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Syrian Kurds Awaiting Assad for Talks

BAS News - 2018-06-14 02:56
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurds are awaiting for Damascus to kickstart negotiations as mooted by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an official said. Aldar Xelil, a prominent Syrian Kurdish politician, said that since Assad first spoke about possible talks with ...

Spokesperson: Iran Will Stay in Syria Unless Wanted to Leave by Asad

BAS News - 2018-05-21 15:40
ERBIL - Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reaffirmed that his country's military advisers would stay in Syrai's Damascus unless they are asked by the country's regime to withdraw from it fight against terrorism, said a report. "No one can ...

Blasts Heard at Iranian Base Near Damascus: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — An explosion in the early hours of Monday rocked a base believed to be utilised by the Iranian military advisors near Syria’s Damascus, reports said. The reason for the blasts and possible casualties and damages are not known yet, according to a ...

Syria Calls Israeli Airstrikes “Aggression”, Vows Defence

BAS News - 2018-05-19 23:05
ERBIL — A Syrian diplomat has called the Israeli airstrikes on alleged Iranian targets inside Syria “an aggression”, saying that Damascus would defend. "Syria has its own sovereignty. Any outside aggression against the Syrian territory is an aggression,” ...

Israel Strikes Targets Near Damascus: Syria

BAS News - 2018-05-08 23:08
ERBIL — Syrian state-run media reported missile attacks on several targets near the capital Damascus on Tuesday. The reports hold Israel responsible for the missile attack which came just hours after US President Donald Trump announced abandoning Iran Nu ...

Israel no comment as Syria confirms rocket attacks on military bases

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-01 00:04
Roji Kurd: Damascus confirmed rocket attacks on military bases in central Syria to state-run media early Monday, but did not say who was responsible. The Syrian news agency SANA quoted a military source as saying military positions in the provinces of Ham ...

New Missiles Target Two Airfields in Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-17 10:21
ERBIL - New airstrikes have targeted a couple of airfields in Syria, one near Homs and the other near the capital Damascus, state-run media said on Tuesday. According to local sources, the Syria's air defenses had foiled a missile attack on Shayrat air b ...

Israel’s Netanyahu: “Total Support” for Strikes Against Damascus

BAS News - 2018-04-15 13:48
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country totally supports the missile strikes US, UK and France carried out on Saturday against the chemical facilities of the Syrian regime. "A year ago I gave Israel's total support for [US ...

IS Controls Baghdad-Damascus Highway: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-14 22:40
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) has reportedly taken control of the strategic highway connecting Iraqi and Syrian capital cities, a source said. Speaking to Quds al-Arabi newspaper on Saturday, the source stated that the IS jihadists attacked the Syrian r ...

U.S., France and U.K. Strike Syria Over Chemical Attack

Waar Media - 2018-04-14 11:49
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States, together with France and the U.K., carried out precision air strikes against targets in Syria following a suspected nerve gas attack on the Syrian town of Douma last Saturday. Explosions were heard in Damascus, Aleppo and H ...

After addressing Donald Trump, US bombs Syrian research institutions

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-14 05:16
At least three research centers in Damascus and Homs are said to have been hit: The US, along with France and Britain, launched a military strike in Syria. Roji Kurd: US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday night in a televised speech a joint mili ...

Macron: we have proof Syria used chemical weapons

Waar Media - 2018-04-12 20:38
WAAR-DUHOK: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that he had evidence that chemical weapons were used in rebel-held enclave of Douma in Syria and that the regime of Bashar al-Assad was guilty, reiterating that attacking Damascus is necessary ...

The Guardian: Trump says he will respond to Syria gas attack within 48 hours

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-10 05:10
Donald Trump has condemned the “heinous” deadly chemical weapon attack on a Damascus suburb and said he will decide within the next 24 to 48 hours whether to launch a military reprisal against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. Speaking to reporters as he ...

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 ...

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 ...

IS Kills 36 Syrian Government Troops in Damascus

BAS News - 2018-03-23 14:42
ERBIL - At least 36 Syrian regime troops were killed as the Islamic State (IS) retook control of al-Qadam neighborhood in Syria's Damascus, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The opposition groups last week handed over the area to the ...

Damascus: Turkish “Invading Forces” Need to Withdraw from Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-19 21:54
ERBIL — The Syrian government on Monday urged the Turkish forces to leave the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin in the northwest of the country a day after Ankara announced it has captured the city from Kurds. “The announcement of the Turkish regime’s pres ...

Turkey ramps up assault on Kurdish Afrin enclave in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-03-14 19:01
BEIRUT,— Turkey turned up the heat on Syria’s Kurdish Afrin Wednesday, launching deadly strikes on Damascus loyalists deployed around the Kurdish enclave and closing in on its main city of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). The development, which could ...

Reports: Syrian troops split rebel-held enclave near capital

Washington Post - 2018-03-08 01:35
Syrian government forces seized vast swaths of territory including farmland in the opposition-held suburbs of Damascus on Wednesday, effectively dividing the besieged enclave in two and further squeezing rebels and tens of thousands of civilians trapped i ...

48 Pro-Damascus Fighters So Far Killed in Turkish Attack on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-05 20:24
ERBIL — A total of 48 pro-Syrian government fighters have so far been killed in military clashes with the Turkish army and Ankara-backed militias in Afrin, northwest Syria, a local official said. "There are killed and injured among the Syrian People's Fo ...

Trump, May blame Syria, Russia for Eastern Ghouta humanitarian woes

Waar Media - 2018-03-05 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump and British leader Theresa May agreed Sunday that Russia and Syria are responsible for the “heart-breaking human suffering” in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus, the prime minister’s office ...

Turkey Steps Up Offensive Against Kurds

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-03-05 07:36
Turkey’s offensive against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria intensified over the weekend, as forces loyal to the regime of Bashar al-Assad continued to bomb a suburb of Damascus. ...

YPG Hands over 8 Aleppo Districts to Damascus Army

BAS News - 2018-03-01 00:45
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has reportedly handed over 8 district of Aleppo to the Syrian government based on an agreement between Rojava Administration and Damascus, According to Sputnik, Hemid Keno, the member of Aleppo c ...

French FM: Only Russia Can Pressure Damascus on Ceasefire

BAS News - 2018-02-27 23:23
ERBIL — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that only Russia could pressure Damascus on abiding by the ceasefire the UN Security Council has issued. Speaking in Moscow at a press conference after holding talks with Russian Foreign ...

Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-25 00:01
The United Nations Security Council on Saturday unanimously called for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, with Russia agreeing to the temporary hiatus only after forcing two days of delays that critics said allowed ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to purs ...

Turkey Threatens to Strike Damascus Forces for Aiding Kurds

BAS News - 2018-02-23 00:24
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Thursday said that his country will not tolerate anybody who wants to protect the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), threatening Damascus if it continues to support the Kurds. Speaking at a press conferen ...

Pro-Syrian government forces arrive in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-02-21 16:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Armed forces affiliated with the Syrian regime arrived on Tuesday in the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest of the country as an agreement reportedly was made between Damascus and the Kurdish forces. “The Syrian government responded to our ca ...

Lavrov calls Damascus to dialogue with Kurds

ANHA - 2018-02-21 14:14
NEWS DESK -Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pointed out that dialogue is the main means to stop the bloodshed, calling on the Syrian authorities to dialogue with representatives of all ethnic and religious groups, including the Kurds. Russian Foreig ...

Damascus Forces Arrive in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-21 01:08
ERBIL — Armed forces affiliated with the Syrian regime arrived on Tuesday in the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest of the country as an agreement reportedly was made between Damascus and the Kurdish forces. “The Syrian government responded to our call o ...

Russia Urges Syria, Turkey on “Direct dialogue” over Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-21 00:22
ERBIL — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the situation in Syria's Afrin could be resolved through direct dialogue between Damascus and Ankara, the Interfax news agency reported. Turkey has to meet directly, for its own good, wi ...

Damascus Confirms Plan to Enter Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-19 19:45
ERBIL — The Syrian government forces are going to be mobilized to the Kurdish enclave of Afrin to help the local Kurdish forces repel the Turkish army in the canton, according to SANA. “Forces will arrive in Afrin in the upcoming hours to support the ste ...

Syrian Kurds Agreed on Damascus Army to Enter Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-18 22:23
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish forces have reached an agreement with the Damascus government to allow the Syrian forces to enter the Kurdish enclave of Afrin and repel the Turkish military offensives, according to a Kurdish official. The Syrian army troops w ...

Zorava revolts ,condemns international plot against Ocelan

ANHA - 2018-02-18 09:26
Hundreds of people demonstrated in Zorava Kurdish neighborhood in the Syrian capital Damascus, denouncing the international plot that targeted Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocelan and supporting the heroic resistance shown by the Kurdish people in Afrin against ...

Damascus to Deploy Forces to Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-02-17 23:40
ERBIL — The Kurdish fighters and the Syrian government have reached an agreement on the deployment of the Syrian Armed Forces in the Kurdish district of Afrin, Lebanese media reported on Thursday. The decision was made in order to protect the district an ...

Syria Kurds say ‘no problem’ if Damascus fights Turkey

E-Kurd - 2018-02-13 18:36
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds said Monday they have “no problem” if the regime in Damascus intervenes on their side to help push back an assault by Turkey in the Kurdish Afrin region in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). Ankara has been waging an offen ...
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