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Erdogan promises ‘safe zones’ in Kurdish-held parts (Rojava) of Syria

Waar Media - 2018-09-24 21:08
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey said Sunday it would take steps to create “safe zones” across northern Syria, including in areas held by Syrian Kurdish fighters (Rojava) who are allied with the United States but who Ankara views as terrorists. President Recep Tayyip ...

Syria Kurds hand over female Islamic State member to Sudan

E-Kurd - 2018-09-21 09:35
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds said they handed over a Sudanese woman accused of belonging to the Islamic State group and her baby to a Sudanese diplomat Thursday, while hundreds more foreigners remained in their custody. Kurdish authorities ...

Turkish Authorities Send Nine YPG Members to Court

BAS News - 2018-09-18 22:21
They were held in Syria's Afrin ERBIL - At least nine members of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) appeared before a Turkish court on Tuesday for alleged involvement in the killing of two Turkish soldiers during the military confrontatio ...

Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

E-Kurd - 2018-09-17 11:24
DAMASCUS,— Syria held its first municipal elections since 2011 on Sunday, amid tensions with Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the country’s self-administered Kurdish region, which refused to allow polls. Turnout was modest at stations in the Syrian capital and ...

Turkey Arrests 9 People in Afrin over Suspected PKK Links

BAS News - 2018-09-16 10:26
ERBIL — Turkish National Intelligence Service (MIT) has arrested nine people in Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin, and brought them to Turkey over alleged links with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). According to a local authority, the arrests were made dur ...

Syrian Kurds, Christians split over school curriculum

E-Kurd - 2018-09-12 20:25
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Syria’s northeast, are facing swelling anger from the area’s Syriac Christians after shutting down more than a dozen schools run by the ancient minority. At the heart of t ...

SDF announces last phase of anti-ISIS operation in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-09-11 13:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday launched the last phase of the anti-Islamic State (ISIS) operation dubbed “Roundup” in northeast Syria. The US-led Coalition, which backs the assault, confirmed the beginning of the of ...

PYD Continues Detaining Rivals for Political Opinion: HRW

BAS News - 2018-09-11 12:12
ERBIL — The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has once again warned of continues detentions of political rivals by the ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) across Rojava. “An autonomous de facto government in northeastern Syria is detaining members ...

SDF Launches 3rd Phase of Anti-IS Operation in Syria

BAS News - 2018-09-11 11:38
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday launched the 3rd phase of anti-Islamic State (IS) operation dubbed “Roundup” in northeast Syria. The US-led Coalition, which backs the assault, confirmed the beginning of the offensive. “S ...

Syrian Kurds kill 11 Assad regime fighters in Qamishlo clashes: monitor

E-Kurd - 2018-09-09 00:45
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Clashes between Syrian Kurdish forces and Assad regime fighters in the northeastern main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) killed 18 combatants Saturday, the Kurdish forces and a war monitor said. The rare ...

Syrian Kurdish forces must leave Syria, Turkey tells U.S.

E-Kurd - 2018-09-05 11:42
ANKARA,— Turkey told the United States on Tuesday that Kurdish militants must completely abandon Syria, as violence in the rebel-held northern Syrian enclave of Idlib escalated. Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar made the call during talks with visitin ...

Pentagon Considering Missile Defence Shield in Rojava

BAS News - 2018-08-29 10:33
ERBIL — The US is preparing the ground for setting up a missile defense shield in the Syrian Kurdistan(better known as Rojava in Kurdish) territories of Hasakah and Rmelan, former Commander of Syria's Deir ez-Zor Military Assembly Fayez Esmer said. "The ...

Rojava’s TEV-DEM holds third congress to elect new co-chairs

Waar Media - 2018-08-28 14:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Rojava’s ruling TEV-DEM coalition elected two new co-chairs on Monday during its third congress. It comes as the alliance of Syrian Kurdish parties and armed forces enter tentative negotiations with the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Zalal Jagar ...

YPG Attacks Rival Politician in Qamishlo

BAS News - 2018-08-27 14:25
ERBIL — The People’s Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), has attacked a bureau belonging to a rival political party in Syrian Kurdistan’s Qamishlo. Najmaddin Kayaz, a senior member of the Syrian Kurdish Union Party ...

Senior U.S. diplomat William Roebuck visits Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-08-26 11:37
SHADADI, Syrian Kurdistan,— A senior U.S. diplomat visited Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northern Syria, on Saturday as the minority negotiates with Damascus over the future of its semi-autonomous region. Ambassador William Roebuck was ...

US, Turkish Forces Complete 35th Round of Patrols in Manbij: Report

BAS News - 2018-08-25 20:34
ERBIL - The US and Turkish forces completed on Saturday their 35th round of joint patrols in the northern Syrian city of Manbij as part of their agreement against the presence of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the region. Turkish m ...

Syria: SNC Strongly Criticizes PYD for Closing Assyrian School

BAS News - 2018-08-23 15:01
ERBIL - The Democratic Federal System of Northern Syria, founded by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Malikiye, has decided to close the Assyrian school in the city of Derbesiye under the pretext of an unacceptable Kurdish curriculum, the Syrian Nation ...

Syrian Kurd at Risk of Execution in Iran: Amnesty

BAS News - 2018-08-19 14:55
ERBIL — Amnesty International warned on Saturday of “imminent risk of execution” for a Syrian Kurdish inmate held by Iranian Security forces in Urmiyah, Western Azarbaijan province. “Kamal Hassan Ramezan, a 31-year-old Syrian Kurd, who has been imprisone ...

Blast Hits Syrian Kurdistan’s Hassakah

BAS News - 2018-08-19 13:12
ERBIL — The Kurdish city of Hassakah in northeast Syria was struck by a bombing attack on Sunday, leaving two people injured. The bombing was reportedly carried out via an IED in southwest of Hassakah. The two victims were driving by the location when th ...

Kurds meet with Syrian government to discuss self-rule

FOX News - 2018-08-14 18:20
Representatives from Syria's Kurdish-run northeastern region met with the government in Damascus last week to discuss self-administration in a postwar Syria, a leading Kurdish official said Tuesday. ...

Syrian Kurdish authorities hold new round of talks with Damascus

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-14 11:45
The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) which administers Kurdish-controlled areas and is considered the political wing of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), held their third congress in Tabqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria, July 19, 2018. (Photo: SDC m ...

Salih Muslim on Talks with Damascus: an Attempt to Preserve Autonomy

BAS News - 2018-08-10 16:13
ERBIL — A Syrian Kurdish political leader has made it clear that the recent talks with Bashar al-Assad’s regime is an attempt to preserve what they have already built throughout the past few years. “We are trying to preserve everything we built in terms ...

Rudaw: Afrin street, building names changed marking demographic shift

Justice for Kurds - 2018-08-10 00:17
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Turkey and its Syrian proxies have expanded the campaign of demographic change in Afrin by renaming streets and public places, replacing Kurdish words and cultural references with Syrian opposition slogans. Turkish-backed opposit ...

Kurdish leader reveals details of first meeting with Syrian government

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-09 14:01
Salih Muslim, former co-president of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), currently a top official in Rojava Foreign Relations Body, speaks to Kurdistan24 from the Syrian predominantly Kurdish northeastern city of Qamishlo, Rojava, Syria, July ...

Syrian Kurdish forces reject HRW report on recruiting child soldiers

E-Kurd - 2018-08-07 20:39
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The spokesman of the Kurdish People’s Defence Units (YPG) in Syrian Kurdistan on Monday strongly refuted HRW’s claims that YPG has been recruiting children, stressing that YPG stands against child recruitment. Human Rights Wa ...
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