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US to ask Syrian Kurds to let Turkish forces through the door

US to ask Syrian Kurds to let Turkish forces through the door

Al Monitor - 2019-04-15 21:50

US to ask Syrian Kurds to let Turkish forces through the door - Al Monitor

US to extend waivers tied to Iran’s nuclear program

Waar Media - 2019-05-04 20:22
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. said Friday it would extend waivers granted to nations involved in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that allow them to take part in nonproliferation projects designed to make it harder for Tehran to obtain a nuclear weapon. The projects inc ...

“Turkey wants to occupy more areas in northern Syria”

ANF - 2019-04-22 16:44
Co-chair of the Kobanê People's Council, Merwa Dirêi, says that the policy of the Turkish state against the Kurds is not new and that Ankara's Neo-Ottoman policy is meant to occupy more areas in northern Syria. ...

Sanctions against Iran: US to lift exemptions for 8 countries

ANF - 2019-04-22 12:31
According to the Washington post, the US government is preparing to lift exemptions for 8 countries that import oil from Iran. ...

Syrian Kurds to React If Damascus Attacks: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-04-21 13:15
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish forces are ready to strongly repel any military attacks by the Syrian regime, said the spokesperson for People’s Protection Units (YPG). Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Nouri Mohammed said the Kurdish forces will defeat any threat co ...

France Pledges Continued Support to Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-04-20 11:00
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron Received a delegation from Syrian Kurdistan on Friday and promised to continue supporting the war against the remaining Islamic State (IS) jihadists. The presidency office confirmed that a delegation from the Kurd ...

France’s Macron meets Syrian Kurds, vows to support in fight against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 19:50
PARIS,— French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, assuring them of France’s support in the fight against remaining jihadists. The US-backed Syrian Demo ...

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 Announce Deal to Return 31,000 Displaced Iraqis

BAS News - 2019-04-11 23:48
ERBIL - The US-backed Syrian Kurds announced on Thursday that they had reached an agreement with Baghdad for returning some 31,000 displaced Iraqis, the majority of whom are women and children, from northeastern Syria to Iraq. "A delegation from the Iraq ...

Khamenei on US Decision to List IRGC as Terrorist: Vicious Move

BAS News - 2019-04-09 16:50
ERBIL — Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei condemned US’s decision to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “foreign terrorist organization”, saying that the move was “vicious”. “They wish to plot against our Sepah [the Guard c ...

US Delivers Military Assistance to SDF: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-04-08 21:56
ERBIL - The US-led coalition has delivered new military convoys to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the military assistance included 700 ...

US Won't Stop Efforts to Oust Iranian Forces from Syria: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-08 21:56
ERBIL - One of Washington's main goals in Syria is to oust the Iranian forces from the country, a top US official was quoted as saying, noting that "there are a lot of tools we can use." Talking to The National on Monday, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of ...

Russia calls on US to leave Iraq-Jordan-Syria camp amid humanitarian concerns

Rûdaw - 2019-04-08 16:57
The US plans to leave 200 forces at its nearby At Tanf garrison ...

Turkish Forces Arrest 64 Candidates From Peoples’ Democratic Party

Waar Media - 2019-03-31 16:12
WAAR_DUHOK The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said 64 candidates from the party had been detained within 24 hours. Deputy Aisha Agar confirmed that the candidates were arrested by the Turkish forces. She added that 64 candidates were arrested on charges ...

Syrian Kurds call for international court to try Islamic State militants

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 21:44
AIN ISSA, Syria,— Syria’s Kurds on Monday called for an international court to be set up in the country to try suspected Islamic State group jihadists following the announced fall of their “caliphate”. IS imposed its brutal interpretation of Islam on mil ...

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 ...

Syrian Kurds criticise Damascus ‘threats’ to retake northeastern Kurdish areas

E-Kurd - 2019-03-19 15:54
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have criticised the “threatening language” of the Damascus regime after it pledged to retake northeastern Kurdish areas they control by reconciliation or by force. The minority have largely stayed out of Syria’s ...

Islamic State calls for revenge against Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-19 01:08
BEIRUT,— As the Islamic State group defended its last scrap of territory against Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria, a spokesman Monday urged followers to attack them elsewhere in the war-torn country. An IS spokesman, in an audio recording posted on Te ...