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US pullout from Syria leaves a major prize for its foes

Seattle Times - 2019-10-14 20:51
The U.S. decision to withdraw from northeastern Syria after paving the way for a Turkish invasion has placed the oil-rich region back in play, heralding a new phase in the long civil war in which America’s adversaries are set to make major gains. Until l ...

RUDAW: Five ISIS militants escape north Syrian prison amid Turkish shelling: SDF

Justice for Kurds - 2019-10-14 18:45
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Five Islamic State (ISIS) militants have escaped the prison where they were detained in northern Syria amid Turkish shelling, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced Friday evening, a day after America’s defense chief told T ...

Rudaw: Assad forces enter northeast Syria as US prepares ‘crippling’ sanctions on Turkey

Justice for Kurds - 2019-10-14 18:45
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Syrian Arab Army forces have entered Kurdish towns on Syria’s northern border with Turkey following an eleventh-hour deal between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the regime of Bashar al-Assad. US President Dona ...

Kurds Ally with Assad’s Forces as Turks Advance into Syria

National Review - 2019-10-14 18:29
The Syrian Democratic Forces struck a deal on Sunday with president Bashar al-Assad's government to allow Syrian troops to reenter the northeast region. ...

Trump orders troop withdrawal from northeast Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-14 17:24
President Trump has ordered around 1,000 U.S. troops to withdraw from northeastern Syria. The announcement is seen as another blow to U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in the region. There are also growing fears ISIS will regain strength. Washington Post milit ...

Kurdish forces strike deal with Assad, Putin to repel Turkey

NBC News - 2019-10-14 15:55
Kurdish troops have turned to the Syrian government and Russia for help, as U.S. forces move out of the region. ...

Foreign Journalists Leaving Syrian Kurdistan after SDF-Damascus Deal

BAS News - 2019-10-14 12:51
ERBIL — Foreign journalists covering the developments in the Syrian Kurdistan appear to be concerned with their safety after the deal between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian regime, deciding to leave the region. The Kurdish-led SDF reac ...

Syrische Truppen in Grenzregion: Maas droht Türkei mit Konsequenzen

N-TV - 2019-10-14 12:23
Trotz internationaler Proteste hält die Türkei an ihrer Offensive gegen Kurden in Nordsyrien fest. Während Bundesaußenminister Maas der Regierung in Ankara mit weiteren Schritten droht, erreichen syrische Truppen die umkämpfte Region und bringen sich in S ...

U.S. ‘Withdraws’ as Kurds Strike Deal to Let Assad’s Forces Into Region

Thedailybeast - 2019-10-14 11:10

World Council of Churches 'gravely concerned' by Turkish attacks

ANF - 2019-10-14 07:53
The World Council of Churches (WCC) issued a statement in which it stated to be "gravely concerned about the humanitarian impact on the people of the [Northern and EasternSyria] region." ...

Damaskus schickt Truppen an die Grenze

ORF - 2019-10-14 06:20
Als Reaktion auf den türkischen Einmarsch in Nordsyrien hat die Regierung in Damaskus angekündigt, eigene Truppen in die Region zu schicken. Der Schritt folgte auf eine Vereinbarung der Regierung von Präsident Baschar al-Assad mit den Kurdenmilizen, gegen ...

Turkey and proxies advance deep into Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-14 01:32
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkish forces and their proxies pushed deep into the Kurdish region in northern Syria on Sunday, moving closer to completing their assault’s initial phase, while Washington announced it was pulling out 1,000 troops from the ...

Coalition Jets Strike Syrian Regime Convoy after Kurds Make Deal with Damascus

BAS News - 2019-10-14 00:36
ERBIL - The US-led international coalition warplanes targeted on Sunday night a convoy of the Syrian regime forces, after they attempted to enter Manbij as part of an agreement with the Kurdish forces in the region, a monitor has confirmed. Earlier the d ...

Syrien schickt Truppen wegen türkischer Offensive

Stern - 2019-10-13 21:24
Damaskus - Als Reaktion auf die türkische Militäroffensive in Nordsyrien schickt die Regierung in Damaskus eigene Truppen in die Region. Die syrische Armee werde im Norden der «türkischen Aggression auf syrischem Boden entgegentreten», berichtete die staa ...

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Capitalgazette - 2019-10-13 21:15

SDF: Turkey aims at carrying out an ethnic genocide

ANF - 2019-10-13 18:49
The SDF General Command issued a statement on the massacre of civilians in Serêkaniyê and said that the Turkish state aims at carrying out a genocide of the people of the region in front of the world's eyes. ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Convene on Situation in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-13 18:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament Speaker invited all lawmakers to attend an extraordinary session on Tuesday to discuss the worrying situation in the Syrian Kurdistan. The session was called for by the majority of the political blocs at the legislatur ...

President Nechirvan Barzani: “War paves the way for the resurgence of more serious and vicious terror campaigns.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-13 16:39
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga President Nechirvan Barzani says the Kurdistan Region is deeply concerned about the military operation in Syria. In a statement on Thursday, the President of the Kurdistan Region called upon the international community ...

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Fox5sandiego - 2019-10-13 16:12

Islamic State relatives flee en masse from Syrian camp: Kurdish-led authority

Reuters - 2019-10-13 15:56
Women affiliated with Islamic State and their children fled en masse from a camp where they were being held in northern Syria on Sunday after shelling by Turkish forces in a five-day-old offensive, the region's Kurdish-led administration said. ...

PICTURES: Kurds Gather in Erbil to Rain Flowers over French Consulate

BAS News - 2019-10-13 15:26
ERBIL — Several dozens of Kurds gathered on Sunday to rain flowers over the French Consulate in Erbil, the capital city of Kurdistan Region. The symbolic move was organized to thank the French government and people for their support to the Kurdish people ...

Turkey pounds north Syrian Kurds in second day of assault as thousands of civilians flee the region - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-10-13 14:07

PM Barzani Calls for End of Violence in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-13 13:41
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Sunday received a delegation from the Syrian opposition headed by Ahmed Jarba, the president of Syria's Tomorrow Movement, to discuss the evolving crisis in Syria. During the meeting, Barzani and ...

Drohung an Türkei nach Offensive: Trump rät Kurden zum Rückzug in Nordsyrien

N-TV - 2019-10-13 10:42
Im Norden Syriens rollt die Offensive der türkischen Armee. Aufgrund des ungleichen Kräfteverhältnisses empfiehlt US-Präsident Trump den kurdischen Milizen, sich zurückzuziehen. Währenddessen warnen Stimmen vor einer Katastrophe in der umkämpften Region. ...

Peshmerga Minister to Visit Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-10-13 10:27
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Minister Shorish Ismail will lead a high-level delegation to Baghdad today. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the Peshmerga delegation will hold talks with the counterparts at the Iraqi Defense Ministr ...

Turkey's offensive in Syria threat to security, stability of region: Masoud Barzani

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-13 09:57

Tarragona council condemned Turkish attack on Kurds

ANF - 2019-10-13 08:47
The Board of Spokespersons of the City Council of Tarragona has agreed to publicly reject the military offensive that is taking place in the Kurdish region of Rojava. ...

Civilians displaced in Turkey's Syria offensive fear for future

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-13 03:09
Tens of thousands have fled border region as Turkey's military pushes into Kurdish-held areas in northeastern Syria. ...

Erbil Making Preparations to Receive Displaced Civilians from Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-13 00:13
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil governor office said on Saturday that it had started the preparations to receive displaced civilians from Syria, as Turkey has intensified the bombardments in the neighboring country. Talking to BasNews, deput ...

Weather is completely changing in the Kurdistan Region: Meteorological

Kurdiu - 2019-10-12 21:00

Kurdish MP demands closure of Qatar’s Al Jazeera TV office in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-12 19:04
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan,— A Kurdish lawmaker called on Friday for closing the offices of Qatar’s Al Jazeera television in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region over the Gulf country’s support for the Turkish military operation against Kurdish forces in Syrian Ku ...

Erbitterter Kampf um wichtigen Grenzort

ORF - 2019-10-12 18:21
Die Türkei hat ihre Offensive in Nordsyrien am Samstag fortgesetzt. Ankara verkündete, dass man einen wichtigen Grenzort eingenommen habe. Kurden und Aktivisten in der Region widersprechen dem jedoch, es soll weiterhin Gefechte geben. Auch am vierten Tag ...

VIDEO: IS Prisoners Escape as Turkish Offensive Challenges Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-12 14:06
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday that several Islamic State (IS) detainees managed to escape a prison in northern Syria as the region is being challenged by the Turkish offensive. SDF’s Cooperation and Military Oper ...

Syrian Kurdish Political Leader Killed near Qamishli

BAS News - 2019-10-12 12:46
ERBIL — The leader of Syrian Future Party, Hevrin Khalaf, was killed on Saturday near Qamishli, Syrian Kurdistan, amid the growing violence in the region. Initial reports claimed that Khalaf was killed in a Turkish airstrike. However, media outlets affil ...

Erbil: Hundreds of People Gather at UN Office to Decry Turkish Attack in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-12 11:54
ERBIL - Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday outside of the United Nations office in Erbil, the Kurdistan Region's capital city, to decry the recent Turkish incursion into Syria. The demonstration was organized by representatives of the Kurdish politi ...

Heyva Sor confirmed 14 civilians dead and 46 wounded

ANF - 2019-10-12 09:24
Heyva Sor a Kurd disclosed the names of those killed and wounded in the Jazira region during the attack by the occupying Turkish state in Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

How Turkey's assault on Syrian Kurds will impact the region

CGTN - 2019-10-12 07:48

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Pilotonline - 2019-10-12 03:13

Israelis see Trump’s Syria pullout as a ‘betrayal’ that could help unravel the region

MSN - 2019-10-12 01:03

US-Soldaten geraten während türkischer Offensive unter Beschuss

Die Welt - 2019-10-12 00:12
Mehrere US-Medien berichten, dass US-Spezialkräfte im Norden Syriens unter Feuer geraten sind. Dahinter soll die türkische Armee stecken, die in der Region weiter gegen die kurdisch geführte Miliz YPG vorgeht. ...

President Barzani: We Spare No Effort to Stop the War

KRG-Spain - 2019-10-12 00:04
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 10 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani says the Kurdistan Region is deeply concerned about the military operation in Syria. In a statement on Thursday, the President of the Kurdistan Region called upon the international commu ...

Trump ready to activate ‘very significant’ sanctions on Turkey over Syria assault

E-Kurd - 2019-10-11 23:17
WASHINGTON,— US President Donald Trump is to authorize wide-ranging sanctions aimed at dissuading Turkey from further offensive military action in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday. ...

Turkey Bombards US Forces in Syria: Report

BAS News - 2019-10-11 22:31
ERBIL - Turkish artillery has bombarded US Special Forces in northern Syria, as Ankara has intensified its operations against the Kurdish forces in the region, a report revealed on Friday. In an inclusive report, Newsweek said that it had learned through ...

Over 70 thousand people displaced by Turkish attacks on NE Syria

ANF - 2019-10-11 22:02
Akif called for intervention by the international community in the face of the human tragedy in the region. ...

The Americans have betrayed the Kurds once more

Ynet - 2019-10-11 21:36
Opinion: Withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria is nothing less than selling out the Kurds as Turkey begins to move forces into the region; Trump’s personal failure will become clear in the coming days ...

U.S. military says not abandoning Kurds, condemns Turkish offensive

Reuters - 2019-10-11 20:46
The Pentagon strongly denied on Friday accusations that it had abandoned its Syrian Kurdish allies to a Turkish military onslaught, which he said was destabilizing the region and doing "dramatic harm" to U.S.-Turkey relations. ...

Islamic State women attack security at Syria camp: SDF

Reuters - 2019-10-11 19:05
Women affiliated with Islamic State attacked security offices with sticks and stones on Friday during unrest at a camp where they were held by Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria, the region where Turkey has launched attacks, a Syrian Kurdish officia ...

ISIS prisoners attempt to break jail amid Turkish attacks

ANF - 2019-10-11 19:02
The Turkish army and allied mercenaries have been attacking the northern Syria region most intensely since Turkey launched an offensive to invade the region on Wednesday. ...

Dritte türkische Militäroffensive in Nordsyrien destabilisiert die Region / Hilfsorganisationen sind sehr besorgt um humanitäre Situation

Presseportal - 2019-10-11 18:12
Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.: Bonn (ots) - "Wir appellieren an die Bundesregierung, an ihrem Ziel im UN-Sicherheitsrat festzuhalten und alles dafür zu tun, dass friedensschaffenden Maßnahmen Priorität eingeräumt wird. Die jüngste Militäroffensive gefährd ...

Israelis see Trump’s Syria pullout as a ‘betrayal’ that could help unravel the region

Washington Post - 2019-10-11 17:57
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said little, as politicians and military officers plead for Israel to help the Kurds. ...

Yom Kippur for the Kurdish people

Ynet - 2019-10-11 16:49
Analysis: Turkey's geopolitical machinations and American abandonment spells the end of any hopes for Kurdish autonomy; this alone is tragic enough, but the realignment of the region could mean trouble for Israel too ...

Kurdish YPG aims to conquer Syrian region, not fight Islamic State: Turkish minister - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-11 13:42

German minister, asked about Syria, expects NATO partners to contribute to stability

Reuters - 2019-10-11 12:33
Germany expects all NATO partners to contribute to stabilizing a region, Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Friday when asked about Turkey's military operations in Syria. ...

Syrien-Konflikt: Die Hauptakteure und ihre Interessen

Tagesschau - 2019-10-11 11:54
Die Türkei versucht mit aller Macht, die kurdischen Milizen aus Nordsyrien zu vertreiben. Der Konflikt in der Region trifft auf ein kompliziertes Geflecht verschiedener Akteure. Wer verfolgt welche Interessen? ...

Young people from Ranya: We are ready to go to Rojava

ANF - 2019-10-11 11:41
A group of young people in the southern Kurdistan region of Ranya said in a press statement that they are ready to go to Rojava to stand up to Turkish occupation. ...

As Trump abandons Kurds, Israel worries how dependable he is

Ynet - 2019-10-11 08:22
Analysis: The president's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Kurdish areas in Syria, in addition to the diminishing American presence in the rest of the Mideast, raises fears not only about Iran - which will step up its activity in the region - but ab ...

Turkish offensive in Syria a success, will go on, leaders say

The New Mail - 2019-10-11 06:59
A day after it launched a military operation into northern Syria to clear the region near its border of Kurdish forces, Turkey announced Thursday that the plan has so far… The post Turkish offensive in Syria a success, will go on, leaders say appeared fi ...

Mustafa Bali: Türkei bombardiert ohne Rücksicht auf Zivilisten

ANF - 2019-10-11 02:00
Das türkische Militär bombardiert die Region ununterbrochen ohne Unterscheidung zwischen Zivilisten und Kämpfern, erklärt der QSD-Pressesprecher Mustafa Bali. Bodentruppen sind bisher zurückgeschlagen worden. ...

Israel’s Netanyahu Condemns Turkish Invasion of Northern Syria

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2019-10-11 01:14
Israeli Prime Minister denounced the just-launched Turkish invasion of the Kurdish region of northern Syria. ...

CNN reporter vividly details scene after first Syria strikes

CNN - 2019-10-11 00:50
CNN's Clarissa Ward reports from Northern Syria as Turkey conducts military operations against US-backed Kurdish forces in the region. ...

Vereinte Nationen: EU-Länder fordern Ende der türkischen Militäroffensive in Syrien

Die Zeit - 2019-10-10 23:54
Mehrere EU-Regierungen befürchten, dass der Militäreinsatz in dem Kurdengebiet die ganze Region destabilisiert. In Deutschland demonstrierten hunderte Kurden. ...

Turkey intensifies attacks on Kurds in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-10 23:54
Turkey has intensified its assault on U.S.-allied Kurds in northern Syria. This comes after President Trump decided to pull U.S. troops from the region and essentially cleared the way for Turkey to launch airstrikes and ground attacks. CBS News foreign co ...

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

Seattle Times - 2019-10-10 23:05
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey pressed its assault against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday for a second day, pounding the region with airstrikes and an artillery bombardment that raised columns of black smoke in a border town and ...

Video: Türkei rückt in Syrien vor

Stern - 2019-10-10 21:06
Tausende Menschen in der kurdischen Region sind auf der Flucht. ...

Calling a Halt to Turkey’s Offensive in North-eastern Syria

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-10 19:46
Turkey’s incursion into north-eastern Syria threatens to reduce a region of relative calm to hotly contested terrain: it could meet determined resistance, cause mass displacement and revive ISIS. Washington should urgently press Ankara to stop the offens ...

More than 60,000 displaced by Turkey assault on Syria’s Kurdish region: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 19:41
BEIRUT,— Turkey’s military offensive on Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, has displaced more than 60,000 people in less than a day, a war monitor said Thursday. “Since Wednesday, more than 60,000 people fled border areas,” the S ...

President Nechirvan Barzani Meets with Sheikh Jamal Al-Dhari

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-10 18:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 09 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with the Secretary-General of the Iraqi National Project, Sheikh Jamal Al-Dhari. They discussed the political and security situation in Iraq, the latest demonstrations in Baghdad an ...

President Barzani Meets Former Iraqi President Masoum

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-10 18:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 09 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with former Iraqi President, Dr. Fuad Masoum. President Barzani stressed the need for security and stability in Iraq and described the federal government’s decision to implement the ...

President Barzani: We Spare No Effort to Stop This War

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-10 18:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 10 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani says the Kurdistan Region is deeply concerned about the military operations in Syria. In a statement on Thursday, the President of the Kurdistan Region called upon the international com ...

Syrian Kurds call on EU, NATO to impose sanctions against Turkey — spokesperson

TASS - 2019-10-10 18:01
According to the envoy, the whole region is now under Turkey's attack ...

Kurdistan Making Efforts to Halt War in Syria: Leader

BAS News - 2019-10-10 17:24
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani has expressed strong concerns over the recent Turkish operation in Syria, saying that they have been making efforts to halt the war and bring back peace to the region. "We have been closely watching th ...

Erdogan says operation aims to send Syrians back to their homes

Reuters - 2019-10-10 16:03
Turkey's military incursion against a Kurdish militia in northeast Syria is aimed at restoring the region's demographic structure and sending Syrians back to their own homes, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. ...

Names of civilians killed and injured by attacks on NE Syria

ANF - 2019-10-10 16:03
The Turkish state and mercenary allies have been heavily attacking northern Syria since the launch of Turkey’s incursion into the region on Wednesday. ...

Six Arab States Condemn Turkish Operation Against Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-10-10 15:56
ERBIL - At least six Arab states have condemned the Turkish operation in northeastern Syria against the Kurdish forces in the region which was started on Wednesday afternoon. Saudi Arabia has released a statement to condemn Turkey's incursion into Syria, ...

Toprak: "Ich bin sprachlos, wie tatenlos Europa gegen Erdogan auftritt"

Deutsche Welle - 2019-10-10 15:37
Ankara hat die Syrien-Offensive begonnen. Die kurdische Region droht im Chaos zu versinken. Ziel der Operation sei es, Kurden zu vertreiben, sagt der Vorsitzende der kurdischen Gemeinde Ali Ertan Toprak im DW-Interview. ...

Turkey says 109 militants killed in advance into northeast Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-10 14:52
Turkish forces have killed more than 100 militants in an assault on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria, Turkey's president said on Thursday, as heavy shelling and air strikes against targets in the region continued. ...

Turkey says 109 'terrorists' killed as troops continue advance into Syria

NBC News - 2019-10-10 14:01
"Our foes in the region are conspiring to destroy our people," said the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. ...

Turkey says its forces seized targets in Syrian Kurdistan offensive: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 13:29
ISTANBUL,— Turkey said its forces seized designated targets on the second day of an offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syrian, after a withdrawal by U.S. forces opened up a dangerous new phase in the region’s eight-year-old ...

HDP Welcomes Barzani's Message to Trump

BAS News - 2019-10-10 13:27
ERBIL - The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has welcomed a message by the prominent Kurdish leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, to US President Donald Trump, in which, the Kurdish leader argued that "the blood ...

Iraq Veteran and Congressman Says Trump is 'One of the Dumbest Presidents in History' over Syria Withdrawal: 'This is Tragic'

Newsweek - 2019-10-10 13:15
Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego said the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the Kurdish-controlled region of Syria was a "tragedy across a huge scale." ...

The Latest: Classified briefing on Syria set for Hill staff | Ap Region |

Herald Dispatch - 2019-10-10 12:07

«Assad hat nichts gegen das Vorgehen der Türkei»

Watson Schweiz - 2019-10-10 11:48
Nahost-Experte Michael Eppel über die Profiteure des türkischen Angriffs auf Syrien und die Verzweiflung der Kurden in der Region. Nahost-Experte Michael Eppel über die Profiteure des türkischen Angriffs auf Syrien und die Verzweiflung der Kurden in der ...

Fearing IS group revival, France warns US, Turkey after Syria moves - Region - World - Ahram Online

Ahram - 2019-10-10 10:59

Turkey's Offensive Against the Kurds in Syria is Underway and Already Deadly

VICE - 2019-10-10 10:28
President Erdoğan launched airstrikes and sent in troops after Trump pulled U.S. forces from the region, abandoning a key ally in the fight against ISIS. ...

Ord om fred i laddad region - Världen - Eskilstuna Kuriren

Ekuriren - 2019-10-10 09:44

Kara harekatı başladı | Türkei startet auch Bodenoffensive

WDR - 2019-10-10 07:05
Milli Savunma Bakanlığı, Suriye'de yapılan bombardımanın ardından kara harekatının başladığını duyurdu. | Nach Angriffen aus der Luft hat das türkische Militär in Nordsyrien nun auch seine Bodenoffensive gestartet. Aktivisten in der Region berichten berei ...

Syria Kurds say two civilians killed in Turkish border attack - Region - World - Ahram Online

Ahram - 2019-10-10 02:59

Turkey launches airstrikes against Kurds as ground forces assemble on Syrian border

The New Mail - 2019-10-10 02:51
Turkey launched airstrikes against Kurdish forces Wednesday in northern Syria, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces reported. The sudden airstrikes are causing a “huge panic” among the people in the region,… The post Turkey launches airstrikes agains ...

Faculty Professional Development Workshop

The American University of Kurdistan - 2019-10-10 02:13
Duhok, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – September 26th, 2019 – The Faculty members of the American University of Kurdistan participated in a day-long development workshop on Assessment. AUK faculty members from all colleges participated in a workshop that was b ...

Syrische Kurden haben sich auf Amerikaner verlassen, das war sehr naiv – Orient-Experte

Sputnik - 2019-10-10 02:11
Die kurdischen demokratischen Kräfte und die kurdische Miliz YPG haben sich darauf verlassen, dass die Amerikaner in der Region bleiben – das war sehr naiv und optimistisch. Sie hätten mit der syrischen Regierung und mit Russland verhandeln müssen, sagte ...

Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-10 02:07
Turkey has launched a military offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. It came days after President Trump announced he would be pulling U.S. troops out of the region. The decision has drawn criticism from both sides of the aisle. Charlie D'A ...

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait condemn Turkish offensive in northern Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 01:42
RIYADH,— Saudi Arabia condemned Turkey’s offensive Wednesday against Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish areas in northeast Syria, saying it would undermine the region’s security and the battle against Islamic State jihadists. The Turkish army’s “aggression” w ...

Canada condemns Turkey's military action against Kurdish forces

Reuters - 2019-10-10 00:15
Canada condemned Turkey's assault on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Wednesday, saying it risked undermining both the stability of a fragile region and efforts to contain the Islamic State. ...

Trump's backing for Turkey's Syria plan could cause havoc in an unstable region, experts warn | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-10-09 23:56

Kurdistan: People Gather in Solidarity with Syrian Kurds Amid Turkish Operation

BAS News - 2019-10-09 23:54
ERBIL - A number of people gathered on Wednesday evening in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province in solidarity with the Syrian Kurds, as Turkey has already begun an operation in the country. A BasNews reporter said that the demonstrators were chan ...

Turkey Starts Ground Operation in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-09 23:10
ERBIL - Only hours after an air operation against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria on Wednesday afternoon, Turkey also declared a ground military campaign in the region. According to the local reports, the Turkish airstrikes and artillery shellin ...

Kurdistan Parliament Calls for End to Turkish Military Operation in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-09 23:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament released a statement overnight Wednesday to express concern over the Turkish military incursion into the Kurdish areas of north east Syria, calling for an end to the operation. The statement warned that fragile situati ...

Russia Warns US Policies In Syria Could Ignite Whole Region

NDTV - 2019-10-09 22:36

Kurdistan PM, Former Iraqi President Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-10-09 22:21
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received on Wednesday former Iraqi President Fuad Masum in Erbil, to discuss the latest developments concerning the Erbil-Baghdad relations. At the beginning of the meeting, according to a readout b ...

Turkey begins assault on Kurdish forces in Syria

CBS News - 2019-10-09 22:18
Turkey has launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. U.S. officials confirmed there were airstrikes in the region but said there was no coordination with Turkey on any air operations. CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Wi ...
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