Tag Archives: Syrian Conflict

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.

Israel | New Rules of engagement between Syria and Israel, as Russia changes its position

by Elijah J. Magnier

Syria will adopt a new rule of engagement with Israel now that Russia has taken a tougher and clearer stance on the conflict between Israel and the “Axis of the Resistance”. Henceforth, Damascus will be responding to any Israeli strike. If it damages a specific military target it will reply with a strike against a similar objective in Israel. Decision makers in Damascus said “Syria will not hesitate to hit an Israeli airport if Damascus airport is targeted and hit by Israel. This will be with the consent of the Russian military based in the Levant”.