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U.S. policy clarity and Turkey-Kurd cooperation needed to secure northeast Syria - analysts | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-08-17 03:09
Turkey says Syria safe zone center to start work next week: AnadoluE-Kurd - 2019-08-16 23:14
ISTANBUL,—A joint Turkish-U.S. operation centre to establish and manage a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria will be fully operational next week, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday. Turkey and the United States agr ...
SDF command reveals details about buffer zone in northeast SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-08-16 17:38
Russia says it supports dialogue between Damascus and Kurds in northeast Syria | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-08-16 15:43
US and Turkey discuss northeast Syria, amid serious questionsKurdistan24 - 2019-08-15 13:17
The Future of Northeast SyriaForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-08-13 22:31
A project of the Atlantic Council and Foreign Policy Research Institute The future of northeast Syria is unsettled after eight […] ...
Kurds and Arabs in Northeast Syria: Power Struggle or Power Sharing? | The National InterestNationalinterest - 2019-08-12 01:37
Syriacs in northeast Syria: We will resist Turkish invasionANF - 2019-08-10 12:45
Representatives of the Syriacs living in northern and eastern Syria announced that they will not accept a possible Turkish invasion and will resist it with all their might. ...
How likely are the Turks to attack northeast Syria?Siasat - 2019-08-10 08:04
Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds would spark a ‘big war’ if U.S.-Turkish talks fail: leaderE-Kurd - 2019-08-08 14:59
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Turkish attack on Kurdish-led forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria would spark a “big war” if U.S. efforts fail to block Ankara’s plans, a top Kurdish official told Reuters on Wednesday. Badran Jia Kurd al ...
Syrian Kurdish official warns of 'big war' if U.S.-Turkish talks failReuters - 2019-08-07 18:26
A Turkish attack on Kurdish-led forces in northeast Syria would spark a "big war" if U.S. efforts fail to block Ankara's plans, a top Kurdish official told Reuters on Wednesday. ...
Islamic State car bomb kills 5 in Syrian Kurdistan: monitorE-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
AL-QAHTANIYA,— A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed five people, including three children, in a Kurdish town in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Wednesday, a war monitor said. The explosive-rigged vehicle detonated in Al ...
Car bombing kills civilians in northeast SyriaRûdaw - 2019-08-07 14:18
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack ...
Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern SyriaThe Defense Post - 2019-08-06 21:25
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "eliminate" the YPG in northeast Syria – a move deemed "unacceptable" by the Pentagon The post Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria appeared first on Th ...
After 18 months of threats, how likely are the Turks to attack Syrian Kurdistan?E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 20:22
BEIRUT,— After 18 months of threats, Turkey’s president warned Tuesday that his troops could attack Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northeast Syria “very soon”. Why would Turkey lead such a cross-border incursion, what do Syria’s Kurds w ...
Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan warn of Turkish attack despite U.S. mediationE-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A top Kurdish political official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday warned neighbouring Turkey would attack at the first chance it got, despite US efforts to prevent a cross-border incursion. On Sunday, Tu ...
Ankara-backed Syrian Arab fighters say ready to back Turkish operation against KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
AMMAN,— Syrian rebel commanders said on Monday they are ready to join Turkish troops in an offensive to seize back largely Arab-populated towns and villages in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria held by Kurdish-led-forces. Turkish President Tay ...
US-Turkish talks continue, amid concern over Turkish attack on northeast SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-08-06 07:39
US warns Turkey against unilateral military action into northeast SyriaGulan Media - 2019-08-05 00:57
Galbraith: Turkish-backed extremist groups should not enter northeast SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-07-28 09:58
An Uncertain Future: Fragility and Humanitarian Priorities in Northeast Syria - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2019-07-25 20:38
US Central Command Chief Visits Northeast Syria | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2019-07-22 19:57
Turkey attempts using northeast Syria incursion to stop U.S. sanctions - experts | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-07-20 07:00
Syriac Christians call on US Army to stop possible Turkish invasion in northeast SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-07-18 03:17
Syria: Bomb explodes near church in Qamishli Christian neighborhoodThe Defense Post - 2019-07-11 18:28
A car bomb detonated near a church in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria, wounding almost a dozen people The post Syria: Bomb explodes near church in Qamishli Christian neighborhood appeared first on The Defense Post. ...
Situations in Idlib and northeast Syria are tightly connected - expert | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-07-11 17:59
If the world really wants to defeat ISIS, it needs to listen to North East SyriaThe Defense Post - 2019-07-06 08:28
The organizers of the International Forum on ISIS hope to shed light on the next steps against the resurgent terror group in northeast Syria The post If the world really wants to defeat ISIS, it needs to listen to North East Syria appeared first on The D ...
UK says security law does not ban humanitarian travel to northeast SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-07-05 17:57
US envoy affirms ‘maximum pressure campaign’ in Syria; ‘residual force’ to remain in northeastKurdistan24 - 2019-07-05 10:53
Tensions rise in northeast Syria after Kurdish forces arrest Syrian military personnelAlmasdarnews - 2019-07-04 21:17
Pro-SDF Arab tribal leader assassinated in northeast SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-07-02 16:18
US continues talks with Turkey on buffer zone in northeast Syria — Department of State - World - TASSTASS - 2019-06-19 06:33
Car bomb in Syrian Kurdistan’s Qamishlo wounds sevenE-Kurd - 2019-06-18 12:27
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A car bombing near Kurdish security offices in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), northeast Syria, on Monday wounded seven civilians, including a child, a war monitor said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attac ...
Crop fires kill at least 7, wound 2 in northeast SyriaRûdaw - 2019-06-17 08:54
Fires have ravaged the wheat fields of northern Syria in recent weeks ...
Field fires in Syrian Kurdistan’s Hasaka kill 10: monitorE-Kurd - 2019-06-16 21:31
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syrian Kurdistan (Syria’s northeast) have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and ...
Kurds say White Helmets not welcome to help fight fires in northeast SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-06-15 06:18
6 orphans from Islamic State families handed over by Syrian Kurds to BelgiumE-Kurd - 2019-06-14 10:07
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in north northeast Syria, on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said. “Six Belgian orphan children were han ...
Syrian Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installationsE-Kurd - 2019-06-11 09:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Kurdish official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria called for help from the US-backed coalition Monday as fires ravaged through vital wheat fields in the latest of such blazes nationwide. Syria’s Kurds have le ...
KURDISH-LED AUTHORITY SAYS TWO U.S. WOMEN, SIX CHILDREN REPATRIATED TO UNITED STATES FROM NORTHEAST SYRIAYahoo - 2019-06-05 19:05
Hundreds of IS relatives leave camp in northeast Syria660citynews - 2019-06-04 11:56
Hundreds of ISIS relatives leave camp in northeast Syria - ABC NewsGO - 2019-06-03 23:44
Hundreds quit crowded camp in northeast Syria | Business Standard NewsBusiness Standard - 2019-06-03 22:51
Norway to repatriate 5 orphan children of ISIS adherents from SyriaThe Defense Post - 2019-06-03 18:53
The Kurdish administration in northeast Syria handed over five orphans from a family who joined ISIS to Norwegian authorities The post Norway to repatriate 5 orphan children of ISIS adherents from Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...
Syria Kurds hand over five Islamic State orphans to NorwayE-Kurd - 2019-06-03 18:50
Al-Hol Camp, Syria,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Monday handed over five orphans from families of the Islamic State group to Norwegian authorities, a spokesman said. “Following a request made by the Kingd ...
Hundreds of IS relatives leave camp in northeast SyriaOklahoman - 2019-06-03 16:59
Hundreds of IS relatives leave camp in northeast Syria - StarTribune.comStartribune - 2019-06-03 16:58
Hundreds quit crowded camp in northeast SyriaFrance24 - 2019-06-03 16:40
800 women, children including ISIS relatives to leave Syrian camp: KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-06-03 15:04
AIN ISSA, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria said Sunday they plan to hand 800 women and children, including relatives of jihadists, to their families in the first such transfer from an overcrowded camp ...
Uzbekistan repatriates 148 women and children linked to ISIS from SyriaThe Defense Post - 2019-05-30 21:56
Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria handed over 148 Uzbek women and children linked to ISIS for repatriation The post Uzbekistan repatriates 148 women and children linked to ISIS from Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...
Turkey, U.S. getting closer on ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria: foreign ministerE-Kurd - 2019-05-02 21:19
ANKARA,— Turkey and the United States are getting closer to an agreement on the details of a planned safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria along the Turkish border, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. Cavusoglu ...
The growing complexity of northeast Syria | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-04-29 10:51
Syrian Kurds fear return of Assad regime controlE-Kurd - 2019-04-18 19:29
QAMISHLO. Syrian Kurdistan,— At first glance, it seems as though life has returned to normal in the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in Syria’s northeast. Even though the wind-down of anti-ISIS operations last month and Turkey’ ...
Russia’s Repatriation of ISIS MembersForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-04-12 23:01
On March 25, the Kurdish-led and American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) transferred three Russian orphans, aged five to seven, to a Russian government delegation in northeast Syria. The transfer marked the beginning of the repatriation process for ...
SDF Foils Escape Attempt by IS Detainees in Northeast of Syria: CoalitionBAS News - 2019-04-07 00:03
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) successfully foiled a prison break attempt by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northeastern Syria on Saturday, said the US-led coalition. The militant detainees reportedly tried to escape from the ...
Flood Kills Two Civilians in Northeast of SyriaBAS News - 2019-03-30 21:10
ERBIL - A woman and a child were killed on Saturday due to flash floods in the province of al-Hasakah, northeastern Syria, reports said. According to local reports, the incident occurred in the village of Khirba Amo, in Qamishli, where a number of houses ...
Syria’s Kurds hand three Russian Islamic State orphans to MoscowE-Kurd - 2019-03-26 13:56
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria said Monday it handed over three Russian orphans to a delegation from Moscow who will transfer them back home. Kurdish foreign affairs official Abdel ...
Three children of Russian ISIS members returned to Russia from northeast SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-03-26 01:15
9,000 foreign Islamic State relatives in Syria camp: Kurdish officialE-Kurd - 2019-03-25 15:24
AIN ISSA, Syria,— More than 9,000 foreigners, mostly children, linked to the Islamic State group are present in a camp for the displaced in northeast Syria, a Kurdish spokesman said Monday. The total number of foreigners in Al-Hol camp includes more than ...
Inside the prison holding IS detainees in northeast SyriaAl Monitor - 2019-03-16 02:42
U.S. sees Turkish offensive in Syria as unnecessary: OfficialANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
The United States is not discussing a Turkish offensive in northeast Syria with Turkey and believes no such operation is needed to address Ankara’s security concerns, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday, dismissing media reports to the contrary. ...
U.S. sees Turkish offensive in northeast Syria as unnecessary: U.S. officialE-Kurd - 2019-03-14 15:29
WASHINGTON,— The United States is not discussing a Turkish offensive in northeast Syria with Turkey and believes no such operation is needed to address Ankara’s security concerns, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday, dismissing media reports to the ...
Local tribal customs prevent polygamy ban in northeast SyriaGulan Media - 2019-03-09 20:23
Local tribal customs prevent polygamy ban in northeast SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-03-09 06:56
The future (and present) of northeast Syria is female | TheHillThehill - 2019-03-08 21:23
Islamic State targets U.S. convoy in northeast Syria - Syria - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-03-08 08:10
EXCLUSIVE: Dozens of IS Detainees Escape in SyriaBAS News - 2019-02-28 11:40
ERBIL — Dozens of the detained members of the Islamic State (IS) have escaped al-Hol camp in Hasakah province of northeast Syria in the past two days after paying “huge bribes”, a local source said. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has captur ...
Islamic State targets US convoy in northeast Syria | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-02-27 08:14
US to retain control over northeast Syria after military withdrawal: Kurdish officialAlmasdarnews - 2019-02-24 17:13
US Troops in Syria to Help Create Safe Zone: PentagonWaar Media - 2019-02-23 13:59
WAAR_DUHOK A couple hundred American troops will remain in Syria after the U.S. pullout as part of a multinational force to establish a safe zone in the region, the Pentagon said Friday. “U.S. forces numbering a couple hundred will remain in northeast Sy ...
Syrian media: Blast hits Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria - The Peninsula QatarThepeninsulaqatar - 2019-02-21 14:57
US Likely to Retain Control of Northeast Syria After Troop Pullout - Official - Global TimesGlobaltimes - 2019-02-21 11:58
2,500 foreign children in northeast Syria camps: charity - World - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports - VietNam NewsVietnamnews - 2019-02-21 08:34
Turkish safe-zone in northeast Syria would be an illegal land grab - Assad adviser | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-21 02:46
TASS: World - US continues talks with Turkey on buffer zone in northeast Syria — Department of StateTASS - 2019-02-20 06:16
SDF commander calls for 1,500 coalition troops to remain in SyriaRûdaw - 2019-02-18 21:29
US forces will soon withdraw from northeast Syria ...
Damascus-Kurds Dialogue Best Way To Settle Situation In Northeast Syria - Russian Diplomat - UrduPointUrdupoint - 2019-02-17 17:43
US Seeks European Presence in Northeast SyriaWaar Media - 2019-02-16 10:16
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said Friday that President Donald Trump would ask European countries to send troops to establish a buffer zone in northeast Syria along Turkey’s southern border. Graham’s remarks came at the Munich Security Conferen ...
US plans observer force for Northeast SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-02-14 11:20
The Scramble for Northeast SyriaForeignaffairs - 2019-02-09 08:21
HRW warns against secret transfer of Islamic State jihadists from SyriaE-Kurd - 2019-02-07 16:06
AMUDA, Syrian Kurdistan,— Any transfers of suspected foreign jihadists and their relatives out of Syria should be transparent, Human Rights Watch told AFP, as camps in the northeast fill with families of different nationalities. With the crumbling of the ...
Saudi Arabia Says It’s Given $100 Million to Northeast SyriaTheepochtimes - 2019-02-07 12:14
Islamic State group targets U.S. convoy in northeast SyriaStaradvertiser - 2019-02-06 19:38
Erdogan Zeroes in on Northeast Syria, Threatens Safety of Christians and Other Minorities | CBN NewsCBN - 2019-02-04 21:21
US Approves Turkey-Suggested Safe Zone in Syrian Kurdistan: ReportBAS News - 2019-02-03 12:01
ERBIL — The United States has approved the establishment of a “safe zone” in the Kurdish-populated areas in northeast Syria which is proposed by Turkey, Asharq al-Awsat claimed. According to a “well-informed” source cited by the newspaper, the safe zone ...
Islamic State group targets US convoy in northeast SyriaWBAY - 2019-01-31 20:32
Ankara’s planned operation in northeast Syria remains murkyAl Monitor - 2019-01-31 02:54
"The Solidarity Movement with Rojava is a global Movement"ANF - 2019-01-30 10:40
Global Days of Action in defense of the Democratic Federation of Northeast Syria against the fascist Erdogan regime in Turkey. ...
ISIS suicide bomber targets US convoy in northeast Syria - Middle East - StripesStripes - 2019-01-28 04:02
Saudi Arabia Says It’s Given $100 Million to Northeast SyriaVoanews - 2019-01-25 11:40
UK minister: US withdrawal should not affect northeast SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-01-24 12:59
Kurdish-led force takes IS stronghold in northeast Syria: monitorYahoo - 2019-01-22 13:13
Islamic State group targets US convoy in northeast Syria | WHAM13wham - 2019-01-21 21:26
Islamic State group targets US convoy in northeast SyriaYahoo - 2019-01-21 18:39
Islamic State group targets US convoy in northeast Syria - Times UnionTimesunion - 2019-01-21 18:21
Islamic State group targets US convoy in northeast Syria | WBMAAbc3340 - 2019-01-21 17:54
Syrian media: Blast hits Kurdish fighters in northeast SyriaWashington Times - 2019-01-21 17:47
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media and a war monitoring group are reporting that an explosion has gone off in Syria's northeastern province of Hassakeh, inflicting casualties. The state news agency SANA and the Kurdish Hawar news agency, based in northern ...