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Crop fires in Iraq and Syria may be start of larger disaster

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-06-17 02:17
In Iraq and Syria, fires are destroying wheat, barley and lentil crops. Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells may be to blame, but other factors should not be ruled out. Rainfall was abundant in the north of both countries over the winter, reaching levels that ...

'Revenge Is For The Weak': Kurdish Courts In Northeastern Syria Take On ISIS Cases | WCAI

Capeandislands - 2019-06-17 00:21

Field fires in Syrian Kurdistan’s Hasaka kill 10: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-06-16 21:31
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syrian Kurdistan (Syria’s northeast) have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and ...

US appears to soften position on Turkish troops in Syria | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-06-16 17:26

Field fires in Syria's Hasakeh kill 10: Monitor | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2019-06-16 16:35

Dozens of Kurdish Yezidi Families to Return from Syria to Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Several Kurdish Yezidi families, whom were displaced from their hometowns after the Islamic State (IS) massacre in 2014, are expected to return to Sinjar in the nearest future, said an official. In August 2014, IS attacked Sinjar where it killed ...

Syria violence kills dozens of troops and civilians in north

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 01:01

Syria: Over 40 Fighters, Civilians Killed in Clashes, Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-06-16 00:06
ERBIL - Clashes and air raids on Saturday in northwestern Syria resulted in the killing of over 40 fighters, mostly pro-regime forces, and civilians, a monitoring group said. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least ten civilians, including ...

Putin’s envoy says Russia ready to consider rights Kurdish people in Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-15 22:59

Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria's Tel Rifaat region - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-06-15 21:03

Russian jets kill at least 25 in northwestern Syria | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-06-15 15:40

Kurds say White Helmets not welcome to help fight fires in northeast Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-15 06:18

Turkey Acquits ISIS Militant Who Recruited Fighters in Syria, Iraq | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-06-15 06:14

The PKK Roots of America’s Ally in Syria - Jamestown

Jamestown - 2019-06-15 03:07

'Revenge Is For The Weak': Kurdish Courts In Northeastern Syria Take On ISIS Cases | Valley Public Radio

KVPR - 2019-06-14 19:59

Russia Praises Iran and Their Joint Wins in Syria as U.S. Tensions Rise

Newsweek - 2019-06-14 19:31

Turkish army bombed villages in Afrin’s Shera district

ANF - 2019-06-14 13:51
Turkish forces continue their attacks in northern Syria. ...

Turkey says ceasefire not yet secured in Syria's Idlib

Rûdaw - 2019-06-14 12:33
Cavusoglu: We are working hard with Russia to stop these attacks. ...

Belgium repatriating orphans from Kurdish custody in Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-06-14 10:21

6 orphans from Islamic State families handed over by Syrian Kurds to Belgium

E-Kurd - 2019-06-14 10:07
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in north northeast Syria, on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said. “Six Belgian orphan children were han ...

Turkey, Russia dispute facts after attack on Turkish outpost in Syria - SWI swissinfo.ch

Swissinfo - 2019-06-14 09:58

Friends, Foes, and Frenemies: Who’s Fighting Whom in Syria – Mother Jones

Motherjones - 2019-06-14 07:01

Uncle lodges complaint against France over stranded infants in Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 23:27
Elbahi adds that France 'is refusing to repatriate them' ...

Turkey, Russia dispute facts after attack on Turkish outpost in Syria - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-13 21:44

In Syria's breadbasket, Kurds and regime battle for wheat [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-06-13 20:40

Russia, Turkey broker shaky cease-fire in Syria’s Idlib

Al Monitor - 2019-06-13 19:46

Turkey, Russia dispute facts after attack on Turkish outpost in Syria

Reuters - 2019-06-13 18:23
Russia and Turkey, the two countries responsible for a rickety agreement to keep the peace along Syria's last major frontline, gave sharply conflicting accounts on Thursday of an attack on a Turkish military outpost. ...

Turkey says no truce in Syria after attack on its troops, urges Russia to restore calm

Gulan Media - 2019-06-13 15:38

U.S. delegation holds talks with Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-13 15:30
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A US delegation visited Syria’s Kurdish areas on Wednesday discussed the country’s support for the people in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the northern and eastern Syria, Hawar News Agency ANHA reported. The delegation headed by ...

5 Key Takeaways From Shane Bauer’s Special Investigation in Syria – Mother Jones

Motherjones - 2019-06-13 14:34

US: Kurds should be represented in political talks on Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-13 09:02

Rojava: a Project for Peace on the Syrian Border

Hawzhin Press - 2019-06-13 08:00
A revolution is unfolding in Rojava, in the north-east of Syria. In a region wracked with violence, the Kurdish-left are constructing an anti-capitalist, feminist experiment, with peace as their aim. The post Rojava: a Project for Peace on the Syrian Bor ...

Russia and Turkey broker ceasefire in Syria's Idlib: Russian news agencies

Reuters - 2019-06-12 22:46
Russia and Turkey have brokered a complete ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province between Syrian government forces and rebels, Russian news agencies cited the Russian military as saying on Wednesday. ...

World War III: How Likely Is It U.S. Will Fight in Iran, North Korea, Syria, Ukraine or Venezuela?

Newsweek - 2019-06-12 10:29

Kurds, regime battle over wheat in Syria | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2019-06-12 06:42

In Syria's breadbasket, Kurds and regime battle for wheat

France24 - 2019-06-12 03:08

Washington, Ankara Still Debating Turkeys Role In Syria, Depth Of Safe Zone - State Dept. - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-06-12 03:05

Syrian Kurds and Damascus regime battle for wheat

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 20:34
AMUDE, Syrian Kurdistan,— Gazing over his wheat field in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria, farmer Adel Othman expects a bumper crop this year, but two rival authorities squabbling over his harvest have dashed his enthusiasm. After successi ...

Occupation forces killed a civilian in Tal Rifaat

ANF - 2019-06-11 20:29
Occupation forces continue their genocidal attacks in northern Syria. ...

In Syria’s breadbasket, Kurds and regime battle for wheat | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-06-11 19:01

Kurdish-led authorities in Syria struggling with wild fires

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-11 16:54

Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria's Tel Rifaat region - Middle East News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-06-11 16:24

Fire in Tirbespiyê destroys 10,000 hectares of cultivated land

ANF - 2019-06-11 15:00
Field fires in the Tirbespiyê region of northern Syria have destroyed 10,000 hectares of cultivated land. ...

Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria's Tel Rifaat region - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-11 13:15

Bomb Attack on SDF Convoy Kills 4 Fighters in Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-11 11:28
ERBIL — A roadside bomb targeted a convoy of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) military vehicles near Raqqa in Syria, leaving at least four Kurdish fighters killed. The blast has also injured nine other fighters, according to Sputnik. The attack took pl ...

Syrian Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 09:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Kurdish official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria called for help from the US-backed coalition Monday as fires ravaged through vital wheat fields in the latest of such blazes nationwide. Syria’s Kurds have le ...

Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans

Seattle Times - 2019-06-11 06:18
BEIRUT (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Syria have handed 12 French and two Dutch orphans whose fathers were killed fighting for the Islamic State group back to their countries, according to Kurdish and European officials. Abdulkarim Omar, a senior off ...

Iran focuses on political solution while keeping military option open in Syria

Al Monitor - 2019-06-11 03:36

Self – Defense Forces In Tabqa .. A Watchful Eye on The Security of the People

SDF Press - 2019-06-10 22:50
Tabqa – After liberating north and east Syria from the terrorist organization ISIS. The self-defense forces effectively contributed in the battles fought by the Syrian democratic forces, especially in Tabqa city. These forces which consist of Tabqa’s citi ...

The AANES Remains the Only True Option for Peace, Stability, and Freedom in Syria

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-06-10 19:59

Syrian Kurds hand over 14 French, Dutch orphans from Islamic State families

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 18:53
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have handed over 14 orphans born to jihadist families to government delegations from France and the Netherlands, in the latest repatriations of foreigners living in crowded camps. Abdelkarim Omar, the top Kurdis ...

Death in the dark: stories from the smuggling routes out of Syria - The National

Thenational - 2019-06-10 17:53

“ISIS gangs should face trial in Northern and Eastern Syria”

ANF - 2019-06-10 14:00
Lawyers said the crimes against humanity committed by ISIS members can be best uncovered in Northern and Eastern Syria and thus they should face trial there. ...

Kurds in Syria hand over orphans of French Isis fighters to France | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-06-10 12:03

Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
JALALABAD, Afghanistan,— The Islamic State group has lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group is expanding its footprint, recruiting new fighters and plotting attacks on the United States ...

Syrian Kurds refused to try Islamic State members out of Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurdish parties refused any proposal or decision to try Islamic State group ISIS members out of Syria and called to try them in Syria in the areas of the Kurdish autonomous administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). ...

HRE hit occupation forces in Afrin and Azaz: 2 dead

ANF - 2019-06-09 18:25
HRE reported continued actions against the occupation forces in northern Syria. ...

Ankara, Washington only differ over YPG in Syria - U.S. Syria Envoy | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-08 20:43

“ISIS members should be brought to justice in northern Syria”

ANF - 2019-06-08 18:41
Kurdish parties reject the establishment of a court for ISIS terrorists outside Syria, stating that the trial of ISIS terrorists should take place in northern and eastern Syria. ...

An American Family Detained in Syria Is Sent Back to the U.S.

New York Times - 2019-06-08 17:42
Kurdish authorities are releasing some of the 12,000 foreign women and children affiliated with the Islamic State held in detention camps in Syria. ...

Goalkeeper turned rebel fighter dies in northwest Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-06-08 17:15
“He died hoping to realise the dreams of Syrians” ...

Turkish forces set fire to agricultural lands in Dirbêsiyê

ANF - 2019-06-08 17:10
The Turkish invasion army continues its crimes in northern Syria. ...

More than 100 fighters killed in rebel counterattack near Syria's Idlib - The National

Thenational - 2019-06-08 15:59

US Pushes Germany to Remain in Syria for Spy, Training Missions – Report - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-06-08 15:01

Kurdish parties issue statement on Turkey’s invasion attacks

ANF - 2019-06-08 14:42
Kurdish political parties in Northern and Eastern Syria issued a statement on the Turkish state’s attacks against Southern Kurdistan. The statement said Turkish state serves radical forces with their attacks. ...

Anti-Kurdish protests grow in Syria’s Deir al-Zor, say sources - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-06-08 12:29

Anti-Kurdish protests grow in Syria's Deir al-Zor -residents...

Trust - 2019-06-08 08:44

US: ‘No role’ for European powers in new Syria safe zone – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-06-07 23:07

Syria uses familiar tactic in rebel Idlib: Bombing civilians

Gulan Media - 2019-06-07 18:04

Syria uses familiar tactic in rebel Idlib: Bombing civilians

Rûdaw - 2019-06-07 15:57
Five weeks of violence has driven nearly 300,000 people from their homes ...

Shingal welcomes 13 Yezidis back from al-Hol camp in Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-06-07 15:57

Jihadists Kill 21 Regime Forces in Syria's Northwest — Naharnet

Naharnet - 2019-06-07 12:33

Kurds try to diversify political hand in Syria amid uncertainty

Rûdaw - 2019-06-07 09:31

US Syria envoy says ‘no role’ for Europe in proposed safe zone

Al Monitor - 2019-06-07 07:41

Syria rebels launch attack on government forces in northwest - StarTribune.com

Startribune - 2019-06-07 01:13

There's a new alliance in the Middle East - Syria - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-06-07 01:13

In the heart of Syria's darkness, a democratic, egalitarian and feminist society emerges - Middle East News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-06-07 00:09

Jihadists kill 11 regime forces in Syria's northwest: monitor

Rûdaw - 2019-06-06 22:46
It comes amid an escalation in violence by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham ...

Kurdish security forces detain reporter Mohammad Tawfiq al-Saghir in northern Syria - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-06-06 20:03

France suggests Iraq for international court

ANF - 2019-06-06 13:02
The Minister of Justice reiterated that the idea of a special court to put ISIS gangs on trial is still at the “speculation” level and added that the court would be set up in the area but not in Syria, possibly in Iraq. ...

Top US envoy in fight against ISIS resigns over Trump’s Syria withdrawal – POLITICO

Politico - 2019-06-06 11:27

Kurdish official seeks clarification from US over troops withdrawal in Syria | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-06-06 01:21

Eight Americans, including six children, detained during ISIS battles in Syria are sent home

Washington Post - 2019-06-05 17:55
The eight, including two women, were among around 13,000 foreigners being held by U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria. ...

2 American women captured with ISIS sent back to U.S. with kids

CBS News - 2019-06-05 17:43
U.S.-allied Kurdish administration in north and east Syria says the 8 were repatriated at U.S. request "without any pressure or coercion" ...

Syrian Kurds repatriate 2 women, 6 children from Islamic State families to U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-06-05 17:14
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State group members were repatriated to the United States on Wednesday in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria. The move is part of an effort ...

ISIS havoc burdens officials at over-crowded camp in Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-06-04 20:31

Germany in secret talks with US on military support in Syria

Almasdarnews - 2019-06-04 12:13

Hundreds of IS relatives leave camp in northeast Syria

660citynews - 2019-06-04 11:56

James Mattis: what defence secretary's resignation means for Syria, Afghanistan and NATO, as Trump leans in to Putin

Theconversation - 2019-06-04 11:23

Damascus, Russia using ‘cocktail’ of banned weapons in NW Syria: HRW

Rûdaw - 2019-06-04 08:56
"The latest chapter in eight years of failure to protect civilians in Syria" ...

Russia halts UN Security Council statement on Syria’s Idlib

Rûdaw - 2019-06-04 08:56
Fighting has raged in Idlib and nearby areas since April 30 ...

Rights Groups: Abuses on the Rise in Syria’s Afrin - New Delhi Times - India's Only International Newspaper

Newdelhitimes - 2019-06-04 03:19

Abuses against civilians on the rise in Syria’s Afrin - VoA | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-06-04 02:03

Hundreds of ISIS relatives leave camp in northeast Syria - ABC News

GO - 2019-06-03 23:44

Hundreds quit crowded camp in northeast Syria | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2019-06-03 22:51

Israel strikes military airbase in western Syria - reports

Rûdaw - 2019-06-03 18:55
Israel targets T-4 military airbase in Homs ...

Norway to repatriate 5 orphan children of ISIS adherents from Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-06-03 18:53
The Kurdish administration in northeast Syria handed over five orphans from a family who joined ISIS to Norwegian authorities The post Norway to repatriate 5 orphan children of ISIS adherents from Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Syria Kurds hand over five Islamic State orphans to Norway

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 18:50
Al-Hol Camp, Syria,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Monday handed over five orphans from families of the Islamic State group to Norwegian authorities, a spokesman said. “Following a request made by the Kingd ...

Hundreds of IS relatives leave camp in northeast Syria

Oklahoman - 2019-06-03 16:59

Hundreds of IS relatives leave camp in northeast Syria - StarTribune.com

Startribune - 2019-06-03 16:58

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