Field Report [April 16-22, 2018]

Field Report  16 April 2018 In Akçakale, just opposite the city of Tal Abyad, the formation of the Raqqa Military Council was announced after...

Israel in Syria and the Iranian Response

Israel in Syria and the Iranian Response The Syrian Civil War has forced regional actors to reformulate their strategies, utilizing different local groups, and prioritizing...

The Syrian Turkmen Assembly

The Syrian Turkmen Assembly Before 2011, the Turkmen of Syria were not able to organize under a common political leadership due to suppression by the...

Regime is Changing Demographics in Syria

Regime is Changing Demographics in Syria The Syrian conflict which started in 2011 and has been active ever since, is entering a new stage. With...

Future Syria Party

Future Syria Party The Future Syria Party’s formation was announced after the congress held in Raqqa’s stadium on the 27th of March 2018. Before the formation...

The Imam Buhari Group

The Imam Buhari Group The Imam Buhari Group consists mainly of ethnic Uzbek fighters. Their main headquarters is in Afghanistan. While Uzbek fighters have been...

Shervan Dervish

Shervan Dervish Shervan Dervish is an ethnic Kurd born in Syria in 1976. He is married and the father of 5 children between the ages...

Afrin Provisional Local Council

Afrin Provisional Local Council The Afrin Provisional Local Council was established through the election of 20 representatives from 380 candidates. The council comprises of 11...

Jindires Local Council

Jindires Local Council    The establishment of the Jinderes Local Council followed that of the Afrin Provisional Local Council. The Jinderes Local Council comprises of a...

Operation Olive Branch Proved Western Analysts Were Wrong

Operation Olive Branch proved western analysts were wrong  When the launch of Operation Olive Branch was announced on January 20th, many experts and analysts had...