Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

Latest news


Pianist in the rubble: A Palestinian-Syrian refugee’s journey through music

Irishtimes - 2019-03-24 07:23

Coalition, partner forces liberate last territory held by Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2019-03-24 06:14
The Coalition congratulates the Syrian Democratic Forces on the liberation of the remaining civilians under Daesh control and the elimination of Daesh's self-proclaimed territorial caliphate in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, Syria, March 23, 2019. Ar ...

Les SDF declaren la derrota definitiva de l'Estat Islàmic, la guerra ha acabat

KurdisCat - 2019-03-24 00:44
Les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) han anunciat avui al Camp Omar, Deir ez Zor, la fi de la campanya Tempesta de Jazira. Baghouz ha caigut aquest matí i les milícies democràtiques hi han hissat la bandera. El Califat ha est ...

US-allied Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

Gulan Media - 2019-03-23 23:51

Syrian envoy rejects reports that Masrour Barzani is on country's terror list

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-23 22:28

Syrian fighters declare victory over ISIS

Arkansasonline - 2019-03-23 22:06

Syrian Kurds urge Assad government to choose dialogue: commander

E-Kurd - 2019-03-23 21:06
OMAR OIL FIELD, Syria,— The top military commander in Syria’s autonomous Kurdish region (Rojava) urged Damascus on Saturday to choose the path of dialogue after his forces sealed a key victory over the Islamic State group. “We call on the central governm ...

Syrian Kurd’s hard-won autonomy under threat - Saudi Gazette

Saudigazette - 2019-03-23 19:46

French President Macron salutes SDF’s victory

ANF - 2019-03-23 14:00
French President Emmanuel Macron saluted the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who defeated ISIS. ...

Kurdish autonomy in Syria under threat after Islamic State ‘caliphate’ falls

E-Kurd - 2019-03-23 12:33
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Now the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” has fallen, the hard-won limited autonomy of Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) will be left in peril if their key US ally goes ahead with its announced pullout. On Saturday, the Kurd ...

Islamic State defeated, ‘caliphate’ eliminated, Syrian Kurds declare

E-Kurd - 2019-03-23 12:33
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared “caliphate” that once spanned a third of Iraq a ...

Syrian Kurds announce demise of IS caliphate | MEO

Middle East Online - 2019-03-23 12:27

PYD Europe calls for international action against Turkish threats

ANF - 2019-03-23 10:35
"We call upon the international community to recognise our cause and our democratic administration in northern Syria, to stand firmly against Turkish threats and occupation Afrin and to pressure Turkey to withdraw from the Syrian territories it occupied." ...

Between a Syrian rock and a Turkish hard place: Kurd autonomy under threat after ISIS 'caliphate' falls, Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Straitstimes - 2019-03-23 09:20

SDF Declares Full Victory over IS in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-23 08:58
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) officially announced on Saturday the full victory over the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in Syria as the Kurdish fighters had launched an operation to liberate the last militant group territor ...

SDF flag planted in Baghouz to mark the victory over ISIS

ANF - 2019-03-23 08:25
Syrian Democratic Forces have ended the military presence of ISIS in North and East Syria. ...

Dividing up the Syrian Corpse – Jewish Policy Center

Jewishpolicycenter - 2019-03-23 02:58

Russia's Putin hosts Iran and Turkey leaders for Syrian war talks

Thedefensepost - 2019-03-22 23:38

Syrie : les djihadistes de l’Etat islamique abandonnent leurs armes par milliers à Baghouz @KurdistanAu

L'Important - 2019-03-22 17:58
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) yesterday cleared the Baghouz village of ISIS and took the entire area under their control. Combing and search operations continue in the village, the last patch o... ...

Les YPJ hissen la seva bandera a les darreres posicions de l'Estat Islàmic a Baghouz

KurdisCat - 2019-03-22 14:40
Les Yekîneyên Parastinê yên Jinê (Unitats de Defensa de Dones, YPJ) una de les milícies integrants de les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) han penjat avui la seva bandera al darrer lloc on onejava la de l'Islamic State (Estat ...

Islamic State defeated at final enclave -Syrian Kurdish ...

Trust - 2019-03-22 14:19

Syrian Kurdish officials slam Damascus threats as ISIS military defeat nears

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-22 06:37

US General Recommends Arming, Aiding Syrian Fighters After Pullout - Task & Purpose

Taskandpurpose - 2019-03-22 03:35

Turkey tightens its grip on Syrian Kurdish enclave | The Spokesman-Review

Spokesman - 2019-03-22 03:18

Don't abandon us, Syrian Kurds tell Europe

Yahoo - 2019-03-21 23:34

Kurds celebrate new year Newroz across Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-21 20:01
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Thousands of people in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) celebrated on Thursday the new Kurdish year, Newroz. They wore floral scarves, waved Kurdish flags, and carried posters that pledged to win back the Kurdish Canton of Afrin fro ...

Former Turkish FM Says Ankara Made Numerous Mistakes During Syrian Crisis - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-03-21 16:04

3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan Syria Crisis - 2019-2020 Summary - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-21 16:04

Don't abandon us, Syrian Kurds tell Europe | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-03-21 14:55

Al-Monitor: Iraqi Kurds urge their Syrian cousins to make peace with Damascus

Justice for Kurds - 2019-03-21 14:28
ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — It has been nearly a year and a half since the Iraqi Kurds held their referendum on independence. The fallout from the referendum, which faced stiff opposition from Baghdad, the United States, Turkey and Iran, has been devastating ...

Les SDF desmenteixen que Baghouz hagi caigut i segueixen operant especialment als túnels

KurdisCat - 2019-03-21 14:21
"No és cert el complet alliberament de la ciutat". Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) han desmentit avui que la darrer localitat siriana en mans de l'Islamic State (Estat Islàmic, IS) s'hagi rendit. De fet han afirmat que conti ...

First Newroz bonfire lit in Raqqa in 8 years

ANF - 2019-03-21 13:20
Raqqa residents had last celebrated Newroz in 2011 when the Syrian civil war broke out, and this year they lit the Newroz bonfire once again for the first time in 8 years. ...

Daesh defeated at final enclave: Syrian Kurdish media | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-21 08:29

After defeating Islamic State, Syrian Kurds eye political battle - Daily Times

Dailytimes - 2019-03-21 08:20

Top Syrian Kurdish leader calls for protection from Turkish assault | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-21 07:23

Will Kurds, Govt Forces Stop End of The Syrian War? | Al Bawaba

Albawaba - 2019-03-21 01:41

Turkey massing troops on Syrian border near Kurdish-held Manbij | News | DW | 23.12.2018

DW - 2019-03-20 21:46

Another Syrian IS camp captured in Syria | SBS News

SBS - 2019-03-20 21:24

The Eighteenth Report Documenting Violations by International Coalition Forces in Syria - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-03-20 15:47

If regional, Western powers kept out of Syrian conflict, killing would have been minimised | Jordan Times

Jordantimes - 2019-03-20 12:31

US Decision on Syrian Troops Left Muddled After WSJ Report

Mirrorherald - 2019-03-20 12:10

Syrian Kurds accuse Assad of policy of 'oppression and violence'

Yahoo - 2019-03-20 08:34

US-backed Syrian fighters 'overrun IS encampment' - BBC News

BBC - 2019-03-20 01:15

US Hails Kurdistan for Combatting Terrorism, Sheltering IDPs, Syrian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-03-19 22:18
ERBIL - The United States has praised the role of the Kurdistan Region and its people in, alongside the Peshmerga forces, combatting terrorism while sheltering nearly 2 million IDPs and Syrian refugees in the past few years. The message was conveyed by a ...

Women, children leaving IS stronghold overwhelm Syrian camp

Al Monitor - 2019-03-19 21:33

9 killed in HRE actions on the anniversary of Afrin’s occupation

ANF - 2019-03-19 19:44
Nine terrorists have been killed in actions carried out by Afrin Liberation Forces on the anniversary of the occupation of the northern Syrian canton by the Turkish and jihadist troops. ...

Syrian Kurds criticise Damascus ‘threats’ to retake northeastern Kurdish areas

E-Kurd - 2019-03-19 15:54
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have criticised the “threatening language” of the Damascus regime after it pledged to retake northeastern Kurdish areas they control by reconciliation or by force. The minority have largely stayed out of Syria’s ...

Italian warrior killed fighting alongside Syrian Kurds against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-03-19 15:54
ROME,— An Italian fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed, media reported Tuesday, citing the jihadists and his family. “We have killed the Italian crusader”, IS said in a statement released along w ...

Northern and Eastern Syria responds to Damascus threats

ANF - 2019-03-19 13:20
Northern and Eastern Syrian Autonomous Administration Defense Bureau responded to the Damascus regime threats that they will “use force”. ...

SDF Enters IS Encampment in Baghouz: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-03-19 12:06
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has entered the Islamic State (IS) encampment in the village of Baghouz, eastern Syria, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. "SDF is in control of Daesh encampment area in Baghouz," Mustafa Bali, a SDF sp ...

Bashar al-Assad to Visit Iraq: Report

BAS News - 2019-03-19 11:02
ERBIL - President of the Syrian regime Bashar al-Assad is expected to pay a visit to neighboring Iraq in the near future, a report said on Tuesday. Al-Diyar, a Lebanese newspaper close to the regime of Assad, cited Syrian political sources as saying that ...

Syrian Kurds accuse Assad of policy of 'oppression and violence' | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-03-19 10:10

DoD budget request for Peshmerga, Iraq, Syrian Forces released

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-19 09:48

SDF: 87 ISIS terrorists killed in Baghouz

ANF - 2019-03-19 09:12
The press office of the Syrian Democratic Forces has published a 24-hour record of the offensive against the last territory under ISIS control in East Syria. According to them, 87 jihadists were killed in the fighting in al-Bagouz. ...

Syrian government vows to bring Kurdish-held areas back under control

Gulan Media - 2019-03-19 06:33

Syrian quagmire worsened by feud between Turkey and Kurds - analyst | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-19 06:17

Responding to the Syrian crisis: EU support in Turkey - Turkey | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-19 02:55

Ireland extends helping hand to those affected by Syrian crisis

Bignewsnetwork - 2019-03-19 02:55

Growing backlash against Syrian refugees in Turkey - NBC | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-19 02:55

US-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to ...

Trust - 2019-03-19 02:47

Syrian Kurds reject 'security zone' under Turkish control | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-03-19 02:45

Islamic State calls for revenge against Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-19 01:08
BEIRUT,— As the Islamic State group defended its last scrap of territory against Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria, a spokesman Monday urged followers to attack them elsewhere in the war-torn country. An IS spokesman, in an audio recording posted on Te ...

Syria will retake control of Kurdish areas by force or by deal: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-03-18 22:59
DAMASCUS,— Syrian government forces will reclaim control of Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the northeastern Kurdish areas controlled by the US-backed Kurds, whether by force or through reconciliation, the defence minister warned Monday. Marginalised for deca ...

Syrian army deploys to Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

Yahoo - 2019-03-18 20:49

Syrian Regime Threatens US-backed Kurdish Forces

BAS News - 2019-03-18 20:24
ERBIL - The Syrian regime has threatened the US-backed Kurdish forces with military defeat if the Washington's Kurdish allies did not agree to a return of a state authority. President of the Syrian regime Bashar al-Assad is reportedly seeking the retake ...

Syrian government vows to bring Kurdish-held areas back under control - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-03-18 16:01

Syrian fighters say 'thousands' still inside last ISIL pocket

Al Jazeera - 2019-03-18 10:40
Kurdish-led militia and US air power have rained fire down on ISIL's last village for a week with thousands fleeing. ...

Afrin: Over 2,600 Civilians Kidnapped in One Year

BAS News - 2019-03-18 09:36
ERBIL — More than 2,600 people were abducted by Islamist groups in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin during the last 12 months, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Afrin came under a massive military offensive dubbed “Olive Branch Operati ...

Syrian Kurdish leaders seek Russian-mediated deal | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-18 01:55

SDF Resumes Operation to Liberate Last IS Pocket of Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-17 22:37
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) resumed on Sunday evening the military operation against the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) in hopes of liberating the last pocket held by the militants in eastern Syria. Mustafa Bali, a SDF spo ...

Baghouz: Seven IS Insurgents Killed in Coalition Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-03-17 20:27
ERBIL - At least seven insurgents were killed on Sunday in an airstrike carried out by the US-led coalition in the Syrian village of Baghouz, the militant group's last enclave. An Iraqi military source told Baghdad Today that the jihadists were killed wh ...

A tripartite meeting between the chiefs of staff of the Iraqi, Iranian and Syrian army

Kurdiu - 2019-03-17 19:16

Over 60,000 people, mostly families of Islamic State, fled Syria jihadist enclave: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-17 19:07
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria since a final assault to capture it began over two months ago. The ...

Barzani: Russia key to settlement between Assad and Syrian Kurds

Al Monitor - 2019-03-17 18:45

ISIS Caliphate on Brink of Falling to US Backed Kurdish-led Syrian Force – Beyond the Matrix [audio] | The Jewish Press - | Israel News Talk Radio | 11 Adar II 5779 – March 17, 2019 |

Jewishpress - 2019-03-17 16:36

More Than 6,000 People Fled Last IS Pocket in Syria: SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-17 15:12
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed on Sunday that the total number of people who have so far escaped the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in eastern Syria, has reached 60,000. Among the massive influx of people were 5,000 I ...

Disabled Victims Are Syrian War's Most Vulnerable

Voanews - 2019-03-17 13:21

Turkey bans Newroz celebrations for Syrian Kurds in Afrin

Alaraby - 2019-03-17 06:06

SDF Says It Killed 32 IS Insurgents in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-16 22:06
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday that it had killed 32 militants of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's village of Baghouz. The US-backed Kurdish fighters explained in a statement that the 32 jihadists were killed dur ...

Kurdish parties and institutions stress political alliance

ANF - 2019-03-16 15:09
A KNK-Rojava’s committee formed for national unity meetings visited the Clans Council, Kongreya Star, Syrian Kurdish Writers Union and the Cizire Region Yazidi House today and discussed KNK-Rojava’s efforts for a Kurdish political alliance. ...

U.S. cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-03-16 12:10

Coalition General praises local Syrian Kurdish leader on anniversary of killing

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-16 10:17

Deadly Russian air raids 'first' strike in Syrian province since truce | SBS News

SBS - 2019-03-16 08:51

Brussels III Conference on 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region': co-chairs declaration - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-16 08:51

Disabled Victims Are Syrian War's Most Vulnerable - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-03-16 08:51

After defeating Islamic State, Syrian Kurds eye political battle

Yahoo - 2019-03-16 07:37

After defeating Islamic State, Syrian Kurds eye political battle - Channel NewsAsia

Channelnewsasia - 2019-03-16 02:58

Coalition cooks up plan to bring Syrian refugee families to Salmon Arm – Salmon Arm Observer

Saobserver - 2019-03-16 00:56

Baghouz: IS Attacks Its Members Who Surrender to SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-15 22:10
ERBIL - The militants of the Islamic State (IS) targeted on Friday their own members and their families who were surrendering to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria's Baghuz, a spokesperson said. SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali said in ...

Coalition cooks up plan to bring Syrian refugee families to Salmon Arm – Sicamous Eagle Valley News

Eaglevalleynews - 2019-03-15 19:59

Hundreds Of IS Members, Families Surrender In Final Syrian Enclave

Rferl - 2019-03-15 19:26

EU to give Turkey 1.5 billion euros in aid for Syrian refugees in 2019 | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-03-15 17:33

France repatriates orphaned children from Syrian camps | P.M. News

Pmnewsnigeria - 2019-03-15 16:50

Iraqi Kurds urge their Syrian cousins to make peace with Damascus

Al Monitor - 2019-03-15 16:01

PM Barzani calls on Syrian Kurds to make peace with Syrian government

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-15 10:23

U.S.-backed Syrian force attacks Islamic State enclave | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-03-15 07:29

The Best of Bad Options for Syria’s Idlib

International Crisis Group - 2019-03-15 01:32
The Syrian regime vows to reconquer Idlib, the north-western zone hosting its hardest-core remaining jihadist opposition. But an all-out offensive would be calamitous. Turkey and Russia should recommit to their “de-escalation” deal for Idlib, bolstering ...

Syrian Regime Airstrikes on Idlib: Death Toll Rises

BAS News - 2019-03-15 00:12
ERBIL - The death toll in the Syrian northwestern province of Idlib has risen to 15 as the Syrian government forces continue to target the rebel-held city with airstrikes, al-Jazeera cited a statement by The White Helmets on Thursday. Earlier on Wednesda ...

INTERVIEW-After defeating Islamic State, Syrian Kurds eye political battle | Devdiscourse News

Devdiscourse - 2019-03-14 22:28

SDF: 1.300 ISIS members and families surrendered to our forces

ANF - 2019-03-14 20:29
YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces are conducting their final operation against ISIS in the last remaining enclave of the terrorist organisation in Syria. ...
19081 results in 0.12 sec.