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21WIRE's archive of one of the most under-reported areas of Middle East geopolitics, and yet one of the most crucial in terms of charting the future of the region. Here you will find in-depth and timely analysis not found anywhere else.

INTERVIEW: Syrian Girl on Trump’s Latest U-Turn in Syria

21WIRE | An extended discussion on the current travails in Syria, and what the future holds for the embattled country.

VIDEO: Turkey Artillery Shelling Nearly Hits Russian Troops in Syria

AMN | Turkey seems intent on pushing the boundaries as it attempts to crave out its own space of operations in northern Syria.

Lendman: ‘Endless US Rape, Occupation and Plunder of Syria’

Stephen Lendman | Baghdadi alive or dead matters little – ISIS is a US creation, with its activities controlled by its Pentagon and CIA handlers.

Assad to Syrian Army: ‘Ready to Clean-up Idlib from the Terrorists’

Syria News | With NE Syria returning to Damascus hands, only the al Qaeda-occupied Idlib province remains to be liberated.

Still Milking It: Trump Hands Over $4.5 million to ‘Terrorist Adjunct’ White Helmets

Patrick Henningsen | President Trump is the latest in a 6-year long scam being run by the western governments.

Assad Visits Idlib Province, Slams Turkey’s Erdogan for Looting Syria

21WIRE + AMN | Assad called out Erdogan: “a thief who steals wheat, petroleum, and factories, and now he is trying to steal land.”

OPCW Alerted to Turkey’s Alleged Use of ‘Chemical Weapons’ on Kurds in Northern Syria

Patrick Henningsen | Past events in Syria have demonstrated that even the perception of a ‘chemical attack’ is enough to trigger western military action.

SYRIA: Buried in the US-Turkey ‘Ceasefire’ Deal Are More Seeds of Instability

Patrick Henningsen | Reading between the lines, this US ‘peace plan’ still caters for US regime change plans in Syria.

ISIS Attacks SDF Headquarters, Liberates Scores of ‘Terrorist Brides’

21WIRE + South Front | The danger here is that US proxies have released ISIS terrorists – which may be used at a later date to prompt more US military intervention in the region.

Analysis: US Abandons Kurds + Turkey’s Awkward Hand in Syria

Tony Cartalucci | This week’s events are the culmination of successive failed US and Turkish policies. What happens next could end up transforming geopolitics of the Middle East.

SYRIA: US Work With Russia to Handover Patrols Between Turkish and Syrian Armies in Manbij

Patrick Henningsen | Coordinating directly with Washington, Russia is also liaising with Turkey to avoid confrontation.

Washington’s Sum of All Fears: Kurdish Militants Cut a Deal with Damascus

Patrick Henningsen | The US-Kurdish dance in northeastern Syria was always a game of musical chairs, and sooner or later, someone had to leave.

Episode #298 – ‘The Turkish Twist’ with Basil Valentine and more

SUNDAY WIRE SHOW | Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield – this is your brave new world…

Turkey and ‘The Kurds’ – ‘A Game of Musical Chairs’ in Syria

Patrick Henningsen | With so many different agendas at play in NE Syria, there is a risk of unintended negative consequences.

Turkey in Syria: #OperationPeaceSpring – Purging Kurds as Religious Duty

Dr Can Erimtan | You need to look inside of Turkish politics in order to understand what’s behind Ankara’s latest foray into Syria.

SYRIA: Turkish Proxies Fight Over Looted Properties in Afrin

SouthFront | Turkish-backed groups have been looting the area of Afrin in Northern Aleppo.

NATO Crisis? Turkey Defies US Sanctions: ‘We’ll Continue Buying Oil and Gas from Iran’

Patrick Henningsen | Ironically, it’s not be the military largess which will sink this wing of NATO, but rather Washington’s own over-the-top financial warfare.

SYRIA: Heavy Infighting Breaks Out Between Turkish-backed Terrorists in Afrin

AMN | Despite its failing Jihadist project in Iblib, Turkey is still attempting to hold on and manage its bevy of terrorist brigades in Syria

The Turkish Rap Attack: Fighting the Status Quo with Loaded Words

Dr. Can Erimtan | It’s been said that art has the power to change the world, but does it have the power to reverse Turkey’s current Islamist trajectory?

Syrian Army Steps-Up With Assault on Terrorist Enclave in Idlib, Final Offensive Nears

AMN | As a recent ceasefire ends, the SAA are expecting to launch a new offensive inside northwestern Hama and southwestern Idlib.