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No turning back - Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools - ReutersReuters - 2019-05-19 14:18
Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in IdlibYahoo - 2019-05-19 14:10
Syrian refugees and hosts in Kurdistan enjoy sounds of the Old DRûdaw - 2019-05-19 13:41
NGO with an Identitarian agenda: Preying on Syrian war widows - Qantara.deQantara - 2019-05-19 08:48
Israel Conducts Airstrikes Against Iranian Targets in SyriaBAS News - 2019-05-19 01:40
ERBIL - Israel reportedly carried out airstrikes against the Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria on Saturday evening, state media said. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the Syrian Army's air defense systems was able to intercept a numb ...
Turkey-backed rebels arrive in northwest Syrian areas - GulfTodayGulftoday - 2019-05-19 01:02
Spotlight: PKK jailed leader's call reinforces claims of Turkey's talks with Syrian Kurdish militia - Xinhua | English.news.cnXinhuanet - 2019-05-18 15:01
Netherlands hesitant about US request for Dutch troops in Syrian safe zone: ReportKurdistan24 - 2019-05-18 12:39
SDF Captures 42 IS Insurgents in Eastern SyriaBAS News - 2019-05-17 20:15
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has captured a total of 42 Islamic State (IS) insurgents in eastern Syria. The SDF said in a statement that the Kurdish fighters backed by the US-led coalition forces launched a military operation in ...
Lawyers: International court must be established for DAESHANF - 2019-05-17 11:48
After the defeat of DAESH by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that finished off the mercenaries taking control of their last strongholds in the village of al-Baghouz, thousands of DAESH mercenaries and their families have surrendered to the SDF. ...
400 thousand tons of wheat will be received by the company of developing agricultural sectorSDF Press - 2019-05-17 01:21
Hasaka-This year, the Syrian regions witnessed large rainfall, which was reflected positively on most agricultural crops such as wheat and barley, which are considered to be the main source of income for the Syrian people. The cities and villages of Al Ja ...
New Syrian Government Offensive Takes Horrific Toll on Health Care Facilities - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2019-05-17 01:07
Blast kills a civilian, injures six others in ManbijANF - 2019-05-16 18:35
In the northern Syrian city of Manbij, a person has been killed in an explosion. Six other people were injured. ...
SDF Launches Operation to Capture Remaining IS Militants East of SyriaBAS News - 2019-05-16 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it has begun an operation to find and arrest the militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) in Deir al-Zor province, east of Syria. The US-backed forces confirmed in a statement that they have so fa ...
Bomb kills eight in Syrian city of Raqqa, a liberated Islamic State stronghold | The Japan TimesJapantimes - 2019-05-16 03:16
Graduation of / 133 / leaders of two academiesSDF Press - 2019-05-16 01:21
Ain Issa – The academies of martyr Aziz Arabs and Lawrence have ende two training courses for the leaders of Syrian democratic forces. They carried the names of the martyrs “Abdullah Tal Tamer and Polat Derek”. They included 133 fighters who received inte ...
Syrian Kurdish forces raid restive Arab town in eastCitynews1130 - 2019-05-15 20:19
Syrian Kurdish forces raid restive Arab town in east | Vancouver SunVancouversun - 2019-05-15 19:56
Two Syrian Kurdish Parties Advocate For Dialogue With Damascus - Statement - UrduPointUrdupoint - 2019-05-15 16:19
Medical Personnel Are Targeted in Syria - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2019-05-15 09:04
Bullied Syrian teenager fears for his safetyBBC - 2019-05-15 00:41
The family of a Syrian boy who was attacked at his school in Huddersfield has moved after they received death threats. ...
Moscow Says Believes Kurdish Factor Important When Addressing Syrian Crisis - UrduPointUrdupoint - 2019-05-14 23:33
Erdogan-backed militias in northern Syria: Islamists are torturing Kurds in AfrinE-Kurd - 2019-05-14 23:19
Dr. Kamal Sido | Ekurd.net Middle East expert of the Society for Threatened Peoples According to reports, Jihadist militias are torturing Kurdish prisoners in the Syrian-Kurdish region of Afrin. The Islamists are supported by Turkey and tolerated by the ...
How effective are Turkey's Syrian militia proxies?Rûdaw - 2019-05-14 21:31
Our forces arrest a dangerous terrorist in Silok TownSDF Press - 2019-05-14 19:28
On May 13, 2019, the Syrian democratic forces, together with Coalition forces, carried out a successful raid in Silok area which is located north Syria. They arrested Talal Shaneir, known as Abu Hammam, the terrorist who is responsible for murder and exto ...
Let us unite our efforts in pursuing the remnants of terrorismSDF Press - 2019-05-14 19:28
The Syrian Foreign Affairs Ministry sent two simultaneous letters to the UN Security Council and the United Nations, there were a lot of lies and fabrications against our forces in the two letters. It worth mentioning that our forces liberated Deira Zour ...
New York Times: They Were ‘Comrades in Arms’ Against ISIS. Now the U.S. Is Eyeing the ExitJustice for Kurds - 2019-05-14 18:11
RMEILAN, Syria — Dressed in camouflage and sipping tea, the Syrian commander who emerged as America’s closest ally in the battle that defeated Islamic State looked to an unsettling future. The Kurdish leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces, known by the n ...
STRATEGIC OPTION | Syrian Endgame - The Hard TruthLimacharlienews - 2019-05-14 16:36
SDF Wants Part of US Forces to Stay in Syria: Top CommanderBAS News - 2019-05-13 23:50
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) wants the US to keep part of its forces in Syria to not repeat a mistake Washington made in Iraq, a top Kurdish commander has said. The comments were made by General Mazlum Kobani, the Commander-in-C ...
Syrian Foreign Ministry Slams Kurdish Militia For Brutal Crackdown - UrduPointUrdupoint - 2019-05-13 21:50
Insurgents' rockets kill 6 people in Syrian townNwaonline - 2019-05-13 21:35
105 fighters ended their training course at the Academy of CommandoSDF Press - 2019-05-13 20:54
News center – The Commandos Academy of The Syrian Democratic Forces in Euphrates Region ended its third training course. The course was named after the martyr “Delovan Manbaj”. Leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces, Women’s Protection Units YPJ and the ...
France: We are looking into a mechanism to try ISIS membersANF - 2019-05-13 14:48
The Northern and Eastern Syrian Autonomous Administration had proposed an international court to be formed to put the gang members on trial in the region. ...
Syrian Kurds fear Turkish assault as U.S. troops depart | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-05-13 09:09
Uncertain Future Awaits Displaced Syrian Yazidis in LebanonVoanews - 2019-05-13 07:42
Syrian army 'kills terrorists' in Idlib countryside - KEYTKEYT - 2019-05-13 00:03
Turkish defense minister says Syrian forces must halt attacks - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-05-12 22:29
Umm Yasmin .. A story of pain which summarizes the story of SyriaSDF Press - 2019-05-12 21:27
Tabqa – In the shadows of the war which all the Syrian people suffer from there are many forms of sufferings, and the humanitarian situation remains the biggest and most painful disaster in the light of the cases that need help. The story of Umm Yasmin su ...
Demonstration in Amûdê against Turkish occupationANF - 2019-05-12 20:33
As part of its ongoing occupation efforts, the Turkish state is building a wall around Afrin. A demonstration against the construction of the wall took place today in the northern Syrian city of Amûdê. ...
Syrian Kurdish official: Damascus talks going nowhere, Russia to blame - Al Arabiya EnglishAlarabiya - 2019-05-12 20:16
Russian-Syrian forces pound Idlib, Turkey shifts attention to Kurdish positions | AWThearabweekly - 2019-05-12 06:12
Syrian troops expand offensive despite calls for calmGulan Media - 2019-05-12 06:08
Syrian Christian refugees in Kurdistan call on UN to facilitate migration abroadGulan Media - 2019-05-12 06:08
Iraqi Overcrowded Jails May Give Birth to New Militant Group: ExpertBAS News - 2019-05-12 00:24
ERBIL - Iraqi experts have warned of the emergence of a new militant group as Baghdad has been continuing to receive a great number of Islamic State (IS) detainees from the Syrian Kurdish forces. Apart from capturing thousands of insurgents during the li ...
Al Kasra Hospital .. Free services despite the lack of potentialSDF Press - 2019-05-11 22:08
Deir Zour- After the Syrian democratic forces had liberated Deir Zour and its countryside from ISIS terrorists, the civil council of Dier Zour quickly prepared and equipped the health sector within the region and provide the necessary emergency services ...
Safeguarding books and reopening schools: Syrian Kurds fight to treasure their traditions - Syria - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-11 20:54
Syrian Christian refugees in Kurdistan call on UN to facilitate migration abroadKurdistan24 - 2019-05-11 19:28
Syrian Lesson in American Foreign Affairs - Modern DiplomacyModerndiplomacy - 2019-05-11 15:02
Manbij becomes key as US looks to rein in Turkey's Syrian offensive | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-05-11 13:59
U.S. envoy Jeffrey says safe zone will extend along Turkish-Syrian border | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-05-11 07:13
Civilians pay the price as Syrian-Russian forces pound Idlib | Battle for Idlib News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-05-11 06:15
Syrian troops capture strategic town from rebels: Residents | Battle for Idlib News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-05-11 06:15
Syrian militants try to retake village from govt troops | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-05-11 06:15
SDF Hands Two Freed Yezidi Sisters to Rescue OfficeBAS News - 2019-05-10 20:52
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday handed over two freed Yezidi sisters to a rescue office in northeastern Syria. The two had been freed in the operations to liberate the last enclave of the Islamic State (IS) in eastern par ...
Syrian regime advances in IdlibANF - 2019-05-10 12:52
The Syrian regime has taken over 11 towns to the west of Idlib while reports say Al Nusra-HTS (Hayat Tahrir Al Sham) withdrew from most of these villages without resistance. ...
Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools - cnbctv18.comCnbctv18 - 2019-05-10 02:18
Doctors go underground as Syrian government attacks rebel northwest - ReutersReuters - 2019-05-09 08:51
Germany Decries Syrian Regime’s Attacks on IdlibBAS News - 2019-05-09 00:49
ERBIL - Germany has decried the recent air raids carried out by the Syrian regime on Idlib province where over 100 civilians were reportedly killed in two weeks. "We condemn heavy bombings that targeted the humanitarian infrastructure," Christofer Burger ...
No foreseeable solution to Syrian refugee crisis as host nations like Kurdistan shoulder burdenKurdistan24 - 2019-05-08 16:57
Arabs Protest Against Kurdish Rule In Oil-Rich Syrian Region | OilPrice.comOilprice - 2019-05-08 16:40
Arab protests against Syrian Kurds reportedly ‘grow’ in Deir al-Zor: residents, localsE-Kurd - 2019-05-08 12:52
AMMAN,— Arab inhabitants of Syria’s Deir al-Zor began a third week of protests against Kurdish rule, the largest wave of unrest to sweep the oil-rich region since the U.S.-backed forces took over the territory from Islamic State nearly 18 months ago, res ...
Syrian Regime Attacks Leave Eight Civilians DeadBAS News - 2019-05-07 22:16
ERBIL - Syrian regime attacks have killed eight civilians in the areas of de-escalation regions, northern Syria, local sources said on Tuesday. Turkish media Anadolu Agency cited the locals as saying that the artilleries and air raids overnight on Monday ...
Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schoolsNypost - 2019-05-07 18:26
No turning back: Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools, World News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesStraitstimes - 2019-05-07 15:43
SDC Comments on Abdullah Ocalan’s MessageBAS News - 2019-05-07 12:45
ERBIL — Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) has said the last message from Abdullah Ocalan was well received, but its implementation requires mutual understanding from Turkey and Syrian regime as well. Jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Part ...
Macron sparks Turkish anger by meeting Syrian Kurds | The Express TribuneTribune - 2019-05-07 12:44
An Endless Flood of Syrian Refugees Tests Turkey's Tolerance - BloombergBloomberg - 2019-05-07 09:38
Syrian Kurds reshape region with school | Reuters.comReuters - 2019-05-07 02:05
Nearly 30 Freed Yezidis Reunite with Families in SinjarBAS News - 2019-05-06 21:48
ERBIL - Nearly 30 Yezidis, who had been freed from the Islamic State (IS) in Syria earlier in March, reunited on Monday with their families in Sinjar. Earlier the month, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that it had handed over a number ...
Ocalan says conflict in Syrian Kurdistan should be avoided: lawyersE-Kurd - 2019-05-06 21:17
ISTANBUL,— Lawyers for Turkey’s imprisoned Kurdish leader and the head of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan said that they met with their client on May 2 in Imrali prison near Istanbul for the first time since 2011. Two of Ocalan’s lawyers r ...
No turning back: Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and school | Reuters.comReuters - 2019-05-06 19:49
Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools – No turning backE-Kurd - 2019-05-06 18:57
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— When Eyub Mohamad was a boy, security forces beat his father into paralysis. His offence was typing leaflets in Kurdish, banned under Syria’s ruling Baath party. Mohamad, with his family, fed and bathed his father for years. ...
Syrian Kurdish authorities return 27 freed Yezidis to ShingalKurdistan24 - 2019-05-06 18:32
AP Interview: Syrian Kurds say US seeking deal with Turkey - Washington TimesWashingtontimes - 2019-05-06 15:16
JAILED KURDISH MILITANT LEADER OCALAN CALLS ON SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES TO PURSUE SOLUTIONS IN SYRIA OTHER THAN THROUGH CONFLICT- STATEMENT READ BY LAWYERSYahoo - 2019-05-06 15:04
No turning back: Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools - ReutersReuters - 2019-05-06 13:32
Macron sparks Turkish anger by meeting Syrian Kurds | Bangkok Post: newsBangkokpost - 2019-05-06 06:36
Damascus has no right calling us traitors: SDCRûdaw - 2019-05-05 21:59
The SDC accused the Syrian government of “opening doors” to Turkey ...
Statement to The Public Opinion:SDF Press - 2019-05-05 21:37
On the third of this month, a forum for the clans of the region was held under the auspices of MSD, under the slogan (Syrian tribes protect Syrian society and its social contract) due to the big participation of tribes and important messages by tribal lea ...
Turkish official says area near army post in Idlib struck by suspected Syrian government forcesYahoo - 2019-05-05 21:16
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels attack Kurdish-held area, repelled by 'heavy shelling' - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-05 12:36
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels launch attack into Kurdish-held area - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-05-05 10:33
Syrian oil crisis pushes Assad to choose between Russia and Iran - Middle East News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-05-05 09:56
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels launch attack into Kurdish-held areaReuters - 2019-05-05 08:05
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels launched an offensive into territory held by the Kurdish YPG militia north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, seizing some territory before heavy shelling forced them to retreat. ...
Turkish Soldier Killed in Clashes With Syrian Kurdish MilitantsBloombergquint - 2019-05-05 00:56
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels launch attack into Kurdish-held area - ReutersReuters - 2019-05-05 00:56
Idlib: Nine Civilians Killed by AirstrikesBAS News - 2019-05-05 00:52
ERBIL - Airstrikes by the Syrian regime and allied Russia killed on Saturday at least nine civilians in northwestern Syria, a monitor revealed. Among the casualties were three women and a member of the White Helmets, a team working in some rebel-held are ...
Turkish-backed FSA Claims It Conducted Operation Against YPGBAS News - 2019-05-04 23:04
ERBIL - The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) claimed on Saturday that it has carried out an operation against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in several villages in Tal Rifa'at city. The operation came after clashes erupted betwee ...
Damascus presses Idlib attack, artillery hits Turkish positionReuters - 2019-05-04 22:56
Syrian government forces and their Russian allies pounded the rebel-held northwest of Syria with air strikes on Saturday, sources in the area said, as artillery hit a Turkish military position there, underlining the risk of wider escalation. ...
After surviving ISIS and a civil war, these Syrian women built a female-only village - KEYTKEYT - 2019-05-04 19:48
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels say capture village from Kurdish forces - ReutersReuters - 2019-05-04 19:48
Syrian government accuses Arab-Kurdish alliance of 'treason' | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-05-04 19:06
Syrian government accuses Kurdish-led alliance of ‘treason’E-Kurd - 2019-05-04 19:06
DAMASCUS,— The Syrian government has accused Kurdish leaders of “treason” for organising a conference with allied Arab tribes to plot out the political future of territory under their alliance’s control. The Kurds and their Arab allies control Syrian Kur ...
Syrian government intensifies bombardment of rebel-held areaSpectrumlocalnews - 2019-05-04 17:24
After surviving ISIS and a civil war, these Syrian women built a female-only village :: WRAL.comWRAL - 2019-05-04 16:58
After surviving ISIS and a civil war, these Syrian women built a female-only village - CNNCNN - 2019-05-04 14:09
SDF in Indirect Talks with Turkey: CommanderBAS News - 2019-05-04 13:47
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is now in “indirect” negotiations with Turkey to address the outstanding issues, said Mazlum Abdi, the Commander-in-Chief of the SDF. During a ceremony on Friday, Abdi delivered a speech to reveal th ...
Syrian Kurds reject Assad regime-imposed ‘reconciliation’E-Kurd - 2019-05-04 11:35
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Kurdish-led Syrian force said Friday it believes in dialogue with the government but warned a settlement on the future of territory it controls cannot arrive through a Damascus-prescribed “reconciliation” agreement. “We are ...
Turkey doctors get prison terms for criticizing offensive against Syrian Kurds in AfrinE-Kurd - 2019-05-04 11:35
ANKARA,— Eleven members of Turkey’s leading medical association were sentenced to prison terms on Friday over criticisms of a military offensive against Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) last year. They were given 20 months in prison for “in ...