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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 ...

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. ...

WATCH: IS destroys cities but love lives on

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-27 19:10
Husein (L) and Bara'a (R), a young couple from Raqqa, walk in a refugee camp in the northern countryside of Raqqa province, Syria, June 26, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

SDF fighters liberate 25 percent of Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-06-27 08:38
Syria Human Rights Watch has stated that the Kurdish-Arab forces of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have liberated 25 percent of the Syrian northern city of Raqqa 20 days after the operation to liberate the city, the self-called capital of the Islamic Stat ...

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 ...

Turkey won’t allow establishment of a state in northern Syria: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-06-24 12:37
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will “never” allow the establishment of a state in northern Syria, criticizing the United States for cooperating with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG ...

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 ...

Turkey sends military reinforcements into Syria

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 10:11
The Turkish authorities on Wednesday sent new military reinforcements into northern Syria, including troops, vehicles and equipment, local sources reported. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

SDF Launches Operation to Retake Central Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-06 11:03
ERBIL — The spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Tuesday the start of the major operation to retake the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria. The US-backed SDF military alliance launched on Tuesday the majo ...

A Yezidi Mother and 3 Children Freed from IS in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-06 10:11
DUHOK — A Kurdish Yezidi mother along with her three children were freed from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) last night in northern Syria. The office of Yezidi Abductees Affairs told BasNews that a Yezidi family, consisting of a mother and three chil ...

Kurdish cantons in northern Syria already linked / Mahmut Bozarslan

KurdPress - 2017-06-05 13:00
“Can the three Kurdish cantons declared by the Democratic Union Party [PYD] in northern Syria be considered de facto united?” is the question of the day in northern Syria. Syrian Kurdish journalist Mustafa Abdi answers: “Yes. It happened.” ...

Kurdish forces are at Raqqa doors

KurdPress - 2017-05-31 14:22
According to the Ski News and the AP, the Kurdish forces in Syria are to enter Raqqa, northern Syria, and are ready to launch operation to liberate the city. ...

U.S. begins sending arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters: Pentagon

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
WASHINGTON,— The United States on Tuesday began providing small arms to Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), the Pentagon said, fulfilling a pledge that has infuriated Turkey. The weapons transfers have ...

U.S. starts sending weapons to Syrian Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-05-31 10:16
The United States said on Tuesday it started distributing arms to Syrian Kurdish militia battling to help retake the city of Raqqa in northern Syria from Islamic State (IS). ...

PKK Kidnapped Four YPG Commanders: ENKS Member

BAS News - 2017-05-30 15:58
ERBIL— On various charges, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has abducted four commanders of the YPG (Peoples'' Protections Units) in Rojava, the Kurdish area in northern Syria, said a member of the Kurdish opposition alliance in Syria. Speaking to BasN ...

Kurdish-Arab forces of SDF to enter Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-05-30 11:40
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that the Kurdish-Arab forces are to enter Raqqa, northern Syria, and they are on the verge of victory, adding that they are very close to the city. ...

Syrian Kurdish forces to push on Islamic State-held Raqqa this summer

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
BEIRUT,— A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish force expects to push on and capture the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria this summer, a commander said Friday. The Syrian Democratic Forces have been buoyed by this week’s capture of ...

U.S. envoy McGurk, State Department officials visit Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— U.S. officials, including the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS) Brett McGurk, visited Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) [Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria]. Firat News Agen ...

The US joins the Turkey-PKK fight in northern Syria

International Crisis Group - 2017-05-13 02:13
Directly arming one mainly Kurdish faction in Syria makes U.S. partly responsible for the fate of Syria’s Kurds. Given Ankara’s bitter opposition to the group, Washington should push its Kurdish partner to focus on regional autonomy in Syria, not its ins ...

The PKK’s Fateful Choice in Northern Syria

International Crisis Group - 2017-05-12 17:19
The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and its Syrian affiliates face a stark choice: risk their gains in northern Syria through continued prioritisation of the PKK's fight against Turkey, or pursue local self-rule in the area they have carved out of the cha ...

PYD Raises Russian and Syrian Flags in Afrin

BAS News - 2017-05-11 19:11
ERBIL— The Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces have raised flags of both Syria and Russia in the city of Afrin (northern Syria) which the PYD control. The flags can be seen from the bordering villages of Akcabaglar and Demiriski villages of Turkey's sout ...

US Forms New Force of Local Syrian Kurds in Rojava: Source

BAS News - 2017-05-11 02:13
ERBIL — The US special forces present in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) have recently started recruiting local volunteers to protect their bases in the Kurdish region of northern Syria, a source told BasNews. The regiment is formed in Kobani, with few hun ...

PYD co-leader Salih Muslim meets French President at Elysee Palace

Waar Media - 2017-05-10 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: According to information ANF obtained from PYD sources, the Syrian crisis was discussed during the meeting and Moslem talked about the Northern Syria Federation project as the way to lead to a permanent solution in Syria. PYD France Represent ...

US Forces Reportedly Attended SDF Graduation in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-05-07 23:42
LEEDS — US Special Forces attended a graduation ceremony of 250 Kurdish and Arab female cadets, who finished their combat training in the Qarachokh Mountains in northern Syria, Kurdistan24 reported on Sunday. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF ...

Russian, Iranian Officers Meet PYD Authorities in Secret: Reports

BAS News - 2017-05-06 22:42
PYD Asayish to be merged with Syrian civil police force ERBIL— There are continuous meetings between the Kurdish officials in northern Syria (Rojava) and the officers from Syria, Russia and Iran, Arabic media outlets reported on Saturday. The "secret" me ...
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