Commander Kamal Kirkuki swung open the large wooden doors to reveal a conference room. It was a war room, really. There was a long table and plush leather office chairs, … Continue reading
Ahmet Yildirim (c) with imprisoned HDP co-leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, (c) picture alliance/abaca Turkey’s pro-minority rights Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has had at least 9 thousand of its members … Continue reading
BY EMILY BURCHFIELD / Atlantic Council Photo: People sit in the back of a truck as they celebrate what they said was the liberation of villages from Islamist rebels near … Continue reading
Russia seizes diplomatic momentum on Syria Draft constitution from Russia seeks to decentralize Syrian state authority, limit presidential powers; Turkish forces struggle in two-front campaign against both the Islamic State … Continue reading
Obama’s White House worked for months on a plan to seize Raqqa. Trump’s team deemed it hopelessly inadequate.
By Adam Entous, Greg Jaffe and Missy RyanFebruary 2 at 12:40 PM Syrian Democratic Forces Commander Rojda Felat drives to Tal Samin outside of Raqqa shortly after the village was … Continue reading
On 27 December in the town of Rmeilan (Rimelan), the Northern Syria Constituent Assembly voted to remove “Rojava,” meaning ‘Western (Kurdistan), from the federal system; initially named the “Democratic Federal … Continue reading