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HAARETZ: These Kurdish Women Fought on the Frontlines Against ISIS. Now They’re the No. 1 Target in SyriaJustice for Kurds - 2019-11-18 01:05
Female fighters symbolized the feminist revolution in the Kurdish enclave of Rojava. But since the Turkish invasion in October, they’re increasingly vulnerable to sexual violence on the frontline In the early days of the Turkish offensive in Syria last mo ...
GOP outrage greets Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria | Pittsburgh Post-GazettePost Gazette - 2019-11-17 13:20
Syria offensive ends if Kurdish fighters withdraw, says Erdogan | Reuters.comReuters - 2019-11-16 16:48
Turkey to deport IS suspect stuck at Greek border to USKathimerini - 2019-11-16 01:37
Syria to drive away Syrian Kurdish fighters it considers to be terrorists from a border area. Three ...
Turkey will clear Syria border area of Kurdish fighters if Russia fails to act: ErdoganYahoo - 2019-11-15 22:28
Turkey deports American IS suspect stuck at Greek borderKathimerini - 2019-11-15 06:39
to drive away Syrian Kurdish fighters it considers to be terrorists from a border area. Turkey's ...
Turkey, Russia Complete Sixth Joint Patrol in SyriaBAS News - 2019-11-14 18:28
ERBIL - As part of an agreement between the sides to force the Kurdish fighters withdraw from the region, the Turkish and Russian forces concluded the sixth round of joint patrols in north of Syria on Thursday. "Turkish and Russian units accompanied by U ...
Turkey’s Erdogan showed propaganda film about Kurds in the Oval Office: reportNew York Post - 2019-11-14 18:27
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan whipped out his iPad and played a propaganda video portraying Kurdish fighters as terrorists during his meeting with President Trump in the White House, according to a report. Axios, citing three unidentified sources ...
U.S. has no intention of ending alliance with Syrian Kurdish fightersJerusalem Post - 2019-11-13 18:22
Turkey begins assault on Kurdish fighters in Syria, after US forces step aside | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-11-13 15:15
Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish fighters in SyriaKCRG - 2019-11-13 14:25
After U.S. troop withdrawal, Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria - Chicago Sun-TimesSuntimes - 2019-11-13 13:28
Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish fighters in SyriaKKTV - 2019-11-13 13:28
U.S. has no intention of ending alliance with Syrian Kurdish fighters: official - ReutersReuters - 2019-11-13 02:57
Erdogan Threatens to Clear Syria Border Area of Kurdish Fighters If Russia Fails to Act | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2019-11-12 21:31
Turkey to tell Trump to keep to promises on Kurdish fighters | The Seattle TimesSeattletimes - 2019-11-12 14:41
Turkey to tell Trump to keep to promises on Kurdish fighters | WTOPWTOP - 2019-11-12 13:34
Turkey starts repatriating Islamic State detaineesKathimerini - 2019-11-12 02:57
of the assault against Kurdish militia who have been holding thousands of the group's fighters and tens.... Turkey launched its offensive into northeastern Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia last month ...
Turkey reports 1st death in Syria incursion, claims 277 Kurdish fighters killed | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-11-11 21:04
Turkish forces kill 2 Kurdish fighters, seize Syrian border town of Ras al-AinAninews - 2019-11-11 10:13
Trump: Kurdish fighters 'didn't help us in Second World War' - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-11-11 07:20
Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria - The DePauliaDepauliaonline - 2019-11-11 06:25
The Washington Post: ‘Filled with hatred and a lust for blood’: Turkey’s proxy army in northern Syria accused of abusing civiliansJustice for Kurds - 2019-11-10 19:23
BEIRUT — In the month since Turkey intervened to drive U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters from a broad swath of northern Syria, proxy forces backed by Ankara have been blamed for a growing ledger of abuses against the local population, residents say, und ...
Kurdish leaders tell EU: Get tough with Turkey or face Islamic State fighters - World News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-11-10 16:08
Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish fighters in SyriaWDAM - 2019-11-10 15:09
Syrian Kurdish official warns that Europe could face a wave of ISIS fightersKurdistan24 - 2019-11-10 06:30
Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish fighters in SyriaKY3 - 2019-11-09 18:43
A Dozen of SDF Fighters Killed in 24 Hours: StatementBAS 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 ...
Syria: heavy clashes between regime troops and Turkish-backed forces Turkey invaded north-east Syria last month to push out Syrian Kurdish fighters near the border November 9, 2019The National AE - 2019-11-09 17:26
Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria - Washington TimesWashingtontimes - 2019-11-09 08:04
Reuters: Kurds tell EU: Get tough with Turkey or face Islamic State fightersJustice for Kurds - 2019-11-09 00:25
LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union could face a wave of returning battle-hardened Islamic State fighters from Syria unless it gets much tougher with Turkey, including breaking off any accession or trade talks, a senior Kurdish leader told Reuters. Pres ...
Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria: One month onAl Jazeera - 2019-11-08 23:40
Al Jazeera looks at last month's developments that followed Ankara's offensive on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. ...
Kurdish leaders tell EU: Get tough with Turkey or face Islamic State fighters - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-11-08 22:28
Kurdish leader warns EU must deal with Turkey or risk Isis fighters heading to Europe | inewsInews - 2019-11-08 19:20
AFP: Pentagon: Syria oil revenue going to Kurdish fightersFocus Fen - 2019-11-08 16:54
Erdogan accuses U.S., Russia of not clearing Kurds from Syrian safe zoneThe New Mail - 2019-11-08 07:18
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Russia and the United States of not fully driving Kurdish fighters from northern Syria while also announcing the capture of slain terrorist leader Abu Bakr… The post Erdogan accuses U.S., Russia of not clearing Kurd ...
Pentagon says Syria oil revenue going to Kurdish fighters Russia calls US mission to stop Syria’s oil falling under ISIS control ‘international banditry’ November 8, 2019The National AE - 2019-11-08 06:43
Pentagon: Syria Oil Revenue Going To Kurdish FightersIbtimes - 2019-11-08 03:02
Pentagon: Syria oil revenue going to Kurdish fightersFrance24 - 2019-11-07 23:47
Turkey’s Syria operation in a different lightKathimerini - 2019-11-07 18:30
to relocate there. Turkey’s operations also appear not to have dealt a significant blow to Kurdish fighters... Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was carried out in cooperation with Kurdish forces. Last but not least, the leader of the Kurdish mili ...
Kurdish forces kill 11 pro-Turkish Syrian fighters, says Erdogan | World | Malay MailMalaymail - 2019-11-07 13:42
Kurdish forces kill 11 pro-Turkish Syrian fighters: Erdogan - Saudi GazetteSaudigazette - 2019-11-07 13:06
Turkey will clear Syria border area of Kurdish fighters if Russia fails to act: Erdogan | One America News NetworkOANN - 2019-11-07 09:33
Kurdish fighters not withdrawn from northeastern Syria, Erdogan saysTASS - 2019-11-07 09:32
Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain near Syrian border | WTOPWTOP - 2019-11-07 01:58
SDF Resumes Anti-IS OperationsBAS 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 ...
30 Kurdish fighters, Turkey-backed rebels killed as battles flare in northern Syria - Xinhua | English.news.cnXinhuanet - 2019-11-06 23:25
Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain near Syrian border - SFGateSfgate - 2019-11-06 20:07
Ankara accuses Kurdish fighters of attacking Turkish soldiers in northern Syria - Xinhua | English.news.cnXinhuanet - 2019-11-06 18:47
Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain near Syrian border - Middle East - StripesStripes - 2019-11-06 18:18
Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain in safe zone near Syrian borderMilitarytimes - 2019-11-06 01:18
Turkey Takes Fight Against Kurdish Fighters to Iraq As It Struggles in SyriaNewsweek - 2019-11-05 21:01
The Turkish Defense Ministry announced that up to seven Kurdish PKK fighters were killed in back-to-back strikes in northern Iraq as deadly clashes continued across the border in Syria. ...
Erdogan says Kurdish fighters have not left Syria 'safe zone' despite U.S, Russia deals - ReutersReuters - 2019-11-05 12:16
Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in SyriaPressdemocrat - 2019-11-04 19:46
Foreign member of a medic team killed in Syria’s northeastSeattle 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, ...
Syrie : des vidéos choquantes montrent des «crimes de guerre» contre les Kurdes @vvanwilgenburgL'Important - 2019-11-03 10:42
Mobile phone footage allegedly shows violence and killings targeting Kurdish fighters in Syria. ...
412 SDF fighters killed in Turkey's northern Syria offensive: senior Kurdish officialRûdaw - 2019-11-03 06:28
Sulaimani photo exhibition celebrates struggle of Syrian Kurdish fightersKurdistan24 - 2019-11-03 01:57
Syria conflict: The 'war crimes' caught in brutal phone footageBBC - 2019-11-03 01:43
Mobile phone footage allegedly shows violence and killings targeting Kurdish fighters in Syria. ...
Turkey will attack Kurdish fighters who remain near border – Red Deer AdvocateReddeeradvocate - 2019-11-01 18:11
Joint Turkish and Russian patrols begin in Syrian regionSeattle Times - 2019-11-01 11:39
SEVIMLI, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara’s incursion. The ...
Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria | HeraldNet.comHeraldnet - 2019-11-01 08:27
Russia informs Turkey that Kurdish fighters have left Turkish border zone in Syria | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-10-31 23:12
Turkey says it will eliminate remaining Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria – EURACTIV.comEuractiv - 2019-10-31 21:32
Joint Turkish-Russian patrols set for Syria as Kurdish fighters withdrawFrance24 - 2019-10-31 21:32
Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish fighters in SyriaWIFR - 2019-10-31 18:34
Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria - Columbian.comColumbian - 2019-10-31 17:08
Turkey warns it will attack Kurdish fighters who remain near border | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-10-31 06:18
Russia tells Turkey Kurdish fighters have left NE Syrian border area: Erdogan - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-30 18:24
Inside the Kurdish prison for IS fighters where inmates never see the sun | SBS NewsSBS - 2019-10-30 13:00
Turkey says it will eliminate remaining Kurdish fighters in northeast SyriaYahoo - 2019-10-30 06:33
Syrian and Turkey forces clash for first timeThe New Mail - 2019-10-29 22:50
Turkey and Syrian government forces fought against each other Tuesday for the first time since Turkey began its offensive earlier this month into northern Syria to go after Kurdish fighters.… The post Syrian and Turkey forces clash for first time appeare ...
Kurdish Fighters Withdraw From Syrian Border Area as Cease-Fire Ends, Russia Says - WSJWSJ - 2019-10-29 19:59
Kurd fighters complete pullout from Turkey-Syria border: RussiaAl Jazeera - 2019-10-29 18:49
Moscow says YPG forces withdraw from so-called 'safe zone' but Ankara says they'll verify the pullout by Kurdish forces. ...
Erdogan: Russia has told Turkey that Kurdish fighters have withdrawn from north SyriaReuters - 2019-10-29 18:43
Russian officials have conveyed to Turkish authorities that the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has withdrawn from a strip of land on the Syrian-Turkish border within a 150-hour deadline set by Ankara and Moscow, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. ...
Russia says Kurdish fighters have left Syrian border area as deadline expiresReuters - 2019-10-29 18:43
Syrian Kurdish fighters completed their withdrawal from a strip of land on the Syrian-Turkish border ahead of a Tuesday evening deadline agreed between Moscow and Ankara, Russia's defense minister said. ...
Syria: Photos inside Kurdish prison show hundreds of IS fightersNEWS - 2019-10-29 17:08
Peshmerga Played Key Role in Defeating IS: CoalitionBAS News - 2019-10-29 09:47
ERBIL - The US-led international coalition commended the role of the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces on Tuesday, pointing out that the Kurdish "fearless" fighters played a key role in defeating the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS). During a press ...
Turkey will attack Kurdish fighters who remain near border with SyriaMilitarytimes - 2019-10-29 00:25
Turkey says it will attack Kurdish fighters who remain near border - Middle East - StripesStripes - 2019-10-28 21:40
Turkey will attack Kurdish fighters who remain near borderSeattle Times - 2019-10-28 18:20
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister says his country’s military will attack any Syrian Kurdish fighter that remains along the border area in northeast Syria after a deadline for them to leave expires. Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters Monday Ru ...
Turkey to clear border area of Kurdish fighters if Russia fails to actJerusalem Post - 2019-10-27 21:10
From Tuesday, Russian and Turkish forces will start to patrol a narrower, 10-km strip of land in northeast Syria. ...
Turkey launches attack on Kurdish fighters in SyriaMercurynews - 2019-10-27 17:37
Clashes between pro-Turkish militias, Syrian Kurdish forces leave 15 dead: monitorE-Kurd - 2019-10-27 14:02
BEIRUT,— Clashes in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, between pro-Ankara Islamist fighters backed by the Turkish air force and Syrian Kurds left 15 dead on Saturday, a monitor said. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory ...
Kurdish fighters in Syria claim Turkey has launched new offensive | Daily Mail OnlineDailymail - 2019-10-27 11:52
Turkish army says 1 killed in north Syria amid shaky truceWashington Post - 2019-10-27 10:22
Turkey’s army says an attack by Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria has killed one of its personnel and wounded five others, bringing Turkey’s military death toll to 11 since the launch of its operation ...
Turkey will clear Syria border of Kurdish fighters if Russia fails to act: ErdoganE-Kurd - 2019-10-26 21:51
ANKARA,— Turkey will clear northeast Syria of Kurdish YPG militia if Russia does not fulfill its obligations under an accord that helped end a Turkish offensive in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northern Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on S ...
Turkey will clear Syria border area of Kurdish fighters if Russia fails to act: Erdogan - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-26 21:13
Turkey will clear Syria border area of Kurdish fighters if Russia fails to act: ErdoganReuters - 2019-10-26 18:17
Turkey will clear northeast Syria of Kurdish YPG militia if Russia does not fulfill its obligations under an accord that helped end a Turkish offensive in the region, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. ...
Turkey will clear Syria border area of Kurdish fighters if Russia fails to act: Erdogan | News | WKZOWKZO - 2019-10-26 17:25
Kurdish female militia says its fighter captured by Turkey-backed Syrian fighters | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-10-26 14:22
Protecting oil in northern Syria: Trump’s strategy under questionE-Kurd - 2019-10-26 12:33
WASHINGTON,— After abruptly pulling US troops who protected Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), President Donald Trump has identified protecting oil as the new goal in Syria. But experts question if the new strategy is realistic, or even legal ...
Erdogan hits back after Trump praises Kurdish militia leaderWarIsBoring - 2019-10-26 02:42
ANKARA, Turkey — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Donald Trump to “hand over” the leader of a Kurdish militia who’s been invited to the U.S. by senators, calling the commander and his fighters terrorists. Hours after Trump said in a tweet that he had ...
Kurds say Turkey is violating hours-old 'ceasefire' in northern SyriaCNN - 2019-10-25 18:13
Clashes continued on the border between Turkey and Syria on Friday, according to eyewitnesses and Kurdish fighters, despite US Vice President Mike Pence's announcement that he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had brokered a five-day ceasefire th ...
Our Reporter Walked Into a Prison Full of ISIS DetaineesNew York Times - 2019-10-25 03:50
A glimpse into a Kurdish-run prison found Islamic State suspects who claimed to be a cook, an herbalist and an “administrator” — anything but fighters. ...
Turkey Halts Syrian Incursion, Hours After Deal With RussiaNew York Times - 2019-10-25 03:50
The Turkish military said it would advance no further into Syria, after reaching an agreement with Russia on forcing Kurdish fighters from the border region. ...
‘We Will Bring Back a New Caliphate’: Wives of ISIS Fighters SpeakNew York Times - 2019-10-25 03:50
We traveled to Al Hol camp in northeast Syria to meet wives of ISIS fighters held there. With fewer Kurdish-led forces guarding the camp because of the U.S. withdrawal and the Turkish invasion, the question of what will happen to these women and their chi ...
US Never Let "Reconstituted" IS Have Oilfields in Syria: TrumpBAS News - 2019-10-24 18:09
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump made it clear on Thursday that Washington would never let a "reconstituted ISIS" to take control of the oilfields in Syria which were took back by the US forces and Kurdish fighters. The US top official had a few times i ...