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SDF officials deny ceasefire deal to stop fighting near Tal Tamir

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-17 20:38

Fighting abates in northern Syria, but political and humanitarian crises endure | PBS NewsHour

PBS - 2019-11-16 23:05

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

KTUU - 2019-11-16 19:54

Turkey agrees to pause fighting, but not to withdraw forces from Northern Syria | World News, The Indian Express

Indianexpress - 2019-11-16 17:36

Amid Gaza fighting, Israel could face questions on tactics | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-11-16 08:28

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

WHSV - 2019-11-15 21:21

U.S. Troops Still Fighting Islamic State Remnants in Syria

Breitbart - 2019-11-15 09:36

Nearly 180,000 displaced by northeast Syria fighting as needs multiply: UN refugee agency | UN News

UN - 2019-11-14 22:51

Emirati soldier in Arab coalition fighting in Yemen killed in Najran | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-11-14 03:44

Death toll in Gaza raised to 22

ANF - 2019-11-13 16:36
Two days of Israeli airstrikes against Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants have killed 22 people in Gaza. It has been one of the heaviest fighting of the last months. Heavy bombardment and more than 250 rockets launched from the strip. ...

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

Kjct8 - 2019-11-13 10:51

Israel-Gaza violence spirals after killing of top Palestinian militant

BBC - 2019-11-13 01:19
The death of a Palestinian commander triggers some of the most intense fighting for months. ...

A ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ producer is making a war movie about Levi Shirley, an American volunteer who died fighting ISIS - Task & Purpose

Taskandpurpose - 2019-11-12 22:51

US sends Bradley fighting vehicles to eastern Syria - Task & Purpose

Taskandpurpose - 2019-11-12 20:14

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

KCBD - 2019-11-12 02:19

Heavy fighting in Masudiya village on M4 highway

ANF - 2019-11-11 21:31
The occupation forces continue targeting northern Syria in an attempt to invade the region despite ceasefire agreements. ...

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

WITN - 2019-11-11 20:36

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

KSFY - 2019-11-11 18:44

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

Ksnblocal4 - 2019-11-11 14:07

Trump Optimistic That Deal to Pause Syrian Fighting Will Hold | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-11-11 03:55

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

WSAZ - 2019-11-10 18:23

Why is Turkey fighting the Kurds in Syria? | WSB-TV

Wsbtv - 2019-11-10 18:23

Why is Turkey fighting the Kurds in Syria? | KIRO-TV

Kiro7 - 2019-11-10 16:44

British court rules that UK citizen fighting with YPG against ISIS ‘not terrorism at all’

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-09 23:10

Massive ceremony for 14 martyrs in Derik

ANF - 2019-11-09 21:30
People of Rojava bid farewell to martyrs who fell fighting Turkish invasion. ...

Kurds protest Turkish and Russian forces in Syria

CBS News - 2019-11-09 07:34
The president of Turkey is set to visit Washington next week and protests are expected over Turkey's invasion into Syria and the slaughter of America's abandoned Kurdish allies. As Charlie D'Agata reports, Kurds in Syria are fighting back. ...

Q&A: Who are the Kurds and why is Turkey fighting them in Syria?

Irishtimes - 2019-11-09 01:58

Fighting to get the Yazidi genocide recognised after surviving the horrors of the Islamic State

Heraldmalaysia - 2019-11-08 16:58

How many Syrian rebels have died fighting Turkey’s war in eastern Syria?

Jerusalem Post - 2019-11-08 11:50
Turkey’s TRT says that the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “hinted at the formation of a new army in Syria to help secure the territory gained” and that it would “secure the area from the YPG/PYD. ...

Lawrence: Those portraited in my photos are fighting a dictator

ANF - 2019-11-08 09:16
Canadian photographer Joey Lawrence opened an exhibition of photographs taken in Rojava, Shengal and Maxmûr. The photographs tell of cruelty, resistance and human stories. ...

INDIA – IRAQ Fighting to get the Yazidi genocide recognised after surviving the horrors of the Islamic State

Asianews - 2019-11-07 14:00

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

Armytimes - 2019-11-07 11:53

No One Above the Law, Fighting Corruption Top Priority: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-06 20:06
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Wednesday reiterated his cabinet’s commitment to fight corruption, saying the laws will be implemented. He was speaking at a panel held by Middle East Research Institute (MERI) in Erbil. “I am co ...

German man fighting for Kurds killed in Syria | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 05.11.2019

DW - 2019-11-06 06:31

Tablet Magazine: Fighting the Wrong War on ISIS

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-06 06:10
This piece was originally published in French in La Règle du Jeu on June 23, 2019. The war against the Islamic State ended in 2017 with the defeat of the self-proclaimed caliphate. Now, two years on, the time has come for a moral assessment of that war, i ...

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." ...

November Alerts & October Trends 2019

The International Crisis Group - 2019-11-04 18:40
In October, Turkey launched a major offensive against Kurdish-led forces in Syria’s north east and, though fighting eased mid-month, it could escalate again in coming weeks. In Libya, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar stepped up airstrikes on forces allied to ...

DKP/Birlik fighter Ceren Güneş martyred in Rojava

ANF - 2019-11-04 17:50
Güneş was fighting in Rojava for the past four years as a part of the revolution. ...

"Fighting continues, we will continue telling the truth"

ANF - 2019-11-03 22:09
Kachin FBR ranger killed, Iraqi coordinator wounded during Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army mortar strike. ...

Armored vehicle destroyed in a village of Serekaniye

ANF - 2019-11-03 14:06
Fighting between SDF and occupation forces in Serekaniye’s Mahmudiya village. ...

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Producer to Make Movie About American Volunteer Who Died Fighting ISIS | Military.com

Military - 2019-11-03 01:51

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. ...

Carolina Army Guard troops move into eastern Syria with Bradley Fighting Vehicles - U.S. - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-10-31 23:15

Violent clashes in a village of Zirgan

ANF - 2019-10-31 21:49
Fierce fighting erupted following the attack of the occupation forces. ...

US Done Fighting Over 'Long-Bloodstained Sand' in Syria | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-10-31 19:29

US House recognizes Armenian genocide, backs Turkey sanctions

Kathimerini - 2019-10-31 11:30
to fight Kurdish forces after Trump abruptly announced he was withdrawing US troops from the area. Quick... of Congress were furious about the assault against Kurdish troops, who until recently were fighting... the Kurds. “When we see the images of terrif ...

YPJ commemorated two fighters who fell martyr in Serêkaniyê

ANF - 2019-10-30 08:50
YPJ General Command released the identity of two fighters who fell martyr in Serêkaniyê fighting against the occupying Turkish army. The two fighters were martyr Zeynep Felat, code name Pınar Yilmaz, and Nergiz Sewiş, code name Sosin Yoksul. ...

Syrian Kurds 'should defend their land', PKK says

BBC - 2019-10-30 01:21
The Turkey-based Kurdish rebel group tells the BBC that Syrian Kurds are fighting "a war of existence". ...

Steve Bannon fighting Democrat efforts to try and 'nullify the 2016 election' [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-29 06:33

Fighting amid renewed attack by invaders on Serekaniye villages

ANF - 2019-10-27 14:21
Turkish forces and mercenaries continue their attacks despite the ceasefire agreed for northern Syria. ...

Fighting in two villages attacked by the Turkish army and gangs

ANF - 2019-10-27 12:56
Turkish forces and allied gangs continue their attacks against northern Syria despite a ceasefire agreed for the region. ...

Proud, Fighting Kurds No Ragtag Group | Newsmax.com

Newsmax - 2019-10-26 03:33

Hundreds of Westerners will flock to defend Syrian Kurds from Turkey says Brit hero Macer Gifford as he slams Trump’s ‘betrayal’ of those who died fighting ISIS – The Scottish Sun

Thescottishsun - 2019-10-26 00:17

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

Newschannel6now - 2019-10-25 19:34

Turkish army tries to take the international M4 highway

ANF - 2019-10-25 14:18
Fighting erupted in the area following the attack of the occupation forces. ...

Fighting the Wrong War on ISIS – Tablet Magazine

Tabletmag - 2019-10-25 06:36

Top Kurdish commander says Turkey resumed fighting despite ongoing cease-fire

NBC News - 2019-10-25 06:04
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump said the pause in fighting would be permanent and announced the lifting of economic sanctions on Turkey. ...

Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey, says cease-fire permanent

Seattle Times - 2019-10-24 23:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will lift sanctions on Turkey after the NATO ally agreed to permanently stop fighting Kurdish forces in Syria and he defended his decision to withdraw American troops. “We’re getting out,” Trump ...

Top Kurdish commander says Turkey resumes fighting despite ongoing cease-fire | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-10-24 20:19

Kurdish Dreams Fade After Russia-Turkey Deal Ends Fighting | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-10-24 17:19

Top Kurdish commander says Turkey resumes fighting despite ongoing cease-fire

NBC News - 2019-10-24 16:36
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump said pause in fighting would be permanent and announced the lifting of economic sanctions on Turkey. ...

Pompeo: Religious freedom and fighting abortion are among top US priorities | Catholic Herald

Catholicherald - 2019-10-23 17:30

Civilians in northern Syria prepare for the worst

PRI - 2019-10-23 06:38
Displaced by war, Kurdish families are "preparing for the worst" as a five-day pause in fighting — during which skirmishes continued — ended Tuesday. ...

Assessing the Fatalities in Turkey’s PKK Conflict

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-23 01:48
Turkey’s ruling party sees recent battlefield and electoral gains as vindicating its hardline policies toward the PKK. But these same policies fuel the Kurdish grievances that keep the fighting going. Ankara would thus be wise to consider exploring ways ...

Turkish president meets Putin after threatening to "crush" Kurds in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-22 16:21
Turkey's president sat down with the Russian president to discuss Syria's future. A ceasefire in northern Syria is due to expire Tuesday. If the fighting resumes, Kurdish forces in the region who helped the U.S. fight ISIS will be at risk, along with Kurd ...

Fighting continues in Kurdish-held town in Syria despite cease-fire | PBS NewsHour

PBS - 2019-10-22 15:28

McConnell Slams Syria Withdrawal As Scattered Fighting Flares

Ibtimes - 2019-10-22 10:34

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire

Noqreport - 2019-10-22 09:18

Turkey, Kurds continue fighting in Syria despite US-brokered cease-fire

Nypost - 2019-10-22 06:22

Syria cease-fire off to rocky start amid reports of fighting

Yahoo - 2019-10-22 03:44

Syria Cease-Fire Off to Rocky Start Amid Reports of Fighting - NBC Chicago

Nbcchicago - 2019-10-22 03:08

Fighting in Kurdishheld Syrian town despite ceasefire - MarketWatch

Marketwatch - 2019-10-22 02:02

U.S. could leave 200 troops inside Syria with Kurds

CBS News - 2019-10-21 16:52
U.S. troops that President Trump said were coming home from Syria are instead moving into Iraq. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the soldiers will continue fighting ISIS. He also said that some of those troops would be left in eastern Syria to protect oi ...

SDF balance sheet for the 12th day of fighting

ANF - 2019-10-21 14:00
While at least 3 mercenaries were killed, 6 SDF fighters who put up a heroic fight against the aggressors and were martyred. 9 SDF fighters with whom contact had been lost previously have also been martyred. ...

Turkey targeting ‘Kurdish’ in Syria after cease-fire

The New Mail - 2019-10-21 09:03
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that Turkey will resume targeting Kurdish in northern Syria once the 120-hour pause in fighting ends Tuesday if an agreement with the United States… The post Turkey targeting ‘Kurdish’ in Syria after cease-fir ...

Trump Considering Leaving Hundreds Of Troops In Syria After All: Report

Huffpost - 2019-10-21 07:42
The U.S. negotiated a cease-fire to stop the fighting in Syria, but the deal was largely seen as a win for Turkey. ...

Schools reopen in Syria’s Qamishli as fighting relents

Rûdaw - 2019-10-21 02:26

PKK chief tells Syria Kurds: Don’t trust US, Russia – keep fighting

Rûdaw - 2019-10-21 02:26

Sri Lanka bombings: Forgiving and fighting to recover

BBC - 2019-10-21 01:05
Six months after one of the world's worst recent terror attacks, this town is fighting to recover. ...

PKK Leader Urges Kurdish Forces Not to Leave Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-20 23:56
ERBIL - A Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader, Cemil Bayik, has urged the Syrian Kurdish forces not to withdraw from northeast of the country, but to keep fighting the Turkish army and Ankara-backed Syrian islamist rebels. In a video, published by the ...

A Karate World Champion Whips Hollywood Into Fighting Shape | OZY

OZY - 2019-10-20 22:07

UN Secretary General Urges De-Escalation in Fighting Between Turkey, Kurds — IR INSIDER

Irinsider - 2019-10-20 06:48

Turkey wants Syrian forces to leave border areas, aide says

Washington Post - 2019-10-20 06:28
A war monitor says Turkish-backed Syrian fighters crossed the border from Turkey and attacked a Kurdish-held town amid continued fighting nearly two days after a cease-fire was declared in northeast Syria ...

Guthrie: Halt in Fighting Between Turkey, Kurds Offers Chance to Negotiate Solution | WKU Public Radio

Wkyufm - 2019-10-20 03:29

Vice President Pence Visits Turkey To Try And Halt Fighting With Kurds In Syria | WUWM

WUWM - 2019-10-20 02:35

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town continues despite cease-fire - The Boston Globe

Bostonglobe - 2019-10-20 02:04

Trump compares Turkish assault on Kurds to two kids fighting in a parking lot | Salon.com

Salon - 2019-10-19 23:52

Kurds and Turkey blame each other over continued fighting on Syrian border

Irishtimes - 2019-10-19 22:40

More than 3,000 Syrian refugees arrive in northern Iraq

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-19 16:03
As a fragile ceasefire holds in northern Syria, Al Jazeera reports from northern Iraq on the plight of thousands of Syrians who have fled the fighting. ...

The results of the 11th day of fighting and resistance in Northern Syria

SDF Press - 2019-10-19 15:48
Despite the ceasefire agreement, Turkish army and their mercenaries have continued their attacks along the border. Our forces have answered to these attacks over our right to legitimate self defense. Ras Al Ain After the the ceasefire agreement was reache ...

Kurdish forces, Turkey exchange blame for continued fighting

Washington Times - 2019-10-19 14:24
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) - Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Turkey exchanged blame on Saturday for fighting that has rattled a U.S.-brokered cease-fire in northeastern Syria, as the Kurds appealed to Vice President Mike Pence to enforce the deal. The Syrian De ...

Kurdish Forces, Turkey Exchange Blame for Continued Fighting - NBC New York

Nbcnewyork - 2019-10-19 13:52

Kurdish forces, Turkey exchange blame for continued fighting

Seattle Times - 2019-10-19 13:51
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Turkey exchanged blame on Saturday for fighting that has rattled a U.S.-brokered cease-fire in northeastern Syria, as the Kurds appealed to Vice President Mike Pence to enforce the deal. The Syrian De ...

The Latest: Turkey says 41 suspected IS members re-captured

Washington Post - 2019-10-19 13:21
Turkey’s interior minister says 41 suspected Islamic State members were re-captured after fleeing a detention camp earlier this week in Syria, amid heavy fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces ...

Kurdish forces, Turkey exchange blame for continued fighting

News12 - 2019-10-19 13:11

Kurdish forces, Turkey exchange blame for continued fighting

NY1 - 2019-10-19 13:09

Iranian official: Hezbollah has lost ‘thousands’ in Syria fighting – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-19 07:29

Under the Liberals, Canadian government support for Kurds fighting ISIL ground to a halt | National Post

Nationalpost - 2019-10-19 06:12

Syria cease-fire off to rocky start amid reports of fighting | WKRC

Local12 - 2019-10-19 03:50

D.C. Buzz: Murphy, Blumenthal at odds fighting Trump over Syria - CTInsider.com

Ctinsider - 2019-10-19 01:45

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