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Syrian Kurds fear return of Assad regime control

Syrian Kurds fear return of Assad regime control

E-Kurd - 2019-04-18 19:29
QAMISHLO. Syrian Kurdistan,— At first glance, it seems as though life has returned to normal in the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in Syria’s northeast. Even though the wind-down of anti-ISIS operations last month and Turkey’ ...
Syrian Kurds fear return of Assad regime control - E-Kurd

Kurdish forces crack down on Islamic State fighters in Syria’s Deir al Zor

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 14:25
DEIR al-ZOR,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said on Wednesday they had begun a campaign against “terrorists” linked to Islamic State in a strategic town in the oil rich eastern province of Deir al Zor that residents and witnesses say has been at the cen ...

SDF Wants Part of US Forces to Stay in Syria: Top Commander

BAS News - 2019-05-13 23:50
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) wants the US to keep part of its forces in Syria to not repeat a mistake Washington made in Iraq, a top Kurdish commander has said. The comments were made by General Mazlum Kobani, the Commander-in-C ...

Anti-Kurdish protests grow in Syria's Deir al-Zor: residents, locals

Reuters - 2019-05-08 06:04
Arab inhabitants of Syria's Deir al-Zor began a third week of protests against Kurdish rule, the largest wave of unrest to sweep the oil-rich region since the U.S.-backed forces took over the territory from Islamic State nearly 18 months ago, residents, w ...

US Concerned with Russia, Syrian Regime's Airstrikes in Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-01 22:51
ERBIL - The US State Department has been concerned with the air raids conducted by Russia and the Syrian regime in the city of Idlib and northern Hama. "The air strikes of Russia and the Assad regime, the ongoing attacks by Hyat Tahrir al-Sham and other ...

Arabs in Syria’s Deir al-Zor protest against ruling Kurdish militia: residents

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 15:54
AMMAN,— Arabs in Syria’s Deir al-Zor have stepped up protests against the U.S.-allied Kurdish militia that controls the oil-rich province after seizing it from Islamic State, residents, protesters and tribal chiefs said on Sunday. Starting five days ago, ...

Dozens of Syrian army killed in ISIS desert ambushes: reports

Rûdaw - 2019-04-20 19:56
This was 'biggest attack' on Syrian forces since defeat of caliphate ...

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 ...

Syrian Kurds fear US sellout to Turkey on ‘safe zone’

Al Monitor - 2019-04-19 16:24

Syrian Kurds Say Deal On Return Of 4,000 Refugees Reached With Baghdad - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-04-18 15:32

Qamishli Locals Fear Return of Syrian Regime Control | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-04-15 13:17

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 ...

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 ...

Syria Kurds announce deal for return of 31,000 displaced Iraqis

Rûdaw - 2019-04-11 23:19
Suspected ISIS fighters are not part of the deal ...

Syria Kurds say deal made for return of 31,000 displaced Iraqis

E-Kurd - 2019-04-11 21:25
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurds on Thursday announced a deal with Baghdad for 31,000 displaced Iraqis, mostly women and children, to return from camps in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, to Iraq. Tens of thousands of people live in ...

Syria’s Kurds hand three Russian Islamic State orphans to Moscow

E-Kurd - 2019-03-26 13:56
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria said Monday it handed over three Russian orphans to a delegation from Moscow who will transfer them back home. Kurdish foreign affairs official Abdel ...

Death Toll From Ebola Climbs To 564 in DR Congo

Waar Media - 2019-03-25 11:53
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 564 since the start of an outbreak in late July last year, the country’s Health Ministry said on Monday. Among 1,009 cases of reported hemorrhagic fever, 944 were ...

Syrian Kurds urge Assad government to choose dialogue: commander

E-Kurd - 2019-03-23 21:06
OMAR OIL FIELD, Syria,— The top military commander in Syria’s autonomous Kurdish region (Rojava) urged Damascus on Saturday to choose the path of dialogue after his forces sealed a key victory over the Islamic State group. “We call on the central governm ...