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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 ...

Seven Turkish Soldiers Killed in YPG's Operation On Military Unit

BAS News - 2018-02-18 14:44
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) announced the killing of seven Turkish soldiers in an operation on a Turkish military unit.According to sources close to the YPG, their fighters have attacked a main military unit used for prepar ...

Turkish Defence Minister Says US Can Put YPG Against PKK

BAS News - 2018-02-15 23:23
ERBIL — Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Thursday his United States counterpart, Jim Mattis, on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Brussels had said the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) should be removed from the Syrian Dem ...

US: No Heavy Weapons Ever Given to YPG

BAS News - 2018-02-15 18:12
ERBIL — The United States has made it clear that it had never given heavy arms to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to be taken back now at the request of Turkey. Ankara, which is now leading a massive military operation against the Syri ...

Afrin’s people: We are all YPG , YPJ, Erdogan is terrorist

ANHA - 2018-02-15 15:01
Thousands of people in Afrin canton condemned the international conspiracy against the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocelan and the attacks of the Turkish occupation on the land of Afrin, chanting with one voice: "We are all YPG and YPJ, and Erdogan is terroris ...

US clarifies confusion over 2019 funds for SDF

K24 - 2018-02-14 05:34
The United States views the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) as a valuable ally in the ongoing battle against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. (Photo: Archive) ...

YPG downs Turkish drone signed by Erdogan

Waar Media - 2018-02-12 22:07
WAAR-DUHOK Kurdish forces in Afrin have shot down a Turkish drone (unmanned aerial vehicle, UAV) in Afrin on Monday, the YPG media office reported. There are heavy clashes ongoing in the self-autonomous region of northwest Syria. “This is a Turkish UAV s ...

YPG Calls On Local Turkish Guards Not to Join Afrin Operation

BAS News - 2018-02-12 21:54
ERBIL — Rojat Roj,Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) spokesperson called on Kurdish villages guard not to join the operation which Turkish Army and its backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) conducted since 20th January against the Kurdish fighter in Afrin. ...

WATCH: YPG Destroys Turkish Artillery in Northern Syria

BAS News - 2018-02-12 10:34
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) released a video of their fighters carrying out a missile attack on a Turkish army unit in northern Syria.YPG on Sunday published a footage which shows a missile attack being conducted on a Turki ...

YPG spokesperson says Turkey bogged down in Afrin

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-12 07:15
A spokesperson for the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin, Brusk Hasaka, sat down with Kurdistan 24 in the Kurdish region of Afrin under attack by Turkey, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Assad Regime Aids Kurds Against Turkey: Report

BAS News - 2018-02-11 22:25
ERBIL — The Syrian government has been helping the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) against the Turkish army and its-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) attacks, according to Reuters. The government shows no sign of doing so, but it is providing ...

Another Turkish Soldier Killed in Clashes with YPG

BAS News - 2018-02-11 20:03
ERBIL — Turkish general staff confirmed on Sunday that another soldier was killed in conflict with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). Ankara has launched a military offensive against the Syrian Kurdish forces since January 20th. However, ...

3 Turkish Soldiers Killed in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-10 21:21
ERBIL — At least 3 Turkish soldiers were killed despite wounding 5 others in clashes between the Turkish army and the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syria. According to the information obtained by Kurdistan ...

YPG: Only 15 Villages Around Afrin in Turkish Control

BAS News - 2018-02-10 20:40
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said that the Turkish forces and its backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) have so far captured 15 villages in Afrin. “The Turkish army and FSA attack civilians, especially in Yezidi and Christian popula ...

Footage: YPG Destroys Another Turkish Tank near Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-08 13:15
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Wednesday destroyed another Turkish tank as fierce armed conflicts between the sides continues in around Afrin, northwest of Syria. According to a footage posted by YPG Press Office on its soc ...

Syrian Kurds Retake Village from Ankara-backed Militias near Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-08 02:50
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said on Wednesday its fighters have recaptured Sheikh Khoruz village from Turkish-backed armed groups near Afrin in northwest of Syria. "After fierce clashes, Sheikh Khoruz hill and village are c ...

Turkish Army Strikes School, Water Plant in Afrin: YPG

BAS News - 2018-02-07 21:57
ERBIL — As Turkish forces intensify their military assault on the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin, the Turkish army bombarded a school and water plant in the city, said the People’s Protection Units (YPG). Speaking to Reuters, YPG spokesman Nouri Mahmoud sa ...

YPG Uses Neither Russian Nor American Rockets in Afrin Battle

BAS News - 2018-02-07 01:34
ERBIL — Sipan Hemo, the People's Protection Units’ (YPG) General Staff told Erei Şerqul Ewset Newspaper that YPG’s army uses neither Russian nor American rockets in Afrin battle. “For the 18th day, Turkey with all its forces attacks on Kurdish province o ...

YPG Destroys Turkish Tank

BAS News - 2018-02-06 01:03
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) destroyed a Turkish tank on 3th February, Saturday in Sheikh Haruz, northeast of Afrin. According to Hürriyet News, the antitank weaponry used in the attack against a Turkish army tank might have ...

Foreign Fighters Join Syrian Kurds in Fight Against Turkey

BAS News - 2018-02-05 02:43
ERBIL — A group of foreign volunteer fighters have arrived at the frontline in Afrin to fight alongside the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) against Turkish army. “The members of the International Brigade of YPG fighters have arrived at the ...

Seven Turkish Soldiers Killed in Clash with Syrian Kurdish Fighters

BAS News - 2018-02-03 22:48
ERBIL — A total of seven Turkish troops were killed in clashes with the Syrian Kurdish forces as Ankara continues a massive military operation against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) since January 20. Turkish military also confirmed that five of thei ...

Turkish Jets Carry Out Airstrikes on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-01 14:10
The Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units in Afrin, a Kurdish city in northern Syria.According to the information obtained by Al Arabiya from the Free Syrian Army sources, the YPG fighters on January 31s ...

Turkey confirms use of German tanks in Afrin attack

Waar Media - 2018-01-30 16:00
WAAR-DUHOK: The Turkish government has confirmed deploying German Leopard tanks against the Kurdish YPG forces in Syria. Reports of their use in the offensive on the Kurdish-held Afrin region had provoked heated debate in Germany. Turkey has given confir ...

Erdogan says Turkey will 'clean' entire Syrian border

Reuters - 2018-01-28 19:42
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey will "clean" its entire border with Syria in a sign that the Turkish offensive on the Syrian Kurdish YPG group in northern Syria's Afrin region could be extended further. ...

Turkey Attempts Secret Communications with SDF

BAS News - 2018-01-28 15:07
ERBIL — A leader from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed that Turkey is trying to secretly communicate with SDF and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as military confrontations between them are in the second week. Redur Khalil, ...

Turkey tells US to “immediately withdraw” from Manbij, Syria

The Defense Post - 2018-01-28 02:10
Turkey urged the United States to withdraw military personnel from Manbij, Syria after Ankara said the US said it would stop arming the predominantly Kurdish YPG The post Turkey tells US to “immediately withdraw” from Manbij, Syria appeared first on The ...

ENKS Refutes Allegations of Fighting Alongside Turkey Against YPG

BAS News - 2018-01-28 00:57
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) has refuted the allegations claiming it has sent armed its forces to fight alongside the Turkish army against other Syrian Kurdish forces in Afrin. Media outlets affiliated with the Democratic Union Part ...

Turkish Afrin operation: Erdogan vows to push out YPG

Al Jazeera - 2018-01-27 15:31
Turkish forces continue to push Kurdish fighters away from Afrin, but many locals feel the new fighting blends into the routine of the past seven years of suffering in Syria. ...

YPG: All Turkish Attacks Repelled

BAS News - 2018-01-26 00:53
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) says that the entire Turkish ground attacks from five axes have been successfully repelled. “25 people have been killed and 53 injured up to now,” said Rojhat Roj, a spokesperson for the YPG. He ...

YPG Claims Capturing 16 Turkish Soldiers

BAS News - 2018-01-25 18:13
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have claimed that 16 Turkish troops have been captured since the beginning of fierce military clashes between the sides last Saturday. A YPG spokesperson cited by Sputnik, also said “the militiam ...

Foreign warriors fight alongside Syrian Kurds against Turkey offensive

E-Kurd - 2018-01-25 03:53
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Foreign volunteers have joined forces to fight alongside the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to defend the Kurdish Afrin canton in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) from an offensive by the Turkish army, a commander for Syrian D ...

Turkey’s attack on Kurds in Afrin reverberates in Germany

Waar Media - 2018-01-24 19:44
WAAR-DUHOK: The Turkish army’s attack on the Kurdish YPG forces is creating blowback in Germany and mobilizing diaspora communities. A sustained Turkish intervention in Syria against the Kurds could cause trouble for Germany. “We are all Afrin, we are al ...

Kurdish Journalist Killed Amid Turkish Assault on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-01-23 20:32
ERBIL — A Kurdish journalist working for Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) media department was reportedly killed on Tuesday amid Turkish military offensive on Afrin, northwest Syria. Tolhaldan Walati, 22, was killed by Turkish artillery att ...

US Official Visits YPG in Syria

BAS News - 2018-01-23 12:43
The visit comes amid the Turkish assaults on Afrin A US official paid a visit to area controlled by the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) which is the military wing of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Syria.According to Reuters, Mar ...
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