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One Turkish Soldier Killed, Five Injured in Clash with YPG: StatementBAS News - 2019-06-26 13:42
ERBIL — Turkish army and Syrian Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) clashed on Wednesday, which left at least one Turkish soldier killed. According to an official press release by the Turkish defense ministry, five other Turkish troop ...
Kurdish activist acquitted for chanting 'Bijî Serok Apo'ANF - 2019-06-14 11:26
The Kurdish activist who was sued for shouting the slogan ‘Bijî Serok Apo’ and carrying the YPG flag in a demonstration organized for Mam Zeki last year was acquitted by ta court in Berlin. ...
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels launch attack into Kurdish-held areaReuters - 2019-05-05 08:05
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels launched an offensive into territory held by the Kurdish YPG militia north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, seizing some territory before heavy shelling forced them to retreat. ...
Turkish-backed FSA Claims It Conducted Operation Against YPGBAS News - 2019-05-04 23:04
ERBIL - The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) claimed on Saturday that it has carried out an operation against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in several villages in Tal Rifa'at city. The operation came after clashes erupted betwee ...
"Mehmet lives in the collective memory of every Kurdish family"ANF - 2019-05-02 13:30
In an interview with ANF, documentary maker Nikola Ivanovski talks about his motivations to make a film about the last few months in the life of Mehmet Aksoy, who died as a member of the YPG Press Center in an ISIS attack in Raqqa. ...
Turkey: 1 soldier killed, 3 wounded in YPG attack in SyriaFOX News - 2019-04-30 16:23
Turkish officials say a soldier has been killed and three others were wounded in an attack by Syrian Kurdish militants in a Turkish-controlled region in northern Syria. ...
US Delivering Excavation Equipment to Syria's Kurdish YPG - News From Antiwar.comAntiwar - 2019-04-23 06:23
Syrian regime cannot attack Kurdish areas, Russia has no more influence: YPG SpokespersonKurdistan24 - 2019-04-22 13:03
Syrian Kurds to React If Damascus Attacks: SpokespersonBAS News - 2019-04-21 13:15
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish forces are ready to strongly repel any military attacks by the Syrian regime, said the spokesperson for People’s Protection Units (YPG). Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Nouri Mohammed said the Kurdish forces will defeat any threat co ...
Anti-YPG Operation in Eastern Syria Imminent: ErdoganBAS News - 2019-04-11 00:58
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday of another military operation against the Syrian Kurdish forces, saying that Turkey is waiting for the right time. "We showed those who wanted to bring us to heel using the terror corrido ...
Turkish Army attacks Kurdish-led YPG forces in northern AleppoAlmasdarnews - 2019-04-09 17:29
Turkey's Erdogan to discuss possible operation in Syria with PutinKathimerini - 2019-04-08 17:51
, Russia's RIA news agency reported. Erdogan has vowed to crush US-backed Kurdish fighters east..., Washington's main Muslim ally within NATO, considers Syria's YPG Kurdish militia an enemy and has already ...
Exclusive: Syrian Kurdish YPG expects negotiations with Damascus soon - ReutersReuters - 2019-04-05 10:15
Kurdish-led YPG forces showcase military might in new parade near Turkish border (VIDEO)Almasdarnews - 2019-03-29 08:33
Turkey relying on events to turn tide against Kurdish YPGAl Monitor - 2019-03-28 00:34
SDF preparing for victory ceremony in BaghouzANF - 2019-03-23 12:07
SDF, YPG and YPJ fighters as well as other SDF constituents, veterans, Arab and Kurdish opinion leaders and families of martyrs came together for the ceremony. ...
Exclusive: Syrian Kurdish YPG expects negotiations with Damascus soonYahoo - 2019-02-28 00:34
Bomb Explosion Targets Kurdish Forces in Syria's KobaniBAS News - 2019-02-21 17:15
ERBIL - A bomb explosion on Thursday targeted a military base of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the Kurdish city of Kobani. The blast took place in the village of Korbinkar which resulted in the killing of five fighters of the YPG, ...
Canadian YPG martyr’s family visits Kurdish hunger strikerANF - 2019-02-12 12:16
Canadian YPG martyr John Robert Gallagher’s family visited Yusuf Iba who is on a hunger strike in Toronto. ...
Turkey tells Pompeo it can easily clear Syria’s Manbij of Kurdish YPG | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-02-11 07:07
Syrian Kurdish YPG expects negotiations with Damascus soon – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-02-07 23:19
Kurdish YPG Forces ‘Routinely Terrorize’ Assyrian ChristiansBreitbart - 2019-02-07 07:20
Turkey says work on roadmap for Syria's Manbij has acceleratedReuters - 2019-02-07 01:52
Work to implement an agreement between Turkey and the United States over the Syrian town of Manbij has recently accelerated, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday, adding that militants from Kurdish YPG militia still remained inside the town. ...
Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin | ReutersReuters - 2019-02-04 03:20
SDF Says It Arrested Six Foreign IS MembersBAS News - 2019-02-02 23:36
ERBIL - The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has captured six foreign members of the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. According to a statement by the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which i ...
Syrian Army deploys tanks to Kurdish YPG-held airbase in north Aleppo (VIDEO) | موقع مراسلونMuraselon - 2019-01-31 13:14
Erdogan, Trump hail 'outstanding' US-Turkish ties amid tensions over arming Kurdish YPG fighters as protests erupt - Donald Trump's America - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)ABC - 2019-01-30 17:11
Kurdish YPG fighters to leave flashpoint Syrian town of Manbij | Financial TimesFT - 2019-01-29 09:02
Turkey says Trump told Erdogan weapons won't be supplied to Kurdish YPG | News | ekathimerini.comEkathimerini - 2019-01-28 19:24
Turkey shells Syrian Kurdish YPG positions in Tel Rifaat for third consecutive day: AnadoluE-Kurd - 2019-01-26 13:32
ISTANBUL,— Turkish forces shelled Syrian Kurdish YPG militia positions in Syrian Kurdistan, the northern Syrian region, of Tel Rifaat for a third consecutive day, Turkish state media reported on Friday. Tel Rifaat is located some 20 km east of the Kurdis ...
Exclusive: Syrian Kurdish YPG Expects Negotiations With Damascus Soon | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.comAlgemeiner - 2019-01-25 21:09
Kurdish YPG expects negotiations with Syrian government soonE-Kurd - 2019-01-25 12:34
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia believes talks with the government over the future of Syrian Kurdistan, the northeast Kurdish region of Syrian, will begin in days after a “positive” reaction from Damascus. Any deal ...
Exclusive: Syrian Kurdish YPG expects negotiations with Damascus soon | EuronewsEuronews - 2019-01-25 09:25
Reuters: Syrian Kurdish YPG expects negotiations with Damascus soon | KyivPostKyivpost - 2019-01-25 07:56
Syrian Kurdish YPG expects negotiations with Damascus soonJerusalem Post - 2019-01-25 06:06
Exclusive: Syrian Kurdish YPG expects negotiations with Damascus soon | Kitco NewsKitco - 2019-01-25 00:37
Syrian Kurdish YPG expects negotiations with Damascus soonGulan Media - 2019-01-24 22:54
Exclusive: Syrian Kurdish YPG expects negotiations with Damascus soon | ReutersReuters - 2019-01-24 18:48
All Kurdish YPG have left Syria's Manbij - local militia - Egypt TodayEgypttoday - 2019-01-24 03:11
Turkey's Erdogan says Donald Trump reaffirmed Syria US troop withdrawal, leaving Kurdish YPG fate uncertain - CBS NewsCbsnews - 2019-01-23 22:48
Turkish forces strike Kurdish YPG in Syria’s Tell Rifaat area | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-01-23 18:46
US demands security guarantee for Kurdish YPG from Turkey | News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-01-22 12:13
Kurdish YPG says Turkey shot at its forces in northern Syria - Business InsiderBusinessinsider - 2019-01-21 15:53
Trump meets Turkey's Erdogan after the US vowed to arm his enemies, the YPG Kurdish militiaPRI - 2019-01-21 12:08
Turkey to Launch Anti-YPG Operation in Syria at Right Time: MinisterBAS News - 2019-01-20 21:42
ERBIL - Turkey will launch its military operation against the Kurdish forces in Syria "when the right time comes," Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Sunday. "The operations in Manbij and east of the Euphrates will start when the right time comes," Aka ...
2 Americans killed fighting ISIS with Kurdish YPG in Syria - Business Insider DeutschlandBusinessinsider - 2019-01-20 16:27
Kurdish YPG militia stuck between Turkey and the USFrance24 - 2019-01-19 12:45
Full list of Kurdish YPG foreign fighters killed in Afrin battle (Photos)Almasdarnews - 2019-01-17 14:23
U.S.-backed Kurdish-led SDF says it will help set up north Syria safe zoneE-Kurd - 2019-01-17 14:02
BEIRUT,— The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Wednesday it was ready to help create a safe zone suggested by U.S. President Donald Trump in its region across north and east Syria. The U.S.-backed SDF, led by the Kurdish YPG militia, said such ...
SDF Willing to Help Create Safe Zone in SyriaBAS News - 2019-01-16 19:16
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has shown readiness to help establish a safe zone, across the north and east Syria, recently suggested by US President Donald Trump. The SDF, led by the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) ...
Erdogan: Turkey gives US evidence of YPG 'torture' in SyriaRûdaw - 2019-01-15 15:10
"Turkey is the country of my Kurdish brothers as well ...
Syrian Kurdish YPG Militia to Pull Military Advisers Out of ManbijVoanews - 2019-01-15 14:11
Trump told Recep Tayyip Erdogan US will no longer provide arms to Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, says Turkish foreign minister | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-01-15 14:06
Turkey-Kurdish conflict: British YPG volunteers head to front line as thousands flee Syrian war | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-01-14 13:50
Turkey warns United States of blowback from decision to arm Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria - Donald Trump's America - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)ABC - 2019-01-14 08:24
Turkey says US support for Syrian Kurdish YPG a “big mistake” | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-01-14 08:24
Turkey says Syria battle with Kurdish forces in Afrin could cross Euphrates to Iraq border, via US-backed Kurdish YPG strongholds - CBS NewsCbsnews - 2019-01-14 02:00
Turkey Says U.S. Support for Syrian Kurdish YPG a "big Mistake" | Newsmax.comNewsmax - 2019-01-12 00:34
Turkish forces bombarded Syrian Kurdish YPG militia positions east of Euphrates: AnadoluYahoo - 2019-01-11 06:24
US keeps up ISIS fight in Syria as Turkey threatens Kurdish YPG allies with offensive - CBS NewsCbsnews - 2019-01-10 19:26
Turkey says military operation in Syria not dependent on U.S. pull-outReuters - 2019-01-10 11:16
A military operation against the Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey has pledged to carry out in northern Syria, is not dependent on a U.S. pull-out from the region, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. ...
Turkish forces bombarded Syrian Kurdish YPG militia positions east of Euphrates - Anadolu - Channel NewsAsiaChannelnewsasia - 2019-01-09 23:26
Syrian Kurdish YPG to pull Manbij military advisers | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-01-09 18:40
Breaking up hard to do, Turkey says of US and Kurd 'terrorists'Al Jazeera - 2019-01-09 14:30
Foreign Minister Cavusoglu chides US about relationship with Kurdish YPG militia after backtrack on troop pullout. ...
Turkey Repeats Call on US to Withdraw Kurdish YPG From Manbij, Syria - Sputnik InternationalSputnik - 2019-01-09 12:24
Can the US and Turkey find common ground over Syrian Kurds?Al Jazeera - 2019-01-09 00:41
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he won't 'compromise' over Kurdish YPG fighters in northern Syria. ...
Turkey says US support for Syrian Kurdish YPG a ‘big mistake’ – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2019-01-08 17:31
IS Kills Five, Wounds Several in Syria's RaqqaBAS News - 2019-01-07 23:47
ERBIL - A suicide bomb attack by Islamic State (IS) killed on Monday a Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighter and four civilians, while leaving several others wounded in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa. According to a statement by the S ...
John Bolton in Turkey after Donald Trump Syria withdrawal announcement to discuss Kurdish YPG fighters' fate - CBS NewsCbsnews - 2019-01-07 19:25
Erdogan spokesman says irrational to claim Turkey targets KurdsReuters - 2019-01-06 17:58
President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Sunday it was irrational to claim Turkey targets Kurds, saying Ankara's targets were the militants of Islamic State and the Kurdish groups YPG and PKK, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported. ...
Turkish forces bombard Kurdish YPG militia positions in northern SyriaIrishtimes - 2019-01-06 13:29
Two British Troops "Seriously" Injured by IS in SyriaBAS News - 2019-01-05 23:48
ERBIL - A couple of British special forces have been seriously injured in an Islamic State (IS) missile attack in the eastern parts of Syria. A source from the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement on Saturday evening that th ...
Turkish forces bombarded Syrian Kurdish YPG militia positions east of Euphrates: Anadolu | ReutersReuters - 2019-01-05 15:36
Syrian Kurdish forces say 2,422 Turkish soldiers and mercenaries killed in 2018E-Kurd - 2019-01-04 19:23
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Press Office of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) announced on Thursday that 2,422 members of the Turkish army and allied Syrian mercenaries were killed during 2018 while 544 YPG fighters were martyred. T ...
Nearly 400 YPG Fighters Withdraw from ManbijBAS News - 2019-01-02 19:17
ERBIL - Syrian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that about 400 fighters of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have withdrawn from Manbij after an agreement with the Syrian regime. According to the ministry's statement, the Kurdish ...
Kurdish YPG Prepares to Focus on Anti-Daesh Fight East of Euphrates - Sputnik InternationalSputnik - 2019-01-01 06:51
YPG to Lay Down Arms When Syrian Crisis Ends: SpokespersonBAS News - 2018-12-31 12:50
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) will lay down the arms only after the Syrian crisis ended and peace returned to the country, spokesperson Nouri Mahmoud said. Concerning the areas which the Kurdish fighters recently handed over ...
Syrian regime, Turkey, maneuver to take key Syrian city as U.S. withdrawsJerusalem Post - 2018-12-31 12:25
Rumors began on Friday morning that the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Kurdish group that had been partners with the US in fighting ISIS, was withdrawing from Manbij. ...
Kurdish YPG Militia to Disarm After Peace Returns to Syria – Spokesman - Sputnik InternationalSputnik - 2018-12-31 09:37
US commanders propose Kurdish fighters in Syria keep weaponsAl Jazeera - 2018-12-29 13:46
YPG fighting ISIL may keep US-supplied weapons, US commanders recommend, a move that is likely to incense ally Turkey. ...
Turkish forces bombard Syrian Kurdish YPG militia positions east of Euphrates, state news agency reports | South China Morning PostSCMP - 2018-12-29 03:15
Syrian army deploys to Manbij area after Kurdish calls to deter TurkeyReuters - 2018-12-29 00:34
The Syrian army deployed forces near Manbij in northern Syria on Friday, a war monitor and a U.S. official said, after the Kurdish YPG militia urged Damascus to protect the town, where U.S. forces operate, from the threat of a Turkish offensive. ...
Syria army enters Kurdish-held Manbij: state mediaAl Jazeera - 2018-12-28 18:09
Reported troop entry into Manbij comes after Kurdish YPG asked for government help in preventing a 'Turkish invasion'. ...
Turkish defense ministry says YPG has no authority to invite others to ManbijReuters - 2018-12-28 14:18
Turkey's defense ministry said on Friday the Kurdish YPG militia has no authority to invite other elements into the northern Syrian town of Manbij, and warned all parties to refrain from destabilizing the region. ...
Syrian army deploys to Manbij after Kurdish calls to deter TurkeyReuters - 2018-12-28 14:18
The Syrian army said it had deployed forces to Manbij in northwest Syria on Friday, after the Kurdish YPG militia urged Damascus to protect the town from the threat of Turkish attacks. ...
Syrian Government Forces Enter Manbij after YPG WithdrawalBAS News - 2018-12-28 14:14
ERBIL — The Syrian government confirmed on Friday that its troops had entered the northern city of Manbij after the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) called on Damascus to replace them in certain areas. The Syrian regime army said in an official st ...
YPG Calls on Damascus to Stand Against the “Turkish Invasion”BAS News - 2018-12-28 14:14
ERBIL — Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) called on the Syrian regime to stand against a possible Turkish military incursion into the Kurdish areas in the north of Syria. The call came after the YPG announced that its forces withdrew from Ma ...
Syrian Kurdish YPG urges government to enter Manbij to stave off Turkey - Channel NewsAsiaChannelnewsasia - 2018-12-28 09:51
Turkish-backed FSA declares start of operation against Kurdish YPG in Syria | AhvalAhvalnews - 2018-12-26 03:34
Turkey Reacts to PYD-Syrian Regime Coordination in Border Army DeploymentBAS News - 2018-12-25 18:32
ERBIL - Turkey "will never" tolerate the presence of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in eastern parts of Syria even if it results in arguments with the neighboring country, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. The Turkish ...
US to stop arming anti-IS Syrian Kurdish YPG militia - Turkey - BBC NewsBBC - 2018-12-21 06:22
All Kurdish YPG have left Syria's Manbij: local militia | ReutersReuters - 2018-12-20 03:38
Turkey says U.S. support for Syrian Kurdish YPG a big mistake | ReutersReuters - 2018-12-20 03:38
U.S. to end weapons support for Syrian Kurdish YPG, Turkey says | ReutersReuters - 2018-12-20 02:13
Report: U.S.-Allied Kurdish YPG Wants Dialogue with TurkeyBreitbart - 2018-12-20 01:54
US Considers Deployment of Roj Peshmerga to East Euphrates in Rojava: SourceBAS News - 2018-12-16 13:41
ERBIL — As Turkey is threatening to launch a new military operation against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unites (YPG), the United States is considering available options to maintain stability in the region without losing either sides of its all ...
Syrian Opposition Welcomes Turkish Attack on Kurdish YPG | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2018-12-16 10:44
Turkish Writer Reveals Turkey's Aim in Attacking Syrian KurdsBAS News - 2018-12-13 19:50
ERBIL - Turkey's goal in its possible upcoming military operation against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in eastern Syria is to cut the geographic relations among the Kurdish cantons in Kobane city and al-Jazirah region, a Turkish off ...