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A Syrian Kurdish leader explains why sudden U.S. troop withdrawal could bring slaughter and ISIS return | Trudy Rubin

A Syrian Kurdish leader explains why sudden U.S. troop withdrawal could bring slaughter and ISIS return | Trudy Rubin

Philly - 2019-01-19 00:12

A Syrian Kurdish leader explains why sudden U.S. troop withdrawal could bring slaughter and ISIS return | Trudy Rubin - Philly

Syrian Kurdish Activist Wins Alison Des Forges Award

BAS News - 2019-02-09 23:27
ERBIL - A Syrian Kurdish activist, Nujeen Mustafa, has won the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism for her advocacy for refugees and people with disabilities, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Saturday. The HRW pointed out i ...

Trump: I Love the Kurds

BAS News - 2019-01-30 13:43
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump reportedly told a Syrian Kurdish leader during a short encounter in Washington that he supports the Kurds. "I love the Kurds,” Trump told Ilham Ahmed, head of the Executive Committee of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC ...

Prime Minister Barzani receives U.S. delegation

KRG-Spain - 2019-01-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received a U.S delegation, led by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Peek, and including U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman and U.S. Consul-General to th ...

A Syrian Kurdish leader explains why sudden US troop withdrawal could bring slaughter and ISIS return

Koreatimes - 2019-01-25 13:05

Trump signals full U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria: ‘We have defeated ISIS‘ – Stock Standard

Techstockstandard - 2019-01-24 07:50

Prime Minister Barzani meets U.S. Secretary of State

KRG-Spain - 2019-01-16 00:08
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and his accompanying delegation. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani. The regional situati ...

Kurds fear their fate as Turkey says Trump reaffirmed U.S. Syria withdrawal

CBS News - 2019-01-15 16:34
The pullout of U.S. troops from Syria has American allies bracing for more conflict. President Trump spoke to Turkey's president on the phone Monday and warned him not to mistreat members of the Kurdish Community who are fighting ISIS alongside the U.S. T ...

Kurds fear fate as Turkey says Trump reaffirmed U.S. Syria withdrawal

CBS News - 2019-01-15 16:34
Turkish president says Trump has reassured him that America is pulling out of neighboring Syria, leaving U.S.-allied Kurds to hope, and fight ISIS while they can ...

Pompeo Says The U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Syria Is Just A 'Tactical Change' | KMUW

KMUW - 2019-01-15 03:24

Pompeo Says The U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Syria Is Just A 'Tactical Change' | WSHU

WSHU - 2019-01-14 13:22

Who Is Saleh Muslim? Turkey’s Hunt for a Syrian-Kurdish Leader Spreads to the Heart of Europe

Newsweek - 2019-01-14 02:55

Pompeo rebrands Trump's U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria as just a 'tactical change' - U.S. News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-01-13 17:00

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Calls U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Syria a 'Tactical Change'

Thedailybeast - 2019-01-13 03:09

Erdogan Rebuffs U.S. Call to Protect Kurds

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-01-09 10:29
President Trump’s plans for a rapid withdrawal of American troops from Syria were thrown into disarray when Turkey’s president rejected a request to protect U.S. allies fighting in the region, and instead threatened military strikes against them. ...

Donald Trump's Adviser Seeks Deal to Protect Syria Allies From Forces Once Backed By U.S. Under Obama

Newsweek - 2019-01-07 18:57
The Syrian rebels once backed by the U.S. under former President Barack Obama now pose the greatest threat Kurdish allies opposed by Turkey. ...

John Bolton says U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria on 'conditions'

Washington Times - 2019-01-06 20:51
JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said Sunday that the U.S. military withdrawal from northeastern Syria is conditioned on defeating the remnants of the Islamic State group, and on Turkey assuring the safety of K ...

'We Will Curse Them As Traitors': Syrian Kurds React To U.S. Troop Withdrawal Plan : NPR

NPR - 2018-12-24 21:21