between the Syrian-based YPG militia and Ankara over whose sphere of control the region of Afrin in northern Syria should fall into. To this end, Turkey has heavily shelled YPG position in the region of Afrin and threatened a ground invasion via its proxies.

Kurdish forces ready for ‘historical resistance’ against Turkish occupation in Afrin and Shehba

Mehmud Berxwedan, the People’s Defense Units (YPG) commander in Afrin, spoke to Voice of America and commented on the recent escalation and possibility of war in the Afrin and Shehba region.

In the past several days there have been many reports published by Turkish media saying that the Turkish army and their supported militants are preparing a large-scale operation against Afrin, as a commander of the YPG, how do you see these reports? What is the current situation in Afrin?

Iran will über Syrien Korridor ans Mittelmeer schaffen

Iran will über Syrien Korridor ans Mittelmeer schaffen. Der jüngste Angriff der US-Koalition auf einen schiitischen Konvoi in Syrien könnte in Zusammenhang mit der iranischen Strategie stehen.

Der Iran will die Route seines Landkorridors über sein Territorium und Syrien bis ans Mittelmeer verlegen. Ausschlaggebend für diese Entscheidung Teherans ist die erhöhte US-Militärpräsenz im Nordosten von Syrien, die die geplante Route der Iraner blockiert.

The US Launched New Airstrikes Against Pro-Assad Forces In Syria

by Nancy A. Youssef, Mike Giglio

The US military launched airstrikes against pro-Assad forces in southern Syria on Thursday, three US defense officials confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

It marked the second time under the Trump administration that the US has struck out against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces with airstrikes and first in the apparent vicinity of US troops operating inside Syria.

Wikileaks publishes documents showing how Google helped Al-Qaeda in Syria

Google has helped Al-Qaeda and other Salafist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood gain new members at the dawn of the Syrian conflict, secret documents and e-mails published by Wikileaks show.

The then director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen coordinated actions to support the groups often dubbed as rebels with then U.S. Foreign Minister Hillary Clinton and Deputy U.S. State Secretary William Burns. Google employed it’s expertise in the IT sector to help the conflict in Syria gain traction.