Limiting Turkey’s fight against YPG

As the number of dead YPG militants increases and Turkish-backed forces advance toward the center of Afrin, there will be a more determined effort to limit and ultimately render Operation Olive Branch unsuccessful.

PYD/PKK kidnaps minority teens into battle

On 19 January, 7 Christians, 4 Armenians and 3 Arameans (also known as Syriacs), were abducted by the terrorist group and forced to the front lines in Afrin, Syria, where the Turkish Armed Forces are currently conducting Operation Olive Branch.

PYD/PKK-Daesh cooperation in Afrin

In order to aid their fight against the Turkish Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army, PYD/PKK released Daesh members from prisons in Afrin, Raqqa ad Deir ez-Zour on the basis that they fight against the Turkish forces.

US contribution to Syrian mayhem

The U.S. position in Syria can be interpreted from two perspectives, both of which Ankara rejects: Either the U.S. political leadership fails to read the developments on the ground in the Middle East, or it is aware of what it is doing in the region.