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Turkey, Russia Considering Deployment to Tel Rifaat in Northern Syria

Turkey, Russia Considering Deployment to Tel Rifaat in Northern Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-05 11:03
ERBIL — Turkish and Russian authorities are taking into consideration the possibility of deploying forces to the border areas Tel Rifaat in northern Syria, where the US-backed Kurdish forces are in control. The measures come a day after Turkey confirmed ...
Turkey, Russia Considering Deployment to Tel Rifaat in Northern Syria - BAS News

Brazil jail violence: Forty-two inmates found dead at separate prisons

BBC - 2019-05-28 01:43
The deaths in northern Amazonas state come a day after 15 prisoners were killed in gang violence. ...

IS Attacks SDF in Syria's Hasakah

BAS News - 2019-05-21 00:33
ERBIL - The insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) carried out a bomb attack on Monday against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria, a spokesperson confirmed. The US-backed Kurdish fighters announced the full victory over the mi ...

New Generation Movement’s Leader Arrested

BAS News - 2019-05-16 15:36
ERBIL — The leader of New Generation Movement, Shaswar Abdulwahid, has been arrested in Sulaymaniyah. The arrest came a day after Sulaymaniyah court issued an arrest warrant for Abdulwahid over his involvement in threatening and defamatory online message ...

Turkish forces continue to build wall in northern Syria - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2019-05-11 17:44

Russia strongly responds to tribal forum in Syria’s Ain Issa

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-05 23:07

Turkey, Russia reviewing deployment in Syria's Tel Rifaat region: Turkish VP

Yahoo - 2019-05-05 11:32

Two Kurdish citizens were sentenced to 10 years in prison

Kurdpa - 2019-05-05 11:20
Kurdpa Agency: Two Kurdish citizens from the Margavar Rural District were sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Revolutionary Court of Urmia. ...

A young Kermanshahi sentenced to one year in discretionary imprisonment

Kurdpa - 2019-05-04 06:07
Kurdpa Agency: The second branch of the Revolutionary Court of Kermanshah sentenced Kurdish citizen to one year in discretionary imprisonment. ...

Turkey, U.S. getting closer on ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria: foreign minister

E-Kurd - 2019-05-02 21:19
ANKARA,— Turkey and the United States are getting closer to an agreement on the details of a planned safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria along the Turkish border, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. Cavusoglu ...

World Health Organization in Turkey: Health emergency response to the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic - Annual Report 2018 - Turkey | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-05-02 13:58

A Kurdish Civilian Sentenced to One Year in Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-02 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): A Kurdish civilian, “Danial Darab Khani” who was arrested in Kermanshah in March 2017 following a nationwide protest in December, has been sentenced to one year in prison for “acting against national security.” KHRN ...

Turkey: 1 soldier killed, 3 wounded in YPG attack in Syria

FOX News - 2019-04-30 16:23
Turkish officials say a soldier has been killed and three others were wounded in an attack by Syrian Kurdish militants in a Turkish-controlled region in northern Syria. ...

Iraqi PM Says IS Leader is Possibly in “Remote Areas”

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the leader of Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdad is possibly in the “remote areas”. The statement came a day after a video was released purportedly showing Baghdadi speaking in front ...

Guerrillas write letter to hunger strikers in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-04-29 13:02
Guerrillas sent a letter to hunger strikers in South Kurdistan, Fadile Tok, Nasır Yağız and Herêm Mehmud, saying; “We are closer to victory more than ever. Victory is ours.” ...

“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. ...

Iranian Parliament Labels US Forces in Middle East as "Terrorists"

BAS News - 2019-04-17 02:00
ERBIL - Iranian Parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday to label the US troops in the Middle East as terrorists, only a day after Washington's decision of recognizing the Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) took effect. The bill was int ...

Iraq Ready to Try IS Prisoners Held in Syria for Multi-billion Dollar Fee

BAS News - 2019-04-11 01:27
ERBIL - Iraq has showed readiness to try tens of thousands of Islamic State (IS) prisoners held in neighboring Syria by the US-backed Kurdish forces, with Iraqi officials seeking a multi-billion dollar fee in return, reports revealed on Wednesday. Accord ...

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. ...

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 ...

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

Kathimerini - 2019-04-08 17:51
, Russia's RIA news agency reported. Erdogan has vowed to crush US-backed Kurdish fighters east..., Washington's main Muslim ally within NATO, considers Syria's YPG Kurdish militia an enemy and has already ...