Over the past few days the situation in Syria has started rapidly escalating.
- On October 28, the Turkish Armed Forces started carrying out artillery strikes on positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the area of Kobani in northern Syria.
- ISIS has been developing its attack on positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Euphrates Valley. Despite the SDF claims that the situation in under control, it seems that the US-backed group has lost a number of positions and ISIS is about to reach the Iraqi border.
- On October 27, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that during the past 1.5-2 months Russian forces intercepted 50 UAVs launched by militants over their airbase in Syria. He added that if such provocations continue and the terrorist threat in Idlib is not eliminated, the Russians will step in to put an end to this situation.