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Syrian Kurdish officials condemn Turkish threats near border

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-17 15:57

Kurdish-led YPG reportedly send large number of reinforcements to Syrian-Turkish border

Almasdarnews - 2019-07-15 15:10

Car bombing in front of church in Syrian Kurdish city injures 12

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-12 14:46

Car bombing in front of church in Syrian Kurdish city injures 12

Gulan Media - 2019-07-12 14:35

Top Kurdistan Region officials strongly condemn terrorist attacks on Syrian Kurdish cities

Kurdistan24 - 2019-07-12 10:01

Syrian Kurds host conference on Islamic State detainees

E-Kurd - 2019-07-07 18:13
BEIRUT,— Dozens of international experts gathered in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria on Saturday to discuss how to manage thousands of suspected Islamic State ISIS group members crammed into Kurdish-run prisons and camps. French lawyers a ...

US Calls for German Troops in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-07-07 11:25
ERBIL — The United States has called on Germany to send ground troops to support the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against the remnants of the Islamic State (IS). "We want ground troops from Germany to partly replace our soldiers," James Jef ...

Kurdish Self- Management killed a civilian in Marea city in Aleppo, on July 5 - Syrian Network for Human Rights

Sn4hr - 2019-07-06 14:24

Tensions rise in northeast Syria after Kurdish forces arrest Syrian military personnel

Almasdarnews - 2019-07-04 21:17

Russia Favors Direct Talks Between Syrian Kurds, Damascus: FM

BAS News - 2019-07-03 16:21
ERBIL — The Russian government is calling for direct talks between the Syrian Kurdish authorities in northern Syrian administration, and the Syrian government in Damascus, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Speaking at a press conference on Wed ...

Turkey condemns UN deal with Syrian Kurdish militias to tackle child soldiers | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-07-02 21:23

Syrian Kurds sign agreement with UN to end, prevent use of child soldiers

E-Kurd - 2019-07-02 14:29
GENEVA,—The United Nations has signed an agreement with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to end and prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers by the US-backed group, the United Nations said on Monday. Special Representative of the U ...

UN, SDF Sign Action Plan to End Recruitment of Children

BAS News - 2019-07-02 12:16
ERBIL — The United Nations has signed an action plan with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to ban the recruitment of children by the US-backed forces. During a ceremony on Saturday in Switzerland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary- ...

Italian Islamic State member handed to Rome, say Syria Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-06-30 12:20
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria have handed to Italy one of its citizens accused of belonging to the Islamic State group, a spokesman said Saturday. “Italian jihadist Samir Bougana (aka Abu Abdullah) who ha ...

SDF Hands Over IS Member to Italy

BAS News - 2019-06-30 00:58
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has handed over an Italian Islamic State (IS) member to the Italian government, a spokesperson confirmed on Saturday. Identified as Samir Bougana was handed over to Italy on Thursday over the country ...

SDF Captures Five IS Members

BAS News - 2019-06-27 00:56
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday that its counter-terrorism units were able to capture five Islamic State (IS) members in Manbij and Raqqa regions. "Counterterrorism units (YAT) arrested 5 members of Daesh’s sleepe ...

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-26 19:29
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Defense Ministry said one soldier was killed and five were injured during clashes with Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria on Wednesday. The casualties, which the ministry said occurred during clashes with ...

Turkey soldier killed in clashes with Syrian Kurdish militia

Thedefensepost - 2019-06-26 14:56

One Turkish Soldier Killed, Five Injured in Clash with YPG: Statement

BAS News - 2019-06-26 13:42
ERBIL — Turkish army and Syrian Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) clashed on Wednesday, which left at least one Turkish soldier killed. According to an official press release by the Turkish defense ministry, five other Turkish troop ...

Let Down by US, Syrian Kurdish Leaders Look to Russia and Assad | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-06-25 09:01

Afrin: Ankara-backed Syrian Rebels Loot Civilian Properties

BAS News - 2019-06-23 01:31
ERBIL - The Ankara-backed Syrian rebels have continued to loot civilian properties during the military operations in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, northern Syria, local human rights groups said. "On Friday, the military police launched a campaign of arre ...

Syrian fighters to support anti-Kurdish forces in northeast | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-06-21 02:47

Barzani, KDP-S Leadership Review Political Situation in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-20 14:30
ERBIL — A delegation of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) met with the Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani on Thursday in Erbil where they discussed the latest developments on the ground in Syria. The KDP-S leaders briefed Barzani about their pol ...

Syrian Kurdish official: Damascus talks going nowhere, Russia to blame | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-06-20 11:26

IS Claims Responsibility for Recent Attacks on SDF

BAS News - 2019-06-19 01:27
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the recent attacks against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria. Last Saturday, a bomb explosion targeted the industrial Faculty Square near the al-Tala'esh Square in the al ...

Car bomb in Syrian Kurdistan’s Qamishlo wounds seven

E-Kurd - 2019-06-18 12:27
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A car bombing near Kurdish security offices in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), northeast Syria, on Monday wounded seven civilians, including a child, a war monitor said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attac ...

Explosion hits Syrian Kurdish city, injuries reported

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-17 16:14

Field fires in Syrian Kurdistan’s Hasaka kill 10: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-06-16 21:31
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Fires engulfing vital wheat fields across Syrian Kurdistan (Syria’s northeast) have killed at least 10 people, a war monitor said Sunday, as Kurdish authorities claim the blazes were set deliberately. Kurdish authorities and ...

Syrian Kurdish delegation visits Iranian Kurdish parties to discuss unity

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-16 17:06

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to govt ...

Trust - 2019-06-16 06:24

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to govt territory | Successful Farming

Agriculture - 2019-06-15 23:21

Belgium Repatriates Six Children of IS Parents

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — Six Belgian children of Islamic State (IS) parents were taken back to their home country from Syria on Friday, officials confirmed. They were stranded at a camp under the control of the US-backed Kurdish fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces. “The ...

Northern and Eastern Syrian women's assembly to be founded

ANF - 2019-06-14 13:06
Arab, Kurdish, Syriac, Armenian, Chaldean, Chechen and Circassian women are attending the congress in their traditional clothes. ...

6 orphans from Islamic State families handed over by Syrian Kurds to Belgium

E-Kurd - 2019-06-14 10:07
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in north northeast Syria, on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said. “Six Belgian orphan children were han ...

Syria: Belgium Repatriates Six IS Children

BAS News - 2019-06-14 00:31
ERBIL - Belgium has repatriated six children of the Islamic State (IS) from Syria, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesperson said on Thursday. "Belgium repatriated 6 orphans of ISIS of Belgian origin on Tuesday. Glad to see more countri ...

U.S. delegation holds talks with Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-13 15:30
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A US delegation visited Syria’s Kurdish areas on Wednesday discussed the country’s support for the people in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the northern and eastern Syria, Hawar News Agency ANHA reported. The delegation headed by ...

Rojava: a Project for Peace on the Syrian Border

Hawzhin Press - 2019-06-13 08:00
A revolution is unfolding in Rojava, in the north-east of Syria. In a region wracked with violence, the Kurdish-left are constructing an anti-capitalist, feminist experiment, with peace as their aim. The post Rojava: a Project for Peace on the Syrian Bor ...

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to govt territory - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-12 16:30

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to government territory | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-06-12 16:01

Syrian Kurdish authorities to stop wheat going to government territory - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-12 15:20

Bomb Attack on SDF Convoy Kills 4 Fighters in Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-11 11:28
ERBIL — A roadside bomb targeted a convoy of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) military vehicles near Raqqa in Syria, leaving at least four Kurdish fighters killed. The blast has also injured nine other fighters, according to Sputnik. The attack took pl ...

Syrian Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 09:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Kurdish official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria called for help from the US-backed coalition Monday as fires ravaged through vital wheat fields in the latest of such blazes nationwide. Syria’s Kurds have le ...

Peach producers suffer from gov't handouts

Kathimerini - 2019-06-11 07:20
Macedonian farmers have pinned their hopes for this year’s peach harvest on the Kurdish and Syrian refugees and the illegal immigrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan who remain stuck at migrant camps... on the Kurdish and Syrian refugees and the illegal im ...

Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans

Seattle Times - 2019-06-11 06:18
BEIRUT (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Syria have handed 12 French and two Dutch orphans whose fathers were killed fighting for the Islamic State group back to their countries, according to Kurdish and European officials. Abdulkarim Omar, a senior off ...

Syrian Kurds ban cigarettes, alcohol for underage children in Kobani

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
KOBANI, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish-led authorities in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) town of Kobani and its surrounding areas on Saturday banned the sale of hookah pipes, cigarettes, and alcohol to underage after a video report from Kurdistan 24 which sho ...

Syrian Kurds refused to try Islamic State members out of Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurdish parties refused any proposal or decision to try Islamic State group ISIS members out of Syria and called to try them in Syria in the areas of the Kurdish autonomous administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). ...

Moscow to Support Syrian Kurds if Turkey Doesn't Stop Assisting Groups in Idlib

BAS News - 2019-06-09 01:49
ERBIL - Russia has threatened to support the Syrian Kurdish forces in northern Aleppo if Turkey does not halt its alleged military assistance to the militants fighting against the Syrian regime, a report said on Saturday. According to a report by the Ara ...

Syrian troops enter key Kurdish city in wake of Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-06-06 15:51

Prominent Syrian Kurdish party splits in two

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-05 18:41

Hundreds of IS Relatives Released from al-Hol Camp in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-04 13:41
ERBIL — A total of 800 women and children related to the Islamic State (IS) militants have been released from the al-Hol Camp in the Syrian Kurdish province of Hassakah. According to local officials and witnesses, at least 17 buses were seen leaving the ...

Syrian Kurdish-Led Fighters Take Hajin, Last Town Held By ISIS - NBC Southern California

Nbclosangeles - 2019-06-04 07:47

Syria Kurds hand over five Islamic State orphans to Norway

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 18:50
Al-Hol Camp, Syria,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Monday handed over five orphans from families of the Islamic State group to Norwegian authorities, a spokesman said. “Following a request made by the Kingd ...

800 women, children including ISIS relatives to leave Syrian camp: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 15:04
AIN ISSA, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria said Sunday they plan to hand 800 women and children, including relatives of jihadists, to their families in the first such transfer from an overcrowded camp ...

Erdogan slams Bolton's 'unacceptable' comments on Syrian Kurdish militia

Gulf Times - 2019-06-01 06:35

Syrian Kurdish official: Damascus talks going nowhere, ...

Trust - 2019-05-31 21:31

Germany plans deployment to protect Syrian Kurdish groups – Der Spiegel | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-31 06:10

US military denies Syrian claim it has entered Kurdish-controlled town | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-05-30 17:30

Syria Kurds handed over 148 Uzbek Islamic State women, children: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 09:49
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Wednesday handed over 148 Uzbek women and children linked to the Islamic State group to diplomats from the Central Asian country for repatriation, officials said. In total m ...

Yezidi Woman Found in Syria’s al-Hol Camp

BAS News - 2019-05-29 16:52
ERBIL — The authorities in charge of al-Hol Camp in the Syrian Kurdistan have found another Kurdish Yezidi woman at the camp whom was abducted by the Islamic State (IS) since 2014. According to local sources who confirmed the report to BasNews, Suham Raf ...

Erdogan denounces Bolton's 'unacceptable' comments on Syrian Kurdish militia | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-05-28 06:06

Turkish-backed militants kill Syrian Kurdish abductee in Afrin after blackmailing his family

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-23 14:29

Turkish-backed militants kill Syrian Kurdish abductee in Afrin after blackmailing his family

Gulan Media - 2019-05-23 14:19

US Doesn’t Have a Political Future for SDF: Ambassador Jeffrey

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — The US has once again reminded the Syrian Kurdish forces that Washington has no place for a separate political entity in the future for the areas in northern Syria, mainly the Kurdish territories. The remarks were made by US Special Representativ ...

There would not be an independent Kurdish state in Syria: U.S. Envoy

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
WASHINGTON,— The United States is reminding its Syrian Kurdish allies not to get overly ambitious while at the same time trying to allay concerns Washington will abandon them to Turkey or a possibly resurgent Islamic State terror group. Kurdish fighters, ...

Kurdish-led Syrian forces pound final IS redoubt | Dhaka Tribune

Dhakatribune - 2019-05-22 03:25

IS Attacks SDF in Syria's Hasakah

BAS News - 2019-05-21 00:33
ERBIL - The insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) carried out a bomb attack on Monday against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria, a spokesperson confirmed. The US-backed Kurdish fighters announced the full victory over the mi ...

Spotlight: PKK jailed leader's call reinforces claims of Turkey's talks with Syrian Kurdish militia - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2019-05-18 15:01

SDF Captures 42 IS Insurgents in Eastern Syria

BAS 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 ...

SDF Launches Operation to Capture Remaining IS Militants East of Syria

BAS 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 ...

Syrian Kurdish forces raid restive Arab town in east

Citynews1130 - 2019-05-15 20:19

Syrian Kurdish forces raid restive Arab town in east | Vancouver Sun

Vancouversun - 2019-05-15 19:56

Two Syrian Kurdish Parties Advocate For Dialogue With Damascus - Statement - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-05-15 16:19

Moscow Says Believes Kurdish Factor Important When Addressing Syrian Crisis - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-05-14 23:33

Erdogan-backed militias in northern Syria: Islamists are torturing Kurds in Afrin

E-Kurd - 2019-05-14 23:19
Dr. Kamal Sido | 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 ...

New York Times: They Were ‘Comrades in Arms’ Against ISIS. Now the U.S. Is Eyeing the Exit

Justice 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 ...

SDF Wants Part of US Forces to Stay in Syria: Top Commander

BAS 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 - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-05-13 21:50

Syrian Kurdish official: Damascus talks going nowhere, Russia to blame - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-05-12 20:16

Russian-Syrian forces pound Idlib, Turkey shifts attention to Kurdish positions | AW

Thearabweekly - 2019-05-12 06:12

Iraqi Overcrowded Jails May Give Birth to New Militant Group: Expert

BAS 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 ...

SDF Hands Two Freed Yezidi Sisters to Rescue Office

BAS 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 ...

Arabs Protest Against Kurdish Rule In Oil-Rich Syrian Region |

Oilprice - 2019-05-08 16:40

Arab protests against Syrian Kurds reportedly ‘grow’ in Deir al-Zor: residents, locals

E-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 ...

SDC Comments on Abdullah Ocalan’s Message

BAS 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 ...

Nearly 30 Freed Yezidis Reunite with Families in Sinjar

BAS 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: lawyers

E-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 ...

Syrian Kurds reshape region with books and schools – No turning back

E-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 Shingal

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-06 18:32


Yahoo - 2019-05-06 15:04

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels attack Kurdish-held area, repelled by 'heavy shelling' - Middle East News -

Haaretz - 2019-05-05 12:36

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels launch attack into Kurdish-held area - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-05-05 10:33

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels launch attack into Kurdish-held area

Reuters - 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 Militants

Bloombergquint - 2019-05-05 00:56

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels launch attack into Kurdish-held area - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-05-05 00:56

Turkish-backed FSA Claims It Conducted Operation Against YPG

BAS 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 ...

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels say capture village from Kurdish forces - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-05-04 19:48

Syrian government accuses Arab-Kurdish alliance of 'treason' | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 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 ...

SDF in Indirect Talks with Turkey: Commander

BAS 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 ...
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