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Syrian Kurds call on EU countries to help create safe zone in SyriaGulan Media - 2019-02-19 02:41
Opinion: Syria cannot be Europe′s Guantanamo Bay prison | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 18.02.2019DW - 2019-02-19 01:41
Erdogan criticizes US for supporting Kurdish units in SyriaTASS - 2019-02-19 00:59
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara "expects implementation of agreements reached with the US on Syria's Manbij" ...
U.S. Ally Against Islamic State Urges Trump to Leave Troops in Syria - WSJWSJ - 2019-02-19 00:49
Europe rebuts Trump demands to take back ex-ISIS citizens from Syria - Europe - StripesStripes - 2019-02-19 00:35
Trump Salutes Remains of 4 Americans Killed in Syria Attack - NBC Southern CaliforniaNbclosangeles - 2019-02-18 22:55
Europeans reject Trump's call to repatriate Syria jihadists | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-02-18 22:54
Softening Trump’s Syria withdrawal plans, Bolton calls for Kurdish allies’ protection, defeat of Islamic State - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-02-18 22:43
US Official: Over 1,000 IS Militants Possibly Fled Syria to Iraq in Six MonthsBAS News - 2019-02-18 22:07
ERBIL - Over 1,000 insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) may have fled from Syria to the neighboring Iraq to hide in the mountains and deserts in western Iraq in the past six months, a US official was cited as saying. According to a report by CNN, citing ...
The Latest: Kurds launch final push to defeat IS in Syria - StarTribune.comStartribune - 2019-02-18 21:44
SDF commander calls for 1,500 coalition troops to remain in SyriaRûdaw - 2019-02-18 21:29
US forces will soon withdraw from northeast Syria ...
IS Foreign Members Held in Syria "Time Bomb": SDFBAS News - 2019-02-18 20:03
ERBIL - Hundreds of foreign members of the Islamic State (IS) held in Syria are a "time bomb" as they could manage to escape and become a threat to the western countries, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) warned on Monday. The US-backed forc ...
Europeans reject Trump's call to repatriate Syria jihadistsEWN - 2019-02-18 19:53
Syrian Kurds: from 2011 protests to 2018 call for Assad supportE-Kurd - 2019-02-18 19:28
BEIRUT,— US-backed Kurdish fighters have played a leading role in the defeat of the Islamic State group in Syria but are themselves branded “terrorists” by neighbouring Turkey. With the IS jihadists reduced to just a patch of territory, the Kurds fear be ...
Protecting Americans Simply Doesn't Require U.S. Troops In SyriaThefederalist - 2019-02-18 18:21
Turkey, Russia coordinate on Syria ahead of US withdrawal | News | DW | 29.12.2018DW - 2019-02-18 17:22
Assad warns Syria’s Kurds that US will not protect them - Newspaper - DAWN.COMDAWN - 2019-02-18 17:22
U.S.-backed Syria force seeks help with Islamic State prisoner 'time bomb' | ReutersReuters - 2019-02-18 17:16
Assad vows to ‘liberate every inch of Syria’ from foreign troopsMilitarytimes - 2019-02-18 16:45
Turkish military and allied Syrian rebels seize Afrin, Syria, after nearly two-month offensive - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-02-18 15:20
US prepares full Syria withdrawal by end of April unless something changes Trump’s mind – report — RT USA NewsRT - 2019-02-18 15:08
Jihadist defeat, US Syria pullout on table at coalition talks | Free Malaysia TodayFreemalaysiatoday - 2019-02-18 13:38
IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more - defenceWebDefenceweb - 2019-02-18 13:38
In Syria, IS in quiet last stand to defend dying 'caliphate'Digitaljournal - 2019-02-18 12:53
Islamic State clings to last square mile in eastern Syria | Texarkana Breaking NewsTexarkanagazette - 2019-02-18 12:20
Trump: EU must take back 800 ISIS fighters captured in SyriaMillenniumpost - 2019-02-18 12:20
Two Explosions Rock Afrin in Northwest SyriaBAS News - 2019-02-18 11:21
ERBIL — Two explosions on Sunday rocked the Kurdish town of Afrin in northwest of Syria, leaving several injured. According to Sky News, the first blast was carried out via a car bomb targeting the Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, known as Sultan Murad milit ...
Dying days of caliphate in Syria as IS fighters trapped - The Hindu BusinessLineThehindubusinessline - 2019-02-18 10:30
U.S. troops unlikely to withdraw from Syria - analyst | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-18 09:17
Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern Syria - StarTribune.comStartribune - 2019-02-18 02:37
US-backed, Kurdish-led forces say they have begun final push to liberate last Islamic State-held pocket in eastern Syria - 9 & 10 News9and10news - 2019-02-18 02:29
US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civiliansGulan Media - 2019-02-18 00:55
Syria’s Assad says Syrian Kurds should not rely on USGulan Media - 2019-02-18 00:55
Envoy: US working to consult allies on Syria | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-02-18 00:51
US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies - The Boston GlobeBostonglobe - 2019-02-18 00:30
Trump says EU must take back Isis fighters captured in SyriaIrishtimes - 2019-02-18 00:17
Belgian Minister: safe zones in Syria ‘possible’ as US asks for European supportKurdistan24 - 2019-02-18 00:02
Assad warns Syria's Kurds that US will not protect them - Channel NewsAsiaChannelnewsasia - 2019-02-17 23:16
Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern SyriaTribtown - 2019-02-17 22:20
Assad warns rebel groups: U.S. will not protect you - Syria - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-02-17 20:43
Bashar al-Assad warns Syrian Kurds that U.S. will not protect themE-Kurd - 2019-02-17 19:54
DAMASCUS,— Syrian president Bashar al-Assad warned Syria’s Kurds Sunday that their ally the United States would not protect them against any Turkish offensive as Washington looks to withdraw it troops. The US is set to pull out its soldiers from Syria af ...
Peshmerga Refutes Reports Claiming It Withdrew from KRG-Syria BorderBAS News - 2019-02-17 18:53
ERBIL - A Peshmerga official has refuted the reports claiming that the Kurdish fighters have withdrawn from a border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). Certain reports close to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and ...
Donald Trump Demands European Allies Take Back 800 Captured ISIS Fighters or "We Will Be Forced to Release Them"Newsweek - 2019-02-17 17:45
U.S.-backed Kurdish forces are poised to seize control of the remaining ISIS stronghold in Syria. ...
Damascus-Kurds Dialogue Best Way To Settle Situation In Northeast Syria - Russian Diplomat - UrduPointUrdupoint - 2019-02-17 17:43
Russia says Syrian Kurds should start dialogue with AssadE-Kurd - 2019-02-17 17:15
MUNICH, Germany,— Syria’s Kurds should start a dialogue with President Bashar al-Assad as their military allies the United States are readying to pull out, Russia said Sunday. “We support this dialogue between Damascus and the Kurds,” said Russian deputy ...
Take back over 800 ISIS fighters captured in Syria, Donald Trump tells European allies - Moneycontrol.comMoneycontrol - 2019-02-17 16:52
US plans ‘step-by-step withdrawal’ from Syria: JeffreyRûdaw - 2019-02-17 16:34
In east Syria, ISIS in last stand to defend dying 'caliphate', Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesStraitstimes - 2019-02-17 16:17
‘Any intruder is an enemy’: Assad says only the state can protect groups in northern Syria | National PostNationalpost - 2019-02-17 16:14
Syria's Assad: U.S. will sell out those relying on it - AOL NewsAOL - 2019-02-17 16:14
Assad: Only the state can protect groups in northern Syria | The Seattle TimesSeattletimes - 2019-02-17 15:54
Turkey-backed rebels continue to abuse civilians in Syria's Afrin | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-17 15:25
Doctor fights to help suffering Kurdish refugees in Syria - Israel National NewsIsraelnationalnews - 2019-02-17 15:25
Take back 800 ISIS-fighters captured in Syria: Trump to Europe | MENAFN.COMMenafn - 2019-02-17 14:37
Back the SDF not a new international force in Syria says Arab League head Turkey has threatened to launch an operation against the Kurdish forces it says is the same as ISIS February 17, 2019The National AE - 2019-02-17 14:36
Kurdish Forces Rescue Another Yezidi Teenager from ISBAS News - 2019-02-17 14:29
ERBIL — Another Kurdish Yezidi teenager has been freed from the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, said an official. Hussein Qa’edi, head of Kurdistan Region’s special office for Yezidi abductee affairs, said the 16-year-old boy was rescued through their conne ...
Take Back Over 800 ISIS Fighters Captured in Syria, Trump Tells European Allies - News18News18 - 2019-02-17 14:22
Brett McGurk: Trump's Syria pull out gives 'new life' to ISIS - INSIDERThisisinsider - 2019-02-17 14:04
US Top Commander in Iraq to Discuss Post-ISBAS News - 2019-02-17 14:04
ERBIL — US Army General Joseph Votel, head of the S. Central Command who oversees the US troops in in the Middle East, has arrived in Baghdad to talk about the region after the Islamic State (IS) final defeat and US pullout from Syria. Votel’s visit come ...
US Withdrawal from Syria Won’t Be Abrupt: EnvoyBAS News - 2019-02-17 14:04
ERBIL — The United States will not make an abrupt and rapid pullout from Syria as it is feared by allies in the region, according to special presidential envoy to the war against Islamic State (IS). Speaking during the annual Munich Security Conference i ...
Foreign ministers to meet in US on Daesh amid Syria pullout | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-02-17 13:57
Take back 800 ISIS-fighters captured in Syria: Trump to EuropeNewsbytesapp - 2019-02-17 13:45
Trump: EU must take back 800 Isis fighters captured in Syria | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-02-17 13:25
Trump requests countries to repatriate foreign ISIS suspects from SyriaRûdaw - 2019-02-17 12:10
"The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS fighters ...
Turkey insists on safe zone in northern Syria, wants Turkish troops patrolling itAlmasdarnews - 2019-02-17 11:00
Turkey to delay operation against Kurdish forces until U.S. gets out of Syria, Erdogan says - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-02-17 10:58
U.S. forces begin withdrawal from Syria - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-02-17 10:58
Donald Trump urges Britain to 'take back' ISIS fighters captured in Syria | Daily StarDailystar - 2019-02-17 10:14
Report: US to remove all forces from Syria by April - Israel National NewsIsraelnationalnews - 2019-02-17 10:02
Take back over 800 ISIS fighters captured in Syria Trump tells European alliesTheweek - 2019-02-17 09:52
Trump Calls on European Allies to Repatriate IS Members from SyriaBAS News - 2019-02-17 09:17
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump urged his country’s European allies, including the UK, France and Germany, to take back the hundreds of Islamic State (IS) jihadists captured in Syria. “The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other Euro ...
IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more | ReutersReuters - 2019-02-17 07:52
‘US pullout from Syria risks boosting Russia, Iran influence’ | World | thenews.com.pk | KarachiThenews - 2019-02-17 07:45
Kurds scramble for security arrangement ahead of U.S. Syria withdrawal - International news - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-02-17 07:08
Withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria likely to start in 'weeks': U.S. general | ReutersReuters - 2019-02-17 06:20
ISIS down to half a square kilometer in Syria: commanderGulan Media - 2019-02-17 06:20
Why the US is doomed to remain in northern Syria - Opinion - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-02-17 03:32
U.S.-Backed Kurdish Forces Launch 'Final Push' Against ISIS In Syria | WFAEWFAE - 2019-02-17 03:08
Donald Trump Claims He Stopped 'Slaughter' of 3 Million People in Syria as He Makes Case for Nobel Peace PrizeNewsweek - 2019-02-17 03:00
Syria: Civilians face familiar threats in rebel-held areas | Syria News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-02-17 03:00
Regime shelling kills 18 civilians in northwest Syria: monitorFrance24 - 2019-02-17 03:00
IS fighters on brink of defeat in SyriaGulf Times - 2019-02-17 03:00
Kurdish fighters squeeze remnants of Islamic State in Syria - Portland Press HeraldPressherald - 2019-02-17 02:27
Macron, Putin weigh ‘deteriorated’ situation in SyriaRûdaw - 2019-02-17 01:31
Eight years into a war that has killed more than 360,000 people ...
Erdoğan says joint operation on table in Syria’s Idlib province | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-17 00:58
Top US general: Defeat in Syria wouldn't 'mean the end' for ISIS - KRDOKRDO - 2019-02-16 23:50
Merkel says US withdrawal from Syria will boost Russia and IranTelegraph - 2019-02-16 23:37
US Urges Allies to Send 1,500 Troops to Syria to Create Safe Zone – Reports - Sputnik InternationalSputnik - 2019-02-16 21:32
Masrour Barzani, US Envoy Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq, SyriaBAS News - 2019-02-16 21:16
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, met on Saturday with the Special US Presidential Envoy James Jeffery in Germany, where they discussed various political and security issues. According to a statement by the ...