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British YPG fighters release statement on Grenfell disaster

Kom News - 2017-06-23 16:48
British fighters in the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria have released a video statement on the Grenfell Tower fire which authorities say killed 58 people as flames engulfed the building. Locals, however, claim the death toll is much high ...

Russian Warships, Sub Launch Cruise Missiles at ISIS Targets in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 14:08
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Defense Ministry stated that Russian Navy warships and a submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets in Syria. Two Russian Navy warships and a submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets in Syria, t ...

Turkey and Russia to deploy in Syria’s Idlib: Erdogan spokesman

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 09:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish and Russian personnel will be deployed in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month, Turkish broadcasters quoted President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman as saying on Thursday. Ibrahi ...

Kazakh foreign minister denies talks on sending troops to Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 09:14
WAAR-DUHOK: . Kazakhstan has not been involved in any negotiations on the deployment of its servicemen in Syria, Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Friday. “Providing a platform for meetings of all parties concerned is our country’s practical c ...

Russian warning: US planes in W. Syria are targets

Roji Kurd - 2017-06-23 00:03
Roji kurd: Moscow Monday, June 19, issued a sharp warning to the United States over its operations in Syria: “Any aircraft, including planes and drones belonging to the international coalition operating west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by Russi ...

IS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead: Russia Foreign Ministry

BAS News - 2017-06-22 19:06
ERBIL— Russia’s Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday that it was “highly likely” that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS), was killed in Syria in May. Quoting information provided by the Russian Defense Ministry ...

US tells Turkey it will take back weapons from Kurdish YPG forces

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 14:20
WAAR-DUHOK: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to the Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) in Syria would be taken back once Islamic State was defeated, Turkish defence ministry sources said on Thursday. ...

U.S. will continue its support to Syrian Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 12:09
Washington-based analyst Nicholas A. Heras, Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), told ARA News in reaction to recent remarks by U.S. former envoy to Syria Robert Ford that the US will keep supporting the Kurds in Syria. ...

Daesh Areas of Influence – May 2017 Update

The Global Coalition - 2017-06-22 04:17
Between March 1st and May 31st, Daesh lost further territory in Iraq, as well as in Syria. The group have now lost 70% of the territory they controlled in Iraq in August 2014, and 51% in Syria, as they are continually defeated on the battlefield. ...

Australia to Resume Airstrikes on IS in Syria Soon

BAS News - 2017-06-22 01:21
ERBIL — Australia Defence chief said on Wednesday that his country will soon resume airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria as part of the US-led anti-IS efforts. "It won't be long before you start to see the operations again," Australian Def ...

Watch: PKK Sends Sinjar Youth to Raqqa Battle

BAS News - 2017-06-21 21:48
ERBIL — In the past 48 houses, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) sent tens of Kurdish youth from the Yezidi town of Sinjar, Nineveh province, to the war to liberate Raqqa, Syria. Informed sources told BasNews that the youth have been trained in a camp i ...

U.S. shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

Waar Media - 2017-06-21 12:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S. military said it had shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria’s southeast on Tuesday, in the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its all ...

IS Grand Mufti Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-20 21:31
ERBIL— The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) said in a statement on Tuesday that the IS chief cleric or grand mufti was killed in a May airstrike in Syria. Turki Binali was killed on May 31 in the airstrikes on the city of Mayadin, Deir ez- ...

Six Shi'ite Militants Killed in Clashes with IS on Syrian Border

BAS News - 2017-06-20 18:45
ERBIL— An offensive by the Islamic State (IS) extremists on the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) near Iraq-Syria borders left six Shi'ite militants dead on Tuesday. Eight more militants from the Shi'ite paramilitaries suffered injuries in the at ...

Yezidi Abducted Girl Freed from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-20 17:04
ERBIL— A Yezidi girl from Sinjar who was kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) extremists was rescued and returned to safety in the Kurdistan Region. Hussein Qaedi, who runs the Office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs, told BasNews on Tuesday that the girl, n ...

Coalition Conducting Airstrikes Against IS in Iraq, Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-19 22:16
SOFIA — The US-led coalition conducted 22 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in both Iraq and Syria on Sunday, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release on Monday. Twelve airstrikes engaged with 10 IS tactical units and destroye ...

Turkish Military: PYD Attacks Civilians in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-19 20:25
Two people have been killed ERBIL— Turkish military on Monday issued a statement accusing the guerrillas of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) of killing two civilians and wounding seven more in Syria. According to the statement, the PYD forces she ...

Ilham Ahmad: Turkey is Qatar’s partner in supporting terror

ANHA - 2017-06-19 17:24
The Co-Chair of the Syrian Democratic Board (MSB) Ilham Ahmad stated that Turkey supports Qatar as Qatar is its partner in supporting terrorism in Syria. Ilham also stated that Turkey is striving for occupying Adlib. Moreover, Ilham Ahmad assured on their ...

Russia suspends coordination with US in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-19 16:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s defense ministry says it is suspending coordination with the United States in Syria over so-called “de-confliction zones” after the Americans downed a Syrian government fighter jet. The United States and Russia, which has been provid ...

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-19 14:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran fired missiles on Sunday into eastern Syria, aiming at the bases of militant groups it holds responsible for attacks in Tehran which left 18 dead last week, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported. Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched the mi ...

Anti-IS operation successful: spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-06-19 13:12
The spokesman of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC) said that according to the confirmed information, the anti-IS missile operation in Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria, has been completely successful. ...

Kurdish-led SDF captures new district in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-06-19 13:12
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday captured a new district in the city of Raqqa, northern Syria, after heavy clashes with Islamic State’s (IS) jihadists, military sources reported. ...

Belgium extends its mission against IS in Iraq and Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced, on Saturday, that his country decided to extend its mission within the US-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. Michel said that Belgium is an importa ...

Belgium Extends Anti-IS Mission in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-17 15:32
ERBIL — Belgium decided on June 16 to extend its anti-terrorism efforts within the Global Coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. Belgian fighter jets will continue to operate over Iraq and Syria to fight IS until the end of 2017 and ...

Syria’s Kurds get 50 trucks of US armored vehicles, munitions

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 06:39
In line with attempts to supply the Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) with ammunition to fight the Islamic State terrorist group, the U.S. delivered 50 truckloads on Friday alone to the forces, Turkish media said. ...

Coalition Jets Conduct 35 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-17 00:53
SOFIA — The US-led coalition conducted 35 airstrikes consisting of 84 engagements against the Islamic State (IS) militants in both Syria and Iraq on Thursday, including 20 strikes near the IS stronghold of Raqqa, the Operation Inherent Resolve said in a ...

Spirits high among Kurds in Syria as battle for Raqqa goes on

Kom News - 2017-06-16 17:30
Kurdish fighter Habun Kamishli proudly recalled the cat and mouse game she played with an Islamic State suicide bomber in the Syrian town of Raqqa, where the militant group is likely to make its last stand. “I was standing on a rooftop yesterday as our f ...

Russia Says May Have Struck IS Chief Al-Baghdadi

BAS News - 2017-06-16 10:27
ERBIL — Russian defence ministry said on Friday that one of the air strikes conducted by Russian war jets may have eliminated the Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi in Raqqa, the group’s main stronghold in Syria. An air strike may have killed ...

US moves long-range rocket launchers into southern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-06-15 13:39
The US military has moved a new truck-mounted, long-range rocket launcher from Jordan to a US base in Tanf, Syria, near the Iraqi and Jordanian borders, stepping up its presence in the area, two regional intelligence sources said on Wednesday. ...

Turkey builds 700 kilometer long wall on Syrian border

KurdPress - 2017-06-15 07:00
Turkey has finished the construction of a 700-kilometer wall along its border with Syria to block infiltration into the country, with Defense Minister Fikri Isik saying a similar wall would be built on the border with Iran in the country’s east. ...

Bayik: solutions will be discussed after al-Raqqa liberation

ANHA - 2017-06-15 00:13
Jamil Bayik said” Kurds have become a peace and war force in the Middle East, and the solution will be considered and discussed after al-Raqqa city liberation, since it is a crucial point to reach a democratic system in Syria, this system means the collap ...

UN Concerned About Increasing Civilian Casualties in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-14 19:48
ISTANBUL — US-led coalition airstrikes have resulted in a "staggering loss of civilian life" in Syria, the UN war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. "We note in particular that the intensification of air strikes, which have paved the ground for an S ...

Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds free Islamic State slaves

Kom News - 2017-06-14 17:27
Islamic State (IS) militants enslaved Noura Khalaf for three years, dragging her from her small Iraqi village across their territory in Syria. They bought and sold her five times before she was finally freed with her children last week. Khalaf is one of ...

US Sends More Investigators to Syria, Iraq to Probe Civilian Deaths

BAS News - 2017-06-13 23:58
ERBIL — The US military has doubled the size of the team that investigates reports of civilian deaths as a result of airstrikes conducted by the US- led coalition in Iraq and Syria. Recently several independent human rights activist groups raised concern ...

Arab chieftain Forms Iran-Affiliated Militia in PYD Capital: Reports

BAS News - 2017-06-12 19:12
ERBIL— An Arab chieftain of Syria has formed a Shi'ite militia in Qamishlo, northern Syria (Rojava), stipulating that his militia should be trained and funded by Iran. Media reports indicated Nawaf Bashir, who leads Bakara Tribe, began establishing the p ...

US-backed Syria force advances in Raqa, battles for base

Waar Media - 2017-06-11 17:55
WAAR-DUHOK: US-backed Syrian fighters said they had seized a second district of Raqa on Sunday and launched a renewed assault on a base north of the city, as they pursued an offensive against the Islamic State group. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), w ...

Syrian State TV Claims ISIS Chief Al-Baghdadi Killed in Raqqa

Waar Media - 2017-06-11 14:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian state television has reported that the leader of Islamic State (ISIS) Abu Bakr al-Baghadi has been killed in an air strike in Raqqa, Syria. The Syrian state television claims that the IS chief al-Baghdadi was struck in a massive air ra ...

Syrian State TV Claims IS Chief Al-Baghdadi Killed in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-11 11:21
RAQQA — Syrian state television has reported that the leader of Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghadi has been killed in an air strike in Raqqa, Syria. The Syrian state television claims that the IS chief al-Baghdadi was struck in a massive air raid in ...

Islamic State Attacks Abroad Likely to Increase

BAS News - 2017-06-10 15:41
ISTANBUL — Countering statements by US military officials who correlated the reduction of Islamic State (IS) attacks with the continued losses its territories in Syria and Iraq, analysts are saying that IS attacks will likely increase. "As perverse as it ...

Kurdish-led SDF liberates first neighborhood in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-06-10 07:36
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated a neighborhood from Islamic State (IS) militants in the city of Raqqa, four days after the group launched an operation to liberate the city in the north of Syria. ...

Christian Population in Iraq Reduced by a Third, in Syria by Half

BAS News - 2017-06-10 00:34
ISTANBUL — The number of Christians in Iraq and Syria is at an all-time low, according to a recent report. The Iraqi Christian population had dwindled from “well over 300,000” in 2014 to 200,000-250,000, with an additional number of Christians displaced ...

Kurdish Reporter Injured Covering Raqqa Battle in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-09 19:17
ERBIL — A Kurdish correspondent for the Erbil-based Kurdistan24 news channel was wounded on Friday while covering the Raqqa operation in Syria. Razwan Bezar sustained injuries as a result of an attack carried out by an Islamic State (IS) drone near the g ...

17 Civilians Killed in Coalition Airstrikes Near Raqqa: Monitor

BAS News - 2017-06-09 01:04
ERBIL — At least 17 civilians were killed in an airstrike carried out by coalition warplanes overnight Thursday in Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). "At least 17 civilians were killed during the night in US-led coalition strikes ...

Syria peace talks in Astana postponed: Kazakhstan foreign ministry

Waar Media - 2017-06-08 15:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia, Turkey and Iran have postponed a planned round of talks on Syria in Kazakhstan, which Moscow had proposed to hold on June 12-13, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. A spokesman for the ministry said it was unclear when the n ...

German cabinet recommends moving German troops from İncirlik base

Waar Media - 2017-06-07 15:58
WAAR-DUHOK: Germany’s cabinet on Wednesday recommended pulling troops from the Incirlik air base in Turkey. The Bundeswehr has about 280 military personnel stationed at Incirlik, from where they fly Tornado surveillance missions over Syria and refueling ...

30000 YPG forces taking part in Raqqa operation

KurdPress - 2017-06-07 08:26
CNN stated in a report that 30000 fighters of the Syrian Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG), which includes half of the forces, have left northern Syria to participate in the ongoing operation against the Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa. ...

US to provide heavy weapons for Syrian Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-06-07 08:26
A leading U.S. official has revealed that his country is planning to provide heavy arms for Kurdish fighters in Syria after Washington send light weapons to the Kurdish forces of Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) which is a part of the U.S.-led internationa ...

Meet the Kurdish Woman Leading Battle Against IS in Northern Syria

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-07 04:42
Read the interview with Rojda Felat, one of the leaders of a major campaign against IS — Operation Wrath of the Euphrates in Raqqa. The post Meet the Kurdish Woman Leading Battle Against IS in Northern Syria appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Coalition Jets Strike Pro-Syrian Regime Forces Again

BAS News - 2017-06-07 01:45
ERBIL — The US-led coalition has destroyed on June 6th additional pro-Syrian regime forces which “advanced inside the well-established de-confliction zone in southern Syria”, the US Central Command said. “Despite previous warnings, pro-regime forces ente ...

KRSC Confirms Killing of Top IS Religious Advisor in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-07 00:36
LODZ — Kurdistan Region’s Counter-Terrorism Directorate (CTD) on Tuesday confirmed the killing of Islamic State’s top religious advisor Turk Binali in Syria. “Our Counter-Terrorism Directorate confirms [US-led] coalition airstrikes in Mayadin on 1st June ...

US Focuses Airstrikes on Raqqa as Liberation Assaults Starts

BAS News - 2017-06-06 21:39
LEEDS — The US-led coalition carried out 40 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq on Monday, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release on Tuesday: Near the Syrian city of Raqqa, 24 coalition airstrikes engaged 18 ...

SDF Begins Raqqah Offensive

The Global Coalition - 2017-06-06 21:17
The Syrian Democratic Forces and their Syrian Arab Coalition partners launched the offensive to unseat Daesh (ISIS) from the city of Raqqah in northern Syria, June 6. Release courtesy of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. ...

Shi'ite Paramilitaries of Hashd Formed in PYD-Capital in Syria: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-06 16:34
ERBIL— Several Arab chieftains affiliated with the Syrian regime declared the formation of Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) while the Shi'ite PMF from Iraq trespass the borders into northern Syria, an official stated on Tuesda ...

Iranian Affiliated Afghan Commander Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-06 16:34
ERBIL— An intelligence commander from the Shi'ite Afghan Fatemiyoun Division, affiliated with Iran, was killed on Tuesday in an explosion in southwestern Syria. Iranian media outlets reported that Mohammad Hosseini, nicknamed Salman, was killed in the ex ...

Astana talks on Syria may be held on June 12-13: official

KurdPress - 2017-06-06 11:45
Russian representatives have informed Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry about the plans to hold an international meeting on settling the Syrian crisis in Astana on June 12-13, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov told reporters on Monday. ...

Syria says US strikes damage no less than IS

KurdPress - 2017-06-06 11:45
Syria Foreign Ministry said in two separate letters to the UN and its Security Council that the damages inflicted on the Syrians’ lives by US air strikes are in no way less than those by the terrorist groups. ...
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