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Turkey Will Respond to Attacks from Syrian Kurds: Erdogan

BAS News - 2017-04-28 22:42
ISTANBUL — Turkey will respond to mortar attacks on its military outposts launched from a Kurdish-controlled area in northern Syria, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday. "[Turkey] has been subjected to mortar fire from the Syrian side f ...

Iranian, Russian officials discuss Syria developments

KurdPress - 2017-04-28 18:36
Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and visiting Russian President's Special Envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev in a meeting on Thursday discussed developments in Syria. ...

IS Media Center Razed in Coalition Airstrikes near Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-28 18:15
The coalition also caused damages to extremists' tactical units in Syria ERBIL— During 28 airstrikes by the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, the weaponry caches, oil apparatus and media center of the Islamic jihadists we ...

Syrian youth find freedom in Parkour

Reuters - 2017-04-28 16:36
INKHIL, Syria (Reuters) - Leaping over bombed roofs and jumping through damaged window frames, a group of teenagers run and swing their way through buildings left dilapidated by six years of war in the southern Syrian town of Inkhil. ...

U.S.-backed forces push against IS in slowed Raqqa campaign

Reuters - 2017-04-28 13:41
BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic State in Syria took several neighborhoods from the militant group in the town of Tabqa on Friday, they said in a statement, part of a campaign to oust Islamic State from its stronghold in Raqqa city. ...

Tensions escalate between Kurdish YPG forces and Turkish troops in Rojava

Waar Media - 2017-04-28 13:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Clashes continued for the third consecutive day between Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkey’s military in several areas in northern Syria, military sources reported on Friday. The Turkish Army bombed several vil ...

Coalition Conducts 29 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq on Wednesday

BAS News - 2017-04-27 23:43
SOFIA — Twenty-nine airstrikes were conducted by the US-led international coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in both Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press statement. According to the statement the coaliti ...

Trump Authorizes Pentagon Chief to Decide Troop Limits in Iraq, Syria

BAS News - 2017-04-27 22:09
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis broad authority to set the troop levels in Iraq and Syria, according to Pentagon spokesperson Dana White. The president has delegated authority to the Secretary of Defense to determ ...

At U.N., U.S. calls for pressure on Russia to try to end Syria war

Reuters - 2017-04-27 20:42
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, pushed the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to focus "all eyes and all pressure" on Russia to try and end the Syrian conflict and pressed for council action even if it fac ...

Jets bomb two hospitals in Syria's Idlib: medics, witnesses

Reuters - 2017-04-27 17:52
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jets believed to be Russian or Syrian hit two hospitals in rebel-held Idlib province on Thursday following several other strikes on medical facilities in northwestern Syria in recent weeks, residents, medical workers and activists said. ...

Israelis Learn to Live With a New Neighbor: Islamic State

WSJ - 2017-04-27 16:57
While most attention has focused on Islamic State’s shrinking but still vast territory in eastern Syria and northwestern Iraq, the extremist group has also proved surprisingly resilient in a pocket of southern Syria near Israeli-populated towns and villag ...

Al-Saloum: Global coalition must end Turkish aggression

ANHA - 2017-04-27 12:58
The Co-Chair of Constituent Council of the North of Syria Federal System Mansour al-Saloum denounced the Turkish attacks on Qereçox (Krashok) region in Rojava, and appealed to the global coalition to put an end to what he called as” Turkish barbaric aggre ...

Tukey prepares to occupy more in north of Syria

ANHA - 2017-04-27 12:58
A source stated that the Turkish occupation army is getting ready to set up a military base in al-Shiekh Barakat Mountain that is near Daret Azeh city west of Aleppo that is dominated by the mercenaries of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham. ...

Russia blames Turkish airstrikes against Kurdish forces

KurdPress - 2017-04-27 11:49
Russia said on Wednesday that Ankara has hindered efforts to combat the Islamic State (IS) and blamed Turkish military operations in Shingal, northern Iraq, and Syria that killed several Kurdish fighters. ...

UK could join U.S. action in event of new Syria chemical attack: Johnson

Reuters - 2017-04-27 10:49
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided to take action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use, foreign min ...

Trump gives Pentagon power to reset Iraq, Syria troop limits

Reuters - 2017-04-27 03:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has given the military the authority to reset a confusing system of troop limits in Iraq and Syria that critics said allowed the White House to micro-manage battlefield decisions and ultimately obscured the re ...

Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces

Reuters - 2017-04-26 15:49
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them. ...

US ‘deeply concerned’ about Turkish airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

Waar Media - 2017-04-26 14:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Acting US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner has criticized Turkey for attacking Kurdish Militery forces in Syria and Iraq early on Tuesday and not coordinating the operation with the United States in advance. The Turkish military carri ...

Coalition forces’ silence encourages Turkey to continue attacks

ANHA - 2017-04-26 13:19
personalities from the Syrian opposition condemned the Turkish bombardment on Rojava-North Syria, and they considered that the global coalition forces' silence about Turkish attacks encourages Turkey to continue its acts. The Syrian opposition also noted ...

A KDP-S Leader's House Comes Under Attack in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-04-26 12:18
ERBIL — A group of armed men in Rojava (the Kurdish region in Syria) raided the house of a leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) in Afrin city on Tuesday evening. Abdulrahman Apo, a leader of KDP-S, said in a statement that four ablazing ...

French intelligence report says Assad forces behind April 4 sarin attack

Reuters - 2017-04-26 10:59
PARIS (Reuters) - French intelligence services have concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria and that Assad or his closest entourage ordered the strike, a declassifie ...

Turkey Claims It Killed 70 PKK Guerrillas in Tuesday Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-04-26 00:13
SOFIA — The Turkish military has claimed the killing of 40 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in northern Iraq and 30 more in northeast Syria on Tuesday, the Turkish General Staff said. According to a statement released by the Turkish General Staff ...

Turkey jets attacks Shingal, Syria’s northeast

KurdPress - 2017-04-25 23:15
Turkey jets bombed the Iraqi northern city of Shingal and some Kurdish regions in Syria northeast which is under the control of the Kurdish forces of Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG). ...

U.S. expressed deep concern over Turkish strike against Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-04-25 23:15
The United States on Tuesday expressed "deep concern" over Turkish air strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq and said they were not authorized by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS), Reuters reported. ...

Turkish warplanes strike YBS targets in Kurdistan’s Sinjar

Waar Media - 2017-04-25 17:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish airplanes launched a massive attack on the positions of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sinjar and People’s Defense Units (YPG) in Rojava (northern Syria). Turkish military launched the large-scale attack against PKK and YPG on Tues ...

Astana expert meeting on Syria to be held on May 2

Waar Media - 2017-04-25 17:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Expert consultations on settling the situation in Syria are scheduled to be held in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana on May 2, Kazakh First Deputy Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi said on Tuesday. “The expert meeting is planned to be held in ...
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