Latest news

In Syria

Coalition Conducts 18 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-10 23:06
ERBIL — The US-led coalition announced on Thursday it conducted 18 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, destroying fighting positions and equipment belonging to the group. Near the Syrian city of Raqqa, the coalition war ...

Najmaldin Karim to SPUTNIK: Kurds may create several independent states

Waar Media - 2017-08-10 13:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurds may end up creating a number of independent states as parts of the nation living in Turkey, Iran and Syria have their own features and identify themselves as distinct people, the governor of an Kurdistan-Iraqi governorate said. The gove ...

US seeks Syria’s disintegration with Kurdish help: expert

KurdPress - 2017-08-10 10:07
Washington’s chief objective in Syria is either toppling Bashar al-Assad or destroying Syria’s integrity, in particular, with the help from Syrian Kurds’ armed groups, said Boris Dolgov, a Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Center ...

March against Turkish occupation in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-08-09 13:28
Dozens of al-Raqqa young men joined a march to condemn the Turkish occupation army and its attacks on Democratic North-Syria Federation areas especially Afrin Region which is the first great activity organized by the youths in al-Raqqa. ...

Iran-Turkey-Russia kick off Syria talks in Tehran

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
Representatives from Iran, Russia and Turkey - guarantor powers in the Astana talks - kicked off the sixth round of a high-level trilateral meeting in Tehran, in a bid to reach a consensus on de-escalation zones in Syria, on Aug. 8. ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy 37 IS Positions in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — The US-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes on Monday, destroying 37 Islamic State (IS) positions in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement. According to the statement released on Tuesday, the coalition ...

PYD General Polls in Rojava with No Rivals "Illegitimate": Official

BAS News - 2017-08-08 16:48
The party intends to fill the ballots with vote of settled Arabs, he says ERBIL— The Kurdish Federal System of Northern Syria (Rojava) has announced plans for running general and municipality polls in Rojava but only the Democratic Union Party (PYD) runs ...

Iraqi Shiite militia says 40 of its fighters killed in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 16:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Shiite militia said Tuesday that at least 40 of its militiamen were killed in an attack the previous day on its positions across the border in Syria. The militia blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the assault but the Islamic State group ...

One of Syria’s biggest hospitals is out of service

ANHA - 2017-08-08 10:46
The National Hospital in al-Tabqa city acquires a prolonged work and a lot of equipment to rehabilitate after it was destroyed and sabotaged by the IS gangs before they were completely defeated in May 10. ...

Over 100 Iraqi Shi’ite Militias Killed, Injured in Coalition Airstrike

BAS News - 2017-08-08 10:14
ERBIL — More than 100 fighters of the Iraqi Shi’ite Arab militia troops of Hashd al-Shaabi were mistakenly killed or injured on Monday in an airstrike near the Iraq-Syria border. According to a press release by Sayed al-Shohada brigade of Hashd al-Shaabi ...

Turkey bombs Tel Abyad border gate in northern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-08-08 09:07
Turkish army forces bombed the border gate of Tel Abyad in northern Syria with heavy weapons, officials of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday, ARA News reported. ...

IS Claims Killing Over 60 Iraqi Soldiers

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) claimed on Monday, its militants killed more than 60 Iraqi soldiers in a suicide bombing attack near the Iraq-Syria border. According to a message intercepted by the SITE Intelligence Group, the extremist group sa ...

After military shake-up, Erdogan says Turkey to tackle Kurds in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-08-07 19:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Days after a reshuffle of Turkey’s top military commanders, President Tayyip Erdogan has revived warnings of military action against Kurdish fighters in Syria that could set back the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State. Kurdish militia are ...

Russia’s new combat helicopter to undergo tests in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-08-07 13:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s newest helicopter Mi-28UB (with dual controls) will be tested in Syria, the CEO of the Helicopters of Russia company, Andrei Boginsky, has said. “Currently the Mi-28N helicopter has a crew of two – the pilot and the operator. The tas ...

Elections in Kurdish-led areas will not divide Syria: minister

KurdPress - 2017-08-07 01:09
A senior Syrian government minister on Sunday dismissed as a "joke" plans by the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria to hold elections and said they would not be allowed to threaten the country's territorial unity. ...

IS Anthem Singer Killed in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-06 18:58
ERBIL— The Tunisian anthem singer for the Islamic State (IS) organization Muhammad Qamari was killed in Raqqa, according to some reports. Qamari was killed in recent confrontations between the IS and The Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa, Syria. He had j ...

Turkish army provokes YPG in Kobanî

ANHA - 2017-08-06 18:57
The Turkish occupation army continues attacking Rojava and north of Syria violently, and during the two days ago, they launched two attacks on Kobanî canton while People Protection Units (YPG) and Women Protection Units (YPJ) responded to the attacks base ...

Syria army ‘takes last ISIS-group held town in Homs’

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Syria’s army seized the last Islamic State (ISIS) group stronghold in the country’s Homs province on Saturday, clearing their path to attack the jihadists in the country’s east, a monitor said. Al-Sukhna, some 70 kilometres (45 miles) northea ...

Lavrov: Russia, Turkey, Iran to meet in Tehran on August 8-9

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Tehran on August 8-9 to discuss the strengthening of de-escalation zones in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday. “With the Turkish counterpart [Turkish Foreign M ...

An independent Kurdistan? / Louis A. Delvoie

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
The Kurds are often described as the world's largest ethnic group without a country of its own. The description is essentially accurate. Numbering more than 22 million, the Kurds live as minorities in four countries: Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria. As such, ...

Iran, Russia, Turkey plan stabilizing Syria: Deputy FM

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov said creating safe zones in Syria will 'reduce tensions' and 'curb terrorist activities'. ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy IS Financial Headquarters in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-04 23:51
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced that its warplanes conducted a series of airstrikes on Thursday in the area of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, destroying the group's financial headquarters and killing two senior IS members. Acco ...

US embassy in Turkey denies sending tanks to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-08-04 20:19
The U.S. embassy in Turkey refuted media reports that the U.S. had sent tanks and hundreds of truckloads of weapons to the Kurdish militia in Syria and underlined that Washington is fully transparent to Ankara about the arm sent to the People's Protection ...

Coalition Air Force Kills Over 600 Civilians in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-04 20:00
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced on Friday that it has "unintentionally" killed 624 civilians in both Iraq and Syria, while carrying out airstrikes against the extremist group. According to a statement released by the ...

Daesh Areas of Influence – Feb to Jun 2017

The Global Coalition - 2017-08-04 04:55
Between February and June 2017, Daesh lost further territory in Iraq and Syria - around 30% of territory they controlled in Iraq as of January 2017, and 40% in Syria. The means the group have now lost 73% of the territory they controlled in Iraq in August ...

Rojava administration trains hundreds of fighters in Afrin

Waar Media - 2017-08-03 14:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The Defense and Self-Protection Commission in Afrin area of Rojava-Northern Syria has trained hundreds of military recruits to protect the area, military sources reported on Wednesday. The Rojava Self-Administration confirmed that 765 youths ...

Iranian, Russian officials discuss Syria in Moscow

KurdPress - 2017-08-03 07:46
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arabic and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and the Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin on Wednesday discussed developments in Syria. ...

Can the US provide autonomy for Kurds in Syria? / Murat Yetkin

KurdPress - 2017-08-03 07:46
The rift between Turkey and its biggest military ally the U.S. is continuing over two major issues. One is the ongoing activities of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher accused of being behind the military coup attempt of July 15, 2016. T ...

Rojava administration trains hundreds of fighters in Afrin

Aranews - 2017-08-03 03:20
ARA News The Defense and Self-Protection Commission in Afrin area of Rojava-Northern Syria has trained hundreds of military recruits to protect the area, military sources reported on Wednesday. The Rojava Self-Administration confirmed that 765 youths hav ...

Iran, Russia discuss developments in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-08-02 12:59
Senior Iranian negotiator in Syrian peace and his Russian counterpart discussed the latest developments in Syria and the region on Tuesday. ...

From Raqqa, with a Christian Unit on the Front Lines of the Caliphate War

National Review - 2017-08-01 21:35
Raqqa, Syria — The coalition airstrikes lit up the night sky, perhaps a mile and a half away. The blast appears to be near the Old City, where ISIS is making its last stand, as it did in Mosul’s Old City weeks earlier. “Whatever’s there is important,” say ...

World Food Program stops airlifting aid to Rojava, delivers by road

Aranews - 2017-08-01 03:19
ARA News The World Food Program (WFP) stopped airlifting food to Qamishli Airport in Syria’s northeastern Kurdish city of Qamishli, after the organization was able to deliver food aid for 110,000 people through the Aleppo-Manbij road. The Syrian governme ...

Darwish: NC must stop distorting Kurdish people’s struggle

ANHA - 2017-07-31 12:49
The secretary of Kurdish Progressive Democratic Party in Syria Abdul Hameed Darwish stated in a massage to Haythem al-Maleh that People Protection Units (YPG) proved their existence by fighting extremism and terrorism. ...

Turkey arrests British who volunteered with YPG forces

Waar Media - 2017-07-30 18:12
WAAR-DUHOK: A former British soldier has been arrested in Turkey for fighting alongside the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria. Joe Robinson, 24, a British national from Lancashire was arrested along with his girlfriend and her mother while ...

Justice and Conscience Sit-in entered its 6th day

ANHA - 2017-07-30 14:08
The sit-in of "Justice and Conscience" that was organized by the parliamentarians of Democratic Peoples' Party in Ekîn Ceren Park in Amad city in Bakur Kurdistan (north of Syria) under the slogan "We Would Not Stop, Say Enough to Fascism" entered its 6th ...

At least 11 YPG fighters killed in clashes with IS in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said on Saturday that at least 11 of their fighters have been killed in renewed clashes with Islamic State’s (IS) extremists in Syria’s northern Raqqa city. ...

Syrian Kurds to hold local elections

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
The Syrian Kurdish Constituent Council decided on a number of deadlines for the elections in the "federation" in the north of Syria. ...

US increases military support to Kurdish-led forces in Syria

Aranews - 2017-07-30 01:18
ARA News The United States has increased its military support to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in a step to accelerate the anti-ISIS Raqqa campaign, military sources reported on Saturday. A spokesman for the SDF confirmed to ARA News th ...

Historic resolutions made at Rmaylan meeting

ANHA - 2017-07-29 11:16
The third meeting activities of the Constituent Council of North-Syria Democratic Federation concluded in ratifying the administrative divisions and the election laws and a deadline was set for the federalism elections. ...

Turkey needs new Syria plan as CIA ends rebel support / Fehim Tastekin

KurdPress - 2017-07-29 02:16
US President Donald Trump’s recent decision to terminate a covert CIA program to train and equip Syrian opposition militants is generating multiple potential scenarios of the beginning of the end for Ankara’s plans in northern Syria, which included expand ...

Pacom Commander Lists Threats, Discusses Strategy in Indo-Asia-Pacific

US-Defense Gov - 2017-07-28 20:17
North Korean nuclear capabilities, Chinese aggression in the South China Sea and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria making inroads in the Philippines are the three major challenges facing the Pacific community, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command said. ...

Kurdish police arrests ISIS suspects on Syria-Turkey border

Aranews - 2017-07-28 05:10
ARA News The Kurdish Asayish police has arrested three ISIS suspects in Afrin district, in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo province. The suspects were detained by the Kurdish forces nearly 10 days ago, while trying to flee Syria into Turkey, the Asayish said ...

LGBT unit joins Kurdish forces in fight against ISIS extremists in Syria

Aranews - 2017-07-26 19:18
ARA News A group of volunteer fighters have joined the ranks of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the fight against ISIS extremists. The group announced the first LGBT brigade formed to combat Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadists. The Queer I ...

IS Leader Al-Baghdadi Living in Deir Al-Zour, Syria: Sources

BAS News - 2017-07-26 15:29
ERBIL — Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper quoted sources as saying that the Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi is still alive and is residing in a countryside of the Syrian city of Deir al-Zour. The newspaper said that the recent reports about Baghd ...
14244 results in 0.12 sec.