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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. ...

Turkish Helicopter Is Downed in Northern Syria

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-02-10 22:44
A Turkish military helicopter was downed in northern Syria during Ankara’s offensive on Syrian Kurdish militia, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. ...

The Latest: Turkey may expand operation against Syrian Kurds

FOX News - 2018-02-04 08:02
The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Turkish presidential spokesman says Turkey will not tolerate the presence of a Syrian Kurdish militia "anywhere" along its southern border, hinting that Ankara might expand its military ope ...

Kurds march in France against Turkey’s offensive in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-02-04 03:02
STRASBOURG, France,— Thousands of Kurds protested on Saturday outside the Council of Europe in Strasbourg over Turkey’s offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). On January 20, 2018, Ankara launched a campaign in Afrin against the ...

Turkish attack in Syria threatens broader conflict

CNN - 2018-02-01 00:18
Turkey's military incursion into northern Syria against Kurdish militia opens yet another front in the seven-year Syrian conflict, and risks giving ISIS breathing room just as it was being suffocated. ...

Turkey ramps up Syrian Kurdistan incursion despite criticism

E-Kurd - 2018-01-31 18:36
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Clashes raged between Turkish-backed forces and Kurdish militia in the Kurdish Afrin region in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Wednesday, as wounded civilians fled intense Turkish air strikes. Turkey and allied Syrian rebels, which ...

Ancient temple in Syrian Kurdistan damaged in Turkish raids

E-Kurd - 2018-01-28 21:19
BEIRUT,— Syria’s antiquities department and a war monitor on Sunday said a 3,000-year-old temple has been damaged in Turkish airstrikes on a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in the country’s north. The iron age neo-Hittite temple of Ain Dara ...

Turkey intensifies campaign against Syrian Kurdish militia

E-Kurd - 2018-01-28 21:19
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkey on Sunday seized a strategic outpost from Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), pressing ahead with a campaign that has strained relations with the United States. After several days of poor visibility because of h ...

US warned ahead of Syria strikes. report says

CNN - 2018-01-28 07:03
Turkey warned the United States before carrying out airstrikes against U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Sunday, according to a report by Reuters. ...

Skirmishes between Turks and Kurds in Germany over Syria operation

E-Kurd - 2018-01-25 03:53
HANOVER,— Leading Turkish and Kurdish groups in Germany on Wednesday accused each other of “importing” a foreign conflict in the wake of Ankara’s cross-border offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia. Skirmishes have erupted between the two groups in G ...

Turkey in deadly clashes with Syrian Kurds as U.S. sounds alarm

E-Kurd - 2018-01-23 23:29
HASSA, Turkey,— The Turkish army on Tuesday clashed with Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in an operation that has already left three of its soldiers dead, as the United States voiced alarm that the offensive could endanger attempts to end th ...

France, US urge Turkey to show restraint in north Syria

Washington Times - 2018-01-23 17:53
BEIRUT (AP) - France's top diplomat and the U.S. defense secretary Tuesday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its battle against a Syrian Kurdish militia as the Turkish military pressed its operations in north Syria for the fourth straight day. Foreig ...

Russia invites Syrian Kurds to Sochi peace congress

The Defense Post - 2018-01-23 12:14
Russia has invited Kurds to take part in an upcoming Syrian peace congress in Sochi despite a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militia in northern Syria The post Russia invites Syrian Kurds to Sochi peace congress appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Turkish forces push into Syria as Kurds fight back

Jerusalem Post - 2018-01-21 17:12
The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, supported by the United States but seen as a terrorist organization by Turkey, said it had repulsed the Turkish forces and their allies after fierce clashes. ...

Turkish jets destroy Kurdish targets in Syria’s Afrin

The New Mail - 2018-01-21 02:44
Turkish jets struck U.S.-backed Kurdish militia targets Saturday in the Syrian town of Afrin, Turkey’s state-run news reported. On the Turkish side of border, explosions were heard after the jets… The post Turkish jets destroy Kurdish targets in Syria’s ...

Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish militia positions in Syrian Afrin: PM

E-Kurd - 2018-01-20 20:08
Pro-Turkey rebels enter Syrian Kurdish region of Afrin, Turkish state media says ISTANBUL,— Turkish war planes on Saturday launched air strikes on positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the prime mi ...

Turkey launches military operation against Kurds in Syrian Afrin

E-Kurd - 2018-01-20 20:08
HASSA, Turkey,— Turkey on Saturday launched a new air and ground operation to oust Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), defying US warnings that the action risked destabilising the area. Turkey had in recent days sent dozens of military vehicles ...

Turkish troops shell Syrian Afrin to oust US-backed Kurdish militia

E-Kurd - 2018-01-19 20:49
ISTANBUL,— Turkey on Friday started shelling the Kurdish town of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) held by a US-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers “terrorists” in a move to oust them, the defence minister said. The Turkish government has repea ...

Barzani: Arabisation of Kurdish Territories Won’t Be Tolerated

BAS News - 2018-01-18 17:03
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani condemned the ongoing Arabisation of Kirkuk and other disputed Kurdish areas by Iraqi militia groups, vowing to stop the campaign has targeted the demography of Kurdish areas. In a meeting with several representative ...

U.S.-led coalition helps to build new Syrian force, angering Turkey

Waar Media - 2018-01-14 23:18
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Sunday, a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria. A ...

Erdogan says Turkey will crush Kurdish militia in Afrin

Reuters - 2018-01-13 14:26
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey's military incursion in northern Syria's Idlib province would crush Kurdish militia forces that control the neighboring region of Afrin. ...
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