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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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

“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 ...

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 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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

UK Expands Refugee Program for Middle East Refugees

BAS News - 2017-07-04 23:23
SOFIA — The United Kingdom (UK) will expand its Syrian refugee resettlement program to an extent that would also allow other nationalities, including Kurds to be considered for asylum, UK Home Secretary said on Monday. According to Amber Rudd, UK Home Se ...

New conflicts threaten Syria after Islamic State defeat

Kom News - 2017-06-30 12:44
Sheen Ibrahim’s track record fighting ultra-hardline militants explains US President Donald Trump’s policy of arming Syrian Kurds like her as he seeks to eradicate Islamic State. It also highlights the risks. Taught by her brother to fire an AK-47 at 15 ...

U.S. will send arms for Syrian Kurds even after Raqqa's fall

KurdPress - 2017-06-27 20:50
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday left open the possibility of longer-term assistance to Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, saying the U.S. may need to supply them weapons and equipment even after the capture of Raqqa from Islamic State. ...

Jim Mattis: U.S. arms for Syrian Kurds will continue after Raqqa

Washington Times - 2017-06-27 17:07
MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that America will continue to provide weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters after the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syria, is over. Describing American reassurances to Turkey ...

Syrian Kurds celebrate Kurdish Language Day

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-27 03:05
A group of Syrian Kurds are awarded in one of the Kurdish Language Day ceremonies held in Qamishlo, Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), Syria, May 15, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Syrian Kurds celebrate Kobani Liberation Day

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
Kurdish protesters wear shirts forming the word 'Kobani' as others wave Kurdish flags and carry the image of Abdullah Ocalan and Arin Mirkan, Beirut, October 12, 2014. Photo by REUTERS ...

Will Syrian Kurds' first census in Rojava lead to federalism?

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
A statue of a woman carrying the torch of liberty in the Free Woman Square, the central square of Amuda city where the statue of of the former president, Hafez Assad, was toppled in 2004, Amuda, Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), Syria, Sep. 23, 2016. (Photo: Kur ...

SDF Recaptures New District from IS in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-26 01:51
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated on Sunday al-Qadisia district in Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) militants, further isolating the extremists deep in the city. The alliance of Kurds and Arabs, backed by t ...

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 ...
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