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Turkish Authorities Send Nine YPG Members to Court

BAS News - 2018-09-18 22:21
They were held in Syria's Afrin ERBIL - At least nine members of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) appeared before a Turkish court on Tuesday for alleged involvement in the killing of two Turkish soldiers during the military confrontatio ...

Turkey Arrests 9 People in Afrin over Suspected PKK Links

BAS News - 2018-09-16 10:26
ERBIL — Turkish National Intelligence Service (MIT) has arrested nine people in Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin, and brought them to Turkey over alleged links with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). According to a local authority, the arrests were made dur ...

Idlib offensive pushing civilians toward occupied Afrin

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-09 00:15
A Syrian woman, displaced from southern Idlib due to the fighting between government forces and the opposition, carries humanitarian aid at a makeshift camp in Batabu, 40 kilometers west of Aleppo, on Jan. 24. (Photo: AFP) ...

Rudaw: Afrin street, building names changed marking demographic shift

Justice for Kurds - 2018-08-10 00:17
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Turkey and its Syrian proxies have expanded the campaign of demographic change in Afrin by renaming streets and public places, replacing Kurdish words and cultural references with Syrian opposition slogans. Turkish-backed opposit ...

YPG Claims it Killed 54 Turkish Soldiers, FSA Militants in July

BAS News - 2018-08-04 15:34
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) claimed in a statement on Saturday that at least 54 Turkish soldiers and Ankara-backed Syrian rebels killed by its forces in July in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria. The YPG fighte ...

Amnesty Strongly Concerned Over Ankara-Backed Rebels Abuses in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-08-02 10:20
ERBIL - Amnesty International said on Thursday that the Turkish army in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syrian are giving Syrian rebels "free rein" to commit major human rights abuses, including torture, forced disappearances and looting propert ...

Syria's Afrin: YPG Kills Three Ankara-backed Rebels

BAS News - 2018-07-31 15:56
ERBIL - The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), in a series of military campaigns in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, has killed three Ankara-backed Syrian rebels, said the party said in a statement on Tuesday. "On July 28 our units i ...

Pro-Ankara Syrian Rebels Abuse Kurdish Civilians

BAS News - 2018-07-28 22:39
ERBIL — The General Command of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) has accused Ankara-backed Syrian rebels in the Kurdish cnclave of Afrin of disguising themselves as YPG fighters to abuse civilians in the region. The Kurdish party in an online statement ...

Non-Muslim Minorities Under Threat in Afrin: NGO

BAS News - 2018-07-19 22:39
ERBIL — The religious minorities other than Muslims in the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin are under serious threat since the Turkish army and Ankara-backed Islamist rebels have taken over the region, said a monitoring group. “The Turkish army has already b ...

YPG Kills Several Turkish Soldiers, Syrian Rebels in Afrin: Statement

BAS News - 2018-07-17 16:43
ERBIL - At least nine Turkish troops and three Syrian rebels, among which was a leader, were killed by the the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the southern region of Afrin in Syria, the party claimed on Tuesday. "Between July 11 and 15, our un ...

Kurdish IDPs from Afrin Die at Aleppo Hospital Due to Medicine Shortage

BAS News - 2018-07-17 00:59
ERBIL — Five civilians displaced from the Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin lost their lives at a hospital in Aleppo due to medicine shortage, said the hospital on Monday. Among the victims was a one-year-old child. Their death was confirmed by an official fr ...

Syrian Rebels Rape, Kill Mother and Two-year Girl in Afrin: Police

BAS News - 2018-07-08 14:46
ERBIL - A woman and her two-year old daughter were abducted, raped, and later killed by a group of three men from the Syrian opposition groups in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in southern Syria, police reported. Azaz Police Directorate said that an old wo ...

Two deadly explosions hit Afrin centre

Waar Media - 2018-06-27 16:20
WAAR-DUHOK: Two explosions rocked the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Wednesday, followed by reports that people were killed and injured. The twin blasts are believed to have been caused by car bombs, one of them taking place nea ...

Syria's Afrin: Twin Car Explosions Target Syrian Rebels Convoy

BAS News - 2018-06-27 13:47
ERBIL - Two cars explosions in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in southern Syria left several people people dead and wounded on Wednesday afternoon, local sources reported without any specific numbers of the victims currently. A source in the city, who wish ...

Turkish Forces Establish Military Bases in Syria's Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-22 14:11
ERBIL - While Russia has been warning that the Kurdish encalve of Afrn in Syria should be handed over the Syrian regime, Turkish army has set up more military bases in the region, said a report. Turkish army and Ankara-backed Syrian rebels entered Afrin ...

Nearly 90 Kurdish Inmates Handed Over to Syrian Regime by PYD

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) has handed over at least 90 Kurdish prisoners to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, said an official. “The inmates were handed over to the Syrian regime during the withdrawal [of the YPG] from Afrin,” ...

Deputy PM: Turkey will never return Afrin to Assad regime

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 13:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ on Wednesday said Turkey will never return Afrin region of Syria to Bashar Al Assad regime. The Turkish military and Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters on Jan. 20 launched Operation Olive Branch in the A ...

Turkey in Syria: Ruling Kurdish Afrin by Sharia Law, Ethnic Cleansing

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-05-15 02:11
by Sirwan Kajjo, May 13, 2018 At the onset of the Turkish offensive, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government declared it a “jihad” against Syrian Kurds. Turkish preachers gave sermons justifying the assault as a “holy war.” Turkey and ji ...

Salih Muslim Urges UN to Protect Afrin IDPs

BAS News - 2018-04-28 21:32
ERBIL — Prominent Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim has urged the United Nations and the international community to protect the displaced people from the Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin after the Turkish offensives. “Nobody can foresee how Turkey will proc ...

Forum Political and cultural forces and tribal leaders in northern Syria

SDF Press - 2018-04-27 03:26
Within the framework of the unity of the people and the Syrian territories, the self-management organized a meeting today in Hasakah province to discuss the current political situation in Syria in general and Afrin in particular. The meeting was attended ...

New York Review of Books: A Call to Defend Rojava

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-26 01:52
When Raqqa fell in 2017, after a long siege by the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), it was generally thought that ISIS was defeated, save for some mopping up. But in January of this year, Turkey invaded Afrin—one of three cantons in ...

FSA Loots People's Properties in Syria's Afrin: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-04-23 14:00
ERBIL - The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has begun conducting violations against the civilians in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria, and looting their properties, said a human rights group on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( ...

Turkey, Syrian Allies Lost Hundreds of Men Fighting Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-04-22 01:44
ERBIL — The Turkish army and its Syrian militia groups have lost “hundreds” of men since Ankara begun the military incursion into the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin last January, said President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. He said the rebels sufferi ...

UN Prevented from Reaching Afrin IDPs: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-04-19 22:57
ERBIL — The United Nations on Wednesday said that its workers are being denied access to the Kurdish civilians displaced from their homes in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin since the Turkish military incursion into the area. Some 137,000 Kurds are sa ...

Lavrov: Turkey should hand over Afrin to Syrian regime

Waar Media - 2018-04-10 12:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Moscow would want to see Turkey return the region of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) to the government of Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. “We always proceed from the fact that the easiest way to normalize the ...

IRIN News: How Afrin became Syria’s latest humanitarian disaster

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-09 14:33
For the past two months, Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels have been fighting the YPG – a Syrian Kurdish offshoot of Turkey’s Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) – for control of the Afrin enclave. Violence had already displaced tens of thousands in the ...

Russia Expects Turkey to Handover Afrin to Syrian Regime: FM

BAS News - 2018-04-09 13:15
ERBIL — Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow expects Ankara to handover the strategic Kurdish town of Afrin in northwestern Syria to the Damascus government. He insisted that the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had “never sa ...

Six Turkish Soldiers Killed, Wounded by YPG in Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-07 10:50
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) killed four Turkish soldiers, and injured two more troops in the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syria overnight on Friday, according to sources. The Kurdistan Workers' Party' (PKK) media outlets said t ...

Turkey-backed Militia Arrests Kurdish Photographer in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-04-01 21:47
ERBIL — The Syrian militiamen who are backed by Ankara have arrested a Kurdish female photographer in Afrin, local activists said. Dilshad Qarajol was arrested on Friday and here whereabouts and fate remains unknown up to the moment, Kurdistan 24 quoted ...

Afrin.. Number of Turkish soldiers killed by YPG fighters

Waar Media - 2018-03-31 21:47
WAAR-DUHOK: A number of Turkish soldiers were killed as their tank was destroyed by the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, said the party. The clash erupted between the Turkish troops and the YPG fighters in Bilbila and its ...

The world continues to disappoint the Kurds time after time

E-Kurd - 2018-03-31 15:18
Shamm Shamayi | Ekurd.net The Syrian Kurdish forces that strongly contributed to defeating the terrorist group Daesh (IS) are now being defeated by Turkish forces in Afrin. The war in Afrin continues and is soon about to become a new Halabja with genocid ...

France to Send Troops to Rojava to Prevent Turkish Advances

BAS News - 2018-03-29 23:48
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to send troops to northern Syria, helping the US-led Coalition in blocking Further Turkish advances into the region beyond Afrin. Macron received a Kurdish, Arab and Christian delegates from the Syrian K ...

Logistic Obstacles Impede BCF Aid Delivery to Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-29 20:56
ERBIL — The Barzani Charity Foundation has announced that its humanitarian aid shipment did not reach the people in the troubled Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin due to logistic obstacles. Speaking to BasNews, head of BCF, Mousa Ahmed said that the organisat ...

Turkey Launches Operation on Tal Rifaat: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-27 15:01
ERBIL - Turkey and its backed Syrian Rebels on Tuesday have launched an operation on Tal Rifaat, in the northern Aleppo countryside where the majority of Afrin displaced citizens have found refuge. The Turkish media outlets revealed that Turkey in coordi ...

Damascus Calls for “Unconditional Withdrawal” of Turkey from Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-26 22:42
ERBIL — The Syrian government has renewed a call on Turkey to withdraw its army from the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, saying that the intervention is a blatant violation of international law. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted an official f ...
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