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Valerie Szybala talks military escalations & prospects for peace with Syria Direct

Russian-backed talks in Sochi ‘inherently problematic’ amid bombardment, says rights monitor JAN. 29, 2018 Syria Direct, Madeline Edwards East Ghouta is burning. Syrian pro-government forces are firing thousands of airstrikes and artillery shells—some allegedly carrying toxic gas and incendiary munitions—at civilians trapped within the besieged rebel enclave just northeast of Damascus city this past month. The result is destruction […]

TSI Syria Update: January 12, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 12 JAN: Russia’s Ministry of Defense claimed to have killed the perpetrators of last week’s drone attack on their bases, and destroyed their production facility in Idlib. (@mod_russia, Russian MOD FB) 12 JAN: Unidentified masked gunmen attempted to assassinate Ibrahim Hassan, […]

TSI Syria Update: January 11, 2018

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 11 JAN: Opposition fighters in Idlib launched the “Repelling Tyranny” counter-offensive against Assad Coalition forces in Idlib, attempting to slow their advance on Abu al-Duhur airbase. Reportedly, multiple armed opposition groups (AOGs) announced a joint operations room, and received new vehicle […]

TSI Syria Update: January 10, 2018

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 10 JAN: Assad Coalition forces have reportedly reached the outskirts of Abu al-Duhur airbase in Idlib as opposition forces continue to withdraw due to the offensive. (AP, SOHR-AR, Step-AR) 10 JAN: There are also local reports that ISIS captured 14 villages […]

TSI Syria Update: January 9, 2018

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 9 JAN: Syrian state media reported that Israeli air force jets fired missiles from Lebanese airspace near the al-Qutayfah area, where anti-air positions reportedly intercepted the missiles and hit one of the jets. It also said that Israel fired ground-to-ground missiles […]