In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor in northeast Syria, Gen. Mazlum Kobane speaks on a range of issues including prospects for reviving dialogue with Turkey, US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and the impact of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani's killing in Iraq.
Turkey’s plan to recruit mercenaries from Syria for the Libyan battlefield is gaining traction but appears to creating rifts among the Syrian opposition as fighters are lured to Libya by Turkish promises of money and more.
As the Syrian Army continues its military offensive in Idlib, tensions appear to be simmering between the Syrian National Army (SNA) and Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) after the latter blocked reinforcements arriving to help the former.
In response to Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, the Egyptian parliament hosted Syrian Ambassador to Egypt Bassam Darwish in a move to show its official support for Syria against Turkey, and as a prelude to better diplomatic relations.
Marking the first time in over three years, the SAA has started establishing border posts along the Turkish-Syrian Border, taking over the areas vacated by the SDF which withdrew from the region following the launch of the Turkish operations in the region.