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TSI Syria Update: November 16, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 15 NOV: Extremist groups Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and AOG Nour al-Din al-Zenki announced a temporary truce in western Aleppo. (SMART-AR) 15 NOV: A warehouse of UN humanitarian supplies, delivered by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) on 12 November, was […]

TSI Syria Update: November 14, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 14 NOV: The Assad Coalition escalated its military campaign on the besieged communities of Eastern Ghouta, including artillery and air strikes resulting in multiple civilian casualties. Armed opposition groups (AOG) launched an offensive on a strategic vehicle depot between Harasta and […]

TSI Syria Update: November 13, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 10 NOV: Reportedly, Iran has established a military base at a site used by the Syrian government army near the town of al-Kiswah south of Damascus city. (BBC) 10 NOV: Civilians are still trapped on Hawijat Kati’ Island in Deir Ezzor […]

TSI Syria Update: November 9, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 9 NOV: ISIS forces reportedly evacuated Albu Kamal, as Assad Coalition forces entered the town yesterday. The US military estimated there are between 2,500-3,500 militants in the area. Today the Syrian General Command claimed the city is liberated. (AP, MEI, Sana) […]

TSI Executive Director quoted by CBC on dangers of Syrian government’s reconstruction plans

ANALYSIS: Plans to rebuild Syria could be recipe for another war Government strategy for rebuilding communities may set stage for another civil uprising By Anand Ram and Adrienne Arsenault, CBC News Posted: Nov 09, 2017 5:00 AM    Outdoor parks, high-rise condos and an underground mall are just some of the luxuries pitched in a flashy, computer-generated video […]