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Turkish, US Forces to Start Training for Joint Patrols in Manbij

BAS News - 2018-08-18 21:25
ERBIL - US and Turkish forces are expected to start training joint patrols in the city of Manbij in northern Syria in accordance with the Manbij roadmap, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday. State-run Anadolu Agency reported, citing a statement ...

YPG Claims it Killed 54 Turkish Soldiers, FSA Militants in July

BAS News - 2018-08-04 15:34
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) claimed in a statement on Saturday that at least 54 Turkish soldiers and Ankara-backed Syrian rebels killed by its forces in July in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria. The YPG fighte ...

Syria's Afrin: YPG Kills Three Ankara-backed Rebels

BAS News - 2018-07-31 15:56
ERBIL - The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), in a series of military campaigns in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, has killed three Ankara-backed Syrian rebels, said the party said in a statement on Tuesday. "On July 28 our units i ...

US, Turkey to Start Joint Patrols in Syria: Mattis

BAS News - 2018-07-28 12:52
ERBIL — US Secretary of Defence James Mattis said on Friday that his country’s armed forces will start joint patrols in northern Syria with the Turkish counterparts in a matter of weeks. "I mean, you got to do the training… I think that we’re talking abo ...

Nineveh Council Warns about IS Movements on Iraq-Syria Border

BAS News - 2018-07-27 00:29
ERBIL — The provincial council in the northern Nineveh province of Iraq has warned about alarming increase in the movement of Islamic State (IS) insurgents between the borders of Iraq and Syria. Khalaf al-Hadidi, a member of the council, urged on Thursda ...

All Kurdish YPG have left Syria's Manbij: local militia

Reuters - 2018-07-16 00:29
The last Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters left the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Sunday, the militia controlling the town said, fulfilling a longstanding Turkish demand that the YPG withdraw. ...

Exit of US-backed Kurdish militia from Syrian town complete

Seattle Times - 2018-07-15 23:01
BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S-backed Syrian group says the withdrawal of a Kurdish militia from a strategic town in northern Syria has been completed, removing a major source of tension between Washington and Ankara. Turkey considers the People’s Protection Units, ...

Coalition, Partners Continue Progress Against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

US-Defense Gov - 2018-06-20 01:35
A coalition strike in Syria killed an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leader, further dismantling the group's long-term access to reliable funding, and Iraqi forces seized a large ISIS-owned cache of weapons and explosives in northern Iraq, an Operation I ...

U.S., Turkey patrol in Syria leaves Kurds out

Washington Times - 2018-06-19 03:16
U.S. and Turkish military patrols have begun operating in the highly strategic northern Syrian enclave of Manbij, heading off a feared clash between the two NATO allies but potentially leaving the Pentagon's Kurdish allies in the region shortchanged once ...

Turkish, U.S. units begin patrols near northern Syria's Manbij

Reuters - 2018-06-18 21:34
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and U.S. soldiers have started independent patrols in northern Syria along the line separating Turkish-controlled areas from the town of Manbij where Ankara says Kurdish militia fighters are based, Turkey's military said on Mond ...

Turkey, US Agree on Roadmap For Syria's Manbij

BAS News - 2018-06-04 23:29
ERBIL - The United States and Turkey announced in a joint statement on Monday that they had approved a "road map" for the northern city of Manbij in Syria and confirmed their joint commitment to its implementation. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusog ...

Syria’s tolerated Arab opposition in rare visit to Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-06-03 04:33
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A delegation from Syria’s tolerated domestic opposition made a rare visit to Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northern Syria, Saturday after the president threatened to use force to retake areas held by the Ku ...

Spanish warrior fighting with Syrian Kurds killed in battle against IS

E-Kurd - 2018-05-29 01:06
DERIK, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Spanish volunteer fighting with Syrian Kurdish militia was killed in Deir ez-Zor in an operation against Islamic State IS fighters in northern Syria, People’s Defense Units (YPG) Press Office announced on Sunday. Spanish YPG f ...

The Latest: Turkish, US officials talk Syrian Kurdish town

FOX News - 2018-05-25 13:15
The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Turkish and American officials are meeting in the Turkish capital of Ankara for talks on the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij that has driv ...

SDF captures prominent French ISIS member Adrien Guihal in Syria

The Defense Post - 2018-05-24 18:38
Another French jihadist allegedly involved in attacks in France, Adrien Guihal, was arrested by a special unit of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in northern Syria The post SDF captures prominent French ISIS member Adrien Guihal in Syria appeare ...

Stop Turkey’s war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afrin

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-05-24 15:57
Until Turkey stops committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in its invasion and occupation of Afrin in northern Syria, and withdraws its military and proxy forces from Afrin, Kurdish Lobby Australia calls on the Australian Government and others i ...

Electricity institution in Shadadi

SDF Press - 2018-05-24 04:40
Electric power is one of the main components of the region, as it is the main nerve of northern Syria, and the Electricity Corporation in Al-Shaddadi seeks to provide electricity to the area and its environs in a regulatory manner, as converted from Tishr ...

Turkey to Establish Eleventh Observatory Point in Syria's Idlib: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-14 10:34
ERBIL - Turkish troops have set up its 11th observation point in the province of Idlib in northern Syria to monitor a ceasefire between the Syrian government and the opposition groups, said multiple reports on Monday. Anadolu Agency said that the observa ...

US slams Turkey over population transfers in Afrin

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-04 12:03
Residents sit in the back of a truck as they flee the city of Afrin in northern Syria on March 18, 2018, after Turkish forces and allied armed groups took control of the Kurdish-majority city. (Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP) ...

Forum Political and cultural forces and tribal leaders in northern Syria

SDF Press - 2018-04-27 03:26
Within the framework of the unity of the people and the Syrian territories, the self-management organized a meeting today in Hasakah province to discuss the current political situation in Syria in general and Afrin in particular. The meeting was attended ...

Freedom fighters said their word: either alshahada or victory

SDF Press - 2018-04-22 22:20
Raqqa and the sons of northern Syria tournaments like stories and fairy tales, men said their words and stood and pledged their homeland either alshahada or victory, men bent the world for their courage and engraved their names beside the great in histor ...

Russia sending reinforcements to Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-16 18:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Pictures showed the three vessels crammed with weapons sail through the Bosphorus strait – that links the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. Putin’s ships are allegedly heading for the Tartus naval base on the northern coast of Syria. It comes a ...

Yazidis' fate still hangs in the balance

Jerusalem Post - 2018-04-12 15:14
A peaceful and non-aggressive people living in northern Iraq, Syria, Turkey and parts of Armenia and Georgia, they have quietly followed their faith for millennia. They have never harmed anyone. ...

Erdogan: Turkey to keep pushing Kurds out of Syria's north

Washington Times - 2018-04-05 06:12
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that his military "won't stop" trying to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from northern Syria, as he met with the leaders of Russia and Iran for talks on trying to resolve the confli ...

In north Syria, British officials vow solidarity with Kurdish authorities

The Kurdish Project - 2018-04-05 03:27
The following article was originally published in Reuters. QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) – British Labour officials visited the Kurdish-led authority in northern Syria on Tuesday, pledging to stand with it in the face of threats of attacks. “We’re here for a ...

British Labour delegation in Syrian Kurdistan to support Kurds

E-Kurd - 2018-04-04 20:27
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— British members of parliament from the opposition Labour party visited Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), northern Syria, Wednesday to express solidarity with the region’s embattled Kurdish minority. Their visit came at a time when K ...

Turkey says France could become ‘target’ for backing Syria Kurds

Waar Media - 2018-04-01 17:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey said on Friday that a French pledge to help stabilize a region of northern Syria controlled by Kurdish-dominated forces amounted to support for terrorism and could make France a “target of Turkey”. French backing for the Syrian Democra ...

Afrin.. Number of Turkish soldiers killed by YPG fighters

Waar Media - 2018-03-31 21:47
WAAR-DUHOK: A number of Turkish soldiers were killed as their tank was destroyed by the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, said the party. The clash erupted between the Turkish troops and the YPG fighters in Bilbila and its ...

“France will send troops to Manbij against invasion attempts”

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-03-31 18:12
A delegation respresenting Rojava and Northern Syria has met with French President Emmanuel Macron in the Elysee Palace. France will reportedly send troops to Manbij against invasion. A delegation of top officials from Rojava and Northern Syria has met wi ...

YPG Destroys Turkish Tank, Kills Wounds Seven Troops: Party

BAS News - 2018-03-31 13:49
ERBIL - A number of Turkish soldiers were killed as their tank was destroyed by the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, said the party. The clash erupted between the Turkish troops and the YPG fighters in Bilbila and its vil ...

Northern Syria delegation: Cooperation with France will continue

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-03-31 12:13
The Northern Syria delegation that had a meeting with French President Macron in Paris said the meeting was positive and important. The meeting lasted an hour. A delegation of top officials from Rojava and Northern Syria has met with French President Emma ...

Reuters: France’s Macron vows support for northern Syrians, Kurdish militia

Justice for Kurds - 2018-03-30 16:01
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s president on Thursday assured the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of Paris’ support to stabilise northeastern Syria against Islamic State, and Kurdish officials said he had committed to sending troops to the reg ...

France to Send Troops to Rojava to Prevent Turkish Advances

BAS News - 2018-03-29 23:48
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to send troops to northern Syria, helping the US-led Coalition in blocking Further Turkish advances into the region beyond Afrin. Macron received a Kurdish, Arab and Christian delegates from the Syrian K ...

Turkey’s Erdogan Wants Northern Syria and Iraq Annexed

Koerdisch Instituut - 2018-03-28 15:21
His aim is longstanding. In December 2015, heavily armed Turkish forces invaded Iraq, an act of aggression, occupying territory near Mosul, on the phony pretext of combating ISIS he supports. His real aim is seizing the area’s valued oil fields, a prize h ...

After taking Afrin, Turkey looks for new targets in Syria

The Economist - 2018-03-26 00:38
FOR President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the timing of Turkey’s victory in the Afrin region of northern Syria could not have been better. After a two-month offensive against Kurdish militants, Turkish troops took control of the enclave’s main town on March 17 ...

US: ISIS are 'rebuilding'

CNN - 2018-03-24 03:29
The US warned Monday that ISIS has begun reconstituting in some areas of Syria because a Turkish military offensive against a northern city has pulled the US' Kurdish allies away from the fight against the terrorist group. ...

Turkey vows to expand operation against Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-03-19 23:18
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkey vowed Monday to expand its operation in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria to other Kurdish areas after its troops and allied forces seized control of the city of Afrin in a major blow to the Kurds. A day after T ...

Erdogan says Turkey may extend Afrin campaign along whole Syrian border

Reuters - 2018-03-19 17:48
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish forces will press their offensive against Kurdish YPG forces along the length of Turkey's border with Syria and if necessary into northern Iraq, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, threatening wider conflict in Syria's civi ...

Turkish Forces Take Syrian City Afrin From Kurdish Militia

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-03-19 01:21
Turkish forces have captured the town center of Kurdish-controlled Afrin in northern Syria, Turkey said Sunday, capping a two-month military campaign that has divided Ankara and its international allies. ...

Turkey’s Islamist Terror Plans for Northern Syria

E-Kurd - 2018-03-18 22:44
Sheri Laizer | Exclusive to Ekurd.net On 9 March 2018, Turkey’s Deputy PM reportedly held a meeting with Turkish military officers, the Intelligence service, and the leaders of ISIS and similar Islamist terrorist organisations in the Hatay area on the Sy ...

SOHR Reveals Latest Casualties Figures on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-18 14:55
ERBIL - Head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) Rami Abdulrahman said that 1500 Syrian People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters have been killed in the Kurdish region of Afrin in northern Syria since the beginning of the fight in the area. ...

Bombardment and heavy fighting in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-03-18 11:47
WAAR-DUHOK: Hediye Yusuf told The Associated Press that Turkey has not captured Afrin and fighting continues on Sunday. Yusuf, a founding member of the self-declared Democratic Federal System of Northern Syria, said Kurdish forces evacuated civilians fro ...

Afrin in Serious Danger: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-18 10:13
ERBIL - The Turkish army and its backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) have reached the entrance of the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syria, according to Turkish media outlets. The two armies have attacked the city from both eastern and northern sides of the region, ...
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