Siege Watch - Sixth Quarterly Report

Siege Watch is a joint initiative of PAX and TSI that monitors conditions in Syria’s besieged communities. This current report focuses on developments from February to April 2017. Read the full report HERE.

Visit the Siege Watch website to view our interactive map and read previous reports.

Blog Post: Quick Summary of Developments Surrounding US Downing of Syrian Jet

On Sunday 18 June, the US military shot a Syrian Air Force jet out of the sky to the south of Raqqa city. This first air-to-air engagement between the US and Syria comes coming amidst rapidly increasing tensions between the US and the Assad Coalition backers – Russia & Iran – in the southeastern part of the country. Visit our blog post HERE for an overview of recent developments.

Report: No Return to Homs

'No Return to Homs' looks at Homs city, which in 2014 became the first urban center to succumb to the government’s siege and destroy strategy.

The report shows that the Syrian government’s demographic engineering strategy is being used systematically across the country, and has serious implications for the future.

Map Infographic: US / US-Coalition Strikes on Pro-Govt. Forces in Syria

Under the Trump Administration, the US strategy in Syria has evolved. One of the changes is an increased willingness to use military force against pro-government forces that threaten US-led Coalition partners on the ground.

This TSI infographic shows recent US/US-Coalition strikes in pro-govt. forces.

Syria Situation Updates

Check out TSI's Situation Updates for expertly curated summaries of key political, military, and humanitarian developments in Syria, in addition to notable reports, statements, and media.

Visit our Situation Update archive page HERE.

YPG Cheat Sheet:

The YPG or the People's Protection Units is a Kurdish military force in Syria that serves as the armed branch of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). Read TSI's YPG Cheat Sheet to learn more.


Check out the rest of our Cheat Sheets for more concise overviews of key actors in the Syrian conflict.