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Orient Net20-1-2018

Turkish military: Operation Olive Branch launched in Syria’s Afrin

The Operation Olive Branch has been launched in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region to clear terrorist groups as PKK and its affiliates KCK, PYD, YPG, and ISIS, the Turkish Armed Forces ..
Orient Net20-1-2018

Turkish airstrikes conducted on outskirts of Afrin

Turkish airstrikes have been conducted on the outskirts of Afrin to the north of Syria, local sources told Orient Net. More to follow: ..
Orient Net20-1-2018

Regime’s attacks kill 9 in Ghouta

Assad regime’s militias have continued targeting towns and cities in Eastern Ghouta with airstrikes and artillery shells , killing and injuring civilians. In the besieged town of Hamoriyya, four civilians were ..
Orient Net20-1-2018

Military operation on Afrin has de facto started - Erdogan

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that Turkey has de fatco  started a military operation against the PYD terror group, the Syrian offspring of the PKK terror group, ..
Orient Net20-1-2018

Turkish military responds to PYD’s attacks from Afrin

The Turkish military retaliated against attacks of the PYD/PKK from Syria’s Afrin on Jan. 19-20, destroying shelters and hideouts, a military statement said. The statement by Turkey’s General Staff said the ..
Orient Net19-1-2018

More Syrians join IRGC militias in Assad-held areas

The number of Syrians joining the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) militias in Assad regime areas in Syria has dramatically increased, mostly to avoid the obligatory and reserve military service ..
Orient Net19-1-2018

Turkish shelling marks start of Afrin operation

Turkey’s operation in Syria’s YPG-controlled Afrin region has “de facto” begun with cross-border shelling, Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday. A Reuters cameraman filmed Turkish artillery at the border ..
Orient Net19-1-2018

WFP says food shortages, hunger growing in Syria

The World Food Program warns a growing number of civilians in Syria face food shortages at a time when many people are suffering from acute hunger. The WFP warns Syria’s long-running ..
Orient Net19-1-2018

Syrian opposition asks Trump to stop Iran and Al Qaeda in Syria

Members of the Syrian opposition and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) left Washington, DC, last night following several days of meetings with a White House official, members of Congress and ..
Orient Net19-1-2018

UN chief calls on Security Council to revive Syria gas attacks probe

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged the Security Council to revive efforts to punish those responsible for chemical weapons use in Syria after Russia killed off a UN probe ..