Civilians in Northeast Syria Bombarded by Turkish Drones and Strangled by US Sanctions

The Sweidiya station was just one of hundreds of civilian sites across Northeastern Syria that Turkey has targeted with drone attacks since October 2023. The relentless strikes have left a trail of devastation, crippling critical infrastructure that provides essential services to local populations. The US has remained largely silent as its NATO ally perpetrates these brazen attacks on civilian targets.


Life in Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan’s Ethnic Cleansing

A month after Azerbaijan attacked and ethnically cleansed Nagorno-Karabakh, we spoke to the daughter of one of the very few people who stayed behind.

Azerbaijani state media recently bragged about AZ establishing local telecom services, but the Armenians who stayed in NK don’t have internet or mobile connections, and they aren’t allowed to speak to their loved ones without being monitored.

And as part of AZ’s “reintegration” facade, AZ authorities confiscated the Armenian passports of those who remained, but haven’t issued Azerbaijani passports to them.

This means the Armenians who stayed in NK are currently stateless.


Civilians in Sotk, Armenia endure Azerbaijani attacks

“How could we leave? This is our homeland. Aliyev wants to commit ethnic cleansing, but Armenia is a nation that fights. It’s a matter of survival.”

Sotk, Armenia was among the areas hardest hit by Azerbaijan in the course of its September attacks. Azerbaijan continues to commit ceasefire violations in Sotk and surrounding areas, but residents we spoke to said that no matter what Azerbaijan does, they’re not going to leave.


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