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ISIS 'caliphate' ends in Baghouz, Syria

Washington Times - 2019-03-25 02:39
The five-year battle to wrest control of much of Syria and northern Iraq from the grip of the Islamic State came to an end this weekend in the small, dusty eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, with U.S.-backed forces liberating it from ISIS control and brin ...

Three ISIS suicide bombers blow themselves up near Iraq’s Sinjar

Jerusalem Post - 2019-03-24 21:17
ISIS members fleeing Syria were reportedly hunted down and killed in northern Iraq, illustrating the continued threat of ISIS. ...

PYD Europe calls for international action against Turkish threats

ANF - 2019-03-23 10:35
"We call upon the international community to recognise our cause and our democratic administration in northern Syria, to stand firmly against Turkish threats and occupation Afrin and to pressure Turkey to withdraw from the Syrian territories it occupied." ...

Newroz fires lit from Kobanê to Cizire

ANF - 2019-03-21 11:52
Fires to mark the Kurdish New Year, Newroz, have been lit across Rojava and Northern Syria. ...

SDF ready to support northern Syria security zone with international guarantees

Thedefensepost - 2019-03-19 18:35

Northern and Eastern Syria responds to Damascus threats

ANF - 2019-03-19 13:20
Northern and Eastern Syrian Autonomous Administration Defense Bureau responded to the Damascus regime threats that they will “use force”. ...

France Repatriates IS Children from Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-17 00:07
ERBIL - France has repatriated five young children from the camps in northern Syria whose parents had joined the Islamic State (IS) in the past four years. The move was made after Iraq said that it had started the legal proceedings against 14 militants o ...

Autonomous Administration handed over 5 French children

ANF - 2019-03-16 11:26
Northern and Eastern Syria Autonomous Administration Foreign Relations Bureau handed over 5 children of French citizen ISIS members to a French Foreign Ministry committee in coordination with French officials. ...

Turkey military fires on Tal Abyad in northern Syria, killing at least one HXP member

Thedefensepost - 2019-03-15 10:00

Are US-Turkish relations headed toward crisis?

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-14 18:27
Ankara renamed the street where the US Embassy is located after the Turkish military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds. (Photo: AP/Burhan Ozbilici) ...

US patrols SDF-held areas targeted by Turkey in northern Syria

Thedefensepost - 2019-03-14 17:24

Women’s institutions in Northern and Eastern Syria come together

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
Women’s institutions in Northern and Eastern Syria are coming together to hold a meeting with the motto, “Build the free and democratic society with the unity of free women”. ...

28. February 2019 – A call for help: Northern Syria cannot take up any more refugees

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-03-13 09:24

Turkey bolsters troops in Kurdish areas of northern Syria: war monitor | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-12 09:18

Morocco takes back Islamic State fighters from Syria’s north: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-11 15:30
DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria,— A group of Moroccans held in northern Syria by Kurdish-led SDF forces have returned home, the SDF said, in a rare case of a foreign government taking back citizens likely to have been members of the Islamic State jihadist gr ...

Erdogan: Ankara ready to clear northern Syria of Kurds | Vestnik Kavkaza

Vestnikkavkaza - 2019-03-11 09:02

MSD Spokesman: Northern Syria needs international guarantee

ANF - 2019-03-10 12:19
The international forces should pursue a policy of protecting the security of the region, said MSD spokesman Emced Osman, adding that the ISIS prisoners are causing major problems for the Autonomous Community. ...

Suicide car bomb attack in northern Syria’s Manbij wounds 8

Seattle Times - 2019-03-09 17:42
BEIRUT (AP) — An official with a U.S.-backed group says a suicide car bomb attacker has blown himself up near a military vehicle in the northern Syrian town of Manbij, wounding eight people, most of them civilians. Sharfan Darwish, of the Kurdish-led Man ...

Syrian Kurds reject Turkish ‘safe zone’, want secure border strip

E-Kurd - 2019-03-09 10:32
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish-led authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria want a multinational force to deploy at the Turkish border and reject the creation of a large “safe zone” that Turkey hopes to control, a Kurdish poli ...

Women in Rojava and Northern Syria celebrate 8 March

ANF - 2019-03-08 14:47
Women in Rojava and Northern Syria took to the street to celebrate 8 March, International Women’s Day and the resistance led by women. ...

IS Insurgents Helped to Move from Syria to Sinjar Region: Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-03-07 11:02
ERBIL — Members of the Islamic State (IS) are being helped to escape their collapsing so-called caliphate in Syria and move to northern Iraq, in the areas around Sinjar, a Kurdish military source said. IS is facing its final defeat in the last pocket it ...

Ankara to open border gate with Turkey-occupied Syria’s Kurdish Afrin next week: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-03-05 22:55
ANKARA,— A border gate between Turkey and Turkey-occupied northern Syria’s Kurdish Afrin region is ready and will be opened next week, Turkey’s Trade Minister was quoted by state media as saying on Tuesday, advancing a project aimed at speeding up aid an ...

8 March celebrations in Northern and Eastern Syria

ANF - 2019-03-05 17:14
Women from across Northern and Eastern Syria held events and actions in many places for the upcoming 8 March, World Women’s Day. ...

Over 200 ISIS prisoners ‘not involved in crimes’ released in northern Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-05 02:52

HRE: 12 terrorists killed in a village of Azaz

ANF - 2019-03-02 18:04
Afrin Liberation Forces are inflicting further blows on the occupation forces in Northern Syria. ...

Turkey rows against strong currents in northern Syria

Al Monitor - 2019-03-01 12:24

US presence in northern Syria serves the Kurds, not Turkey

Al Monitor - 2019-02-28 20:21

Over 200 ISIS members surrendered to the SDF in Baghouz

ANF - 2019-02-28 17:50
ISIS is facing the end in Northern Syria. ...

43 academics write to European institutions on Ocalan's isolation

ANF - 2019-02-28 15:08
Ocalan is recognised as their leader by millions of Kurds, and you don’t have to be Kurdish to recognise the huge impact of his ideas in bringing democratic practices to Northern Syria, building bridges between different ethnic groups. ...

Erdogan: Only Turkey Could Control Future Buffer Zone in Northern Syria - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-02-27 08:30

“We are here thanks to security the SDF provided”

ANF - 2019-02-26 16:23
Thousands of people migrate to Northern and Eastern Syria every day still as the region has offered safe haven for hundreds of thousands of people since the beginning of the Syrian war. ...

SDF freed two thousand more civilians from ISIS

ANF - 2019-02-26 09:45
SDF forces are securing the lives of local people amid the ongoing battle to defeat terror in Northern Syria. ...

Largest ISIS mass grave discovered in Raqqa

ANF - 2019-02-25 10:06
On a farmland outside the city of Raqqa, a large mass grave was found with at least 3,500 victims of the terrorist militia "Islamic State". It is the largest mass grave discovered in northern Syria so far. ...

Three mercenaries wounded in Afrin

ANF - 2019-02-24 15:05
Afrin Liberation Forces are inflicting further blows on the occupation forces in Northern Syria. ...

Russia: Safe Zone in Northern Syria to Be Based on Adana Agreement

BAS News - 2019-02-24 12:12
ERBIL — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed on Sunday that his country is brokering the establishment of a safe zone in northern Syrian territories bordering Turkey with taking Ankara and Damascus concerns both into consideration. Lavrov note ...

Syria’s Kurds deserve international protection

E-Kurd - 2019-02-24 11:43
Fionn Skiotis | The Guardian Letter to The Guardian Ilham Ahmed is right in calling for an international presence to protect the predominantly Kurdish areas of northern Syria (Syrian Kurdish leader: border force needed to protect us from Turkey, theguard ...

Lavrov Says Talks on Syria Safe Zone Underway

Waar Media - 2019-02-24 10:50
WAAR_DUHOK Russian foreign minister said the discussions on establishing a safe zone in northern Syria along the Turkish border were underway as he sees the possibility of the deployment of Russian military police. Speaking to Chinese and Vietnamese broa ...

HRE hit invaders in Azaz

ANF - 2019-02-23 17:48
Afrin Liberation Forces are inflicting further blows on the occupation forces in Northern Syria. ...

In northern Syria, a society prepares for war against Turkey | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-02-23 16:11

US Agrees to Work on Concluding Manbij Roadmap Promptly

Waar Media - 2019-02-23 13:59
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. authorities accepted on working to avoid any delay on Manbij roadmap in northern Syria and to conclude it quickly, the Turkish defense minister said on Saturday. Speaking to Anadolu Agency following his meeting with Acting U.S. Defens ...

Swiss Court: Fighting ISIS is honourable

ANF - 2019-02-23 10:28
Syriac Swiss citizen Johan Cosar has stood trial for fighting against ISIS in northern Syria. ...

Syrian Kurdistan administration says U.S. troop decision will protect area

E-Kurd - 2019-02-22 16:58
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish-led administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) that runs much of northern Syria welcomed a U.S. decision to keep 200 American troops in the country after a pullout, saying it would protect their region and may en ...

5 mercenaries wounded in sabotage action by HRE in Afrin

ANF - 2019-02-22 15:48
Afrin Liberation Forces are inflicting further blows on the occupation forces in Northern Syria. ...

Powerful explosion hits rebel-controlled Afrin in northern Syria - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2019-02-22 07:50

Iraqi Forces Capture 24 IS Militants Escaping Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-21 11:45
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have arrested 24 jihadists after they infiltrated the northern areas bordering Syria, a top military commander said. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Iraqi Army's Chief of Staff Othman al-Ghanimi said that four group lead ...

One Turkish soldier and three mercenaries killed in Afrin

ANF - 2019-02-21 09:44
Afrin Liberation Forces are inflicting further blows on the occupation forces in Northern Syria. ...

US, Turkey discuss potential safe zone in northern Syria

Almasdarnews - 2019-02-21 04:00

18. February 2019 – Northern Syria: Foreign Minister Maas accused of "window dressing"

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-02-20 15:20

Kurdish-led Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay

E-Kurd - 2019-02-19 11:27
AIRBASE in northern Syria,— The commander of U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight Islamic State and expressed hope that the United States, in particular, w ...

Burden of victory: What should happen to European ISIL prisoners?

Al Jazeera - 2019-02-19 10:43
Fate of more than 1,000 European ISIL prisoners, detained by Kurdish forces in northern Syria, hangs in the balance. ...

Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern Syria -

Startribune - 2019-02-18 02:37

Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern Syria

Tribtown - 2019-02-17 22:20

‘Any intruder is an enemy’: Assad says only the state can protect groups in northern Syria | National Post

Nationalpost - 2019-02-17 16:14

Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern Syria | The Seattle Times

Seattletimes - 2019-02-17 15:54

Turkey insists on safe zone in northern Syria, wants Turkish troops patrolling it

Almasdarnews - 2019-02-17 11:00

Why the US is doomed to remain in northern Syria - Opinion - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-02-17 03:32

Putin: Northern Syria must return to Damascus control

Rûdaw - 2019-02-14 19:27
Putin hosted Erdogan and Rouhani in Sochi ...

The Latest: Erdogan says Kurds must be driven from Manbij

FOX News - 2019-02-14 17:43
The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local): 3 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the territorial integrity of Syria can only be preserved if Kurdish militia forces are driven out of the northern city of Manbij and regions ...

VBIED attack underscores ongoing Kurdish threat to Turkish and Turkish-backed forces in northern Syria | Jane's 360

Janes - 2019-02-14 14:41

HRE: Three terrorists killed in Afrin

ANF - 2019-02-14 14:20
Afrin Liberation Forces are inflicting further blows on the occupation forces in Northern Syria. ...

The factory breathing back Oxygen into hospitals in Syria

The Global Coalition - 2019-02-13 13:55
Abdul Rahman and his brothers started a factory in Syria northern Aleppo after Daesh to provide vital supplies to hospitals and have provided job opportunities to the citizens Article The factory breathing back Oxygen into hospitals in Syria Appeared fir ...

Welcome to Jinwar, a Women-Only Village in Syria that Wants to Smash the Patriarchy

Waar Media - 2019-02-12 12:18
WAAR_DUHOK At the end of a long dusty road in the plains of northern Syria, a young woman with a rifle over her shoulder guards the entrance to the isolated village of Jinwar. Thirty brick houses lie beyond the gate, decorated with splashes of purple and ...

HRE action leaves three mercenaries heavily wounded in Azaz

ANF - 2019-02-11 15:19
Afrin Liberation Forces are inflicting further blows on the occupation forces in Northern Syria. ...

Turkey must attack northern Syria 'tonight' to upset its enemies' plans - columnist | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-11 06:05

Armenia Sends Special Teams to Help Syria's Aleppo Clear War Remnants

BAS News - 2019-02-09 17:20
ERBIL - Armenia has sent special experts to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo to help the area clear the war remnants and provide medical assistance, the Armenian Defense Ministry said Saturday. Artsrun Hovhannisyan, a spokesperson for the ministry said ...

Syrian Kurds say no progress on repatriating French, including Islamic State fighters

E-Kurd - 2019-02-08 21:50
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish officials told AFP on Friday there was no progress on repatriating dozens of French nationals, including accused Islamic State fighters, women, and children, from prison camps in northern Syria. France announced last ...

The US military is putting new observation posts in northern Syria

Militarytimes - 2019-02-08 16:40

Top Syrian Regime Security Delegation Visits Turkey to Discuss Northern Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-07 12:43
ERBIL — Despite Ankara’s stance in opposing the Syrian regime through supporting some opposition groups, security sources have confirmed that the Turkish government is in communication with Damascus over a possible agreement concerning the Kurdish territ ...

Turkey Grows Impatient with US and Kurds in Northern Syria - Breaking Israel News

Breakingisraelnews - 2019-02-06 08:59

US asks Europe, others, to repatriate ISIL fighters held in Syria

Al Jazeera - 2019-02-06 01:44
More than 900 foreign fighters and 4,000 family members are believed to be held by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. ...

Turkey guilty of terrorism in northern Syria, says senior Kurdish official | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-05 21:01

When Cities of Hope are Surrounded: Turkey’s Desire to Destroy Syria’s Kurds

Hawzhin Press - 2019-02-05 18:53
Since the sudden announcement made by Trump to withdraw US troops from Rojava / Northern Syria, the Kurds have faced a period of intense uncertainty. We have watched political events unfold with mounting confusion, anger, and shock, as the international ...

Why the US is doomed to remain in northern Syria | Augusta Review

Augustareview - 2019-02-05 14:03

The Turkification of northern Syria - Kurdish news outlet | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-04 22:28

Uncertainty Over Future U.S. Role And Possible Turkish Offensive Raises Civilian Anxiety In Northern Syria - The Media Line

Themedialine - 2019-02-04 14:28

Turkey rips US-led coalition for building border force in northern Syria | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-02-04 03:20

Turkish spy planes spotted over northern Syria as Euphrates operation approaches

Almasdarnews - 2019-02-04 03:18

French troops allegedly enter northern Syria

Almasdarnews - 2019-02-03 21:45

Bus attack in Syria’s Manbij kills one, wounds four: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-02-03 16:25
BEIRUT,— A roadside bomb struck a bus carrying teachers in Manbij killing one person on Saturday, the latest in a spate of attacks in the Kurdish-Arab mixed northern Syrian city since mid-January, a war monitor said. The device exploded as the bus passed ...

Turkey and U.S. settle over buffer zone in northern Syria- Asharq Al-Awsat | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-03 14:32

US allegedly approves of Turkey's safe zone in northern Syria: report

Almasdarnews - 2019-02-03 10:54

Kurdish forces arrest six foreign ISIS fighters in northern Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-03 01:48

2nd LD-Writethru: Big explosion near commander house of Kurdish-led militia in northern Syria -

China - 2019-02-02 22:00

Stabilizing Northern Syria

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-02-02 18:37

Landmine Hits Bus in Syria’s Manbij, Kills One

BAS News - 2019-02-02 16:02
ERBIL — A bus carrying teachers in the northern Syrian city of Manbij was hit by a landmine on Saturday, media reports confirmed. The blast killed the driver and left five teachers wounded, ANHA reported. The incident took place in southeast of Manbij. M ...

Urgent: Big explosion rocks near commander house of Kurdish-led militia in northern Syria -

China - 2019-02-02 14:08

Big explosion rocks near commander house of Kurdish-led militia in northern Syria - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2019-02-01 23:51

Big explosion near commander house of Kurdish-led militia in northern Syria - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2019-02-01 23:51

IS Group Targets US Convoy in Northern Syria

Voanews - 2019-02-01 01:39

US wants Australia, UK, France to setup northern Syria safe zone

Almasdarnews - 2019-01-31 19:55

Our honorable sacrifices in Syria deserve justice

The Defense Post - 2019-01-31 17:53
Syrian Kurdish leader Aldar Xelil argues that a Turkey-run safe zone in northern Syria would undermine the sacrifices that have brought relative stability to the region The post Our honorable sacrifices in Syria deserve justice appeared first on The Defe ...

29 children died of hypothermia in northern Syria IDP camp: WHO

Rûdaw - 2019-01-31 15:50
Al-Hawl camp has tripled in size in last two months ...

U.S. Asks Western Allies to Help Form Buffer Zone in Northern Syria - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-01-31 06:36

Al-Qaida’s advance in northern Syria threatens fragile truce

Rûdaw - 2019-01-30 22:33
HTS advanced rapidly, taking towns and villages in Idlib ...

Erdogan: Turkey 'Ready' to Invade Kurdish Northern Syria

Breitbart - 2019-01-30 22:02

Captured Irish jihadist tells of dying days of Islamic State ‘caliphate’

E-Kurd - 2019-01-30 21:30
HASAKA, Syrian Kurdistan,— From detention in northern Syria, alleged Irish jihadist Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev described hunger and fear as missiles pounded down on the last shreds of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate.” “I thought we were going t ...

Trump and Erdogan discuss northern Syria: Turkish presidency, Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Straitstimes - 2019-01-30 19:28

Al-Qaeda’s Hayat Tahrir al-Sham advance in northern Syria threatens fragile truce

E-Kurd - 2019-01-30 11:28
BEIRUT,— It only took a few days for al-Qaeda-linked militants to seize more than two dozen towns and villages in northern Syria from rival insurgents earlier this month, expanding and cementing their control over an area the size of neighbouring Lebanon ...

An Unholy Alliance: Turkey’s Tacit Relations with Terrorist Groups in Northern Syria – European Eye on Radicalization

Eeradicalization - 2019-01-29 21:58

Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-01-29 21:14

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