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Video shows other difficulties of refugees

ANHA - 2017-07-26 09:23
The camps have no longer coped with the big number of refugees amid continuous displacement towards north of Syria fleeing IS mercenaries' oppressions and violations. ...

“The Russians are coming” to the Golan?

Seth Frantzman - 2017-07-26 08:33
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN “It is to be stressed that the nearest watch post is 13 kilometers far from the zone of separation between Israel and Syria near the Golan […] ...

Ex-Marine from Florida killed in Syria fighting for Kurds

Washington Times - 2017-07-25 19:10
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The father of a former Marine says he was notified by the U.S. State Department that his son was killed in Syria while fighting for a Kurdish militia battling the Islamic State group. David Taylor Sr. told The Associated Press on Tue ...

Russia deploys military police in southern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 11:57
Russia deployed its military police in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus to try to enforce a de-escalation zone it said it had agreed with the Syrian opposition. ...

Washington's Dead End in Syria / Sam Heller

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 11:57
On July 4, the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), broke into the Old City of Raqqa, the jihadist pseudo-state’s de facto Syrian capital. Although fighting in R ...

SDF controls 41 percent of Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-07-24 23:38
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has controlled 41 percent of Raqqa, the Islamic State (IS) stronghold in Syria, after launching nearly 50-day offensive there, a monitor group reported on Monday. ...

How the Islamic State Rose, Fell and Could Rise Again in the Maghreb

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-24 19:55
Despite its ongoing demise in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State (ISIS) could prove resurgent in the Maghreb if past lessons and lingering threats remain unheeded. Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia should go beyond security and military measures to addr ...

Kurdish Diaspora in Germany Demands EU Support Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-23 18:34
ERBIL— In a rally in support of the Kurdistan independence referendum, the Kurdish diaspora in Germany called on the EU Parliament not to stand in the way of Kurdistan for independence. The demonstrators, who came from Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, stage ...

10 IS Fleeing Members Killed near Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2017-07-23 18:07
ERBIL— While they were trying to flee to Syria, 10 Turkmen members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Sunday by the Iraqi forces southwest of Mosul. Lt. Col. Hussein Imad from Nineveh police service told BasNews that the extremists were moving from ...

PKK Arrests More Than 40 Own Officials in Syria

BAS News - 2017-07-23 14:52
Most of them have been charged with corruption ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)'s offshoot in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), has arrested over 40 of its own leaders in the region. Sherzad Abbas, an official from the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENK ...

US says Syria crisis needs political solution

KurdPress - 2017-07-22 11:11
A US president adviser says the country is seeking a political resolution to the conflict in Syria and won’t insist on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s immediate ouster. ...

Turkey Can Ally with Syria’s Kurds Someday / David Pollock

KurdPress - 2017-07-21 20:02
The July 5 headline in Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper, quoting Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus reads as follows: “Turkey Says It’s Not Declaring War On YPG [Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or People's Protection Units],” the main Syrian Kurdish militia just ac ...

PYD-Held KDP-S Senior Official Suffering Critical Health Condition

BAS News - 2017-07-21 08:52
ERBIL— The health condition of an abducted member of the central committee of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Syria is deteriorating in a prison of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), said an official. In a statement to BasNews on Thursday evening, Ah ...

Daesh Areas of Influence – June 2017 Update

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-21 03:27
In the month of June, Daesh lost further territory in Iraq and Syria. The group have now lost 73% of the territory they controlled in Iraq in August 2014, and 58% in Syria, as they are continually driven out of areas under their control. ...

Trump Ends Covert Aid to Arab Rebels Trying to Topple Assad

Waar Media - 2017-07-20 16:37
WAAR-DUHOK: The US has ended its clandestine support to Syria’s armed Arab opposition, American officials have disclosed. The program was separate from US aid to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), and the en ...

Turkey’s publication of U.S. troop locations poses risk, Pentagon says

Waar Media - 2017-07-20 13:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The publication by Turkey’s state-run news agency of the locations of what appeared to be U.S. military posts in Syria puts American forces in danger, and the United States has complained to Turkey, a NATO ally, the Pentagon said on Wednesday ...

July 19th Revolution, a start to build federal, democratic Syria

ANHA - 2017-07-19 10:43
July 19th Revolution which spark started in Kobanî in 2012, soon echoing in the region and the world, has achieved during 5 years considerable victories on the military, political, and social levels, achieving unique progress in the domain of leading the ...

Selva Addresses Global Challenges, Readiness in Capitol Hill Hearing

US-Defense Gov - 2017-07-19 06:55
Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva answered senators' questions on North Korea, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, budget issues and readiness concerns at a hearing on his nomination to serve another two years as vice chairman of the Jo ...

YPG foils Turkey-led attack north of Aleppo

KurdPress - 2017-07-18 08:20
Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Monday foiled an attack by Turkey-backed rebel groups in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo province, local sources reported. ...

Will the Americans Abandon Us?

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-17 19:26
Our Senior Analyst for Syria Noah Bonsey visits the north east of the country to meet a Syrian Kurdish organisation that has made the region relatively secure, yet knows that it still has far to go in its struggle – particularly for long-term U.S. suppor ...

IS Emir Responsible for VBIED Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2017-07-17 18:09
ERBIL- The Islamic State (IS) emir who was responsible for the organization’s Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) has been killed, according to a report by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). The agency, citing informed officials, said tha ...

Turkey shells PYD positions in northern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 21:43
Turkish artillery has shelled the positions of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria on July 14, Dogan News Agency has reported. ...

Iraqi CT: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Still Alive in Syria

BAS News - 2017-07-16 18:43
ERBIL— The Counter-terrorism and Intelligence Service of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior refutes the reports over the death of the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, stating Baghdadi is alive near the city of Raqqa in Syria. Iraqi Counter-Ter ...
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