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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 ...

EU criticizes Turkey's offensive in Syrian town of Afrin

Kathimerini - 2018-03-20 08:56
the bomb was reportedly left by Syrian Kurdish fighters. On Sunday, Turkish troops and Syrian... offensive on the enclave. Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish militia in Afrin a "terrorist" group and an extension of its own Kurdish insurgency within Turke ...

Turkish Forces Take Syrian City Afrin From Kurdish Militia

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-03-19 01:21
Turkish forces have captured the town center of Kurdish-controlled Afrin in northern Syria, Turkey said Sunday, capping a two-month military campaign that has divided Ankara and its international allies. ...

Turkish-led forces take control of Syria′s Kurdish Afrin city

E-Kurd - 2018-03-18 22:44
Syria’s Kurds vow to fight until Afrin is ‘liberated’ AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkey’s flag was flying in Afrin on Sunday after its troops and Ankara-backed fighters, who are considered as mercenary fighters for Turkey, chased out Kurdish militia force ...

Turkey says its forces take control of Syrian town of Afrin

Seattle Times - 2018-03-18 13:12
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president said Sunday that allied Syrian forces have taken “total” control of the town center of Afrin, the target of a nearly two-month-old Turkish offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia, which said fighting was still underw ...

Report: Turkey-backed forces push into Syrian town of Afrin

FOX News - 2018-03-18 09:24
A Turkish news agency and Syrian activists say Turkey-backed forces have reached the center of the Syrian town of Afrin, the target of a nearly two-month-old Turkish offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia. ...

Turkish forces surround Kurdish Afrin city in Syrian Kurdistan: army

E-Kurd - 2018-03-13 13:07
ANKARA,— The Turkish army and Ankara-backed Syrian fighters have surrounded the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) controlled by Kurdish militia that is the key target of Ankara’s cross-border operation, the military said Tuesday. The Tur ...

Turkish-backed fighters advance on Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin

E-Kurd - 2018-03-11 15:38
BEIRUT,— Turkish forces and allied Syrian fighters, seen as mercenary warriors for Turkey, battling Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan Kurdistan (Rojava) advanced on Saturday to less than two kilometres from the flashpoint Kurdish town of Afrin, a war m ...

Turkish forces reach outskirts of Afrin town: monitor

Reuters - 2018-03-10 17:22
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces have reached the outskirts of the town of Afrin after a weeks-long campaign against a Kurdish militia in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said on Saturday. ...

Turkey clears key obstacle in tough Syrian Kurdistan operation

E-Kurd - 2018-03-09 16:50
JANDAIRIS, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkey has reached a key milestone in its operation against Kurdish militia inside Syria by taking the town of Jandairis, boosting its chances of successfully completing a tough campaign that has claimed the lives of dozens ...

Syria War Takes Toll on Young Fighters and Their Families

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-03-07 13:54
At 15, Berivan Ali joined the war against Islamic State—part of a Kurdish militia allied with the U.S. She braved land mines and has been wounded twice. Now, as Syria’s seven-year, multi-sided conflict drags on, the teenager is at last back home and says ...

Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian Kurdistan, 13 wounded: army

E-Kurd - 2018-03-04 21:26
ISTANBUL,— Turkey suffered heavy losses on Thursday during its offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northwest Syria, with the military announcing that eight Turkish soldiers were killed and 13 more wounded. The death toll, ...

Kurdish YPG militia urges Syrian army to help it stop Turkey

Reuters - 2018-02-23 01:05
BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Thursday that fighters backing the Syrian government were deploying on the frontlines to help repel a Turkish assault, but that assistance would be needed from the Syrian army itself. ...

Turkey warns Syrian forces entering Afrin face serious consequences

KurdisCat - 2018-02-21 16:20
Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Syrian government forces entering the northwest Afrin region to support a Kurdish militia there will face “serious consequences” and they will be regarded as legitimate targets. A convoy of some 40-50 vehicles carrying ...

Turkey says Russia stopped deal for Syrian forces to help Afrin Kurds

KurdisCat - 2018-02-20 18:10
Turkey won Russia’s backing to block a deal that would have seen Syrian pro-government forces enter territory held by Kurdish militia fighters to help them resist an advance by Turkish troops, Ankara said on Tuesday. The move illustrates the increasingly ...

Turkey demands U.S. expel Kurdish Fighters from anti-Islamic State force

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-16 00:02
Turkey said on Thursday it had demanded that the United States expel a Kurdish militia from the ground forces it backs in Syria, underscoring the widening gulf between the NATO allies since Ankara launched a new Syrian offensive last month. Roji Kurd: Tie ...

Turkey demands U.S. expel Kurdish militia from anti-Islamic State force

Reuters - 2018-02-15 18:35
BRUSSELS/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Thursday it had demanded the United States expel a Kurdish militia from forces it backs in Syria, setting up the visiting U.S. secretary of state for tough talks on an issue that has strained ties between the all ...

Turkish army helicopter downed, 11 troops killed in Syrian Kurdish Afrin

E-Kurd - 2018-02-12 22:59
ANKARA,— Eleven Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday, including two military personnel when a helicopter was downed, in the bloodiest day in Ankara’s offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria. On January 20, T ...

Syrian militia says large number of IS foreign fighters held

FOX News - 2018-02-12 17:07
The head of the Syrian Kurdish militia partnering with the U.S-led coalition to fight Islamic State militants says it is holding a "huge number" of foreign fighters in Syria and none of their home countries want them back. ...
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