Maps
The TAF’s new observation post in Idlib: Morek
The TAF’s new observation post in Idlib: Morek The Astana process, of which Turkey, Russia and Iran are the guarantors, aims at de-escalating the conflict and decreasing the clashes on the Syrian battlefield while laying the groundwork for a political transition process. The de-escalation zone of Idlib is the most prominent among the de-escalation zones which are agreed upon by the guarantors of the Astana process. The 9th observation post in Idlib has been constructed by the TAF as a part of this de-escalation process. The new observation post is in the north of Hama in the area of Morek. Therefore, the observation posts constructed by the TAF are in the following areas: three in Dare’t İzze and the rest in Anadan, El Eys, Tel Tukan, Surman, Zaytunah and Morek. The TAF is expected to construct a total of 12 observation posts in Idlib.
Areas of control of different opposition groups after the start of clashes between JTS and HTS
Areas of control of different opposition groups after the start of clashes between JTS and HTS The clashes between Hayat Tahrir al Sham (HTS) and Jabhat Tahrir Suriyah (JTS), of which the latter was formed through the merger between Ahrar al Sham and Nureddin Zinki, have led to many towns and villages changing hands. Although there have been 3 ceasefires between the two sides, the cessation of clashes has not been realized. As of April the 7th another ceasefire has been implemented of which the duration is determined as one week. While the clashes continue the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) continues to construct observation posts and scout for possible locations to construct new observation posts.
TAF Observation Posts in Idlib
The Astana process, of which Turkey, Russia and Iran are the guarantors, aims at de-escalating the conflict and decreasing the clashes on the Syrian battlefield while laying the groundwork for a political transition process. The de-escalation zone of Idlib is the most prominent among the de-escalation zones which are agreed upon by the guarantors of the Astana process. The 8th observation post in Idlib has been constructed by the TAF as a part of this de-escalation process. The new observation post is in the village of Zaytunah in rural Latakia. Therefore, the observation posts constructed by the TAF are in the following areas: three in Dare’t İzze and the rest in Anadan, El Eys, Tel Tukan, Surman and Zaytunah. The TAF is expected to construct a total of 12 observation posts in Idlib.
The 63th day of the Olive Branch Operation
The 63th day of the Olive Branch Operation The Olive Branch Operation started by the TAF and its rebel allies continues after the capture of Afrin city. On the 63th day of the operation, the city of Afrin and its immediate surroundings are checked for and cleared of boobytraps while the operation continues southward where the villages of Kibarsin, Fafertin, Burcike and Baziher have been captured.
Northern Syria [22.03.2018]
The Latest Situation in Northern Syria [22.03.2018] After the TAF and its Syrian rebel allies started the Olive Branch Operation to clear Afrin from the YPG, the PYD/YPG has lost any border connection with Turkey in Afrin which means that the PYD/YPG has lost any border connection with Turkey West of the Euphrates river. As the Olive Branch Operation has finished succesfully, Afrin has been cleared from any PKK/YPG presence. According to the statements of Turkish officials, bilateral diplomacy between the US and Turkey on the issue of Manbij continues while Turkey’s decisive behavior in northern Syria might cause new crucial developments as Turkey’s rhetoric signals new military operations not only in Manbij but all the way to the Iraqi border.
Agrarian Zones of Syria
Control of Agrarian Lands in Syria The map that shows the fertile agrarian lands in Syria is at least as important as the map that shows the political control of Syrian lands. In this regard, the lands in northern Syria are extremely fertile. Of the Syrian agrarian lands, 57% is in the hands of the PYD/YPG, 27% in the hands of the regime, 15 % in the hands of the opposition and roughly 1% is controlled by Daesh.
Syria Situation Map 01.03.2018
The General Situation Map of Syria, which is updated on the first day of every month, shows the territorial control of Syrian lands by the different actors of the conflict. Click here to see previous months.The green areas show the areas under control of the Syrian opposition. The Syrian opposition includes the FSA, the Southern Front, Jaish al Islam, Faylaq ar Rahman, HTS, Ahrar al Sham, Faylaq al Sham and others. The red areas show the areas controlled by the Assad regime and its allied militias, which include Hezbollah and other Shia militias. The yellow areas show the areas controlled by the PYD/SDF, among which the SDF includes the YPG, YPJ, Jaish al Suwwar and El Senadid. The area shown in black is controlled by DAESH.
Factional Control in Idlib [7 August 2018]
Factional Control in Idlib [7 August 2018]