Siege Watch - Fifth 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 November 2016 to January 2017. Read the full report HERE.

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

Blog Post: Syrian Responses to the US Strike in on Assad Airbase

How are armed groups, political blocs, and ordinary Syrians responding to the US attack on Assad's Shayrat airbase? Visit our blog post HERE to find out.

New 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.

Infographic: The Assad Coalition

The crumbling Syrian military has been heavily propped up by the Russian and Iranian interventions, and its combat forces have been reinforced by a dizzying array of foreign and local militias.

This TSI infographic provides an overview of what forces are actually fighting for the Syrian government.

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.