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U.S. support to Syrian Kurds behind Turkey’s interest in Russian S 400 System: official

U.S. support to Syrian Kurds behind Turkey’s interest in Russian S 400 System: official - KurdPress

US continues to send arms to Syrian Kurdish forces

KurdPress - 2017-09-21 09:21
The US is continuing to arm Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the terrorist Islamic (IS), Turkey’s state-run Anadolu agency said on Wednesday. ...

Erdogan says deal signed to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defense systems in its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, Turkish newspapers Tuesday quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying. The accord for the surface-to-air missile d ...

Iran says warns off U.S. U2 spy plane, drone

Waar Media - 2017-09-03 17:00
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s air defenses have forced an approaching U.S. spy plane and a reconnaissance drone to change course near its air space over the past six months, a military official was quoted as saying on Sunday . Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, comm ...

YAT prevented committing a massacre in al-Tabqa

ANHA - 2017-09-01 13:57
Anti-Terror Units (YAT) in the ranks of People Protection Units (YPG) prevented committing a massacre in Jaraniyah district in al-Tabqa city in the first day of the Eid as Anti-Terror Units arrested a mercenary while he was attempting to blast a mine amon ...

رووسیا: هه‌ڤدیتنێن ژ بۆ S-400ئی یێن لگه‌ل تورکیه‌یێ دۆستێ مه‌ یێن بیانی عاجز دکن

Sputnik - 2017-08-28 11:38
دمتریی شووگایه‌ڤ سه‌رۆکێ شاخا هه‌ڤکاریا ته‌کنیکی و له‌شکه‌ری یێ فه‌ده‌راسیۆنا رووسیایێ د ده‌ربارێ ستاندنا په‌رگالێن به‌ره‌ڤانیا مۆشه‌کێن S-400ئی یا تورکیه‌یێ دا په‌یڤی و راگه‌هاند کو ئه‌ڤ فرۆتن 'هن دۆستێن بیانی ئاجز کریه‌.' ...

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? ...

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 ...

Syrian Kurdish commander sees long battle against IS in Raqqa

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
RAQQA, Syria,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces now have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa, a Syrian Kurdish commander said, but he predicted that driving the militants out could take up to four months. “We’ve cleared about half of Old Raq ...

Pentagon cannot confirm U.S. supplied anti-tank missile to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-08-08 14:06
Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, told Business Insider that he couldn’t go into detail about whether the US supplied the anti-tank missile or Grad systems to the US-backed Kurdish fighters of the Peoples’ protection Units (YPG). ...