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Syrian army joins Kurds to fight Turkey | Cootamundra HeraldCootamundraherald - 2019-10-14 20:12
Syrian Kurds say deal backed by Russia to protect border, politics laterE-Kurd - 2019-10-14 18:37
BEIRUT,— A U.S. pullback from Syrian Kurdistan has cost Kurdish leaders bargaining power with Damascus in their bid to secure their autonomy and left their fate hinging on its ally Russia. Syrian Kurdish officials said on Monday a deal with Damascus, whi ...
Kurds Ally with Assad’s Forces as Turks Advance into SyriaNational Review - 2019-10-14 18:29
The Syrian Democratic Forces struck a deal on Sunday with president Bashar al-Assad's government to allow Syrian troops to reenter the northeast region. ...
EU ‘has no magic powers’ to stop Turkey offensive against Syrian KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-10-14 17:27
LUXEMBOURG,— EU foreign ministers on Monday voiced concern and condemnation at Turkey’s assault on Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), but warned their options for coordinated action across the bloc were limited. Several European countri ...
Syrian regime steps in to halt Turkish assault on KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-10-14 16:01
Tel Tamr, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Syrian regime sent troops towards the Turkish border on Monday to contain Ankara’s deadly offensive against the Kurds, stepping in for US forces due to begin a controversial withdrawal. Outgunned and without US protection ...
ICRC calls for access to Syrian Kurds in Afrin - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-14 15:50
EU Condemns Turkish Offensive on NE SyriaBAS News - 2019-10-14 15:34
ERBIL — The Council of the European Union on Monday condemned the ongoing Turkish military offensive against the Syrian Kurds in northeast Syria, calling for an immediate leave of the Turkish troops. “The EU condemns Turkey’s military action which seriou ...
Concerns over ISIS as Syrian troops join fights with Kurds - CNN VideoCNN - 2019-10-14 15:12
Syrian Kurds faced a Hobson's choice for their own survival Attacked by Turkey and betrayed by the US, the SDF have done a deal with the Syrian regime October 14, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-14 15:06
Turkey pounds Syrian border towns on 3rd day of assault on Kurds, sparks exodus | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-10-14 14:07
Trump Says Turkey, EU Should Re-capture IS Jihadists Escaped Syrian KurdsBAS News - 2019-10-14 13:54
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Turkey and European countries are now responsible to re-capture the Islamic State (IS) militants who managed to escape prisons in the Syrian Kurdistan the past few days. Following the launch of the Tu ...
Syrian regime forces move north to stop Turkish offensive It comes a day after Syria's Kurds struck a deal to help them fend off Turkey's invasion in northern Syria October 14, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-14 13:53
Violent quest for empowerment returns Syrian Kurds to square one Abandoned by the US, YPG militia is forced to turn to Assad regime in the face of Turkey's offensive October 14, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-14 13:53
Syrian forces deploy toward Raqqa and enter Tabqa town It comes a day after Syria's Kurds struck a deal to help them fend off Turkey's invasion in northern Syria October 14, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-14 12:23
Syrian Kurds to remove fortifications from Turkish borderYahoo - 2019-10-14 12:19
Kurds Strike Deal with Syrian Army to Counter Turkey | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-10-14 12:04
Iran offers to mediate between Syrian Kurds, Turkey | National PostNationalpost - 2019-10-14 12:02
Facing Turkey Offensive, Kurds Strike Deal With Syrian GovernmentForeignpolicy - 2019-10-14 11:50
No, We’re Not Selling Out the Syrian Kurds. But We Should Mediate Their Conflict With Turkey. | The Heritage FoundationHeritage - 2019-10-14 11:11
SDF-Damascus Deal Covers Military Affairs Only: Kurdish OfficialBAS News - 2019-10-14 11:11
ERBIL — The border deal Kurds made with Damascus on Sunday at the wake of the Turkish offensives and US withdrawal has only military dimensions, a senior Syrian Kurdish leader said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reached an agreement with the Syrian ...
Syria's Kurds say deal with regime covers deployment with political talks later Kurdish-led forces are to deploy side by side with government troops along the northern Syrian border October 14, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-14 10:33
Syrian Troops Enter Tal Tamar near Turkish Border after Kurdish DealBAS News - 2019-10-14 10:00
ERBIL — Soldiers of the Syrian regime army have entered the town of Tal Tamar in north of the country after the Kurds made a deal with Damascus to handover territories along the Turkish border, Syria’s state-run SANA reported on Monday. It comes after th ...
U.S. Forces Reported Preventing Syrian Regime Forces from Helping Kurds Fight TurkeyThedailybeast - 2019-10-14 08:36
Brexit negotiations in balance; Kurds strike deal with Syrian army - Delano - Luxembourg in EnglishDelano - 2019-10-14 07:03
Syrian army deploys forces to aid Kurds amid Turkish offensive as Trump orders military withdrawal - UPI.comUPI - 2019-10-14 06:24
Turkish backed jihadists murder prisoners and female politician in SyriaJerusalem Post - 2019-10-14 06:11
Turkey has used the Syrian Arab fighters as a way to avoid casualties, unleashing them to attack and murder Kurds after US President Donald Trump announced the US would leave parts of Syria. ...
The Latest: Syrian Kurds ally with Damascus in major shiftWashington Post - 2019-10-14 06:03
Syrian Kurdish officials say they will work with the country’s central government in Damascus to fend off Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish fighters ...
Kurdistan 24: Kurdish leader responds to Trump: We did not only fight for our interestsJustice for Kurds - 2019-10-14 02:51
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Ilham Ahmed, the co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), told Kurdistan 24 in an exclusive interview that Syrian Kurds did not just fight for their own interests, in response to recent comments made by US President Donald T ...
Syrian Kurds claim they repelled new Turkish ground offensiveFrance24 - 2019-10-14 02:42
Assad Will be Real Beneficiary From Turkish war on Syrian KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-10-14 02:34
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net Turkey has launched its operation Peace Spring in Northern Syria aiming to uproot Kurdish forces. As the United States have already abandon their Kurdish allies which helped them to finish ISIS caliphate and pulling out all the Ame ...
Coalition Jets Strike Syrian Regime Convoy after Kurds Make Deal with DamascusBAS News - 2019-10-14 00:36
ERBIL - The US-led international coalition warplanes targeted on Sunday night a convoy of the Syrian regime forces, after they attempted to enter Manbij as part of an agreement with the Kurdish forces in the region, a monitor has confirmed. Earlier the d ...
U.S. to pull last troops from Syria as Turkey advances against KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-10-14 00:13
WASHINGTON,— The United States is poised to withdraw some 1,000 troops from Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), its defense secretary said on Sunday, after learning that Turkey planned to extend its military incursion against Kurdish militia further south ...
Yezidi Leader Rejects Turkish Operation Against Syrian KurdsBAS News - 2019-10-13 23:54
ERBIL - The world Mir of Yezidis, Mir Hazim Tahseen Bag, has rejected any military campaigns by Turkey against the Kurdish people in Syria, urging Ankara to use diplomatic means to address its disputes with the Kurdish people in the neighboring country. ...
Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-10-13 23:20
AMCD Calls for US to Mediate Talks between Turkey and Syrian Kurds - EIN NewsEinnews - 2019-10-13 23:20
U.S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Assad’s Syrian troops back into Kurdish areasWashington Post - 2019-10-13 23:12
The deal between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the government of President Bashar al-Assad further dimmed the prospect of continued U.S. presence in Syria. ...
Syrian Kurds say hundreds of IS supporters escape amid clashes with Turkish forces near camp for ... | KIRO-TVKiro7 - 2019-10-13 23:08
Kurds reach deal with Syrian government on troop deployment near Turkish borderE-Kurd - 2019-10-13 22:35
BEIRUT,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria on Sunday announced a deal with the Damascus government on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey to confront Ankara’s offensive. “In order to prevent and c ...
Kurds says not enough guards at Syria camp holding Islamic State familiesE-Kurd - 2019-10-13 22:35
Islamic State family members escape camp as Turkey-backed forces close in QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish-led security forces do not have enough guards for the Ain Issa camp that holds families of Islamic State militants and dozens of them have esca ...
Syrian Kurds Confirm Deal to Deploy Regime Forces to Manbij, KobaniBAS News - 2019-10-13 22:29
ERBIL - The Self-Administration of North and East Syria confirmed in an official statement on Sunday evening (October 13) that the Syrian regime forces would be moved to Manbij and Kobani as part of an agreement between the sides. The deployment, the sta ...
Syrian Kurds General: 'You Are Leaving Us To Be Slaughtered' | Newsmax.comNewsmax - 2019-10-13 21:12
Hundreds of ISIL prisoners escape Syrian camp, Kurds sayAl Jazeera - 2019-10-13 20:50
Reports of breakout from facility in Ain Issa amid ongoing Turkish offensive and US announcement of troop pull-out. ...
Macron to Erdogan, Trump: Turkish Offensive against Syrian Kurds Must StopBAS News - 2019-10-13 19:55
ERBIL - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that he has made it clear to his US and Turkish counterparts, Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that Ankara's offensive against the Kurdish forces in Syria must stop. Macron noted that he held ...
The Heat: Turkey launches military offense against Syrian KurdsCGTN - 2019-10-13 18:44
Hundreds reported dead in Turkish attack on Syrian KurdsEjinsight - 2019-10-13 18:44
Syrian Kurds say hundreds of IS supporters escape amid clashes with Turkish forces near camp for ... | WSB-TVWsbtv - 2019-10-13 18:16
Syrian Kurds say hundreds of IS supporters escape amid clashes with Turkish forces near camp for ... | FOX13Fox13memphis - 2019-10-13 16:04
Syrian Kurds say hundreds of IS supporters escape amid clashes with Turkish forces near camp for displaced - The San Diego Union-TribuneSandiegouniontribune - 2019-10-13 15:57
Turkey pounds north Syrian Kurds in second day of assault as thousands of civilians flee the region - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)ABC - 2019-10-13 14:07
Trump says hopes to mediate between Turkey, Syrian Kurds - Xinhua | English.news.cnXinhuanet - 2019-10-13 14:07
Syrian Kurds say hundreds of IS supporters escape amid clashes with Turkish forces near camp for ... | WFTVWFTV - 2019-10-13 12:30
Syrian Kurds say hundreds of IS supporters escape amid clashes with Turkish forces near camp for ... | WPXIWPXI - 2019-10-13 12:22
Syrian Kurds say hundreds of IS supporters escape amid clashes with Turkish forces near camp for ... | WSOC-TVWsoctv - 2019-10-13 12:18
The Latest: Syrian Kurds say IS supporters flee amid clashesNY1 - 2019-10-13 11:26
EU countries halt arms exports to Turkey over assault on Syrian KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-10-13 11:17
PARIS,— France and Germany on Saturday suspended arms exports to Turkey over its offensive into Syria against Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), as protesters denounced Ankara at rallies in several European cities. Turkish soldiers on Wednesd ...
Thousands in Europe march against Turkey’s offensive in Syrian KurdistanE-Kurd - 2019-10-13 09:51
PARIS,— Thousands of people, some shouting “Erdogan terrorist”, took to the streets of Paris and other European cities on Saturday in protest at the Turkish assault on Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). Protesters marching under the Kurdish green, red a ...
People to Gather and Rain Flowers on French Consulate in ErbilBAS News - 2019-10-13 09:40
ERBIL — A large number of people are showing interest in a public gathering outside the French Consulate building in Erbil to thank Paris for its support to Kurds amid Turkish offensive on Syrian Kurdistan. According to the information obtained by BasNew ...
Turkish Invasion Brings Syrian and Iraqi Kurds TogetherBreitbart - 2019-10-13 02:53
'Leaving us to be slaughtered': Syrian Kurds commander condemns US pulloutWashingtonexaminer - 2019-10-13 00:07
Boris Johnson urges Turkey to end offensive against Syrian Kurds | Politics | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-10-12 23:18
Military leader of Syrian Kurds tells US 'you are leaving us to be slaughtered'CNN - 2019-10-12 23:07
Iran offers to mediate between Syrian Kurds, TurkeyKurdiu - 2019-10-12 21:00
Here’s what we know about the ISIS prisons controlled by the Syrian KurdsWashington Post - 2019-10-12 19:14
Kurdish forces are caught between protecting the prisons holding Islamic State fighters and their families and staving off Turkish soldiers at their border. ...
Kurds Could Switch Priority from Guarding IS Prisoners to Defending PeopleBAS News - 2019-10-12 18:12
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have warned that the Turkish military incursion into their areas will forces them to switch their task priority from guarding Islamic State (IS) prisoners to defending their own people. Head of SDF R ...
Pakistan supports Turkey’s offensive against Syrian KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-10-12 17:54
ISLAMABAD,— Pakistan has offered rare backing to Turkey in its offensive against Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expected to visit Islamabad later this month. Turkey on Wednesday launched an offensive in n ...
Leader of Syrian Kurds tells US "you are leaving us to be slaughtered" - CNNPoliticsCNN - 2019-10-12 17:16
State Department Distrust of Syrian Kurds Paved the Way for Betrayal :: Middle East ForumMeforum - 2019-10-12 17:08
We Didn't Sell Out Syrian Kurds. We Should Mediate Conflict With Turkey.Dailysignal - 2019-10-12 16:41
Turkey battles Syrian Kurds for control of key border townWashington Post - 2019-10-12 16:17
The capture of Ras al-Ayn would mark Turkey’s first major advance in battles to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from the border. ...
Syrian Kurds deny Turkey has taken battleground border Serêkaniyê townE-Kurd - 2019-10-12 15:49
BEIRUT,— Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria denied on Saturday claims by the Turkish defence ministry that its forces had taken the battleground border town of Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain), the first in its four-day-old offensiv ...
Syrian Kurds, Facing Turkish Offensive, "Didn't Help In Normandy": TrumpHeraldpublicist - 2019-10-12 15:10
Turkey Bombs Syrian Kurds and Poland Goes to the PollsForeignpolicy - 2019-10-12 15:10
Turkey launches assault on Syrian Kurds | DD NewsDdinews - 2019-10-12 14:13
Reminder: Syrian Kurds did not fight ISIS for usNoqreport - 2019-10-12 13:55
Syrian Kurds outgunned but vow to inflict toll on Turkish army - bdnews24.comBdnews24 - 2019-10-12 13:42
Iran offers to mediate between Syrian Kurds, Turkey - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-12 11:53
Iran offers to mediate between Syrian Kurds, TurkeyReuters - 2019-10-12 11:43
Iran offered on Saturday to engage Syrian Kurds, Syria's government and Turkey in talks to establish security along the Turkish-Syrian border following Turkey's military incursion into northern Syria to fight Kurdish forces. ...
Syrian Kurds outgunned but vow to inflict toll on Turkish army | One America News NetworkOANN - 2019-10-12 10:25
Syrian Kurds outgunned but vow to inflict toll on Turkish armyYahoo - 2019-10-12 09:27
David Ignatius | As Trump abandons Syrian Kurds, a top commander pleads for U.S. support – Santa Cruz SentinelSantacruzsentinel - 2019-10-12 09:00
Turkey launches attacks on Syrian Kurds with wave of airstrikes - The ScotsmanScotsman - 2019-10-12 09:00
How Turkey's assault on Syrian Kurds will impact the regionCGTN - 2019-10-12 07:48
Trump: Syrian Kurds 'didn't help us in Normandy'Yahoo - 2019-10-12 07:39
Will the Syrian Kurds Ally With Iran and Russia Against Turkey?Yahoo - 2019-10-12 07:31
Turkey launches assault on Syrian Kurds | Jordan TimesJordantimes - 2019-10-12 06:56
Syrian Kurds say Turkish shells hit IS prison [Video]Yahoo - 2019-10-12 06:56
Election 2020 Foreign Policy Roundup: Syrian Kurds, the NBA, and LGBTQ Rights | Council on Foreign RelationsCFR - 2019-10-12 06:56
Another Trump phone call opens door to slaughter of Syrian Kurds | Trudy RubinInquirer - 2019-10-12 06:55
Trudy Rubin: Another Trump phone call opens door to slaughter of Syrian Kurds | The Spokesman-ReviewSpokesman - 2019-10-12 06:05
Turkey calls for end to US support for Syrian Kurds - The Peninsula QatarThepeninsulaqatar - 2019-10-12 03:40
Turkey says assault on Syrian Kurds ‘won’t stop’ as U.S. threatens sanctionsE-Kurd - 2019-10-12 00:32
SERÊKANIYÊ, Syrian Kurdistan,— Battles raged Friday as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to press an assault against Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), dismissing “threats” from other countries while the US warned Ankara of fresh san ...
Pentagon Urges Turkey To Halt Incursion Into SyriaHuffpost - 2019-10-11 22:11
The Pentagon criticized Turkey's offensive against Syrian Kurds who partnered with the U.S. to fight ISIS. ...
President Trump’s Ongoing Failure with North Korea TalksTime - 2019-10-11 22:09
With the shakedown in Ukraine and betrayal of the Kurds in Northern Syrian, another foreign policy failure this past week almost went by without notice: the complete breakdown of talks between U.S. and North Korean diplomats on North Korea’s denuclearizat ...
Syrian Kurds Say Turkish Shells Hit an Islamic State PrisonTime - 2019-10-11 22:09
About two dozen facilities in Northern Syria hold 10,000 Islamic State prisoners ...
Syrian Kurds outgunned but vow to inflict toll on Turkish armyJerusalem Post - 2019-10-11 21:43
To roll back Kurdish gains, Turkey has already staged two major incursions into the North. ...
Syria Kurds say 5 Islamic State prisoners escape after Turkey shellingE-Kurd - 2019-10-11 21:37
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish officials said five detained members of the Islamic State group managed to escape from a Kurdish-run prison in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria) on Friday after Turkish shelling hit the area. “Five terrorists esca ...
Kurds face uphill battle against Turkish and Syrian armies | Op-eds – Gulf NewsGulfnews - 2019-10-11 21:24
Exclusive: Turkey Bombs US Special Forces in Syria Attack, Apparently by MistakeNewsweek - 2019-10-11 21:02
President Trump's announced pullout of U.S. troops from Syria prompted an attack by Turkey on Syrian Kurds. U.S. special forces were shelled. ...
U.S. military says not abandoning Kurds, condemns Turkish offensiveReuters - 2019-10-11 20:46
The Pentagon strongly denied on Friday accusations that it had abandoned its Syrian Kurdish allies to a Turkish military onslaught, which he said was destabilizing the region and doing "dramatic harm" to U.S.-Turkey relations. ...