The YPG resistance has been severely on the wane in Afrin. Turkish soldiers have stormed ahead, taking villages, mountains and hills – today, they and their FSA human shields managed to grab total control of Mersava, Shaltah, Iki_Dam and Kyrrhos as the YPG front lines disintegrated, also taking control of Hopkan village and reaching Rajo. The panicked YPG […]
In which I discuss the President of Turkey from both an Islamic and strategic perspective.
What’s going on in Iran? How is it historically relevant & how does Islam relate to this? Find out below:
A revised version of Trump’s travel ban is being put into effect today, after the Supreme Court allowed some parts of the ban to be re-asserted pending a hearing in the fall. The US State Department has issued some clarifications as to who exactly is affected by the ban. As before, it affects travellers from […]
As anyone who follows the news can clearly see, it isn’t going down well for the self-styled “Islamic State”. Having once held 1/3 of Iraq and 50% of Syria, their territory has shrunk dramatically since 2014. World powers have capitalised on their bloody rise to unite against them in unison with unsavoury regimes and groups, […]
Turkish news and commentary site Haksöz Haber has translated “The Chameleons of Rojava” for a Turkish audience. The article deals with the ever-shifting loyalties and positions of the PYD during the Syrian civil war. See the translation here. For the original English article, see here.
The battle for Mosul is in full swing. The Iraqi Golden Division, Kurdish Peshmerga and other forces are engaging with Da’esh across the outskirts of the city. Mosul is a tough nut to crack. Da’esh has been preparing for some time, buying up stocks of AGTM anti-tank missiles on the black market. AGTMs have been […]