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US continues to send arms to Syrian Kurdish forces

KurdPress - 2017-09-21 09:21
The US is continuing to arm Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the terrorist Islamic (IS), Turkey’s state-run Anadolu agency said on Wednesday. ...

UK: Man Arrested for Joining YPG in Syria

BAS News - 2017-09-13 13:28
ERBIL — A British citizen who had joined the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units to help the fight against the Islamic State (IS), has been arrested upon his arrival back to his home country. Nottinghamshire police said that Aiden Aslin, 23, was bei ...

US will continue with YPG after Raqqa operation: commander

KurdPress - 2017-09-03 13:57
Outgoing U.S. army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the Iraq-based commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), has made it clear that Washington will continue to cooperate with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) ...

The tale of a farewell to arms / Fatih Cekirge

KurdPress - 2017-08-28 11:29
The U.S. claims that it will retrieve 1,000 trucks of weaponry after giving them to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), once the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) ends. Is it possible to believe this? ...

Erdogan, Mattis discuss US backing for PYD, KRG referendum

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 11:12
The U.S.’s ongoing support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) dominated Pentagon chief Jim Mattis’s talks in Ankara on Aug. 23, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan complaining about Washingto ...

Turkey will not allow a Kurdish state on its borders: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-08-23 11:37
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated his country will not allow the foundation of a Kurdish state on its southern border, reiterating earlier comments on the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing the People’s Protection Units (YPG) ...

Russian news agency: US sends 60 trucks of military equipment to SDF

Waar Media - 2017-08-21 19:24
WAAR-DUHOK: According to the report, the US sent heavy weapons and armored vehicles to the SDF, which also includes the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), as part of Raqqa operations. One SDF member said the US also sent small Toyota trucks for fig ...

US sends 112 truckloads of military equipment to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
The US has sent 112 more truckloads of military equipment to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday. ...

Pentagon cannot confirm U.S. supplied anti-tank missile to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-08-08 14:06
Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, told Business Insider that he couldn’t go into detail about whether the US supplied the anti-tank missile or Grad systems to the US-backed Kurdish fighters of the Peoples’ protection Units (YPG). ...

SDF secured 50 percent of Raqqa from IS: YPG spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-08-07 10:33
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are involved in a “big battle” with Islamic State (IS) militants in their Syrian de-facto capital of Raqqa, where 50 percent of the territory is secured, a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG said on Sunday, August ...

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 ...

US Provides List of Weapons Sent to YPG

BAS News - 2017-08-03 21:07
ERBIL — The United States has rejected the media reports claiming that Washington had sent “tanks” and “hundreds of truckloads of weapons” to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). “The majority of U.S. military assistance, which consists pr ...

US sends more weapons to YPG despite Ankara’s objections

Waar Media - 2017-08-02 10:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The US has sent 100 more truckloads of weapons to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey claims is affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), in the northern Syrian city of R ...

US sends more weapons to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-08-02 09:09
The US has sent 100 more truckloads of weapons to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, Turkey state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Monday. ...

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 ...

YPG may leave Raqqa operation if Turkish attacks continue: commander

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
A commander of Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the largest component of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that the forces may leave the coalition operation in Raqqa if Turkish forces continue to attack Kurdish-dominated regions ...

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. ...

US Delivers New Shipments of Arms to YPG: Report

BAS News - 2017-07-29 17:04
ERBIL — The United States has delivered two new shipments of weapons to the Syrian Kurdish forces leading the Raqqa operation. According to a report by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency, 100 trucks, loaded with military equipment, entered the Kurdish are ...

U.S. asks YPG 'you have got to change your brand'

KurdPress - 2017-07-22 11:11
One of America's most senior generals said on Friday he instructed the Kurdish YPG militia to change its "brand" a day or so before it unveiled an alliance with Syrian Arabs in 2015 under the name Syrian Democratic Forces. ...

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 ...

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. ...

Turkey waiting … and waiting … to intervene in Afrin / Fehim Tastekin

KurdPress - 2017-07-15 11:52
Turkey has mobilized thousands of troops to combat the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin, Syria, and made sure those moves were well-publicized. There were even media reports that July 5 would be the launch date. The areas around Afrin and ...

SDF not attended in anti-IS coalition meeting: US official

KurdPress - 2017-07-13 06:35
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an umbrella group overwhelmingly made up of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), has not attended any meeting in Washington of the international coalition to fight against the Islamic State (IS), a U.S. o ...

Three YPG foreign fighters killed in fight against IS

KurdPress - 2017-07-12 09:49
Two US citizens and a British national fighting the terror group of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria were killed last week, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement. ...

Erdogan says Turkey will respond to any threats on its border

Kom News - 2017-07-09 18:10
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would not watch passively as weapons are sent to Kurdish fighters on its southern border, saying his country would respond to any threats to national security. The United States has been arming Kurdish YPG ...

Kurdish YPG militia says Turkey ‘declaring war’ in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Wednesday that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of Syrian Kurdistan, northwestern Syria, amounted to a “declaration of war” which could trigger clashes wi ...

Kurdish YPG expects conflict with Turkey in northern Syria

Kom News - 2017-07-06 17:55
The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Wednesday that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of northwestern Syria amounted to a “declaration of war” which could trigger clashes within days. Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan ...

U.S. is creating terrorist armies: Turkey

KurdPress - 2017-07-06 09:46
Turkey’s deputy prime minister ravished the leader of the free world for backing Syrian Kurdish YPG forces, which Turkey has deemed a terror organization, the Express reported. ...

YPG says Turkey is planning all-out conflict in northern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-07-06 09:46
The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Wednesday that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of northwestern Syria amounted to a "declaration of war" which could trigger clashes within days. ...

Turkish diplomat denies YPG's claim that Turkey declares war in Afrin

Kurdistan24 - 2017-07-06 06:06
A US military commander (R) walks with a commander (C) from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) as they inspect the damage at the YPG headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Qarachokh near Malikiya, Syria, April 25, 2017. (Pho ...

Turkish Deputy PM Rejects Claims Over Declaring War Against YPG

BAS News - 2017-07-06 00:35
ERBIL — Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, responded to recent claims of the Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) that Turkey is starting a war against the Syrian Kurdish groups fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Kurtulmus said in a stateme ...

Three killed, eight wounded in Turkey shelling YPG-held areas

KurdPress - 2017-07-05 13:54
Three people were killed and another eight wounded after bombardments were launched by Turkish airstrikes and Turkish-allied Syrian fighters in areas under the control of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria. ...

YPG plans to take Azaz-Jarablus area in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-07-02 07:30
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia aims to "liberate" the area between Azaz and Jarablus held by Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, a YPG commander said in a statement. ...

Countdown to conflict with YPG, Turkey over Afrin?

Seth Frantzman - 2017-07-01 17:53
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN In the last week of June 2017 rumors began to spread of increased tensions on the Turkish border with Kurdish-run areas in Afrin. A small province, […] ...

Turkey shells Kurdish YPG in northwestern Syria

Kom News - 2017-06-28 13:40
Turkish forces shelled and destroyed with artillery fire Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) targets overnight after YPG fighters clashed with Turkey-backed forces in northwestern Syria, the Turkish military said on Wednesday. Turkish military said o ...

Turkey shells Afrin region in Rojava

Waar Media - 2017-06-28 12:26
WAAR-DUHOK: The Turkish army late on Tuesday shelled United State-allied Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) positions in the Afrin district in Rojava-Syrian Kurdistan. The major Turkish Hurriyet newspaper said the shelling was “retaliatory in respon ...

U.S. will send arms for Syrian Kurds even after Raqqa's fall

KurdPress - 2017-06-27 20:50
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday left open the possibility of longer-term assistance to Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, saying the U.S. may need to supply them weapons and equipment even after the capture of Raqqa from Islamic State. ...

US arms for YPG fighters in Syria possible even after Raqqa’s fall

Kom News - 2017-06-27 14:14
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday left open the possibility of longer-term assistance to Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, saying the US may need to supply them weapons and equipment even after the capture of Raqqa from Islamic State. NATO ally Turk ...

US arms for YPG fighters in Syria possible even after Raqqa’s fall

Waar Media - 2017-06-27 12:38
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday left open the possibility of longer-term assistance to Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, saying the U.S. may need to supply them weapons and equipment even after the capture of Raqqa from Islamic State ...

US-backed Syrian forces disclose outcome of 10-day fighting in Raqqa

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG), the key component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), fire rifles at a drone operated by Islamic State (IS) militants in Raqqa, Syria, June 16, 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic) ...

Syrian Kurdish boxer wins German boxing championship

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Baker Barakat's trainer raises the flag of the Syrian Kurdish forces of People's Protection Units (YPG) at the end of a boxing match in Cologne, Germany, May 1, 2016. (Photo: SMA/Baker Barakat) ...

Erdogan dismisses pledges over weapons for Kurds in Syria

Kom News - 2017-06-25 20:09
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday countries which promised to get back weapons supplied to Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters in northern Syria were trying to trick Turkey and would eventually realise their mistake. Ankara was ...

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 ...

We will take back weapons from Kurdish militia, U.S. tells Turkey

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 15:27
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria would be taken back once Islamic State was defeated, Turkish defence ministry sources said on Thursday. ...

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. ...

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 ...

Date of Advance into Raqqa's Border to be Announced on Tuesday: SDF

BAS News - 2017-06-05 23:02
ISTANBUL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the operation to oust Islamic State (IS) militants out of Raqqa and its surrounding areas, will announce the date of the advance into the city’ ...
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