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Turkish FM: YPG's Withdrawal from Syria's Manbij May Begin in July

BAS News - 2018-06-14 12:42
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has predicted the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to withdraw from the city of Manbij in July in accordance with a recent roadmap reached between Turkey and Russia. "We cannot say that the ...

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 ...

YPG: Our Military Advisers Will Withdraw from Syria's Manbij

BAS News - 2018-06-05 14:57
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement on Tuesday that its military advisers would withdraw from Syria's Manbij, said a report. The statement came after the US and Turkey announced a day earlier that they had appro ...

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 ...

Nearly 90 Kurdish Inmates Handed Over to Syrian Regime by PYD

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) has handed over at least 90 Kurdish prisoners to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, said an official. “The inmates were handed over to the Syrian regime during the withdrawal [of the YPG] from Afrin,” ...

IRIN News: How Afrin became Syria’s latest humanitarian disaster

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-09 14:33
For the past two months, Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels have been fighting the YPG – a Syrian Kurdish offshoot of Turkey’s Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) – for control of the Afrin enclave. Violence had already displaced tens of thousands in the ...

Six Turkish Soldiers Killed, Wounded by YPG in Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-07 10:50
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) killed four Turkish soldiers, and injured two more troops in the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syria overnight on Friday, according to sources. The Kurdistan Workers' Party' (PKK) media outlets said t ...

Ankara to Paris: Pick Either Turkey or YPG

BAS News - 2018-04-05 22:53
ERBIL — Turkish European Affairs Minister, Omer Celik, has warned France over its support for the Syrian Kurdish forces, saying that Paris should choose between Turkey and the People’s Protection Units (YPG). “Our allies will need to make a choice in fav ...

Afrin.. Number of Turkish soldiers killed by YPG fighters

Waar Media - 2018-03-31 21:47
WAAR-DUHOK: A number of Turkish soldiers were killed as their tank was destroyed by the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, said the party. The clash erupted between the Turkish troops and the YPG fighters in Bilbila and its ...

YPG Destroys Turkish Tank, Kills Wounds Seven Troops: Party

BAS News - 2018-03-31 13:49
ERBIL - A number of Turkish soldiers were killed as their tank was destroyed by the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, said the party. The clash erupted between the Turkish troops and the YPG fighters in Bilbila and its vil ...

Bomb Explosion Kills 7 in Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-20 10:08
ERBIL - At least seven people were killed on Monday when a bomb exploded in the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syria, said a Human Rights center said. The bomb was allegedly planted by the Syrian Kurdih People's Protection Units (YPG) after their withdrawal fr ...

YPG: We won’t stop our activities in Afrin untill liberation

Waar Media - 2018-03-19 20:30
WAAR-DUHOK: The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said on Monday that they will not stop their activities in Afrin, the Kurdish enclave in Syria, unless the city is liberated from the Turkish army and Syrian rebels. Brusk Hassaka, the YPG sp ...

Erdogan says Turkey may extend Afrin campaign along whole Syrian border

Reuters - 2018-03-19 17:48
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish forces will press their offensive against Kurdish YPG forces along the length of Turkey's border with Syria and if necessary into northern Iraq, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, threatening wider conflict in Syria's civi ...

YPG: We won't Stop Unless Afrin is Liberated

BAS News - 2018-03-19 15:04
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said on Monday that they will not stop their activities in Afrin, the Kurdish enclave in Syria, unless the city is liberated from the Turkish army and Syrian rebels. Brusk Hassaka, the YPG spokes ...

Turkish forces and Syrian allies drive Kurds from Afrin

Reuters - 2018-03-19 03:59
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdish YPG fo ...

YPG: Afrin Battle Enters New Phase

BAS News - 2018-03-18 15:50
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) released a statement on Sunday, stating that the resistance in Afrin, Kurdish city in Syria will continue "until every inch of the city is liberated", adding it is only a news stage of the war. " ...

Salih Muslim: Withdrawal From One Battle Doesn't Mean Loose of War

BAS News - 2018-03-18 14:55
ERBIL - The former co-chair of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria Salih Muslim on Sunday said that the withdrawal of the YPG forces in the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syria does not mean losing the war and the victory in the country is still ...

SOHR Reveals Latest Casualties Figures on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-18 14:55
ERBIL - Head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) Rami Abdulrahman said that 1500 Syrian People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters have been killed in the Kurdish region of Afrin in northern Syria since the beginning of the fight in the area. ...

DCHRK: YPG Commanders Withdraw from Afrin, More Civilians Killed, Injured

BAS News - 2018-03-18 10:13
ERBIL - More civilians were killed and wounded in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria as the Turkish army and its backed Syrian rebels have taken control of some critical areas in the city, moreover the YPG commanders "have left" the region, said a rep ...

More People Flee Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-17 11:55
ERBIL - Several clashes erupted between the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Turkish army overnight on Friday in the Kurdish city of Afrin, thus more people began to flee the region, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

Afrin bride of Rojava ,pulse hearts of entire Kurdish people

ANHA - 2018-03-16 11:30
The mother Suad Mustafa from Deirk, who has been presented to Afrin with the delegation of al-Jazeera region , described Afrin as the bride of Rojava and the heart of the Kurdish people. She also supports the People's and Women's Protection Units (YPG, YP ...

YPG: Turkey Attempts to Eliminate Kurds in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-14 11:08
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) stated that Turkey is trying to replace the civilians in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria with the families of Syrian opposition groups, warning to target anyone who enters the area. The Tur ...

YPG: Turkey Bombing Afrin Roads

BAS News - 2018-03-13 20:54
ERBIL — Nouri Mahmoud, the spokesperson of the Syrian Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) said on Tuesday that Turkish forces were shelling all roads to Afrin. “There is no way to go freely to Afrin. All the roads are being targeted by Turkish bombar ...

Turkey and US to Secure Manbij: FM

BAS News - 2018-03-13 20:33
ERBIL — Turkey and the United States will oversee the withdrawal of Syrian-Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters from the town of Manbij in northern Syria and their soldiers will provide security for the region, Hürriyet Daily News quoted Turk ...

Turkey Continues Bombardments on Afrin, YPG Stops People from Fleeing

BAS News - 2018-03-13 09:29
ERBIL - Turkey and its backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) are now only two kilometers away to enter the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, civilians have tried to flee the city, but were stopped by the Kurdish forces, a report said. "The Turkish army has surrounded Af ...

YPG commander: “We refuse the proposal of withdrawing from Afrin,”

Waar Media - 2018-03-12 09:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) made it clear on Sunday that it will not abandon Afrin in exchange for an end to the Turkish assaults. Speaking to Sputnik, YPG commander Nouri Mahmoud said they are the indigenous people of ...

YPG Refuses Withdrawal from Afrin Under Any Circumstances

BAS News - 2018-03-11 23:53
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) made it clear on Sunday that it will not abandon Afrin in exchange for an end to the Turkish assaults. Speaking to Sputnik, YPG commander Nouri Mahmoud said they are the indigenous people of Afri ...

Berlin police to tolerate banned Kurdish YPG flags at demonstrations

E-Kurd - 2018-03-08 23:59
BERLIN,— The struggle of the Kurds and their friends in Germany against the ban on the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG/YPJ) flags has come to fruition. Berlin police stated that YPG flag can be carried at demonstrations. Last June, Kurds and their ...

YPG: Russia is partner with Turkish state in bloodshed in Afrin

ANHA - 2018-03-07 09:07
The General leader of People Protection Units (YPG) said that without the approval of Russia, the Turkish aircraft could not attack Afrin, and that Russia is partnering with the Turkish state in shedding the blood of the Kurdish people and calling on the ...

Pentagon draws Turkish ire for calling Kurdish commander 'General'

K24 - 2018-03-07 05:46
A US military commander (R) walks with Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) commander Mazloum Kobani (C) as they inspect the damage at the YPG headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes on Mount Qarachokh near Malikiya, Syrian Kurdistan, April ...

1,700 Kurdish Fighters Deployed from Raqa to Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-07 02:59
ERBIL — Jays Al-Suwar, an armed group operating within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said on Tuesday that it had redeployed 1700 fighters from Raqa to Afrin to support the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin to repel Turkish for ...

YPG Rejects Ankara’s Claims of Capturing Roja District

BAS News - 2018-03-05 23:18
ERBIL — The Turkish army’s claims of taking control of Roja subdistrict of Afrin in the Syrian Kurdistan are not true, said the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units(YPG). Roja, Jindere and Şiye districts of Afrin are now under heavy bombardment of th ...

YPG: Turkish Bombardment Kills 13 in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-05 23:18
ERBIL — Turkish jets carried out airstrikes on Jinderes district in Afrin, killing at least 13, including three children, Bruks Heseke, spokesperson of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) told Kurdistan 24. The official also noted that sev ...

YPG: 10 Pro-Syrian Government Forces Killed

BAS News - 2018-03-04 00:31
ERBIL — Turkish airstrikes killed 10 pro- Syrian government fighters backing Kurdish forces in Kurdish enclave of Afrin on Saturday, the Syria Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement. The YPG pointed out that the Turkish army warplane ...

YPG Denies Turkeys Claim of Capturing Rajo District near Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-04 00:31
ERBIL — Turkish Premier Minister Binali Yıldırım and state-run Anadolu Agency said on Saturday that Turkish army and its backed Free Syria Army (FSA) had captured Rajo district in north-west Afrin, but the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) h ...

YPG Hits Turkish Helicopter North of Syria: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-01 17:42
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters have reportedly hit a Turkish attack helicopter amid fierce clashes on the Turkish-Rojava border. Citing a source close to the Syrian Kurdish forces from Afrin, Sputnik said a Turkish A1 ...

YPG Hands over 8 Aleppo Districts to Damascus Army

BAS News - 2018-03-01 00:45
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has reportedly handed over 8 district of Aleppo to the Syrian government based on an agreement between Rojava Administration and Damascus, According to Sputnik, Hemid Keno, the member of Aleppo c ...

Turkey Sends Special Forces against Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-27 00:21
ERBIL — Turkish Army has deployed fresh troops to the war against Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northwestern Syria’s Afrin district. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday that police special forces were sent to the ...

EU Calls on Russia, Turkey, Iran to Help De-escalation of Syrian Tensions

BAS News - 2018-02-26 23:40
LODZ — The EU's Federica Mogherini has expressed deep concern over the ongoing deadly clashes across Syria, including the military confrontations between the Turkish army and Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin. “We have already expre ...

Clashes Between Turkey, YPG in Afrin After UN Ceasefire Resolution

BAS News - 2018-02-26 21:44
ERBIL — Clashes occurred between the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Turkish army in Afrin, the Kurdish city in Syria, after the UN Security Council's Resolution. According to sources close to the YPG, a number of clashes took plac ...

YPG Conditionally Supports UN Ceasefire Resolution

BAS News - 2018-02-25 20:37
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Sunday released a statement to show its readiness to adhere to a 30-day ceasefire across Syria which was suggested by the UN Security Council. The YPG stated that it supports the UN Security C ...

Turkey Targets Convoy Carrying Civilians to Afrin: YPG

BAS News - 2018-02-23 23:52
ERBIL — Brusk Heseke, a spokesperson of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) slammed Turkish assault on a convoy that was carrying civilians whom had come from Jazeer and Euphrates to Afrin region to support to the city. Civilian who wanted ...

YPG Relocating Forces from Aleppo to Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-23 23:52
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) have withdrawn forces from Aleppo to Afrin to defend the city against Turkish attacks while leaving Aleppo for the Syrian regime. Furat Khalil , commander o ...

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. ...

YPG: 3 Foreign Fighters Killed in Clashes with Turkey, IS

BAS News - 2018-02-19 00:06
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Sunday confirmed that three foreign fighters were killed by Turkey in the battle of Afrin and in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Deir ez-Zor. The YPG named the fighters as French n ...
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