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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 ...
Erdogan goes on offensive against US, accuses them of supplying Kurdish YPG with weaponsAlmasdarnews - 2018-12-13 07:22
YPG accuses Turkey of supporting “jihadist groups” in SyriaJewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-11 03:56
The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units has accused Turkey of sending infiltrators to Syria's northeast. ...
Local militia: All Kurdish YPG have left Syria’s Manbij – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2018-12-11 00:35
Turkey to Conduct Anti-YPG Operation in Syria: ReportBAS News - 2018-12-10 18:52
ERBIL - The Turkish government is reportedly making preparations to conduct a military operation against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) positions in eastern part of Euphrates River. Yeni Safak reported that the Turkish military has ma ...
YPG Accuses Turkey of Supporting "Jihadist Groups" in SyriaBAS News - 2018-12-09 22:40
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) has accused Turkey of sending infiltrators to Syria's northeast where the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are dominant. In an interview with Kurdistan 24 last week, Nouri Mahmoud, a spokesperson f ...
Turkish forces bombarded Syrian Kurdish YPG militia positions east of Euphrates – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2018-12-08 06:03
Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in AfrinTodayonline - 2018-12-07 00:59
Kurdish YPG ambush group of Turkish-backed rebels in northwest Aleppo (video)Almasdarnews - 2018-12-03 15:39
Syrian Arab tribes call for Turkish intervention against Kurdish YPG forces | Arab NewsArabnews - 2018-11-28 20:02
Syrian Arab tribes call on Turkish forces to intervene against Kurdish YPG | AhvalAhvalnews - 2018-11-28 19:43
Syrian Kurdish force calls on Iran to stop representing YPG fighter as one of their ownKurdistan24 - 2018-11-23 09:24
Ankara Calls on Washington to Stop Supporting Kurdish YPG | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2018-11-19 07:08
Turkey calls U.S. support of Syrian Kurdish YPG a 'big mistake'Jerusalem Post - 2018-11-19 04:10
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the issue strained ties between the two countries. ...
Turkey says U.S. support for Syrian Kurdish YPG a 'big mistake' - Turkey - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2018-11-18 15:48
Turkey demands US cut ties with Kurdish-led YPGAlmasdarnews - 2018-11-18 11:29
Turkey says US support for Syrian Kurdish YPG a "big mistake" - Channel NewsAsiaChannelnewsasia - 2018-11-18 10:42
US must reassess Turkey policy, analyst saysKathimerini - 2018-11-14 03:01
with Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters; and, finally, end cooperation with Turkey on the F-35 fighter jet ...
Kurdish YPG in Syria to be top of agenda in Erdoğan-Trump meeting - Daily Sabah | AhvalAhvalnews - 2018-11-10 11:03
Turkey sees U.S. backing Syrian Kurdish YPG as support for PKK - spokesman | AhvalAhvalnews - 2018-11-09 03:12
Kurdish YPG attacks HQ of Turkish-backed rebels in northwest AleppoAlmasdarnews - 2018-11-09 01:23
Turkish Army kills Kurdish YPG fighter in northwest Al-HasakahAlmasdarnews - 2018-11-07 16:45
Turkey military fires on Gire Spi in RojavaWaar Media - 2018-10-31 12:53
Kurdish YPG fighters under the flag of the Syrian Democratic Forces SDF WAAR-DUHOK: At least one person was killed and another injured after Turkey’s armed forces fired into Rojava (northern Syria) on Tuesday, October 30. The firing, which reportedly beg ...
Damascus Has a Plan If Turkey Attacks East Euphrates: SourceBAS News - 2018-10-31 10:18
ERBIL — The Syrian regime is planning to exploit a possible military confrontation between Turkish army and Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in east Euphrates to attack Qamishlo and Hasakah and Qamishlo, a source said. Turkish President Recep Tayy ...
Turkish Forces Reportedly Strike Syrian Kurdish YPG Militia Positions - Sputnik InternationalSputnik - 2018-10-30 06:02
Turkey shells US-backed Kurdish forces positions in Syria: state mediaE-Kurd - 2018-10-28 23:05
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s military on Sunday fired artillery shells at a Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) that is backed by the United States but deemed a “terrorist” group only by Ankara. The shelling targeted YPG positions on the eastern bank of t ...
Turkish forces bombarded Syrian Kurdish YPG militia positions east of Euphrates - Anadolu | ReutersReuters - 2018-10-28 15:12
Turkish forces strike Kurdish YPG militia positions in Syria - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2018-10-28 14:35
Turkish forces bombard Kurdish YPG militia positions on eastern shore of the Euphrates | Arab NewsArabnews - 2018-10-28 13:53
Turkish forces bombarded Kurdish YPG militia positions east of Euphrates: Anadolu | ReutersReuters - 2018-10-28 13:53
Turkey tells Pompeo it can easily clear Syria's Manbij of Kurdish YPG: minister | ReutersReuters - 2018-10-17 12:13
Turkey tells Pompeo it can easily clear Syria's Manbij of Kurdish YPG - minister - Channel NewsAsiaChannelnewsasia - 2018-10-17 11:38
French warrior fighting with Syrian Kurds killed in battle against Islamic StateE-Kurd - 2018-10-11 17:23
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A French volunteer warrior fighting with Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in northern Syria has been killed. Farid Medjahed died on October 6 in Deir ez-Zor, the Syrian Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG) announced on W ...
Turkey's Erdogan rebukes U.S. over Kurdish militia in Syrian city: paperReuters - 2018-09-28 10:48
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said the United States has failed to comply with the timescale agreed for the withdrawal of Kurdish YPG militia from northern Syrian city of Manbij, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Friday. ...
Affirmation of 22 Years of Imprisonment Sentence for two Kurdish Citizens Accused of Membership in the People’s Protection UnitsKurdistan Human Rights - 2018-09-25 02:02
The verdict of two Kurdish citizens, members of the People’s Protection Units (known as YPG in Kurdish) who had previously been sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment, was equally confirmed by the Orumiyeh Court of Appeals. The verdict was officially serve ...
Turkish Authorities Send Nine YPG Members to CourtBAS News - 2018-09-18 22:21
They were held in Syria's Afrin ERBIL - At least nine members of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) appeared before a Turkish court on Tuesday for alleged involvement in the killing of two Turkish soldiers during the military confrontatio ...
Continued media campaign by pro-Assad outlets targets US-led forcesKurdistan24 - 2018-09-18 08:09
Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) stand near US military vehicles in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria, April 29, 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Rodi Said) ...
Turkey jails British ex-soldier fighting with Kurdish YPG for 'terror' links - The NationalThenational - 2018-09-16 21:32
Kurdish fighters not participating in Idlib offensive: YPG officialAlmasdarnews - 2018-09-16 16:52
British ex-soldier Joe Robinson sentenced in Turkey over YPG ‘terror’ linksThe Defense Post - 2018-09-16 03:55
A Turkish court sentenced former British soldier Joe Robinson to seven-and-a-half years in jail for alleged links to the Syria Kurdish YPG militia The post British ex-soldier Joe Robinson sentenced in Turkey over YPG ‘terror’ links appeared first on The ...
YPG release official statement about recent clashes between gov't, Kurdish forcesAlmasdarnews - 2018-09-15 13:32
Kurdish YPG may aid Syrian government in Idlib operation: Turkish foreign minister | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2018-09-14 09:56
Kurdish YPG militia may aid Syrian government in Idlib operation: Turkish foreign minister | ReutersReuters - 2018-09-14 00:59
Turkey: Kurdish YPG militia may aid Syria in attacking Idlib - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2018-09-14 00:49
Kurdish YPG assassinate first Turkish-backed commander outside of Afrin (video)Almasdarnews - 2018-08-31 19:53
YPG Attacks Rival Politician in QamishloBAS News - 2018-08-27 14:25
ERBIL — The People’s Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), has attacked a bureau belonging to a rival political party in Syrian Kurdistan’s Qamishlo. Najmaddin Kayaz, a senior member of the Syrian Kurdish Union Party ...
US, Turkish Forces Complete 35th Round of Patrols in Manbij: ReportBAS News - 2018-08-25 20:34
ERBIL - The US and Turkish forces completed on Saturday their 35th round of joint patrols in the northern Syrian city of Manbij as part of their agreement against the presence of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the region. Turkish m ...
YPG rejects involvement in attacks by mysterious groups in AfrinKurdistan24 - 2018-08-22 18:05
Special units of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). (Photo: Flickr/Kurdishstruggle) ...