Tag Archives: Syrian

#WorldPoli: Syrian Kurdish Farmers Accuse Turkey-Backed Militias of Seizing, Taxing Olive Crops – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – In late October, Farhan and his two sons finished packing up their olive harvest to transport it to the city center of Afrin in northwestern Syria. But before doing so, they pondered the possibilities waiting for them. “Would we be able to sell our olives at a good …

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#WorldPoli: Turkish-Backed Rebels Intensify Attacks on Syrian Town   – #WorldPolitics

A town in northern Syria has increasingly been under attack from rebel groups backed by Turkey amid fears of a new Turkish offensive into the region. On Sunday, Syrian rebel fighters supported by the Turkish military carried out artillery attacks on the town of Ain Issa and several nearby villages, …

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#WorldPoli: Turkey-Backed Rebels Attack Syrian Town, Displacing Residents – #WorldPolitics

Recent attacks by Turkey-backed rebels have caused another round of displacement in Syria, where dozens of families have left their homes in the border town of Ain Issa. The town is held by Kurdish forces that Turkey views as terrorists. VOA’s Reber Kalo reports from Syria. Source link

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#WorldPoli: Syrian Activists Fear COVID-19 Outbreak in Syria’s Underground Prisons – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – Syrian activist Maimouna al-Ammar, 33, has been searching for her two younger brothers since late 2012 when they were arbitrarily arrested along with their uncle Yousef al-Ammar and relative Bilal Koushan by the Syrian government secret police known as Mukhabarat. Al-Ammar told VOA she is increasingly concerned for …

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#WorldPoli: Syrian Kurds Optimistic About Continued US Support Under Biden Presidency – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – Syrian Kurdish leaders are expressing optimism about continued U.S. support for their forces following former Vice President Joe Biden’s victory in last week’s U.S. presidential election last week. Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been a major U.S. partner in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terror …

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#WorldPoli: Kurdish-led Authorities Release Families of IS Fighters From Syrian Camp – #WorldPolitics

Amid fears about the spread of the coronavirus, the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria has released more than 100 Syrian family members of Islamic State fighters held at an overpopulated camp in northeast Syria. VOA’s Zana Omar has this report from al-Hol, Syria, narrated by Namo Abdulla. . …

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#WorldPoli: Monitor: Turkey Sending Syrian Fighters to Azerbaijan – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – Several hundred Syrian fighters have been sent by Turkey to support Azerbaijan in its ongoing conflict with Armenia, according to a war monitor and a Syrian rebel commander. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has researchers across Syria, said over 300 Syrian fighters have been deployed to …

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#WorldPoli: US-backed Syrian Forces Target IS Sleeper Cells – #WorldPolitics

The recent assassinations of tribal leaders in eastern Syria have triggered a new campaign by U.S.-backed forces to hunt down Islamic State sleeper cells in the region. Zana Omer reports from Deir el-Zour, Syria. Source link

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#WorldPoli: Recent Turkish Infiltration Raises Security Concerns at Syrian Camp – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – A recent Turkish intelligence operation inside a camp holding thousands of displaced people, including families of Islamic State fighters, exposes serious security vulnerabilities that could harm U.S.-backed Syrian forces, officials and experts say. Turkish intelligence agents in July infiltrated al-Hol camp in northeast Syria to smuggle out a …

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#WorldPoli: Syrian Kurds Alarmed Over UN Security Council Vote on Aid – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – Kurdish officials in northeast Syria are expressing disappointment following a vote by the United Nations Security Council that failed to address “the deteriorating humanitarian situation” in that part of the war-torn country.   The U.N. Security Council on Saturday approved a resolution authorizing an international program that will deliver …

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