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Russia deploys military police in southern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 11:57
Russia deployed its military police in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus to try to enforce a de-escalation zone it said it had agreed with the Syrian opposition. ...

45% of Raqqa city liberated, operations ongoing: SDF

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 11:57
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reported on Monday that 45 per cent of Raqqa city has been liberated from the Islamic State (IS) militants since the launch of a major operation to retake the city from the radical group last month. ...

Washington's Dead End in Syria / Sam Heller

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 11:57
On July 4, the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), broke into the Old City of Raqqa, the jihadist pseudo-state’s de facto Syrian capital. Although fighting in R ...

SDF controls 41 percent of Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-07-24 23:38
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has controlled 41 percent of Raqqa, the Islamic State (IS) stronghold in Syria, after launching nearly 50-day offensive there, a monitor group reported on Monday. ...

SDF completely liberated officers’ housing

ANHA - 2017-07-24 17:07
Before a while, the fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have completely liberated the officers' housing in Nazlah Shuhadah neighborhood, and the clashes resulted in killing 11 mercenaries and 4 of them were kept at the fighters hands. ...

SDF in Control of 41% of Raqqa After 50 Days of Anti-IS Assault

BAS News - 2017-07-24 16:00
ERBIL — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has liberated 41% of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) as the battle for the city enters its eighth week. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has confirmed that the SDF is now i ...

10 IS Fleeing Members Killed near Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2017-07-23 18:07
ERBIL— While they were trying to flee to Syria, 10 Turkmen members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Sunday by the Iraqi forces southwest of Mosul. Lt. Col. Hussein Imad from Nineveh police service told BasNews that the extremists were moving from ...

PKK Arrests More Than 40 Own Officials in Syria

BAS News - 2017-07-23 14:52
Most of them have been charged with corruption ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)'s offshoot in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), has arrested over 40 of its own leaders in the region. Sherzad Abbas, an official from the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENK ...

US Urges YPG to Rebrand Itself in Order to Receive Legitimacy

BAS News - 2017-07-23 00:38
IZMIR — The US urged its main ally in the Syrian fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS) to rebrand itself, in order to avoid further opposition from Turkey, the head of US special forces said on Friday. US Army General, Raymond Thomas, said durin ...

U.S. asks YPG 'you have got to change your brand'

KurdPress - 2017-07-22 11:11
One of America's most senior generals said on Friday he instructed the Kurdish YPG militia to change its "brand" a day or so before it unveiled an alliance with Syrian Arabs in 2015 under the name Syrian Democratic Forces. ...

US says Syria crisis needs political solution

KurdPress - 2017-07-22 11:11
A US president adviser says the country is seeking a political resolution to the conflict in Syria and won’t insist on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s immediate ouster. ...

SDF cleared 30 percent of Raqqa: Brett McGurk

KurdPress - 2017-07-22 11:11
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have cleared 30 percent of Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) militants in the last week, the U.S. special envoy said. ...

Turkey Can Ally with Syria’s Kurds Someday / David Pollock

KurdPress - 2017-07-21 20:02
The July 5 headline in Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper, quoting Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus reads as follows: “Turkey Says It’s Not Declaring War On YPG [Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or People's Protection Units],” the main Syrian Kurdish militia just ac ...

Syrian, Lebanese troops join Hezbollah in major ground offensive

Waar Media - 2017-07-21 14:39
WAAR-DUHOK: The Syrian army and members of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive on Friday aimed at ending the years-long presence of hundreds of militants in a border area between the two countries. The offensive was widel ...

Trump scraps covert CIA program to arm Syrian rebels

Roji Kurd - 2017-07-21 00:04
Roji Kurd: US President Donald Trump has decided to end a secret CIA operation to support Syrian rebels fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad, The Washington Post reports. Assad ally Russia had long pushed for such a step. The U.S. decision was intended ...

Trump Ends Covert Aid to Arab Rebels Trying to Topple Assad

Waar Media - 2017-07-20 16:37
WAAR-DUHOK: The US has ended its clandestine support to Syria’s armed Arab opposition, American officials have disclosed. The program was separate from US aid to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), and the en ...

“A Weed in Paradise” novel tells tough tales of Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2017-07-20 10:48
“A Weed in Paradise” is a new novel by the Syrian novelist and Journalist Haitham Hussein. The novelist, Haitham Hussein, presents intertwined stories from a seemingly frivolous reality in which the victims exchange glances of hatred, accusation and reve ...

SDF Denies Rumours Over Suspended Advances Against IS in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-07-20 00:32
IZMIR — Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Commander Klara Reqa denied the reports about their operation against IS, by saying that such rumours are spread to smear the advances in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Kirdistan24 reported. Reqa further pointed out that ...

Daesh in organisational disarray – Life under Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-19 15:41
Al-Baghdadi’s reported death leads to disarray in Daesh’s ranks On 11 July, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that it had received news from a source inside the Daesh leadership structure, that the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghda ...

MSD: we adopt July 19th Revolution, we will follow its path

ANHA - 2017-07-19 13:39
The Syrian Democratic Council (MSD) congratulated on the 5th anniversary of July 19th Revolution, and stated that they adopt this revolution and promise to revolt till achieving this revolution's aims. MSD said "we believe that our revolution's epics incr ...

32 mercenaries killed, SDF advance

ANHA - 2017-07-18 12:27
AL-RAQQA- Fierce clashes erupted during the last 24 hours in all fighting axes in al-Raqqa, and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters entered another neighborhood south of the city. Moreover, the battles resulted in killing 32 mercenaries among them a s ...

Will the Americans Abandon Us?

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-17 19:26
Our Senior Analyst for Syria Noah Bonsey visits the north east of the country to meet a Syrian Kurdish organisation that has made the region relatively secure, yet knows that it still has far to go in its struggle – particularly for long-term U.S. suppor ...

IS Emir Responsible for VBIED Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2017-07-17 18:09
ERBIL- The Islamic State (IS) emir who was responsible for the organization’s Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) has been killed, according to a report by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). The agency, citing informed officials, said tha ...

Lahur Talabany: Islamic State leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive

Waar Media - 2017-07-17 14:19
WAAR-DUHOK: A top Kurdish counter-terrorism official said on Monday he was 99 percent sure that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was alive and located south of the Syrian city of Raqqa, after reports that he had been killed. “Baghdadi is definit ...

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. ...

Kurds should be included in Geneva intra-Syrian talks: Russia

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 08:56
The Kurds need to be incorporated in the Syrian opposition delegation at the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva as an important political and military force, as well as a part of the Syrian society, Russian Ambassador to the UN Office in Geneva Alexey Borodavki ...

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 ...

Syrian rebels claim SDF spokesman injured in IS attack

KurdPress - 2017-07-14 18:14
Syrian opposition forces and some Turkish media have claimed that the Spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Talal Silo, has been wounded in an attack by the Islamic State (IS). ...

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. ...

“I bought my father’s life by selling my own”

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-14 17:53
Kawthar (21) lives with her family in al-Azzawi, a small village near Shaddadi (southern Hasakeh province, in Syria). During her lifetime, she has seen her small village change hands four times already: from the Syrian regime to Ahrar al-Sham, Daesh and f ...

MSD Women Bureau condemns crimes against women

ANHA - 2017-07-13 16:07
QAMISHLO – Syrian Democratic Board’s Women Bureau condemned the crimes committed against women by the Islamic state mercenaries, and commemorated the martyr Hanaa who was tortured by IS till she reached dignified martyrdom. This came in a statement releas ...

Video shows clashes ongoing in al-Raqqa eastern axis

ANHA - 2017-07-13 14:16
AL-RAQQA- The reporters of (Firat FM) radio station observed a part of the clashes ongoing east of al-Raqqa city. The battles between Syrian Democratic Forces (SFD) and IS mercenaries in al-Raqqa city have been continuing since June 6 amid a notable advan ...

Al-Tabqa Civil Council strives at rescuing generations

ANHA - 2017-07-13 11:58
AL-TABQA- Al-Tabqa Civil Council intends to rescue whole generations which ignorance was imposed on them after the city was occupied by several mercenary gangs with the beginning of the Syrian crisis in mid-March, 2011. Al-Tabqa Civil Council held a meeti ...

Mercenaries use civilians to open mined roads

ANHA - 2017-07-13 11:58
Eyewitnesses among civilians who were liberated by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that IS mercenaries sent some mercenaries to areas planted by mines in the frontal axis of al-Diriya neighborhood and most of the members of two families lost their l ...

SDF not attended in anti-IS coalition meeting: US official

KurdPress - 2017-07-13 06:35
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an umbrella group overwhelmingly made up of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), has not attended any meeting in Washington of the international coalition to fight against the Islamic State (IS), a U.S. o ...

German Court Sentences Syrian Refugee to Prison on Terrorism Charges

BAS News - 2017-07-12 23:58
SOFIA — A German court convicted a Syrian refugee on terrorism charges after he was suspected of plotting an attack in Denmark. The court found the 21-year-old man guilty “of collecting components to make bombs with the intent of carrying out attacks in ...

SDF Excluded From Coalition Meetings in Washington

BAS News - 2017-07-12 18:58
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has not attended any meetings of the US-led International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), a US official told the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News on Wednesday. According to the US official, the ...

West al-Raqqa: SDF liberated other 115 civilians

ANHA - 2017-07-12 14:53
The special teams in Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for liberating the civilians liberated on Wednesday morning 115 civilians from al-Diriya and Tayar neighborhoods west of al-Raqqa city. ...

Fierce clashes erupted in al-Rowda, 17 mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-07-12 14:53
AL-RAQQA- Meanwhile, fierce battles are ongoing between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and IS mercenaries in al-Rowda neighborhood northeast of al-Raqqa city. According to the information, the continuous battles in the neighborhood have resulted in killin ...
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