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No Intention to Cut US Alliance with Syrian Kurds: Official

BAS News - 2019-11-13 10:40
ERBIL — The United States has no intention to end its alliance with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Reuters cited a senior US administration official as saying on Tuesday. “There is no intention for that cooperation to end,” a senior admi ...

U.S. senators draft NBA's Kanter to push bill against Turkey's Erdogan

Reuters - 2019-11-13 00:54
Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, teamed up with two Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday as they introduced a bill to condemn the alleged violation of human rights in Turkey. ...

Letter from Amed co-mayor to international public opinion

ANF - 2019-11-12 15:41
“As an elected mayor and politician in a prison, I call international public opinion, rights organizations and democratic dynamics to take concrete steps against the seizure of the election rights of Kurds in Turkey.” ...

Turkey Jails Two HDP Co-mayors

BAS News - 2019-11-12 11:50
ERBIL — Turkish authorities took into custody two more members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party since last Friday. Shehzade Kurt and Azim Yacan were co-mayors of Van’s İpekyolu district municipality. Turkey accused them of affiliation with th ...

How the Syrian Democratic Forces Were Suddenly Transformed into "Kurdish Forces" - CounterPunch.org

Counterpunch - 2019-11-11 11:35

Emergència humanitària al Nord de Síria

KurdisCat - 2019-11-11 11:31
Les darreres dades de la invasió turca de Síria, que va iniciar-se el 6 d'octubre parlen de 400.000 persones desplaçades, 420 combatents de les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) caiguts i 1.419 ferits, 509 civils morts i 2.733 ...

ENKS, Mazloum Abdi Meet to Discuss Unity in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-11-11 11:12
ERBIL — Delegations from the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) and the Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) met in the recent days to discuss the solutions to their disputes and create unity among Syrian Kurdish political forces, an official re ...

Els invasors turcs aturen els avanços de les SDF i llencen un nou atac sobre Tell Temir

KurdisCat - 2019-11-10 13:29
Les poblacions de Tell Werid, Ereb Xan, Qasimiye, Riganiye, Mahmudiye i Dawudiye són escenari d'una contraofensiva turca que amenaça en desfer tots els avanços de les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) i el Syrian Arab Army (Ex ...

Bucak: National Unity is the way to success

ANF - 2019-11-10 12:11
Kurdistan Democratic Party Northern Kurdistan (PDK-Bakur) chair Sertaç Bucak said that the Turkish state's attack on Rojava is not accepted anywhere in the world ...

ISIS cell neutralized in Raqqa

ANF - 2019-11-09 19:49
Syrian Democratic Forces have neutralized an ISIS cell in Raqqa and seized numerous weapons. Together with the six-headed cell, a group of ISIS women who had previously fled a camp were captured. ...

A Dozen of SDF Fighters Killed in 24 Hours: Statement

BAS News - 2019-11-09 17:41
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed in a statement on Saturday that a total of 12 of its fighters had been killed in clashes with the Turkish forces and Ankara-backed rebels in the past 24 hours. According to the statement, cl ...

Daily balance of the war in Northern Syria

ANF - 2019-11-09 17:26
Syrian Democratic Forces said that attacks by the Turkish army on northern Syria have increased. Two SDF fighters have fallen as martyrs. ...

Barzani Wishes Peace and Prosperity on Mawlid

BAS News - 2019-11-09 10:37
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) sent a message on Saturday to mark Muslim’s Eid of Mawlid. “On the occasion of the birth of Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him), I send warmest wishes to the Muslims ...

Rudaw: The Islam the West ‘desperately’ seeks can be found in Kurdistan, says a French intellectual

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-08 17:49
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Kurds follow a moderate, democratic Islam which western countries have been “desperately” looking for, a French intellectual said on Monday. In a conversation with American philanthropist Thomas Kaplan, Bernard-Henri Lévy describ ...

The power of economic freedom, in pictures and words

AEI - 2019-11-08 00:01
What happens when societies reject economic freedom? Perhaps the most vivid illustration of that outcome is the famous photo of the two Koreas at night. This natural experiment shows the democratic capitalist South as a bright hub of progress and prosper ...

SDF captures mercenary commander preparing for an attack

ANF - 2019-11-07 22:46
Syrian Democratic Forces have captured mercenary commander Ismail Zaim as he prepared an attack on high-ranking SDF members. ...

Pentagon Says Syria Oil Goes to SDF, Not US

BAS News - 2019-11-07 22:08
ERBIL - The Pentagon has revealed that the revenues from the oilfields in northeast of Syria would be for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and not for the US. The Pentagon's comment are apparently contradictory to a previous statement by US ...

SDF Resumes Anti-IS Operations

BAS News - 2019-11-06 23:49
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Wednesday that it had resumed operations against the Islamic State (IS). The US-backed Kurdish fighters had halted their fight against the jihadist group due to the Turkish offensive aga ...

Les SDF alliberen Bîr Îsa

KurdisCat - 2019-11-06 22:42
Les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) van llençar dilluns l'operatiu per a recuperar aquesta població situada a l'alçada de la M4. L'autovia creua Rojava (Kurdistan de Síria) i està situada prop d'Ayn Issa. Bir Issa està al mig ...

Les SDF anuncien al represa del programa conjunt amb els EUA

KurdisCat - 2019-11-06 22:42
Mazloum Abdî, Comandant en Cap de les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) ha anunciat avui que les SDF reprenen la col·laboració amb els EUA. Textualment ha afirmat "Com a resultat de la sèrie de reunions amb els líders de la coa ...

Democratic debate: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren spar over vision

Usatoday - 2019-11-06 16:11

Les SDF refusen un assalt dels mercenaris turcs prop d'Ayn Issa

KurdisCat - 2019-11-06 14:26
L'atac és important ja que demostra fins a quin punt els mercenaris turcs mantenen la seva presència a un punt tant meridional com Ayn Issa. L'operació va començar el migdia d'ahir i va durar diverses hores. Les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràti ...

Les SDF refusen la pressió del govern d'Àssad per integrar individualment als milicians

KurdisCat - 2019-11-05 22:26
Les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) han respost a la crida que el 30 d'octubre va fer el ministre de defensa d'Àssad. El règim vol integrar individualment a membres de els SDF i discutir l'estatut dels qui no han fet el "serv ...

The Council of Jinwar: We are here, in our homeland

ANF - 2019-11-05 20:29
"Every place where ecological democratic life is growing is our land. Every system where there is a plurality of nations, languages, cultures and beliefs is our system. All people who are fighting for these rights are with us." ...

The Democratic Debate: Finally, Foreign Policy! - GZERO Media

Gzeromedia - 2019-11-05 14:49

Syrian Kurds take out 15 armed opposition militants in northeast Syria

TASS - 2019-11-05 11:44
The Syrian Democratic Forces report that clashes between Kurdish units with opposition forces happened on Monday evening in the area adjacent to the town of Ayn Issa ...

Top Democratic chairman slams decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria

CBS News - 2019-11-05 06:18
A U.S. delegation met with the Kurds Monday, in an effort to repair relations with the abandoned U.S. allies. The U.S. is struggling to redefine its role in the region, after President Trump said the priority now is for U.S. troops to protect oil wells in ...

"We have a credibility issue": Top Democratic chairman slams decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-11-05 01:06

Paramilitaries threats against UUP ahead of Westminster elections

ANF - 2019-11-04 09:49
Loyalist paramilitaries issued threats against the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) trying to force it to withdraw from the Westminster election in north Belfast against Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). ...

Foreign member of a medic team killed in Syria’s northeast

Seattle Times - 2019-11-03 18:20
BEIRUT (AP) — A Kurdish official and a Syrian war monitor say Turkey-backed opposition fighters have struck an international medic group killing one of its members in northern Syria. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, ...

Les SDF trenquen el front est de Tell Tamir i obren un segon front a Tell Abyad

KurdisCat - 2019-11-03 16:38
Les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) van iniciar un contraatac l'u de novembre sobre el front de Tell Temir, el més actiu ara mateix al Nord de Síria. Com a resultat van expulsar les forces turques de 9 poblacions. A aquestes ...

SDF Regains Eight Villages from Ankara-backed Rebels

BAS News - 2019-11-03 14:10
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has regained the control of eight villages from the grip of the Turkey-backed Syrian islamist rebels, a monitor said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) cited "reliable" sources ...

Syrian Democratic Council : We are ready to start negotiating with Damascus

Rûdaw - 2019-11-03 06:28

Turkish attacks continue during ‘ceasefire’ in Northern Syria

Green Left Weekly - 2019-11-03 06:27
Turkey's war on Rojava Susan Price Issue 1243 Rojava Syrian Democratic Forces YPG/YPJ November 1, 2019 Despite the agreement reached between Russia and Turkey on October 22 in the Russian city of Sochi, which established a 150-hour ceasefire in Northern ...

Les SDF anuncien el desplegament de 3 milícies cristianes a Tell Temir

KurdisCat - 2019-11-02 20:23
Les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) han fet públic que el Mawtbo Fulhoyo Suryoyo (Consell Militar Siríac, MFS) la seva ala femenina, Hayle du Sutoro da Nese d’Bethnahrin (HSNB) i els assiris Mawtḇā d-Nāṭorē d-Ḥābor (Guàrdies ...

Current Situation in Iraq is the Result of 15 Years of Failure: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-02 13:40
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, released an official statement on the ongoing crisis in Iraq, saying it is the result of Baghdad’s 15 years of failure. Since early October, hundr ...

Iraq’s Crisis a Result of Incompliance with Constitution: KDP

BAS News - 2019-11-02 11:09
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) argued on Saturday that the current tensions in Iraq is a result of a lack of compliance with the constitution and implementation of its articles. During a press conference on Saturday, Mahmoud Mohammed ...

A spy stole ISIS leader Baghdadi's underwear for DNA test, Kurds say

CNN - 2019-11-02 09:03
A spy for Kurdish forces stole the underwear of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in order to identify his DNA and help US forces find him, the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces claim. ...

SoCal's Kurds Rally To Save Their Radical Democratic Enclave in Northern Syria : LAist

Laist - 2019-11-01 23:53

Mazlum Kobane, commandant en chef kurde des FDS, cible prioritaire de la Turquie @mutludc

L'Important - 2019-11-01 19:23
The Turkish government has kicked off a campaign to demonize Syrian Democratic Forces commander Mazlum Kobane after the latter's recent conversations with the US president and top Russian officials. ...

MSD calls on international community to stand up against invasion

ANF - 2019-11-01 15:52
The Syrian Democratic Council appealed to the international community to stand up against the Turkish aggression, end up its cancerous project of genocide and ethnic cleansing against the inhabitants of the region. ...

Rojava, Lost? Turkish Offensive Threatens to Destroy a Radical Democratic Experiment

E-Kurd - 2019-11-01 15:12
Bryan Bowman | The Globe Post Amid the destruction and deluge of the war in Syria, a remarkable experiment in grassroots democracy has taken root across a large swath of the country’s Northeast. This experiment is now under grave threat of being destroye ...

Heavy fighting persists near Turkish border in Syria safe zone

NBC News - 2019-11-01 10:55
"It's clear that Turkey has no intention of halting attacks," a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces said Thursday. ...

It’s too late in campaign season for Facebook to ban political ads, but not fact check them

AEI - 2019-11-01 00:02
There are some famous natural experiments out there, such as the Dutch Hunger Winter study or the Oregon Health Insurance study. Or how about that nighttime satellite photo of North and South Korea showing the benefits of democratic capitalism vs. totali ...

SDF Accuses Turkey of Continuing Offensive Despite Ceasefire

BAS News - 2019-10-31 15:14
ERBIL - Despite a US-brokered ceasefire between Turkey and the Syrian Kurdish forces, Ankara has not yet halted its offensive against the Kurds in northeast of Syria, the commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Thursday. "Turkey has not a ...

Bomb Blast Targets SDF Convoy in Hasakah

BAS News - 2019-10-31 14:37
ERBIL - A bomb blast on Thursday targeted a convoy of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Syrian Kurdish city of Hasakah, locals reported. According to local reports, a booby-trapped motorcycle went off in al Salihyia neighborhood in Ha ...

SDF General Command on Syrian Ministry of Defense statement

ANF - 2019-10-30 22:46
The General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has responded tonight to the statement of the Syrian Ministry of Defense calling on the SDF to join the Syrian Army. ...

Kurdish units may join Syria’s Armed Forces — daily

TASS - 2019-10-30 18:39
The newspaper says that Damascus pushes for the disbandment of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the People’s Protection Units and police squads so that they join the Syrian army and law enforcement bodies ...

Fierce Confrontations Continue near Syria’s Ras al-Ain: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-10-28 20:37
ERBIL — Heavy bombardments and fierce armed conflicts were reported from Ras al-Ain in northern Syria between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Syrian government’s army on one side and the Islamist groups backed by Turkey on the other side ...

Ed Buck, Democratic donor, charged with running Los Angeles 'drug den'

Usatoday - 2019-10-28 20:26

Democratic Rep. Katie Hill of California resigns from Congress | WRGB

Cbs6albany - 2019-10-28 16:03

Islamic State spokesman killed in fresh north Syria raid, Kurdish forces say

E-Kurd - 2019-10-28 12:27
AIN al-BAYDAH, Syrian,— The Islamic State group’s spokesman was killed Sunday in northern Syria, a top Kurdish official said, hours after the jihadists’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was announced dead. The official with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic F ...

Why ISIS leader was hiding in Turkish-controlled area of Syria? Kurds ask

E-Kurd - 2019-10-28 12:27
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish=led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said late on Sunday that the international community and the counter-Islamic State (ISIS) coalition should investigate how militant leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was able to travel ...

Syrian Kurdish forces say leaving Turkish border area, Damascus welcomes move

Reuters - 2019-10-27 21:59
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday it had agreed to withdraw more than 30 km (19 miles) from the Turkish border, an announcement welcomed by Damascus which said Turkey should now end its "aggression" in northeast Syria. ...

War against Terrorism Must Continue, Barzani Says after Killing of IS Leader

BAS News - 2019-10-27 19:06
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, said the the war against terrorism must continue after the killing of Islamic State (IS) top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Barzani, who previous ...

Attacks of the Turkish forces and mercenaries continue

ANF - 2019-10-27 18:53
Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are responding to the ongoing attacks within the frame of legitimate defense. ...

Kurds claim role in U.S. operation believed to have killed ISIS leader

NBC News - 2019-10-27 13:50
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces claimed to have played a role in in what the group's commander in chief called a "successful & historical operation." ...

Syria: Clashes Ongoing Between SDF and Turkey-backed Rebels

BAS News - 2019-10-27 10:26
ERBIL - Clashes between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Turkey-backed Syrian islamist rebels have been ongoing in the Kurdish city of Ras al-Ain, a monitor said on Sunday. The Ankara-backed rebels attacked the Kurdish forces from three ...

SDF Says "Historical Operation" with US Against IS Leader Baghdadi

BAS News - 2019-10-27 09:36
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commended on Sunday one of its operations with the US forces in Syria, in which, the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed. In a statement on his Twitter ...

Democratic considerations in privacy regulation

AEI - 2019-10-26 00:04
When privacy regulations issued by different levels of government address global and national markets, that threatens democratic accountability. Congress can help by clarifying states' jurisdiction over national and global commerce. The post Democratic c ...

Has the War in Syria Now Killed Off All Accountability for War Crimes? | Opinion

Newsweek - 2019-10-25 19:42
President Trump's impulsive decision to allow the slaughter of Kurdish civilians and the Syrian Democratic Forces will leave a dark legacy that extends far beyond this war or this presidency. ...

Putin's dreams have just come true

CNN - 2019-10-25 18:13
The United States' betrayal of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces has opened a window for Russia on NATO's southern flank. ...

Les SDF comuniquen la mort de 15 milicians/es en combat contra invasors turcs

KurdisCat - 2019-10-25 11:30
Les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) han fet pública la identitat de 15 milicians/es que han mort en els combats contra els invasors turcs (entre el 10 i 21 d'octubre). El 6 d'octubre Turquia va iniciar la invasió del Nord i ...

Identity of 15 SDF fighters who fell martyrs disclosed

ANF - 2019-10-25 09:28
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Press Center unveiled the identity of 15 fighters who fell martyr during the Honor Resistance. ...

Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of violations, Russia says peace plan on track

Reuters - 2019-10-25 07:11
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) accused Turkey on Thursday of launching a large land offensive targeting three villages in northeast Syria despite a truce, but Russia said a peace plan hammered out this week was going ahead smoothly. ...

U.S. forces preparing to protect Syrian oil fields

NBC News - 2019-10-25 06:04
The operation, if approved, would be conducted along with the mostly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces militia, a U.S. official says. ...

Mazlum Abdi, SDF: "l'acord entre Rússia i Turquia no interessa la nostra gent".

KurdisCat - 2019-10-25 03:17
El cap de les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) ha comentat els recents moviments diplomàtics de Moscou i Washington. "Vam acceptar l'acord de cessament del foc. No hem creat una nova aliança amb ningú. Els turcs no respecten ...

Graham, other senators ask Pompeo to expedite visa for Kurdish commander in Syria

FOX News - 2019-10-25 02:41
A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday requested the State Department expedite a visa for the Kurdish commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) so he could travel to the U.S. and speak firsthand to the situation happening on the ground in Syria ...

2020 Democratic hopefuls could be forced to choose between impeachment trial and the campaign trail [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-25 01:15

3 reasons Democratic presidential candidates are right to be skeptical about breaking up Big Tech

AEI - 2019-10-25 00:02
Some Democratic presidential candidates have been quick to call for the breakup of Big Tech companies, but a few have shown admirable restraint. The cooler heads are right — candidates should not be making antitrust judgments during a presidential campai ...

Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of violations and launching large land offensive targeting villages

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 21:44
BEIRUT,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) accused Turkey on Thursday of launching a large land offensive targeting three villages in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, despite a truce, but Russia said a peace plan hamm ...

SDF Welcomes Germany's Plan for 'Int. Safe Zone' in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-24 19:33
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has welcomed a plan by Germany to establish an 'international safe zone' in Syria in hopes of defusing the tensions in the Middle Eastern country. German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer e ...

‘Women are people’: Cory Booker’s obnoxious Democratic debate-stage virtue signaling

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-10-24 17:42

Russian Defense Minister, SDF Commander Discuss Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-24 17:19
ERBIL - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Mazlum Abdi, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), discussed on Wednesday the latest developments in Syria, reports said. Shoigu, who spoke with Abdi by video conference, told ...

Syrian Kurdish Leader Warns US Congress of "Ethnic Cleansing" in Northern Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-24 17:19
ERBIL — Co-chair of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) Ilham Ahmed appeared before a subcommittee of the US congress on Wednesday and warned the lawmakers of an ongoing genocide in northern Syria despite a ceasefire agreed to by Turkey. The ...

Yezidis Can Secure Their Rights Through 'Kurdistani Alliance': YDP Leader

BAS News - 2019-10-24 17:19
ERBIL — Leader of the Yezidi Democratic Party (YDP) Haider Shasho believes that the rights of Yezidis could be preserved through the ‘Kurdistani Alliance’ which has collected all factions of the Kurdistan Region to run in a unified front for the upcoming ...

SDF Urges US Intervention after Turkish Truce Violations

BAS News - 2019-10-24 17:19
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Thursday accused Turkey of breaching the ceasefire in northern Syria after conducting large-scale offensives on three villages. "Despite our forces' commitment to the ceasefire decision and the wi ...

U.S. senators want quick visa for Kurdish General Mazloum Kobani, amid Syrian Kurdistan crisis

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 16:30
WASHINGTON,— Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked the State Department on Wednesday to quickly provide a visa so that the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces could visit the United states to discuss the situation in the country ...

Turkey slams U.S. treatment of Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces’ top commander

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 16:30
ANKARA,— Turkey criticised the United States on Thursday for treating the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as a “legitimate political figure”, underlining continued tensions with Washington despite the end of its offensive in S ...

Barzani, UK Envoy Reject Demographic Change in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-23 14:35
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday a UK diplomatic delegation led by country’s ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks to discuss the latest developments in Syria and ...

PYD Against Russia-Turkey Deal over North Syria Border: Source

BAS News - 2019-10-23 12:50
ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is the founder of the Kurdish-led self-administration of northern Syria, is against the agreement Russia and Turkey made on Tuesday night over the control of northern Syrian border areas, said a source. Fol ...

PKK Kidnaps KDP Official in Balakayati Area: Family

BAS News - 2019-10-23 00:44
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has kidnapped an official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Balakayati region for no clear reasons, a family member said on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Dilshad Wasani, a brother of the abductee, pointe ...

Barzani Thanks Macron for Supporting Kurdish People

BAS News - 2019-10-22 23:05
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has thanked French President Emmanuel Macron for supporting the Kurdish people. Barzani, who is also the president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KD ...

Turkey replaces four more pro-Kurdish mayors as crackdown widens

Reuters - 2019-10-22 19:57
Turkey has replaced four mayors from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) with state officials, the offices of two provincial governors said on Tuesday, part of a widening crackdown on local councils controlled by the party. ...

Tunisian president, 1st democratic leader, dies at 92 - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-10-22 19:18

Suspended co-mayor of usurped Diyarbakır Municipality jailed

ANF - 2019-10-22 17:04
With the start of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria on 9 October 2019, the Turkish government has completely shut down the democratic political field and suspended even the most basic rights. ...

Turkey replaces four more pro-Kurdish mayors as crackdown widens

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-22 14:02
It has now replaced a total of 12 mayors from the Peoples' Democratic Party on alleged links to terrorism since municipal elections in March. ...

U.S. troops cross into Iraqi Kurdistan as part of withdrawal from Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-21 20:07
DOHUK, Iraqi Kurdistan,— The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Mond ...

U.S. mulls leaving some troops in Syria to guard oil: Pentagon

Reuters - 2019-10-21 18:16
The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday. ...

The rise and fall of the Syrian Democratic Forces - Syria Direct

Syriadirect - 2019-10-21 17:39

SDF Says it Repelled Turkish Attack in Ras al-Ain

BAS News - 2019-10-21 17:35
It also revealed the latest updates on casualties among its forces ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday that it has repelled an attack by the Turkish army and Ankara-backed Syrian Islamist rebels in Syria's Ras al-Ain who ...

Le commandant en chef kurde du Rojava toujours prêt à travailler avec les États-Unis @mutludc

L'Important - 2019-10-21 16:25
The Kurdish military leader who serves as commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces revealed to Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin in a telephone interview Sunday from his base inside Syria that Turkey’s military has “violated” the planned cea ...

Pressures on the HDP increase with the invasion of northern Syria

ANF - 2019-10-21 12:09
HDP said that the Turkish government’s unlawful assaults on the HDP over the last four years seek to wipe out democratic politics and consolidate Erdoğan’s authoritarian rule. ...

Kurdish military leader says his fighters still want to work with US, accuses Turkey of 'violating' cease-fire, 'ethnic cleansing'

FOX News - 2019-10-21 09:46
The Kurdish military leader who serves as commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces revealed to Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin in a telephone interview Sunday from his base inside Syria that Turkey’s military has “violated” the planned cease-fire and was cont ...

Authorities on high alert for escaped jihadists

Kathimerini - 2019-10-21 07:23
With Turkey’s invasion of northeastern Syria leading to the escape of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists from prisons guarded by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Greek security officials... (ISIS) jihadists from prisons guarded by the Kurdish-l ...

Kurdish-led forces say they have pulled out of Syria border town

Reuters - 2019-10-21 06:46
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday said they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said the withdrawal was not yet complete. ...

SDF Slams Trump's Remarks on Syria Ceasefire

BAS News - 2019-10-20 23:56
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has slammed the remarks made by US President Donald Trump on a recently declared ceasefire in northeast of Syria, in which, he said that the "new areas being resettled with Kurds." Trump said in a st ...

Kurdish forces fully withdraw from Turkish-besieged Syrian town Serêkaniyê

E-Kurd - 2019-10-20 21:57
SERÊKANIYÊ, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces fully withdrew from a Turkish-encircled town in Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain) in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northern Syria Sunday, in what appeared to be the start of a wider ...

Femmes de djihadistes en Syrie: Nos maris nous attendent en Turquie @akramsalih7

L'Important - 2019-10-20 20:24
Female Islamic State suspects living in al-Hol Camp in northeast Syria told Kurdistan 24 on Saturday that they welcomed the Turkish assault on the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and called on Ankara to invade the area and free them. ...

'All Roads Lead to Russia': Democratic Senator Says Trump's Syria Pullout Just Another Putin Victory

Newsweek - 2019-10-20 19:04

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