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Turkey Deploys Large Number of Military Vehicles to Syria's Idlib

BAS News - 2018-09-09 21:05
ERBIL - Turkish army has deployed a large number of military vehicles to the Syrian region of Idlib, a report said. According to Turkish media, outlet Sol news agency, tens of Turkish troops and a total of 300 military vehicles were deployed to Syrian ci ...

Turkey deploys support military forces to Syrian border

Waar Media - 2018-09-04 13:20
WAAR-DUHOK: The Turkish army has sent more military vehicles to its southern border with Syria where the country’s troops maintain a huge military presence. According to a source cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, a total of eight trucks loaded with ...

Turkey Deploys Additional Military Vehicles to Syrian Border

BAS News - 2018-09-04 12:04
ERBIL — The Turkish army has sent more military vehicles to its southern border with Syria where the country’s troops maintain a huge military presence. According to a source cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, a total of eight trucks loaded with tank ...

Blasts at Syrian Military Airport “not Israeli Airstrike”: Damascus

BAS News - 2018-09-02 10:46
ERBIL — The Syrian military has denied the reports claiming that Israel was responsible for the multiple explosions heard at a military airport near Damascus. According to SANA News Agency which cited a source from the Syrian army, the explosions at the ...

Car Bomb Hits Northern Syria

BAS News - 2018-09-01 14:22
ERBIL — At least three people were killed in the northern city of Azaz after a car bomb went off in the centre of the city, Sky News reported. The city, located some 20 miles north of Aleppo, has been under the control of the Free Syrian Army since 2014 ...

YPG Ready to Assist Syrian Regime in Sweida Offensive: Commander

BAS News - 2018-08-06 21:50
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) has shown its readiness to assist the country's government forces in their "Sweida anti-Daesh campaign", a report said on Monday. The Syrian army has been set to oust the Islamic State (IS) insur ...

Amnesty Strongly Concerned Over Ankara-Backed Rebels Abuses in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-08-02 10:20
ERBIL - Amnesty International said on Thursday that the Turkish army in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syrian are giving Syrian rebels "free rein" to commit major human rights abuses, including torture, forced disappearances and looting propert ...

Kurdish authorities reveal results of meetings with Syrian government

Kurdistan24 - 2018-07-28 18:43
An archive photo shows an agreement between the Syrian army and the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) when the latter handed over a series of villages west to Manbij to the Syrian government forces in 2017. In this photo, Syrian army s ...

Non-Muslim Minorities Under Threat in Afrin: NGO

BAS News - 2018-07-19 22:39
ERBIL — The religious minorities other than Muslims in the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin are under serious threat since the Turkish army and Ankara-backed Islamist rebels have taken over the region, said a monitoring group. “The Turkish army has already b ...

Syrian Kurds Warn Turkey Not to Enter Manbij

BAS News - 2018-07-03 23:07
ERBIL — The Manbij Military Council, which is part of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has warned the Turkish army to avoid entering the town or they will be fired upon. The warning comes weeks after the Turkish forces have started patroll ...

Syria says US bombs Assad army positions; US denies report

Waar Media - 2018-06-18 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian state media, citing a military source, reported on Monday that US-led coalition aircraft had bombed “one of our military positions” in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries, but the US military denied carrying out strikes in th ...

Natanyahu: Iran Should Withdraw from Syria

BAS News - 2018-05-29 00:21
ERBIL — Israel has urged Iran to withdraw its forces from Syria after Russia said that the Syrian army alone should control the country’s territories bordering Israel. “Our position on Syria is clear. We believe that there is no place for any Iranian mil ...

US-led strike hits government targets in Syria

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-25 00:11
Hezbollah media unit: U.S.-led coalition strikes Syrian army posts in eastern Syria Roji KurdÖ US-led coalition warplanes have bombed several Syrian army positions in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, state media outlet SANA reports, citing a mi ...

IS Kills Thirty Syrian Troops, Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-05-23 18:10
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) jihadists overnight on Tuesday killed 30 Syrian army troops and Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi when they raided on a military outspot in eastern Syria, said a monitoring group on Wednesday. The militant group has us ...

Turkish Forces Establish Military Bases in Syria's Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-22 14:11
ERBIL - While Russia has been warning that the Kurdish encalve of Afrn in Syria should be handed over the Syrian regime, Turkish army has set up more military bases in the region, said a report. Turkish army and Ankara-backed Syrian rebels entered Afrin ...

Deputy PM: Turkey will never return Afrin to Assad regime

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 13:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ on Wednesday said Turkey will never return Afrin region of Syria to Bashar Al Assad regime. The Turkish military and Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters on Jan. 20 launched Operation Olive Branch in the A ...

Syrian regime forces tackle the war on terrorism

SDF Press - 2018-04-30 00:52
During the time that Syria Democratic Forces – SDF started its preparations to continue Jazeere Storm operation that aims to liberate the areas left from Jazeere under ISIS control and securing Syria’s Eastern borders, the Syrian regime army along with it ...

Our forces recapture the villages entered by the regime’s army

SDF Press - 2018-04-30 00:52
After the Syrian regime army and its militias launched on the positions of our forces in the countryside of Deir Al-Zour in order to disrupt the campaign of Asefat AL-Jazeera (island storm) and the fight against terrorism, our forces recaptured the offens ...

FSA Loots People's Properties in Syria's Afrin: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-04-23 14:00
ERBIL - The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has begun conducting violations against the civilians in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria, and looting their properties, said a human rights group on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( ...

Turkey, Syrian Allies Lost Hundreds of Men Fighting Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-04-22 01:44
ERBIL — The Turkish army and its Syrian militia groups have lost “hundreds” of men since Ankara begun the military incursion into the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin last January, said President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. He said the rebels sufferi ...

US Troops Deployed to Manbij, Ready to Face Any Forces: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-02 10:44
ERBIL - The US has deployed a number of its forces to the northern Syrian town of Manbij, preparing to repel the Turkish army if it attempts to enter the area, said RT. According to the source, the number of US troops stationed in the region is estimated ...

Damascus Calls for “Unconditional Withdrawal” of Turkey from Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-26 22:42
ERBIL — The Syrian government has renewed a call on Turkey to withdraw its army from the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, saying that the intervention is a blatant violation of international law. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted an official f ...

Kurds in Turkey mark Newroz under shadow of Syria’s Afrin, arrests

E-Kurd - 2018-03-21 21:10
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Turkey’s Kurds on Wednesday celebrated the annual New Kurdish Year of Newroz under the shadow of the capture of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) by the Turkish army, arrests of pro-Kurdish politicians and the breakdo ...

YPG: We won’t stop our activities in Afrin untill liberation

Waar Media - 2018-03-19 20:30
WAAR-DUHOK: The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said on Monday that they will not stop their activities in Afrin, the Kurdish enclave in Syria, unless the city is liberated from the Turkish army and Syrian rebels. Brusk Hassaka, the YPG sp ...

US “Deeply Concerned” About Situation in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-19 19:19
ERBIL — The United State expressed on Monday concerns over the crisis in the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin after the Turkish army and its allied militias entered the city. “The United States calls on all relevant actors operating in the northwest, includi ...

YPG: We won't Stop Unless Afrin is Liberated

BAS News - 2018-03-19 15:04
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said on Monday that they will not stop their activities in Afrin, the Kurdish enclave in Syria, unless the city is liberated from the Turkish army and Syrian rebels. Brusk Hassaka, the YPG spokes ...

FSA Commits Violations Against Civilians in Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-19 10:46
ERBIL: After the invasion of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria by the Turkish Army and its backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Sunday, the Syrian rebels have soon started committing violations against the civilians in the city, a report said. According ...

Pictures: Turkey-backed Militias Started Looting Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-18 22:49
ERBIL — The Syrian militias allied with Turkey have started looting civilian shops and homes after entering the Kurdish city of Afrin on Sunday, a monitoring group said. The fighters of Syrian Free Army (SFA), which is backed by Ankara, break into shops, ...

Turkish Army, Allied Rebels Reach Centre of Afrin: Erdogan

BAS News - 2018-03-18 12:43
ERBIL — The Turkish army and its affiliated Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Sunday reached the centre of the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed. “Afrin city center is under control as of 8:30 this morning,” ...

Afrin in Serious Danger: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-18 10:13
ERBIL - The Turkish army and its backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) have reached the entrance of the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syria, according to Turkish media outlets. The two armies have attacked the city from both eastern and northern sides of the region, ...

DCHRK: YPG Commanders Withdraw from Afrin, More Civilians Killed, Injured

BAS News - 2018-03-18 10:13
ERBIL - More civilians were killed and wounded in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria as the Turkish army and its backed Syrian rebels have taken control of some critical areas in the city, moreover the YPG commanders "have left" the region, said a rep ...

Strikes on Afrin hospital and civilian convoys kill 47: SDF, monitor

K24 - 2018-03-17 16:04
Syrian civilians wounded in a hospital in the northwest Syrian city of Afrin after the city and the hospital were bombarded by the Turkish army and their allied militiamen, Afrin city, Rojava, Syria, March 16, 2018. (Photos: Afrin Media Center) ...

More People Flee Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-17 11:55
ERBIL - Several clashes erupted between the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Turkish army overnight on Friday in the Kurdish city of Afrin, thus more people began to flee the region, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

Deadliest Day in Afrin, Hundred People Killed, Injured: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-17 10:10
ERBIL - At least 38 civilians were killed in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria on Friday due to the continuous bombardments by the Turkish army and its backed Syrian rebels, a report said. Tens of thousands of civilians have continued to flee from Af ...

Tens of Civilians Killed, Injured in Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-15 16:23
ERBIL — Tens of civilians were killed and wounded in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria due to the continuous attacks by the Turkish army and its backed Syrian rebels on Thursday, a report said. According to local sources, the Turkish troops and Free ...

Watch: Turkey Shelling Center of Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-14 21:01
ERBIL — Artillery units of the Turkish army and its allied militias of Free Syrian Army (FSA) have stepped up the bombardments on the centre of the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest Syria. The intensified shelling comes after Turkish President Recep Tay ...

Turkish forces surround Kurdish Afrin city in Syrian Kurdistan: army

E-Kurd - 2018-03-13 13:07
ANKARA,— The Turkish army and Ankara-backed Syrian fighters have surrounded the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) controlled by Kurdish militia that is the key target of Ankara’s cross-border operation, the military said Tuesday. The Tur ...

Turkish Army Claims Afrin Fell

BAS News - 2018-03-13 10:22
ERBIL - Turkish army and its backed Syrian rebels have surrounded Afrin, the Kurdish enclave in Syria, according to a statement by the Turkish army on Tuesday. As the statement claims, the two armies have been able to capture "some critical areas" around ...

Turkey Continues Bombardments on Afrin, YPG Stops People from Fleeing

BAS News - 2018-03-13 09:29
ERBIL - Turkey and its backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) are now only two kilometers away to enter the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, civilians have tried to flee the city, but were stopped by the Kurdish forces, a report said. "The Turkish army has surrounded Af ...

Hundreds of Civilians Flee Afrin as Turkish Army Advances: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-03-12 19:06
ERBIL - Hundreds of civilians are fleeing from the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria as the Turkish army and its backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) have been getting closer to the borders of the region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SO ...

Afrin Civilian Casualty Figures Surpasses 200: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-03-11 23:08
ERBIL — The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported that 204 Kurdish, Arab and Armenian civilians have been killed by the Turkish Army and its allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) since they have launched an operation dubbed ‘Olive Branch’ on January 2 ...

Syrian Kurds Line up in Afrin as Turkey Approaches

BAS News - 2018-03-11 14:59
ERBIL — People from the Syrian Kurdish canton of Kobani are amassing Afrin to defend the city against the Turkish attacks, sources said. As the Turkish army and its allied militias approach Afrin in northwest Syria, hundreds of Kurds from elsewhere are m ...

Turkish Airstrike Destroys Ancient Temple in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-10 22:41
ERBIL — As Turkish army and its allied Syrian militias continue targeting the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin, media reports put focus on the huge damages Turkey has caused to a significant ancient site near Afrin. The neo-Hittite temple of Ain Dara, alm ...

WATCH: SDF Troops Enter Afrin to Fight Turkish Army

BAS News - 2018-03-09 22:59
ERBIL — Hundreds of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria to support the other Kurdish forces against the Turkish assault on the region. According to sources belonging to the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection ...

SDF Criticises Int. Community for Indifference about Turkish Attacks

BAS News - 2018-03-09 02:02
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that they had expected the international community’s stance against the Turkish army’s offensive on Afrin, but they would not wait anymore so that they would redeploy their forces from Raqa to Afrin to ...

Three Brothers in Kurdish Forces in Afrin Killed Simultaneously: REPORT

BAS News - 2018-03-08 13:33
ERBIL - Three brothers within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were simultaneously killed in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria while defending their city, according to SDF media center. During the attacks carried out by the Turkish army and its bac ...

YPG Rejects Ankara’s Claims of Capturing Roja District

BAS News - 2018-03-05 23:18
ERBIL — The Turkish army’s claims of taking control of Roja subdistrict of Afrin in the Syrian Kurdistan are not true, said the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units(YPG). Roja, Jindere and Şiye districts of Afrin are now under heavy bombardment of th ...

48 Pro-Damascus Fighters So Far Killed in Turkish Attack on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-05 20:24
ERBIL — A total of 48 pro-Syrian government fighters have so far been killed in military clashes with the Turkish army and Ankara-backed militias in Afrin, northwest Syria, a local official said. "There are killed and injured among the Syrian People's Fo ...

SDF: 2 Turkish Soldiers, 21 FSA Militiamen Killed in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-05 00:52
ERBIL — The Press Center of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement on Sunday that as a result of military confrontations, 21 Free Syrian Army militiamen and two Turkish soldiers were killed and a BMB tank was exploded. Turkish army and it ...

212 Civilian Casualties Since the Start of Turkish Assaults on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-05 00:52
ERBIL — Since the launch of the Turkish military offensive on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin, a total of 212 civilians have been killed by the Turkish army and Ankara backed the Free Syrian Army (FSA) militias, said Afrin Health Council. The medical ...

Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian Kurdistan, 13 wounded: army

E-Kurd - 2018-03-04 21:26
ISTANBUL,— Turkey suffered heavy losses on Thursday during its offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northwest Syria, with the military announcing that eight Turkish soldiers were killed and 13 more wounded. The death toll, ...
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