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The Turkish armed forces will clear the territory from the eastern bank of the Euphrates in Syria up to the border with Iraq of terrorists, after it does the same in Afrin and Manbij cities, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday. “Today we are in Afrin, tomorrow we will be in Manbij, the next day we ...
Washington (CNN) Pro-Syrian regime forces have begun massing east of the Euphrates River near where US troops are present while advising local allies, according to three US military officials. They are assembling near where similar pro-regime forces allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...

Four branches of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), thus far tasked with defeating ISIS in Syria, have been transferred from east of the Euphrates Rivers to the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali told CNN in a statement. "We won't abandon our positions, but since the beginning of the ...
In the lower Euphrates Valley, in the area where ISIS operates, there are three major cities that were severely damaged during the campaign against the Islamic State. To date, no significant rehabilitation process has been carried out in these cities. The delay in the rehabilitation, and the local population's ...
Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield, which began in late August in 2016 and ended in March 2017, eliminated terrorists along the Syrian border."The removal of terrorist organizations, like Daesh, has normalized psychological well-being in our province and region," said Fatma Şahin, speaking to Anadolu ...
A senior Iranian official says the resistance front in the region will push the United States and Israel out of the eastern side of the Euphrates River, which flows from Turkey through Syria and into Iraq. Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on ...

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has proposed to the United States that Kurdish YPG fighters withdraw to east of the Euphrates river in Syria and that Turkish and U.S. troops be stationed together in the country's Manbij area, a Turkish official said on Friday. The official, who declined to be identified because ...
On the eastern banks of the Euphrates, U.S.-backed forces control a number of oil fields and gas plants that the SDF seized from ISIS last year. Among them is the Conoco natural gas facility, which had the largest capacity of any gas field in Syria before the conflict. “Pro-regime forces want to recapture ...
Reporting out of Moscow suggests that some number of armed Russians—up to 200—were killed by the US-led, anti-ISIS coalition after crossing the Euphrates River deconfliction line in eastern Syria on February 7. If the reports are true, this was by far the bloodiest incident for Russian personnel since ...
Iraqi forces free 11 SDF fighters from ISIS near Euphrates ... told Rudaw that after ISIS attacked their military outposts, 11 SDF fighters fled to the locations of the Iraqi forces in Dermrasla north of the Euphrates river in Anbar province. ... They have been actively clearing ISIS holdouts in the Middle Euphrates River Valley.
The Russian Defense Ministry-affiliated Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper reported that Euphrates waters suddenly rose by several meters on January 6, causing the current to gain in speed significantly. "As a result, the bridge was destroyed the next day," the paper reported. "An investigation by ...
A senior Iranian official says the resistance front in the region will push the United States and Israel out of the eastern side of the Euphrates River, which flows from Turkey through Syria and into Iraq. Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on ...
Turkey reportedly proposed the US and Kurdish YPG fighters withdraw to east of the Euphrates river in Syria and that Turkish and US troops be stationed together in the country's Manbij area. Turkey has threatened to move its troops into Manbij, where there is already a US presence.
On the eastern banks of the Euphrates, U.S.-backed forces control a number of oil fields and gas plants that the SDF seized from ISIS last year. Among them is the Conoco natural gas facility, which had the largest capacity of any gas field in Syria before the conflict. “Pro-regime forces want to recapture ...
Reporting out of Moscow suggests that some number of armed Russians—up to 200—were killed by the US-led, anti-ISIS coalition after crossing the Euphrates River deconfliction line in eastern Syria on February 7. If the reports are true, this was by far the bloodiest incident for Russian personnel since ...
Iraqi forces free 11 SDF fighters from ISIS near Euphrates ... after ISIS attacked their military outposts, 11 SDF fighters fled to the locations of the Iraqi forces in Dermrasla north of the Euphrates river in Anbar province. ... They have been actively clearing ISIS holdouts in the Middle Euphrates River Valley.
The Turkish authorities have repeatedly stated they will take further steps after they achieve their initial goal of “clearing Afrin from the terrorists of the People's Protection Units (YPG)”. These steps include the expansion of the operation to the area around Manbij, and to the east of the River Euphrates, and ...

WASHINGTON (AA): Syrian pro-Govt forces Wednesday attacked the terrorist PYD/PKK-led SDF on the east of the Euphrates River deconfliction line in Syria, the Pentagon announced Thursday. “Syrian pro-regime forces moved in a battalion-sized unit formation, supported by artillery, tanks, ...
A sudden rise in the water level has destroyed a key bridge over the Euphrates River that separates government and US-backed militant forces in Syria's east, suggesting this could be intentional, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday. The 210-meter (689ft) long bridge near the city of Deir Ez-Zor was ...
A coalition statement said the attack occurred on a "well-known" headquarters belonging to the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) about eight kilometers east of the deconfliction line along the Euphrates River that is used to separate the U.S. area of operations from that of Russia and the Assad ...
From the get-go it was clear Euphrates Shield was as much, arguably more, about preventing the YPG from linking Kobane to Afrin as it was about combating ISIS. However, Turkey's efforts in removing ISIS from that area enabled it to seize that strategic border region and fulfill its objective of blocking any ...
Did not the Americans once promise Turkey that the YPG-PKK militants would retreat from Manbij and other areas on the west of Euphrates? Did not the U.S. know well that the Turks would not accept Manbij's continued occupation by the YPG-PKK? General Joseph Votel recently said U.S. troops would not ...
The Dc-based Euphrates Iraq Fund Ltd. filed D Form because of $84.66 million offering. The date of first sale was 2010-09-28. The Corporation raised $84.66 million. The offering is still open. The total offering amount was $84.66 million. The private offering document was filed on 2018-01-29. Euphrates ...
We first heard about “Operation Olive Grove” on Jan. 24, 2018 when President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a speech to neighborhood heads (muhtars) at the presidential complex in Beştepe in the capital Ankara. If former U.S. President Barack Obama had not cheated Turkey – as Erdoğan recently ...
Senior adviser to the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution in Iran, Ali Akbar Velayati warned against Washington's plots against the Damascus government and said the US military forces have been dispatched to the eastern Euphrates in a bid to disintegrate Syria. As he met Jan Kubis, the UN special ...
For months Erdogan has said Turkey would rid the Syrian border towns of Afrin of Kurdish forces, which his government considers terrorists, and then push as far east as the Euphrates river. But his remarks on Friday indicate the Turkish leader's intentions to continue the "battles" beyond that boundary, ...
Unlike the earlier Operation Euphrates Shield (August 2016 to March 2017) that Turkey launched as a special forces operation, the Afrin effort began as a conventional armored movement. I'm inclined to define the Afrin effort as Turkey's second “effect-based operation,” after Euphrates Shield.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:28 P.M.) – Forces of the ISIS terrorist group have kicked-off a huge offensive against the Syrian Arab Army in the province of Deir Ezzor, reportedly assaulting government defense from across the Euphrates River. Moments ago, military-affiliated sources reported that Islamic State ...
The precision strikes were a culmination of extensive intelligence preparation to confirm an ISIS headquarters and command-and-control center in an exclusively ISIS-occupied location in the contested Middle Euphrates River valley, officials said. Syrian Democratic Forces on the ground, who continue to ...
First, they could provide air cover for any Turkish military effort that pushes east towards Manbij, the Euphrates river and Kurdish-held but U.S. "safe-zoned" territory. While Turkey is currently fighting to push U.S. supported Kurdish rebels out of an enclave in northwestern Syria, it has thus far held back from ...
It can add this to the territory it captured under Operation Euphrates Shield, which it mounted in August 2016. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the initial aim is to secure a safe zone 130 kilometers (80 miles) long and 20-30 kilometers (12-20 miles) deep along Turkey's border with Syria, before moving to ...
Turkish troops gather near the Syrian border at Hassa, in Hatay province on January 21, 2018. (AFP). Ankara, Beirut – Saeed Abdul Razek and Paula Astih. The Turkish army kicked off Monday a land operation from the Syrian city of Azaz in the countryside of Aleppo as part of Afrin's Olive Branch Operation ...
The People's Protection Units (YPG) are believed to control a 70,000-square kilometer area in Syria. The largest part of this land under YPG control stretches from “east of the Euphrates” to “the Iranian border” (area highlighted in yellow in the map). This is a large swath of land, a “terror corridor” covering ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – Internally displaced Syrians who originate from the middle Euphrates valley region have begun to return to their homes under the protection of the Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitaries. Opposition sources report that the Damascus government is allowing internally ...
In 2016, Turkey supported an offensive by Syrian rebels - dubbed Operation Euphrates Shield - to drive Islamic State (IS) militants out of the key towns of Jarablus and al-Bab, and also to stop YPG fighters moving westwards towards Afrin and taking full control of the Turkish border. Although the rebels ...
"The Border Security Force will be stationed along the borders of SDF-held areas, to include portions of the Euphrates river valley and international borders to the east and north of SDF-liberated territory," the coalition said. Turkey reacted sharply to news of the border force on Sunday, saying it would ...
The BSF will be tasked with securing the long sections of Syria's northern border with Turkey and eastern border with Iraq that are under SDF control, as well as parts of the Euphrates river valley, which effectively serves as the dividing line between the SDF and Syrian pro-government forces. "A strong ...
In 2016, Turkey launched the Euphrates Shield operation on its Syrian border to eradicate what it called a "corridor of terror". (File photo: AFP). Reuters, Istanbul Tuesday, 9 January 2018. Text size A A A. Turkey's military will continue its operation in Syria's Afrin and Manbij regions, President Recep Tayyip ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON 9:55 P.M.) – The last Islamic State (ISIS) pocket along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River is steadily collapsing, as troops from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advance deep inside the terrorist group's lines. Led by their Deir Ezzor Military Council, the Syrian ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – Syrian Coalition-led forces (of which Kurdish formations comprise a major part) continue to roll up the eastern shore of the Euphrates amid sweeping advances in the province of Deir Ezzor inflicting terrible losses on ISIS in the process. Following the capture of four ...
LONDON - 30 December 2017: Fierce clashes erupted between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Daesh terrorist group on the eastern banks of Euphrates River in the outskirts of Deir Ezzor, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Saturday. The SDF ...
PanARMENIAN.Net - U.S.-backed forces (of which Kurdish units represent a core component) have made serious advances in the last 24 hours amid an ongoing offensive operation to capture all remaining Islamic State-held towns and villages along the eastern shore of the Euphrates River and reach the ...
The reported "heavy weapons" shelling occured on the east bank of the Euphrates in the Deir ez-Zor suburb of Al-Basira, according the SDF, was ... have mostly avoided direct conflict, respecting the US-Russia de-conflication boundary that runs roughly along the length of the Euphrates in eastern Syria.
Russian aircraft appear to have reduced sorties around the Middle Euphrates River Valley in Syria after a non-lethal engagement between US and Russian combat aircraft. A US Air Force F-22 pilot launched flares in response to a pair of Russian Su-25s flying close to the US aircraft. Tensions appear to ...
According to a military report, the Syrian Arab Army managed to recapture all of the points they lost at Ramadi after a short battle with the Islamic State. The Syrian Army and their allies are now working to clear the remaining areas occupied by the Islamic State along the western bank of the Euphrates River.
Under a longstanding agreement to avoid potential clashes, coalition air force activity is limited to the east of the Euphrates — and Russian forces to its west. But yesterday Russian warplanes reportedly crossed the river and ignored repeated warnings that they were operating outside their boundaries.
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) scored a new advance along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, Tuesday, capturing several towns from the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). According to pro-SD media, their forces ...
In coming days the whole Syrian territory to the east of Euphrates River will be fully liberated from terrorists, according to statement made after a meeting in Deir ez-Zor, which was attended by 23 delegates representing the interests of all ethnic and confessional groups populating the area. The Russian ...
For thousands of years Iraq's fate has depended on the Euphrates, and that is still true, though this simple historical reality is easy to forget after the last few decades of despotism, war and terrorism. The serious problems that increasingly beset the Euphrates receive little attention, as if they were minor annoyances that ...
The Russian Defense Ministry-affiliated Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper reported that Euphrates waters suddenly rose by several meters on January 6, causing the current to gain in speed significantly. "As a result, the bridge was destroyed the next day," the paper reported. "An investigation by ...


 

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