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US sends more weapons to YPG

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. ...
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Erdogan, Mattis discuss US backing for PYD, KRG referendum

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 11:12
The U.S.’s ongoing support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) dominated Pentagon chief Jim Mattis’s talks in Ankara on Aug. 23, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan complaining about Washingto ...

Russian news agency: US sends 60 trucks of military equipment to SDF

Waar Media - 2017-08-21 19:24
WAAR-DUHOK: According to the report, the US sent heavy weapons and armored vehicles to the SDF, which also includes the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), as part of Raqqa operations. One SDF member said the US also sent small Toyota trucks for fig ...

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. ...

Turkey deploys more artillery to Rojava border

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey deployed more artillery to its Rojava-Syrian border early Saturday morning, according to the state-run news agency. A military convoy of six long vehicles loaded with armored carriers was sent to the border town of Kilis in an effort t ...

US embassy in Turkey denies sending tanks to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-08-04 20:19
The U.S. embassy in Turkey refuted media reports that the U.S. had sent tanks and hundreds of truckloads of weapons to the Kurdish militia in Syria and underlined that Washington is fully transparent to Ankara about the arm sent to the People's Protection ...

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 ...

Turkey arrests British who volunteered with YPG forces

Waar Media - 2017-07-30 18:12
WAAR-DUHOK: A former British soldier has been arrested in Turkey for fighting alongside the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria. Joe Robinson, 24, a British national from Lancashire was arrested along with his girlfriend and her mother while ...

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 ...

Kurdish Journalist's Health Condition Deteriorating in PYD Prison

BAS News - 2017-07-20 19:48
ERBIL— A Kurdish journalist has been abducted and imprisoned by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and his physical and psychological condition is deteriorating in the prison, according to a report by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official p ...

Turkey waiting … and waiting … to intervene in Afrin / Fehim Tastekin

KurdPress - 2017-07-15 11:52
Turkey has mobilized thousands of troops to combat the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin, Syria, and made sure those moves were well-publicized. There were even media reports that July 5 would be the launch date. The areas around Afrin and ...

Five PKK Fighters Killed in Turkish CT Operation

BAS News - 2017-07-12 18:58
ERBIL— Some five guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed during an operation in the eastern Bingol province on Wednesday, Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reported. The agency quoted a report by Bingol governor's office, saying ...

Three killed, eight wounded in Turkey shelling YPG-held areas

KurdPress - 2017-07-05 13:54
Three people were killed and another eight wounded after bombardments were launched by Turkish airstrikes and Turkish-allied Syrian fighters in areas under the control of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria. ...