MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : FOCUS : Deputy Coalition commander visits northeast Syria to show ongoing commitment to SDF (PKK//PYD)
November 28-2020 01:44 AM – Major General Kevin Copsey (left), Deputy Commander of the US-led anti-ISIS Coalition, and SDF spokesperson Kino Gabriel (center) speak at a press conference at a Coalition base in northeast Syria, Nov. 24, 2020,
Hasakah, Northeast Syria (Kurdistan 24) – Major General Kevin Copsey, Deputy Commander of the US-led anti-ISIS Coalition in Iraq and Syria, said on a visit to northeastern Syria on Tuesday that the Coalition remains committed to fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with whom they have fought the Islamic State for years.
Straßenumbenennung zum Todestag von Anton Leschek
Zum Todestag des deutschen Internationalisten Anton Leschek, der am 26. November 2016 im nordsyrischen Minbic durch einen türkischen Luftangriff ums Leben kam, ist in Magdeburg eine Straße umbenannt worden.
- ANF MAGDEBURG Donnerstag, 26 Nov 2020, 19:50 ANF
Zum vierten Todestag von Anton Leschek (Nom de Guerre: Zana Ciwan) ist in Magdeburg eine Straße nach dem deutschen Internationalisten umbenannt worden. Die Aktion, durchgeführt von der Initiative „Aktionsgruppe Anton Leschek“ fand an diesem Donnerstag im Magdeburger Stadtteil Stadtfeld-Ost statt.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : PKK LEAVING SYRIA ! – Mazloum Abdi: PKK cadres have started withdrawing from Rojava
Fazel Hawramy 26. Nov 2020 – RUDAW – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — General Mazloum Abdi, top commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has stated that non-Syrian cadres of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) based in northeast Syria (Rojava) have started leaving the region, a major development that could help to alleviate Turkey’s concerns about the Kurdish self-administration.
Abdi spoke to researchers from the International Crisis Group in mid-September for a report published on Thursday, and acknowledged the sacrifices that thousands of PKK fighters have made in the area since 2011, but accepted that their presence is a headache for his administration.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : PKK RÜCKZUG AUS SYRIEN ! – “WIR WOLLEN VERSTÄNDIGUNG MIT DER TÜRKEI + UNTERSTÜTZUNG VON DEN USA” ( MAZLOUM KOBANE)
West-#Kurdistan – Mazloum Abdi: PKK-Kader haben begonnen, sich aus Rojava zurückzuziehen 27 Nov 2020 RUDAW ERBIL
“Die SDF sucht nach einem Weg zu dauerhafter Stabilität in Nordost-Syrien
In seinem Gespräch mit der Crisis Group sprach Mazloum Kobani die Präsenz und die Rolle von durch die PKK ausgebildeten nichtsyrischen Persönlichkeiten in Nordostsyrien in einem öffentlichen Rahmen expliziter als je zuvor an, wobei er sie direkt in den Kontext der Notwendigkeiten auf dem Schlachtfeld gegen ISIS stellte. Er wies darauf hin, dass die YPG bereits gegen die Dschihadisten kämpfte, bevor die von den USA geführte internationale Koalition ihre Operationen in Syrien aufnahm:
SDF/PYD(PKK) IN SYRIA NOW BETTING ON BIDEN ?
The SDF Seeks a Path Toward Durable Stability in North East Syria – ANALYSIS
A sudden U.S troop pull-out from north east Syria could prompt a humanitarian crisis, an Islamic State resurgence and renewed conflict between Turkey and the Syrian Democratic Forces, especially its Kurdish component. The U.S. should commit to a gradual withdrawal that protects civilians. THE CRISIS GROUP 25 Nov 2020
Is Turkey gearing up for military move against Syrian Kurds?
25 Nov 2020 – A marked increase in Turkish military activity in the area between Ain Issa and Tall Tamer in northern Syria has raised the specter of a fresh Turkish military move to curb the Kurds before Trump leaves the White House.
Fehim Tastekin Nov 25, 2020 AL MONITOR – A fresh Turkish military buildup is underway in the northern Syrian region of Ain Issa, north of Raqqa, around the key M-4 highway, raising the specter of another Turkish thrust to curb the Syrian Kurds.
War could return to Shingal if Erbil-Baghdad agreement implemented: YBS commander
25 Nov 2020 – Dilan S. Hussein RUDAW – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — A Yazidi militia leader in the disputed area of Shingal has condemned the Erbil-Baghdad agreement to resolve security and administration issues in the area, and has warned of “war” if the agreement is implemented.
A version of this appeared at The Jerusalem Post as: How Trump’s team appeased Turkey up until its final months in office.
Trump’s State Department finally turns on Turkey after years of misleading its own partners, potentially trying to sabotage Biden as he comes into office – By SETH J. FRANTZMAN – 21 Nov 2020
To mark three years since the ouster of the Islamic State from al-Bukamal, celebrations were held, with large flags and pictures of the late Qassem Solemani reports Alsouria Net.
The newly promoted Luna al-Shibl has posted on her Facebook page, that the Syrian army will soon be conducting an assault on northern Syria reports Baladi News.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS FOCUS : After eight years … negative impressions loom over Syrian National Coalition – By Enab Baladi
Anas Abdah, the former president of the Syrian National Coalition in a meeting with coalition members (The official website of the Syrian National Coalition)
16 Nov 2020 – Eight years into its establishment, the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, commonly known as the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), has gone through critical stages where it was able to obtain international recognition. Nonetheless, the SNC got some weaknesses; its influence diminished and was clouded by the absence of political efficiency.