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US Assures Turkey of Taking Back Arms from Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:57
ERBIL — Defense Secretary James Mattis has reported ensured his Turkish counterpart that all the weapons Washington has sent to the Syrian Kurds will be taken back once the war on Islamic State (IS) is concluded. According to a Turkish translation of the ...

U.S. will continue its support to Syrian Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 12:09
Washington-based analyst Nicholas A. Heras, Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), told ARA News in reaction to recent remarks by U.S. former envoy to Syria Robert Ford that the US will keep supporting the Kurds in Syria. ...

US will betray Kurds: Former envoy to Syria

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 10:11
Robert Ford, who served as envoy to Syria under former U.S. President Barack Obama from 2011 through 2014, said that the US “will betray the Kurds” and would not defend them against Syrian government. ...

Syria’s Kurds get 50 trucks of US armored vehicles, munitions

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 06:39
In line with attempts to supply the Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) with ammunition to fight the Islamic State terrorist group, the U.S. delivered 50 truckloads on Friday alone to the forces, Turkish media said. ...

Spirits high among Kurds in Syria as battle for Raqqa goes on

Kom News - 2017-06-16 17:30
Kurdish fighter Habun Kamishli proudly recalled the cat and mouse game she played with an Islamic State suicide bomber in the Syrian town of Raqqa, where the militant group is likely to make its last stand. “I was standing on a rooftop yesterday as our f ...

PYD’s Muslim Denies Any Ties with Damascus

BAS News - 2017-06-16 02:25
ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD) is not siding with the Syrian regime as Kurds have been experiencing bitter times since the establishment of the Baath regime, said Salih Muslim, the leader of the Syrian Kurdish party. Muslim explained in an inte ...

Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds Free Islamic State Slaves

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-14 22:32
Syrian Kurds are freeing Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS members. Get the full story here. The post Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds Free Islamic State Slaves appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds free Islamic State slaves

Kom News - 2017-06-14 17:27
Islamic State (IS) militants enslaved Noura Khalaf for three years, dragging her from her small Iraqi village across their territory in Syria. They bought and sold her five times before she was finally freed with her children last week. Khalaf is one of ...

Syrian Kurds say Turkey uses water as weapon of war

KurdPress - 2017-06-14 12:49
A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Monday accused Turkey of cutting the water of the Euphrates River, causing a drop in water levels in the Kurdish town of Kobane and in Tabqa. ...

Syrian Kurds, US alliance may not take long: experts

KurdPress - 2017-06-08 09:19
A number of political experts believe that Syrian Kurds want to use their alliance with the US to win international credibility but the alliance seems fragile and it is unlikely to take long. ...

US to provide heavy weapons for Syrian Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-06-07 08:26
A leading U.S. official has revealed that his country is planning to provide heavy arms for Kurdish fighters in Syria after Washington send light weapons to the Kurdish forces of Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) which is a part of the U.S.-led internationa ...

‘Cooperation with Kurds an obligation’ US tells Turkish Prime Minister

Waar Media - 2017-06-05 16:17
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States has informed the Turkish authorities about the start of an operation to liberate Syria’s Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) in cooperation with Syrian Kurdish forces, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Sunday. Accord ...

U.S. assures Turkey over arming Syrian Kurds in Islamic State fight

E-Kurd - 2017-06-04 22:57
WASHINGTON,— The US military offered assurances to Turkey on Thursday over supplying arms to Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan against the Islamic State group, after Ankara called the move “extremely dangerous.” “We are being transparent with Turkey o ...

PKK Planning to Open Trade Route Between Rojava and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-04 12:04
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) is planning to open a trade route with Iraq, according to a party’s advisor. Sehanok Dibo, a PKK senior advisor in Rojava, told his party’s official media that Rojava Kurds are willing t ...

Arms shipments from the US to Rojava Kurds

Waar Media - 2017-05-31 17:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States said on Tuesday it started distributing arms to Syrian Kurdish forces battling to help retake the city of Raqqa from Islamic State, moving ahead with a war plan that has angered NATO ally Turkey. Pentagon spokesman Major Adr ...

Turks Teaching Trump to Dump

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
Dr. M. Koohzad | Ekurd.net President Erdogan of Turkey came to Washington threatening, demanding, asking, even begging for a few things he badly needed. He wanted the U.S. to dump the Syrian Kurds who are bravely fighting ISIS, extradite his old friend F ...

U.S. starts sending weapons to Syrian Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-05-31 10:16
The United States said on Tuesday it started distributing arms to Syrian Kurdish militia battling to help retake the city of Raqqa in northern Syria from Islamic State (IS). ...

Turkey says U.S. envoy McGurk should be fired for backing the Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-05-19 14:58
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s leader told Donald Trump that his country will keep on fighting Syrian Kurdish militants even though they are a key U.S. ally against the Islamic State group, Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday, adding that a top U.S. envoy shoul ...

Michael Flynn Once Blocked Arming Syrian Kurds: Reports

BAS News - 2017-05-19 01:17
ISTANBUL — Former US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn reportedly blocked the plan to arm Kurds currently fighting to oust Islamic State (IS) militants from Syria’s Raqqa, after his company, Flynn Intel Group, had gotten a $530,000 contract from a ...

US Chooses to Support Syrian Kurds in Anti-IS Battle

BAS News - 2017-05-19 00:40
LEEDS — US has decided to cooperate with the Syrian Kurds rather than Turkey in Iraq, as Washington believes Ankara has not properly put effort into fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) and terrorism in generally, Kurdish representative to Russia sa ...

Turkey’s Erdogan urges U.S. to reverse decision on arming Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
ANKARA,— Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged the United States to reverse a decision on arming Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Turkey considers terrorists, saying he would raise the issue in talks with Donald Trump next week. The Kurdi ...

U.S. to arm Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan ‘very quickly’

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
WASHINGTON,— The United States will soon start delivering weapons to Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), despite furious Turkish objections, a US military spokesman said. A first consignment of weapons is already in place for delivery and coul ...

Syrian Kurds clear mines after taking Tabqa town, dam from IS

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
BEIRUT,— Syrian Kurdish-led forces were clearing mines at the country’s largest dam and the nearby town of Tabqa on Thursday, a day after seizing them from Islamic State militants. The capture of Tabqa, a key step in the advance on Raqqa, the extremist g ...

Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after US decision to arm Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
LONDON,— Pentagon chief Jim Mattis met Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in London, the most-high profile meeting between American and Turkish officials since the US announced it would arm Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan. In a bri ...

Syrian Kurds seek ‘neighborly relations’ with Turkey

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The main Kurdish force in Syrian Kurdistan says it will seek “neighborly relations” with Turkey, which views it as a terrorist organization. Redur Khalil, the spokesman for the Kurdish militia of the People’s Protection Units ...

On both sides of Turkish border, peace with Kurds in ruins

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
SIRNAK, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— The rise of a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan over the course of the Syrian civil war has expanded Turkey’s 30-year Kurdish conflict beyond its frontiers and, to some degree, beyond its control. In few places is this ...

Syrian Kurds will not attend Geneva peace talks: PYD leader

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
BEIRUT,— The Syrian Kurds will not attend the next round of Geneva talks on Syrian settlement due to Turkey’s anti-Kurdish sentiment. The Syrian Kurds will not be attending the next round of Geneva talks on Syrian settlement due to Turkey’s anti-Kurdish ...

Russia’s Putin says Moscow sees no need to arm Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
BEIJING,— Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia saw no need to arm the Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan, but said Moscow would maintain working contacts with them. “Unlike other countries we are not announcing any arms deliveries to Kurdis ...

Trump, Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at U.S. arming Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
WASHINGTON,— U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan stood side by side at the White House on Tuesday and promised to strengthen strained ties despite the Turkish leader’s stern warning about Washington’s arming of Syrian Kurdish militia. F ...

Russian President: Moscow Sees No Need to Arm the Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2017-05-15 16:58
US decided to supply the weapons to the Syrian Kurds for Raqqa assault ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow saw no need to supply weapons to the Syrian Kurds. His statment came in response to US' recent decision to arm the ...

On both sides of Turkish border, peace with Kurds in ruins

Reuters - 2017-05-15 15:24
SIRNAK, Turkey (Reuters) - The rise of a Kurdish militia in Syria over the course of the Syrian civil war has expanded Turkey's 30-year Kurdish conflict beyond its frontiers and, to some degree, beyond its control. In few places is this as evident as in S ...

Putin says Russia sees no need to arm Syrian Kurds

Waar Media - 2017-05-15 14:46
WAAR-DUHOK: President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia saw no need to arm the Syrian Kurds, but said Moscow would maintain working contacts with them. “Unlike other countries we are not announcing any arms deliveries to Kurdish formations,” said ...

Putin says Russia sees no need to arm Syrian Kurds

Reuters - 2017-05-15 12:58
BEIJING (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia saw no need to arm the Syrian Kurds, but said Moscow would maintain working contacts with them. ...

Turkish foreign minister warns US arming of Syrian Kurds poses threat

Waar Media - 2017-05-11 16:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned on Wednesday that arming the People’s Protection Units (YPG) Syrian Kurdish forces was no different to arming the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) group fighting in Turkey. Cavusoglu’s remarks ca ...

Col. Dorrian: Military equipment to be given to SDF quickly

Waar Media - 2017-05-11 12:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesman Col. John Dorrian stated that some of the equipment in the resources that are going to be provided for SDF will be dispersed very quickly. Asked “How you started the process of arming the Syrian Kurds and ...

US Forms New Force of Local Syrian Kurds in Rojava: Source

BAS News - 2017-05-11 02:13
ERBIL — The US special forces present in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) have recently started recruiting local volunteers to protect their bases in the Kurdish region of northern Syria, a source told BasNews. The regiment is formed in Kobani, with few hun ...
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