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Turkey says it will patrol northern Syria town of Manbij with US forces

Militarytimes - 2019-01-18 02:05

A 'security zone' in northern Syria? Easier said than done | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-01-17 19:11

VIDEO: US establishing two military bases in Manbij, northern Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-17 18:33

Germany: We are working to prevent Turkey’s attack

ANF - 2019-01-17 16:17
Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Michael Roth responded to Die Linke’s inquiry in today’s Federal Parliament and said they are working to prevent a Turkish state attack against northern Syria. ...

Autonomous Administration calls for resistance for Afrin

ANF - 2019-01-17 15:16
Northern and Eastern Syria Autonomous Administration called for resistance against the invaders on the first anniversary of the Turkish state’s invasion attacks against Afrin. ...

SDF welcomes talks of no-fly zone over northern Syria for civilians

Rûdaw - 2019-01-17 12:22
"At this stage, many things are being talked about regarding a no-fly zone. ...

15. January 2019 – Afrin in northern Syria: One year under Turkish occupation Vigil in front of US embassy

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-01-16 20:49

Civilians, US troops killed in blast in northern Syria

Al Jazeera - 2019-01-16 19:35
Suicide bomber strikes area near a US-led coalition patrol in the Kurdish-held Syrian town of Manbij. ...

TASS: World - Moscow welcomes Damascus-Kurds contacts in northern Syria

TASS - 2019-01-16 18:14

Blast Near US-led Coalition Patrol in Syria

Waar Media - 2019-01-16 15:20
An explosion struck near a patrol of the US-led coalition in the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Wednesday, killing and wounding more than a dozen people, according to a Syrian war monitoring group and a local town council. The Britain-based Syrian Obs ...

Ibrahim Kalin: Turkey to control proposed safe zone in N. Syria

Waar Media - 2019-01-16 14:28
A proposed safe zone in northern Syria along Turkish border will be under Ankara’s control, the country’s presidential aide said on Tuesday. presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin; highlighted that Turkey’s aim in Syria’s Idlib was to ensure the safety ...

Assad must take control of northern Syria: Russian FM

Rûdaw - 2019-01-16 14:20
Russia intervened in the Syrian civil war in 2015 on the side of the regime ...

US to Turkey: De-escalate Tensions in Northern Syria, Focus on Fighting Islamic State

Voanews - 2019-01-16 09:02

Syrian Kurds will accept safe zone if run under International auspices: official

E-Kurd - 2019-01-16 00:21
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) will not accept a Turkish role in a safe zone over their areas, but would be open to such a scheme being controlled by an uninterested country or organization, a ...

Human shield action continues in Kobanê

ANF - 2019-01-15 09:15
People of Northern Syria continue their protests against the occupation threats of the Turkish state. ...

Erdogan speaks with Trump, says Turkey has no issue with Kurds

Al Jazeera - 2019-01-14 22:57
Trump stressed on safety of its Kurdish allies as the two leaders agree on setting up of secure zone in northern Syria. ...

Trump Warns Turkey Not to Attack Kurds in Syria

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-01-14 13:37
President Trump vowed on Sunday to devastate Turkey’s economy if it targets Kurdish populations in northern Syria as the U.S. withdraws its forces, and called for a 20-mile safe zone between the Turkish border and U.S.-allied fighters. ...

US has 20 military bases in northern Syria, claims Russia | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-14 08:42

Turkish-backed forces seize Afrin in northern Syria | News | DW | 18.03.2018

DW - 2019-01-14 03:38

Turkey's military reinforces on border with Syria's Idlib

Reuters - 2019-01-13 06:03
Turkish troops and tanks carried out military exercises on the border with Syria on Saturday, state-run media reported, while a monitoring group said a Turkish convoy had crossed the frontier into northern Syria. ...

U.S. forces conduct 1st withdrawal from northern Syria: monitor - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2019-01-13 03:13

US Officials Tour Manbij Amid Dispute With Turkey Over Northern Syria Town

Voanews - 2019-01-13 01:55

Pentagon warns Turkey not to launch ‘unilateral’ attack on US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria | South China Morning Post

SCMP - 2019-01-13 01:47

Syrian Army Reinforces Positions in Northern Areas

BAS News - 2019-01-12 22:47
ERBIL - Syrian army has deployed new military convoys from the province of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria to the northern province of Hama, locals reported on Saturday. "Massive military convoys of the Syrian Army comprising of hundreds of soldiers from di ...

US Troops to Withdraw from Syria to Mosul Dam in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-12 14:40
ERBIL — The United States army is stationing its troops withdrawn from Syria near Mosul Dam in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, a source claimed. The first patch of US military equipment has arrived in the area in the recent days, an unnamed source t ...

Hundreds of Turkey-backed rebels to leave areas to al-Qaida-linked militants in northern Syria - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2019-01-11 10:27

Afrin Liberation Forces: 5 terrorists killed in Afrin and Azaz

ANF - 2019-01-10 12:21
Occupation forces in Northern Syria continue receiving blows. ...

Turkey says military operation in Syria not dependent on U.S. pull-out

Reuters - 2019-01-10 11:16
A military operation against the Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey has pledged to carry out in northern Syria, is not dependent on a U.S. pull-out from the region, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. ...

Call for actions to stop Erdoğan's war in Northern Syria

ANF - 2019-01-09 14:07
#RiseUp4Rojava! Support the International Days of Resistance on January 27th and 28th! ...

#RiseUp4Rojava - Defending the revolution together: Call for global days of action on 27 and 28 January 2019

KurdisCat - 2019-01-09 11:56
On January 27th, exactly four years ago, the city of Kobane in northern Syria was freed from the hands of the gangs of the so-called Islamic State after months of fierce fighting by the courageous fighters of the YPJ and YPG. At that time, we poured onto ...

Can the US and Turkey find common ground over Syrian Kurds?

Al Jazeera - 2019-01-09 00:41
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he won't 'compromise' over Kurdish YPG fighters in northern Syria. ...

Turkey's Top Brass in Conflict Over New Operation Against Kurds in Northern Syria

Mintpressnews - 2019-01-08 16:32

Human shield action in Gire Spi continues

ANF - 2019-01-08 14:37
People of Northern Syria continue their protests against Turkey’s occupation threats. ...

Kobane awaits Turkey’s next move in northern Syria | All media content | DW | 08.01.2019

DW - 2019-01-08 13:14

IS Kills Five, Wounds Several in Syria's Raqqa

BAS News - 2019-01-07 23:47
ERBIL - A suicide bomb attack by Islamic State (IS) killed on Monday a Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighter and four civilians, while leaving several others wounded in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa. According to a statement by the S ...

Bolton Says U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Is Conditional

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-01-07 07:25
The Trump administration won’t withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria unless Turkey offers a firm commitment not to target America’s Kurdish allies, White House national security adviser John Bolton said. ...

Turkey asks US to abandon northern Syria observation posts

Thedefensepost - 2019-01-06 23:51

Turkish forces bombard Kurdish YPG militia positions in northern Syria

Irishtimes - 2019-01-06 13:29

Human shield action in Serêkaniyê reached day 19

ANF - 2019-01-06 11:09
People of Northern Syria continue their protests against the occupation threats of the Turkish state. ...

Autonomous Administration met all affiliated offices

ANF - 2019-01-06 09:54
The meeting focused on the latest political developments in northern and eastern Syria. ...

Inside Manbij: People live in fear

Rûdaw - 2019-01-06 09:43
The people of Manbij, the northern town of Manbij on the Turkish border, live in fear after the US announced to withdraw its troops from Syria. ...

Deal with Syria regime ‘inevitable,’ senior SDF official Redur Xelil says

The Defense Post - 2019-01-06 02:42
A deal between the Syrian government and the de facto autonomous administration in northern Syria is "inevitable," senior Kurdish military official Redur Xelil said The post Deal with Syria regime ‘inevitable,’ senior SDF official Redur Xelil says appear ...

Russian Airstrikes Kill, Wound 12 Civilians in Syria's Aleppo

BAS News - 2019-01-05 20:00
ERBIL - Russian jets have killed or wounded 12 civilians in the province of Aleppo in northern Syria, local sources said on Saturday. The locals, who talked on condition of anonymity, said that the air raids were carried out overnight on Friday in the ar ...

Italian activists protest against Turkish occupation threats

ANF - 2019-01-05 15:15
Demonstrations against Turkey’s threats to occupy Northern and Eastern Syria are spreading. ...

Women in northern Syria have great goals

ANF - 2019-01-05 08:41
The women in North and East Syria who are strengthening their organization despite the attacks, experienced a significant struggle in 2018, and are beginning the New Year with greater goals against Turkey’s threats. ...

Qamishlo people join the human shield action in Serêkaniyê

ANF - 2019-01-04 19:18
Protests of the peoples of Northern and Eastern Syria against the threats of the occupying Turkish state are continuing. ...

Syrian Kurds Deny Trump’s Statement on Selling Oil to Iran

BAS News - 2019-01-04 16:16
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has denied a statement by US President Donald Trump who claimed that the Kurds were selling oil to Iran. “Not a drop of oil from northern Syria has been sold to Iran,” Redur Khalil, head of SDF foreign relations ...

Manbij people protest Turkish occupation threats

ANF - 2019-01-04 11:21
People of Northern Syria continue their protests against the Turkish state that threatens to occupy the region. ...

MSD’s Ehmed: Erdoğan using different pretexts to attack Syria

ANF - 2019-01-04 10:34
MSD executive Ehmed pointed out that Turkish President Erdogan asked many states for permission to invade Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

Where do the Kurds fit into Syria's war?

Reuters - 2019-01-03 18:35
The future of Kurdish-led areas of northern and eastern Syria has been thrown into doubt by President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops who have helped to secure the region. ...

Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens - ABC News

GO - 2019-01-03 02:46

Fighting among rebels in northern Syria kills dozens -

Startribune - 2019-01-02 15:40

Pro-Turkish rebels reinforce near city in northern Syria

France24 - 2019-01-02 14:56

Fighting erupts between rival insurgent groups in Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-01-02 10:22
According to activist collectives in northern Syria, both groups used heavy weapons, including tanks, in the fighting. ...

Al-Qaida-linked militants fight Turkey-backed rebels in northern Syria - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2019-01-02 08:58

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

Digitaljournal - 2019-01-01 19:47

People of Hesekê reject Turkish threats

ANF - 2019-01-01 09:54
The response and rejection of the people of the region to the threats of occupation of Northern and Eastern Syria by the Turkish state is growing. ...

Turkey is Determined on East Euphrates Attack

Waar Media - 2018-12-30 19:59
WAAR_DUHOK “Turkey is Determined on launching attacks on East Euphrates and Kurdish forces,” said a diplomatic military source. “Turkey is determined on its plan of attacking the Kurdish forces in western Kurdistan and northern Syria, perhaps Ankara will ...

Kurdish MPs in Iran call on the UN to act against Turkey’s crimes

ANF - 2018-12-30 13:09
The Kurdish MPs condemned Turkey's against the Kurds with a green light from the Western and Eastern superpowers and called on the UN and human rights advocates to stop these crimes and the Turkish occupation of northern Syria. ...

Teachers joined the human shield action in Serêkaniyê

ANF - 2018-12-30 11:25
The peoples of Northern and Eastern Syria continue their actions against the occupation threats issued by the Turkish state. ...

Kurdish forces rush to defeat ISIS amid Turkish threat in northern Syria (map)

Almasdarnews - 2018-12-30 01:23

Syrian army says it has entered key city

CNN - 2018-12-29 21:17
Syria's army said Friday it had entered the northern city of Manbij for the first time in years after Kurdish fighters called on Syrian forces to protect the area from the threat of a Turkish attack. CNN's Barbara Starr reports. ...

Russian and Turkish ministers meet for Syria talks

FOX News - 2018-12-29 16:24
Russian and Turkish foreign and defense ministers met in Moscow on Saturday to discuss northern Syria as U.S. forces prepare to withdraw and Turkey threatens to launch a military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces controlling nearly a third of t ...

Intense traffic in Arima against occupation

ANF - 2018-12-29 13:31
Following the intense diplomatic traffic that started in the Moscow-Damascus and Northern Syria line after the Turkish threats of occupation, Syria and Russia sent forces to Arima town in al-Bab and started to act together with the self-defense forces. ...

Syrian opposition sends troops to Manbij

Waar Media - 2018-12-29 13:28
The Syrian armed opposition on Friday sent new military reinforcements to the Euphrates Shield Operation area and Manbij frontline in Syria. After reports of deployment of regime troops to a key northern region, the Hamza Division, which is a member of t ...

Brescia in solidarity with the Kurdish people

ANF - 2018-12-29 10:37
Demonstrations against Turkey's threats to occupy Northern Syria continue spreading. ...

Syrian army deploys to Manbij area after Kurdish calls to deter Turkey

Reuters - 2018-12-29 00:34
The Syrian army deployed forces near Manbij in northern Syria on Friday, a war monitor and a U.S. official said, after the Kurdish YPG militia urged Damascus to protect the town, where U.S. forces operate, from the threat of a Turkish offensive. ...

Syrian army says it has entered Manbij after appeal from Kurds

CNN - 2018-12-28 17:24
Syria's army said Friday it had entered the northern city of Manbij after Kurdish fighters called on Syrian forces to protect the area from the threat of a Turkish attack. ...

U.S. Allies Left Behind Turn to Russia and Syria’s Assad for Help Against Turkey

Newsweek - 2018-12-28 06:16
Syrian Kurdish fighters left behind by a U.S. exit are looking "for clear mechanisms to protect the northern border" by appealing to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia. ...

Human Shield action in Kobanê reached day 10

ANF - 2018-12-27 15:44
The people of Serêkaniye, Kobanê, Gire Spi have mobilised against the threats issued by the Turkish state against Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

Russia to Turkey: Stay Out of Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-27 14:36
ERBIL — Russia has warned Turkey against moving further into Syria after the US troops withdraw. Russia’s Foreign Minister reiterated on Thursday that the northern territories which will be evacuated by the US troops should be handed over to the Syrian r ...

Opinion leaders from Derik call on the UN to act

ANF - 2018-12-27 13:06
Opinion leaders from Derik called on the UN and human rights organizations to fulfill their humanitarian duty against the Turkish threats against the Northern and Eastern Syrian territories, which have embraced thousands of migrants from Syria and Iraq. ...

Pro-Turkish rebels reinforce near city in northern Syria

Rûdaw - 2018-12-27 12:43
"Military operations haven't started -- there are no clashes or skirmishes," ...

Pro-Turkish rebels reinforce near city in northern Syria | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2018-12-27 11:09

Tribal leaders call on people to counter Turkey's threats

ANF - 2018-12-27 09:39
“The world public opinion should know that radical terrorist groups would threaten the security of the world again and DAESH terrorists would spread to Europe in the event that Turkey invaded northern and eastern Syria." ...

Pro-Turkish fighters reinforce near Manbij city in northern Syria

E-Kurd - 2018-12-26 19:11
JARABULUS,— Pro-Turkish armed mercenary groups have reinforced their presence on the outskirts of the Kurdish majority city of Manbij in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) as Ankara threatens a new offensive against Kurdish forces, sources said Wednesday. ...

ISIS sprung to action in Iraq's disputed territories

ANF - 2018-12-26 12:40
Following Erdogan’s threats against Northern Syria, ISIS has sprung to action in the disputed territories in Iraq, Kirkuk and Diyala. ...

Human shields in Serêkaniyê continue their action

ANF - 2018-12-26 09:14
People of Northern and Eastern Syria are doubling their actions in response to the threats of the occupying Turkish state. ...

Turkey determined to push east of Euphrates "as soon as possible"

Reuters - 2018-12-25 19:57
Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signaling renewed intent to launch a military campaign delayed by the U.S. withdrawal. ...

Turkey determined to cross east of Euphrates as soon as possible, Hurriyet cites foreign minister

Reuters - 2018-12-25 13:47
Turkey is determined to cross to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria as soon as possible, Ankara's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, after the proposed military campaign was delayed by the U.S. withdrawal. ...

Syriac Officials: Our people have alternatives

ANF - 2018-12-25 12:07
Syriac officials in the Northern and Eastern Syrian administration and military forces spoke about Turkey's threats and the US decision to withdraw from Syria, stating that peoples are not without alternatives and they have new projects in progress. ...

Activists in Serêkaniyê vow to resist against Turkish threats

ANF - 2018-12-25 11:11
Reactions and public actions against the threats of the occupying Turkish state to invade Northern and Eastern Syria continue. ...

Kurdish-led forces send massive convoy to Turkish Army lines in northern Syria (video)

Almasdarnews - 2018-12-24 16:07

Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held town in northern Syria | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2018-12-24 09:03

Human shields: We are ready to resist like we did in Kobanê

ANF - 2018-12-24 08:42
Human shields against Turkish threats to occupy Northern Syria. ...

Turkey bolsters troops in Kurdish areas of northern Syria: war monitor - Times of India

Indiatimes - 2018-12-23 14:39

Turkey sends reinforcements to frontline with Kurdish militia in northern Syria - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2018-12-23 14:02

Turkey bolsters troops in Ankara-controlled areas of Syrian Kurdistan: war monitor

E-Kurd - 2018-12-23 14:00
BEIRUT,— Turkey on Saturday sent military reinforcements to the Ankara-controlled areas of Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) near an area controlled by Kurdish forces as Ankara threatens to carry out a fresh offensive to wipe them out, a war monitor said ...

SDF suspends anti-ISIS operation after Turkish attacks on northern Syria

Thedefensepost - 2018-12-23 10:01

Turkey bolsters troop levels near Kurdish areas of northern Syria | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2018-12-23 09:22

People’s Vigil against Turkish threats in Serêkaniyê

ANF - 2018-12-23 07:43
The Vigil has been promoted to protest against the threats of the Turkish state to occupy Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

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

France24 - 2018-12-23 07:30

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

Yahoo - 2018-12-23 02:41

Turkey says nearly 300,000 Syrians return home after military operations

Reuters - 2018-12-22 20:28
Nearly 300,000 Syrians have returned to their country after Turkey's two cross-border operations in northern Syria, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu was quoted as saying on Saturday. ...

YPJ International: Turkey and DAESH different faces of same enemy

ANF - 2018-12-22 15:54
“We defend Northern Syria and Rojava because we defend a world without fascism and patriarchy”. ...

Turkey takes advantage of US withdrawal to attack Kurdish forces in northern Syria

Almasdarnews - 2018-12-22 14:42

Preparation for mid-term exam in North and East Syria

ANF - 2018-12-22 12:10
Following the end of the first semester of the school year, preparation for the final exams are underway in Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

Heavy clashes breakout between Turkish-backed rebels and Kurdish forces in northern Syria

Almasdarnews - 2018-12-21 22:46

Turkey postpones Syria military operation against YPG pending US withdrawal

The Defense Post - 2018-12-21 18:56
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a military operation in northern Syria against the YPG had been postponed, but warned the 'waiting period' was not open-ended The post Turkey postpones Syria military operation against YPG pending US withdrawal ...

British MEP Julie Ward tabled questions on Rojava

ANF - 2018-12-21 17:44
MEP Julie Ward wrote: “President Trump’s plan to withdraw US troops from northern Syria raises fears that this gives a green light for the Turkish Government to invade the region known as Rojava." ...
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