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Ibrahim Babat from Syrian Kurdish-led People's Protection Units (YPG) has been captured by Turkish intelligence agents.

The start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Syria brings with it fears of demographic change. Both Turkey and its Syrian Kurdish opponents have a history of forcibly displacing people.

Syria After the Uprisings: How Assad stopped his fall

Kareem Chehayeb

Syria After the Uprisings: How Assad stopped his fall

Book Club: Joseph Daher analyses the resilience of the Syrian regime and the failings of the uprising in his latest book Syria After the Uprisings.

Idlib further complicates Turkish-Russian relationship

Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero

Idlib further complicates Turkish-Russian relationship

Comment: If Assad attempts an assault on the western province, a major geopolitical showdown as well as devastation on the ground will follow, ...

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Paul Iddon

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

Paul Iddon

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab

British Labour officials pledge solidarity with Syrian Kurds

Turkish armed forces seized Syria's Afrin region last month and drove out Kurdish YPG militia after launching a military operation in ...

The New Arab & agencies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemns Turkey's Afrin offensive

Germany's leader has sharply criticised Turkey's military operation against Kurdish militias in Afrin, describing the situation for ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rebel rocket fire kills 35 in Damascus suburb

Syrian rebels carried out one of their deadliest attacks on Tuesday, as Russian-backed regime forces continued a ferocious offensive on Eastern ...

Future of northern Syria hinges on US-Turkey Manbij deal

Paul Iddon

Future of northern Syria hinges on US-Turkey Manbij deal

Analysis: A deal between Turkey and the US could circumvent further bloodshed in the country, as Turkish forces push forward their offensive ...

Aaref Watad

Free Syrian Army advances in Aleppo

With the support of the Turkish army, the FSA now controls Jondiers in Aleppo province. All photos by Aaref Watad.

Iraqi, Turkish actions against Kurds give Islamic State respite

Paul Iddon

Iraqi, Turkish actions against Kurds give Islamic State respite

Analysis: Turning attention to claiming territory from Kurds in Iraq and Afrin risks allowing IS the space to regroup, writes Paul Iddon.

International powers scramble to manipulate Afrin for geopolitical gains

Bashdar Ismaeel

International powers scramble to manipulate Afrin for geopolitical gains

Analysis: Afrin has become a theatre for regional and global powers to wield influence, extract concessions to boost their goals in Syria, and ...

Turkey formally requests extradition of Syrian <em>Kurdish</em> leader

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey formally requests extradition of Syrian Kurdish leader

Saleh Muslim, a key figure of the Syrian Kurdish movement, was detained on Saturday night at an upmarket Prague hotel, Czech and ...

Interpol 'arrests Syrian <em>Kurdish</em> leader' wanted by Turkey

The New Arab

Interpol 'arrests Syrian Kurdish leader' wanted by Turkey

The former chairman of the Syrian Kurdish PYD party has been arrested in Prague, according to Turkish reports

Paul Iddon

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Analysis: The Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria is coming under fire from all sides, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab & agencies

Two more Turkish soldiers killed in Syria offensive

Two Turkish soldiers have been killed as "Operation Olive Branch" continues against Kurdish militias.

Sam Hamad

Syrian rebel support for Turkey's Afrin operation

Comment: Why are as many as 20,000 Turkish-trained and armed Syrian rebels currently doing the bidding of Turkey against the PYD in Afrin? asks ...

Paul Iddon

Afrin: How far will Turkey's operation against Kurds go?

Despite Ankara's long held goal of destroying Kurdish groups, operation Olive Branch will likely remain confined to Afrin.

<em>Kurdish</em> autonomy is part of self-determination for all Syrians

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Kurdish autonomy is part of self-determination for all Syrians

Comment: The Syrian opposition needs Turkey's support, and has had it, but it should not back Ankara's occupation of Afrin, writes Robin ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian rockets kill two in Turkey

As rockets fired into Turkey kill two civilians, Erdogan continues the fight against Kurdish militias in Syria.

Clashes in Syria's Afrin intensify as US urges 'restraint' Clashes in Syria's Afrin intensify as US urges 'restraint'

The New Arab & agencies

Clashes in Syria's Afrin intensify as US urges 'restraint'

Turkey on Saturday launched operation "Olive Branch" aimed at rooting out the Kurdish YPG militia, which Ankara sees as a terror group, ...

The narrowing distinctions between the PKK and its offshoots

Paul Iddon

The narrowing distinctions between the PKK and its offshoots

Comment: Under fire from all sides, armed Kurdish groups are more likely to work together, writes Paul Iddon.

Erdogan 'open to working with Assad' against Syrian-Kurds

Paul Iddon

Erdogan 'open to working with Assad' against Syrian-Kurds

Analysis: Continued US support for Kurds on the other side of the Turkish border will likely push Ankara to deal with Damascus, writes Paul ...

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