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Drug Addiction on Rise in Kurdish Areas under Pro-Iranian Militia Rule

BAS News - 2018-10-30 13:09
ERBIL — Since the occupation of Kurdish territories by the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, drug-related crimes have been on the rise with an official claiming that around 40% of the young men in Tuz Khurmatu are now addicted to illegal drugs. ...

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens new push against Syrian Kurds

Seattle Times - 2018-10-30 12:15
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president says his country has finalized plans for a “comprehensive and effective” operation that would target U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria east of the Euphrates River. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks on Tu ...

Turkey strikes Kurdish positions in northern Syria

Washington Times - 2018-10-29 05:41
ISTANBUL (AP) - The Turkish army shelled on Sunday positions held by the U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, east of the Euphrates River, in a new spike in tension along the borders. Ankara considers the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia an ext ...

Last Kurdish forces leave Syria’s Manbij, allied Arab fighters say

E-Kurd - 2018-07-18 15:47
BEIRUT,— The last members of the powerful Kurdish militia pulled out on Sunday from the Syrian Kurdish-Arab mixed town of Manbij, allied Arab fighters said, under a deal reached to avoid clashes with Turkey. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) le ...

All Kurdish YPG have left Syria's Manbij: local militia

Reuters - 2018-07-16 00:29
The last Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters left the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Sunday, the militia controlling the town said, fulfilling a longstanding Turkish demand that the YPG withdraw. ...

Exit of US-backed Kurdish militia from Syrian town complete

Seattle Times - 2018-07-15 23:01
BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S-backed Syrian group says the withdrawal of a Kurdish militia from a strategic town in northern Syria has been completed, removing a major source of tension between Washington and Ankara. Turkey considers the People’s Protection Units, ...

Turkish, U.S. units begin patrols near northern Syria's Manbij

Reuters - 2018-06-18 21:34
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and U.S. soldiers have started independent patrols in northern Syria along the line separating Turkish-controlled areas from the town of Manbij where Ankara says Kurdish militia fighters are based, Turkey's military said on Mond ...

US delegation in Syria's Manbij following Turkey-US deal

FOX News - 2018-06-07 15:46
Syrian Kurdish officials say a U.S. delegation is visiting the strategic town of Manbij, days after a delicate U.S.-Turkey deal that is expected to see an American-backed Kurdish militia pull out of the area. ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Warns Yezidi Force to Lay Down Arms

BAS News - 2018-06-06 00:25
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militia has warned the Kurdish Yezidi forces of Yezidkhan to lay down the arms and leave Sinjar, a Peshmerga commander said. The Hashd al-Shaabi is now in control of most of the territories in the Yezidi-populat ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG says will pull military advisers from Manbij

Reuters - 2018-06-05 18:50
BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Tuesday its military advisers would leave Syria's Manbij, a day after Turkey and the United States reached an agreement for administering the area that includes a longstanding Turkish demand ...

Syria Kurds say to pull forces from Manbij after Ankara-Washington talks

E-Kurd - 2018-06-05 16:23
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A powerful Syrian Kurdish militia announced Tuesday it will withdraw from the Kurdish-majority town of Manbij, a day after key brokers Ankara and Washington held talks on the fate of the strategic town. The Kurdish People’s P ...

Spanish warrior fighting with Syrian Kurds killed in battle against IS

E-Kurd - 2018-05-29 01:06
DERIK, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Spanish volunteer fighting with Syrian Kurdish militia was killed in Deir ez-Zor in an operation against Islamic State IS fighters in northern Syria, People’s Defense Units (YPG) Press Office announced on Sunday. Spanish YPG f ...

Turkish FM says he and Mike Pompeo agree on Syrian Kurdish forces

Seattle Times - 2018-04-27 23:45
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he and new U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have agreed to approve an existing “road map” to getting Kurdish militia to withdraw from a Syrian town. The plan came out of working grou ...

Turkey, Syrian Allies Lost Hundreds of Men Fighting Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-04-22 01:44
ERBIL — The Turkish army and its Syrian militia groups have lost “hundreds” of men since Ankara begun the military incursion into the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin last January, said President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. He said the rebels sufferi ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Bans Kurdish Flag during Kirkuk Election Campaign

BAS News - 2018-04-15 17:12
ERBIL – The Iranian-backed militia of Hashd al-Shaabi doesn’t allow the Kurdish political parties to raise the Kurdish flag during their campaigns in Kirkuk province, said a Kurdish official. Kawa Ahmed, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official in Kir ...

Qamishli, Syria residents strike deal between Assad, Kurdish forces

Washington Times - 2018-04-13 20:16
QAMISHLI, Syria — The complexities of Syria's 7-year-old civil war are playing out in the odd, uneasy peace that reigns in this northeastern town on the Turkish border after forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and U.S.-allied Kurdish militia fighters ...

Turkey-backed Militia Arrests Kurdish Photographer in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-04-01 21:47
ERBIL — The Syrian militiamen who are backed by Ankara have arrested a Kurdish female photographer in Afrin, local activists said. Dilshad Qarajol was arrested on Friday and here whereabouts and fate remains unknown up to the moment, Kurdistan 24 quoted ...

Reuters: France’s Macron vows support for northern Syrians, Kurdish militia

Justice for Kurds - 2018-03-30 16:01
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s president on Thursday assured the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of Paris’ support to stabilise northeastern Syria against Islamic State, and Kurdish officials said he had committed to sending troops to the reg ...
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