Moscow urges cooperation with Iran and Turkey to end Syria conflict

President Vladimir Putin urged his Iranian and Turkish counterparts to work together to bring an end to the Syria conflict. During a trilateral summit that was held in the backdrop of the U.S.-led Warsaw conference; President Putin emphasized the importance of working together, saying: “We have done plenty together, dear friends, we have treaded a … Read more

Turkey impatient regarding U.S. plan for Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the United States has not yet presented his country with an acceptable plan for northeastern Syria, three weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested establishing a safe-zone along the frontier. In a speech to his ruling-AK party, The Turkish leader claimed that he remained hopeful of reaching concrete … Read more

U.S. backed SDF conquers additional territory from IS

Despite President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American ground forces from Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, known by its acronym SDF, continue to battle the Islamic State in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor. Backed by air strikes of the U.S.-led coalition, the SDF conquered yesterday yet another village from the Islamic State, forcing … Read more

Turkey to attack Kurdish militias in Syria after U.S. pull-out

U.S. President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton concluded a two-day visit to Israel and Turkey, in apparent efforts by the U.S. Administration to facilitate a solid foundation ahead of an American military withdrawal from Syria. While in Israel,  Ambassador Bolton told Prime Minister Netanyahu that the U.S. withdrawal from Syria will be done … Read more

Iran’s presence in Syria constitutes a threat to U.S. and allies

While Iran continues to dub its presence in Syria as legitimate, the United States Special Representative for Syrian Engagement, Ambassador James Jeffrey, reiterated Washington’s policy in Syria –which include the eradication of the Islamic State, a fundamental political change in Damascus and an Iranian military withdrawal from the war-torn-country. In an address to the Atlantic … Read more

Three years since UNSC adopts resolution to end Syria conflict

Today marks exactly three years since the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2254, which calls for a ceasefire and political settlement of the Syrian war. While all parties involved in the conflict cite resolution 2254 as the only foundation to ending the most severe humanitarian crisis since world-war-two; the echoed claims of an … Read more

U.S. will not abandon Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi affair

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a policy briefing at the State Department, during which he announced a series of newly imposed sanctions against Iran, saying “The United States today sanctioned an international network that the Iranian regime and Russia are using to provide millions of barrels of oil to the Assad regime (in … Read more

Iran must leave Syria for conflict to end, U.S. envoy says

The U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Ambassador James Jeffery, reaffirmed during a special policy briefing at the U.S. State Department ‘the Trump Administration’s commitment to accomplish its goals for the war-torn-country, that were laid out by President Trump in May, which include: the defeat of the Islamic State, restarting a U.N. facilitated political process, … Read more

Turkey not likely to launch military operation in Syria

Despite threats that were voiced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, experts believe that Turkey is not likely to conduct further military operations in Syria regardless of the continuing friction between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants in the northern region of the war-torn-country. Turkey has recently been active in Syria’s eastern region along the … Read more

Turkey prepares to invade Syria – vows to eradicate terror infrastructure East of Euphrates

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to destroy the terror infrastructure, east of the Euphrates River, in northern Syria. During an address to his ruling AK party, two days after the Turkish military reportedly conducted a massive bombardment of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, President Erdogan emphasized that a wide-scale operation, in northern Syria, was … Read more