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Valdai: Understanding Political Settlement Between Damascus and the Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-22 17:57
After Donald Trump’s controversial but predictable decision to withdraw American troops from northeast Syria in October, followed by Turkey’s ongoing military intervention, negotiation between Damascus and the Kurds has become inevitable, with significant ...

Turkey says about 100,000 Syrians left Istanbul since early July

Kathimerini - 2019-11-22 00:58
it now controls in northeast Syria, after it launched an offensive last month against the Kurdish YPG ...

Turkish drone hits a civilian car causing 1 dead and 2 injured near Kobani

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-21 22:56
An attack by Turkish air force on a civilian car near Kobani northeast Syria, left at least one dead and two injured. Local sources said that the attack was carried out by a Turkish drone this evening near the village of Karanful, between Kobani and Tal A ...

US Convoy Arrives in Syria's Tal Tamir

BAS News - 2019-11-21 22:21
ERBIL - A US military convoy on Thursday arrived in the town of Tal Tamir in northeast of Syria, a report said. The military convoy was stationed in the base of Qasrik in north of Tal Tamir of Hasaka province, according to Kurdistan 24. Among other equip ...

Turkey, Russia Hold Talks over Kurdish YPG in Northeast Syria | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-11-21 12:42

Turkey says talking with Russia over Kurdish YPG in northeast Syria

Reuters - 2019-11-21 12:41
Turkey is discussing with Russia how to address the continued presence of Kurdish YPG militants in areas covered by an agreement between the two countries, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday. ...

Turkey says talking with Russia over Kurdish YPG in northeast Syria - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-21 11:16

New Developments in Northeast Syria: What Can They Lead to? — Valdai Club

Valdaiclub - 2019-11-20 23:29

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) jihadists establish a “committee” to organize looting and confiscation of private properties

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-19 17:47
Members of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army told local news agency today that jihadist factions have established an “economic committee” to organize looting and confiscation of private properties in the city of Tal Abyad, Northeast Syria. TFSA jihadists ...

In northeast Syria, last Assyrians fear Turkish advance | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-11-19 17:36

Turkey will launch another Syria operation if area not cleared of Kurdish YPG: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-11-19 14:03
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s foreign minister said Ankara would launch a new military operation in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, if the area was not cleared of what he called “terrorists”, state-owned Anadolu agency reported on ...

Russian Military Police: we are in NE Syria to protect the people

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-19 07:50
A general of the Russian Military Police working in Syria told reporters today that their presence in Northeast Syria is to “protect the local population”. The commander hold a joint press conference with the Military Council of Kobani which is under immi ...

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) restores control over 2 villages occupied by The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) last week

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-19 07:50
Syrian Democratic Forces restored control over two villages Northeast Syria today after fierce clashes with the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army. Local sources told JFK that SDF took control of Dawodiya, Azizia and large parts of Arisha villages north the C ...

Women and Children First: Repatriating the Westerners Affiliated with ISIS

International Crisis Group - 2019-11-19 02:16
Tens of thousands of foreign men, women and children affiliated with ISIS are detained in northeast Syria. The camps where they are held pose a formidable security and humanitarian challenge to the region. Western governments should, at minimum, accelera ...

Turkey accuses Kurds of releasing more than 800 ISIS militants in Syria

TASS - 2019-11-18 06:41
Since the Peace Spring military operation was launched in northeast Syria Ankara has been accusing Kurdish units of releasing ISIS militants incarcerated in local prisons. The YPG, in turn, blast back saying that extremists manage to escape after Turkish ...

Future of Kurds remains uncertain in northeast Syria - Arab Weekly | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-18 06:08

US Building Two New Bases in Northeast of Syria: Report

BAS News - 2019-11-17 21:53
ERBIL - The US military is reportedly working on building a couple of new bases in northeast of Syria, state media said on Sunday. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the US forces are constructing the two military bases in the northeast cor ...

Syria: UNHCR boosts aid in northeast - InfoMigrants

Infomigrants - 2019-11-17 18:50

US affirms opposition to demographic change in northeast Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-15 10:30

Nearly 180,000 displaced by northeast Syria fighting as needs multiply: UN refugee agency | UN News

UN - 2019-11-14 22:51

Displacement and Despair: The Turkish Invasion of Northeast Syria - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-11-14 08:10

Op-Ed: Dictators aren’t built in a day

The Kurdish Project - 2019-11-13 15:24
This article was originally posted in The Brussels Times on October 31, 2019. The last few weeks have witnessed a catastrophic geopolitical development in Rojava, Northeast Syria. On October 6, US President Donald Trump announced the immediate withdrawal ...

JFK chairman Thomas S. Kaplan interviewed with Rudaw: US withdrawal a ‘voluntary betrayal’

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-12 23:15
https://www.rudaw.net/english/interview/10112019?utm_source=KwikPlayer&utm_medium=KwikShare&utm_campaign=KwikMotion More than a month after the start of Turkey’s invasion of northeast Syria which critics blame President Trump for ‘green lighting’, backlas ...

U.S. will leave about 600 troops in northeast Syria to prevent ISIS resurgence, top general says - GreenwichTime

Greenwichtime - 2019-11-11 20:32

U.S. will leave about 600 troops in northeast Syria to prevent ISIS resurgence, top general says | The Seattle Times

Seattletimes - 2019-11-11 20:07

At least 8 killed in car bomb attack in northeast Syria

Tribuneindia - 2019-11-11 15:49

Erdogan, Putin Discuss Northeast Syria as Turkish, Regime Troops Clash | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-11-10 21:08

Eight killed in bombing in Turkish-controlled northeast Syria - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-10 18:04

Turkish and Russian presidents discuss northeast Syria

Reuters - 2019-11-09 23:01
President Tayyip Erdogan and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed Turkey's military offensive in Syria in a phone call on Saturday, Turkey's presidency said. ...

French PM questions U.S. hesitations over northeast Syria

Yahoo - 2019-11-09 21:13

The New York Review of Books: The Betrayal of the Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-08 02:08
The full consequences of President Trump’s decision on October 6 to withdraw American troops and give Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a green light to invade northeast Syria are not yet clear. Erdoğan claimed that he wanted to create a twenty-mile ...

Pentagon Says Syria Oil Goes to SDF, Not US

BAS News - 2019-11-07 22:08
ERBIL - The Pentagon has revealed that the revenues from the oilfields in northeast of Syria would be for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and not for the US. The Pentagon's comment are apparently contradictory to a previous statement by US ...

'We Are Assisting Them': Why Israel is Helping the Kurdish Victims of Turkey's Invasion in Northeast Syria | CBN News

CBN - 2019-11-07 17:08

James Jeffrey, U.S. Syria envoy, heads to Turkey amid clashes in Kurdish 'safe zones'

Washington Times - 2019-11-07 06:18
The State Department's special representative to Syria James Jeffrey will travel to Turkey this week to participate in meetings with senior government officials and members of the Syrian opposition as the Turkish-led military offensive in northeast Syria ...

Myanmar medic killed in Syria’s northeast | The Myanmar Times

Mmtimes - 2019-11-07 06:18

Monday’s Daily Brief: 70,000 children displaced in northeast Syria, Guterres commends UN-led peace deal for Ecuador, deadly airstrikes in Libya's Tripoli | UN News

UN - 2019-11-07 02:55

Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISIL affiliates: UN chief | UN News

UN - 2019-11-07 02:55

Foreign member of medic team killed in Syria's northeast - Manistee News Advocate

Manisteenews - 2019-11-06 17:07

Declaration on the situation in Northeast Syria - Newsroom

COE - 2019-11-06 15:37

300,000 displaced in Turkish assault on northeast Syria -- monitor | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-11-06 12:08

Syria's Assad says Kurdish controlled northeast of Syria to fall eventually under state control

Yahoo - 2019-11-05 13:20

Syrian Kurds take out 15 armed opposition militants in northeast Syria

TASS - 2019-11-05 11:44
The Syrian Democratic Forces report that clashes between Kurdish units with opposition forces happened on Monday evening in the area adjacent to the town of Ayn Issa ...

US military calls on Kurdish forces in northeast Syria

France24 - 2019-11-05 07:24

Kurds in northeast Syria feel abandoned by allies

Al Monitor - 2019-11-05 06:11

Turkey-backed fighters kill foreign medic in Syria's northeast | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-11-04 18:39

Medic from Myanmar killed in shelling in Syria's northeast | Turkey News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-11-04 15:07

US Military Confirms Its Convoy Came Under Fire in Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-04 09:38
ERBIL — The Central Command (CENTCOM) of the United States confirmed on Monday that its convoy had came under fire in northeast Syria but it was not hit. Earlier reports said rockets were fired at a US military convoy near Tel Tamar, a town currently und ...

Foreign member of a medic team killed in Syria’s northeast

Seattle Times - 2019-11-03 18:20
BEIRUT (AP) — A Kurdish official and a Syrian war monitor say Turkey-backed opposition fighters have struck an international medic group killing one of its members in northern Syria. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, ...

Foreign member of a medic team killed in Syria's northeast - StarTribune.com

Startribune - 2019-11-03 16:54

WATCH: US Forces Withdraw from Kobani Again

BAS News - 2019-11-03 13:06
ERBIL - The US forces have once again withdrawn from their base in the Kurdish town of Kobani, northeast of Syria, only two days after they returned to the military unit. BasNews has learned from a local source that the US troops left Sibta base in south ...

Shelling Injures Kurdish Girl, Kills Her Brother in Northeast Syria | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-11-03 00:18

Turkey, Russia begin joint patrols in northeast Syria

Jerusalem Post - 2019-11-02 20:02
Turkey and allied Syrian rebels launched a cross-border offensive on Oct. 9 against the Kurdish YPG militia, seizing control of 120 km (75 miles) of land along the frontier. ...

How will Turkey’s invasion of northeast Syria end? | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-02 01:24

Turkey, Russia hold first joint patrol in northeast Syria

Reuters - 2019-11-02 00:38
Turkish and Russian troops in armored vehicles held their first joint ground patrols in northeast Syria on Friday under a deal between the two countries that forced a Kurdish militia away from territory near Turkey's border. ...

Turkish attacks put the lives of Assyrians and Syriacs in danger

ANF - 2019-11-01 16:44
SDF, MFS and HSNB denounced ongoing attacks by the Turkish army and mercenaries that pose a danger to the lives of peoples from various communities and faith groups in northeast Syria. ...

Rojava, Lost? Turkish Offensive Threatens to Destroy a Radical Democratic Experiment

E-Kurd - 2019-11-01 15:12
Bryan Bowman | The Globe Post Amid the destruction and deluge of the war in Syria, a remarkable experiment in grassroots democracy has taken root across a large swath of the country’s Northeast. This experiment is now under grave threat of being destroye ...

Syria's Assad says Kurdish controlled northeast Syria must return to state authority | News | WSAU

WSAU - 2019-11-01 03:07

Syria's Assad says Kurdish controlled northeast Syria must return to state authority - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-31 22:57

Syria's Assad says Kurdish controlled northeast of Syria to fall eventually under state control - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-31 22:16

Turkey says it will eliminate remaining Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria – EURACTIV.com

Euractiv - 2019-10-31 21:32

Advocate: Turkish forces doing ‘soft’ ethnic cleansing in northeast Syria – Catholic Philly

Catholicphilly - 2019-10-31 17:56

US troops arrive back in Syria as Kurds warn of mounting pressure to hand control of northeast to Assad | The Independent

Independent - 2019-10-31 17:08

SDF Accuses Turkey of Continuing Offensive Despite Ceasefire

BAS News - 2019-10-31 15:14
ERBIL - Despite a US-brokered ceasefire between Turkey and the Syrian Kurdish forces, Ankara has not yet halted its offensive against the Kurds in northeast of Syria, the commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Thursday. "Turkey has not a ...

Russia says Kurdish withdrawal in northeast Syria complete - TASS - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-30 18:24

Turkey says YPG withdrawal not complete; joint Russian patrols start Friday

Reuters - 2019-10-30 12:28
Kurdish YPG militia had not completed its withdrawal to at least 30 km away from the Turkish border in northeast Syria, Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday despite assurances from Russia that they had left. ...

Advocate: Turkish forces doing 'soft' ethnic cleansing in northeast Syria - Catholic Standard - Multimedia Catholic News

Cathstan - 2019-10-30 07:32

Turkey says it will eliminate remaining Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria

Yahoo - 2019-10-30 06:33

What the U.S. Withdrawal Cost the Kurds

New York Times - 2019-10-30 06:20
Mass funerals, wounded children, displaced families. This is what we found in northeast Syria after the U.S. withdrew its troops and Turkey attacked. ...

Russia says Kurdish withdrawal in northeast Syria complete: TASS - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-29 16:32

Turkish minister: Kurdish YPG still near border as deadline looms

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-29 13:18
Sochi agreement reinforces existing US-brokered ceasefire that halted Turkey's operation in northeast Syria. ...

U.N. calls for protecting civilians in northeast Syria - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-29 08:42

Turkey will attack Kurdish fighters who remain near border

Seattle Times - 2019-10-28 18:20
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister says his country’s military will attack any Syrian Kurdish fighter that remains along the border area in northeast Syria after a deadline for them to leave expires. Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters Monday Ru ...

Did Turkey use phosphorus bought from the UK against Kurds?

ANF - 2019-10-28 16:28
Kurds who have sustained severe injuries have presented compelling evidence of white phosphorus burns in northeast Syria in the past week. ...

US Troops Returning to Bases in Syria: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-10-28 15:06
ERBIL - The US troops, who had withdrawn from the region, have started to return to their bases in northern and northeast of Syria, a monitor revealed on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said in a statement on Monday that over 500 U ...

Syrian Kurdish forces say leaving Turkish border area, Damascus welcomes move

Reuters - 2019-10-27 21:59
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday it had agreed to withdraw more than 30 km (19 miles) from the Turkish border, an announcement welcomed by Damascus which said Turkey should now end its "aggression" in northeast Syria. ...

Turkey says won't tolerate any rights violations in northeast Syria

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-27 21:10
Ankara regards the YPG as terrorists linked to Kurdish insurgents operating in southeast Turkey. ...

Turkey to clear border area of Kurdish fighters if Russia fails to act

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-27 21:10
From Tuesday, Russian and Turkish forces will start to patrol a narrower, 10-km strip of land in northeast Syria. ...

Clashes between pro-Turkish militias, Syrian Kurdish forces leave 15 dead: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-10-27 14:02
BEIRUT,— Clashes in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, between pro-Ankara Islamist fighters backed by the Turkish air force and Syrian Kurds left 15 dead on Saturday, a monitor said. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory ...

One Turkish soldier killed, five wounded in northeast Syria - ministry

Reuters - 2019-10-27 10:51
One Turkish military personnel was killed and five were wounded in Syria's Ras Al-Ayn region after a rocket and mortar attack by Kurdish YPG militia, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Sunday. ...

Turkish army says 1 killed in north Syria amid shaky truce

Washington Post - 2019-10-27 10:22
Turkey’s army says an attack by Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria has killed one of its personnel and wounded five others, bringing Turkey’s military death toll to 11 since the launch of its operation ...

Turkey will clear Syria border of Kurdish fighters if Russia fails to act: Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-26 21:51
ANKARA,— Turkey will clear northeast Syria of Kurdish YPG militia if Russia does not fulfill its obligations under an accord that helped end a Turkish offensive in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northern Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on S ...

Turkey’s Erdogan says will oust Kurdish armed groups from northeast Syria

TASS - 2019-10-26 18:49
We have agreed with Russia to clear the area 30 kilometers deep and 340 kilometers long, Turkish President said ...

Turkey will remove Kurdish YPG from Syrian border area if Russia won't

Reuters - 2019-10-26 18:17
Turkey will clear the Kurdish YPG militia from its border area with northeast Syria if Russia does not fulfill its obligations under a bilateral accord clinched this week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. ...

Turkey says won't tolerate any rights violations in northeast Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-26 18:17
Turkey will not tolerate any human rights violations in northeast Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday, as a ceasefire holds in a border area where Ankara sent in troops this month targeting Kurdish YPG militia. ...

Turkey will clear Syria border area of Kurdish fighters if Russia fails to act: Erdogan

Reuters - 2019-10-26 18:17
Turkey will clear northeast Syria of Kurdish YPG militia if Russia does not fulfill its obligations under an accord that helped end a Turkish offensive in the region, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. ...

More Russian military police arrive in Syria under peace deal with Turkey

Reuters - 2019-10-25 15:23
Around 300 more Russian military police have arrived in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Friday, under an accord between Ankara and Moscow which halted Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria. ...

Amnesty: Turkey forcibly deported Syrian refugees into war zone

ANF - 2019-10-25 11:02
A new Amnesty International report has revealed that Turkey spent the months leading up to its military incursion into northeast Syria forcibly deporting refugees in advance of attempting to create a so-called 'safe zone' on the Syrian side of the border. ...

Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of violations, Russia says peace plan on track

Reuters - 2019-10-25 07:11
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) accused Turkey on Thursday of launching a large land offensive targeting three villages in northeast Syria despite a truce, but Russia said a peace plan hammered out this week was going ahead smoothly. ...

Turkey, Russia agree on Syrian Kurdish YPG withdrawal, joint patrols

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-25 06:08
Six days later, Russian and Turkish forces will jointly start to patrol a narrower, 10 km strip of land in the "safe zone" that Ankara has long sought in northeast Syria. ...

‘We Will Bring Back a New Caliphate’: Wives of ISIS Fighters Speak

New York Times - 2019-10-25 03:50
We traveled to Al Hol camp in northeast Syria to meet wives of ISIS fighters held there. With fewer Kurdish-led forces guarding the camp because of the U.S. withdrawal and the Turkish invasion, the question of what will happen to these women and their chi ...

Security Council: UN welcomes efforts to de-escalate crisis in northeast Syria | UN News

UN - 2019-10-25 01:11

Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of violations and launching large land offensive targeting villages

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 21:44
BEIRUT,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) accused Turkey on Thursday of launching a large land offensive targeting three villages in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, despite a truce, but Russia said a peace plan hamm ...

Kurds accuse Turkey of violating cease-fire

CBS News - 2019-10-24 20:33
Kurdish-led forces say Turkey has breached a cease-fire in northeast Syria. President Trump just announcd the "permanent" truce yesterday to end Turkey's military onslaught against the Kurds. CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid joins CBSN with m ...

Russian military police deploy in Kobani, the highly symbolic town for Syria’s Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 17:35
MOSCOW,— Russian military police started deploying on Syria’s northeast border on Wednesday under a deal with Turkey to drive Kurdish fighters from their own region. A column of Russian military police arrived in the Kurdish city of Kobani in Syrian Kurd ...

MEPs call for sanctions against Turkey over incursion into Syria

ANF - 2019-10-24 17:12
MEPs strongly condemned the unilateral Turkish military intervention in northeast Syria, urging Turkey to withdraw all of its forces from Syrian territory. ...

Russia urges Kurdish fighters to withdraw from Syria's border

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-23 15:11
Kremlin spokesman warns YPG militia to evacuate northeast Syria quickly or get 'steamrolled' by the Turkish military. ...

Turkey signals it's holding back on resuming Syria push

Washington Times - 2019-10-23 10:59
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's Defense Ministry is signaling it won't resume its offensive in northeast Syria, following agreements reached with the U.S. and Russia. The ministry said early on Wednesday the U.S. had announced Syrian Kurdish fighters comp ...

The Turkish Invasion of Northeast Syria - TV7 Israel News

Tv7israelnews - 2019-10-23 07:29

Russia, Turkey reach deal to remove Kurdish YPG from Syria border

Reuters - 2019-10-23 03:53
Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph. ...

Putin, Erdogan strike deal to remove Kurdish YPG from Syria border

Reuters - 2019-10-23 01:32
Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph. ...
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