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“Euphrates Shield”

“The Euphrates” Shield was the first Turkey’s major military operation in Syria. It began in August 2016 and it was intended to seize the belt between Afrin and the Euphrates River. Officially, the Turkish authorities said that the main priority is to fight with ISIS, which controlled the localities there. However, many commentators and analysts underlined that the aim was to prevent the creation of a single territory in northern Syria controlled by the Kurds. The Turkey’s attack on Afrin in January 2018 seems to confirm such thesis.

2 July 2018
Asia, Syria

Two versions of the UN

The Human Rights Council has abstained from publishing numerous facts about the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.
Paweł Pieniążek
11 June 2018
Asia, Syria

What does Turkey want to achieve in Manbij?

Contrary to previous Turkish announcements, Manbij future is uncertain.
Paweł Pieniążek
1 June 2018
Asia, Syria

The Battle of Damascus is finally over

The war had started seven years ago, and the Syrian government finally managed to gain control over the territories near the capital of the country. ISIS has recently been defeated in Yarmouk.
Paweł Pieniążek
20 April 2018
Asia, Syria

Ghouta was taken over by the regime forces but the war is still ongoing

The days between the chemical attack in Duma and the military response of the USA, Great Britain and France were full of tension. The western countries announced that they were preparing to attack and accused the regime of the President Bashar al-Assad of using the chemical weapons. On the other hand, Russia, which supports the […]
Paweł Pieniążek
29 January 2018
Asia, Syria

Syria: Operation Olive Branch claims 200 lives

In response to the Turkish aggression Avêsta Xabûr, a Kurdish woman, committed a suicide attack by blowing herself up. One tank was destroyed and at least Turkish soldiers died. According to one version, she used a grenade. Other versions, popularized by some of the Kurdish media, claim that the 20-year-old had explosives tied to her […]
Paweł Pieniążek
22 January 2018
Asia, Syria

Turkey attacks Afrin

The Kurd-dominated region of Afrin in northern Syria is currently targeted by Turkish air raids. Turkey has also announced that it is going to attack the city of Manbij. The first planes that initiated the attacks on the Kurdish militias of and appeared over the Afrin on January 20st 2018. A day later the Turkish […]
Paweł Pieniążek