Dubbed “Operation Peace Spring,” Turkey’s most recent intervention into Syria has by now been going on for more than two months…
Syria: New Visual Evidence of Bulldozing the ‘Ali Dada’ Historic Shrine in Afrin, September 10, 2019 https://stj-sy.org/en/syria-new-visual-evidence-of-bulldozing-the-ali-dada-historic-shrine-in-afrin/ Syria: Turkish Attacks on Civilian Objects in Al-Malikiyah Suburbs, October 31, 2019 https://stj-sy.org/en/syria-turkish-attacks-on-civilian-objects-in-al-malikiyah-suburbs/ Ras al-Ayen: The Conflict over the “Gate to Syrian Jazira” on its Seventh Anniversary, November 7, 2019 https://stj-sy.org/en/ras-al-ayen-the-conflict-over-the-gate-to-syrian-jazira-on-its-seventh-anniversary/
originally published on bellingcat.com Concluding in late March 2018, Operation Olive Branch resulted in the capture of Kurdish-populated Afrin district of Aleppo by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and allied Free Syrian Army (TFSA) factions. The bulk of Afrin’s YPG and YPJ defenders and over a hundred thousand of its inhabitants fled east to the nearby ShahbaContinue reading “Wrath of the Olives: Tracking the Afrin Insurgency Through Social Media”
Popular Front episode 22 I spoke with Jake Hanrahan of Popular Front about the anti-TFSA/TAF insurgency conducted by the YPG and likely front groups in Aleppo’s Afrin district.