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Erdogan: Turkey's military operation in Syria not land grab

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-21 18:06
Ankara's military action against Kurdish forces has drawn criticism and prompted NATO countries to suspend arms sales. ...

Kurds Confront Exiting U.S. Troops In Syria With Heartbreaking Signs

Huffpost - 2019-10-21 18:04
Kurdish civilians showed they were crushed by the betrayal of Trump's withdrawal of American forces from Syria. ...

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

Reuters - 2019-10-21 17:44

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 ...

These Kurds Threw Potatoes at the U.S. Troops Abandoning Them in Syria - VICE

VICE - 2019-10-21 17:30

More than 60 British children trapped in north-east Syria They are believed to have been born to British ISIS members who travelled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist group October 21, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-21 17:08

Pelosi in Jordan for ‘vital discussions’ amid Syria crisis | PBS NewsHour Weekend

PBS - 2019-10-21 17:08

Putin, Erdogan to discuss Turkey's operation in Syria on Tuesday - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-21 17:08

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

Reuters - 2019-10-21 16:55

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 ...

Dobbins and Martini: US, Turkey, Syria: What is possible (and impossible) for the Kurds now

FOX News - 2019-10-21 16:45
The real choices before the Trump administration in eastern Syria were: staying indefinitely; preparing an orderly exit, thereby opening the way for the return of the Syrian state and its allies; or leaving suddenly without warning. The administration ult ...

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 ...

Civilians Flee As Turkish Forces Strike Kurds In Northern Syria | KOSU

KOSU - 2019-10-21 16:25

Kremlin relishes US pullback from Syria, turmoil in Ukraine - The Mainichi

Mainichi - 2019-10-21 16:23

US troops pelted with vegetables in protest at ‘betrayal’ over withdrawal from northern Syria | The Independent

Independent - 2019-10-21 16:23

‘Terrifying and totally predictable’: Pentagon confirms US forces in Syria came under Turkish artillery fire – Raw Story

Rawstory - 2019-10-21 16:17

More than 60 British children trapped in war-torn north Syria, reveals charity | The Independent

Independent - 2019-10-21 16:07

Syrians throw potatoes at withdrawing American troops

Washington Times - 2019-10-21 15:40
Residents of a heavily Kurdish city in northeast Syria threw potatoes at withdrawing American troops on Monday, underscoring the deep anger over President Trump's decision to pull most U.S. forces from the region amid a Turkish military offensive. While ...

Esper discusses keeping small US force in northeast Syria - StarTribune.com

Startribune - 2019-10-21 15:38

Turkey’s Continuous Trail of Terror and Genocide

E-Kurd - 2019-10-21 14:53
Ardishir Rashidi-Kalhur | Exclusive to Ekurd.net President of Kurdish American Education Society, Los Angeles. Following Turkey’s invasion of Kurdistan in Syria, on October 9th, members of the European Union have come out to strongly condemn the Turkish ...

Turkish offensive in Syrian Kurdistan violates international law: German FM

E-Kurd - 2019-10-21 14:53
BERLIN,— Turkey’s offensive in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, falls foul of international law, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday. “We don’t believe that an attack on Kurdish units or Kurdish militia is legitim ...

Turkey launches offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria

MSN - 2019-10-21 14:41

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

WSAU - 2019-10-21 14:39

US troops enter Iraq after withdrawing from Syria

CNN - 2019-10-21 14:29
US troops have crossed into Iraq from Syria in a long military convoy, marking a symbolic end to the major American presence in the region. ...

US May Leave Some Troops to Protect Oilfields in Syria: Pentagon Chief

BAS News - 2019-10-21 14:20
ERBIL — Some US troops could stay in Syria to protect the oilfields in eastern part of the country despite Washington’s decision to withdraw, said US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday. “We presently have troops in a couple of cities … right near ...

Islamic State supporters escape in Syria as US pulls back

KKTV - 2019-10-21 14:13

'We've been neutral for years': Dilemma of Syrian-Kurds in Turkey | Syria News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-10-21 14:13

Lisbon in solidarity with Rojava against Turkish invasion

ANF - 2019-10-21 13:21
Actions to defend northern and eastern Syria from the genocidal invasion of the Turkish State continue all around the world. ...

PICTURE: Amazighs in Morocco Condemn Turkish Offensive against Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-10-21 13:19
ERBIL — Amazigh activists gathered in Rabat outside the Turkish embassy to condemn Turkish army’s military assault against Kurds in northern Syria. According to pictures shared with BasNews, Kurdish diaspora in Morocco also joined the gathering to voice ...

POLITICO Playbook: NOT COMING HOME: Trump considers leaving troops in Syria - POLITICO

Politico - 2019-10-21 13:09

Fox & Friends Host Calls Trump Abandoning Kurds in Syria a 'Disaster'

Newsweek - 2019-10-21 12:38

Trump accidentally refers to Defense Secretary Esper as 'Mark Esperanto' in tweet defending Syria withdrawal

MSN - 2019-10-21 12:38

The Latest In Syria: Kurdish Forces, American Troops Leave Turkish Border Region | On Point

WBUR - 2019-10-21 12:38

Barzani Pledges Support to Treat Kurdish Boy Burned in Syria Bombardment

BAS News - 2019-10-21 12:11
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani held a phone call with the father of a Kurdish boy from Syrian Kurdistan who was badly injured in a bombardment. Pictures and videos went viral and were widely reported by leading world news outlets last we ...

Syria: More than 60 British children trapped in northeast of country, Save the Children warns | World News | Sky News

SKY - 2019-10-21 12:01

1,000 US troops left in Syria will be moved to Iraq as the Trump administration faces fallout over a possible ISIS resurgence

Businessinsider - 2019-10-21 11:37

U.S. troops cross into Iraq as part of withdrawal from Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-21 11:35
U.S. troops crossed into Iraq early on Monday, part of a withdrawal from northeast Syria ordered by President Donald Trump that opened the way for Turkish troops to launch an offensive against Kurdish fighters in the area. ...

Turkish Offensive against Kurds Violates International Laws: German FM

BAS News - 2019-10-21 11:31
ERBIL — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Turkey’s offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria violates the international laws. Describing the Turkish offensive as an “invasion”, Maas said Berlin sees the Turkish move as “illegitimate” that could ...

Protest in Scandicci against Turkish attacks

ANF - 2019-10-21 11:05
A demo was organised in Scandicci, Florence, against the Turkish invasion of Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

Report: 14 killed as Turkey ‘bombs convoy of foreign journalists, aid workers' in Syria

Newtelegraphng - 2019-10-21 10:55

US Troops Withdraw from Syria to Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-10-21 10:41
ERBIL — As part of Washington’s decision to pull troops out of Syria, US military convoys crossed the border into Kurdistan Region, Reuters reported on Monday. US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday that the 1,000 US troops in Syria were preparin ...

Iran Says Against Turkey’s Military Posts in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-21 10:41
ERBIL — Iran is against Turkey’s plan to establish military posts inside Syria, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, said on Monday. Mousavi said the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria should be respected. “We are against Ankara ...

Romney takes shots at Trump over race, says he’s abandoning Kurds in Syria

New York Post - 2019-10-21 10:39
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, took a series of shots at President Trump in an interview that aired Sunday, saying that some of the president’s rhetoric appealed to racism and claiming that under his leadership, the US was abandoning allied Kurdish fighters in ...

Who reaps the rewards of Donald Trump's chaos in Syria and Ukraine? Spoiler: it's Vladimir Putin - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-10-21 10:00

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 ...

Women in San Marino protested Turkish occupation of NE Syria

ANF - 2019-10-21 09:42
Women's Union from the Republic of San Marino protested Turkish attack against Rojava. ...

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 ...

Turkish operation in Syria runs counter to int’l law - German foreign minister

TASS - 2019-10-21 08:56
"Judging by what we know and what Turkey provides as legal justification, we cannot agree with that. We do not think that attacking Kurdish units is legitimate from the international law’s point of view," Heiko Maas commented on Turkish arguments for the ...

Thousands took to the streets all over Europe

ANF - 2019-10-21 08:43
Kurds and their friends protested the occupation carried out by Turkey against Northern and Eastern Syria in many cities across Europe. ...

'Strong condemnation' of Turkish air strike that killed two journalists in Syria - The Shift News

Theshiftnews - 2019-10-21 08:01

Who are the Real Terrorists in North East Syria? - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2019-10-21 07:47

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. ...

This week in Congress: Syria questions abound

Militarytimes - 2019-10-21 07:36

US calls for immediate ceasefire in Turkey’s strikes against Kurds in Syria, sends Pence to lead mediation effort | WTOP

WTOP - 2019-10-21 07:17

U.S. troops to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in Syria [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-10-21 06:51

This week in Congress: Syria questions abound

Marinecorpstimes - 2019-10-21 06:38

U.S. troops leaving Syria for western Iraq as Kurds pull back amid cease-fire

NBC News - 2019-10-21 06:22
President Trump has praised the cease-fire deal with Turkey for allowing U.S. forces to come home, but Defense Secretary Mark Esper said nearly all U.S. troops in Syria will move to western Iraq “to help defend Iraq and … perform a counter-ISIS mission.” ...

Trump administration betrayed Kurdish allies in Syria: Sen. Bob Menendez - ABC News

GO - 2019-10-21 06:12

The Four A’s of American Policy Failure in Syria | The American Conservative

Theamericanconservative - 2019-10-21 06:07

Erdogan’s ambitions go beyond Syria. He says he wants nuclear weapons.

Seattle Times - 2019-10-21 03:57
WASHINGTON — Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wants more than control over a wide swath of Syria along his country’s border. He says he wants the Bomb. In the weeks leading up to his order to launch the military across the border to clear Kurdis ...

Pence Says US, Turkey Agree to Temporary Cease-Fire Deal in Syria - NECN

NECN - 2019-10-21 03:00

Hospitals struggle under weight of Turkish offensive in northeast Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-10-21 02:26

Schools reopen in Syria’s Qamishli as fighting relents

Rûdaw - 2019-10-21 02:26

Amnesty condemns ‘shameful disregard for civilian life’ in northeast Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-10-21 02:26

Senior Kurdish politician and women’s rights leader killed in northeastern Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-10-21 02:26

KRG expects to receive 250,000 refugees if war continues in northern Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-10-21 02:26

U.S., Turkey Reach Ceasefire Agreement in Syria Conflict | National Review

Nationalreview - 2019-10-21 01:58

Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons.

New York Times - 2019-10-21 01:56
A month before invading Kurdish areas in Syria, Turkey’s president said he “cannot accept” the West’s restrictions that keep him from a bomb. ...

Mark Esperanto? Trump misnames his defense secretary in tweet

Seattle Times - 2019-10-21 00:50
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump shared an update Sunday from his defense secretary that outlined “minor skirmishes” between Turkish and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria as U.S. troops make their way out of the area. It might have passed by with lit ...

GOP lawmaker: Trump administration 'playing checkers' in Syria while others are 'playing chess' | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-21 00:24

Turkey's Achilles heel in its Syria battle against the Kurds - Turkey - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-10-21 00:19

Turkey within Trump red line in Syria: US official: AFP

Focus Fen - 2019-10-21 00:16

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 ...

The Latest: US, Turkey agree to cease-fire in Syria - Houston Chronicle

Chron - 2019-10-20 22:39

NATO Establishes 'Working Group' to Evaluate Turkish Offensive in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-20 22:30
ERBIL - NATO has established a 'working group' in order to evaluate the Turkish incursion into Syria, a German newspaper reported on Sunday. Germany's Welt am Sonntag said in a report that the ambassadors of 29 NATO member nations held a meeting, which l ...

America’s Ally in Syria Warns of Ethnic Cleansing by Turkey | The New Yorker

Newyorker - 2019-10-20 22:03

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 ...

‘The Kurds of Northern Syria’ – A primer on Kurdish identity and representation

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-10-20 21:50
International actors were both a benefit and a detriment to the Kurdish struggle for representation, Wladimir van Wilgenburg and Harriet Allsopp write in their book “The Kurds of Northern Syria, Governance, Diversity and Conflicts’’. The authors sketch th ...

Civil disobedience actions in Europe against Turkish invasion

ANF - 2019-10-20 21:36
Protests against Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria continue. ...

What Turkey wants in Syria

CNN - 2019-10-20 21:04
What's behind Turkey's military operation in Syria? Who are the Kurds? And why's it happening now? CNN's Arwa Damon explains. ...

Latest On U.S. Troops In Syria | WFAE

WFAE - 2019-10-20 21:01

US Moving Families of IS Militants Out of al-Hawl Camp in NE Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-20 21:00
ERBIL - The US forces are evacuating the families of the Islamic State (IS) from the Syrian camp of al-Hawl amid the Turkish incursion into Syria, a report said on Sunday. Sputnik cited Ikhbariya broadcaster as saying that the US helicopters were circlin ...

Syria: US Forces Destroy Their Base as Leaving for Iraq

BAS News - 2019-10-20 21:00
ERBIL - The US forces destroyed their base located in Syria's Tall Baydar on Sunday, as they were leaving for Iraq. Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the US base was completely destroyed after the foreign country's forces withdrew from the uni ...

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. ...

Le commandant en chef kurde: le plus important nettoyage ethnique du XXIème siècle sous les yeux des américains @KurdistanAu

L'Important - 2019-10-20 20:24
Kurdish commander General Mazlum Kobane speaks out to NBC’s Richard Engel about Turkey’s assault in Syria. “It will be the biggest ethnic cleansing operation in the 21st century and it’s happening in front of the American arm ...

US Vice President Mike Pence agreed with Erdogan that all military operations in northern Syria will be paused - Region - World - Ahram Online

Ahram - 2019-10-20 20:06

Turkey Says Soldier Killed Amid Kurd Pullout, Cease-Fire In Syria

Huffpost - 2019-10-20 19:55
Both sides have accused each other of repeatedly violating the U.S.-brokered cease-fire. ...

Latest On U.S. Troops In Syria | Delaware First Media

Delawarepublic - 2019-10-20 19:52

Turkey's Attack on Kurds in Syria 'Biggest Ethnic Cleansing Operation in the 21st Century,' Says Top Commander

Newsweek - 2019-10-20 19:31
General Mazlum Kobane told NBC that the pullout of U.S. troops and the agreement to a buffer zone could have catastrophic consequences for the Kurds. ...

Pence Says US, Turkey Agree to Temporary Cease-Fire Deal in Syria - NBC New York

Nbcnewyork - 2019-10-20 19:26

Hundreds of Syria Kurds seek refuge in Iraq - Saudi Gazette

Saudigazette - 2019-10-20 18:40

US Sending Troops Based in Syria to Iraq, Defense Chief Says | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-10-20 18:08

Trump refers to Defense Secretary Mark Esper as ‘Esperanto’

New York Post - 2019-10-20 17:23
President Trump in a tweet on Sunday touted the Defense secretary’s comments about the ceasefire in Syria but misspelled Mark Esper’s name. “Mark Esperanto, Secretary of Defense, ‘The ceasefire is holding up very nicely. There are some minor skirmishes th ...

Turkish army captures key Kurdish city in Syria's Hasakah - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Xinhuanet - 2019-10-20 17:05

Syria: Wounded Civilians, Kurdish Fighters Leave Besieged Ras al-Ain

BAS News - 2019-10-20 15:49
ERBIL — A convoy of Syrian Kurdish fighters and a number of wounded civilian managed to finally leave the besieged town of Ras al-Ain (Sare Kanie) in northern Syria, where the Turkish forces continue to shell despite a truce deal. AFP confirmed the depar ...

Turkish Army Continues Shelling Syrian Kurdish Border Town

BAS News - 2019-10-20 14:59
ERBIL — Despite a US-brokered ceasefire, Turkish army continues artillery bombardments in Ras al-Ain (Sare Kanie), norther Syria. Kurdistan 24 reported on Sunday that multiple explosions rocked the border town again after Turkish artillery resumed shelli ...

MSD denounces Turkish war crimes in northern Syria

ANF - 2019-10-20 14:45
MSD said that some medical reports indicate existence of unknown burn cases that require investigation by international authorities specialized in internationally prohibited weapons. ...

Trump: 1,000 US Troops Leaving Syria to Remain in the Region to Stop ISIS Revival

Theepochtimes - 2019-10-20 14:26

1 Turkish soldier killed, amid shaky cease-fire in Syria

Seattle Times - 2019-10-20 14:10
AKCAKALE (AP) — Turkey’s defense ministry says one soldier has been killed amid sporadic clashes with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. Sunday’s ministry statement said that Syrian Kurdish fighters have violated the ...

Turkey to halt military operation against Kurds in N. Syria, ceasefire will last for 120 hours — RT World News

RT - 2019-10-20 13:29

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