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Syrian Kurds Agreed on Damascus Army to Enter Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-18 22:23
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish forces have reached an agreement with the Damascus government to allow the Syrian forces to enter the Kurdish enclave of Afrin and repel the Turkish military offensives, according to a Kurdish official. The Syrian army troops w ...

SDF’s statement of military operations’ outcome during 24 hours

ANHA - 2018-02-18 21:06
The media center of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that SDF carried out a qualitative operation against the site of the terrorists in the surrounding of Aqjele village on Saturday evening and it was followed by clashes, and the Turkish occupati ...

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 ...

Breaking: Our forces target the so called “Olive Branch” desk

SDF Press - 2018-02-17 21:31
In a legendary resistance waged by our forces against the Turkish invasion army and Al-Nusra front, our forces carried out a specific military operation against the invaders and their operation desk in Qara Xaneh township in the Turkish state of Hatay, ki ...

Turkish army hit village in Syria's Afrin with suspected gas

KurdisCat - 2018-02-17 18:35
Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group said the Turkish military carried out a suspected gas attack that wounded six people in Syria’s Afrin region on Friday. There was no immediate comment from the Turkish military, which has previously denied accu ...

Egyptian army targets 8 points for militants in Sinai

ANHA - 2018-02-17 12:23
17.02.2018 11:36 News, World NEWS DESK– Egyptian forces targeted 8 points of extremist militants and said they had killed 3 militants in the military operation “Sinai 2018”. In the 9th statement issued by the General Command of the Egyptian armed forces r ...

Reports: Turkey used gas in attacking village of Aranda in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-02-17 10:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Reports have surfaced that a Turkish chemical weapon attack in the Northern Syrian (Rojava) city of Afrin has hospitalized six civilians. The Turkish military is doing battle with US-backed Syrian Kurdish militias over control of the border c ...

Germany to U.S.: we’ll spend more on defense, you stay involved

Waar Media - 2018-02-16 20:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Germany’s defense minister pledged to spend more on its military and the United Nations, but she called in return for other countries not to turn away from mulitlateralism. Ursula von der Leyen’s remarks came days after U.S. Secretary of Defe ...

SDF: Nine military vehicles and tanks destroyed in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-02-16 20:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Nine Turkish military vehicles and tanks were destroyed in the last 24 hours in Afrin, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said. SDF released a statement on the details of the fighting between SDF forces and the Turkish army. The statement read as ...

SDF disclose outcome of military operations within past 24 hours

ANHA - 2018-02-16 16:08
The media center of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that their forces destroyed several military vehicles belonging to the Turkish occupation forces and mercenaries, and killed a number of elements of the Turkish occupation forces and its mercenaries ...

Kirkuk: K1 Military Base Under Heavy Rocket Attack

BAS News - 2018-02-15 20:36
KIRKUK — The strategic military base of K1 in Kirkuk Province came under fierce rocket attack Thursday evening, security sources confirmed to BasNews. The location from where the rockets are launched, and the perpetrators are not identified yet. An ammun ...

NATO Agrees on Formal Training Mission in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-15 19:29
ERBIL — The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has agreed to organise a formal military training program for Iraq in hopes of helping the country recover from years of security challenges. “We have just agreed to start planning for a NATO training ...

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 ...

US Military Support to Peshmerga Continues: Commander

BAS News - 2018-02-14 21:04
ERBIL — The United States will continue its military support to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces, said the commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) General Joseph Votel. The US commander, heading a military and diplomatic delegation, met with Kur ...

The outcome of the military combats within the past 24 hours in Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-02-14 16:57
1- Afrin city center: the Turkish invasion army and its Jihadist factions have shelled the city center of Afrin and the road junction of Ain Hajar last night until 11 AM this morning. Yesterday at 7 PM, Ashrafiyeh and Terannda neighborhoods were a target ...

Kurdish PKK attacks Turkish military base in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-02-14 11:51
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Turkish base in Iraqi Kurdistan came under attack on Tuesday, a witness and the rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said, without claiming responsibility. Intense fighting lasted some two hours around the base at G ...

Serious damage to Turkish army in Zakho

ANHA - 2018-02-13 13:52
NEWS DESK – A Turkish military headquarters was exposed to equipment and equipment losses in a military operation in Zakho district of Başûr Kurdistan. The Euphrates news agency quoted from local sources and said that the Turkish occupation army stationed ...

The Results of the Military Operations in the past 24 hours in Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-02-13 01:56
The Turkish invasion army has waged comprehensive attacks on the entire Afrin district since yesterday until preparing this report, where the invaders were indiscriminately shelling civilian locations. Some shells landed on the city center of Afrin and it ...

The ISR which was signed by Ardogan, was shot down in Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-02-13 01:56
On February,12,2018, the air defense of our forces managed to shoot down an unmanned Biraqdar recconnaisance aircraft in Qodeh village of Afrin. This ISR is considered to be one of the finest Turkish military industries,according to the Turks, and it is c ...

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 ...

Talking about Syrian Post-War Reconstruction

International Crisis Group - 2018-02-12 21:33
While announcing an end to the Syrian civil war is grossly premature, it nevertheless has become clear over the past year that the conflict has started to wind down, owing to the military commitments of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, and largely on the Assa ...

Manbij Military Council: We are all in one trench defending our land

ANHA - 2018-02-12 11:59
ESRRA RAMADAN MANBIJ – Manbij Military Council has praised of the role of the youth of North Syria and stand by the military forces facing the Turkish occupation and this was by the leadership of the Council of Manbaj military Ibrahim Hamdan after the sta ...

French Foreign Minister Arrives in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-12 10:34
ERBIL - French Foreign Minister artived in Iraq on Monday to meet with the high officials of the country.According to Iraqi media outlets, Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Foreign Minister, on Monday visited Baghdad in order to meet with the high military and ...

Kurdistan 24 coverage in Manbij: US troops staying in Syria

K24 - 2018-02-12 01:34
US armoured vehicles stand west to the Syrian northern town of Manbij which is run by the Manbij Military Council, an ally to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Manbij, Syria, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Kurdistan 24/Redwan Bezar) ...

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, ...

German Defense Minister Visits Peshmerga Hospital in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-02-11 12:53
ERBIL - After meeting with the military advisers of her country in the Kurdistan Region, German Defense Minister Ursula Von Der Leyen on Sunday morning visited the Peshmerga hospital.The German Minister visited a private hospital built for the Peshmerga ...

German Defence Minister to Visit Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2018-02-11 08:46
ERBIL - German Defence Minister will visit Kurdistan Region and meet with high Kurdish officials.German Defence Minister Ursula Von Der on Sunday will visit Kurdistan Region to meet the military traners of her country in the region as well as high Kurdis ...

Two Turkish troops killed as helicopter downed

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-11 00:03
Two Turkish soldiers have died after their helicopter was shot down during Ankara’s military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the deaths in a televised address on Saturday. Earli ...

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. ...

PYD: US Ethically Should Stand with Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-02-10 21:55
ERBIL — The United States and its anti-Islamic State Coalition ethically should stand with the Syrian Kurds at the face of the Turkish military offensives on Afrin, said a prominent Syrian Kurdish politician. Speaking to EuroNews, Salih Muslim, former Co ...

Peshmerga Ministry Clarifies over Trainings by NATO Allies

BAS News - 2018-02-10 19:48
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga ministry issued a statement on Saturday to provide clarification pertaining to the military trainings provided by the international partners to the Kurdish forces. Ministry Spokesperson Halgord Hikmat said in an offic ...

Turkish Helicopter Shot Down in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-10 14:00
ERBIL — A Turkish military helicopter was shot down amid Ankara’s offensive against the Syrian Kurdish forces in Afrin, northwest Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed the downing of the helicopter, threatening that the perpetrators ...

Israeli raids hit Iranian targets in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-02-10 13:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Israel struck a dozen Syrian and Iranian targets inside Syria on Saturday after an Israeli fighter jet crashed under fire from Syrian air defences, the military said. The confrontation was the most serious between arch foes Israel and Iran si ...

The European Parliament condemns Turkish military operations in northern Syria

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2018-02-09 19:50
KMMk: On Thursday, 19 February,2018 the European Parliament condemned Turkey’s military operation in Afriin, north of Syria, and called for the war to end, in connection with hundreds of opponents of the military operation arrested by the Turkish governme ...

Averting Disaster in Syria’s Idlib Province

International Crisis Group - 2018-02-09 19:30
An imminent military showdown in Idlib with disastrous human costs can be avoided only if Turkey strikes a deal between Russia, on one hand, and militants, on the other, and deploys its forces along the front lines to deter an escalation. ...

Tillerson sees tough talks with Turkey on northern Syria

Reuters - 2018-02-09 18:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press Turkey to rein in its military operation in northern Syria during a visit to the NATO ally next week, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. ...

Turkish warplanes bombard Shia village

ANHA - 2018-02-09 15:57
AFRIN – The military aircraft of the Turkish occupation raids on Shia district and bombarded Shikta and Tirmisha villages of the district. ANHA ...

Kurds reject Baghdad ploy to divide Kurds with military threats

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 00:16
Iraqi President Fuad Masum (L) meets with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Hero Ibrahim, the wife of late ex-Kurdish Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Dokan, northwest of Sulaimani. (Photo: AFP/Shwan Mohammed) ...

Russia, Turkey Agree on Closer Military Coordination in Syria

BAS News - 2018-02-08 15:09
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Thursday to strengthen their military coordination in Syria to fight terrorism, the Kremlin said in a statement. The pair held a telephone conversation to ...

SDF destroyed Turkish vehical in Vicinityof Khalil village

ANHA - 2018-02-08 14:20
AFRIN – The fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) have destroyed a military vehicle loaded with Dushka weapons in the vicinity of Khalil village in Shiah district The fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) targeted a military vehicle of mercena ...

Iraqi forces attack ISIS remnants around Tuz Khurmatu

The Defense Post - 2018-02-07 22:05
Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led Coalition began a major operation against Islamic State fighters hiding out in a northeastern desert region, the military said. The post Iraqi forces attack ISIS remnants around Tuz Khurmatu appeared first on The Defen ...

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 ...

A Dangerous Escalation in Afghanistan

International Crisis Group - 2018-02-07 19:11
The Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan is likely to continue unabated in 2018, despite the U.S. effort to step up its military campaign. In this excerpt from our Watch List 2018, Crisis Group urges the EU and its member states to utilise its influence wit ...

Swedish FM Postpones Turkey Visit in Protest to Afrin Offensive

BAS News - 2018-02-07 01:34
ERBIL — Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom postponed an already scheduled visit to Turkey in protest to Ankara’s military offensive against the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin. Swedish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the visit has been postpone ...

Turkey’s Erdogan warns U.S. to quit Syria’s Kurdish Manbij

E-Kurd - 2018-02-06 15:46
ANKARA,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the United States to withdraw any American forces from the Syrian town of Manbij, vowing Turkish troops would expand a cross-border military operation to the key strategic hub. Erdogan bla ...

Syria Deploys New Air Defense In North: Syrian Commander

BAS News - 2018-02-06 12:05
Erbil - The Syrian army has stationed new anti-warplane missiles and air defense systems in Idlib region."The Syrian army has deployed new anti-jet missiles and air defense systems in the areas of Aleppo and Idlib of the state," stated a Syrian military ...
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