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Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces

Reuters - 2017-04-26 15:49
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them. ...

US ‘deeply concerned’ about Turkish airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

Waar Media - 2017-04-26 14:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Acting US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner has criticized Turkey for attacking Kurdish Militery forces in Syria and Iraq early on Tuesday and not coordinating the operation with the United States in advance. The Turkish military carri ...

Coalition forces’ silence encourages Turkey to continue attacks

ANHA - 2017-04-26 13:19
personalities from the Syrian opposition condemned the Turkish bombardment on Rojava-North Syria, and they considered that the global coalition forces' silence about Turkish attacks encourages Turkey to continue its acts. The Syrian opposition also noted ...

A KDP-S Leader's House Comes Under Attack in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-04-26 12:18
ERBIL — A group of armed men in Rojava (the Kurdish region in Syria) raided the house of a leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) in Afrin city on Tuesday evening. Abdulrahman Apo, a leader of KDP-S, said in a statement that four ablazing ...

French intelligence report says Assad forces behind April 4 sarin attack

Reuters - 2017-04-26 10:59
PARIS (Reuters) - French intelligence services have concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria and that Assad or his closest entourage ordered the strike, a declassifie ...

Turkey Claims It Killed 70 PKK Guerrillas in Tuesday Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-04-26 00:13
SOFIA — The Turkish military has claimed the killing of 40 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in northern Iraq and 30 more in northeast Syria on Tuesday, the Turkish General Staff said. According to a statement released by the Turkish General Staff ...

Turkey jets attacks Shingal, Syria’s northeast

KurdPress - 2017-04-25 23:15
Turkey jets bombed the Iraqi northern city of Shingal and some Kurdish regions in Syria northeast which is under the control of the Kurdish forces of Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG). ...

U.S. expressed deep concern over Turkish strike against Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-04-25 23:15
The United States on Tuesday expressed "deep concern" over Turkish air strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq and said they were not authorized by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS), Reuters reported. ...

Turkish warplanes strike YBS targets in Kurdistan’s Sinjar

Waar Media - 2017-04-25 17:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish airplanes launched a massive attack on the positions of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sinjar and People’s Defense Units (YPG) in Rojava (northern Syria). Turkish military launched the large-scale attack against PKK and YPG on Tues ...

Astana expert meeting on Syria to be held on May 2

Waar Media - 2017-04-25 17:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Expert consultations on settling the situation in Syria are scheduled to be held in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana on May 2, Kazakh First Deputy Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi said on Tuesday. “The expert meeting is planned to be held in ...

Turkish Jets Hit PKK and YPG Headquarters in Sinjar and Rojava

BAS News - 2017-04-25 10:34
SINJAR — Turkish airplanes launched a massive attack on the positions of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Sinjar and People's Defense Units (YPG) in northern Syria. Turkish military launched the large-scale attack against PKK and YPG on Tuesday at 2:00 ...

Turkish Military Strikes PKK Positions in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-04-25 09:02
SINJAR — Turkish airplanes launched a massive attack on the positions of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Sinjar and People's Defense Units (YPG) in northern Syria. Turkish military launched the large-scale attack against PKK and YPG on Tuesday at 2:00 ...

IS in Possession of Chemical Weapons Taken from Iraq and Libya: Russia

BAS News - 2017-04-25 00:48
SOFIA — The Islamic State (IS) in Syria has the capabilities to produce chemical warfare agents, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's non-profileration and arms control department, Mikhail Ulyanov, said at a news conference on Monday. According ...

US-led Coalition Conducted 31 Airstrikes Against IS on Sunday

BAS News - 2017-04-24 22:05
The raids targeted areas in Mosul and Raqqa SOFIA — The US-led coalition conducted 31 airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS), consisting of 97 engagements in both Syria and Iraq on Sunday, according to Operation Inherent Resolve’s (OIR) latest report. ...

YPG Hindered US Aerial Support for Turkish Operation in Syria: FM

BAS News - 2017-04-24 21:47
SOFIA — Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has called on the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) to stop supporting the Turkish army, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday. Cavusoglu spoke to reporters about Turkey's p ...

U.S. sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center

Reuters - 2017-04-24 20:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria. ...

Syrian army, allies gain ground against rebels north of Hama

Reuters - 2017-04-23 14:41
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and allied forces advanced against rebels in western Syria near Hama city on Sunday, building on recent strategic gains in the area, a military source and a monitoring group said. ...

West intervenes whenever army advances: Assad

KurdPress - 2017-04-23 11:30
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the West of interfering in Syria’s affairs in favor of terrorists whenever the army makes gains, citing Washington’s missile attack on a Syrian military airbase earlier this month as an example. ...

US-led Coalition Conducts 45 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-04-23 00:20
SOFIA — The Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve released a report on Saturday saying that the US-led international coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria carried out 45 airstrikes consisting of 91 engagemen ...

IS Governor of Euphrates Arrested

BAS News - 2017-04-22 19:28
He was apprehended during a US operation ERBIL— US forces conducted an airborne operation in Albukamal town of Syria in which the Islamic State (IS) governor of Euphrates was arrested, Turkish Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday. According to the repo ...

IS Moving Capital from Raqqa to Deir ez Zor: Report

BAS News - 2017-04-22 17:54
It's closer to Iraqi borders ERBIL— The extremist Islamic State (IS) organization is moving the capital city of its self-proclaimed caliphate form Raqqa in Syria to the nearby Deir ez Zor province, close to Iraqi borders, according to a report by Sky New ...

Russia complains to U.S. over exclusion from Syria chemical probe

Reuters - 2017-04-22 02:32
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington's opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the foreign ministry said on Friday. ...

IS Militant Involved in Istanbul’s New Year Attack Killed

BAS News - 2017-04-21 22:37
ISTANBUL — An Islamic State (IS) member who helped organize the New Year's attack that took place in an Istanbul nightclub Reina was killed by US forces during a ground operation in Syria on April 6, said a US military official. The attack, which was IS' ...
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