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Masoud Barzani concerned for Syrian Kurds’ future as Islamic State’s military defeat looms

Masoud Barzani concerned for Syrian Kurds’ future as Islamic State’s military defeat looms

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-20 02:21

Masoud Barzani concerned for Syrian Kurds’ future as Islamic State’s military defeat looms - Kurdistan24

Syrian Kurds contemplate war without US allies

CNN - 2019-01-14 23:04
Syrian Kurds have been the US's strongest and most steadfast ally on the ground in the fight against ISIS. While ISIS is close to defeat, the fighting continues. It's a battle that the Kurds may soon be fighting alone, as the US begins to withdraw. ...

Turkey promises protection for Syrian Kurds not linked to PKK

Rûdaw - 2019-01-14 10:54
"It is a fatal mistake to equate Syrian Kurds with the PKK ...

Syrian Kurds hand Belgian Islamic State fighter over to Iraq

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-14 00:16

Syrian Kurds hand Belgian Islamic State fighter over to Iraq

Gulan Media - 2019-01-13 22:00

U.S. Syria pullout spurs need for Kurds and Syrian government to talk, Russia says

E-Kurd - 2019-01-11 18:02
MOSCOW,— Russia said on Friday it was important for Syrian Kurds and the Syrian government to start talking to each other in light of U.S. plans to withdraw its forces from Syria. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, t ...

Syrian Kurds capture five Islamic State militants including two U.S. citizens

E-Kurd - 2019-01-07 12:54
BEIRUT,— The Kurdish-led force battling the remnants of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria said Monday it captured five foreign jihadists, including two US citizens. The two Americans, two Pakistanis and an Irishman were part of a cell planning an ...

US Commanders Propose Allowing Syrian Kurds to Keep Weapons

BAS News - 2018-12-29 10:36
ERBIL — While preparing for withdrawing the troops from Syria, the US commanders have recommended to Washington to allow the Syrian Kurdish fighters to keep the weapons their country has supplied for the war against the Islamic State (IS). Speaking to Re ...

Trump authorizes arms for Syrian Kurds, Pentagon says - POLITICO

Politico - 2018-12-25 20:27

Masoud Barzani hopes US withdrawal does not mean more suffering for Syrian Kurds

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-20 20:02

Syrian Kurds could withdraw from frontline, release Islamic State prisoners: monitor

E-Kurd - 2018-12-20 15:45
BEIRUT,— Withdrawal of US troops from Syrian Kurdistan (northeast Syria, Rojava) could prompt the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to abandon the front against Islamic State group IS and release its jihadist detainees, a war monitor warned on T ...

Barzani: Anti-IS War Not Finished Yet, Syrian Kurds Suffered Too Much

BAS News - 2018-12-20 15:44
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has expressed concerns for the Syrian Kurds as the US President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw his country's forces from Syria. "The recent developments ...

Press Release KNK: Urgent Appeal – Our Demands considering the Turkish threats against the Syrian Kurds

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-12-20 12:09
The Turkish state’s threats and preparations for a full-scale military attack against and occupation of Rojava (Northern Syria) are intensifying. In January of this year, the Turkish state initiated a campaign of military aggression against the once peace ...

US Syria Envoy: Syrian Kurds' Future Lies in Syria

Atlanticcouncil - 2018-12-19 16:53

US Special Envoy Meets with Barzani to Discuss Syrian Crisis

BAS News - 2018-12-17 13:23
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Monday a US delegation headed by Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy to the coalition against IS, to discuss the developments in ...

For Syrian Kurds, new curriculum in once-banned language – Your Middle East

Yourmiddleeast - 2018-12-14 20:50

Syrian Kurds say fight against Islamic State threatened by Turkey

E-Kurd - 2018-12-14 11:17
BEIRUT,— The main Syrian Kurdish-led militia warned on Thursday that threats by Turkey’s president to launch a new military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria will negatively impact their fight against the Islamic State group. Nuri M ...

US Warns Turkey not to Attack Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-12-13 08:44
ERBIL — The United States has warned Turkey to avoid another military incursion into the Syrian Kurdistan to attack Washington allies. "Unilateral military action into northeast Syria by any party, particularly as US personnel may be present or in the vi ...

Barzani Left for Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-11-22 09:40
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, left for Baghdad on Thursday morning. Barzani is scheduled to meet with top Iraqi officials and discuss a range of issues with focus on the ties between Erbil and ...