Category Archives: Syria

Turkey’s Syria offensive: Update-Day 10

The pause was so short as events continue to unfold in Syria. Here is a brief summery, including a crucial report by Amnesty on evidence of war crimes committed by the Turkish side. Headlines Amid scattered fighting, Turkey’s Erdogan threatens … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 9 -Oct 17-2019

For the last few days, I have chronicled the events in North Syria, following the Turkish invasion. As a ceasefire has been reached, I will pause this chronicle unless further developments happen. Thanks everyone who read and supported my blog.  … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria offensive Day 8 -Oct 16-2019

Headlines Turkey’s President Erdogan has rejected U.S. demands to cease fire in Syria Turkey Advances on Kobani in latest broken promise Turkey-Kurd conflict ‘has nothing to do with us,’ Trump says Turkey may be ‘responsible’ for executions of Kurds in … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 7 (Oct 15-2019)

Headlines Russia vows to prevent clashes with Assad forces French PM says resurgence of Islamic State is inevitable due to Turkish offensive Turkey rejects Syria ceasefire because ‘you cannot negotiate with terrorists’ Russia says: ‘unacceptable’ Turkish incursion into Syria must … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 6-Oct 14-2019

Headlines Guardian’s today Timeline Syrian troops enter towns in northeast as Erdogan warns of wider offensive Trump to impose sanctions on Turkey on Turkey NATO’s Stoltenberg defends stance on Turkey’s offensive in Syria EU condemns Turkey over Syria, but no … Continue reading

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Diary of Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 5 (Oct 13-2019)

Main Headlines S. troops to withdraw farther in Syria as hundreds of ISIS supporters escape Syrian army begins to move troops to ‘confront’ Turkey in Northern Syria Turkish strike on convoy including civilians and journalists kills nine Islamic state “family … Continue reading

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Diary of Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 4 (Oct 12-2019)

  The Turkish assault on northeastern Syria is called Operation “Peace Spring”, but it has become clear that it is simply a horrific assault on the Kurdish people and other minorities in North Syria. I decided to chronicle the Turkish … Continue reading

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Syria and the Arab Return

  By the end of 2018, the Syrian–Arab relations witnessed a new beginning. The UAE announced the re-opening of its embassy in Damascus, while Bahrain said its diplomatic mission in Syria had been operating “without interruption.” Other sources also expect … Continue reading

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How Did Iran Win in Syria?

  Photo via Reuters   It is over – the Syrian revolution has ended. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took full control of the province of Deraa, the birthplace of the 2011 protests. Now Assad has regained control … Continue reading

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The Arab audience that claps with one hand for Erdogan

    “You have a big heart, you shower us with your blessing and kindness. In your wisdom we are in awe, as you mirror our civilization.” I could not help but remember these lines from the classic Egyptian adaptation … Continue reading

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