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Kurdish fighters rescue over 1,000 terrorist hostages in eastern Syria - agency

Kurdish fighters rescue over 1,000 terrorist hostages in eastern Syria - agency

TASS - 2018-12-24 00:04
Kurdish units carried out successful operations against the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) near Shafaa, Sousa and Baghuz on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River ...
Kurdish fighters rescue over 1,000 terrorist hostages in eastern Syria - agency - TASS

Turkish president snubs Bolton, angry over call to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria

FOX News - 2019-01-09 03:16
U.S national security adviser John Bolton has departed Turkey despite not meeting with the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who was angered over his demands that Turkey must not attack Kurdish fighters after the U.S pulls out of Syria. ...

Guerrilla action against Rubarok Regiment with UAVs

ANF - 2019-01-03 14:22
Guerrilla forces carried out an action against the Rubarok (Derecik) regiment in Semdinli with UAVs. The targets were hit with full precision. There are reported casualties from the Turkish army. ...

Iran Arrested over 1,000 Kurds in 2018: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-01-02 10:38
ERBIL — Iranian authorities detained more than 1,000 Kurdish citizens during the year 2018 on various charges, a monitoring group reported. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights has obtained the identifications of 710 people from the total number of arres ...

Syria Army defends Kurdish fighters, waits for Turkey’s next move

The New Mail - 2018-12-29 10:24
Syrian government troops amassed near the outskirts of Manbij Friday to defend Kurdish fighters there against the a possible attack by Turkey, officials said. The Syrian armed forces command said… The post Syria Army defends Kurdish fighters, waits for T ...

Exclusive: U.S. commanders recommend letting Kurdish fighters in Syria keep weapons

Reuters - 2018-12-29 08:47
U.S. commanders planning for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria are recommending that Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State be allowed to keep U.S.-supplied weapons, four U.S. officials said, a move that would likely anger NATO ally Turkey. ...

SDF rescues over 11.000 civilians in two weeks

ANF - 2018-12-27 12:41
According to the SOHR, the number of civilians fleeing ISIS gangs in Hajin has increased. Over 11.000 civilians have fled and sought refuge with the SDF in the last two weeks. ...

Turkey determined to push east of Euphrates "as soon as possible"

Reuters - 2018-12-25 19:57
Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signaling renewed intent to launch a military campaign delayed by the U.S. withdrawal. ...

Turkey determined to cross east of Euphrates as soon as possible, Hurriyet cites foreign minister

Reuters - 2018-12-25 13:47
Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, after the proposed military campaign was delayed by the U.S. withdrawal. ...

Turkey-backed fighters prepare to replace US forces in Syria

Washington Post - 2018-12-25 01:11
Turkish-backed fighters say they are preparing to move into eastern Syria alongside Turkish troops once American forces withdraw, and they are already massing on the front line of a town held by Kurdish-led forces ...

Turkey-backed Syrian fighters prepare to replace US forces

FOX News - 2018-12-24 13:52
Turkish-backed Syrian fighters are preparing to deploy in eastern Syria alongside Turkish troops once American forces withdraw, a spokesman said Monday, adding that his forces have begun massing on the front line of a town held by Kurdish-led forces. ...

Over 1,000 More Civilians Escape IS-held Areas East of Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-24 13:31
ERBIL — Another 1,000 civilians, mostly children, women and elderly people, escaped the Islamic State (IS) held areas on Sunday in the Syrian eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, a monitoring group said. Despite the announcement of US troops’ withdrawal from ...

Kurdish political parties in Northern Syria call for unity

ANF - 2018-12-21 13:02
Kurdish political parties in Northern Syria issued a statement about the Turkish threats to occupy their territory and called for people to be united. ...

Turkey Threatens to "Bury" Syrian Kurdish Fighters in Their Trenches

BAS News - 2018-12-20 20:04
ERBIL - Turkey has threatened that the Syrian Kurdish forces would be "buried in their trenches" in any Turkish military campaign targeting the Kurdish fighters in Syria. Turkey's threatenings came only one day after the US president Donald Trump announc ...

President Donald Trump is Pulling all 2,000 US Troops out of Syria In a Single Tweet

Waar Media - 2018-12-20 14:38
President Donald Trump is pulling all 2,000 US troops out of Syria, officials announced, as the president suddenly declared victory over the ISIS, his party’s lawmakers who called his action rash and dangerous. The US began airstrikes in Syria in 2014, a ...

Iraqi Kurdistan monthly income over $1 billion, but much is siphoned away: MP

E-Kurd - 2018-12-18 21:10
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) lawmaker in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament, Sherko Jawdat Mustafa, claimed on Saturday that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) brings in over $1 billion per month, but that as much as ...

Turkey’s Erdogan vows to ‘bring peace’ to east of Syria’s Euphrates River

E-Kurd - 2018-12-14 18:15
ISTANBUL,— Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkey was determined to bring peace to areas east of the Euphrates controlled by a Kurdish militia after he warned this week of a new operation in Syria. “We are determined to bring peace ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces take the last Islamic State-held town of Hajin

E-Kurd - 2018-12-14 11:17
BEIRUT,— U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters captured the last town held by the Islamic State group on Friday, after days of intense battles in the militants’ single remaining enclave in eastern Syria, activists said. The fall of Hajin is a blow to the ext ...

Syrian Kurds on The Verge of Disaster

E-Kurd - 2018-12-07 17:32
Ayman Riad Al-Mufleh | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The position of the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is the main ground fighting force of the US Coalition in the SAR, is deteriorating every month on the Euphrates River. Negative factors affecting the Kurds ...

Over 4,000 Bodies Discovered in Mosul since Liberated from IS

BAS News - 2018-12-03 21:26
ERBIL - Iraq's Independent High Commission for Human Rights said in a statement on Monday that the Mosul Civil Defense Corps have so far discovered over 4,000 bodies under the devastated buildings since the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in the city. Fazil ...