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Tuehina refugees reject to target Turkey for civilians in Afrin

ANHA - 2018-02-19 10:48
The refugees people of al-Tuehina camp in al-Jarnyia town of in northern al-Tabqa countryside are considered that the targeting of civilians, especially refugees persons in North Syria in Afrin region is a crime against humanity. ...

The beginnings of a NATO crisis

Kathimerini - 2018-02-18 00:45
have engaged in a war against Kurdish rebels in northern Syria where the United States maintains... its foundation as Turkish troops have engaged in a war against Kurdish rebels in northern Syria where... that the Kurdish question poses a major security p ...

With Photos , video state of displaced people under rain in camp

ANHA - 2018-02-17 15:26
Rain in most parts of northern Syria has pleased most people, especially farmers, but the displaced residents of Ain Issa camp in Girê Sipî canton, despite the joy of rain, but the rain increased their suffering inside the camp. ...

US Negligent in Resolving Afrin Issue: PYD

BAS News - 2018-02-15 16:44
ERBIL — A member of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) stated that the United States did not tend to solve the issue related to the Turkish offensive on the Kurdish city of Afrin in northern Syria. "It is being almost a month since Turkey has launched its ...

Using Gas Attacks on Afrin Possible: UN Official

BAS News - 2018-02-15 12:25
ERBIL - A high UN official expressed concerns on the allegations that chemical gas attacks have been carried out in the fight of Afrin, A Kurdish city in northern Syria."There have been several allegations of chlorine attacks in Ghouta, Idlib, and also n ...

Mosques’ Imams to Erdogan: Aggression will not discourage our will

ANHA - 2018-02-14 13:12
AFRIN- The imams of the mosques in Afrin said that the cohesion and coexistence of the peoples in Afrin have bothered and worried them, they tried hard to ignite the fire of strife between the components of the people in Afrin and northern Syria, stressin ...

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 ...

DCHRK Reveals Latest Statistics on Casualties in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-12 10:34
ERBIL - Democracy Center for Human Rights in Kurdistan (DCHRK) reselaed the latest number of casualties from both sides since the launch of the Turkish assault on Afrin, the Kurdish city in northern Syria.According to the center's statement on Monday, th ...

WATCH: YPG Destroys Turkish Artillery in Northern Syria

BAS News - 2018-02-12 10:34
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) released a video of their fighters carrying out a missile attack on a Turkish army unit in northern Syria.YPG on Sunday published a footage which shows a missile attack being conducted on a Turki ...

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) ...

DCHRK’s Latest Figures in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-11 12:05
ERBIL - Democracy Center for Human Rights in Kurdistan (DCHRK) revealed the latest figures of the casualties on the 22nd day of the Turkish attacks on Afrin, Kurdish city in northern Syria.According to the center's statement, the Turkish airstrikes on Af ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

US General: American troops would remain in Manbij

Waar Media - 2018-02-08 12:39
WAAR-DUHOK: On the ground in Syria, the top U.S. general in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group pledged on Wednesday that American troops would remain in the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Manbij despite Ankara’s demands for a U.S. pullout. “ ...

EU deeply worried about Turkish attack on Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-02-07 19:44
WAAR-DUHOK: The European Union High Representatives for Foreign Affairs are deeply worried about the Turkish offensive on the Kurdish city of Afrin in northern Syria. “The Afrin offensive could have political consequences on the internal balances inside ...

EU Deeply Concerned over Turkish Attack on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-07 15:23
ERBIL — The European Union High Representatives for Foreign Affairs are deeply worried about the Turkish offensive on the Kurdish city of Afrin in northern Syria. "The Afrin offensive could have political consequences on the internal balances inside the ...

Turkey, U.S. forces on course for clash in Manbij, Syria

Washington Times - 2018-02-06 23:57
The U.S. and Turkish militaries are on a collision course, and the point of impact for the two NATO allies is the Syrian town of Manbij. Turkish forces say the northern Syrian city, which is ground zero for U.S. operations in support of local Kurdish and ...

150 civilians massacred, 298 wounded in Afrin in 14 days

Waar Media - 2018-02-03 13:08
WAAR-DUHOK: According to the Health Council of Afrin Canton, 150 civilians were killed and more than 298 others were wounded as a result of attacks by the Turkish army and allied gangs that commit a war crime in the northern Syria territory. The casualti ...

Turkish Jets Carry Out Airstrikes on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-01 14:10
The Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units in Afrin, a Kurdish city in northern Syria.According to the information obtained by Al Arabiya from the Free Syrian Army sources, the YPG fighters on January 31s ...

Turkish attack in Syria threatens broader conflict

CNN - 2018-02-01 00:18
Turkey's military incursion into northern Syria against Kurdish militia opens yet another front in the seven-year Syrian conflict, and risks giving ISIS breathing room just as it was being suffocated. ...

France’s Macron warns Turkey over Afrin attack

Waar Media - 2018-01-31 19:19
WAAR-DUHOK: French President Emmanuel Macron warned Turkey that its operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria (Rojava) should not become an excuse to invade the country and said he wanted Ankara to coordinate its action with its allies. Turkey l ...

France's Macron warns Turkey over Syrian operation

Reuters - 2018-01-31 13:43
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron warned Turkey that its operation against Kurdish militias in northern Syria should not become an excuse to invade the country and said he wanted Ankara to coordinate its action with its allies. ...

Turkey orders detention of top doctors over criticism of Syrian offensive

Roji Kurd - 2018-01-31 00:05
A Turkish prosecutor ordered the detention of 11 senior members of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) on Tuesday, including its chairman, after the body criticized Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria. Roji Kurd: “The prosecutor said police in ...

One person killed in attack Turkish convoy in Idlib: Turkish army

Roji Kurd - 2018-01-31 00:05
One person was killed and two more were wounded in a roadside bomb attack on a Turkish military convoy in Syria’s Idlib on Tuesday, the Turkish army said. Roji Kurd: “The attack, carried out by Kurdish militants as the convoy was in transit in northern Id ...

YPJ Reporter Killed in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-01-30 20:28
ERBIL — According to the information released by the media outlets in northern Syria, a Kurdish reporter was reportedly killed in Afrin, a Kurdish city in northern Syria. “Awrin Mahsoum, a female Kurdish reporter for Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) Media ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Convene Today

BAS News - 2018-01-30 11:05
The Kurdistan Regional Parliament will assemble on Tuesday 30th to discuss a number of new proposals and the issue of Turkish assault on Afrin, a Kurdish city in northern Syria.According to an official statement a copy of which was sent to BasNews, the p ...

Help end the Turkish war in Afrin!

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-01-30 04:28
The Turkish AKP regime started a war on 20 January against Afrin, a predominantly Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. After one week, on 27 January, the war had already caused the deaths of 86 civilians and wounded 198. You can find the most recent informa ...

Afrin: Turkey battles Kurds over key mountain

Al Jazeera - 2018-01-28 20:19
Turkey is battling to take a key mountain in northern Syria, as it steps up its offensive against US-backed Kurdish fighters in the Afrin region. ...

Erdogan says Turkey will 'clean' entire Syrian border

Reuters - 2018-01-28 19:42
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey will "clean" its entire border with Syria in a sign that the Turkish offensive on the Syrian Kurdish YPG group in northern Syria's Afrin region could be extended further. ...

Turkey Parliament Speaker calls offensive on Afrin as ‘jihad’

Waar Media - 2018-01-28 12:27
WAAR-DUHOK: The Speaker of Turkey’s National Assembly on Saturday described a now week-long military offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria’s Afrin as “jihad.” Speaker Ismail Kahraman’s use of the Islamic definition of “holy war” ca ...

Turkish Assault in Syria Likely to Expand to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-01-27 17:56
ERBIL — Deputy head of Kurdistan parliamentary committee for internal affairs stated that the translation of Turkish officials’ last statements is that the country is trying to expand its assault on Afrin, a Kurdish city in northern Syria, to other Kurdi ...

SOHR Deems Turkish Army Attack on Afrin as Failure

BAS News - 2018-01-27 14:48
Head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) believes that the Turkish army will not be successful in entering Afrin, a Kurdish city in northern Syria.Osama Suleiman, founder and head of SOHR told DW News/Arabic “Despite the fact that the Turki ...

What in Reality Turkey Are Doing in The Middle East

E-Kurd - 2018-01-27 14:43
Ali Husain Karimi | Ekurd.net Scotland At the moment Turkish troops are attacking the prominent Kurdish city in Rojava (northern Syria), while 20,000 Syrian extremists armed by Turkey are helping the Turkish army in the front lines, they belong to al Qai ...

Turkey attempts to restore Ottoman Empire glory

ANHA - 2018-01-27 14:27
It is not a secret that the Ottoman Turkish state, through its attacks on Afrin and Alshahba, aims to revive its empires again in the land of northern Syria, and subject the areas occupied to Turkey, as happened earlier in the Syrian land banner of Iskend ...

Afrin Will Not Have the Fate of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-01-27 13:37
İsmail Beşikçi, a well-known Turkish sociologist, and philosopher stated that Afrin, a Kurdish city in northern Syria, will not fall in the hand of the enemies like Kirkuk did since there is no betrayal in the city.In a statement to Gazete Duvar, a Turks ...

Open and maintain the nozzles in Manbij

ANHA - 2018-01-27 12:58
MANBIJ – The People’s Municipality of Manbj city started opening and maintaining the rain nozzles, after heavy rain in areas north of Syria and Manbij. The northern regions of Syria have been witnessing heavy seasonal rains since Tuesday, causing the form ...

SDF Releases Figure of Casualties in Clash with Turkish Army

BAS News - 2018-01-26 17:58
ERBIL — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces has released a statement in which it confirms that 43 of its fighters have lost their lives while clashing with the Turkish army and Ankara-backed militias in northern Syria. The SDF, in which the Syrian Kur ...

CALL Stop the Turkish aggression war against Afrin!

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-01-26 07:38
Dear The Turkish AKP regime started a war on 20 January against Afrin, a predominantly Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. Several dozen organizations and individuals have signed a call to stop these hostilities immediately (list below). You can also sign ...

Trump expresses concerns to Erdogan over Ankara’s attack on Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-01-25 15:19
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday spoke over the phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express concern over Ankara’s military operation against the Syrian Kurds in Afrin, northern Syria. “President Trump expressed concerns ...

After Efrin, Turkey will target all of northern Syria, envoy says

The Defense Post - 2018-01-24 00:49
Turkey's Operation Olive Branch could bring about a war that will engulf all of Syria, the Rojava cantons representative said The post After Efrin, Turkey will target all of northern Syria, envoy says appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Mattis says Turkey gave US notice about airstrikes in Syria

Washington Times - 2018-01-23 17:53
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey gave the U.S. military advance notice of its airstrikes against Kurdish targets in northern Syria. Mattis defended Turkey, calling it a trusted NATO ally with "legitimate security co ...

Bahman Ghobadi Calls for Peace in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-01-23 14:28
"Islamic State (IS) did the same to Kurds" Bahman Ghobadi, a well-known Kurdish film director, in a brief statement on a social media platform, calls for an end to the Turksih assault on Afrin, the Kurdish city in northern Syria.The Kurdish director, in ...

US Official Visits YPG in Syria

BAS News - 2018-01-23 12:43
The visit comes amid the Turkish assaults on Afrin A US official paid a visit to area controlled by the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) which is the military wing of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Syria.According to Reuters, Mar ...

Qatar backs Turkey’s military action against Kurds in northern Syria

The Defense Post - 2018-01-23 12:41
Qatar has backed Operation Olive Branch, Turkey's offensive against Kurdish-held Efrin in Syria, defending one of its closest allies The post Qatar backs Turkey’s military action against Kurds in northern Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Russia invites Syrian Kurds to Sochi peace congress

The Defense Post - 2018-01-23 12:14
Russia has invited Kurds to take part in an upcoming Syrian peace congress in Sochi despite a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militia in northern Syria The post Russia invites Syrian Kurds to Sochi peace congress appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Turkish artillery hammers Kurdish-held territory in Syria

Washington Times - 2018-01-21 23:17
Turkish forces hammered the Kurdish-controlled district of Afrin, in northern Syria's Aleppo governorate, with mortars and heavy artillery on Friday, in what could be the opening salvos of a large-scale offensive by Ankara on the district. Turkish Defenc ...
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