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After ISIS Collapse, Serbian Women Trapped in Syria | Balkan InsightBalkaninsight - 2019-04-25 15:45
3 killed by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in eastern Syria - Xinhua | English.news.cnXinhuanet - 2019-04-25 15:45
Statement by Panos Moumtzis, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, on Escalation of Violence in Idleb Governorate - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2019-04-25 15:31
U.S. to Revise Military Strategy for Exiting Syria - WSJWSJ - 2019-04-25 15:24
Civilians Held by Islamic State in Syria Go Free - WSJWSJ - 2019-04-25 14:56
In northern Syria skin disease ravages young and oldRûdaw - 2019-04-25 10:28
Syria presidency says Instagram account reactivatedGulan Media - 2019-04-25 08:13
Armenians in northern Syria establish armed forceGulan Media - 2019-04-25 08:13
Syrian Kurdish forces declare victory over ISIS in Syria - ABC NewsGO - 2019-04-25 07:46
Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller - Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2019-04-25 02:57
'15 dead' in huge blast in northwest SyriaRûdaw - 2019-04-25 01:39
The cause of the blast is not immediately known ...
Armenians in northern Syria establish armed forceRûdaw - 2019-04-25 01:39
'The children of genocide started to defend themselves,' said the brigade ...
Turkey continues to freeze Kurds out of Syria peace talksAl Monitor - 2019-04-25 00:18
SDF Refutes New Anti-IS OperationBAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has refuted the rumors claiming the US-backed Kurdish fighters were making preparations for a new military operation against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. The SDF announced the full victory over t ...
Bomb Attack Kills, Injures over 40 in Northwest of SyriaBAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - A bomb explosion in the center of rebel-held Jisr al-Shughour city, northwestern Syria, killed and wounded over 40 people on Wednesday, multiple reports said. The bomb blast, which left at least 17 people dead, came only a day after the Russian a ...
Two Missing Yezidis Identified in Syrian CampBAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - A couple of young Yezidis, who had gone missing since 2014, were identified on Wednesday in a Syrian camp where tens of thousands of people are sheltered. The House of Yezidi in Amude, northern Syria, a local administration that helps the Yezidis ...
Turkish army attacked a town of Shehba CantonANF - 2019-04-25 00:02
Turkish invasion army continues its attacks against northern Syria. ...
′Islamic State′ defeated in Syria: US-backed Syrian forces | News | DW | 23.03.2019DW - 2019-04-24 15:18
Syria Kurds urge world to take back, reintegrate children of foreign IS jihadis | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-04-24 13:03
US Struggles To Get Ssupport From Allies For Syria: WSJWaar Media - 2019-04-24 10:42
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has reached out to at least 21 of its allies for troops and logistical support to prevent a resurgence of Daesh in Syria, but nearly half have declined so far, The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday. ...
Trump Administration Struggles to Get International Support for Syria Plan - WSJWSJ - 2019-04-23 23:11
'They sold us a dream, but it was a prison': Four women explain why they joined ISIS and ask to go back home - Syria - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-04-23 21:50
Paris Refuses to Repatriate IS French Nationals Held in SyriaBAS News - 2019-04-23 21:40
ERBIL - Paris has refused to repatriate the Islamic State (IS) French nationals held in Syria, arguing that a judge was not able to rule on the matter "given it involved negotiations with foreign authorities." "The Council of State (Conseil d'Etat) rejec ...
Ankara’s Syria-driven turn to Moscow could spur U.S.-Turkey divorce - analyst | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-04-23 17:33
Top French court rejects ISIS nationals demands for repatriation from SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-04-23 17:20
Journalists in Turkish-controlled N. Syria face intimidation, insecurity – report | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-04-23 17:19
Syria Kurds urge Damascus to choose dialogue: CommanderDailypioneer - 2019-04-23 17:12
U.S. withdrawal from Syria threatens revival of Kurdish language, too - Syria - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-04-23 11:39
Syria Kurds say deal made for 31,000 displaced Iraqis to go home || AWThearabweekly - 2019-04-23 07:17
US Delivering Excavation Equipment to Syria's Kurdish YPG - News From Antiwar.comAntiwar - 2019-04-23 06:23
Kurdish House … a small museum of great cultural heritageSDF Press - 2019-04-23 01:02
The areas of north Syria areas are famous for their historical heritage and their embrace of ancient civilizations. Many of the arts were painted and carved on pots and walls. A resident from Al-Mufti neighborhood in Hasaka city established a place called ...
Roundup: Lawlessness increases in last major rebel stronghold in Syria - Xinhua | English.news.cnXinhuanet - 2019-04-22 20:53
US-backed forces launch 'decisive battle' against last Islamic State enclave in Syria - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)ABC - 2019-04-22 20:17
Turkish Army sets up new military bases in Syria ahead of anti-SDF operationAlmasdarnews - 2019-04-22 20:03
Kosovar returnees from Syria eager to leave shelter, go homeRûdaw - 2019-04-22 18:48
The US embassy in Pristina praised Kosovo for setting “an important example” ...
Can Iraq Bring Iran and Saudi Arabia Together? Rivals to Meet, Along with Syria and Other NeighborsNewsweek - 2019-04-22 17:19
“Turkey wants to occupy more areas in northern Syria”ANF - 2019-04-22 16:44
Co-chair of the Kobanê People's Council, Merwa Dirêi, says that the policy of the Turkish state against the Kurds is not new and that Ankara's Neo-Ottoman policy is meant to occupy more areas in northern Syria. ...
Clock ticks for Erdoğan to decide on Syria - analyst | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-04-22 14:34
Armenians form brigade in Northern and Eastern SyriaANF - 2019-04-22 12:16
Northern and Eastern Syrian Armenians formed their own brigade called Nubar Ozanyan Brigade. The brigade will be officially announced on April 24, the anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide. ...
Hard homecoming for Texas State University grad who fought ISIS in Syria - ExpressNews.comExpressnews - 2019-04-22 12:00
Trump, Erdogan discuss northern Syria: Turkish presidency - ReutersReuters - 2019-04-21 22:06
Iraqi court sentences four to death for joining Islamic StateE-Kurd - 2019-04-21 20:59
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Islamic State militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria, a judiciary statement said on Sunday. The four men, wanted by Iraqi authorities, w ...
IS Launches Deadliest Attack On Syria Army Since Crisis – Channels TelevisionChannelstv - 2019-04-21 19:06
Bolton leaves Turkey on sour note over Trump’s Syria plans – POLITICOPolitico - 2019-04-21 15:58
ISIS sleeper cell attack kills one SDF fighter in Syria’s Deir al-ZorKurdistan24 - 2019-04-21 15:26
The Improbable Rise and Uncertain Future of Syria’s Kurds | Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African StudiesDayan - 2019-04-21 15:26
Reporter Sharmine Narwani on the secret history of America's defeat in Syria | Salon.comSalon - 2019-04-21 14:59
Iraq Sentences 4 IS Militants to DeathBAS News - 2019-04-21 13:43
ERBIL — A court in Iraq has sentenced four people to death for joining the Islamic State (IS) and carrying out terrorist attacks in Iraq and Syria. A judiciary statement revealed on Sunday that the four men were previously captured by the Kurdish-led Syr ...
Syria’s political battlefront now priority for Kurds: SDF spokespersonGulan Media - 2019-04-21 03:55
Syria war: IS 'kills 35' government troops in desert attacksBBC - 2019-04-21 00:49
Reports say dozens of troops loyal to the government have been killed by militants since Thursday. ...
IS Attacks Syrian Forces, Kills Nearly 50BAS News - 2019-04-20 21:22
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadists have killed nearly 50 Syrian fighters in the past two days, a monitoring group said on Saturday. The militant group was announced fully defeated in the Syrian village of Baghouz, eastern Syria, on March 23, but th ...
Syria’s political battlefront now priority for Kurds: SDF spokespersonRûdaw - 2019-04-20 19:56
'Military victories... have to be turned into political achievements' ...
110 Kosovars, mostly children and women, returned from SyriaRûdaw - 2019-04-20 16:49
Four alleged ISIS fighters were among the group ...
Syria: Kilkudziesięciu żołnierzy i bojowników zabitych w atakach IS - RadioMaryja.plRadiomaryja - 2019-04-20 16:40
“ISIS prisoners will either be returned home or tried here”ANF - 2019-04-20 15:35
Dr. Abdulkarim Omar, Foreign Affairs Bureau Director of North and East Syria's Autonomous Region, identifies two ways of trying the arrested ISIS members, either locally or in their countries of origin. ...
Turkey will enter Syria's Manbij if U.S. doesn't remove YPG fighters, Erdogan says - ReutersReuters - 2019-04-20 15:05
Families of ISIS members from Kosovo return to their countryANF - 2019-04-20 14:25
Kosovo Justice Minister Abelard Tahiri said the efforts to return some Kosovo citizens to Kosovo from Syria were successful. ...
Islamic State attacks Syrian army, allies, killing dozens: monitorE-Kurd - 2019-04-20 14:19
BEIRUT,— Islamic State attacks on the Syrian army and allied militias in central Syria have killed 35 soldiers over two days, a war monitor said early on Saturday. Although Islamic State lost its last territorial enclave in Syria at Baghouz near the Iraq ...
Syria: Kilkudziesięciu żołnierzy i bojowników zabitych w atakach IS - - Forsal.pl – Biznes, Gospodarka, ŚwiatForsal - 2019-04-20 12:05
Erdogan says Trump positive on Turkish military plan to push east in Syria - ReutersReuters - 2019-04-20 12:03
Turkey angered by Macron’s meeting with Syrian KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-04-20 09:18
PARIS,— French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, drawing a sharp rebuke from Turkey’s foreign ministry. Macron assured the Kurdish envoys of French su ...
Iraq parliament to host regional rivals in BaghdadRûdaw - 2019-04-20 06:11
Baghdad has sought to bring Syria back into the Arab League ...
Watchdog concerned with press freedom in Iran, Iraq, Syria, TurkeyRûdaw - 2019-04-20 06:11
Norway, Finland and Sweden topped the list ...
France’s Macron meets Syrian Kurds, vows to support in fight against Islamic StateE-Kurd - 2019-04-19 19:50
PARIS,— French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, assuring them of France’s support in the fight against remaining jihadists. The US-backed Syrian Demo ...
Rojava delegation met with French President MacronANF - 2019-04-19 16:50
The delegation that met with Macron included YPJ commander Nesrin Abdullah and North and East Syria Federation Co-chair Hamid al-Mihbash. ...
France vows to continue supporting Kurdish-led forces in Syria - France - RFIRFI - 2019-04-19 16:24
‘Extreme situation’: Syria’s al-Hol camp houses thousands of ISIS familiesRûdaw - 2019-04-19 14:18
UN appealed for urgent help for ‘stateless’ children ...
Syria’s reconstruction is fraught with risk for western powersIrishtimes - 2019-04-19 13:17
Christian Convert Islamic State Survivors Thriving in SyriaBreitbart - 2019-04-19 13:17
Flood and ignorance exacerbate the suffering of the refugeesANF - 2019-04-19 11:30
Refugees at the Erīş camp in northeastern Syria are suffering heavily from the consequences of the flooding and ignorance of aid organizations. ...
Pentagon reaffirms commitment to protecting partners in SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-04-19 08:46
Renewed government bombing of Syria's Idlib kills 10 civilians | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-04-19 02:40
Graham more upbeat on Syria troop withdrawal after Trump meeting - ReutersReuters - 2019-04-19 02:10
Thousands of Foreign Children Held in Syria: UNBAS News - 2019-04-18 23:20
ERBIL - Thousands of foreign children, alongside 75,000 other people, are stuck in a camp in northeastern Syria, an UN official revealed on Thursday. "Children should be treated first and foremost as victims. Any solutions must be decided on the basis of ...
Iraq frees Frenchman who entered Syria to 'support Yazidis' It is unclear why Syrian Kurdsih forces or the US-led coalition handed the man to Iraqi authorities April 18, 2019The National AE - 2019-04-18 22:45
UN: Thousands of foreign children at ISIS camp in Syria need urgent helpKurdistan24 - 2019-04-18 22:39
U.N. urges resolving fate of 2,500 foreign children at Syria campKurdiu - 2019-04-18 21:10
Syrian Kurds fear return of Assad regime controlE-Kurd - 2019-04-18 19:29
QAMISHLO. Syrian Kurdistan,— At first glance, it seems as though life has returned to normal in the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in Syria’s northeast. Even though the wind-down of anti-ISIS operations last month and Turkey’ ...
Iraqi court frees French ISIS suspect it says went to Syria to ‘help Yezidis’Rûdaw - 2019-04-18 18:06
The man was released for 'lack of evidence' ...
Trump‘s Syria pullout puts Kurdish allies at major risk | Herdon GazetteHerdongazette - 2019-04-18 16:05
U.N. urges resolving fate of 2,500 foreign children at Syria campYahoo - 2019-04-18 15:38
Another 11 Kurdish Yezidis Freed from IS in SyriaBAS News - 2019-04-18 13:12
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have liberated 11 more Kurdish Yezidis whom were abducted by the Islamic State (IS) back in 2014. They are women and children who were received by Yezidi Home Organization from the administration of al-Hol and t ...
Notre Dame evokes humanity’s other losses in MideastWaar Media - 2019-04-18 11:39
WAAR_DUHOK Monday’s blaze at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral brings to mind other historic landmarks and treasures humanity has lost in recent years during civil wars in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. While Notre Dame’s roof and steeple fell victim to an acci ...
U.S.-backed force in Syria conducts major evacuation from last Islamic State stronghold | The Japan TimesJapantimes - 2019-04-18 08:45
Christianity growing in Syria town - Kuwait TimesKuwaittimes - 2019-04-18 07:52
US: Over 2,000 Foreign ISIS Fighters Held by Kurdish Forces in Syria - News From Antiwar.comAntiwar - 2019-04-18 06:20
Syria in 2019 is Not Iraq in 2003 | The National InterestNationalinterest - 2019-04-18 00:27
Iran FM wraps up ‘successful’ trip to Syria, TurkeyGulan Media - 2019-04-17 22:46
Iran FM wraps up ‘successful’ trip to Syria, TurkeyRûdaw - 2019-04-17 22:33
1000 fighters join the Academy of martyr “Ammar AL-Sheikh”SDF Press - 2019-04-17 21:02
Raqqa – The academy of martyr “Ammar Al-Sheikh” opened its second training course today. The course was named after martyr “chia Kobani”. 1000 fighter from different components of Syria joined the course. Members of the General Command of Syrian Democrati ...
Kobani, Syria, Once Bombarded by ISIS, Sees Increase in Christian ConvertsThenewamerican - 2019-04-17 19:02
Moscow believes Damascus should retain control over northeastern SyriaTASS - 2019-04-17 17:48
The Russian top diplomat also highlighted the need to build dialogue with the Kurds ...
At Rojava university in Syrian Kurdistan, Kurds build their own futureE-Kurd - 2019-04-17 17:37
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Which university to attend? For Fatmah, a Kurdish college student in Syrian Kurdistan [northern Syria], it had been an especially difficult choice. The daughter of a welder and a housewife, she dreamed of studying constructio ...
Coalition aiding liberated communities through support for stabilisation projects; reaffirm commitment at key meeting in Baghdad todayThe Global Coalition - 2019-04-17 15:29
On Wednesday 17 April 2019, the Coalition’s Stabilisation Working Group met in Baghdad, the first such meeting in the Iraqi capital, and since Daesh’s total loss of territory in both Iraq and Syria. Article Coalition aiding liberated communities through ...
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif met with Erdogan after AssadANF - 2019-04-17 14:16
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara following his 2-day visit to Syria. ...
Turkish Defense Minister Discusses Syria Safe Zone in WashingtonBAS News - 2019-04-17 13:44
ERBIL — Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Tuesday met with his US counterpart Patrick Shanahan to discuss Syria and Washington-Ankara defense cooperations. Turkish Ministry of National Defense confirmed in a statement that Akar “reiterated Turkey’s ...