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13 Feb 2018, 7:00 am by J. Dana Stuster
The Pentagon said that an estimated 500 regime forces participated in the attack, which involved an effort to cross the Euphrates River at Khusham and bombard the SDF position with artillery. [read post]
10 Jan 2017, 8:00 am by J. Dana Stuster
Starting in late December, Russian forces began dropping unguided bombs on Islamic State areas near al-Bab, where Turkish forces and Syrian rebels participating in Operation Euphrates Shield have been bogged down since November. [read post]
17 Nov 2016, 11:53 am by Zachary Burdette
Turkish officials hope that the border will be secured “in the first half of 2017” as a component of Operation Euphrates Shield, the military intervention into Syria that began in August. [read post]
14 Jul 2016, 11:30 am by Adham Sahloul
The government-controlled side has dealt with civilian casualties from mortar fire and the obstruction of the water pipeline from the Euphrates River by various opposition forces. [read post]
7 Jun 2016, 10:55 am by Rishabh Bhandari, Cody M. Poplin
For those lucky enough to escape the Islamic State’s clutches, the New York Times adds that the journey across the Euphrates to Baghdad presents new dangers, and existing aid camps and humanitarian efforts have been stretched to capacity by both the influx of refugees and the Iraqi government’s tight control of traffic between Baghdad and Anbar Province. [read post]
30 Mar 2017, 11:24 am by Jordan Brunner
The BBC writes that Turkey said it has “successfully” ended its seven-month Euphrates Shield military campaign in northern Syria, but Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim did not rule out new military operations and did not say whether Turkish troops would leave Syria. [read post]
2 Mar 2018, 6:00 am by Pavel K. Baev
This odd pattern was tested on February 7, when a heavy U.S. air and artillery strike destroyed a grouping of pro-government forces advancing to capture an oil plant to the east of the Euphrates. [read post]
4 Mar 2016, 12:27 pm by Alex R. McQuade
Throughout the caliphate’s crusade in Iraq and Syria, the pseudo-state has taken control of six of the largest dams on the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. [read post]
4 Oct 2016, 4:51 am by J. Dana Stuster
Syrian Rebels Advancing on Symbolic Islamic State-Occupied Town Free Syrian Army rebels, backed by the United States and bolstered by Turkey’s Euphrates Shield intervention, are advancing on the Islamic State stronghold of Dabiq, located north of Aleppo along the western edge of the Islamic State’s territory. [read post]
23 Mar 2017, 11:16 am by Jordan Brunner
The operation aims to take control of the Tabqa Dam on the Euphrates River, the local town of Tabqa, and a local airfield. [read post]
13 Feb 2017, 11:05 am by Rishabh Bhandari, Jordan Brunner
The push is part of a campaign by Turkey which began back in August, codenamed Euphrates Shield, with the purpose of cleaning Turkey’s border of ISIS fighters and stopping the advance of Kurdish militias. [read post]
24 Feb 2020, 5:00 am by Galip Dalay
The U.S. could strike certain regime targets the east of the Euphrates, where Russia’s position is relatively vulnerable, or elsewhere; it could also provide more military support to the Syrian opposition or coordinate further sanctions on the Syrian regime. [read post]
28 Feb 2017, 12:16 pm by Jordan Brunner
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkish forces will next focus on pushing the Kurdish YPG to the east of the Euphrates River, ruling out any chance of Turkish cooperation with the YPG-aligned Syrian Democratic Forces. [read post]
5 Jun 2018, 7:56 am by J. Dana Stuster
In a campaign speech last month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to “add new operations to the Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations” and to continue the intervention in Syria “until not one terrorist is left,” referring to Kurdish groups Turkey says are tied to the PKK. [read post]
4 Jun 2015, 11:25 am by Cody Poplin
Elsewhere, Reuters reports that ISIS fighters are using water as a weapon, closing the gates of a key dam on the Euphrates River in western Iraq. [read post]
29 Oct 2021, 1:01 am by rhapsodyinbooks
However, the British launched a second invasion up the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers which succeeded in capturing Bagdad, although efforts to rescue the first invasion force were unavailing. [read post]
27 Jun 2014, 10:14 am by Ritika Singh
His decision could allow ISIS to “cement its control of both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border along the Euphrates River,” say Bill Roggio and Oren Adaki at the Long War Journal. [read post]
29 Oct 2021, 1:01 am by rhapsodyinbooks
However, the British launched a second invasion up the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers which succeeded in capturing Bagdad, although efforts to rescue the first invasion force were unavailing. [read post]
18 Feb 2016, 12:01 am by rhapsodyinbooks
However, the British launched a second invasion up the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers which succeeded in capturing Bagdad, although efforts to rescue the first invasion force were unavailing. [read post]
18 Feb 2016, 12:01 am by rhapsodyinbooks
However, the British launched a second invasion up the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers which succeeded in capturing Bagdad, although efforts to rescue the first invasion force were unavailing. [read post]