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TSI Syria Update: October 20, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 19 OCT: Pro-government media is reporting that the US-backed Kurdish forces fighting under the mantle of the SDF have transferred control of the Conoco gas field in Deir Ezzor to Russian forces. (Al Masdar News) (TSI Analyst note: The SDF is […]

TSI Syria Update: October 19, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 18 OCT: Opposition group Ahrar al-Sham threatened to attack Assad Coalition forces if the Syrian government continued violations against the detainees in Homs central prison. (all4syria-AR) 19 OCT: According to the CJTF-OIR Spokesman, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) controls 98% […]

TSI Syria Update: October 18, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 18 OCT: A senior Syrian army commander, Brig. Gen. Issam Zahreddine, was killed today by a mine explosion in Deir Ezzor city. Zahreddine has been implicated in several massacres dating back to 2012, and was most recently known for threatening Syrian […]

TSI Syria Update: October 17, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 17 OCT: Raqqa was finally captured by US-backed fighters today. The US-led Coalition said that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had captured 90% of the city, while SDF representatives told the media that they had captured the entire city. (@OIRSpox, NY […]

TSI Exec. Dir. shares insight on south Damascus deal

With evacuations looming, ‘de-escalation zone’ announced for south Damascus Tom Rollins October 16, 2017 ARTICLE SUMMARY New “de-escalation” initiative presents new status quo for south Damascus suburbs, but how will it work?   WARD AL-KESWANI/AFP/Getty Images Rebel fighters hold a position on a front line in the Damascus suburb of Yalda, Syria, Sept. 18, 2013. The […]