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A Kurdish Yezidi Woman, Two Children Rescued in Syria

BAS News - 2017-10-22 10:44
ERBIL — The Office of Yezidi Abductees' Affairs in Duhok Province stated that three more Kurdish Yezidis have been rescued from Islamic State (IS) recently in Syria. Hussein Qaidi, head of the office, told BasNews that a Kurdish Yezidi woman, named Miyan ...

Al-Raqqa liberation, federalizing Syria’s first step-4

ANHA - 2017-10-21 16:46
During a military campaign lasted for 4 months, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) managed to liberate IS mercenaries' so-called capital city in Syria. Al-Raqqa historical city "al-Rashid city" has been liberated from IS mercenaries' darkness to be the corner ...

Iran, Syria ink MoU on military cooperation

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri signed a military cooperation memorandum of understanding (MoU) with his Syrian counterpart General Ali Abdullah Ayoub in Damascus. ...

Syria’s Kurds led the advance on Raqqa, but now may fracture

The Economist - 2017-10-21 07:27
The wreckage of Raqqa THE bodies of the dead would hang for days from the railings in the main square of Raqqa. It was a macabre reminder to residents that Islamic State (IS) had declared the capital of its so-called caliphate in the Syrian city. Signs a ...

Al-Raqqa liberation; federalizing Syria’s first step-3

ANHA - 2017-10-20 20:19
In a special operation and through special teams, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)liberated al-Raqqa city, the alleged capital of IS mercenaries. On October 17, 2017, al-Raqqa liberation proved that SDF were the only forces in the region to move in an organ ...

Syrian Democratic Forces Liberate Raqqa

The Global Coalition - 2017-10-20 18:17
The Coalition congratulates our Syrian Democratic Forces partners on their announcement of the liberation of Raqqa, Syria, from Daesh occupation Oct. 20. Daesh's loss of Mosul and now Raqqah are turning points for the terrorist organization whose leaders ...

Syria's War Post-ISIS: A Race for Resources

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-20 14:58
Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Syria Noah Bonsey talks about the race for resources taking place along the Euphrates river as different sides of Syria's conflict continue to capture territory from ISIS. ...

Kurdistan can still be independent

Washington Times - 2017-10-20 13:48
The autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq held a referendum on independence on Sept. 25. It was overwhelmingly approved. This referendum, not surprisingly however, has precipitously raised tensions not only with Iraq but also with Turkey, Syria an ...

Al-Raqqa liberation; federalizing Syria’s first step-2

ANHA - 2017-10-19 15:38
Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) managed to inflict heavy losses on mercenaries in 8 months liberating most of the territories of the city from the hand of mercenaries and surrounded them in the city and starting the campaign to liberate the city through the ...

Putin and Netanyahu Discuss Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-10-18 16:09
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, discussed the recent events in Kurdistan Region during a phone conversation on Wednesday. Putin has held a telephone conversation with Netanyahu to discuss the Syria ...

Al-Raqqa liberation; federalizing Syria’s first step-1

ANHA - 2017-10-18 15:31
Al-Raqqa which was considered as the capital of IS today is being librated by Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) and this is the first step toward building federal Syria, Hawar news agency prepared a dossier about al-Raqqa city composed of five parts including ...

Syria’s Fractured Future

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-18 02:05
Despite recent successes in Syria for the regime, Iran, Russia and Syria’s Kurds, deeper polarisation than ever points to a future in which the country remains chronically divided. ...

After victory in Raqqa over IS, Kurds face tricky peace

Reuters - 2017-10-17 18:14
RAQQA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish groups who led the fight against Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa must navigate a complex peace to avoid ethnic tension with the city's Arab majority and to secure critical U.S. aid. ...

PYD elections in Syrian Kurdistan illegitimate

KNC Geneva - 2017-10-17 13:45
On 21st of September 2017, the first municipal elections organized by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) took place in northern Syria in territories under their control. Thereby, administrative committees for the municipalities of the Kurdish regions were e ...

” Our best consolation is liberation”

ANHA - 2017-10-17 09:54
NEWS DESK- The Democratic Leftist Party in Syria paid condolences to our agencies on the loss of our correspondents Delishan Ibish and Hogir Muhammed. “The best condolence for us and all the martyrs is the liberation of al-Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor from the c ...

Fawza Youssef: Federation is solution, must circulated all over Syria

ANHA - 2017-10-16 15:14
The co-chair of the Executive Body of Democratic North-Syria Federation Fawza Youssef said during a meeting held in the Lebanese capital Beirut that the federation is not only for Kurdish people, rather, it is for all Syrian people assuring that it is the ...

Kurdish Journalist Succumbed to His Injuries After Blast in Syria

BAS News - 2017-10-15 19:46
ERBIL — A Kurdish journalist reportedly lost his life on Sunday after sustaining sever injuries in a bombing near Syria’s Deir ez-Zur last week. Hogir Muhammed was working for Hawar News Agency (ANHA) in Syrian Kurdistan, and he was wounded earlier on Oc ...

Can Russia claim ‘victory’ in the Middle East?

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:35
Chiman Salih | Ekurd.net The escalating Russian involvement in the Middle East in recent years has been characterised by the Kremlin’s signing of important bilateral defense and economic agreements with the region’s various conflicting parties – Syria, I ...

Al Qaeda on Rise in Syria

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:35
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net While the United States and NATO remains focused on defeating Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, al Qaeda in Syria is accumulating strength and territory at an alarming pace and may eventually pose the most daunting counterterrorism ...

100 IS Militants Surrender in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-10-14 17:47
ERBIL— As a US-led coalition is on the verge of taking the full control of Raqqa, Syria, from the Islamic State (IS) organization, around 100 members of the group have surrendered since Friday, according to a report by Reuters. The report also stated the ...

Islamic State faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syrian YPG says

Reuters - 2017-10-14 15:10
AIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State is on the verge of defeat in Syria's Raqqa and the city may finally be cleared of the jihadists on Saturday or Sunday, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia told Reuters on Saturday. ...

SDF Completely Liberates Raqqa from IS

BAS News - 2017-10-14 12:18
ERBIL — A source from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed on Saturday that they have completed the liberation of Raqqa, Islamic State’s stronghold in northern Syria. A source from SDF told BasNews “SDF, backed by the Global Coalition, fully liber ...

US-backed forces in Syria say ‘final’ battle for Raqqa is on

Washington Post - 2017-10-14 12:05
The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria said on Saturday that they are waging the “final” battle to uproot the extremists from the northern city of Raqqa, once the de facto capital of the militant group. ...

Turkish forces set up positions in Syria's Idlib-rebel

Reuters - 2017-10-13 09:53
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces that entered Syria's Idlib province late on Thursday have started setting up observation positions that appear aimed at containing a Kurdish militia, a senior rebel involved in the operation said early on Friday. ...

First Turkish military convoy enters Syria's Idlib

Reuters - 2017-10-13 04:46
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A first convoy of the military operation that Turkey is carrying out in Syria's Idlib province crossed into the area late on Thursday, two rebels and a witness said. ...

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

BAS News - 2017-10-12 10:44
More Yezidis to be freed in the next hours, official says ERBIL — A seven-year-old Kurdish Yezidi boy was rescued from Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday overnight in Syria, the directorate of Yezidi Abductees' Affairs said on Thursday. Hussein Qaidi, the h ...

The Other al-Baghdadi — and the Christians Fighting for Freedom in Syria

National Review - 2017-10-10 14:04
Raqqa, Syria — The soldiers of the Syriac Military Council sit on a rug in an abandoned home in the urban wreckage of the caliphate’s capital, perhaps 200 yards from ISIS, drinking tea and chain-smoking. The predominantly Christian unit is a small but sym ...

Seven Yezidis Freed from IS Captivity in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2017-10-10 11:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Directorate of Yezidi Abductees' Affairs stated that seven Kurdish Yezidis have been rescued from Islamic State (IS) over the past 24 hours. Hussein Qaidi, head of the directorate, told BasNews “a woman aged 30 ...
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