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The Jerusalem Post: Is Saudi Visit To Eastern Syria Prelude To Greater U.S., Saudi Role?

Justice for Kurds - 2019-06-18 02:05
The Saudi Minister for Gulf Affairs Thamer Al-Sabhan visited eastern Syria and met US officials over the weekend. It is his second known visit since 2017 when he traveled to Raqqa after its liberation from Islamic State. The visit has fueled rumors that t ...

Congress expands Pentagon aid in Syria to cover Islamic State prisoners

Al Monitor - 2019-06-17 23:36

Is Saudi visit to eastern Syria prelude to greater U.S., Saudi role? - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-06-17 16:47

“We want to draw our strength from ourselves”

ANF - 2019-06-17 12:17
The spokeswoman for the women's movement in Sheikh Maqsoud talked to ANF about the establishment of the Women's Assembly of Northern and Eastern Syria, saying; "Let's get our strength out of ourselves, out of our resistance and become stronger as women." ...

Northern and Eastern Syria delegation visited HDP in Hewlêr

ANF - 2019-06-17 11:22
As part of their political meetings, the delegation visited the HDP Hewlêr Representation. ...

Second round of Israeli strikes hit Syria as Trump calls for bombs to stop – Raw Story

Rawstory - 2019-06-17 10:58

Crop fires kill at least 7, wound 2 in northeast Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-06-17 08:54
Fires have ravaged the wheat fields of northern Syria in recent weeks ...

Russia and Turkey landgrab 'behind fresh Syria bombardment' | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-06-17 03:26

Crop fires in Iraq and Syria may be start of larger disaster

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-06-17 02:17
In Iraq and Syria, fires are destroying wheat, barley and lentil crops. Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells may be to blame, but other factors should not be ruled out. Rainfall was abundant in the north of both countries over the winter, reaching levels that ...

'Revenge Is For The Weak': Kurdish Courts In Northeastern Syria Take On ISIS Cases | WCAI

Capeandislands - 2019-06-17 00:21

Field fires in Syrian Kurdistan’s Hasaka kill 10: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-06-16 21:31
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syrian Kurdistan (Syria’s northeast) have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and ...

US appears to soften position on Turkish troops in Syria | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-06-16 17:26

Field fires in Syria's Hasakeh kill 10: Monitor | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2019-06-16 16:35

Dozens of Kurdish Yezidi Families to Return from Syria to Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Several Kurdish Yezidi families, whom were displaced from their hometowns after the Islamic State (IS) massacre in 2014, are expected to return to Sinjar in the nearest future, said an official. In August 2014, IS attacked Sinjar where it killed ...

Syria Kurds hand over 5 Belgian orphans from Daesh families — official | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-06-16 10:55

Syria violence kills dozens of troops and civilians in north

Gulan Media - 2019-06-16 01:01

Syria: Over 40 Fighters, Civilians Killed in Clashes, Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-06-16 00:06
ERBIL - Clashes and air raids on Saturday in northwestern Syria resulted in the killing of over 40 fighters, mostly pro-regime forces, and civilians, a monitoring group said. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least ten civilians, including ...

Putin’s envoy says Russia ready to consider rights Kurdish people in Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-15 22:59

Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria's Tel Rifaat region - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-06-15 21:03

Syria Kurds hand over 5 Belgian orphans from IS families | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-06-15 15:46

Russian jets kill at least 25 in northwestern Syria | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-06-15 15:40

Belgium Repatriates Six Children of IS Parents

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — Six Belgian children of Islamic State (IS) parents were taken back to their home country from Syria on Friday, officials confirmed. They were stranded at a camp under the control of the US-backed Kurdish fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces. “The ...

Kurds say White Helmets not welcome to help fight fires in northeast Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-15 06:18

Turkey Acquits ISIS Militant Who Recruited Fighters in Syria, Iraq | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-06-15 06:14

Idlib’s ‘relentless’ onslaught vs. northeastern Syria’s ‘fragile stability’ | PBS NewsHour

PBS - 2019-06-15 03:15

The PKK Roots of America’s Ally in Syria - Jamestown

Jamestown - 2019-06-15 03:07

'Revenge Is For The Weak': Kurdish Courts In Northeastern Syria Take On ISIS Cases | Valley Public Radio

KVPR - 2019-06-14 19:59

Russia Praises Iran and Their Joint Wins in Syria as U.S. Tensions Rise

Newsweek - 2019-06-14 19:31

Raqqa security deteriorates as US drawdown threatens northern Syria stability

Thedefensepost - 2019-06-14 16:06

Turkish army bombed villages in Afrin’s Shera district

ANF - 2019-06-14 13:51
Turkish forces continue their attacks in northern Syria. ...

Turkey says ceasefire not yet secured in Syria's Idlib

Rûdaw - 2019-06-14 12:33
Cavusoglu: We are working hard with Russia to stop these attacks. ...

Belgium repatriating orphans from Kurdish custody in Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-06-14 10:21

6 orphans from Islamic State families handed over by Syrian Kurds to Belgium

E-Kurd - 2019-06-14 10:07
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in north northeast Syria, on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said. “Six Belgian orphan children were han ...

Turkey, Russia dispute facts after attack on Turkish outpost in Syria - SWI swissinfo.ch

Swissinfo - 2019-06-14 09:58

Syria Kurds hand over six Belgian orphans from IS families: official | News24

News24 - 2019-06-14 07:45

Friends, Foes, and Frenemies: Who’s Fighting Whom in Syria – Mother Jones

Motherjones - 2019-06-14 07:01

Syria's breadbasket, Kurds and Damascus battle for wheat - World - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports - VietNam News

Vietnamnews - 2019-06-14 06:06

Syria: Belgium Repatriates Six IS Children

BAS News - 2019-06-14 00:31
ERBIL - Belgium has repatriated six children of the Islamic State (IS) from Syria, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesperson said on Thursday. "Belgium repatriated 6 orphans of ISIS of Belgian origin on Tuesday. Glad to see more countri ...

Uncle lodges complaint against France over stranded infants in Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 23:27
Elbahi adds that France 'is refusing to repatriate them' ...

Syria Kurds hand over six Belgian orphans from IS families - CNA

Channelnewsasia - 2019-06-13 22:02

Turkey, Russia dispute facts after attack on Turkish outpost in Syria - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-13 21:44

In Syria's breadbasket, Kurds and regime battle for wheat [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-06-13 20:40

Syria Kurds hand over five Belgian orphans from IS families - CNA

Channelnewsasia - 2019-06-13 20:11

Russia, Turkey broker shaky cease-fire in Syria’s Idlib

Al Monitor - 2019-06-13 19:46

Turkey, Russia dispute facts after attack on Turkish outpost in Syria

Reuters - 2019-06-13 18:23
Russia and Turkey, the two countries responsible for a rickety agreement to keep the peace along Syria's last major frontline, gave sharply conflicting accounts on Thursday of an attack on a Turkish military outpost. ...

Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

France24 - 2019-06-13 18:18

US official holds counterterror talks with Syria Kurds

Gulan Media - 2019-06-13 15:38

Turkey says no truce in Syria after attack on its troops, urges Russia to restore calm

Gulan Media - 2019-06-13 15:38

U.S. delegation holds talks with Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-13 15:30
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A US delegation visited Syria’s Kurdish areas on Wednesday discussed the country’s support for the people in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the northern and eastern Syria, Hawar News Agency ANHA reported. The delegation headed by ...

5 Key Takeaways From Shane Bauer’s Special Investigation in Syria – Mother Jones

Motherjones - 2019-06-13 14:34

Syria's Kurds Stop Wheat From Reaching Regime Territory | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-06-13 12:56

US official holds counterterror talks with Syria Kurds

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 09:35

US: Kurds should be represented in political talks on Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-13 09:02

Rojava: a Project for Peace on the Syrian Border

Hawzhin Press - 2019-06-13 08:00
A revolution is unfolding in Rojava, in the north-east of Syria. In a region wracked with violence, the Kurdish-left are constructing an anti-capitalist, feminist experiment, with peace as their aim. The post Rojava: a Project for Peace on the Syrian Bor ...

End America’s Illegal Occupation of Syria Now | The American Conservative

Theamericanconservative - 2019-06-13 07:01

Russia and Turkey broker ceasefire in Syria's Idlib: Russian news agencies

Reuters - 2019-06-12 22:46
Russia and Turkey have brokered a complete ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province between Syrian government forces and rebels, Russian news agencies cited the Russian military as saying on Wednesday. ...

Syrian attacks on civilians continue amid rebel counterattack | Syria News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-06-12 14:25

A Timeline of the Syria Conflict – Mother Jones

Motherjones - 2019-06-12 12:44

World War III: How Likely Is It U.S. Will Fight in Iran, North Korea, Syria, Ukraine or Venezuela?

Newsweek - 2019-06-12 10:29

Syria Kurds hand over 14 French, Dutch orphans from Islamic State families - CNA

Channelnewsasia - 2019-06-12 09:59

Kurds, regime battle over wheat in Syria | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2019-06-12 06:42

In Syria's breadbasket, Kurds and regime battle for wheat

France24 - 2019-06-12 03:08

Washington, Ankara Still Debating Turkeys Role In Syria, Depth Of Safe Zone - State Dept. - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-06-12 03:05

France: 9 children among returned citizens who fled Syria

Gulan Media - 2019-06-11 22:42

Syrian Kurds and Damascus regime battle for wheat

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 20:34
AMUDE, Syrian Kurdistan,— Gazing over his wheat field in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria, farmer Adel Othman expects a bumper crop this year, but two rival authorities squabbling over his harvest have dashed his enthusiasm. After successi ...

Occupation forces killed a civilian in Tal Rifaat

ANF - 2019-06-11 20:29
Occupation forces continue their genocidal attacks in northern Syria. ...

France: 9 children among returned citizens who fled Syria

Yahoo - 2019-06-11 20:28

In Syria’s breadbasket, Kurds and regime battle for wheat | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-06-11 19:01

Syria escalation hampers food delivery to affected areas: WFP | News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-06-11 18:02

Kurdish-led authorities in Syria struggling with wild fires

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-11 16:54

Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria's Tel Rifaat region - Middle East News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-06-11 16:24

Fire in Tirbespiyê destroys 10,000 hectares of cultivated land

ANF - 2019-06-11 15:00
Field fires in the Tirbespiyê region of northern Syria have destroyed 10,000 hectares of cultivated land. ...

Turkey says killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria's Tel Rifaat region - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-11 13:15

Bomb Attack on SDF Convoy Kills 4 Fighters in Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-11 11:28
ERBIL — A roadside bomb targeted a convoy of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) military vehicles near Raqqa in Syria, leaving at least four Kurdish fighters killed. The blast has also injured nine other fighters, according to Sputnik. The attack took pl ...

Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

Rûdaw - 2019-06-11 11:25
"We ask the international coalition to intervene to extinguish the fires" ...

Syrian Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 09:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Kurdish official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria called for help from the US-backed coalition Monday as fires ravaged through vital wheat fields in the latest of such blazes nationwide. Syria’s Kurds have le ...

Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans

Seattle Times - 2019-06-11 06:18
BEIRUT (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Syria have handed 12 French and two Dutch orphans whose fathers were killed fighting for the Islamic State group back to their countries, according to Kurdish and European officials. Abdulkarim Omar, a senior off ...

Iran focuses on political solution while keeping military option open in Syria

Al Monitor - 2019-06-11 03:36

Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil well | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2019-06-11 02:33

Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

Gulan Media - 2019-06-11 01:03

Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat fields near oil installations | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-06-10 22:56

Self – Defense Forces In Tabqa .. A Watchful Eye on The Security of the People

SDF Press - 2019-06-10 22:50
Tabqa – After liberating north and east Syria from the terrorist organization ISIS. The self-defense forces effectively contributed in the battles fought by the Syrian democratic forces, especially in Tabqa city. These forces which consist of Tabqa’s citi ...

RTL Today - Orphans handed over: 14 French, Dutch children repatriated from Syria

RTL - 2019-06-10 21:07

The AANES Remains the Only True Option for Peace, Stability, and Freedom in Syria

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-06-10 19:59

Syria: dzieci bojowników Państwa Islamskiego sprowadzone do Francji - Wiadomości

ONET - 2019-06-10 19:39

Syrian Kurds hand over 14 French, Dutch orphans from Islamic State families

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 18:53
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have handed over 14 orphans born to jihadist families to government delegations from France and the Netherlands, in the latest repatriations of foreigners living in crowded camps. Abdelkarim Omar, the top Kurdis ...

Sky News and the Western Press Have Once Again Failed Syria

Mintpressnews - 2019-06-10 17:53

Death in the dark: stories from the smuggling routes out of Syria - The National

Thenational - 2019-06-10 17:53

French, Dutch Islamic State Orphans Repatriated From Syria-Kurdish-Led Authority | Small Wars Journal

Smallwarsjournal - 2019-06-10 15:53

French, Dutch Islamic State orphans repatriated from Syria | World | News | The Journal Pioneer

Journalpioneer - 2019-06-10 14:34

“ISIS gangs should face trial in Northern and Eastern Syria”

ANF - 2019-06-10 14:00
Lawyers said the crimes against humanity committed by ISIS members can be best uncovered in Northern and Eastern Syria and thus they should face trial there. ...

The Myth of Risk-Free Warfare: Lessons From Syria - Inkstick

Inkstickmedia - 2019-06-10 13:53

Syria Kurds hand over 14 French, Dutch orphans from IS families

France24 - 2019-06-10 12:18

French, Dutch Islamic State orphans repatriated from Syria-Kurdish-led authority - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-10 12:18

Kurds in Syria hand over orphans of French Isis fighters to France | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-06-10 12:03

Syria Kurds hand over 12 French orphans from IS families: official | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2019-06-10 11:45

Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
JALALABAD, Afghanistan,— The Islamic State group has lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group is expanding its footprint, recruiting new fighters and plotting attacks on the United States ...

Syrian Kurds refused to try Islamic State members out of Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurdish parties refused any proposal or decision to try Islamic State group ISIS members out of Syria and called to try them in Syria in the areas of the Kurdish autonomous administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). ...

Syria Kurds hand over French, Dutch orphans from ISIL families | Syria News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-06-10 11:21

Syria Kurds hand over 12 French orphans from ISIS families: official - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-06-10 10:52

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