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What are the Democratic North-Syria Federal Regions?

ANHA - 2017-08-11 09:43
The Democratic North-Syria Federalism has been divided to three regions according to the Democratic North-Syria Federalism’s administrative divisions; Cizîre, the Euphrates and Efrîn. ...

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 ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kurdistan not recognized state

Washington Times - 2017-08-07 10:40
A recent Washington Times special section includes a distorted map of the region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. The map features a transnational region depicted as so-called "Kurdistan," which does not exist and thus constitutes ...

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 ...

Kurdish-British Citizen Imprisoned for IS Membership

BAS News - 2017-08-03 20:23
ERBIL — A British court on Thursday sentenced an Islamic State (IS) element to imprisonment for recruiting people for the extremist group and facilitating their travel to Syria. Awat Hamasalih, a Kurdish national aged 35, was found guilty of running an " ...

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 ...

Meeting of North-Syria Federation’s EC begins

ANHA - 2017-08-03 10:06
Few minutes ago, the meeting of the Executive Council of the Democratic North-Syria Federation began, the elections draft of the North-Syria Federation will be discussed. ...

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 ...
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