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DBP and HDP members meet with several country delegations
ANF/English - 2017-03-29 20:49
As the 32nd session of the Local and Regional Administrations Congress continues in the Council of Europe (CoE), members of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) held a series of meetings with committees from several member states. ...

Islamic State shelling forces engineers to evacuate Syrian dam: Reuters witness
Reuters - 2017-03-29 13:08
TABQA DAM, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State shelled positions held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at the Tabqa Dam on the Euphrates River on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of engineers who were on site to open spillways, a Reuters wit ...

Arabs Make Up Bulk of PYD Security Forces in Rojava: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-29 12:14
PYD implements all the decisions of the Syrian regime ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Security Forces in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) mainly consists of Arabs affiliated with the Syrian Baathist regime, according to a source from ...

Raqqa-Tabqa road under SDF control
ANF/English - 2017-03-29 10:30
YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have taken control of the highway between Raqqa and Tabqa cities. ...

Turkish Court Sentences pro-Kurdish Leader to 8 Years Imprisonment
BAS News - 2017-03-28 22:43
SOFIA — The Turkish court in Diyarbakir sentenced the co-leader of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Kamuran Yuksek to eight years and nine months in prison for membership in an armed "terrorist group" on Tuesday. The court further issued an arrest warr ...

Raqqa will soon be encircled from four fronts: Rojda Felat
ANHA - 2017-03-28 17:59
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Commander Rojda Felat stated said they took a major step to liberate Raqqa city with the operation of Tabqa city and Tabqa Dam. ...

Images from the Tabqa Military Airport liberated by SDF
ANF/English - 2017-03-28 17:34
Fighters of the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated the Tabqa Military Airport from ISIS the day before and they have finalized the mop-up operations in the airbase. ...

PYD co-chief says Raqqa to be part of Rojava’s Federation
Waar Media - 2017-03-28 14:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Rojava’s Democratic Union Party (PYD) Co-chair Salih Muslim said on Monday that the northern Syrian city of Raqqa is expected to join a decentralized system of government being set up by Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies once it is freed ...

Executive Body finishes discussions over election law draft
ANHA - 2017-03-28 14:10
The Executive Body of North Syria Federation has finished discussions over the election law draft for democratic federation, the administrative division of cantons and modifying some provisions. ...

HDP sends a letter to journalism organizations on media embargo
ANF/English - 2017-03-28 13:59
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Vice Co-Chair Saruhan Oluç wrote a letter to the national and international journalism organizations regarding the grave media embargo against the party. ...

Raqqa could be part of Syria’s Kurdish federation: Salih Muslim
KurdPress - 2017-03-28 08:28
The co-Leader of Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) stated that the northern Syrian city of Raqqa could join a decentralized system of government being set up by Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies once it is freed from Islamic State (IS). ...

Venezuela seeks to stymie OAS meeting, vows 'severe' response
Reuters - 2017-03-27 22:31
CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Venezuela called on Monday for the suspension of an Organization of American States meeting intended to air regional concerns over the OPEC nation's economic crisis and democratic standards. ...

PYD Increasing Forces in Towns to Pressure Rivals
BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:34
ERBIL — Armed forces affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have been deployed to different areas of Rojava so as to increase the pressure on rival political parties and activists, an official said. Part of the forces are withdrawn ...

Rojava Administration to open representation offices in the US and UK
ANF/English - 2017-03-27 18:10
Democratic Autonomous Administration representation offices will be opened soon in the US and the UK, and relationships with some Asian countries, Jordan, Egypt, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates have been expanded. ...

First images from the Tabqa Airport liberated by SDF
ANF/English - 2017-03-27 18:10
First images have been released from the Tabqa Airport liberated by Syrian Democratic forces on Sunday. ...

PYD Forces Raid House of Rival Politician in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-27 17:19
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), raided the house of a rival politician in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). While raiding the house, which belongs to Abd ...

Al-Raqqa Civil Council undertakes the liberated areas administration
ANHA - 2017-03-27 15:13
After the eastern countryside of al-Raqqa had been liberated by Democratic Syrian Forces, its administration was given to Al-Raqqa Civil Council. ...

Kurdish US-backed forces take ISIS-held airport near Raqqa
Waar Media - 2017-03-27 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, on Sunday seized a military airport from the Islamic State jihadist group in northern Syria (Rojava), a spokesman said. The capture of Tabqa airbase comes as ...

Talal Silo: We act carefully to avoid damage on the Euphrates Dam
ANHA - 2017-03-27 11:29
NEWS DESK – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Spokesman Talal Silo stated that they are acting carefully to not damage the Euphrates Dam in their ongoing operation in the region. The SDF Spokesman refuted reports on the international coalition aircraft s ...

SDF fighters encircle the Tabqa Airport
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 22:34
Tabqa Airport has been encircled by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Operation Wrath of Euphrates aiming to liberate the Raqqa city and surroundings. ...

SDF Spokesman: We act carefully to not damage the Euphrates Dam
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 22:34
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Spokesman Talal Silo stated that they are acting carefully to not damage the Euphrates Dam in their ongoing operation in the region. ...

U.S-backed forces storm IS-held Tabqa military airport in northern Syria: spokesman
Reuters - 2017-03-26 19:26
AMMAN (Reuters) - A United States-backed alliance of militias fighting Islamic State have stormed the Tabqa military airport held by militants, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman said on Sunday. ...

Abu Omar al-Almany was killed
ANHA - 2017-03-26 16:34
The prince of IS' mercenaries in al-Tabqa area Abu Omar al-Almany who is German was killed with 3 elements of IS' mercenaries during clashes erupted in the surrounding of Euphrates Dam on Saturday night. Moreover, The Democratic Syrian Forces are still pr ...

SDF fighters liberate two more villages east of Tabqa
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
Two more villages have been cleared of ISIS gangs in the Operation Wrath of Euphrates by YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). ...

PYD Continues to Crack Down on Rivals in Rojava: DCHRK
BAS News - 2017-03-26 10:10
PYD armed men abducted two people in Derik, Rojava ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules Rojava, the Syrian Kurdish region, continues its human rights abuses against the Syrian Kurdish political parties considered by PYD as ...

House Democratic leader: "Great day" in US after Republican bill pulled
Orient News - 2017-03-26 03:00

Kurdish-led SDF forces advance in Raqqa
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 22:56
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) made a fresh progress on Friday against the Islamic State (IS) group in the countryside of the northern city of Raqqa, a Kurdish official told Mayadeen TV. ...

Syrian Regime Delegation Meets with PYD in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-25 19:45
ERBIL — A delegation from the Syrian Regime met with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) officials in Rojava to discuss the governance of the Kurdish areas in the north of the country. A local source, who wished to remain anonymous for security reasons, con ...

10 ISIS members captured alive during clashes near Tabqa
ANF/English - 2017-03-25 17:28
As YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces continue advancing towards the Tabqa Dam, 10 ISIS members were captured alive during last night's clashes. ...

Central Congo militia decapitates 40 police officers in ambush
Reuters - 2017-03-25 14:23
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Militia fighters in central Democratic Republic of Congo decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush, local officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack on security forces since an insurrection in the region began last Augus ...

PYD Steps Up Threats Against ENKS Members
BAS News - 2017-03-25 14:00
PKK pressures PYD to close down ENKS headquarters in Rojava ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), has threatened the political parties in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) with expulsion and withdrawal of their licenses. Khalid Ali, a memb ...

Syrian Human Right Organizations Concerned at PYD Policies
BAS News - 2017-03-24 23:48
ERBIL — Seven human rights organizations in Syria have voiced concern over ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) policies towards rival political factions and civic organizations. In a joint statement, the human rights organizations said the PYD bans every ...

Battles for Mosul and Raqqa: Challenges and comparisons
Seth Frantzman - 2017-03-24 19:39
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN On March 22nd US forces helped transport elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces across lake Assad behind ISIS lines. Coming ashore around 30 kilometers from Raqqa, […] ...

Farsat Abdûlismail village liberated in Wrath of Euphrates
ANHA - 2017-03-24 15:00
RAQQA – Syrian Democratic Forces advancing towards Raqqa in the Operation Wrath of Euphrates have liberated another village in eastern Raqqa. Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces advancing on the Abu Khasab front have liberated the village of Farsat A ...

Raqqa-Aleppo-Deir ez-Zor road liberated
ANHA - 2017-03-24 15:00
RAQQA – Four villages in western Tabqa and the Raqqa-Aleppo-Deir ez-Zor road has been captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters. The International Coalition Agentry stated that in the Wrath of Euphrates operation, Abû Hara, Al-Moshêrfa, Kirê ...

Syrian SDF forces reach Tabqa dam: Raqqa campaign spokeswoman
Reuters - 2017-03-24 14:46
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reached the entrance to the Tabqa dam where they are clashing with Islamic State, Jihan Sheikh Ahmed, the SDF's spokeswoman for the campaign to drive the jihadist group from Raqqa, sai ...

Al-Xasansiye village liberated, progress continues
ANHA - 2017-03-24 07:24
RAQQA – SDF fighters advancing towards Raqqa in the third phase of the Operation Wrath of Euphrates campaign on Thursday liberated the village of al-Xasaniye. Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), advancing towards Raqqa in the third phase of th ...

Jihan Sheikh Ahmad: Tabqa operation to continue until entire liberation
ANHA - 2017-03-24 00:18
RAQQA ─ The Operations Room Wrath of Euphrates Spokeswoman Jihan Sheikh Ahmad stated on Thursday that the Tabqa air operation which was carried out jointly by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Coalition forces was successful. The SDF spokeswoman of t ...

SDF liberates Misharfit al-Shihnat village
ANHA - 2017-03-23 22:23
RAQQA – The village of Misharfit al-Shihnat has been liberated from ISIS gangs by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Operation Wrath of Euphrates fighters advancing on the Abu Khasab front have liberated the village of Misharfit al-Shihnat, located 3 ...

HRW criticizes Turkey’s crackdown on Kurdish opposition
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ISTANBUL,— The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 21, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
KDP security forces block locals from joining the Newroz celebration in Qandil Erbil:Asayish forces from the Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP have blocked the civilians heading to Qandil for Newroz celebration from passing through the Qasre area in Erbil’s ...

U.S. Marines deployed in Syria, Kurds say
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish coalition says the U.S. has landed infantry behind Islamic State lines to spearhead an assault on the town of Tabqa. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces SDF say the U.S. has airlifted several ...

[PICTURES]: Syrian Kurds Celebrate Nawroz with Kurdistan Flag in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-03-22 22:24
PYD banned Nawroz and Kurdistan Flag in Rojava ERBIL - The Syrian Kurds in Kurdistan Region celebrated Nawroz with Kurdish costumes and the Kurdistan flag while the Democratic Union Party (PYD) prevented the event in the Syrian Kurdish region (Rojava). O ...

Operation Wrath of Euphrates: Cedîdit Mexyet liberated
ANHA - 2017-03-22 13:16
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters leading the Raqqa operation liberated the Cedîdit Mexyet village from ISIS occupation. ...

peration Wrath of Euphrates: Hemed Asaf liberated
ANHA - 2017-03-22 08:01
RAQQA – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters leading the Raqqa operation liberated the village of Hemed Asaf from ISIS occupation. The third phase of the Operation Wrath of Euphrates continues with the advance of the fighters. According to the info ...

PYD Asked by Damascus to Release IS Captives: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has reportedly released a number of Islamic State (IS) captives upon the request of the Syrian Regime, an official claimed. Abdulbasit Hamo, Kurdi ...

Europe's attitude toward Turkey anti-democratic, deputy PM says | TODAYonline
Todayonline - 2017-03-21 00:06

PYD Threatens to Expel Families of Peshmerga
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have stepped up their pressure on the families of Peshmerga forces, leaving them with two options only, one of which is to leave Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). In the past ...

Banning Nawroz Proves PYD’s Dictatorship: Monitor
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
ERBIL — The Democratic Center for Human Rights in Kurdistan Region has criticized the Democratic Union Party (PYD) for preventing people from celebrating Nawroz, saying that the decision proves the party’s dictatorship ruling. The institution said in sta ...

Wrath of Euphrates: a train station liberated
ANHA - 2017-03-20 16:56
AL-RAQQA– Fighters of the Wrath of Euphrates have liberated a train station which is 3 km southwest of Qestat al-Kasoun village situated 18 km east of al-Raqqa city. Syrian Democratic Forces continue their progress in the eastern countryside of al-Raqqa c ...

Manbij people celebrate Newroz Eid
ANHA - 2017-03-20 11:46
Manbij people are celebrating Newroz Eid( which signifies the beginning of Spring) for the first time after its liberation under the slogan” With Newroz Soul, Towards Building the Democratic Nation”. ...

Newruz celebrations prohibited in Syria’s Kurdistan
KurdPress - 2017-03-20 09:35
The Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (KDP), which controls Kurdish regions in northern Syria, has prevented any Newruz celebrations in northern Syria. ...

Mass graves in central Congo bear witness to growing violence
Reuters - 2017-03-20 08:01
TSHIMBULU, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - The increasingly brutal nature of fighting in central Congo between the army and local militia is on vivid display in the village of Tshienke, where the bodies of rebel fighters last month were dumped in ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 12, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
More KDP troops deployed to Kirkuk by Masoud Barzani Kirkuk: More Kurdish troops loyal to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and equipped with heavy weapons were deployed to the city of Kirkuk and Makhmour, following a visit by Masoud Barzani and KDP o ...

Syrian Kurds plan to declare autonomy in Manbij at risk of angering Turkey
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MANBIJ,— The Democratic Union Party (PYD), one of the leading Kurdish political forces in Syrian Kurdistan (rojava), has indicated that it plans to establish a “democratic autonomous administration” in Manbij, which made headlines last week when Russia a ...

Kurdistan’s Barzani calls on PKK to leave Iraq’s Sinjar
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister and deputy leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP, Nechirvan Barzani, said the KRG will not accept the self-assertion of any party to remain in Sinjar by forc ...

KDP says Kurdistan ready for elections, we have candidates for all posts
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Region is ready to hold elections later this year and is making preparations for it, says Khasro Goran, member of the leadership council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and in charge of its ...

KDP forces kill, injure several pro-PKK protesters in Iraq’s Sinjar
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
SINJAR,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP security forces opened fire on people protesting against the KDP Roj Peshmerga presence in the Sinjar area, killing one person and injuring several others, local media reported. On Tuesday, hundreds of people f ...

Gorran says Barzani’s KDP responsible for killing protesters in Sinjar
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) which is headed by Massoud Barzani, is responsible for killing and wounding residents of Sinjar in northwest Iraq, the Change Movement (Gorran) bloc said. The Gorran bloc at the Ku ...

HRW says Iraqi Kurdistan arrests 32 at peaceful protest against KDP
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) security forces belonging to Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP and local police detained 32 unarmed protesters in Erbil on March 4, 2017, at a peaceful demonstration against ...

Gorran says KDP attempts to start war with PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Change Movement (Gorran) said the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is attempting to initiate a conflict with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as the situation in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region has entered a dangerous p ...

PKK to respond to the Kurdistan Democratic Party
Kurdiu - 2017-03-19 19:24

Rojava’s Security (Asayish) Bans Nawroz’ Fire
Waar Media - 2017-03-19 15:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian Kurdish security forces (Asayish), affiliated with the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD), have banned the people across Rojava from making customary fire to celebrate Nawroz, the Kurdish New Year. According to the decision, gathering ...

A big part of al-Karama town is liberated
ANHA - 2017-03-19 13:15
Syrian Democratic Forces managed to liberate a big part of al-Karama town amid fierce clashes between SDF and IS gangs. ...

The General Coordination congratulates the world on Newroz
ANHA - 2017-03-19 13:15
NEWS DESK- The General Coordination of the Democratic Autonomous Administration congratulated people of the world for Newroz Eid(New Year Eid) and said “Newroz’s soul should be the base of forming a Middle East Confederation”. By the coming of Newroz Eid ...

PYD Bans Nawroz Fire in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-18 20:11
Those who fail to comply with face punishment ROJAVA — Syrian Kurdish security forces, affiliated with the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD), have banned people across Rojava from making customary fire to celebrate Nawroz, the Kurdish New Year. Accordi ...

PYD Tortures ENKS Arrested Members: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-18 14:09
The ruling party pressures the ENKS members to leave Rojava ERBIL — The ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) is reportedly torturing the arrested politicians and activists from rival parties in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) to force them to lea ...

YPG says Raqqa assault starts early April
KurdPress - 2017-03-18 11:19
The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), an armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), has revealed that the offensive to retake Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) would be launched in early April. ...

Afrin Residents in Rojava Flee PYD's Atrocities: DCHRK
BAS News - 2017-03-18 09:48
Democracy Center for Human Rights decries PYD's human rights violations in Rojava ERBIL — Armed men belonging to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules Rojava, the Syrian Kurdish region, closed down the headquarter of a Kurdish poli ...

Raqqa Assault Starts Early April: YPG
BAS News - 2017-03-18 01:06
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), an armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), has revealed that the offensive to retake Raqqa from Islamic State would be launched in early April. "Regarding the decision to liberate Raqqa ...

PYD, Syrian Regime Jointly Interrogate ENKS Arrestees
BAS News - 2017-03-17 13:53
ERBIL — The ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) jointly with the Syrian Regime interrogated the arrested politicians and activists from rival parties in Rojava, a witness said. Imadaddin Ali, member of the Syrian Kurdish National Council ( ...

SDF commander: We will resist tyranny; we won’t stop until we destroy ISIS
ANHA - 2017-03-17 09:30
NEWS DESK – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander Dijwar Serêkaniyê spoke to ANF on the current situation of the Operation Wrath of Euphrates campaign led by the Syrian Democratic Forces. Serêkaniyê said that their forces are advancing towards Raqq ...

Dozens of Raqqan families reach liberated areas
ANHA - 2017-03-17 09:30
RAQQA – Dozens of families who survived the occupation of the ISIS gangs have reached areas liberated by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters. In Raqqa, dozens of families who migrated from the villages under the occupation of the ISIS gangs headed to ...

PYD’s repression of the KNC reaches new climax
KNC Geneva - 2017-03-16 20:42
Since Tuesday, March 14, 2017, security forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) have abducted and arbitrarily detained numerous members of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) in the cities of Qamishlo, ‘Afrin, Kobanî, Amûdê, Dirbêsî, Hisiça (Ha ...

PYD Threatens Roj Peshmerga Families with Expulsion
BAS News - 2017-03-16 17:19
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) which is considered an offshoot of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has threatened to expel the families of the Rojava Peshmerga troops. BasNews has learned that PYD Asayish (Security Forces) have beg ...

Kurds call on Trump to establish safe zones in northern Syria
KurdPress - 2017-03-16 09:39
Over 150,000 IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) have arrived in Manbij recently, said Shervan Derwish, Kurdish official spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), suggesting that the areas under SDF control could become safe zones. ...

KDP Decries PKK Attacks on ENKS Offices in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-15 16:23
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has condemned the wide-spread attacks on political offices belonging to the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) across Rojava, saying the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is imposing itself on the region and ...

Iraqi, Turkish PMs Discuss PKK in Sinjar
BAS News - 2017-03-15 00:03
LEEDS — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has reaffirmed that his country will continue fighting “terrorist groups” in Syria and Iraq, including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD). During a phone conversation wit ...

Most of ENKS Offices Closed down in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-14 21:24
ERBIL — Dozens of political offices belonging to the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) have been closed down by the security forces affiliated with the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD). In Derike, Amoude and Sare Kanie districts of Syrian Kurdist ...

Fierce clashes are erupting west of Khas Agel
ANHA - 2017-03-14 12:43
AL-RAQQA- Clashes between Democratic Syrian Forces and IS’ mercenaries intensified west of Khas Agel village. Wrath of Euphrates campaign is continuing with all powers and achieving more victories against IS’ mercenaries. In the same context, Hawar news a ...

KDP’s mercenaries attack Şengal demonstration
ANHA - 2017-03-14 12:43
ŞENGAL– The mercenaries of Kurdistan Democratic Party are shooting fire at thousands of Rojava and Şengal people who headed in a demonstration from Khana Sor towards the mercenaries’ positions. On Tuesday, thousands of Rojava and Şengal people headed from ...

A UN report refutes ethnic cleansing claims against SDF and YPG
ANHA - 2017-03-14 12:43
A UN Human Rights Council report released on March 10th refuted all claims about ethnic cleansing operations carried out by People Protection Units or Syrian Democratic Forces. ...

Rojava Parties Refuse to Abide by PYD's Order to Close Headquarters
BAS News - 2017-03-14 11:55
PYD has given Rojava parties 24 hours to close their headquarters ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) ordered the Rojava political parties to close their headquarters and offices within 24 ho ...

Manbij council declares autonomy
KurdPress - 2017-03-14 08:21
The self-governing democratic council of Manbij, northern Syria, started its activities and appointed 13 different presidents to different committees. ...

Kurds likely to have foreign support in post-war Syria: Russian official
KurdPress - 2017-03-13 14:10
The Participation of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance of Kurdish, Arab and other ethnic groups militias in the liberation of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group proves that the SDF were guaranteed foreign support in so ...

PYD Establishing New Canton in Manbij
BAS News - 2017-03-12 22:17
MANBIJ — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Sunday declared self-ruling administration in Manbij. A source close to PYD told BasNews that the party held a meeting on March 12th in Manbij to establish a self-ruling executive council and a ...

PYD Forces Several Civilians Out of Their Homes in Kobani
BAS News - 2017-03-12 18:48
A museum will be established on their properties ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have forces several civilian families out of their homes in Kobani, saying a museum will be built on their pro ...

The Manbij EC formed, promises to work for the Democratic Nation project
ANHA - 2017-03-12 15:38
The co-chairs of the thirteen committees in the Executive Council of the democratic civil administration swore and promised to protect and preserve democracy and people of the city rights after they have been proved by Legislative Council. ...

PYD Arrests a Local For His Brother's Membership with Roj Peshmerga
BAS News - 2017-03-12 11:44
Over 62 ENKS members are in PYD's prisons in Rojava ERBIL — Armed men affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) arrested a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) on Sunday, on charges of his relatives ' membership w ...

Turkey’s Tyrannical Rule, Erdogan’s “Democratic Dictatorship” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
Globalresearch - 2017-03-12 09:50

Syrian Kurdish-led forces capture strategic hill near Raqqa
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
RAQQA,— The units of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces alliance (SDF) have liberated the strategic West Menxer Hill near the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State group IS Daesh, the SDF statement read Thursday. The US-backed SDF are now less th ...

Syrian Kurdish-led force likely to capture Raqqa from Islamic State: AP
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
BEIRUT,— Backed by the United States, a multi-ethnic group known as the Syrian Democratic Forces is likely to lead the operation to capture the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital. The group has been the most effecti ...

Kurdish HDP asks Turkey not to ban Newruz
KurdPress - 2017-03-11 15:46
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has made a request to the Turkish authorities to allow the public celebrations of the holiday Newruz in Turkey. ...

March 12th Uprising is a historical turn towards freedom
ANHA - 2017-03-11 12:41
The General Board of Democratic Union Party(DUP) commemorated the March 12th Uprising martyrs in Qamishlo city, and assured that the March 12th uprising has witnessed the emergence of the people’s will and awareness which refuted the despotic regimes. ...

Wrath of Euphrates: Metab village liberated
ANHA - 2017-03-11 10:00
RAQQA – After intense clashes, the Operation Wrath of Euphrates fighters liberated the village of Metab. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters leading the operation to liberate Raqqa continues advancing. SDF fighters progressing from the Abu Khasab ...

HDP Asks Turkey not to Ban Nawroz
BAS News - 2017-03-11 01:02
ISTANBUL — Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has made a request to the Turkish authorities to allow the public celebrations of the holiday Nawroz in Turkey. Nawroz is celebrated by Kurds, as well as 300 million other people in multiple ...

Operation Wrath of Euphrates liberates two villages
ANHA - 2017-03-11 00:48
RAQQA – Two villages and one hamlet were liberated in the Operation Wrath of Euphrates to liberate Raqqa city from ISIS control. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters advancing towards Raqqa on Abu Khasab front have liberated the village of Mashûrî ...

SDF Ready to Liberate Raqqa from IS: Spokesperson
BAS News - 2017-03-10 21:56
LEEDS — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Thursday that they have enough military force to enter and capture the Islamic State's (IS) self-proclaimed de facto capital city of Raqqa in northern Syria. The Kurdish-led SDF recently cut of ...

HDP asks Turkish authority for Newroz permission
Waar Media - 2017-03-10 16:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s second largest opposition group, the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) appealed to authorities on Thursday not to ban the Kurdish new year of Newroz that is to be celebrated later this month. Speaking at a press conference ...

US Senator McCain Warns about Turkey-Syrian Kurds Tensions
BAS News - 2017-03-10 14:15
ERBIL — United States Senator John McCain warned of a looming “train wreck” over the tensions between Turkey and the Syrian Kurds as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are approaching the Islamic State (IS) de facto capital, Raqqa. McCain, the chairman o ...

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