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Turkey’s Erdogan threatens operation against Syrian Kurds ‘very soon’

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens operation against Syrian Kurds ‘very soon’

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 16:43
ISTANBUL,— Turkey and the US were on a collision course Tuesday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “eliminate” a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria — a move deemed “unacceptable” by the Pentagon. Erdogan has repea ...
Turkey’s Erdogan threatens operation against Syrian Kurds ‘very soon’ - E-Kurd

Turkey won’t tolerate U.S. delay over setting up a safe zone in Kurdish northern Syria: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-08-15 18:21
ANKARA,— Ankara will not tolerate any delay from the US over setting up a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “They (the US) first need to be sincere and need to understand that Turkey won ...

Turkish drones start operating in Kurdish northern Syria: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-08-14 21:23
ISTANBUL,— Turkish drones have started operating in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. Turkey and the United States agreed last week to s ...

"Muslim countries should stand against Turkey’s threats”

ANF - 2019-08-12 15:57
Religious scholar Heysem Xelil stressed the importance of resistance against the Turkish state’s threats of invasion and called on Muslim countries to stand against Turkey’s tyranny. ...

Islamic State says will step up fight against Syrian Kurds, coalition

E-Kurd - 2019-08-12 11:25
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State group vowed to intensify its fight against the US-led coalition and Kurds in eastern Syria, in a video posted Sunday on its Telegram channel. “The fire of the battle between us and them has been reignited and will intensify,” t ...

Turkey’s gambit on Syria pays off as Washington discusses “peace corridor”

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-08 02:34
Turkey’s Syria gambit show US responds to threats and strength By SETH J. FRANTZMAN For several days Turkey did what it has done before, it threatened to launch a military […] ...

Islamic State car bomb kills 5 in Syrian Kurdistan: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
AL-QAHTANIYA,— A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed five people, including three children, in a Kurdish town in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Wednesday, a war monitor said. The explosive-rigged vehicle detonated in Al ...

U.S., Turkish officials reportedly agree on safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan: state media

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
ISTANBUL,— U.S. and Turkish military officials reportedly have agreed that the safe-zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria will be a “peace corridor” for displaced Syrians longing to return home, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said We ...

Turkey’s threats of invasion help revive ISIS

ANF - 2019-08-07 17:05
In tandem with Turkey’s threats to invade North and East Syria, ISIS has recently increased their attacks in the region. The Pentagon has also pointed to ISIS activity, while internal security forces say the gangs take their orders from Turkey. ...

Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-08-06 21:25
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "eliminate" the YPG in northeast Syria – a move deemed "unacceptable" by the Pentagon The post Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria appeared first on Th ...

Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan warn of Turkish attack despite U.S. mediation

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A top Kurdish political official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday warned neighbouring Turkey would attack at the first chance it got, despite US efforts to prevent a cross-border incursion. On Sunday, Tu ...

Erdoğan: Turkey to launch military operation against Kurds in northern Syria | JNS.org

JNS - 2019-08-06 06:14

Turkey Threatens Operation Against American-Backed Syrian Kurds - Bloomberg

Bloomberg - 2019-08-05 21:54

Gire Spi youth: We are ready to stand against Turkey’s attacks

ANF - 2019-08-05 15:26
Gire Spi youth vowed to resist the Turkish state’s threats of invasion against North and East Syria. ...

Turkey threatens operation against U.S-backed Kurds in Syria | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-05 06:27

Turkey will carry out operation in Kurdish northern Syria: Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-04 20:58
ISTANBUL,— Turkey will carry out an operation east of the Euphrates river in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, in an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. Turkey has been running out of pa ...

Joint operation against ISIS in Shengal

ANF - 2019-08-02 11:00
The Iraqi army, YBŞ-YJŞ and Hashdi Shabi forces launched an operation against the ISIS mercenaries in the Golat region of Shengal at 4 am this morning. ...

“The world must fulfill duties against Turkey’s attacks”

ANF - 2019-08-01 15:36
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria called on the international public to fulfill their duties against Turkey’s attacks and stressed that all efforts in the current process should focus on the democratic solution to the Syrian crisis. ...

U.S., Turkey open talks on safe zone in northern Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-07-23 17:35
ISTANBUL,— Turkey and the US began talks on Tuesday to establish a “security zone” in northern Syria aimed at creating a buffer between Kurdish fighters and the Turkish border. “Military officials from the two countries began, today in Ankara, to work to ...

Drone targets base of Iran-backed militia in northern Iraq

FOX News - 2019-07-21 06:17
Iraqi security officials announced Friday that an unmanned drone dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, wounding two people. ...

Car bomb hits near church in Qamishlo, Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-11 21:41
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Twelve people were injured on Thursday when a car bomb exploded near a church in a Christian-majority neighborhood of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), northern Syria, ANHA news agency reported. The bomb was caused by a ...