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169 cases of arrests, torture and enforced disappearances by Syrian Kurdish forces – Middle East Monitor

169 cases of arrests, torture and enforced disappearances by Syrian Kurdish forces – Middle East Monitor - Middleeastmonitor

The tale of a farewell to arms / Fatih Cekirge

KurdPress - 2017-08-28 11:29
The U.S. claims that it will retrieve 1,000 trucks of weaponry after giving them to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), once the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) ends. Is it possible to believe this? ...

Al-Tabqa refugees exhausted by tragedies

ANHA - 2017-08-17 14:41
After the al-Tabqa was crowded with displaced people far and wide, seeking their security and freedom under the Syrian Democratic Forces, their bitter, tragic stories and their suffering have taken many aspects, and the shadows of their thin bodies have o ...

Syrian Democratic Forces announce liberation of 60% of Raqqa city

Aranews - 2017-08-17 03:28
ARA News The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have liberated 60% of Raqqa city since the launch of a major operation against Islamic State’s (ISIS) extremists in the key city on June 6, 2017. Talal Silo, the SDF’s official spokesman, said that ...

March at its last day, people head towards Gir Mount

ANHA - 2017-08-15 15:26
Rojava Youth Union in Afrin canton in Afrin region is concluding the march at its 6th day successively by hundreds of the youth and people heading towards the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocelan's picture hangs from the top of Gir Mountain in Bulbul dis ...

Burning the Cultural and Artistic Center Vazhin

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-12 21:18
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association on Friday 11 August 2017 , in Marivan City, the central building Vazhin was burnt down. Vazhin is a cultural and artistic center located in the park of Marivan City, and is organized by a g ...

16 IS Members Executed Ahead of Tal Afar Operation

BAS News - 2017-08-12 17:38
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) organization executed 16 IS militants on Saturday in Tal Afar, some 60km west of Mosul, Iraqi media reports indicated. A judge of the organization in the town ordered the execution of the militants and the order was enforced ...

The apparent threat of South and West Kurdistan by Erdogan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-10 13:18
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and chairman of the Akp Justice and Development Party at a news conference last week threatened to openly threaten South and West security forces in Kurdistan. At this press conference, Erdogan spoke of Peshmerg ...

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 ...

Coalitions Forces Strike IS Fort West of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-04 08:55
ERBIL— Dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in an air raid against an IS fort west of Kirkuk Thursday. A press release by the Peshmerga forces in Western Kirkuk Battlefield indicated that the airstrike was carried out by coalition warplanes ...

Killing and Injury of Several Citizens by Iranian Disciplinary Forces

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-07-21 02:01
During the past 9 days, officers of Iranian Disciplinary Force (NAJA) have killed a Kurdish citizen and injured four others on the false pretext of smuggling in Kermanshah and Ravansar. “On the morning of July 9, a Relief Unit under Command of Iranian Di ...

Mercenaries use civilians to open mined roads

ANHA - 2017-07-13 11:58
Eyewitnesses among civilians who were liberated by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that IS mercenaries sent some mercenaries to areas planted by mines in the frontal axis of al-Diriya neighborhood and most of the members of two families lost their l ...