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Turkey will attack Kurdish fighters in Syria regardless of US withdrawal, foreign minister says

Turkey will attack Kurdish fighters in Syria regardless of US withdrawal, foreign minister says

Yahoo - 2019-01-15 14:11

Turkey will attack Kurdish fighters in Syria regardless of US withdrawal, foreign minister says - Yahoo

Post-ISIS, Americans join Kurdish fighters in Syria and promote “anarchist” ideology

FOX News - 2019-02-05 02:02
When ISIS overran swaths of Syria’s autonomous Kurdish region of Rojava in 2014, scores of Westerners and some self-proclaimed freedom fighters flocked to the region to volunteer with the local Kurdish militia. ...

Sen. Marsha Blackburn partners with Democrat to urge Trump to protect Kurdish troops in Syria

Tennessean - 2019-01-31 20:07
Blackburn is urging the president to develop a strategy to protect Kurdish militia in Syria. ...

Syrian media: Blast hits Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria

Washington Times - 2019-01-21 17:47
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media and a war monitoring group are reporting that an explosion has gone off in Syria's northeastern province of Hassakeh, inflicting casualties. The state news agency SANA and the Kurdish Hawar news agency, based in northern ...

Suicide Attack Targets US-Kurdish Convoy in Syria, Kills 5: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-01-21 12:37
ERBIL — A bombing occurred in the countryside of Hasakah province in Syrian Kurdistan on Monday, killing at least five people with several others injured, a monitoring group said. The attack, carried out by a suicide bomber driving a car bomb, reportedly ...

Turkey to Launch Anti-YPG Operation in Syria at Right Time: Minister

BAS News - 2019-01-20 21:42
ERBIL - Turkey will launch its military operation against the Kurdish forces in Syria "when the right time comes," Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Sunday. "The operations in Manbij and east of the Euphrates will start when the right time comes," Aka ...

Turkey Not a Reliable Partner for US in Syria: McGurk

BAS News - 2019-01-19 14:00
ERBIL — Former US special presidential envoy to the coalition battling the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk has warned that Turkey could not be a reliable partner in Syria as the US troops are preparing to leave the country. "On Syria, Turkey is not a re ...

Iran: We will continue our presence in Syria

ANF - 2019-01-16 16:03
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari announced that they will continue their presence in Syria. ...

Pompeo: Trump threat to Turkey shows US commitment to Kurds

Washington Times - 2019-01-14 17:09
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump's threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America's commitment to its partners. ...

Turkey's Erdogan rebukes Trump's top security adviser over Kurds in Syria

Reuters - 2019-01-09 03:55
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan rebuked Washington's national security adviser on Tuesday for demanding that his country not attack Kurdish fighters in Syria, accusing him of complicating President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw U.S. troops. ...

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. ...

Turkey rejects U.S. call to protect Kurds in Syria

The New Mail - 2019-01-09 01:47
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday rejected a U.S. call to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria who’d worked alongside American troops in fighting the Islamic State, saying they are… The post Turkey rejects U.S. call to protect Kurds in Syria ...

Syria conflict: Turkey says US plea on Kurds 'unacceptable'

BBC - 2019-01-09 00:50
Turkey's president bluntly rejects calls to guarantee the safety of Kurdish fighters in Syria. ...

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. ...

Turkey deploys troops near Kurdish stronghold in Syria

The New Mail - 2018-12-24 06:16
Turkey deployed hundreds of troops near a Kurdish stronghold in Syria Sunday, in the wake of the United States announcing plans to withdraw from the country. A Turkish military column… The post Turkey deploys troops near Kurdish stronghold in Syria appea ...

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 ...