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Camels raisers flee Deir ez-Zor fearing Syrian army’s looting

ANHA - 2017-09-19 12:04
Seeking secure conditions in the liberated areas by Syrian Democratic Forces in northern Syria, Saleh al-Anzi and his relatives fled from the village of Kabbajab, south of the Euphrates River accompanied by about herd of 800 camels to the liberated areas ...

Explosion Hits Qamishlo, Rojava

BAS News - 2017-09-18 20:20
ERBIL- A bomb-laden motorbike exploded on Monday night in the city of Qamishlo, Rojava (Northern Syria), leaving behind at least four civilians wounded. According to a breaking news on Kurdistan 24 news channel, the explosion occurred in Siyahi neighborh ...

Turkey sends more forces to Syrian border

KurdPress - 2017-09-18 08:46
Turkey deployed more forces to the border with Syria amid tension between Ankara and Washington over Kurdish militants in northern Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. ...

Afrin region … 15 days of continued shelling

ANHA - 2017-09-06 15:15
The Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries stationed on the border of Afrin region have almost daily extended their attacks on the region of Afrin, especially after the announcement of the canton of Shahba within the federation of northern Syria, and ...

Erdogan repeats threat to attack northern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-09-03 13:57
Turkey will launch a new cross-border military operation into Syria if its national security is threatened by the Islamic State (IS), Kurdish militants and political turmoil in Syria and Iraq. ...

PYD Forces Hunting for Newlywed Bride

BAS News - 2017-09-01 17:43
ERBIL— A newlywed bride from Rojava (northern Syria) is living as a fugitive because the ruling Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) services are trying to force her to get divorced. A PYD court ruled that Amina Akram, 17, from Dirbesiye township in west ...

FSA says they targeted YPG, not US

KurdPress - 2017-08-31 09:31
After US troops came under attack by the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in northern Syria, the FSA said US troops were in the area when they targeted People’s Protection Units (YPG), the t24 news website reported on Wednesday. ...

Tomorrow, body of Abu Amjad will be buried in Manbij

ANHA - 2017-08-30 14:42
People of Rojava and northern Syria will bury tomorrow the body of Abu Amjad, who is one of the people who have drew the history of the region with their heroic and great achievements, and is one of the founders of the Syrian Democratic Forces, which was ...

PYD Bans Four Civil Society Organizations in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-28 17:49
ERBIL— Four civil society organizations have been banned by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), claiming they are "unnecessary" in Rojava (northern Syria). The Social Affairs and Labor Board of PYD (which has established its rule in Rojava) announc ...

Reality disrupts Turkey's dream-team triad / Fehim Tastekin

KurdPress - 2017-08-27 19:38
Since Turkey concluded Operation Euphrates Shield — its military campaign against the Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria — Ankara has been building expectations that it will make major military moves in Iraq and Syria. Its hoped-for allies, however, do ...

Rojava administration opens military academy in northern Syria

Aranews - 2017-08-25 08:59
ARA News The Rojava Self-Administration’s Defense Authority in the Hasakah province opened the first military college for the federation in northern Syria within the framework of a project to establish a regular army for Rojava-Northern Syria. The academ ...

Turkey, Iran Jointly Work to Prevent Kurdish Autonomy in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-22 23:49
ERBIL — Turkey and Iran reached an agreement on Monday to ensure Syrian regime’s Bashar al-Assad reasserts control over Kurdish territories in northern Syria, said the Iranian Chief of GeneralI Staff Mohammad Baqeri. The agreement aims to prevent any Kur ...

Iraqi Forces Begin Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar

US-Defense Gov - 2017-08-20 20:20
Iraqi security forces have begun their offensive to liberate the city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Coalition officials say the offensive is part of a larger operation to drive ISIS out of Ninevah province and northern Iraq. ...

Kurdish Opposition Leader Suffering Critical Health State in PYD Jail

BAS News - 2017-08-19 17:35
ERBIL— Under the custody of the ruling Kurdish party in Rojava (Northern Syria), a Kurdish opposition leader is suffering from "extremely critical heath state," a human rights activist warned. Abdulrahman Apo a leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (K ...

Al-Raqqa clans support Federalism elections

ANHA - 2017-08-19 16:15
Al-Raqqa clans' sheiks and notables assured their support to Democratic North-Syria Federation during an expanded meeting as the most prominent clans of the area met in a tent in the northern countryside of al-Raqqa. ...

PYD Preventing 200 Hajj Pilgrims to Cross into Aleppo

BAS News - 2017-08-18 10:26
ERBIL— The Kurdish ruling party in Rojava (Northern Syria) has withheld nearly 200 people en route to Hajj pilgrimage near the camps of Hasaka province, according to a report. Arabi al-Jadid news website reported on Thursday that the security forces of t ...

Turkey reinforces military units on Syrian Kurdistan border

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
ISTANBUL,— Turkish news agencies say the country has increased its military presence along its southern border against threats from Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syria. The official Anadolu news agency said Saturday that Turkey dispatch ...

Syrian minister says election plans in Syrian Kurdistan a ‘joke’

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
DAMASCUS,— A senior Syrian government minister on Sunday dismissed as a “joke” plans by the Kurdish-led administration in Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syria, to hold elections and said they would not be allowed to threaten the country’s territorial unity. ...

Syrian Kurds say 17 Indonesians who escaped Islamic State leave Syria

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined the Islamic State group in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa have been handed over to representatives of their country and have left Syria, a local Kurdish official and a spokeswoman i ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Turkey shells PYD positions in northern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 21:43
Turkish artillery has shelled the positions of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria on July 14, Dogan News Agency has reported. ...

Turkey: Erdogan Threatens Military Action in Shingal

Ezîdî Press Kurdistan - 2017-07-15 22:54
T urkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to conduct a potential military action in the northern Iraqi Shingal region. On Tuesday, Erdogan said Turkey would extend ist ongoing „Euphrates Shield“ operation in Syria to Iraq in order to prevent ...

US Building Third Airport in Rojava, Northern Syria

BAS News - 2017-07-15 13:01
ERBIL — An informed source from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a military alliance backed by the US-led Coalition against Islamic State (IS), revealed that the US has begun to establish a third airport in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). "American experts ...

Turkish shells PYD positions in northern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-07-14 18:14
Turkish artillery has shelled the positions of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria on July 14, Dogan News Agency has reported. ...

FSA: Military operation against Kurds in Rojava ‘necessary’

Waar Media - 2017-07-14 12:54
WAAR-DUHOK: It is necessary to conduct a military operation, hopefully backed by Turkey, against the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Rojava-the northern part of Syria, Ahmed Osman, the commander of the Sultan Murad group, which is part of the Fre ...

Iran and Russia May Hand over Afrin to Turkey

BAS News - 2017-07-10 11:12
Tehran, Ankara and Moscow are expected to hold talks on Afrin ERBIL — Iran and Russia are likely to hand over Afrin, a city in northern Syria (Rojava) which is currently held by the PKK's Syrian wing, the People's Defense Units (YPG), to Turkey. High-lev ...

Turkey says it may launch operation against Syrian Kurds in Afrin

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
ANKARA,— Turkey says it may launch a cross-border operation into the Kurdish Afrin canton of Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syria, if it constitutes a “constant security threat.” Defense Minister Fikri Isik told state-run television TRT on Tuesday that Turke ...

Thousands of Syrian Kurds protest in Afrin against expected Turkey attack

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Tens of thousands of people protested on Wednesday in the Kurdish canton of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syria, against Turkey, as speculation mounts it is planning to attack the Kurdish border region. The demonstrators t ...

PYD Hands over Rumaylan Oil Fields to Syrian Regime: Source

BAS News - 2017-07-06 21:11
ERBIL— The Kurdish administration in Rojava (northern Syria) on Thursday handed over the oil fields of Rumaylan to the Syrian regime completely, said an informed source. The source, close to the ruling PYD (Democratic Union Party) in Rojava, told BasNews ...

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 ...

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. ...

Turkey artillery shells YPG positions in Efrin

KurdPress - 2017-07-04 12:11
Turkish army artillery units shelled from the bordering city of Kilis the position of the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) in Efrin Canton in northern Syria. ...

Pictures: 7-Year-Old Yezidi Child Freed from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2017-07-02 23:29
DUHOK — One more Kurdish Yezidi abductee was freed from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group on July 2 in northern Syria. Kurdistan Region’s Directorate of Yezidi Abductees Affairs stated that a 7-year-old Yezidi child was rescued on Sunday. The Yezidi ...

Erdogan discusses issues with Putin and Trump over phone

KurdPress - 2017-07-02 07:30
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made phone calls to his Russian and American counterparts over the phone and discussed Raqqa operation in Syria, Qatar crisis and Efrin Canton crisis in northern Syria. ...

US Presidential Envoy Visits Turkey

BAS News - 2017-07-01 00:35
SOFIA — US Presidential Envoy to the international coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, visited Turkey on Friday following his visit to northern Syria, where he met with local Kurdish and Arab officials. McGurk's trip to the two countr ...

Turkey Sends Military Convoy To Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-30 23:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey dispatched a large military convoy to Northern Syria to continue operations in the region as the Ankara-backed forces attacked the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions. The Turkish army dispatched its military con ...

Dillon: US concerned over Turkish attacks on Kurds in Rojava

Waar Media - 2017-06-30 11:59
WAAR-DUHOK: The US has “concerns” about Turkey’s shelling of areas in the self-declared Kurdish canton of Afrin in northern Syria, Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS), told Pentagon reporters on Thursday. ...

Turkey ready for new operation in Syria: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-06-29 12:08
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Ankara is ready to undertake a new military operation in northern Syria similar to Operation Euphrates Shield, which was launched in August of last year, Sputnik reported. ...
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