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Do Not Let Afrin Become Another Kobane: Urgent Statement by academics and activists

We, the undersigned academics and human rights activists, insist that the leaders of Russia, Iran, and the U.S. ensure that the sovereignty of Syrian borders is not breached by Turkey and that the people of Afrin in Syria, be allowed to live in peace.

Anti-ISIS forces advanced deep in East Syria

The battle in Deir Ezzor has been heating up recently as both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advance deep into the Islamic State’s (ISIS) Euphrates heartland.

On Sunday morning, things would only get worse for the Islamic State as local tribal fighters defected to the US-backed Coalition at the Al-‘Omar Fields.

Russia | US and coalition bomb Syrian Raqqa, like Dresden was bombed in 1945 – Russian Defense Ministry

Combat aircraft of the US and the coalition bombarded Syrian Raqqa like Germany’s Dresden was destroyed during World War II. In the operation to liberate the city from terrorists of the Islamic State (IS, terrorist organization outlawed in Russia), thousands Syrian civilians were killed, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry General-Major Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday.

Islamic State militants defeated in Syria’s Raqqa, says SDF

US-backed forces announced on Sunday the “final phase” of the battle to retake Raqqa in Syria, after the city was evacuated except for foreign Islamic State (IS) group militants and their families.

More than 3,000 civilians fled Raqqa on Saturday night under an evacuation deal that left just a few hundred foreign IS militants and some of their relatives in the handful of positions they still hold in their one-time Syrian stronghold.

The Syrian Arab Army breaks ISIS siege on Deir Ezzor city

The Syrian Arab Army on Tuesday broke the over three-year siege imposed by ISIS on the city of Deir Ezzor after the advancing forces have arrived at Regiment 137.

SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said that the advancing forces coming from the western front met guards of Regiment 137 on Tuesday afternoon, and thus, broke the siege imposed by ISIS terrorists on the city for more than three years.