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Pictures: US Deploys Forces Along the Syrian-Turkish Border in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-04-29 13:01
YPG says the US forces will be monitoring the situation along the border ERBIL — According to the Syrian Kurdish People's Defense Units (YPG), US forces will be monitoring the situation along the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) border with Turkey after the lat ...

Turkey Suggests US New Raqqa Plan Without YPG

BAS News - 2017-04-16 00:57
ERBIL — During his recent visit to Washington, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık proposed a new plan to liberate Syria’s Raqqa from Islamic State. The plan includes Turkey and United States without the Syrian Kurdish forces having a role. Işık told Mat ...

US, Russia Competing over YPG: Turkish FM

BAS News - 2017-04-10 00:23
SOFIA — The United States (US) and Russia are competing over the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), said Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Sunday. According to the Turkish Foreign Minister, both the US and Russia are "competing f ...

Kurds best to fight against IS, YPG representative tells Kurdpress

KurdPress - 2017-03-29 13:03
The representative of the Syrian Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) in the anti-IS coalition stated that cooperation between Kurds in Syria and the coalition led by the U.S. is based on common interests and stated that Kurds are the best choice to fi ...

Russia to set up military base in Syrian Kurdistan after deal with Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Russia is setting up a military base in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) in an agreement with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia that controls the area and will be training YPG fighters as part of the fight against terrorism, th ...

Russia denies plans for new military bases in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
MOSCOW,— Russia does not plan to open new military bases in Syrian Kurdistan, the defense ministry said on Monday, after the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said it had reached a deal with Moscow for a new military base in northwestern Syria. “There are no pl ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG aiming to expand to 100,000 fighters by end of 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia of Syrian Kurdistan aims to expand its force by about two-thirds to more than 100,000 fighters this year, it told Reuters, a plan that would strengthen autonomous Kurdish enclaves that are of de ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG says Turkey shells villages in Afrin

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkish shelling of Syrian villages in the Kurdish region of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) near the border wounded 10 civilians on Wednesday, the Kurdish YPG militia said. “This morning from 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) the Turkish ar ...

Russian troops go to Syrian Kurdish area shelled by Turkey: YPG

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Russian forces went to a Kurdish-controlled area of Syrian Kurdistan (northwestern Syria) that was shelled by Turkey on Wednesday, the spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia said. “Russian forces headed to the Jandaris area where ...

Exclusive: Syrian Kurdish YPG aims to expand force to over 100,000

Reuters - 2017-03-20 16:25
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia aims to expand its force by about two-thirds to more than 100,000 fighters this year, it told Reuters, a plan that would strengthen autonomous Kurdish enclaves that are of deep concern to neighboring Turke ...

Syrian Kurds say Raqqa offensive will start in early April

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The leader of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia of Syrian Kurdistan, Sipan Hemo, announced that the US-backed attack on Islamic State’s stronghold in Raqqa will start early in April. US officials, on the other hand, have made no ...

YPG says Raqqa assault starts early April

KurdPress - 2017-03-18 11:19
The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), an armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), has revealed that the offensive to retake Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) would be launched in early April. ...

Raqqa Assault Starts Early April: YPG

BAS News - 2017-03-18 01:06
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), an armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), has revealed that the offensive to retake Raqqa from Islamic State would be launched in early April. "Regarding the decision to liberate Raqqa ...

Exclusive: Syrian Kurdish YPG says Raqqa attack to start in early April

Reuters - 2017-03-17 16:50
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said a U.S.-backed assault to drive Islamic State from its de-facto capital Raqqa would begin at the start of April and the YPG would be taking part, despite fierce opposition from neighboring ...

Turkey Forms New Arab Army Front to Fight Rojava

Waar Media - 2017-03-16 13:12
WAAR-DUHOK: The leaders of some 50 Syrian Arab tribes in Turkey on Tuesday declared they would form a new army to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) and the US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Rojava (northeastern Syria). Convening in the Ku ...

YPG Hands over 4 More Villages to Syrian Regime Forces

BAS News - 2017-03-16 00:14
The villages are Kurdish populated MANBIJ — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Wednesday has handed over four other villages in western Manbij to the Syrian regime forces, a local source told BasNews. Villages of Boghaz, Milweran, sabw ...

U.S. says Kurdish YPG group of Syrian Kurdistan not terrorist

E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
WASHINGTON,— The United States supports the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syrian Kurdistan despite Turkey’s concerns over the issue, U.S. State Department spokesperson Mark Toner has said, repeating that Washington still views the Kurdistan ...

Turkey to hit Syrian Kurdish forces in Manbij if they stay: FM

E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
Russia’s potential support for Syrian Kurds may be headache for Turkey ANKARA,— Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday Turkey would strike against U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG militia in the Syrian town of Manbij if they did not leave. Cav ...

Germany bans Kurdish PKK, YPG flags, Ocalan’s pictures: Spiegel

E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
BERLIN,— Germany has reportedly banned a total of 33 symbols used by Kurdish political and military groups, including the flag of a US ally in Syrian Kurdistan, YPG militia, and a portrait of Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader. The move comes amid Germany’s ...

Germany bans logo of YPG and Ocalan pictures

KurdPress - 2017-03-11 11:16
The German government banned pictures of the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan and also the logo of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), local media reported on Friday. ...

New U.S. government’s policy towards PKK and YPG

KurdPress - 2017-03-09 11:28
The U.S. interim Department of State secretary said the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is a terrorist organization but Washington, in spite of Turkey, believes that Syrian Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) forces have no ties with the PKK. ...

Why foreigners join Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Captivated by the idea of fighting jihadists, or dedicated to starting a “revolution,” foreigners have diverse reasons for joining the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria). The group is ...

Turkey to hit Syrian Kurdish forces ‘unless leaves Manbij’: FM

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkey Thursday threatened to strike Syrian Kurdish militia forces if they don’t withdraw from Manbij, a former bastion of IS extremists that has been taken over by predominantly-Kurdish forces. “We will strike the YPG if they do not retreat,” F ...

Turkey will strike YPG unless it leaves Manbij: FM

KurdPress - 2017-03-03 13:10
Turkey will strike the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the military wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), if they do not withdraw from Manbij in northern Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on March 2, Hurriyet dail ...

Turkey will Attack YPG Unless it Withdraws from Manbij: FM

BAS News - 2017-03-02 21:46
ERBIL — Turkey will conduct military offensives against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Manbij, northern Syria, if they reject to withdraw, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. He told reporters on Thursday that Ankara an ...

YPG no threat to Turkey: US

KurdPress - 2017-03-02 15:32
The top U.S. commander in the campaign against Islamic State (IS) argued on March 1 that the Syrian pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) does “not pose a threat to Turkey.” ...

167 Arab forces join YPG

KurdPress - 2017-02-23 12:05
167 Syrian Arabs joined the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) after receiving training periods. ...

Russia does not designate PKK and YPG as terrorists: official

KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
Russia does not recognize the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as terrorist organizations, said Russian Foreign Ministry official Aleksandr Botsan-Harshenko in an interview with Russian news outlet Inte ...

Russia Does Not Designate PKK and YPG As Terrorists: Official

BAS News - 2017-02-11 17:23
Aleksandr Botsan-Harshenko says PKK and YPG are not the list of terrorists in Russia ISTANBUL — Russia does not recognize the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as terrorist organizations, said Russian F ...

YPG Police Opens Fire at a Civilian Refusing to Join Army

BAS News - 2017-02-11 13:23
PYD security forces also arrested two members from KDPS and ENKS ERBIL — The People's Defense Units (YPG) forces, the armed wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) opened fire at a civilian after he refused to join YPG, Democracy Center f ...

Erdogan asks Trump: Stop supporting Kurdish YPG militia

Waar Media - 2017-02-08 14:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call overnight to act together regarding the Islamic State controlled Syrian towns of al-Bab and Raqqa, Turkish presidential sources said on Wednesday. The two ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG say not bound by Astana peace talks outcome

E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
BEIRUT,— The Kurdish YPG militia of Syrian Kurdistan said on Monday it would not be bound by any decision that comes out of peace talks under way in Kazakhstan as it was not involved in the meetings. Indirect talks between representatives of the Syrian g ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG denies receiving U.S. armored vehicles: spokesman

E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
YPG says U.S. armored vehicles goes to Arabs QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The syrian Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units YPG has denied receiving armored vehicles from the United States, a statement by YPG said on Wednesday. The official spok ...

Another US volunteer killed in Raqqa operation

Aranews - 2017-01-22 21:10
ARA News Syrian Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Sunday announced the death of the US volunteer Paolo Todd [aka Kawa Amed] in clashes with Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants near Raqqa. Todd, born in Los Angeles, California, was kill ...

Syrian Kurds appeal to resolve Rojava's political disputes

Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 15:23
Protesters hold Kurdistan and People's Protection Units (YPG) flags during an open-ended demonstration to denounce the Turkish bombardment in the Kurdish areas of northern Syria, London, United Kingdom, Feb. 21, 2016. The YPG is the PYD's military wing, w ...

Syrian Kurdish regions will not be connected: expert

KurdPress - 2017-01-15 11:32
A political expert and a Birmingham University professor, Scott Lucas, believes that Syrian Kurdish regions will not be connected to each other and the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG), the forces that are controlling the regions, will finally acc ...

Turkey, US take Syrian Kurdish battle to Twittersphere / Amberin Zaman

KurdPress - 2017-01-13 21:44
In a blistering Jan. 11 editorial in the Washington Post, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu didn’t mince words: “Turkey has been expected to endure the morally bankrupt cooperation between our strategic ally and the YPG/PYD. As the PKK is ever em ...

Turkey hopes Trump will stop backing Syrian Kurdish YPG: minister

KurdPress - 2017-01-13 00:40
Turkey hopes the incoming U.S. administration under President-elect Donald Trump will "correct the mistake" of allying with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the fight against Islamic State, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday, Reuters reported. ...

Turkish helicopters bomb the rural areas of Syrian Kurdistan: YPG

E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Three Turkish military helicopters have entered Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) airspace and bombarded the rural areas of the Kurdish region. The Syrian Kurdish YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Office said in a statement the Turki ...

Canadian volunteer killed fighting Islamic State alongside Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Canadian volunteer with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), Nazzareno Antonio Tassone, was killed in operation to retake the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) group, the YPG said in a statement on Tuesday. “ ...

PYD says not invited to peace talks

KurdPress - 2017-01-10 21:54
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and its political arm the PYD will not be invited to planned peace talks in Kazakhstan, a PYD official said on Tuesday, an outcome that would leave a key player in the conflict off the negotiating table, Reuters reported. ...

Syrian Kurdish groups say not invited to peace talks

Reuters - 2017-01-10 15:06
PARIS (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and its political arm the PYD will not be invited to planned peace talks in Kazakhstan, a PYD official said on Tuesday, an outcome that would leave a key player in the conflict off the negotiating table. ...

Turkey’s war on Syrian Kurds under scrutiny

Aranews - 2017-01-09 01:27
ARA News Cizre – The Turkish Army announced the death of 291 Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) during military operations in northern Syria. The death toll, declared by Turkey on 7 January 2017, included Kurdish casualties since Turk ...

US to pay price for supporting Syrian Kurds: Turkey

Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 19:12
Fighters of the Kurdish Women's Protection Units (YPJ), a part of the People's Protection Units (YPG) are seen in training at a military camp in Malikiya, Hassaka province in Syrian Kurdistan, Dec. 9, 2013. (Photo: Reuters) ...

YPG Has to Return Control of Territories to Damascus: Official

BAS News - 2017-01-06 17:43
Haisam Hasoun says sooner or later, YPG has to return the control of all the territories under its control ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People's Defense Units (YPG) which is the major constituent of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will soon abandon the ...

Turkey PM expects Trump to stop supporting YPG

Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-04 20:02
Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (FSA) fighters and a US special operations forces soldiers are seen in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa, May 25, 2016. (Photo: AFP) ...

Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish positions in northern Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-04 20:02
A military hovercraft reportedly belonging to the Turkish army seen over the countryside of Syria's Kurdish-held northeastern town of Til Elo, Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan), Syria, January 03, 2017. (Photo: YPG Press Office) ...

Turkey demands US to stop supporting Kurdish YPG forces in Syria

Aranews - 2017-01-04 00:20
ARA News Qamishli – The new US Administration should stop supporting Syrian Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Tuesday. The Turkish PM also said that only Turkey is fighting ISIS, while ...

Turkey says Syrian Kurdish YPG should not be involved in peace talks

E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
ANKARA,— Turkey would welcome the United States at Syrian peace talks planned in Astana, Kazakhstan, but the Kurdish YPG militia of Syrian Kurdistan should not be involved, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. “From the start, we have ...

YPG should not be involved in Syria talks: Turkish FM

KurdPress - 2016-12-31 03:19
Turkey would welcome the United States at Syrian peace talks planned in Astana, Kazakhstan, but the Syrian Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) militia should not be involved, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. ...

Syria asks YPG to quit northern region

KurdPress - 2016-12-28 10:49
A Syrian general stated that Damascus wants Kurdish forces of Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) to leave the northern part of the country. ...

Kurdish YPG militia to leave Manbij

KurdPress - 2016-12-24 10:31
Syrian Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) said it had finished training local security units in Manbij, which it captured from Islamic State militants in August. ...

Kurdish YPG office in Prague shut down

Aranews - 2016-12-14 22:39
ARA News The representation office of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which opened in Prague in April 2016, has closed, the Czech media reported. According to media sources, the office closed because it failed to win the recognition of ...

CIA forms special unit to send arms to YPG

KurdPress - 2016-12-14 11:01
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is responsible to provide arms for the Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and has therefore formed a special unit in this regard. ...

Syrian rebels reportedly handed over Aleppo districts to Kurds

E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
BEIRUT,— Opposition factions reached an agreement with the Kurdish YPG to deliver Bustan al-Pasha, Al-Halak and other quarters bordering the Kurdish-controlled Sheikh Maqsoud district, according to a pro-opposition outlet. Amid the dramatic collapse of op ...

Kurdish YPG will protect Syria's Manbij from Daesh: US official

KurdPress - 2016-11-26 00:57
US Department of Defense spokesman Peter Cook said on Tuesday that Syrian Kurds may be among local forces remaining in the Syrian city of Manbij to secure it against potential attack by Daesh terror group, but the People's Protection Units (YPG) have mov ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG to withdraw from Manbij

KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) will withdraw from northern Syrian town of Manbij towards the east of the Euphrates River, the United States and the YPG both vowed on Nov. 16. ...

Kurdish YPG will protect Syria's Manbij from Daesh: US official

KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
US Department of Defense spokesman Peter Cook said on Tuesday that Syrian Kurds may be among local forces remaining in the Syrian city of Manbij to secure it against potential attack by Daesh terror group, but the People's Protection Units (YPG) have mov ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG forces withdraw from Manbij, head to Raqqa

E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish YPG militia will pull its forces from the Syrian city of Manbij and withdraw east of the Euphrates River in order to participate in the campaign to liberate the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, it said in a state ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG to withdraw from Manbij

KurdPress - 2016-11-19 09:38
The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) will withdraw from northern Syrian town of Manbij towards the east of the Euphrates River, the United States and the YPG both vowed on Nov. 16. ...

YPG Withdraws from Manbij to Reinforce Raqqa Frontline

BAS News - 2016-11-16 20:09
The decision was made after local forces received enough training to defend their areas ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish forces of People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Wednesday withdrew from the northern Syrian city of Manbij. After the party confirmed the repor ...
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