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PYD Forces Hunting for Newlywed Bride

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 ...
PYD Forces Hunting for Newlywed Bride - 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. ...

Turkey rebukes Belgium over 'unacceptable' court ruling on PKK

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
Turkey lashed out at Belgium on Sept. 15, accusing it of being a "weak link" in the fight against terrorism after a Belgian court ruled that an outlawed Kurdish group could not be prosecuted for terrorist activities. ...

NGO Calls on PYD to Free Kurdish Political Leaders

BAS News - 2017-09-11 16:30
ERBIL—An organization affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Syria on Monday issued a statement in which it appealed to the ruling Kurdish party to release opposition leaders and members. Afrin organization urged Democratic Union Party (PYD ...

Search for IS Suicide Bombers in Mosul Woods Underway

BAS News - 2017-09-02 14:13
ERBIL— Iraqi forces on Saturday morning cordoned off the woodland area in Mosul, searching for two female suicide bombers from the Islamic State (IS) organization. The forces have prevented the civilians move into the area, after they received intelligen ...

Shi'ite Militias Preparing for Hawija Operation: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-09-01 12:41
ERBIL— The Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi forces will participate in the battle to liberate Hawija (60 km southwest of Kirkuk) and have already launched coordination with the Iraqi Army for the imminent offensive, said a spokesperson for the paramilitary forces ...

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 ...

Central Tel Afar Fully in Hands of Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2017-08-28 14:40
MOSUL — Tel Afar district is fully in the hands of the Iraqi security forces, except for a few parts of al-Ayadiyya area, 11 km to the northwest of Tel Afar, which is still witnessing clashes. According to the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, central Tel ...

Ciwanên PYDê li Qamislo agir berdan avahiya PYKSê

Rojeva Kurd - 2017-08-26 00:05
Li bajarê Qamişlo grûpekê êrîşî nivîsgeha Partiya Yekîtiya Kurd li Sûriyê (PYKS) kir û hewla şewitandina wê dan. Malpera fermî ya PYKSê ragihand, şeva borî rêxistina Ciwanên Şoreşger ku girêdayê PYDê ne, bi bombeyên Molotof êrîşî nivîsgeha wê partiyê ya l ...

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 ...

PYD Frees 75 IS Captives in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-13 16:54
ERBIL— The forces affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Sunday freed some 75 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization in Raqqa who had recently surrendered to the Kurdish forces. Raqqa Civil Council, formed by the PYD, said in a state ...

Sinjar Official Warns Hash al-Shaabi against Interfering in Local Issues

BAS News - 2017-08-12 18:20
ERBIL— The Shi'ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are trying to assign a new administrator to Gir Uzair district of Sinjar and should they proceed, the case will be take to the court, warned Gir Uzair administrator. Speaking to BasNews on Saturday, Khidir R ...

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 ...

PYD General Polls in Rojava with No Rivals "Illegitimate": Official

BAS News - 2017-08-08 16:48
The party intends to fill the ballots with vote of settled Arabs, he says ERBIL— The Kurdish Federal System of Northern Syria (Rojava) has announced plans for running general and municipality polls in Rojava but only the Democratic Union Party (PYD) runs ...