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TSI Syria Update: January 8, 2018

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 5 JAN: The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed its forces thwarted a coordinated attack by 13 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) on its Hmeimim airbase in Latakia and naval base in Tartus on the night of 5 January. (Russia MOD FB, The […]

TSI Syria Update: January 4, 2018

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 31 DEC: Seven Russian planes at Hmeimim airbase were reportedly damaged by opposition shelling on Sunday according to Russian media outlet Kommersant. The Russian Defense Ministry then denied the reports, but said that two military personnel were killed by shelling on […]

TSI Syria Update: January 3, 2018

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 2 JAN: Frenchwoman Emilie Koenig was arrested and is being held by Kurdish forces in Syria. Koenig appeared in propaganda videos for ISIS, and is on both the US terror list and the UN’s list of most dangerous fighters. (France24) 2 […]

TSI Syria Update: January 2, 2018

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 29 DEC: Opposition fighters and civilians began to leave the semi-besieged Beit Jinn enclave near the Golan Heights after surrendering to pro-government forces and submitting to forced population transfers. The deportees are being sent to Idlib and Daraa. (Reuters, AP) 29 […]

TSI Syria Update: December 28, 2017

A brief overview of key military, political, and humanitarian news developments in Syria. Military 28 DEC: Russia’s Foreign Ministry claimed opposition forces fired three missiles at Hmeimim airbase, two of which were intercepted while the other missed its target. (TASS) 28 DEC: Assad Coalition forces have reportedly reached the village Abu Dali in Hama, where […]