In January 25, 2023, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched a wide-scale security operation. It covered the governorate of Raqqa as a whole in addition to the Serrin and its surrounding area eastern Aleppo. The operation is supported and covered by the US-led International coalition forces.
Mechanisms to address the Humanitarian Crisis in Northwest Syria Humanitarian catastrophe left by earthquake is expected to deplete all efforts for months as there is great humanitarian responsibility towards 100s of thousands of civilians in NW regions of Syria
A series of earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria, as its after-shocks and tremors reached Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine, in one of the largest and most dangerous earthquakes in the world in a decade. This devastated cities and states in southern Turkey and northern and northwestern Syria.
More than two months have passed since Türkiye launched the "claw-sword" military air operation against the PKK and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Obviously, the level of escalation decreased 3 weeks after its announcement, which was on November 19, 2022.
An Emirati delegation headed by the United Arab Emirates foreign minister, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Al Nahyan on January 4, 2023 made a visit to the Syrian capital, Damascus, and met the head of the Syrian regime, Bashar al -Assad. This visit is the second to Syria after the return of diplomatic relations between the two parties late 2018.
On January 14, 2023, the Head of the Syrian regime issued Decree No. 2 of 2023 regarding that regulates the affairs of the children of unknown parentage.
On January 12, 2023, the Turkish forces targeted a joint location of the Syrian regime forces, Iranian militias, and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the town of "Al-Mayassa" of the Nubul district, which is located near the lines of contact with the city of Afrin, north of Aleppo.
The Syrian regime announced granting the license to a third cell phone operator in February 2022. Although the Syrian regime's government confirmed that the operating company is completely local under the name “Wafa Telecom”, an investigation in December revealed that the license was granted to a Malaysian company owned by an officer in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
On December 24, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the National Defence Authorisation Act into law just before Christmas. It includes a mandate requiring US agencies to target the Captagon drug trade in Syria through developing a co-ordinated approach.
On December 21, 2022, the Syrian regime issued a conditional amnesty that pardons draft dodgers. It is claimed that such an amnesty would help Syrians who escaped the mandatory military service, whether if they are still inside the country or abroad. It also applies to penalties of misdemeanors.
Determinants of international actors' positions on the possible Turkish military operation in Syria In late June 2022, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan linked the start of...
Russia limits but not prevents Israel's strikes against Iran in Syria The Russia-Israeli rows over the war of Ukraine were reflected in the coordination between the two parties in Syria,...