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9,000 foreign Islamic State relatives in Syria camp: Kurdish official

9,000 foreign Islamic State relatives in Syria camp: Kurdish official

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 15:24
AIN ISSA, Syria,— More than 9,000 foreigners, mostly children, linked to the Islamic State group are present in a camp for the displaced in northeast Syria, a Kurdish spokesman said Monday. The total number of foreigners in Al-Hol camp includes more than ...
9,000 foreign Islamic State relatives in Syria camp: Kurdish official - E-Kurd

Summoning a 61-year-old citizen to the Bukan's Ettelaat

Kurdpa - 2019-04-10 16:33
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish citizen from Bukan was summoned to the Ettelaat Bureau of this city and interrogated. ...

Summoning a young Kurdish man to the Marivan's Ettelaat

Kurdpa - 2019-03-30 06:02
Kurdpa Agency: A young Kurdish man from a village in Marivan was summoned to the Ettelaat Bureau of the city and interrogated. ...

France Yet to Repatriate Dozens of Children Stranded in Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-27 22:41
ERBIL - France has so far failed to make a final decision on whether it would repatriate dozens of children stranded in Syria as the US-backed Kurdish forces have already announced the full victory over the Islamic State (IS) in the country. About 2,500 ...

Yezidi Boy Recalls Horrific Story After Surviving IS in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-26 14:11
ERBIL — A young Yezidi boy who has recently been freed from the Islamic State (IS) in Syria’s Baghouz says the jihadists were preparing him and many other children for suicide attacks before they were rescued. Mazin Salim was abducted by IS in August 201 ...

Over 20 Yezidis Reunite with Families in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-03-25 22:01
ERBIL - A total of 21 Yezidis, who had recently been liberated from the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, arrived in the Kurdistan Region on Monday afternoon and reunited with their family members. The civilians had been abducted by the militants since 2014 w ...

Peshmerga Commander Warns of IS Resurgence in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-03-25 20:13
ERBIL - A Peshmerga commander has warned of the resurgence of the Islamic State (IS) in the disputed Kurdish territories, saying that the military group still imposes threat in Iraq despite its defeat in neighboring Syria. "We understand that the terrori ...

Syrian Kurds urge world to take back foreign Islamic State jihadists

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 11:38
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds warned Sunday that the thousands of foreign jihadists they have detained in their fight against the Islamic State group are a time-bomb the international community urgently needs to defuse. Speaking a day after ...

Despite “Islamic State” defeat: Hundreds of children will forever be missing

Ezîdî Press Kurdistan - 2019-03-25 01:10
Baghouz. With the final offensive against the terrorist militia “Islamic State” (IS) in Syria hopes were high that thousands of missing Ezidi women and children would be freed. Almost five years ago, the IS terrorist organization kidnapped and enslaved u ...

Islamic State defeated, ‘caliphate’ eliminated, Syrian Kurds declare

E-Kurd - 2019-03-23 12:33
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared “caliphate” that once spanned a third of Iraq a ...

SDF Declares Full Victory over IS in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-23 08:58
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) officially announced on Saturday the full victory over the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in Syria as the Kurdish fighters had launched an operation to liberate the last militant group territor ...

North Macedonia jails 7 IS fighters captured in Syria

FOX News - 2019-03-21 23:28
A court in North Macedonia has jailed seven citizens, accusing them of fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. ...

IS to be Defeated in Syria "By Tonight": Trump

BAS News - 2019-03-20 21:53
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Islamic State (IS) in Syria will be "gone by tonight", showing reporters a pair of maps demonstrating the reduction of the militant group's presence in the Middle Eastern country since his elec ...

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 ...

More Than 6,000 People Fled Last IS Pocket in Syria: SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-17 15:12
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed on Sunday that the total number of people who have so far escaped the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in eastern Syria, has reached 60,000. Among the massive influx of people were 5,000 I ...

Islamic State group calls on followers to avenge Syria siege

Seattle Times - 2019-03-12 11:38
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Besieged by U.S.-backed forces in their last foothold in eastern Syria, Islamic State militants are calling on supporters across the world to stage attacks in their defense, according to a newly released audio recording. The recordi ...

Retort to narrative ‘The recurring fallacies of separatist organizations in Syria’ by Vakkas Dogantekin

E-Kurd - 2019-03-12 11:20
Omar Sindi | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Retort to narrative “The recurring fallacies of separatist organizations in Syria”‘ by Vakkas Dogantekin. You guys (the Turks) are nothing more than a bunch of illiterate horse riders who came from the Mongolian platea ...

Kurdish hunger striker writes to the Prime Minister of Ireland

ANF - 2019-03-04 13:15
"As an Irish citizen, I call upon you to support us in our action to end Ocalan’s isolation, and to lead the Republic of Ireland towards playing a similar role in the Kurdish case to that it played for the East Timorese.” ...

More ISIS terrorists surrendered to the SDF in Baghouz

ANF - 2019-03-01 10:16
SDF operations continue as ISIS is about to be finished off in the region from the east of Syria to the border with Iraq. ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Transferred to the Quarantine of Orumiyeh Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-28 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Kurdish political prisoner Ghader Mohammad Zadeh who has been in prison for 14 years, has been transferred to the Safe ward (formerly known as Quarantine) of Orumiyeh Prison since February 20, and The authorities hav ...