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The Cease-Fire in Syria Worked (More or Less) - The AtlanticTheatlantic - 2019-11-21 03:04
Syria conflict: Who benefits from its oil? - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-11-21 02:51
Last Armenian couple in Turkish “Safe Zone” were forced to convert to IslamJustice for Kurds - 2019-11-21 01:29
An Armenian Christian couple in Jarablus town in the Turkish so called “Safe Zone” were forced to convert to Islam while they lived there. The Violations Documentation Center in Northern Syria (VDC-NSY) reported today the story of this last Armenian coupl ...
How Daesh used culture to fund its terrorismThe Global Coalition - 2019-11-21 00:27
An important source of Daesh’s funding came from the looting and illicit sale of cultural artefacts in Syria and Iraq. It is estimated that the terrorists made nearly $100 million a year from these transactions. More recently, after repeated defeats, Dae ...
New Developments in Northeast Syria: What Can They Lead to? — Valdai ClubValdaiclub - 2019-11-20 23:29
Protest in Marseille against Turkish attacks on NE SyriaANF - 2019-11-20 22:07
An action was organized in front of the European Parliament Representation in Marseille to protest the attacks against Northern and Eastern Syria. ...
Pentagon & war-hawks agree: US troops should stay in Syria – ‘because ISIS‘ | Shelby Business JournalShelbybusinessjournal - 2019-11-20 22:02
Kurds Deny Reports of Meeting with Syrian RegimeBAS News - 2019-11-20 21:54
ERBIL - The Self-Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria has denied the reports claiming that the Kurds had met with the Syrian regime to discuss the Turkish incursion into the country. RT cited two sources from the Kurdish administration as saying ...
The focus of the Kurdish issue likely to shift from Turkey to Syria - Cengiz Aktar | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-11-20 21:18
Turkey threatens to resume offensive in Syria if YPG not removedDigitaljournal - 2019-11-20 21:04
US failed to set attainable military objectives in SyriaMilitarytimes - 2019-11-20 20:38
Turkey assures Russia it won’t resume military operation in northern Syria, says LavrovTASS - 2019-11-20 19:39
Russia’s top diplomat commented on a statement by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that the United States and Russia allegedly had not done everything to withdraw Kurdish forces from the Turkish-Syrian border ...
Turkey news: Erdogan risks massive fallout as Syria rant threatens Trump and Putin fury | World | News | Express.co.ukExpress - 2019-11-20 19:32
Attack on a village of Gire Spi kills two civiliansANF - 2019-11-20 18:22
Occupation forces continue their attacks against northern Syria. ...
More than 1,000 killed in Syria bombings since April – monitors | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-11-20 16:36
SDF repels attack on Til Werid village of Til TemirANF - 2019-11-20 16:29
Turkish troops and jihadist militias continue their genocidal attacks against North-East Syria in an attempt to invade the region, enjoying a global silence and so-called ceasefire agreement. ...
'Pause' in fighting in Syria between Turkish and Kurdish forces appears to be in jeopardy - ABC NewsGO - 2019-11-20 15:48
Turkey backpedals on fresh Syria offensive, Russia says - The NationalThenational - 2019-11-20 15:23
Trump gives $4.5 million to Syria's White Helmets, which partnered with jihadists and joined Turkey's ethnic cleansing | The GrayzoneThegrayzone - 2019-11-20 15:18
Islamic State exploited Turkey’s Syria invasion, drawdown of U.S. troops: Pentagon reportE-Kurd - 2019-11-20 14:44
WASHINGTON,— Islamic State has exploited Turkey’s incursion into Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, and the drawdown of U.S. troops from the region, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Pentagon’s Inspector General, ...
Islamic State supporters escape in Syria as US pulls backCbs19news - 2019-11-20 14:16
ABC mistakenly aired video from Kentucky as Kurds in SyriaNypost - 2019-11-20 14:16
Daesh used Turkish offensive in Syria to regroup: US report - Saudi GazetteSaudigazette - 2019-11-20 13:43
SDF reports continued attacks by occupation forcesANF - 2019-11-20 13:13
SDF reported continued attacks against North and East Syria by the Turkish army and allied mercenary groups. ...
US Warns That Turkey’s Syria Offensive Giving IS ‘Time and Space’ - New Delhi Times - India's Only International NewspaperNewdelhitimes - 2019-11-20 13:02
Autonomous Administration: 300,000 people displaced by attacksANF - 2019-11-20 12:46
Turkish genocidal campaign seeking to invade North and East syria together with ISIS and al-Nusra mercenaries continues since October 9. ...
Israel Strikes Iranian, Syrian Targets near DamascusBAS News - 2019-11-20 11:58
ERBIL — Israel said it had hit several Iranian and Syrian military targets on Wednesday in retaliation for rockets fired at Israel. While claiming its air defense system destroyed most of the Israeli missiles, Syria said two civilians were killed in the ...
Russia says Turkey told Moscow no new Syria operation planned -TASSYahoo - 2019-11-20 11:39
Event in solidarity with Rojava people at Bern UniversityANF - 2019-11-20 11:29
The University of Bern organised an event in which it discussed the resistance and the charity campaigns of Heyva Sor a Kurdistanê in North East-Syria. ...
Kurds suspect U.S. Syria envoy James Jeffrey betrayed them | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-11-20 10:32
Kurdistan 24: Syrian Kurds call on Assad to accept call for dialogueJustice for Kurds - 2019-11-20 10:30
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdish-backed, multi-ethnic Self-Administration of North and East Syria on Sunday called on the Syrian government to accept a call for dialogue and consensus in response to comments Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made last we ...
Pentagon: Turkish attacks on NE Syria benefit ISISANF - 2019-11-20 10:28
According to a Pentagon report, ISIS has benefited from the Turkish state invasion of Rojava and the withdrawal of US forces. ...
Israel says strikes dozens of Iranian, Syrian targets in SyriaYahoo - 2019-11-20 09:12
Israel said it carried out strikes on Syrian military facilitiesANF - 2019-11-20 09:08
Israeli army said it carried out a series of “large-scale” attacks against Syrian military facilities, in "responding to rocket firing from Syria." ...
Car bomb kills 19 in SyriaTribuneindia - 2019-11-20 03:44
What Life Is Like for Kurds of Syria After U.S. Pulls Back | TimeTIME - 2019-11-20 03:26
BBC NEWS: American Kurds take up Syria fight as Erdogan visits TrumpJustice for Kurds - 2019-11-20 02:32
The visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House this week reignited the controversy over his country’s actions against Syria’s Kurds. And it spurred Kurdish-American activists to take up their cause with renewed vigour, writes journ ...
Russia condemns Turkish idea of possible new operation in northern SyriaYahoo - 2019-11-20 02:25
US Warns That Turkey's Syria Offensive Giving IS 'Time and Space' | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-11-20 01:11
New Pentagon report says Turkey's Syria incursion is helping ISIS mount a comeback - CNNPoliticsCNN - 2019-11-20 00:10
Aid to Syria now means abetting AssadAEI - 2019-11-20 00:08
The United States has seemingly given up the game in Syria and, as its troops leave, its foreign assistance money should follow. The post Aid to Syria now means abetting Assad appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI. ...
IS exploited Turkey's Syria invasion, drawdown of U.S. troops: Pentagon reportReuters - 2019-11-19 23:24
Islamic State has exploited Turkey's incursion into northeastern Syria and the drawdown of U.S. troops from the region, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Pentagon's Inspector General, adding that the militant group will likely have the "ti ...
Iraqi Official Warns of IS Plot to Release Prisoners in Iraq and SyriaBAS News - 2019-11-19 23:05
ERBIL - Director of Iraqi Military Intelligence Major General Saad al-Alaq has warned of a plot by the Islamic State (IS) leaders to release the group's prisoners held in Iraq and Syria. Speaking to CNN, Alaq pointed out that a number of IS senior leader ...
Villages of Gire Spi under heavy attackANF - 2019-11-19 22:17
Attacks against northern Syria continue without interruption. ...
Syria. Rosyjskie śmigłowce w byłej bazie USATvn24 - 2019-11-19 21:39
Turkey will launch another Syria operation if area not cleared of Kurdish YPG, FM says - Turkey - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-11-19 20:33
Turkey says Kurdish YPG militia kill three despite ceasefire dealReuters - 2019-11-19 19:44
Turkey's defense ministry said on Tuesday Kurdish YPG militia had killed three people and wounded eight in a missile attack on a school in the Tel Abyad region of northern Syria which they were meant to have withdrawn from under a ceasefire agreement. ...
Turkish remarks on operation in Syria are brazen blackmail, says expertTASS - 2019-11-19 19:43
Earlier, Ankara announced that it was ready to resume its Peace Spring military operation in Syria if the Kurdish People's Protection Units do not withdraw its fighters away from the Turkish-Syrian border ...
Kobane: l’armée Turque tire sur des manifestants kurdes @mutludcL'Important - 2019-11-19 18:58
Turkish forces conducting a joint patrol in northern Syria under a Russian-Turkish deal fired live rounds on Tuesday at protesters near the mainly Kurdish town of Kobani, a witness and a monitor said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human R ...
Selon le Wall Street Journal: les USA ont des preuves d'atrocités commises par les Turcs contre les Kurdes @ChuckPfarrerL'Important - 2019-11-19 18:58
U.S. military officials watched live drone feeds last month that appeared to show Turkish-backed Arab gunmen targeting civilians during their assault on Kurdish fighters in Syria, according to current and former officials familiar with the incid ...
Trump's pullout from Syria allowed ISIS to gain strength, intel agency reports - POLITICOPolitico - 2019-11-19 18:36
US military imagery shows possible atrocities by Turkish-backed forces in Syria, official says - StripesStripes - 2019-11-19 18:13
Pentagon watchdog: US withdrawal in Syria damaged Kurdish partnership, hurt ISIS fight | TheHillThehill - 2019-11-19 18:13
Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) jihadists establish a “committee” to organize looting and confiscation of private propertiesJustice for Kurds - 2019-11-19 17:47
Members of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army told local news agency today that jihadist factions have established an “economic committee” to organize looting and confiscation of private properties in the city of Tal Abyad, Northeast Syria. TFSA jihadists ...
In northeast Syria, last Assyrians fear Turkish advance | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-11-19 17:36
Confusion marks US role in north-eastern Syria | Gregory Aftandilian | MEOMiddle East Online - 2019-11-19 16:29
Kurds say Turkey violating 'ceasefire' in northern SyriaLocal10 - 2019-11-19 16:05
Russia balks at Turkish idea of new Syrian military operationReuters - 2019-11-19 15:56
Russia said on Tuesday it was bewildered by a Turkish pledge to conduct a new military operation in northern Syria if the area was not cleared of people Ankara calls terrorists, warning that any such move would damage efforts to stabilise the region. ...
Iran Offers More Support for Iraq As It Officially Opens Border with SyriaNewsweek - 2019-11-19 15:47
Turkey will launch another Syria operation if area not cleared of Kurdish YPG: FME-Kurd - 2019-11-19 14:03
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s foreign minister said Ankara would launch a new military operation in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, if the area was not cleared of what he called “terrorists”, state-owned Anadolu agency reported on ...
Memorial services for Rojava victims in EuropeANF - 2019-11-19 12:35
Hundreds of fighters have died in resistance against the Turkish army and its jihadist proxies in Northern Syria. Many of them have relatives in Europe. ...
A mercenary killed on M4 highwayANF - 2019-11-19 10:46
Attacks against northern Syria continue without interruption. ...
Prayer night for Rojava in KasselANF - 2019-11-19 09:07
Worldwide solidarity with the Rojava resistance against Turkish genocidal campaign seeking to invade North and Eas Syria. ...
Russian Military Police: we are in NE Syria to protect the peopleJustice for Kurds - 2019-11-19 07:50
A general of the Russian Military Police working in Syria told reporters today that their presence in Northeast Syria is to “protect the local population”. The commander hold a joint press conference with the Military Council of Kobani which is under immi ...
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) restores control over 2 villages occupied by The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) last weekJustice for Kurds - 2019-11-19 07:50
Syrian Democratic Forces restored control over two villages Northeast Syria today after fierce clashes with the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army. Local sources told JFK that SDF took control of Dawodiya, Azizia and large parts of Arisha villages north the C ...
Turkish State Relations with the Terrorist Organization ‘Daesh’Kurdistantribune - 2019-11-19 07:08
Introduction to document issued by Department of Foreign Relations, Self-Administration of North-East Syria: The policies of Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan and his interventions in the Syrian and Iraqi affairs, raised many questions in the region, ...
Air strikes kill 9 in rebel-held nw-Syria | The Canberra TimesCanberratimes - 2019-11-19 04:01
How to salvage Syria and protect US troopsBrookings - 2019-11-19 03:38
After the Syria withdrawal, it’s time the US rethinks the use of proxy forces - Atlantic CouncilAtlanticcouncil - 2019-11-19 02:22
Ankara says will resume operation in Syria if Kurdish units stay in border areasTASS - 2019-11-19 02:17
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country wanted to "get rid of the terrorist threat" ...
Women and Children First: Repatriating the Westerners Affiliated with ISISInternational Crisis Group - 2019-11-19 02:16
Tens of thousands of foreign men, women and children affiliated with ISIS are detained in northeast Syria. The camps where they are held pose a formidable security and humanitarian challenge to the region. Western governments should, at minimum, accelera ...
'This Has Got to Stop – It's Evil': Turkish Drone Strikes Target Civilians and Aid Workers in Syria | CBN NewsCBN - 2019-11-19 01:36
BCF says will continue to provide aid as fourth caravan arrives in northern SyriaKurdistan24 - 2019-11-19 00:30
Iran cables suggest Trump's Syria retreat may be intel coup for Putin - Business InsiderBusinessinsider - 2019-11-18 23:34
New York Times: Top US envoy in Syria said Trump administration didn't do enough to prevent Turkish invasion - CNNPoliticsCNN - 2019-11-18 21:56
Aftandilian in The Arab Weekly on U.S. Syria Policy | The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global StudiesBU - 2019-11-18 21:56
UK special forces may help British orphans escape Syria | Politics | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-11-18 21:33
North Syria ‘the most explosive place in the world’ | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-11-18 21:03
Villages of Shehba under heavy bombardmentANF - 2019-11-18 20:47
Attacks against northern Syria continue uninterrupted. ...
Turkey will launch another Syria operation if area not cleared of Kurdish YPG: Anadolu - ReutersReuters - 2019-11-18 20:39
The Atlantic: Erdoğan Defies Trump. So Why Do They Get Along?Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-18 19:29
The two have undeniable personal chemistry, but their countries are drifting apart. He defied the United States repeatedly, bought Russian weapons, and assaulted American partners in Syria. Now Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is headed to the White ...
Donald Trump Refers to Ethnic Cleansing of Kurds in Northern Syria as 'Rough Love' at Dallas RallyEsquire - 2019-11-18 18:48
ISIS Is Planning Mass Prison Breaks In Syria and Iraq, Says Head Of Iraqi Military IntelligenceNewsweek - 2019-11-18 17:50
A priest is killed as ISIS revives in Syria, and deadly protests continue in Iraq | America MagazineAmericamagazine - 2019-11-18 17:21
Turkish, Russian Forces Conclude Eighth Patrol in SyriaBAS News - 2019-11-18 16:50
ERBIL - Turkish and Russian forces on Monday conducted their eighth round of joint patrols in north of Syria as part of a previous agreement between the sides. The ground patrol was carried out near the region of Ain al-Arab and Qamishli, east of Euphrat ...
IS kills priests in Syria as Turkish-backed fighters express IS sympathiesAl Monitor - 2019-11-18 16:41
Seminar on 25 November at Berxwedan Camp in ShehbaANF - 2019-11-18 15:12
A seminar on 25 November took place at Berxwedan Camp in northern Syria. ...
US Military Crosses Into Iraq From Syria | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-11-18 15:06
SDF reports continued attacks of occupation forcesANF - 2019-11-18 14:22
Turkish genocidal campaign seeking to invade North and East Syria continues. ...
Air strikes kill 9 in rebel-held nw-Syria | Newcastle HeraldNewcastleherald - 2019-11-18 14:17
Turkish-Backed Syrian Fighters Seek Control of Major Highway in NE Syria | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-11-18 14:17
'Not Angels' — Trump Washes His Hands Of Kurds In Syria - Task & PurposeTaskandpurpose - 2019-11-18 14:09
Turkish authorities capture Syria bomb attack suspect - ReutersReuters - 2019-11-18 11:16
On the Syria Debate, Reductio ad Trumpium Gets us Nowhere - War on the RocksWarontherocks - 2019-11-18 11:05
Islamic State supporters escape in Syria as US pulls backWITN - 2019-11-18 09:59
Co-chair of People’s House in Tabqa murderedANF - 2019-11-18 08:54
ISIS cells have increased their attacks following the launch of Turkish genocidal campaign against North-East Syria. ...