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Syrian Kurds claim to hold 900 IS foreign fighters | MEO

Syrian Kurds claim to hold 900 IS foreign fighters | MEO

Middle East Online - 2019-01-08 16:46

Syrian Kurds claim to hold 900 IS foreign fighters | MEO - Middle East Online

KDP and PUK to Hold Talks on Kurdistan Region Government Formation

Waar Media - 2019-01-28 14:18
WAAR|_DUHOK KDP and PUK political bureaus are expected to hold meeting to discuss the new cabinet formation tomorrow. “KDP will hold a high-level meeting with PUK tomorrow in Erbil for further talks over the Government formation,” said WAAR correspondent ...

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 ...

Pompeo Expresses Optimism that Syrian Kurds, Turkey Could be Protected

BAS News - 2019-01-12 22:47
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed on Saturday optimism that there could be a way to protect the Syrian Kurds while ensuring Turkey's stability by defending itself from "terrorists," after the US forces withdraw from Syria. "We are confi ...

'We Will Curse Them As Traitors': Syrian Kurds React To U.S. Troop Withdrawal Plan | Delaware First Media

Delawarepublic - 2019-01-10 20:04

YPG and SDF capture 13 ISIS foreign fighters in one week

The Defense Post - 2019-01-09 17:52
The YPG said it captured eight foreign ISIS fighters during the battle to recapture the Syrian town of Hajin in the eastern Deir Ezzor province from the group The post YPG and SDF capture 13 ISIS foreign fighters in one week appeared first on The Defense ...

Syrian Kurds 'ready to fight Turkey' | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-01-08 23:08

Syrian Kurds close to making deal with gov't - report

Almasdarnews - 2019-01-05 21:47

Syrian Kurds Keen on Deal with Damascus

BAS News - 2019-01-05 10:46
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurds are eager to reach an agreement with the Syrian regime in the aftermath of US withdrawal, a senior official said. According to Badran Jia Kurd, who attended the recent meetings in Russia, the Syrian Kurdish forces have presented ...

Syrian Kurds look to secure Damascus deal regardless of US moves | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-01-04 22:32

Gorran to Hold Internal Conference in a Near Future: Official

BAS News - 2019-01-02 21:35
ERBIL - The Change Movement (Gorran) is expected to hold its internal conference in the near future in hopes of renewing its structure, an official said on Wednesday. Hemin Shekhani, a member of the Gorran National General Council, told Kurdistan 24 that ...

Syrian Forces Move to Protect Syrian Kurds Fighting Islamic State

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-12-30 12:57
Syrian government forces moved to protect Syrian Kurds who are fighting Islamic State after the U.S. said it would withdraw its troops from the region and the Syrian Kurds said they feared an attack by Turkey. ...

Syrian Kurds look to Damascus, Moscow to stop Turkish attack

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-24 09:03

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 ...