15 June 2021
[email protected] -"Unfortunately, Turkey has chosen to act unilaterally. As a result we have moved the US forces in northern Syria out of the path of potential Turkish incursion to ensure their safety. We have made no changes to our force presence in Syria at this time"
Pentagon spokesman: U.S. moved its forces away from the possible course of the Turkish military operation in northern Syria
Syrian Intelligence arrested Mr. Mohammed Ali Sayegh, a member of the Constitutional Committee at the Syrian border with Lebanon. Mr. Mohamed, a member of the Constitutional Committee for the opposition
1 year ago
Turkish Ministry of Defense: "Our army is ready for Operation Safe Zone."
[email protected] & @ChrisCoons have sent a letter requesting a Senators-only briefing from the Departments of Defense & State & the intelligence community on the decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria citing "severe consequences" to US national interest
Pro-Assad forces target the town of Tahtaya in the southern countryside of Idlib with heavy artillery
Massive U.S. mil airlift in/out Al Azraq airbase, Jordan since Trump Syria withdrawal announcement - six cargo 747s, air Atlas and Western Global, from yesterday1 year ago
Massive U.S. mil airlift in/out Al Azraq airbase, Jordan since Trump Syria withdrawal announcement - six cargo 747s, air Atlas and Western Global, from yesterday
Rocket shelling by pro-Assad forces targets the town of Haas and the village of Kafr Owaid in the southern countryside of Idlib in conjunction with the flight of Russian reconnaissance aircraft overhead
1 year ago
The Turkish military is shelling one of SDF points on Sere Kaniye Border with Turkey. There were no injuries. SDF didn't respond to this unprovoked attack
Trump admin. will give a top-secret level briefing to House staff at 3 p.m. ET today and a 4:30 p.m. ET briefing to Senate staff on the current situation in Northeast Syria, multiple congressional sources tell @NBCNews
Turkish Armed Forces reconnaissance flights in Northern Syria continue
The Central Bank of Syria has ordered a freeze on the bank accounts of Tarif Al-Akhras, one of the country's most powerful businessmen and a relative of Asma Al-Assad, as well as on those of several other prominent businessmen
Tel Rifaat: YPG "Afrin Liberation forces" has shelled the village "Marimeen" in Azaz region with a number of artillery shells in response of Turkish shelling in Tel-Rifaat area
Tel Rifaat: Turkish army has shelled the village "Al-Malikiya" and "Shewarxa Guzan" in Tel-Rifaat region (Sherawa) with heavy artillery
Senator Lindsey Graham: If Turkey moves into northern Syria, sanctions from hell – by Congress – will follow. Wide, deep, and devastating sanctions
1 year ago
Putin discussed with the Security Council of the Russian Federation developments in northeast Syria
U.S. administration is holding a top-secret level briefing on Syria this afternoon for House and Senate staff, per two congressional sources. Katie Wheelbarger, acting assistant secdef for international security affairs, is leading briefing
KRG calls on Turkey, as a member of the Global Coalition, to avoid any initiative that would undermine the progress made against ISIS, including jeopardising the secure detention of terrorist fighters - Statement
1 year ago
Turkish Parliament extends authorisation given to Turkish President for military operations on foreign territories for another year
Turkish army continues to ship tanks to the Syrian border1 year ago
Turkish army continues to ship tanks to the Syrian border
Photo: Preparations of "Peace Spring" operation. artillery visible
Turkish drone in northern Syria circling over SDF territory west of Tell Abyad1 year ago
Turkish drone in northern Syria circling over SDF territory west of Tell Abyad
Pro-Assad has targeted the road linking the villages of Al-Ankawi and Qleideen, west of Hama with ATGM Kornet
Joint Statement of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus: We strongly condemn any Turkish attempt to undermine the territorial integrity of Syria
US official tells @NBCNews no US troops have left Syria. They are not packing. No orders to pack. So, Trump's apparent green light to Turkey for a military operation against the Kurds has trigged confusion and panic, but not real change, for now
Trump: We have never abandoned the Kurds in Syria
1 year ago
[email protected]: ..understands that while we only had 50 soldiers remaining in that section of Syria, and they have been removed, any unforced or unnecessary fighting by Turkey will be devastating to their economy and to their very fragile currency. We are helping the Kurds financially/weapons
1 year ago
[email protected]: We may be in the process of leaving Syria, but in no way have we Abandoned the Kurds, who are special people and wonderful fighters. Likewise our relationship with Turkey, a NATO and Trading partner, has been very good. Turkey already has a large Kurdish population and fully
1 year ago
Turkey's main opposition CHP leader says party will support parliament motion for extension of military operations in Syria, Iraq
Turkish helicopters fly near the city of Tall Abyad in the northern Raqqa countryside
4x TAF drones inc. Bayraktar & Anka overflying northern Raqqa & border areas. So far increased surveillance continues, there are also some TuAF F16s in the air
The arrival of the first batch of the Turkish-backed armed factions from areas west to Euphrates just to the city of Akcakale border in southern Turkey opposite the town of Tal Abyad north of Raqqa
Turkish Military UAV TCS8 active over northern Syria in Northern Raqqa1 year ago
Turkish Military UAV TCS8 active over northern Syria in Northern Raqqa
1 year ago
British Foreign Office: We made clear to Turkey the need to avoid any unilateral military action in northern Syria
Iranian Pouya Air Ilyushin IL-76TD EP-PUS tracking near Homs Syria, EP-PUS was visiting Moscow just a couple days ago
Video of Turkish-backed armed groups heading towards SDF lines near Manbij
Ahrar Sharqiyah made entrance into the Turkish territory to participate in the possible  operation1 year ago
Ahrar Sharqiyah made entrance into the Turkish territory to participate in the possible operation
Kobane: The arrival of the military convoy of the international coalition base in Al-Jalabiyah, Kobane countryside. The reinforcements were sent yesterday evening and were loaded with military vehicles, logistic and military equipment
Turkish army's commando shipment continues for the operation to be performed in the east of Euphrates.
Artillery shelling by the pro-Assad forces targets Umm al-Seer village south of Idlib
The Turkish army delivered 50 vehicles to the Syrian border troops
Movement in Jarablus of Turkish backed armed groups going towards the Aoun checkpoint
Turkish-backed armed groups are preparing to move towards the border gates for the operation east of the Euphrates. They will enter Turkey for the operation.
1 year ago
Helicopters target Al-Kabina area of Lattakia countryside with barrel bombs
The Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Armed Forces, Mazlum Abdi: "We are considering a partnership with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the aim of fighting Turkish forces."
Pro-Assad forces shell the town of Al Tah and its outskirts in the eastern countryside of Idlib with artillery
US ISR Super King Air 350 orbiting over Hasakah
1 year ago
The Guardian understands that the SAS and French special forces present in Northern Syria would be tasked with securing the camp perimeters if the Kurds withdrew. Any kind of SDF-Turkish handover of prisoners seems far-fetched at this point
SAA lieutenant was killed by a sniper in Al-Karakat area west of Hama
Agence France-Presse: Iranian Foreign Minister informs his Turkish counterpart Iran's opposition to any military action in northern Syria
"I've told President Ergogan I hope he's going to treat everybody with respect," @POTUS, in the room with military leaders, says in reply to a reporter's question
Turkish military movement in Kilis1 year ago
Turkish military movement in Kilis
1 year ago
The Turkish defence ministry has posted a tweet saying all preparations for a possible military operation into northeastern Syria are completed
White House: Turkey will be responsible for the security of civilians and any humanitarian assistance
1 year ago
Deir ez-Zor Eastern countryside: Helicopter flights of the International Coalition over the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor
A Turkish Armed Forces convoy is making entrance at Jarabulus.1 year ago
A Turkish Armed Forces convoy is making entrance at Jarabulus.
Trump: If Turkey takes any step beyond its borders, we can harm it and harm its economy
"We're going to be watching Turkey," adds @POTUS
Trump: We have only 50 soldiers in northern Syria
Trump on European countries not taking ISIS fighters from Syria: "Unfortunately, like NATO, they take advantage."
US secretary of state Pompeo talked with his UK counterpart on phone about the Turkish military operation in Syria
Sputnik Agency: Turkish vehicles and armored vehicles entered the gate of Jarablus towards Manbij countryside
"Syrian National Army" commander: We will not allow pro-Assad forces to enter Manbij. We'il be in town soon.
Turkish aircraft flying near the border with Dêrika Hemko
1 year ago
Reports of airstrike near the syrian-turkish border in Dêrik (al-Malikiya) and Tewil hill are false and misleading, no airstrike was reported in the areas mentioned.
1 year ago
@JZarif and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Çavusoglu discuss latest developments in northeastern Syria (i.e. reports of Turkish strikes on Kurdish positions) in phone conversation
Reportedly airstrike hit near this location. Journalist @KoyluogluAziz says "Turkish warplanes have bombarded the Mount Çiyayê Spî opposite of Semalka in Kurdistan region
Syrian Observatory: Turkish forces fire two shells on a group that tried to cross to the Turkish side
Coalition military trucks carrying aid and equipments enters northeastern Syria from Kurdistan region - SOHR
Syrian Observatory: Turkish planes fly over the border triangle between Turkey, Syria and Iraq
1 year ago
[email protected]: Turkey targeting Kurdish positions in Tal Tawil in Al-Malkiyah
Local source confirm that no YPG or SDF were targeted, report of SDF casualties are false.
The Turkish bombing took place near Khanke which is an Ezidi village and near a refugee camp that holds many orphanages of the ISIS genocide
Turkey army started bombing near border of Northern Syria and Turkey
1 year ago
Pro-Assad forces renew their shelling with heavy artillery of Jazraia town of Aleppo southern countryside.
Turkish Military TCS01 UAV active close to northwest Syria border. 1916z
Tanks were delivered by the Turkish Armed Forces to the Syrian border.
Reports of Turkish artillery shelling of sites of Kurdish units in the countryside of the border town of Malikiyah between Turkey and Syria north of Hasakah
Operations Waharid Al Muminin targeting locations of pro-Assad forces in the village of Naour Shatah in Al-Ghab plain Hama western countryside with Grad rockets
This airstrike come one hour after International Coalition has sent reinforcements to U.S-backed Syrian democratic forces. According to local source, mortars were fired near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Syria: video showing Turkish Air Force targeting area of Semalka border crossing with Iraq (used to transfer supplies)
Senior US defence official tells: We disconnected the Turkish millitary from our ISR system (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance) and the air tasking order (ATO) (Joint Forces Air Component Commander controls air forces within a joint operations environment)
Turkish Air forces carried out airstrikes near Semalka border crossing.
"A precipitous withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad government. And it would increase the risk that ISIS and other terrorist groups regroup."@senatemajldr McConnell on Syria Withdrawal
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper spoke on the phone with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Shoygu, today according to US defense officials. The call was planned before the recent Syria news but the two leaders did discuss Syria developments
Small settlements between Ras al Ayn and Tel Abyad are evacuating
"We have shut down Turkish participation in the air. Right we are controlling the airspace over northeast Syria," a senior @StateDept official says. "We have no intention in the immediate near future to change that"
Video documenting the withdrawal of the SDF from the Al-Omar oilfield, east of Deir ez-Zur, to the border with Turkey. Dozens of fighters and 13 military vehicles leave Hasakah.
Increased rhetoric for an intervention in NE Syria by opposition factions supported by Turkey. 8000 SNA fighters from Hamza Division, Ahrar al-Sham & Suleiman Shah Brigade will be deployed to the Tal Abyad front according to @osamh0890
Furqat al-Hamza cmd. Sayf Abu Bakr with SIG MoD Salim Idris, satellite imagery of Serê Kaniyê on the table and tv
Senior State Dept official calls planned Turkish incursion into Syria 'a very bad idea' & that U.S. does not support it in any shape, or form. Adds Erdogan sought U.S. military support in the phone call with Trump, but Potus declined
OFAC/SDN @USTreasury listed & Russian Ministry of Defense  @mod_russia owned Oboronlogistika's Russia flag cargo ship Pizhma returned from Tartus Syria & transited Bosphorus towards Black Sea en route to Novorossiysk carrying ISO boxes1 year ago
OFAC/SDN @USTreasury listed & Russian Ministry of Defense @mod_russia owned Oboronlogistika's Russia flag cargo ship Pizhma returned from Tartus Syria & transited Bosphorus towards Black Sea en route to Novorossiysk carrying ISO boxes
Pro-Assad forces target the town of Ma'rat Harmah in the southern countryside of Idlib with artillery shells
Statement on Trump's withdrawal from Syria from a @GOP member of the Senate's intelligence committee, @SenSasse
UN Secretary-General calls on all parties to exercise restraint in northern Syria
A bipartisan group of House members got back from an official visit to the Syria-Jordan border THIS MORNING. They have thoughts: "The Administration's announcement regarding Syria is a misguided and catastrophic blow to our national security interests."
The senior State Dept official also said the US priority is unchanged from what @secpompeo said in January: "the importance of ensuring that the Turks don't slaughter the Kurds." But didn't say how the US would enforce that
Senior State Dept official also said withdrawal doesn't reflect change in US position - Trump opposes Turkish incursion. Said it was done for 2 reasons: get troops out of harm's way if Turkey attacks, and to make sure US didn't tacitly support Turkish move with troop presence
In a briefing with reporters just now, a senior State Dept official said the number of troops being withdrawn in NE Syria was less than the number of people in the briefing room (26), and from only two outposts
Pentagon statement on Syria
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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago
Kremlin on US troop withdrawal: All illegal foreign forces should be withdrawn from Syria
1 year ago
Kremlin says Syria's territorial integrity must be preserved
1 year 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 year ago
The Turkish Armed Forces: operation in Syria is expected to begin in a few days
1 year 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 year 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 year 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
UN official calls on all parties to protect civilians in northern Syria if Turkey launches military operation
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 year ago
Turkey's Erdogan says US troops have started withdrawing from northern Syria after phone call with Trump
1 year 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 year 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 year 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
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