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Peshmerga Refutes Reports Claiming It Withdrew from KRG-Syria Border

BAS 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ERBIL - A Peshmerga official has refuted the reports claiming that the Kurdish fighters have withdrawn from a border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava).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 ...

Russia says Syrian Kurds should start dialogue with Assad

Rûdaw - 2019-02-17 16:47
Kurdish fighters have spearheaded the fight against Islamic State jihadists ...

Masrour Barzani: Negotiated Solution Needed to Guarantee Rights of Kurds in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-16 11:06
ERBIL — Top Kurdish security official has reiterated that a solution to the Syrian Crisis, which is based on negotiations with all communities and political parties, is needed to preserve the rights of the Kurdish people in the country. Chancellor of Kur ...

SDF Liberates Last Enclave form IS in Syria: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-02-16 09:58
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has re-captured the last stronghold from the Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The SDF, backed by the US-led Coa ...

Syrian Kurds protest in solidarity with Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Ocalan

E-Kurd - 2019-02-16 09:46
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Thousands took to the streets in Syria’s northeastern main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Friday to mark 20 years since the arrest of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, who is jailed in Turkey. Under a ...

Kurdish-led forces take control of last Islamic State enclave in east Syria: observatory

E-Kurd - 2019-02-16 09:46
BEIRUT,— The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Kurdish-led fighters seized the last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Saturday after the jihadists who were still there surrendered. The UK-based war monitoring group said the last few hu ...

Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

Yahoo - 2019-02-15 20:19

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested two civilians in Hammam al Turkman village in Raqqa suburbs, on February 14 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-02-15 14:48

Syrian fighters close in on last IS villages

BBC - 2019-02-15 00:51
Kurdish-led fighters backed by the US are pushing into two villages near the Iraq border. ...

‘Don’t abandon Syrian Kurds’, British officials tell U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-02-14 15:29
LONDON,— The US should not abandon Syrian Kurdish-led forces who led the fight against ISIS, British officials have said, warning a rapid withdrawal of its troops would risk a resurgence of the jihadists. Western-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forc ...

Majority of IDPs, Syrian Refugees Yet to Return Home Due to Security Challenges: KRG

BAS News - 2019-02-14 12:33
ERBIL - Among approximately 1.5 million IDPs and Syrian refugees based in the Kurdistan Region since mid 2014, only 32,000 of them have so far returned home due to the prolonged security challenges in their areas, a Kurdish official revealed on Thursday. ...

Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani to discuss Syrian settlement in Sochi on February 14

TASS - 2019-02-14 08:15
Among main topics on the agenda are the formation of the Syrian constitutional committee and the situation in Idlib and in Kurdish territories in Syria's north-east ...

Syrian deputy FM optimistic on talks with Kurdish groups — RT Newsline

RT - 2019-02-13 20:16

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish-held Syrian enclave

France24 - 2019-02-13 13:11

Kurdish-Led Force Arrested 63 Suspected Militants In Syrian | Independent Newspapers Nigeria

Independent - 2019-02-13 12:05

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested civilians in Mushrefat al Sheikh Ahmad village in Raqqa suburbs, on February 10 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-02-13 11:52

U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters seen quitting flash-point Syrian area near Manbij | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-02-13 11:45

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested civilians in Mazra’et al Yarmouk village in Raqqa suburbs, on February 11 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-02-13 02:48

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested a civilian in Kherbet al Teen village in Hasaka suburbs, on February 10 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-02-12 23:36

Relatives of IS Jihadists Flee from Group’s Last Pocket

BAS News - 2019-02-12 23:23
ERBIL - Tens of family members of the Islamic State (IS), including Iraqis, Turks, and Russians have fled the jihadist group's last bastion in the eastern parts of Syria. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has started an attack to take contro ...

Rescue ship named after drowned Syrian toddler

Kathimerini - 2019-02-12 20:16
Abdullah Kurdi sits in front of the German NGO “Sea-Eye” rescue ship named after his son Alan Kurdi, during the ship’s inauguration in Palma de Mallorca, Spai, Sunday. Three-year-old Kurdish Syrian... Kurdish Syrian boy Alan Kurdi drowned in September 201 ...

German Migrant Rescue Ship Renamed in Honor of Alan Kurdi

BAS News - 2019-02-11 22:10
ERBIL - A German migrant rescue ship which operates in the Mediterranean was renamed on Sunday after Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian Kurdish refugee whose tragic death sparked global outrage in 2015. Abdullah Kurdi, the father of the young victim dec ...

Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria

Washington Post - 2019-02-11 21:41
Syrian activist group, Kurdish news agency say intense fighting underway over last remaining IS foothold ...

Syrian Kurdish fighters advance in clashes with Islamic State: official

E-Kurd - 2019-02-11 14:01
BEIRUT,— The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized ground from Islamic State in a fierce battle to capture its last enclave in eastern Syria, an SDF official said on Sunday. The SDF, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, began the ...

US-backed Kurdish fighters begin offensive into last Syrian territory held by ISIS

CNN - 2019-02-10 21:59
At about 6 p.m. Saturday, as darkness crept over eastern Syria, Kurdish forces backed by US-led coalition aircraft and using artillery and heavy machine guns began an assault of the last ISIS enclave in the country. ...

Syrian government claims to enter Kurdish-held town of Manbij to stop Turkish attacks - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-02-10 21:17

Syrian gov't allegedly shows 'positive signs' towards Kurdish self-governance: report

Almasdarnews - 2019-02-10 17:06

Syrian Kurdish-led forces announce final push against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-02-10 14:56
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said Saturday it had begun the “final battle” to oust the Islamic State group from the last scrap of territory it holds in eastern Syria. IS overran large parts of the countr ...

Kurdish Teen Freezes to Death while Escaping Islamist Rebels in Afrin

BAS News - 2019-02-10 11:55
ERBIL — A young Syrian Kurdish girl lost her life while attempting to escape the hash conditions in Afrin, northwest Syria, to Turkey. Lovin Khalil, together with her family were attempting to flee Afrin to Turkey, but the freezing cold weather took her ...

Turkey masses troops near Kurdish-held Syrian town

Yahoo - 2019-02-10 11:40

Kurdish-led SDF Launches Final Operation to Defeat IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-10 10:03
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Saturday the beginning of a final operation to liberate the last enclave held by the Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria. “After saving more than 20K civilians from IS-held area and ensuring their s ...

Syrian military takes control of flashpoint Kurdish-held town | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-02-10 08:53

Former Syrian Kurdish leader detained in Prague under Turkish request - Syria - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-02-10 03:19

US-backed Kurdish fighters begin offensive into last Syrian territory held by ISIS - CNN

CNN - 2019-02-10 02:51

Syrian Kurdish Activist Wins Alison Des Forges Award

BAS News - 2019-02-09 23:27
ERBIL - A Syrian Kurdish activist, Nujeen Mustafa, has won the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism for her advocacy for refugees and people with disabilities, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Saturday. The HRW pointed out i ...

The Latest: Kurds launch final push to defeat IS in Syria

FOX News - 2019-02-09 22:20
The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 6 p.m. U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian forces say they have begun the final push to defeat the Islamic State group in the last pocket it holds in eastern Syria. ...

SDF Preparing to Liberate Last Pocket from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-09 13:50
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is preparing for its final major offensive to liberate the last pockets from the Islamic State (IS) in the Syrian areas bordering Iraq. Following rapid territorial loss, IS is now in control of only ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces ready for push on last Islamic State pocket

E-Kurd - 2019-02-08 21:50
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria prepared Friday for a push on the last remaining speck of the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” where diehard jihadists and their families are holed up. US President Donald Trump predicted ...

Syrian Kurds say no progress on repatriating French, including Islamic State fighters

E-Kurd - 2019-02-08 21:50
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish officials told AFP on Friday there was no progress on repatriating dozens of French nationals, including accused Islamic State fighters, women, and children, from prison camps in northern Syria. France announced last ...

Erdogan blasts Bolton's 'unacceptable' comments on Syrian Kurdish militia - The Peninsula Qatar

Thepeninsulaqatar - 2019-02-08 17:01

Syrian Kurdish YPG expects negotiations with Damascus soon – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-02-07 23:19

SDF Arrests 63 Al-Qaeda Members in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-07 23:04
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Thursday that it has arrested 63 members of the al-Qaeda organization during the military operations carried out in the northeastern city of Raqqa. According to the information BasNews h ...

Syrian Kurdish-led force captures 63 Islamic State militants in Raqqa

E-Kurd - 2019-02-07 20:18
BEIRUT,— A Kurdish-led force arrested 63 suspected militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa Thursday during an operation against jihadist sleeper cells, it said in a statement. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces SDF said those detained belonged to “terr ...

Syrian Kurdish Leader: 'Not Enough' Being Done Against al-Qaeda in Syria

Breitbart - 2019-02-07 16:36

Syrian Kurdish forces say capture foreign Islamic State jihadists ‘daily’

E-Kurd - 2019-02-07 16:06
BEIRUT,— US-backed Kurdish-led forces in Syria said Wednesday they were detaining foreign Islamic State group fighters on a “daily basis”, days after confirming the capture of German jihadist Martin Lemke. AFP reported Lemke’s capture last week after spe ...

Top Syrian Regime Security Delegation Visits Turkey to Discuss Northern Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-07 12:43
ERBIL — Despite Ankara’s stance in opposing the Syrian regime through supporting some opposition groups, security sources have confirmed that the Turkish government is in communication with Damascus over a possible agreement concerning the Kurdish territ ...

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested a civilian in Hammam al Turkman village in Raqqa suburbs, on February 5 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-02-07 02:52

Turkey says work on roadmap for Syria's Manbij has accelerated

Reuters - 2019-02-07 01:52
Work to implement an agreement between Turkey and the United States over the Syrian town of Manbij has recently accelerated, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday, adding that militants from Kurdish YPG militia still remained inside the town. ...

Syrian Army Amasses Outside Kurdish-Held Manbij, As Turkish Force Looms Over Border | WVXU

WVXU - 2019-02-06 22:47

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested a civilian in al Dawoodiya village in Hasaka suburbs, on February 5 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-02-06 17:27

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested a civilian in Ras al Ein city in Hasaka suburbs, on February 5 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-02-06 14:01

Syrian opposition leader proposes joint Arab-Iraqi Kurdish forces in north Syria safe zone | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-06 07:22

Rep. Gabbard and Syrian Kurdish leader make for odd State of the Union pair

Al Monitor - 2019-02-06 06:40

Rep. Gabbard Welcomes Syrian Kurdish Leader as State of the Union Guest | Big Island Now

Bigislandnow - 2019-02-06 01:51

Tulsi Gabbard, Who Met Syria’s Assad, to Bring Kurdish Leader to Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address

Newsweek - 2019-02-06 01:08
The move comes as Kurdish leader Ilham Ahmed's Syrian Democratic Council enters tough negotiations with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government in hopes of finding peace. ...

Syrian Kurdish Leader Asks U.S. to Save Her People From ‘Catastrophe’ – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-02-06 00:01

U.S. Congresswoman Gabbard to take Syrian Kurdish leader Ilhan Ahmed to SOTU | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-05 22:30

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested a civilian along with a number of his family members in Aleppo governorate, on February 3 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-02-05 15:55

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested a civilian in Hammam al Turkman village in Raqqa suburbs, on February 3 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-02-04 19:19

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested civilians in al Sukkariya village in Raqqa suburbs, on February 3 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-02-04 18:01

Syrian Army Amasses Outside Kurdish-Held Manbij, As Turkish Force Looms Over Border | WEKU

WEKU - 2019-02-04 15:01

Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-02-04 03:20

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested a woman in Raqqa city, on February 2 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-02-04 00:37

Turkey advances offensive into Syrian Kurdish enclave - The Garden Island

Thegardenisland - 2019-02-03 21:45

Bus attack in Syria’s Manbij kills one, wounds four: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-02-03 16:25
BEIRUT,— A roadside bomb struck a bus carrying teachers in Manbij killing one person on Saturday, the latest in a spate of attacks in the Kurdish-Arab mixed northern Syrian city since mid-January, a war monitor said. The device exploded as the bus passed ...

Syrian Army Amasses Outside Kurdish-Held Manbij, As Turkish Force Looms Over Border . News | OPB

OPB - 2019-02-03 14:03

US Approves Turkey-Suggested Safe Zone in Syrian Kurdistan: Report

BAS News - 2019-02-03 12:01
ERBIL — The United States has approved the establishment of a “safe zone” in the Kurdish-populated areas in northeast Syria which is proposed by Turkey, Asharq al-Awsat claimed. According to a “well-informed” source cited by the newspaper, the safe zone ...

Trump tells worried ally ‘I love the Kurds’ in hotel meeting

The Kurdish Project - 2019-02-03 02:52
This is not the first time Trump has professed his love for the Kurdish people, who make up a large portion of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The post Trump tells worried ally ‘I love the Kurds’ in hotel meeting appeared first on The Kurdish Pro ...

SDF Says It Arrested Six Foreign IS Members

BAS News - 2019-02-02 23:36
ERBIL - The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has captured six foreign members of the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. According to a statement by the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which i ...

Syrian Oppositions in Erbil to Ask for Barzani’s Role in Syria Settlement

BAS News - 2019-02-02 14:40
ERBIL — A delegation from the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, a coalition for the Syrian opposition groups, met with Masoud Barzani, a prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan, to discuss the Syrian crisi ...

IS Seeking Safe Corridor to Leave East Syria: Source

BAS News - 2019-02-02 13:51
ERBIL — The remaining Islamic State (IS) militants besieged in last small pockets in eastern Syria have asked the Kurdish forces to provide them with a safe corridor to leave without fighting, a source said. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ...

Still no assurances of U.S. protection after Syria withdrawal, Syrian Kurdish leader says | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-01 21:19

Syrian Kurdish leader: no timeline for US withdrawal Ilham Ahmed discusses her talks in Washington on the US troop withdrawal and the threat from Turkey in an interview with The National February 1, 2019

The National AE - 2019-02-01 20:23

Syrian Army Amasses Outside Kurdish-Held Manbij, As Turkish Force Looms Over Border | WWNO

WWNO - 2019-02-01 14:20

Syrian Army Amasses Outside Kurdish-Held Manbij, As Turkish Force Looms Over Border | WBUR News

WBUR - 2019-02-01 11:58

U.S. senators urge Trump for strategy to protect Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-01-31 21:09
WASHINGTON,— A bipartisan pair of senators is pressing President Trump to develop a strategy for protecting Kurdish forces once the U.S. military withdraws from Syria. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Trump o ...

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested civilians in Ein al Arous village in Raqqa suburbs, on January 29 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-01-31 18:45

Our honorable sacrifices in Syria deserve justice

The Defense Post - 2019-01-31 17:53
Syrian Kurdish leader Aldar Xelil argues that a Turkey-run safe zone in northern Syria would undermine the sacrifices that have brought relative stability to the region The post Our honorable sacrifices in Syria deserve justice appeared first on The Defe ...

Syrian Army deploys tanks to Kurdish YPG-held airbase in north Aleppo (VIDEO) | موقع مراسلون

Muraselon - 2019-01-31 13:14

U.S. seeking a deal with Turkey, says Syrian Kurdish senior official | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-01-31 12:47

Kurdish-backed body aims to widen authority in Syrian northeast | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-31 08:28

Turkish forces capture Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin - Turkey - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-01-31 06:31

Syrian Army Amasses Outside Kurdish-Held Manbij, As Turkish Force Looms Over Border | KRCU

KRCU - 2019-01-31 02:53

Turkish forces ‘surround’ Syrian Kurdish city

Nation - 2019-01-31 01:50

Top Syrian Kurdish politician in Washington says US position unclear

Gulan Media - 2019-01-30 17:28

Trump: I Love the Kurds

BAS News - 2019-01-30 13:43
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump reportedly told a Syrian Kurdish leader during a short encounter in Washington that he supports the Kurds. "I love the Kurds,” Trump told Ilham Ahmed, head of the Executive Committee of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC ...

Syrian town refugees face slaughter unless help arrives, say Kurdish fighters | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-01-30 12:43

Erdogan blasts Bolton's 'unacceptable' comments on Syrian Kurdish militia, World News - AsiaOne

Asiaone - 2019-01-30 12:31

US believes Syrian regime control over Kurdish lands preempts defeat of ISIS

Rûdaw - 2019-01-30 07:13
"The regime is unlikely to immediately focus on clearing ISIS from remote areas ...

Trump reassured Kurdish leader about support despite Syrian drawdown: report | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-01-30 06:26

Syrian Kurds say U.S. seeking deal with Turkey: interview

E-Kurd - 2019-01-30 02:05
BEIRUT,— The United States is seeking to broker an agreement between Syrian Kurdish forces and Turkey to prevent them from going to war in northeastern Syria once American forces withdraw, a senior Kurdish official said. Ilham Ahmed, the co-chair of the ...

AP Interview: Syrian Kurds say US seeking deal with Turkey

Washington Times - 2019-01-29 17:46
BEIRUT (AP) - A senior Syrian Kurdish official says the United States is seeking to broker an agreement between her group and Turkey over how to manage northeastern Syria once American troops withdraw. Ilham Ahmed was in Washington on Tuesday to lobby fo ...

AP Interview: Syrian Kurds say US seeking deal with Turkey

Seattle Times - 2019-01-29 17:42
BEIRUT (AP) — A senior Syrian Kurdish official says the United States is seeking to broker an agreement between her group and Turkey over how to manage northeastern Syria once American troops withdraw. Ilham Ahmed was in Washington on Tuesday to lobby fo ...

Afrin: Over 380 Kurdish Civilians Killed in One year

BAS News - 2019-01-29 09:48
ERBIL — A total of 384 Kurdish civilians have been killed by the Turkish army or their Syrian rebel allies in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin over the past 12 months, according to a monitoring group. The casualties include at least 55 children and 36 women, ...

Kurdish YPG fighters to leave flashpoint Syrian town of Manbij | Financial Times

FT - 2019-01-29 09:02

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested civilians in Hneida village in Raqqa suburbs, on January 27 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-01-29 06:16

Kurdish Self- Management forces arrested civilians from the same family in Raqqa city, on January 24 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-01-28 17:57

Turkey attacks Syrian village with poison gas: Kurdish doctors report - The Financial Express

Financialexpress - 2019-01-28 15:44

Islamic State: Kurdish fighters retreat as IS militants advance towards Syrian town of Ain al-Arab - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-01-28 01:47

Turkish-led forces capture Kurdish town of Afrin, seizure likely to have repercussions on Syrian civil war - Firstpost

Firstpost - 2019-01-27 22:46

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