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Car Bomb Kills Two in Northeast of Syria

BAS News - 2019-12-05 22:20
ERBIL - A car bomb explosion on Thursday left two people killed in northeast of Syria, while several others were injured, Turkey's Defense Ministry said in a statement. The incident occurred in Sari Kani, also known as Ras al-Ain, northeastern Syria, whi ...

U.S. military completes pullback from northeast Syria, Esper says

E-Kurd - 2019-12-05 18:58
WASHINGTON,—The United States has completed its military pullback in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria), settling into a more stable posture of about 600 troops in the rest of the country after repositioning and reducing forces, Defense Secretary Mark ...

US Concludes Withdrawal of Troops from NE Syria: Pentagon Chief

BAS News - 2019-12-05 15:13
ERBIL — The United States’ army has completed the pullback from northeastern Syria while keeping about 600 troops on the ground but elsewhere in the country, said Defense Secretary Mark Esper. “It will be relatively static around that number. But if we s ...

Apples, beer and pajamas: Turkish goods face boycott in northeastern Syria

Washington Post - 2019-12-05 13:32
Following Turkey’s incursion into Kurdish-held northeastern Syria, residents who chose to boycott Turkish imports discovered how reliant the area is on them. ...

NATO Is Not 'Fit for Purpose' Unless It Acknowledges 'Existential' Kurdish Threat to Turkey, Erdogan Aide Says

Newsweek - 2019-12-03 18:37
Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria has prompted protests from other NATO nations and opened up cracks in the alliance. ...

Air mail: Sisters in Arms

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-28 06:06
Why are young British women volunteering to fight and die alongside the Kurds? Long before President Trump abandoned the Kurds in northeastern Syria earlier this autumn, leaving them vulnerable to a Turkish Army onslaught, some young British women like Ta ...

Washington Kurdish Institute: Kurdistan’s Weekly Brief November 26, 2019

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-27 03:54
Syria Turkish-backed jihadists continued their encroachment into northeastern Syria with the support of Turkish airpower last week. On Sunday, the jihadists launched a large incursion into Ain Issa, which is southeast of Kobani and outside the “safe zone” ...

Turkey Has No Plans to Resume Offensives in NE Syria: Source

BAS News - 2019-11-25 15:13
ERBIL — Turkey has no plans to resume its military operations in northeastern Syria, an unnamed security source told Reuters on Monday. Turkey put the operation on halt after it reached separate ceasefire agreements with the US and Russia, which allowed ...

Coalition Spokesman deletes a tweet praising Kurdish women fighters after Turkish resentment

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-22 17:57
A spokesperson of the International Coalition against ISIS deleted a tweet quoted a Kurdish proverb praising the opening of the first women military academy in Northeastern Syria, after Turkish resentment. Colonel Myles B. Caggins, spokesperson of Operati ...

Russia faces dilemmas in northeastern Syria

Al Monitor - 2019-11-21 22:04

Islamic State exploited Turkey’s Syria invasion, drawdown of U.S. troops: Pentagon report

E-Kurd - 2019-11-20 14:44
WASHINGTON,— Islamic State has exploited Turkey’s incursion into Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, and the drawdown of U.S. troops from the region, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Pentagon’s Inspector General, ...

IS exploited Turkey's Syria invasion, drawdown of U.S. troops: Pentagon report

Reuters - 2019-11-19 23:24
Islamic State has exploited Turkey's incursion into northeastern Syria and the drawdown of U.S. troops from the region, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Pentagon's Inspector General, adding that the militant group will likely have the "ti ...

HRE: Four Turkish-backed mercenaries killed

ANF - 2019-11-15 11:47
Afrin Liberation Forces continue their actions against invasion forces in the occupied northeastern Syria territory. ...

Why does Turkey attack the Kurds?

E-Kurd - 2019-11-14 20:19
Shakhawan Shorash | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The USA-Turkey agreement on a ceasefire and, later, between Turkey and Russia, is the result of Turkey’s illegal invasion of October 9, 2019 in northeastern Syria, also known as “Rojava” (West, referring to west ...

Russia Sets Up Helicopter Base in Syria's Qamishli

BAS News - 2019-11-14 18:02
ERBIL - Russia has started to move helicopters and other military equipment to a new base in the Kurdish city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria, state media said on Thursday. Zvezda TV reported that a couple of Mi-35 helicopters, as well as a transport h ...

Turkish Convoy Fires on Stone-Throwing Protesters in Northeastern Syria

Breitbart - 2019-11-14 06:41

MSD condemns the Qamishlo attack and murder of priest

ANF - 2019-11-13 07:35
SDF reiterated their call for the adoption of a firm stance against the crimes committed in northeastern Syria. ...

Turkey starts repatriating Islamic State detainees

Kathimerini - 2019-11-12 02:57
of the assault against Kurdish militia who have been holding thousands of the group's fighters and tens.... Turkey launched its offensive into northeastern Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia last month ...

People of Til Rifat and Afrin protest Turkish invasion in Shehba

ANF - 2019-11-10 22:00
People of northeastern Syria continue their protests against the Turkish genocidal offensive seeking to invade the region together with ISIS and al-Nusra mercenaries which Turkey has banded together under the name of ‘Syrian National Army’. ...

Turkish patrol kills protester amid shaky truce in northeastern Syria | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-11-10 15:09

Turkish Military Vehicle Runs Over and Kills Syrian Protester

New York Times - 2019-11-09 10:54
Kurdish residents of northeastern Syria opposed to the Turkish invasion have thrown rocks at Turkish and Russian vehicles patrolling the area. ...

Erdogan does not rule out Peace Spring operation in Syria may continue — TV

TASS - 2019-11-08 19:12
On Thursday, the Turkish leader said that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, which Ankara considers to be a terrorist organization, had not completed their pullout from northeastern Syria yet ...

Furor over pulling troops from northeastern Syria began with Trump call, White House statement - The Hour

Thehour - 2019-11-07 21:09

Kurdish fighters not withdrawn from northeastern Syria, Erdogan says

TASS - 2019-11-07 09:32

BCF, Kuwaiti Aid Organization to Deliver Assistance to Syrian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-11-05 14:10
ERBIL - The Kurdish Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) in cooperation with the Kuwaiti state aid organisation will deliver humanitarian assistance to the Syrian refugees who have fled the Turkish bombardments in northeastern Syria. According to the informa ...

Turkey blames Kurdish militia after deadly bombing in Syrian town

Jerusalem Post - 2019-11-03 16:40
The explosion comes after two weeks of relative calm in northeastern Syria. ...

Rally at State House calls for no fly zone in northeastern Syria - The Boston Globe

Bostonglobe - 2019-11-03 08:04

Several killed as car bomb hits market in strategic town in northeastern Syria | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-11-02 16:54

US Forces Enter Syria's Qamishli

BAS News - 2019-11-02 13:40
ERBIL - A convoy of US forces entered on Saturday the Kurdish city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria, a report revealed. Kurdistan 24 cited its corespondent in the area as saying that the US troops arrived in Qamishli on Saturday, reportedly making prepa ...

Guterres in Turkey: UN to study ‘new settlement areas’ plan for Syrian refugees

United Nations - 2019-11-02 06:18
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday presented UN Secretary-General António Guterres with a plan for resettling hundreds-of-thousands of Syrian refugees, in the wake of the country’s offensive into northeastern Syria last month to remove Kurdi ...

Trump says ceasefire in northeastern Syria holding well

Reuters - 2019-11-02 00:38
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the ceasefire in northeastern Syria where Turkey has sent in troops to clear the area of Syrian Kurdish militia forces has held very nicely. ...

Joint Turkish and Russian patrols begin in Syrian region

Seattle Times - 2019-11-01 11:39
SEVIMLI, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara’s incursion. The ...

Turkey says its forces captured 18 Syrian soldiers in northeastern Syria - Middle East - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-10-31 21:44

US House Passes Bill to Sanction Turkey over Syria Offensive

BAS News - 2019-10-30 11:39
ERBIL - The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill to impose sanctions on Turkey over Ankara's military campaign against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. The bill, threatening to freeze the assets of senior Turkish official ...

Turkey to establish safe zone in Syria in cooperation with Russia

TASS - 2019-10-29 22:35
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported earlier in the day that Kurdish units had withdrawn from the safe zone in northeastern Syria ahead of schedule ...

Kurdish forces complete pullout from safety area in northeastern Syria — top brass

TASS - 2019-10-29 16:54
As of noon October 23, Russian military police and Syrian border guards have started to monitor the withdrawal of Kurdish military formations to the depth of 30 km from the border ...

How Iran sees the Russia-Turkey deal on northeastern Syria

Al Monitor - 2019-10-28 21:06

Turkey says Kurdish YPG has not fully withdrawn from Syria border area

Reuters - 2019-10-28 19:10
Kurdish YPG forces have not fully withdrawn from a strip of northeastern Syria under a Russia-brokered accord that is about to expire, Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday, as Ankara prepared to discuss its next steps with Moscow. ...

U.S. forces cross into northeastern Syria to protect oil fields

NBC News - 2019-10-27 13:50
A convoy of U.S. military vehicles crossed the border from Iraq and made its way across northeastern Syria in an effort to prevent oil fields from falling into the hands of ISIS. ...

SDF statement on the implementation of Sochi agreement

ANF - 2019-10-27 12:11
SDF said they have agreed to the implementation of the deal , to stop the Turkish aggression on northeastern Syria. ...

IS Leader Baghdadi Believed to Be Killed in US Operation: Sources

BAS News - 2019-10-27 08:34
ERBIL - Top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a US air raid carried out in northeastern Syria on Saturday, a senior US defense official was quoted as saying. Talking to CNN, the source said that Baghdadi ap ...

U.S. to boost troops protecting oil fields in Syrian Kurdistan, as Kurds start pullback

E-Kurd - 2019-10-25 10:28
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The US said Thursday it would beef up its military presence to protect oil fields in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria ) as Kurdish forces abandoned several positions to comply with a deal allowing Damascus, Ankara and Mos ...

After Turkish Incursion, ISIS Wives Speak Out

New York Times - 2019-10-25 03:50
We traveled to the notorious Al Hol camp in northeastern Syria to speak with the wives of ISIS fighters. Some remained radicalized, while others said they regretted joining the militant group. ...

Russia will continue mediating between Kurds and Damascus — diplomat

TASS - 2019-10-25 02:21
Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said that "escalation in northeastern Syria resulted from "a dangerous experiment of geopolitical engineering" ...

Syrian Kurdish forces start pullback from Turkish border

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 17:35
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria) left several positions along the long border with Turkey Thursday, complying with a deal that sees Damascus, Ankara and Moscow carve up their now-defunct autonomous regi ...

Syrian Kurdish refugees pay hundreds of dollars to cross border into Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 16:30
DUHOK, Iraqi Kurdistan,— Refugees fleeing Turkish forces are being charged hundreds of US dollars each to cross from Syria into Iraq, according to Sky News sources. Kurds forced from their homes in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria) by Turkey’s incurs ...

This is how Putin and Erdogan have redrawn northeastern Syria

NBC News - 2019-10-23 16:34
Analysis: The deal is another blow for Syrian Kurds who want greater self-rule. ...

Russian military police moving to northeastern Syria

TASS - 2019-10-23 16:19
The units will work to ensure the safety of civilians and maintain law and order and will also patrol the designated areas, assisting in the withdrawal of Kurdish forces ...

Turkish Offensive in Syria Undermines Anti-IS Fight: US Envoy

BAS News - 2019-10-23 00:44
ERBIL - The recent Turkish offensive against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria has undermined the fight against the Islamic State (IS), US President Donald Trump's special envoy for the Syrian conflict argued on Tuesday. Turkey began a military ca ...

Syrian Kurdish fighters informed U.S. they fulfilled obligations under ceasefire: U.S. official

Reuters - 2019-10-22 19:57
The commander of Kurdish led-SDF fighters has informed the United States that it has carried out all of its obligations under a U.S.-brokered truce to withdraw forces from a border area with Turkey in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official s ...

Turkey begins ground offensive in northeastern Syria | Turkey News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-10-22 16:44

U.S. senators, Syrian Kurdish leader call for Turkey sanctions: ‘Horror and shame’

E-Kurd - 2019-10-22 13:28
WASHINGTON,— U.S. lawmakers kept up their push on Monday to impose sanctions on Turkey if it does not end its offensive in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, and a leading Kurdish politician called on President Donald Trump to st ...

Unclear Whether Temporary Cease-fire for Northeastern Syria is Holding - The Media Line

Themedialine - 2019-10-22 00:11

Trump says he may leave some U.S. forces in Syria to protect oil, but not Kurds

NBC News - 2019-10-21 23:05
The president's comments come after Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the Pentagon had discussed keeping some troops in parts of northeastern Syria. ...

U.S. troops cross into Iraqi Kurdistan as part of withdrawal from Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-21 20:07
DOHUK, Iraqi Kurdistan,— The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Mond ...

U.S. mulls leaving some troops in Syria to guard oil: Pentagon

Reuters - 2019-10-21 18:16
The Pentagon is considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday. ...

Turkish offensive in Syrian Kurdistan violates international law: German FM

E-Kurd - 2019-10-21 14:53
BERLIN,— Turkey’s offensive in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, falls foul of international law, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday. “We don’t believe that an attack on Kurdish units or Kurdish militia is legitim ...

Residents of northeast Syria city pelt departing US troops

Washington Post - 2019-10-21 14:15
Angered by US withdrawal, residents of northeastern Syrian pelt troops as they drive out ...

Authorities on high alert for escaped jihadists

Kathimerini - 2019-10-21 07:23
With Turkey’s invasion of northeastern Syria leading to the escape of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists from prisons guarded by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Greek security officials... (ISIS) jihadists from prisons guarded by the Kurdish-l ...

Senior Kurdish politician and women’s rights leader killed in northeastern Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-10-21 02:26

US Troops to Withdraw from Syria to Iraq: Pentagon Chief

BAS News - 2019-10-20 10:18
ERBIL — US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that his country’s military personnel withdrawing from Syria will be deployed in western Iraq. “The US withdrawal continues apace from northeastern Syria... we're talking weeks not days," Esper tol ...

U.S. monitoring Kurdish-Turkey ceasefire with drones, not soldiers

WarIsBoring - 2019-10-20 03:05
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes American troops will not physically monitor the temporary ceasefire in northeastern Syria between NATO ally Turkey and the Kurdish-dominated militia that the United States has backed in recent years to fight the Islamic S ...

Erdogan says Turkey to resume Syria offensive if truce deal falters

Reuters - 2019-10-20 01:55
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and "crush the heads of terrorists" if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area was not fully implemented. ...

Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of scuppering U.S.-brokered deal

E-Kurd - 2019-10-19 21:49
BEIRUT,— The commander of Syrian Kurdish forces accused Turkey of sabotaging a US-brokered truce Saturday by blocking the withdrawal of his forces from a flashpoint border Kurdish town in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) northeastern Syria. In a wide-ranging in ...

Kurdish forces, Turkey exchange blame for continued fighting

Washington Times - 2019-10-19 14:24
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) - Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Turkey exchanged blame on Saturday for fighting that has rattled a U.S.-brokered cease-fire in northeastern Syria, as the Kurds appealed to Vice President Mike Pence to enforce the deal. The Syrian De ...

Kurdish forces, Turkey exchange blame for continued fighting

Seattle Times - 2019-10-19 13:51
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Turkey exchanged blame on Saturday for fighting that has rattled a U.S.-brokered cease-fire in northeastern Syria, as the Kurds appealed to Vice President Mike Pence to enforce the deal. The Syrian De ...

Turkish air strikes kill 14 civilians in Syrian Kurdistan despite truce: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 20:49
TEL TAMR, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkish-led bombardment Friday killed 14 civilians in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, as Turkey’s president threatened to broaden his assault and an hours-old US-brokered deal already appeared to c ...

Trump Says "Ultimate" Syria Solution Underway

BAS News - 2019-10-18 19:12
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has hailed the temporary ceasefire between Turkey and the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, hinting on an "ultimate" solution for Syrian crisis. Trump's remarks come while there have been reports of civilian casualti ...

U.N. Investigates Possible Chemical Weapons Use by Turkish Forces in Syria

National Review - 2019-10-18 17:03
The Kurds have accused Turkey of using white phosphorous during their recent incursion into northeastern Syria. ...

Over 2,300, mostly Syrian Kurds, fleeing Turkish invasion seek refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 15:23
GENEVA,—The United Nations said Friday that more than 2,300 people, mostly women and children, had fled fighting in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria) and crossed into Iraqi Kurdistan in recent days. “For the fourth consecutive day, UNHCR … has been r ...

Czech president Milos Zeman accuses Turkey of war crimes in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 15:23
PRAGUE,— Czech President Milos Zeman has accused fellow NATO member Turkey of teaming up with terrorists during its offensive in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, and of committing war crimes. “President Erdogan calls the Kurds ...

Syrian Kurds say Turkish bombardment violating truce

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 15:23
TEL TAMR, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkey is violating an hours-old ceasefire in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria) and still targeting civilians with air strikes and artillery fire, a Kurdish military spokesman said on Friday. “Despite the agreement to hal ...

How a Senseless and Unlawful Attack on Northeastern Syria is a Major Blow to Women’s Rights - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-10-18 10:50

Erdogan says joint U.S. effort on Syria will promote peace

Reuters - 2019-10-17 23:07
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter on Thursday he is confident that joint efforts with the United States will promote peace and stability after the two sides agreed to pause Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria. ...

10 reasons why Donald Trump is wrong to support Turkey

E-Kurd - 2019-10-17 20:04
Michael Rubin | The National Interest Turkey invaded Kurdish-administered northeastern Syria last week after President Donald Trump essentially green-lighted the operation in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Many supporters ...

Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

Washington Times - 2019-10-17 19:43
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal struck between the Syrian Kurdish-led forces, Russia and the Syrian government in Damascus to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the commander of the ...

German official condemns violent protests at Kurdish rallies

Washington Post - 2019-10-17 16:10
A senior German security official has condemned violence during protests by Kurds in Germany against Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria ...

Pence arrives in Turkey for talks with Erdogan on Syria offensive

Reuters - 2019-10-17 13:28
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived on Thursday in Ankara for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan over Turkey's military offensive into northeastern Syria. ...

Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

Seattle Times - 2019-10-17 12:36
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal struck between the Syrian Kurdish-led forces, Russia and the Syrian government in Damascus to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the commander of the ...

Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus

Washington Post - 2019-10-17 12:20
The commander of the Syrian Kurdish-led forces says US President Donald Trump did not oppose a deal his group made with Russia and the Syrian government to protect against a Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria ...

Turkey’s offensive in Syrian Kurdistan displaced more than 300,000: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-10-17 12:04
BEIRUT,— Turkey’s week-old offensive against Syrian Kurdistan. the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, has displaced more than 300,000 people, a war monitor said Thursday. “More than 300,000 civilians have been displaced since the start of the offensiv ...

The Trouble with Turkey

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-10-17 06:10
The Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria has upended the U.S. counter-ISIS mission and forced a hasty American withdrawal. To discuss […] ...

Turkey to Retaliate US Sanctions: FM

BAS News - 2019-10-16 23:47
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned on Wednesday that his country would retaliate the US recent sanctions on Ankara for its offensive against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. Cavusoglu made the comments in Parliament on Wedn ...

Turkey urges Kurdish fighters to lay down their arms

Seattle Times - 2019-10-16 22:44
DOHUK, Iraq — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey called Wednesday for Kurdish fighters battling his troops in northeastern Syria to lay down their weapons and withdraw from the border area “this very night.” Resisting Western pressure to halt the o ...

US Urges Turkey to End Its Offensive in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-16 20:26
ERBIL - US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft said in Thursday that Washington had urged Ankara to put an end to its offensive against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. Talking to reporters at the UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, Craft sai ...

Turkish foreign minister, U.S. national security adviser to meet in Ankara on Wednesday: ministry

Reuters - 2019-10-16 12:26
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet with U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien at 1245 GMT in Ankara on Wednesday, Turkey's foreign ministry said, as Turkey pressed on with its military operation in northeastern Syria. ...

Russians Share Videos From Hastily Abandoned U.S. Base in Syria: 'Manbij Is Ours!'

Newsweek - 2019-10-16 11:21
American troops hastily retreated from positions in northeastern Syria this week as Turkey pushed its operation against Kurdish-led militias there. ...

PM Barzani conveys concerns on northeastern Syria crisis to US official

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-16 06:59

Erdogan says Turkey will never declare ceasefire in northern Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-16 03:24
President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria and that it will not negotiate with Kurdish forces it is fighting in its offensive into the region. ...

Protesters Participating in Marivan Rally Against Turkish Invasion of Northeastern Syria Arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-16 02:10
Iranian security forces attacked the demonstrators participating in a rally in protest to Turkish incursion into the Kurdish areas in north and east of Syria, known as Rojava, on October 11 and arrested at… The post Protesters Participating in Marivan Ra ...

'Show of force' in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came close to U.S. troops: official

Reuters - 2019-10-15 22:59
U.S. military aircraft carried out a "show of force" in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came in close proximity to American forces during a Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria, a U.S. official told Reuters. ...

Grief, accusations surround killing of Kurdish politician in northeastern Syria

Washington Post - 2019-10-15 21:38
Kurds call Hevrin Khalaf’s death a war crime and blame Turkish-backed Islamist fighters. ...

U.S. to mount pressure on Turkey to halt Syria offensive, may increase sanctions

Reuters - 2019-10-15 21:21
The United States will mount diplomatic pressure on Turkey and threaten Ankara with more sanctions to persuade it to halt its military offensive in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. ...

U.S. to mount pressure on Turkey to halt Syria offensive, may increase sanctions: U.S. official

Reuters - 2019-10-15 19:21
The United States will mount diplomatic pressure on Turkey and threaten Ankara with more sanctions to persuade it to reach a ceasefire and halt its military offensive in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. ...

RSF: Northeastern Syria turning into news black hole

ANF - 2019-10-15 15:21
“Any attack on journalists is strictly prohibited under international law, which requires belligerents to protect media personnel along with humanitarian personnel and all other civilians.” ...

Syrian Kurds defend key border Serêkaniyê town as Turkey ignores U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-10-15 14:54
TEL TAMR, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish forces held out in a key border town Tuesday seven days into a deadly Turkish invasion of Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria) that has caused mass displacement and reshaped the political map. The United States slapp ...

UN: Turkey could be deemed responsible for executions in Syria

ANF - 2019-10-15 14:47
The UN warned that reported summary executions of civilians in northeastern Syria carried out by pro-Turkish fighters could amount to a "war crime" and that Ankara could be "deemed responsible". ...

NATO worried about effects of Turkey's Syria offensive on fight against Islamic State

Reuters - 2019-10-15 13:38
NATO is concerned about the consequences of Turkey's military operation in northeastern Syria on the fight against Islamic State, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday. ...

Foreign Policy: An Angry Congress Prepares to Rebuke Trump Over Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2019-10-15 06:24
Bipartisan sanctions legislation targeting Turkey’s leadership places U.S. President Donald Trump on a collision course with congressional Republicans furious over his decision to abandon America’s Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria. Set to be introduce ...

Foreigners exit northeastern Syria fearing government reach

Washington Post - 2019-10-15 01:39
Foreign aid workers and journalists pack the border crossing, looking to get out of northeast Syria and into Iraq, a sign of the sudden transformation sweeping the Kurdish-run region ...
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