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Damascus Condemns Turkish, US Military Presence in Manbij

BAS News - 2018-06-20 13:53
ERBIL — Syrian Foreign ministry has decried the military presence of Turkish and US forces in near the Kurdish town of Manbij in north of the country. "Syria expresses its strong condemnation and absolute rejection of the incursion of Turkish and America ...

Russia: Kurds will be represented in Syrian constitutional committee

Waar Media - 2018-06-19 21:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Moscow and Ankara are in contact concerning Kurdish representation in the Syrian constitutional committee as they will be represented by all means, Russian Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said following a meeting of the guar ...

Erdogan announced that Turkish-US forces began patrolling in Manbij

Waar Media - 2018-06-19 14:20
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday confirmed Turkish Armed Forces in cooperation with U.S. troops had begun patrolling the northern Kurdish- Syrian city of Manbij. Erdogan’s remarks came during his ruling Justice and Development ...

U.S., Turkey patrol in Syria leaves Kurds out

Washington Times - 2018-06-19 03:16
U.S. and Turkish military patrols have begun operating in the highly strategic northern Syrian enclave of Manbij, heading off a feared clash between the two NATO allies but potentially leaving the Pentagon's Kurdish allies in the region shortchanged once ...

SDF captures strategic border town with Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-06-18 17:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Units of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have driven terrorists out of the Al-Dashishah town in the southeast of the Al-Hasakah province, the Firat News Agency reported on Monday. Al-Dashishah was a major stronghold of the Islamic St ...

Turkish FM: YPG's Withdrawal from Syria's Manbij May Begin in July

BAS News - 2018-06-14 12:42
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has predicted the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to withdraw from the city of Manbij in July in accordance with a recent roadmap reached between Turkey and Russia. "We cannot say that the ...

Syrian Kurds Awaiting Assad for Talks

BAS News - 2018-06-14 02:56
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurds are awaiting for Damascus to kickstart negotiations as mooted by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an official said. Aldar Xelil, a prominent Syrian Kurdish politician, said that since Assad first spoke about possible talks with ...

Italy Deploys Troops to Syria to Back Kurdish-led Anti-IS Battle: Report

BAS News - 2018-06-12 15:00
ERBIL — Italian soldiers have been sent to Syria’s Deir ez-Zor to support the Syrian Kurdish forces in the war against Islamic State (IS), said the Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency. The source cited anonymous locals saying that the Italian troops arrived ...

US Sends 250 Military Vehicles with Heavy Weapons to SDF: Report

BAS News - 2018-06-11 14:23
ERBIL - The US is continuing backing the Kurdish forces in Syria's Deir ez- Zor province and it has provided 250 military armored trucks to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) "under the framework of their operation in the province", said a report on Mond ...

US delegation in Syria's Manbij following Turkey-US deal

FOX News - 2018-06-07 15:46
Syrian Kurdish officials say a U.S. delegation is visiting the strategic town of Manbij, days after a delicate U.S.-Turkey deal that is expected to see an American-backed Kurdish militia pull out of the area. ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG says will pull military advisers from Manbij

Reuters - 2018-06-05 18:50
BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Tuesday its military advisers would leave Syria's Manbij, a day after Turkey and the United States reached an agreement for administering the area that includes a longstanding Turkish demand ...

Syria Kurds say to pull forces from Manbij after Ankara-Washington talks

E-Kurd - 2018-06-05 16:23
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A powerful Syrian Kurdish militia announced Tuesday it will withdraw from the Kurdish-majority town of Manbij, a day after key brokers Ankara and Washington held talks on the fate of the strategic town. The Kurdish People’s P ...

YPG: Our Military Advisers Will Withdraw from Syria's Manbij

BAS News - 2018-06-05 14:57
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement on Tuesday that its military advisers would withdraw from Syria's Manbij, said a report. The statement came after the US and Turkey announced a day earlier that they had appro ...

Turkey, U.S. endorse roadmap for Kurdish city of Manbij

Waar Media - 2018-06-04 20:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey and the United States on Monday endorsed a roadmap for the northern Kurdish-Syrian city of Manbij and underlined their mutual commitment to its implementation following a meeting of their foreign ministers in Washington. The move, long ...

Explosion Heard Near US-French Military Base in Syria

BAS News - 2018-06-04 11:24
ERBIL - An explosion occurred in Syria's Ain al-Issa town where a joint US-France military base is established, said a report on Monday. Kurdistan 24 reported that the bombing attack targeted overnight on Sunday a headquarters of the Syrian Kurdish Peopl ...

Syria’s tolerated Arab opposition in rare visit to Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-06-03 04:33
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A delegation from Syria’s tolerated domestic opposition made a rare visit to Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northern Syria, Saturday after the president threatened to use force to retake areas held by the Ku ...

Pentagon warns Syria’s Assad against attacking Kurdish forces in Rojava

Waar Media - 2018-06-01 15:27
WAAR-DUHOK: The Pentagon on Thursday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad not to carry out an offensive against Kurdish-led forces backed by the United States that control Rojava-country’s north-east. “Any interested party in Syria should understand t ...

US affirms, again, no agreement with Turkey on Manbij

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-30 10:29
A photo showing US forces patrol on the outskirts of the Syrian town, Manbij, a flashpoint between Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters and US-backed Kurdish fighters, in al-Asaliyah village, Aleppo province, Syria. (Photo: AP/Arab 24 Network) ...

Spanish warrior fighting with Syrian Kurds killed in battle against IS

E-Kurd - 2018-05-29 01:06
DERIK, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Spanish volunteer fighting with Syrian Kurdish militia was killed in Deir ez-Zor in an operation against Islamic State IS fighters in northern Syria, People’s Defense Units (YPG) Press Office announced on Sunday. Spanish YPG f ...

US-backed Kurdish Forces Clash in Syria's Raqqa

BAS News - 2018-05-28 10:41
ERBIL - The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Raqqa Revolutionaries Brigade clashed overnight on Sunday in Raqqa, and the coalition forces came to control the situation, said local sources. According to sources, the tensions arose after the SD ...

Hundreds of Syrian Kurds rally to demand Turkey withdrawal

E-Kurd - 2018-05-28 02:59
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Hundreds demonstrated in the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Saturday, in response to a call by Kurdish authorities for global protests against Turkey’s military presence in the flashpoint Kurdis ...

Syrian Arabs Attack Kurds in Greek Refugee Camp, Kill Four

BAS News - 2018-05-26 23:55
ERBIL — At least four Syrian Kurdish refugees were killed after a group of Syrian Arabs attacked their tents at a refugee camp in Greece’s Mytilene island. An eyewitness told Kurdistan 24 that several other Kurds were injured during the attack, most of t ...

The Latest: Turkish, US officials talk Syrian Kurdish town

FOX News - 2018-05-25 13:15
The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Turkish and American officials are meeting in the Turkish capital of Ankara for talks on the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij that has driv ...

SDF captures prominent French ISIS member Adrien Guihal in Syria

The Defense Post - 2018-05-24 18:38
Another French jihadist allegedly involved in attacks in France, Adrien Guihal, was arrested by a special unit of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in northern Syria The post SDF captures prominent French ISIS member Adrien Guihal in Syria appeare ...

Refugee fracas at Skaramangas hotspot

Kathimerini - 2018-05-23 08:30
morning. According to police reports, Syrian and Kurdish refugees started fighting at around 3 a.m. for unknown reasons. One Kurdish man was injured, while a Syrian man was arrested. Migration ...

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 ...

Nearly 90 Kurdish Inmates Handed Over to Syrian Regime by PYD

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) has handed over at least 90 Kurdish prisoners to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, said an official. “The inmates were handed over to the Syrian regime during the withdrawal [of the YPG] from Afrin,” ...

Weaponry Aid to SDF “Limited, Mission-Specific”: Coalition

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition for the anti-Islamic State (IS) battle has made it clear that the arms is provided to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are limited in number and mission-specific. “The weapons provided to the SDF, to include its ...

Turkey in Syria: Ruling Kurdish Afrin by Sharia Law, Ethnic Cleansing

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-05-15 02:11
by Sirwan Kajjo, May 13, 2018 At the onset of the Turkish offensive, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government declared it a “jihad” against Syrian Kurds. Turkish preachers gave sermons justifying the assault as a “holy war.” Turkey and ji ...

Syrian troops briefly take villages east of Euphrates river

Washington Times - 2018-04-30 05:11
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government forces on Sunday briefly captured four villages east of the Euphrates River in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour after rare clashes with U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters, then lost the area in a counteroffensive by the ...
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