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Bolton: US, Israel, Russia all want Iran out of Syria

Waar Media - 2018-08-19 20:48
WAAR-DUHOK: US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Sunday said the US, Israel, and Russia agree that Iranian-backed troops must be removed from Syria. Bolton was on his first visit to Israel since he replaced H.R. McMaster as US President Donald Tru ...

Blast Hits Syrian Kurdistan’s Hassakah

BAS News - 2018-08-19 13:12
ERBIL — The Kurdish city of Hassakah in northeast Syria was struck by a bombing attack on Sunday, leaving two people injured. The bombing was reportedly carried out via an IED in southwest of Hassakah. The two victims were driving by the location when th ...

Iraqi Jets Kill 28 IS Insurgents at Border With Syria: Statement

BAS News - 2018-08-18 21:25
ERBIL - Iraqi air force has killed 28 Islamic State (Is) insurgents in two airstrikes on eastern Syria, the army said in a statement. Talking to the Associated Press (AP) on Friday, security officials said that the F-16 fighter jets targeted a meeting of ...

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 ...

Syria: IS Attacks US Forces

BAS News - 2018-08-18 20:41
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) insurgents attacked on Saturday a housing facility of the US soldiers in the province of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria, a report said. Turkish Anadolu Agency cited local sources as saying that the IS militants had attempted to d ...

US-Turkish tensions add to regional risk

Kathimerini - 2018-08-16 15:33
stability. The issues at stake are well known. Turkey objects to American support for Kurdish forces... Washington’s perspective, the Kurdish militias in Syria have been among the most effective allies ...

US Secretary of State, UN Envoy Discuss Syria

BAS News - 2018-08-16 15:19
ERBIL — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday met with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Washington to discuss the latest developments in the war-torn country and possible strategies to overcome the seven-year-long civil war. The pai ...

Saudi Arabia Urges Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria on Respecting Kurd’s Rights

BAS News - 2018-08-15 23:50
ERBIL — A Saudi diplomat has urged Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria to give the Kurds their legitimate rights. Speaking to reporters from Moscow, Saudi Ambassador to Russia, Ra’id Bin Khalid, said that his country would support the Kurds to exercise their r ...

McGurk visits Raqqa city

Waar Media - 2018-08-15 14:38
WAAR-DUHOK: The US Presidential Envoy to the International Coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS), Brett McGurk, visited Raqqa city Syria on Wednesday and met with the Civil Council of Raqqa. A WAARTV correspondent reported that McGurk met with membe ...

Kurds meet with Syrian government to discuss self-rule

FOX News - 2018-08-14 18:20
Representatives from Syria's Kurdish-run northeastern region met with the government in Damascus last week to discuss self-administration in a postwar Syria, a leading Kurdish official said Tuesday. ...

Afrin: Ankara-backed Rebels Confiscate Civilian Properties

BAS News - 2018-08-14 16:44
ERBIL — Islamist armed groups which are supported by Turkey continue unlawfully confiscating properties belonging to civilians in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, northwest of Syria. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the armed men of the Fre ...

Syrian Kurdish authorities hold new round of talks with Damascus

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-14 11:45
The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) which administers Kurdish-controlled areas and is considered the political wing of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), held their third congress in Tabqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria, July 19, 2018. (Photo: SDC m ...

Kremlin: Russian, Iranian presidents held talks on August 12

Waar Media - 2018-08-13 17:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani have discussed Washington’s actions on the global scene, the situation in Syria and bilateral agreements on the sidelines of the Caspian Summit on August 12, Kremlin ...

Lavrov to discuss planned four-way Syria summit in Ankara

Waar Media - 2018-08-13 17:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday a four-way Syria summit “is planned in the upcoming future,” with the leaders of Russia, France, Turkey and Germany attending. It said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Ankara on Monday and Tue ...

IS Leader al-Baghdadi Targeted in Airstrike: Report

BAS News - 2018-08-13 13:10
ERBIL — The leader of extremist group of Islamic State, Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi, was targeted in an airstrike carried out by the Iraqi airpower in the border areas between Iraq and Syria, a source claimed. Baghdadi has so far several times been reported ki ...

Statement regarding participation in operations in Idleb

SDF Press - 2018-08-13 11:38
We at the Syrian Democratic Forces – SDF monitoring the military and security situation and developments in Syria in general, and in Idleb, Swaidaa and Aleppo in particular. Lately, there were a lot of talking regarding the participation of the Syrian Dem ...

Syria: Explosion at Weapons Depot Kills 39

BAS News - 2018-08-12 23:39
ERBIL - At least 39 people, including 12 children were killed on Sunday in a blast at a weapons depot in northwest Syria, a monitor said. Multiple reports said that the explosion occurred in the rebel-held town of Sarmada, near the Turkish border and nor ...

The Education Committee assesses teachers

SDF Press - 2018-08-11 19:43
Tabqa – The educational system continues to work in all areas through the training and rehabilitation courses established by the committees of education in the north of Syria and from these courses, currently courses held in Tabqa city and its countryside ...

Kurdish leader reveals details of first meeting with Syrian government

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-09 14:01
Salih Muslim, former co-president of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), currently a top official in Rojava Foreign Relations Body, speaks to Kurdistan24 from the Syrian predominantly Kurdish northeastern city of Qamishlo, Rojava, Syria, July ...

How Turkey’s Ties to the West May Survive the Syrian War

International Crisis Group - 2018-08-08 18:46
Crisis Group's Middle East & North Africa Program Director Joost Hiltermann participated in the 2018 Körber Policy Game, designed to explore possible outcomes in the event of a crisis between Turkey and the West in Syria. While the exercise underscored m ...

Afrin: Ankara-backed Militants Change Names of Kurdish Streets

BAS News - 2018-08-08 01:08
ERBIL - Turkish-backed rebels changed on Tuesday the names of two squares in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in southern Syria, a report said. Kurdish activists in the region told Kurdistan 24 that the names of (Nowruz Sq. and Kawa Sq.) were changed to “l"S ...

Iraqi Official Warns of Fall of Mosul again Due to IS Re-emergence

BAS News - 2018-08-05 18:47
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents have lately intensified their activities in the border areas between Iraq and Syria, an Iraqi official said on Sunday. Talking to BasNews, Atheel al-Nujaifi, the former Governor of Nineveh province, said that the ...
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