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U.S. cannot back Syrian Kurdish forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander

U.S. cannot back Syrian Kurdish forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander

E-Kurd - 2019-02-18 16:29
BAGHDAD,— The United States will have to sever its military assistance to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battling Islamic State if the fighters partner with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or Russia, a senior U.S. general said on Sunday. ...
U.S. cannot back Syrian Kurdish forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander - E-Kurd

Italy to Prolong Military Assistance to Peshmerga if KRG Requests: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-03-17 20:54
ERBIL - Italy has promised to prolong its military assistance to the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces as long as the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) requests that, Italian Ambassador to Iraq Bruno Pasquino was quoted as saying. The Italian envoy m ...

Over 60,000 people, mostly families of Islamic State, fled Syria jihadist enclave: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-17 19:07
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria since a final assault to capture it began over two months ago. The ...

Syria Kurdish forces advancing into Islamic State enclave

E-Kurd - 2019-03-14 12:41
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led fighters backed by U.S. besieging Islamic State’s final shred of territory in eastern Syria said they had pushed further into the enclave following clashes and air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition on Thursday. The S ...

Syrian Kurdish forces hand over 280 Iraqi, foreign detainees to Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-02-25 13:01
BAGHDAD,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have handed to Iraq 280 Iraqi and foreign detainees in recent days, Iraq’s military said in a statement on Sunday. An Iraqi military colonel confirmed to Reuters that 130 people were transf ...

Alliances Send Another Convoy of Weapons to Syrian Democratic Forces

Waar Media - 2019-02-23 13:59
WAAR_DUHOK International alliances sent another convoy of weapons and explosives to Syrian Democratic Forces (HSD). The international alliance against ISIS sent another Convoy of weapons and explosives to HSD; through border gate of Semalka, the convoy i ...

Syrian Democratic Forces turn over 150 captured IS fighters to Iraq

The New Mail - 2019-02-22 06:18
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces turned over 150 captured Islamic State fighters to the Iraqi Army on Thursday. The Iraqi army received the 150 Islamic State militants “north of the… The post Syrian Democratic Forces turn over 150 captured IS fig ...

Bomb Explosion Targets Kurdish Forces in Syria's Kobani

BAS News - 2019-02-21 17:15
ERBIL - A bomb explosion on Thursday targeted a military base of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the Kurdish city of Kobani. The blast took place in the village of Korbinkar which resulted in the killing of five fighters of the YPG, ...

Assad adviser rejects idea of granting Kurds autonomy in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-02-20 12:06
MOSCOW,— A senior adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday flatly rejected the idea of giving Syrian Kurds a measure of autonomy, saying such a move would open the door to the partition of the country. The Kurdish-led authority that runs Sy ...

Kurdish forces seek help with Islamic State prisoners | Reuters.com

Reuters - 2019-02-19 01:07

US commander says America cannot back Syrian forces who align with President Al Assad Trump troop withdrawal has pushed Syrian Kurds into talks with regime February 18, 2019

The National AE - 2019-02-18 10:14

U.S. cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad or Russia, U.S. general warns Kurds | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-02-18 06:45

Bashar al-Assad warns Syrian Kurds that U.S. will not protect them

E-Kurd - 2019-02-17 19:54
DAMASCUS,— Syrian president Bashar al-Assad warned Syria’s Kurds Sunday that their ally the United States would not protect them against any Turkish offensive as Washington looks to withdraw it troops. The US is set to pull out its soldiers from Syria af ...

Russia says Syrian Kurds should start dialogue with Assad

E-Kurd - 2019-02-17 17:15
MUNICH, Germany,— Syria’s Kurds should start a dialogue with President Bashar al-Assad as their military allies the United States are readying to pull out, Russia said Sunday. “We support this dialogue between Damascus and the Kurds,” said Russian deputy ...

Russia says Syrian Kurds should start dialogue with Assad

Rûdaw - 2019-02-17 16:47
Kurdish fighters have spearheaded the fight against Islamic State jihadists ...

Russia says Syrian Kurds should start dialogue with Assad

France24 - 2019-02-17 14:24

Syrian Kurdish fighters advance in clashes with Islamic State: official

E-Kurd - 2019-02-11 14:01
BEIRUT,— The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized ground from Islamic State in a fierce battle to capture its last enclave in eastern Syria, an SDF official said on Sunday. The SDF, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, began the ...

Top U.S. general warns on Islamic State threat in Syria as troops withdraws

E-Kurd - 2019-02-06 13:51
WASHINGTON,— A top U.S. general warned on Tuesday that Islamic State would pose an enduring threat following a planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, saying the militant group retained leaders, fighters, facilitators and resources that will fuel a menacing ...

Tulsi Gabbard, Who Met Syria’s Assad, to Bring Kurdish Leader to Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address

Newsweek - 2019-02-06 01:08
The move comes as Kurdish leader Ilham Ahmed's Syrian Democratic Council enters tough negotiations with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government in hopes of finding peace. ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces overrun last Islamic State-held village: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-01-23 13:29
BEIRUT,— Kurdish-led fighters overran the last village held by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday, confining its once vast cross-border “caliphate” to two small hamlets, a war monitor said. It is the culmination of a broad offensive launched b ...

US President Donald Trump slams Syrian president Bashar al-Assad over alleged chemical attack

NEWS - 2019-01-21 11:39