Syria

alert status : Genocide Emergency

 

Genocide stage: 9- Extermination

 

Warring forces:

  • the al-Assad regime and its allied militias

  • the Free Syrian Army

  • Jabhat al-Nusra

  • Islamic state (Daesh/ ISIS)

  • alawite loyalists

 

Current situation:

  • fifth year of Syrian crisis

  • ongoing hostilities

  • unprecedented mass displacement of civilians throughout neighboring countries

  • U.N. brokered Syria peace talks underway (Geneva)

  • anti sunni rebels, christians, and shia groups amongst most affected by the warring forces

 

Genocide Warning: January 17, 2018, renewed October 8, 2019

Kurds, Christians, and Yezidis in Northeast Syria are at grave risk of genocide by the armies of Turkey and Syria. The genocide will be supported by Russia and Iran.  Turkey and Iran have sizable Kurdish minority populations, which they consider threats to ethnic and national unity. 100,000 Christians live in the area Turkey will invade. Turkey and its predecessor, the...

August 8, 2019

Turkey and the US reached a deal for northern Syria on Wednesday to establish joint operations centre.

The Syrian government has called the agreement between Turkey and the United States regarding a safe zone in northern Syria a "blatant attack" on the country's sovereignty.

On Wednesday, Turkey and the US reached a deal to establish a joint operations centre to coordinate and manage the setting up of a safe zone in no...

August 6, 2019

Turkish officials claim that the government has not forcibly deported Syrians in a widespread campaign to crack down on illegal migration in recent weeks.

For more than two years, Faras Hajar, 23, supported his siblings and elderly father as a shoe factory worker in Istanbul. But last month, after police stopped him in Esenyurt, a popular district for Syrian refugees, his new life appeared to be over.

Hajar, from Syria, say...

The Trump administration has launched a last-ditch effort to head off a Turkish invasion of northeast Syria that it expects will come within the next two weeks.

With tens of thousands of Turkish troops massed near the border, a high-level Defense Department delegation plans to present what U.S. officials describe as a final offer to address Turkey’s concerns at a meeting Monday in Ankara.

The meeting marks the climax of a years-...

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — Syrian security officers hung Muhannad Ghabbash from his wrists for hours, beat him bloody, shocked him with electricity and stuck a gun in his mouth.

Mr. Ghabbash, a law student from Aleppo, repeatedly confessed his actual offense: organizing peaceful antigovernment protests. But the torture continued for 12 days, until he wrote a fictional confession to planning a bombing.

That, he said, was just the beginn...

U.S. evangelicals, generally supportive of President Trump, are breaking sharply with him over his planned Syria pullout, saying the move will leave Syrian Christians vulnerable to attack.

Among the groups criticizing Trump's Syria plan is the Family Research Council, a conservative evangelical organization with a mission of advancing "faith, family, and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview." In t...

Kurds, Christians, and Yezidis in Northeast Syria are at grave risk of genocide by the armies of Turkey and Syria.

The genocide will be supported by Russia and Iran. Turkey and Iran have sizable Kurdish minority populations,

which they consider threats to ethnic and national unity. 100,000 Christians live in the area Turkey will invade.

Turkey and its predecessor, the Ottoman Empire, have a century old history of genocide against...

December 27, 2018

 image: The New York Times

President Trump’s unilateral decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria will embolden our adversaries, including Iran, Russia and Syrian leader Bashar al Assad, and weaken and betray our Kurdish and Arab partners in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

A withdrawal would also endanger the civilian population living inside the safe haven that is now under SDF control — approximately 35...

Kurds, Christians, and Yezidis in Northeast Syria are at grave risk of genocide by the armies of Turkey and Syria. The genocide will be supported by Russia and Iran.  Turkey and Iran have sizable Kurdish minority populations, which they co