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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 ...

US sends 112 truckloads of military equipment to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
The US has sent 112 more truckloads of military equipment to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday. ...

Syrian Kurds are not fighting for independence: Salih Muslim

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
The co-Leader of Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, stated that the goal of the Kurds in the north of the country is not to become independent, adding that Kurds are not alone in the region and there are other ethnics who are f ...

SDF secured 50 percent of Raqqa from IS: YPG spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-08-07 10:33
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are involved in a “big battle” with Islamic State (IS) militants in their Syrian de-facto capital of Raqqa, where 50 percent of the territory is secured, a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG said on Sunday, August ...

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. ...

Raqqa police forces release 23 ISIS suspects

Aranews - 2017-08-06 04:55
ARA News Raqqa’s Internal Security Forces (RISF) on Saturday released 23 prisoners who were detained on charges of working with ISIS. The RISF has been working on clearing areas liberated by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) “in order to gua ...

US-led coalition denies delivery of tanks to Syrian Democratic Forces

Aranews - 2017-08-05 01:44
ARA News Coalition spokesperson Ryan Dillon on Thursday denied reports that the US-led coalition is providing tanks to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). “If that is the question and you had asked about the SDF receiving tanks from the Unite ...

US Provides List of Weapons Sent to YPG

BAS News - 2017-08-03 21:07
ERBIL — The United States has rejected the media reports claiming that Washington had sent “tanks” and “hundreds of truckloads of weapons” to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). “The majority of U.S. military assistance, which consists pr ...

US sends more weapons to YPG despite Ankara’s objections

Waar Media - 2017-08-02 10:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The US has sent 100 more truckloads of weapons to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey claims is affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), in the northern Syrian city of R ...

Kurdish-led SDF advances against IS in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-08-02 09:09
The U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are on the verge of seizing full control of the southern neighborhoods of Islamic State-held Raqqa, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday. ...

US sends more weapons to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-08-02 09:09
The US has sent 100 more truckloads of weapons to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, Turkey state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Monday. ...

Syrian Democratic Forces capture more ground in Raqqa

Aranews - 2017-08-02 02:34
ARA News The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday made new gains in the fight against ISIS militants in Raqqa city, advancing in two neighbourhoods. The SDF leadership said that advances continue in the neighbourhoods of Nazlah Shehada a ...

PYD dismisses reports of Turkish forces entering villages near Kobane

KurdPress - 2017-08-01 13:07
The reports about the Turkish forces entering several villages near the Syrian city of Kobane are untrue, Rezan Hiddo, the representative of the Syrian Democratic Council, which includes the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), told Sputnik on Monday. ...

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 ...

YPG may leave Raqqa operation if Turkish attacks continue: commander

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
A commander of Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the largest component of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that the forces may leave the coalition operation in Raqqa if Turkish forces continue to attack Kurdish-dominated regions ...

Syrian Kurds to hold local elections

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
The Syrian Kurdish Constituent Council decided on a number of deadlines for the elections in the "federation" in the north of Syria. ...

US increases military support to Kurdish-led forces in Syria

Aranews - 2017-07-30 01:18
ARA News The United States has increased its military support to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in a step to accelerate the anti-ISIS Raqqa campaign, military sources reported on Saturday. A spokesman for the SDF confirmed to ARA News th ...

US Delivers New Shipments of Arms to YPG: Report

BAS News - 2017-07-29 17:04
ERBIL — The United States has delivered two new shipments of weapons to the Syrian Kurdish forces leading the Raqqa operation. According to a report by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency, 100 trucks, loaded with military equipment, entered the Kurdish are ...

ISIS militants fight back in Raqqa, hit SDF-held areas

Aranews - 2017-07-29 02:28
ARA News Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) stepped up their resistance against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the city of Raqqa, targeting areas recently lost to the SDF. The radical group attacked headquarters of the Kurdish ...

Syrian Democratic Forces advance in Raqqa, hit ISIS defences

Aranews - 2017-07-27 04:00
ARA News The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday made new gains in the battle for Raqqa city after heavy clashes with Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants. The US-backed forces seized more ground in Raqqa city after hitting ISIS’s defences. ...

LGBT unit joins Kurdish forces in fight against ISIS extremists in Syria

Aranews - 2017-07-26 19:18
ARA News A group of volunteer fighters have joined the ranks of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the fight against ISIS extremists. The group announced the first LGBT brigade formed to combat Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadists. The Queer I ...

U.S. delivers drones to Kurdish –led Syrian forces

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 14:12
According to reports released by Syrian media the U.S. has sent drones to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that is fighting against the Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turkish air strikes kill 11 Kurdish militants in southeast – army

Kom News - 2017-07-11 17:36
Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish militant targets in two areas of southeast Turkey overnight, killing 11 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters, the army said on Tuesday. One air operation was conducted near the Syrian border, in the Dargecit district o ...

SDF captures town with IS military base near Raqqa

Kom News - 2017-07-11 17:36
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured a town south of the city of Raqqa where Islamic State ran a major military base and training camp, a spokesman for the militias said on Tuesday. An alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting under the bann ...

US is number one weapon supplier to Syrian Kurds: Putin

KurdPress - 2017-07-09 10:47
While Moscow does maintain contact with numerous groups of Syrian Kurds, it appears that the US is currently the chief weapon supplier for the Kurdish forces in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces breach wall of Old City of Raqqa

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
WASHINGTON,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces in Syria have breached the wall surrounding the Old City of Raqqa as they try to retake the city from the Islamic State group, the US Central Command has said. “Coalition forces supported the SDF advance into t ...

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 ...

Turkish army shells Syrian Kurdistan’s Afrin, multiple dead

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurdish forces say Turkish forces and Ankara-backed Syrian Arab fighters have shelled Kurdish villages in Syrian Kurdistan, killing a woman and two children. The Kurdish-run Hawar news agency said Tuesday the overnight sh ...

What Syrian Kurds can expect after Islamic State defeat

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
MOSCOW,— Thanks to the concerted efforts of Iraqi, Syrian and Kurdish-led troops in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group IS [Daesh] is doomed. The main question now is what will happen when the dust settles following its destruction, Gevorg Mirzayan, ...

Thousands of Syrian Kurds protest in Afrin against expected Turkey attack

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Tens of thousands of people protested on Wednesday in the Kurdish canton of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syria, against Turkey, as speculation mounts it is planning to attack the Kurdish border region. The demonstrators t ...

Kurdish YPG militia says Turkey ‘declaring war’ in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Wednesday that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of Syrian Kurdistan, northwestern Syria, amounted to a “declaration of war” which could trigger clashes wi ...
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