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PYD Bans Four Civil Society Organizations in Rojava

PYD Bans Four Civil Society Organizations in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-28 17:49
ERBIL— Four civil society organizations have been banned by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), claiming they are "unnecessary" in Rojava (northern Syria). The Social Affairs and Labor Board of PYD (which has established its rule in Rojava) announc ...
PYD Bans Four Civil Society Organizations in Rojava - BAS News

US gives PYD arms it doesn’t sell to Turkey: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 09:26
The United States gives weapons to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) for free but does not want to sell weapons to Turkey for a price, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. ...

Opening of Robar camp’s school postponed by Turkish bombing

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
HAMRIN SHEIKO AFRIN – The head of the Social Affairs and Labor in Afrin canton, Afrin region, Arifah Bakr, said that the opening of a school for the children of Robar camp was postponed as a result of the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries’ shell ...

PYD Forces Hunting for Newlywed Bride

BAS News - 2017-09-01 17:43
ERBIL— A newlywed bride from Rojava (northern Syria) is living as a fugitive because the ruling Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) services are trying to force her to get divorced. A PYD court ruled that Amina Akram, 17, from Dirbesiye township in west ...

30 years later, Fraternity of Peoples bakery opened

ANHA - 2017-08-31 13:57
After 30 years of lack of scarcity of bakeries in the Himo neighborhood west of the canton of Qamishlo in Cizîre region, the associations union in Rojava opened a bakery to the people. The bakery was named Fraternity of Peoples by the locals, with a capac ...

A call for Rojava youth to elect

ANHA - 2017-08-28 10:12
NURA ALI, NURY OMAR AFRIN- The administrative in Rojava Youth Union in Afrin canton in Afrin region called for north of Syria’s youth to head towards ballot boxes and elect assuring that the youth are able to manage Democratic Federation and develop it. H ...

2 Killed in Clashes with Iranian Peshmerga Forces NE Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-25 19:53
ERBIL— At least two civilians have been killed after the residents of a village in Erbil province and the Peshmerga forces from the Iranian Kurdish Komala party confronted each other on Friday evening. The confrontations occurred in Gundazhor village at ...

[IN PICTURES]: Headquarters of Yekiti Party Burned in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-24 12:42
ERBIL — Unidentified gunmen set fire to the headquarters of the Syrian Kurdish Yekiti Party in the city of Qamishlo in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). "A group of unknown young men came to the headquarters of Suleiman Adi of Yekiti party in the eastern neighb ...

PKK Arrests a KDP-S Official in Qamishlo, Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-23 14:53
ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of the PKK, arrested a member of the local council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S), in the town of Karki Laki in Qamishlo in Rojava (the Syrian Kurdistan). "A patrol of PYD gunm ...

1st military academy in Rojava opened

ANHA - 2017-08-23 13:40
The Defense and Self-Protection Body in Amuda district of Cizîre canton opened the first military academy in north Syria, and military ranks will be announced at the graduation of the first course. ...

Elections in Rojava- north of Syria

ANHA - 2017-08-22 13:06
Elections held during a critical atmosphere is not less important than the great military achievements, rather, it surpasses them because battles erupt in a certain area while the elections are conducted in the neighborhoods, lanes, villages and all the g ...

Voluntary rehabilitation courses continue in al-Tabqa

ANHA - 2017-08-21 13:58
Voluntary initiatives organized by a group of teachers in the city of the al-Tabqa have been welcomed by the community and have spread rapidly to attract teachers to open similar volunteer training courses, the main purpose of which is to prepare students ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

PYD dismisses reports of Turkish forces entering villages near Kobane

KurdPress - 2017-08-01 13:07
The reports about the Turkish forces entering several villages near the Syrian city of Kobane are untrue, Rezan Hiddo, the representative of the Syrian Democratic Council, which includes the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), told Sputnik on Monday. ...