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SDF Thanks Peshmerga for Joining Kurdish Fighters Against IS

SDF Thanks Peshmerga for Joining Kurdish Fighters Against IS

BAS News - 2019-04-09 21:48
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has thanked the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces for joining the US-backed Kurdish fighters against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. After the militant group attacked Kobane in 2014, former Presid ...
SDF Thanks Peshmerga for Joining Kurdish Fighters Against IS - BAS News

The Public Relations Office of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-04-23 01:02
With a revolutionary spirit The Public Relations Office of the Syrian Democratic Forces began its work almost a year ago solving the problems of civilians, believing in the importance of social justice. The office followed some pressing issues, some of th ...

The relations office of Syrian Democratic Forces reconciles with Sharabiyan clan

SDF Press - 2019-04-18 20:51
Hasaka – In cooperation with the Senate council the relations office of Syrian Democratic Forces managed to resolve the issue of the death of the child Saadoun al-Bader a member of the Sharabiyan clan. The child was killed by a stray bullet about a year a ...

Baghdad-appointed Governor of Kirkuk Thanks PUK for Releasing Dozens of Terror Convicts

BAS News - 2019-04-14 15:28
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk, Rakan al-Jabouri, on Sunday thanked the leading members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for releasing a group of terror convicts, whom are referred to by Jabouri as “detainees”.Earlier this week ...

SDF searching Baghuz for hidden ISIS fighters as fall of 'caliphate' nears

Thedefensepost - 2019-04-14 09:11

Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from Islamic State to Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 19:23
QAZLAJOKH, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Islamic State group, a local official said. The US-backed Kurdish fighters say they ...

Syrian Kurds hand over 200 Islamic State militants to Iraq: source

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 19:23
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi security forces received Friday a batch of 200 Islamic State (IS) militants captured by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in neighboring Syria, a security source said. “Iraqi security forces have received 200 IS m ...

25 Yazidis rescued by SDF set out for Shengal

ANF - 2019-04-13 15:42
SDF handed over 25 Yazidi women and children rescued from ISIS gangs to the Yazidi House in Amude. The rescued Yazidis set out for Shengal following a press conference. ...

SDF Hands Over Another 200 IS Militants to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-12 19:48
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday sent over 200 Islamic State (IS) prisoners to the Iraqi authorities. An Iraqi security source confirmed that the Iraqi army’s 8th Division received the jihadists and transferred them to a m ...

Turkey's Erdogan to discuss possible operation in Syria with Putin - RIA

Jerusalem Post - 2019-04-10 06:03
Erdogan has vowed to crush US-backed Kurdish fighters east of the Euphrates in Syria and said last year that preparations were complete for an operation. ...

PUK Calls for Unified Kurdish Front in Kirkuk Provincial Election

BAS News - 2019-04-07 22:32
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has called for a unified Kurdish front in the Kirkuk provincial elections, while the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) says that it would not participate in the vote unless the situation is normalized in the ...

U.S., Turkey at odds over Kurdish fighters in Syria - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-04-04 23:58

US-backed Kurdish fighters clash with ISIS days after declaring victory

Militarytimes - 2019-04-02 23:11

Iraqi Kurdish fighters dealt setback in Pentagon budget

Al Monitor - 2019-04-02 23:11

SDF Trying to Root Out IS in Baghouz: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-04-02 20:18
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is trying to root out the Islamic State (IS) remnants in the Syrian eastern village of Baghouz, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. "SDF combing the area in Baghouz and its vicinity, dismantling mines/tr ...

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 ...

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 ...

Operation Against Last IS Stronghold Almost Over: SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-12 15:09
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday that its massive military operation against the Islamic State (IS) has almost reached the end with defeating the jihadists in Baghouz, east of Syria. “The operation is over, or as goo ...

SDF Kills "Dozens" of IS Militants in Eastern Syria: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-03-11 19:09
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday that it had killed "dozens" of Islamic State (IS) insurgents as the Kurdish fighters have resumed their operation against the militant group’s last enclave in eastern Syria. SFD spokes ...

SDF Resumes Final Operation Against IS in Eastern Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-10 23:00
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) resumed its military operation to liberate the last Islamic State (IS) pocket in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office, pointed out that the US-backed ...