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TSI Syria Update: December 12, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 11 DEC: Assad Coalition forces reportedly targeted opposition-held areas of Daraa city Monday night, killing a child and wounding other civilians. (Smart News-AR, Zaman Al-Wasl) 12 DEC: The Iraqi military pushed back on yesterday’s report by the US-led Syrian Democratic Forces […]

TSI Syria Update December 11, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 11 DEC: Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to Hmeimim airbase in Syria to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Putin also announced a “significant withdrawal” of Russian troops in Syria, but promised to act if “terrorists raise their […]

TSI Syria Update: December 8, 2017

  A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 8 DEC: An ISIS ambush reportedly killed 28 fighters of extremist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the town of al-Hawas near Hama. HTS, the Assad Coalition, and ISIS have all clashed in the area in recent weeks. Additionally, airstrikes […]

TSI Syria Update: December 7, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 7 DEC: There are unconfirmed reports that extremist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has agreed to pull out of Eastern Ghouta. Reportedly, opposition factions in the besieged communities reached an informal agreement with HTS, but it is unclear if the group […]

TSI Syria Update: December 6, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 5 DEC: Reportedly, two more members of extremist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) were assassinated in Idlib governorate in the past two days. It is not clear who was behind the killings. (SOHR, @Idlib24, STEP-AR) (TSI Analyst Note: These killings continue […]