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Turkey to Conduct Anti-YPG Operation in Syria: Report

BAS News - 2018-12-10 18:52
ERBIL - The Turkish government is reportedly making preparations to conduct a military operation against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) positions in eastern part of Euphrates River. Yeni Safak reported that the Turkish military has ma ...

YPG Accuses Turkey of Supporting "Jihadist Groups" in Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-09 22:40
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) has accused Turkey of sending infiltrators to Syria's northeast where the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are dominant. In an interview with Kurdistan 24 last week, Nouri Mahmoud, a spokesperson f ...

Bombing Targets Commander of Turkish Allies in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-12-09 09:07
ERBIL — An improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated at a vehicle carrying a commander for the Turkish-backed Syrian rebels in the Kurdish town of Afrin, northwest Syria, a monitoring group reported on Sunday. The attack occurred on the road betwee ...

Barzani Expresses Content over Release of Syrian Kurdish Activist

BAS News - 2018-12-05 16:34
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region has expressed content over the release of a prominent member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (PDK-S), Abdulrahman Apo, who had been arrested by the Democratic Union ...

WATCH: US-Backed SDF Liberates over 1000 Civilians from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-05 10:33
ERBIL — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have freed around 1,200 civilians from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria. The SDF, whose main component are the Syrian Kurdish fighters, is now leading a large-scale operation to liberate ...

International Community Could Provide More Aid to IDPs, Refugees: Barzani

BAS News - 2018-12-04 20:21
ERBIL - The international community could provide more assistance to the IDPs and Syrian refugees based in the Kurdistan Region, Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region said on Tuesday. The Kurdish influential leader made th ...

We Do Not Rely on the Coalition: PYD

BAS News - 2018-12-03 15:34
ERBIL — Former co-chair of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, said on Monday that they do not rely on the US-led Coalition despite close ties. “Shared interests have established the relations [between the PYD and Coalition]. H ...

SDF Captures IS Leader’s Assistant

BAS News - 2018-12-01 12:35
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Friday that it had arrested an Islamic State (IS) official known as being the assistant to the group’s leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi. According to a statement by the SDF, the insurgent wa ...

IS Planning Chemical Attack against Kurdish-led SDF in Syria: Moscow

BAS News - 2018-11-29 10:47
ERBIL — Russian Ministry of Defense has warned of a possible chemical attack by the Islamic State (IS) against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor. The Ministry said in a statement that he had receive ...

Berlin Considers Repatriation of German Members of IS

BAS News - 2018-11-29 09:12
ERBIL — Germany is planning to bring back home the suspected German member of the Islamic State (IS) which are now being held by the Syrian Kurdish forces. “The federal government is examining all options for a possible return of German nationals,” the G ...

Kurdish women in Syrian Kurdistan march to end gender-based violence

E-Kurd - 2018-11-26 20:39
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Hundreds of female protesters took to the streets of the Syrian the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Sunday to call for an end to violence against women. Women carried photos of Rojava revolution ...

Islamic State assault killed 92 Syrian Kurdish-led forces: monitor

E-Kurd - 2018-11-26 20:39
Fighting between Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Islamic State group kills more than 200 in three days, monitor says QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A major attack by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has killed 92 US-backed Kurdish-led forces in three ...

Kurds Can Obtain International Support for Future Statehood: Intellectual

BAS News - 2018-11-26 01:57
ERBIL - If the Kurds in the Kurdistan Region and Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) deal with their significant geographic areas and oil strategically, they can ensure the support of the US, the UK, and Russia for the "future Kurdistan state", a Kurdish writer an ...

US Signs MoU to Train 30,000 SDF Fighters in Rojava

BAS News - 2018-11-25 10:12
ERBIL — The United States has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to train an additional number of 30,000 fighters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), a source said. An unnamed commander from the People’s ...

Source Reveals Washington's "New Strategy" in Syria to BasNews

BAS News - 2018-11-24 19:43
ERBIL - A Kurdish source from the Syrian western city of Qamishlo has revealed Washington's "new strategy" in the northeastern part of the country. "The United States of America, after the elimination of an oppressive organization [Islamic State] in the ...

US Soldiers Visit Syria-Turkey Border to Ensure Security

BAS News - 2018-11-19 08:59
ERBIL — A group of US soldiers on Sunday visited the Syrian Kurdistan’s border strip with Turkey after recent tensions and Turkish shelling concerned the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The US military delegation met with commanders from the ...

Syrian Kurds resume final push against ISIS

CNN - 2018-11-14 22:23
Syrian Kurdish forces are resuming the final phase of operations against ISIS, as the terrorist group is pushed back into its last remaining slivers of territory. ...

Kurds Gather in Berlin to Denounce Turkish, Rebels Rule in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-11-11 10:02
ERBIL — Several dozens of diaspora Kurds gathered on Sunday in Berlin to denounce the rule of the Turkish and Ankara-backed rebels in the Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin. The gathering was organized to call for the withdrawal of the Turkish forces and Islam ...

US, SDF’s Joint Patrolling of Turkish Border Displeases Ankara

BAS News - 2018-11-07 11:59
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the US joint patrol with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) along the southern Turkish border strip. “This is not an acceptable thing. This can cause serious negative developments on ...

Yezidis Under Serious Threat in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-11-06 11:35
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi population of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan are subject to persecution under the rule of the Turkish-backed Syrian Islamist rebels, with several religious sites and educational centers already destroyed. Turkish army and the Islami ...

US in Contact with Turkey, SDF over Possible Clash East of Euphrates

BAS News - 2018-10-31 12:59
ERBIL — Pentagon stated on Tuesday that it is in contact with Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) following Ankara’s threat of launching a new operation in the areas of east Euphrates of northern Syria. “We are aware of Turkish stat ...

Turkey military fires on Gire Spi in Rojava

Waar Media - 2018-10-31 12:53
Kurdish YPG fighters under the flag of the Syrian Democratic Forces SDF WAAR-DUHOK: At least one person was killed and another injured after Turkey’s armed forces fired into Rojava (northern Syria) on Tuesday, October 30. The firing, which reportedly beg ...

Damascus Has a Plan If Turkey Attacks East Euphrates: Source

BAS News - 2018-10-31 10:18
ERBIL — The Syrian regime is planning to exploit a possible military confrontation between Turkish army and Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in east Euphrates to attack Qamishlo and Hasakah and Qamishlo, a source said. Turkish President Recep Tayy ...

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens new push against Syrian Kurds

Seattle Times - 2018-10-30 12:15
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president says his country has finalized plans for a “comprehensive and effective” operation that would target U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria east of the Euphrates River. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks on Tu ...

Syrian Kurdish special forces join offensive against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2018-10-29 18:19
BEIRUT,— Syrian Kurdish special forces have joined an offensive against Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, a commander said, after the jihadists recovered ground from U.S.-backed forces in a fierce counter attack. Islamic State (IS) launched the a ...

Turkey shells US-backed Kurdish forces positions in Syria: state media

E-Kurd - 2018-10-28 23:05
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s military on Sunday fired artillery shells at a Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) that is backed by the United States but deemed a “terrorist” group only by Ankara. The shelling targeted YPG positions on the eastern bank of t ...

Turkey strikes Kurdish positions in northern Syria

Seattle Times - 2018-10-28 17:01
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish army struck Kurdish targets in northern Syria east of the Euphrates River on Sunday. Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said that artillery strikes hit positions belonging to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or ...

Afrin: Syrian Rebels Raid Kurdish Family, Loot Their Properties

BAS News - 2018-10-27 21:24
ERBIL - Syrian rebels have raided the house of a Kurdish family in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, southern Syria, insulting the civilians and looting their properties, a family member said on Saturday. Talking to BasNews on condition of anonymity, a relat ...

Syrian parents spurn Kurdish schools over university fears

E-Kurd - 2018-10-27 13:18
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— After carefully packing her schoolbag, seven-year-old Rasha scrambles into the van that shuttles her daily from her home in a Kurdish-held neighbourhood of the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo (Qamishli) to school in the governm ...

Kurdish Human Rights Organization Warns of Increasing Violations in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-10-24 16:11
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdistan Human Rights Organization (DAD) has warned of an increase of violations against civilians and activists in the Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin under the control of the rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The organization revea ...

Syrian Kurdish-led offensive kills 35 Islamic State fighters: monitor

E-Kurd - 2018-10-24 11:35
BEIRUT,— An offensive by US-backed Kurdish-led forces against the Islamic State group’s last redoubt in eastern Syria killed 35 jihadists on Saturday, a Britain-based war monitor said. Twenty-eight IS members were killed in air strikes by the US-led coal ...
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