Tag archive for ‘Syria’
After liberating the Tabqa Dam earlier this month, SDF forces are only kilometers away from Raqqa.
By nsnbc On Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Syrian Democratic Forces urge ISIS fighters in Raqqa to surrender before end of May

nsnbc : The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) urged ISIS fighters in Raqqa to surrender before the end of May ahead of an assault on the city. The SDF promised no harm would come to those Islamic State More...

FSA and Turkish Army units headed toward Jarablus in 2016 (archives)
By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Turkey steps up training of Free Syrian Army in bid to crack down on Kurds and Balkanize Syria

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Turkey has further stepped up its training and support of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in a bid to crack down on Kurds in Syria and to further carve out a Turkish sphere of interest in More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, May 19th, 2017

US-led coalition bombs unspecified “pro-regime forces” in Syria

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : US-led coalition air forces carried out air strikes against what was described as pro-regime forces near An-Tanf in Syria on May 18, in one of Syria’s de-escalation zones, allegedly More...

Beneficiary photo: Hanan, UNRWA microfinance recipient, Jaramana camp, Damascus, Syria. Courtesy UNRWA CG
By nsnbc On Thursday, May 18th, 2017

An untold economic success story in Syria

Pierre Krähenbühl  (nsnbc) : Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told. Hanan Odah is a thirty-year-old Palestine refugee living in Jaramana More...

PYD leader and co-chair Salih Muslim. (archives)
By nsnbc On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Syrian Kurdish PYD won’t attent Geneva talks: Salih Muslim

nsnbc : The Syrian Kurds will not be able to attend the next round of Geneva talks on Syria due to Turkey’s anti-Kurdish sentiment said Salih Muslim, co-chairman of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic union Party More...

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By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Saturday, May 13th, 2017

ISIS fighters who withdrew from Tabqa Dam after agreement with SDF bombed by U.S. Air Force

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : A group of ISIS troops who withdrew from the Tabqa Dam under an agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces there were attacked by the U.S. Air Force. It has taken months of preparations More...

Photo courtesy Mohamed7799 CC 4.0
By nsnbc On Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Tabqa Dam fully liberated from ISIS: Syrian Democratic Forces

nsnbc : The Syrian Democratic Forces announced that they fully liberated the Tabqa Dam near the cities of Tabqa and Raqqa in northeastern Syria from ISIS. YPG and Syrian Arab Coalition (SAC) members dually comprise More...

By nsnbc On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

5,000 Chinese Uighurs joined Islamist insurgents in Syria

nsnbc : Up to 5,000 ethnic Uighur from China’s Xinjiang province are fighting in various militant groups in Syria, said Imad Moustapha, Syria’s ambassador to the Chinese capital Beijing. Moustapha added More...

Boko Haram still outpacing Nigerian authorities- EPA, Tife-Owolabi
By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, May 7th, 2017

82 Chibok schoolgirls freed from Boko Haram: Slavery in Africa and Middle East largely ignored

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : 82 more Chibok schoolgirls who were among more than 200 kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released, reported the office of Nigeria’s Presidency on Saturday. The kidnapping More...

Displaced twice. Palestinian refugees in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus 2014
By nsnbc On Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Guarantor powers plan to publish map of de-escalation zones in Syria by June 4

nsnbc : Following the last  rounds of talks on Syria in Astana, Russia, Turkey and Iran, plan to publish a map of de-escalation zones in Syria by June 4. In Astana this week, the parties signed a memorandum calling More...