Syrian Democratic Forces

YPG (Kurdish People's Protection Units) is written over a wall painting of ISIS flag inside a house,
U.S. needs SDF to keep guarding its ISIS prisoners

Today, that problem is even more acute as the US weighs how to leave Syria.

A Turkish military helicopter flies over as Turkish and U.S. troops return from a joint U.S.-Turkey
Turkish forces seize targets in Syria offensive

"Our heroic commandos taking part in Operation Peace Spring are continuing to advance east of the Euphrates (river)," the Defence Ministry wrote on Twitter. "The designated targets were seized."

AN ISIS fighter uses his phone to  lm a military parade in Syria’s northern Raqqa province in 2014
Trump: We took the ISIS ‘Beatles’ out of Syria

Trump calls the "Beatles" – whose name he misspelled – the “worst of the worst.” The men were so named because they are alleged to be part of a UK ISIS team.

Turkish soldiers walk together during a joint U.S.-Turkey patrol, near Tel Abyad, Syria
Syrian sources claim Turkey attacked in Iraq, not Syria

The attacks come after the US announced that it would withdraw from Syria as Turkey prepares for a military operation to create a "safe zone" in northern Syria.

Protest against President Bashar al-Assad in the tribal province of Deir al-Zor, July 2011
Hundreds of protestors demand Iranian militias leave east Syria

The protestors also called for the international coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces to take control of the area.

Turkey’s latest threat: Give us safe zone or we send refugees to EU

Erdogan threatens: "... we will have to open the gates [to Europe].Either you support us or no one should feel sorry. We would like to host 1 million refugees in the safe zone.”

After heavy air strikes, calm in Syria's Idlib as ceasefire declared

The Syrian government agreed to a ceasefire that started on Saturday morning "while reserving the right to respond to any violation by the terrorists," the state news agency SANA said.

Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together near the village of Baghouz
Is the time ripe for Turkish-Kurdish reconciliation?

Turkey, Syrian Kurds seem to be shifting tone from war preparations to preparing for negotiations.

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad carry the national flag as they ride on motorcycle
Syrian government steps up air strikes in northwest, seizes small town

Air and ground strikes killed 12 people in several areas including the town of Maarat al-Numan, the Observatory said.

Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) put an SDF flag in al-Omar oil field
Martyrs never die

“Do not stand at my grave and cry; While Rojava lives, I did not die.”

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