In an extraordinary Sunday night statement, the White House announces that the US "will no longer be in the immediate area" of Northern Syria, allow Turkey to launch an invasion in the region and give Turkey responsibility for captured ISIS fighters in the area

Map. History of Syria conflict

16 November 2019
Lindsey Graham: Just spoke to Sen @ChrisVanHollen about situation in Syria. We will introduce bipartisan sanctions against Turkey if they invade Syria and will call for their suspension from NATO if they attack Kurdish forces who assisted the U.S. in the destruction of the ISIS Caliphate
1 month ago
Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Democrat @RepEliotEngel calls @POTUS decision "a gift to Russia, Iran, and ISIS, and a staggering betrayal of the Kurdish forces who have been America's good and faithful partners"
1 month ago
More from Congress on @POTUS NE Syria decision: Trump ally @LindseyGrahamSC says he & Democratic Sen @ChrisVanHollen will intro "veto-proof" sanctions vs Turkey if @RTErdogan invades, warns decision to abandon the Kurds "will put every radical Islamist on steroids
1 month ago
"We continue to take all necessary steps at diplomatic level and activate channels of dialogue with various international parties," per SDC on what comes next in NE Syria
1 month ago
Here's the Syrian Democratic Council statement - reacting to the US decision to pull back from NE Syria and allow for Turkey military ops: ".the White House decision in this regard undermines all war efforts against ISIS."
US forces evacuated its base in Mabrouka, west of Rasulayn. -reports
Dozens of residents of Tal Abyad and its surroundings in Al-Raqqa countryside are evacuating following the withdrawal of US forces
Trump: Kurds fought with us but they got huge sums of money and equipment to do that, they have been fighting Turkey for decades
1 month ago
Turkish Air Forces conducted an air patrol & reconnaissance mission along the border. It's expected to be continue
In Turkish-controlled parts of northern Syria (al-Rai) a VBIED exploded - the latest in a series of such attacks
Trump: Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will have to settle the situation
Eight people were injured and two cars were burned by a car bomb explosion at al-Shat checkpoint west of Azaz city of Aleppo northern countryside
Trump: It's time for the United States to get out of this endless war
A car bomb explodes at al-Shat checkpoint west of Azaz city of Aleppo northern countryside
A US official told Reuters: US military withdrawal from Syria will be limited to "safe zone" near the Turkish border
Kurdistan Regional Government's head of Foreign Affairs statement on US withdrawal: "The withdrawal of US troops shows the PYD/YPG were used for a time-specific period"
1 month ago
[email protected]: ..almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home. WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN. Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will have to
1 month ago
[email protected]: The United States was supposed to be in Syria for 30 days, that was many years ago. We stayed and got deeper and deeper into battle with no aim in sight. When I arrived in Washington, ISIS was running rampant in the area. We quickly defeated 100% of the ISIS Caliphate,
1 month ago
Germany expresses concern over possible Turkish incursion into northern Syria
Pro-Assad forces target the town of Kafr Sajna in the southern countryside of Idlib with artillery shells
Civilians injured by car bomb explosion in Al-Ra'i town of Northern Aleppo countryside
Pentagon 'completely blindsided' by White House order to pull U.S. forces back from northern Syria green-lighting Turkish invasion: U.S. officials
Manbij civil council statement "We assure everyone that we are ready to defend our land, our people and ourselves towards any Turkish aggression targeting us, and we call on our people, Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, Circassians, to join forces with our forces to defend our home"
Al Rai: Violent explosion reported in Al-Rai city, near the Turkish border.
FSA troops are preparing to leave for the eastern Euphrates operation.
1 month ago
Large number of Reinforcements of SDF are sent from Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor to the 370 km border of Turkey.
European Commission in response to Turkish possible attack: The Syrian crisis can not be resolved by military means
SDF spox: @mustefabali: US decision on Syria was "a stab in the back" and a surprise for Syrian Democratic Forces
1 month ago
Kremlin on US troop withdrawal: All illegal foreign forces should be withdrawn from Syria
1 month ago
Kremlin says Syria's territorial integrity must be preserved
1 month ago
Turkish senior official says it is highly likely that Turkey will wait until U.S. soldiers are out Syria operation area before launching offensive; says their withdrawal could take one week
1 month ago
The Turkish Armed Forces: operation in Syria is expected to begin in a few days
1 month ago
Turkish official: Ankara is waiting for the United States to withdraw its troops to start a military operation in northern Syria
Footage from the inside of the US outpost left this morning1 month ago
Footage from the inside of the US outpost left this morning
Turkish media: 14 000 FSA fighters to participate in Turkish operation in North-Eastern Syria
Dozens of families of SDF militia members arrive in the city of Raqqa and Tabqa in conjunction with the interruption of Internet service in the areas of the city of Raqqa
1 month ago
Hasan Hamadah, the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Syrian Interim Government to which the National Army answers, calls upon the fighters in the ranks of the SDF to defect to the National Army
Hundreds of North-Eastern Syria local people marching into the village of "Mashtala al-Azza", east of Tal Abyad on the Syrian-Turkish border, in a demonstration to condemn the recent Turkish threats to invade the region
A tent is burned in Talbeen camp north of Aleppo, which resulted in the death of a child resulting from burns
Pro-Assad forces target Baarbo village in southern Idlib countryside with heavy artillery
Mustafa Bali, spokesperson for the SDF: We are not expecting the US to protect NE Syria. But people here are owed an explanation regarding security mechanism deal, destruction of fortifications and failure of US to fulfill their commitments
1 month ago
UN official calls on all parties to protect civilians in northern Syria if Turkey launches military operation
1 month ago
UN says 'preparing for the worst' from Turkey's Syria operation
Pro-Assad forces stationed in Khan Sheikhoun target Kafr Sanjeh and Rakaya in the southern countryside of Idlib with rockets
US official: US forces will not defend Kurdish forces in Syria
1 month ago
Turkey's Erdogan says US troops have started withdrawing from northern Syria after phone call with Trump
1 month ago
Erdogan: Washington will withdraw its forces and we are determined to clear the area east of the Euphrates at any moment
@obretix: Pictures from the US military outpost on Tell Arqam  which was abandoned today1 month ago
@obretix: Pictures from the US military outpost on Tell Arqam which was abandoned today
The first consequences of the US withdrawal & failure of the Security Mechanism Agreement: Syrian government forces backed by Russia prepare to move militarily towards the city of Manbij1 month ago
The first consequences of the US withdrawal & failure of the Security Mechanism Agreement: Syrian government forces backed by Russia prepare to move militarily towards the city of Manbij
Mustafa Bali, spokesperson for the SDF: Despite the securitymechanism deal and following destruction of fortifications, US forces did not fulfill their responsibilities and began withdrawing from border, leaving the area to turn into a war zone. But SDF is determined to defend NE Syria at all costs
US official: US forces evacuated two observation posts in northeast Syria in Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain
The @coalition base after withdrawal.
Footage of US troops withdrawal from Gire Spi/Tal Abyad, Syrian - Turkish border
1 month ago
Turkey FM: we are determined to cleanse the area along Turkey's border from militants and secure our country's security
Foreign Minister Israel Katz after Cabinet meeting yesterday: Chief of Staff made it clear that he initiated Israeli army operation to thwart Iranian aviation attack from Syria, for entirely professional reasons
US forces begin to withdraw from Turkish - Syria border early this morning, specifically the area between Tal Abyad (Girê Spî )and Rasulayn (Serekaniye) — YPG affiliated news agency ANHA
SDF: "We will not hesitate for a moment" to defend ourselves against the Turkish operation
SDF: US forces have withdrawn from border areas with Turkey after not fulfilling their commitments
Commander of the Tal Abyad Military Council: We hope the international @coalition will reconsider the decision of withdrawal
Brett McGurk: Turkey has neither the intent, desire, nor capacity to manage 60k detainees in al Hol camp, which State and DoD IGs warn is the nucleus for a resurgent ISIS. Believing otherwise is a reckless gamble with our national security.
Kurdish Sources are reporting the withdrawal of two US soldiers groups,one from Sere Kaniye and the other from Tal Abyad
SDF: We made sacrifices of 11,000 of our troops over five years
Any Turkish attack will diminish international efforts to fight ISIS - SDF
Erdogan aims to displace the people of northern Syria and change the stable region into a zone of conflict and permanent war - SDF
In an extraordinary Sunday night statement, the White House announces that the US "will no longer be in the immediate area" of Northern Syria, allow Turkey to launch an invasion in the region and give Turkey responsibility for captured ISIS fighters in the area
1 month ago
Erdogan to meet Trump in US to discuss Syria 'safe zone': Turkish presidency
Turkey is deploying howitzers and missile launchers on the border with Syria in Şanlıurfa , next to Kobane and Tel Abiad
Hama: pro-Assad forces shell the outskirts of Zizoun and Dokmak villages in the western countryside with artillery
Intensive Russian patrols patrol the villages of Sherawa and Tal Rifaat
1 month ago
Activists: an unknown explosion rocks the vicinity of brigade 93 north of Raqqa
There are preparations among the SNA in Idlib and West Aleppo Countryside and in Afrin and North Aleppo Countryside to participate in the Turkish invasion by registering its fighters who want to participate in the fight against SDF
Intensive Coalition fighter-jets overflight security mechanism areas, Ras Al-Ain and Tal Abyad, accompanied with U.S. patrol along the bordering areas with Turkey
Turkish Armed Forces sent APCs and military personnel to its Syrian border troops in Hatay1 month ago
Turkish Armed Forces sent APCs and military personnel to its Syrian border troops in Hatay
Manbij: On September 24, the counterterrorism units of MMC carried out a qualitative operation against a sleeper cell in Manbij responsible for transporting and preparing the explosive equipment, at least one terrorist were captured.
Deir ez-Zur: International Coalition with support of SDF anti-terror units carried out an air-landing operation in the city "Dhiban".
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