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Turkey: Joint patrols with US to begin soon in Syrian town

Washington Times - 2018-09-21 13:51
ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey says joint patrols with U.S. forces will start soon in the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij. The patrols are part of a "road map" that Ankara and Washington agreed on in June to defuse tensions amid Turkish demands for the ...

Syria Kurds hand over female Islamic State member to Sudan

E-Kurd - 2018-09-21 09:35
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds said they handed over a Sudanese woman accused of belonging to the Islamic State group and her baby to a Sudanese diplomat Thursday, while hundreds more foreigners remained in their custody. Kurdish authorities ...

Turkish Authorities Send Nine YPG Members to Court

BAS News - 2018-09-18 22:21
They were held in Syria's Afrin ERBIL - At least nine members of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) appeared before a Turkish court on Tuesday for alleged involvement in the killing of two Turkish soldiers during the military confrontatio ...

Syria’s Idlib Wins Welcome Reprieve with Russia-Turkey Deal

International Crisis Group - 2018-09-18 20:52
After weeks of escalatory rhetoric, Russia has partnered with Turkey in a deal to avert an all-out assault on Idlib, the last stronghold of Syria’s armed rebellion. International actors seeking to end the Syrian war should embrace the agreement. ...

Russian Plane Shot Down by Syrian Air Defence: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-09-18 11:27
ERBIL — Russian Defence Ministry has confirmed that its military plane was downed by the Syrian air defence system, however, laying the blame with Israel. The Il-20 plane disappeared off the radar overnight on Monday when Israel reportedly bombed the Syr ...

Russia, Turkey agree to create buffer zone in Syria's Idlib

Reuters - 2018-09-17 22:08
The leaders of Turkey and Russia said on Monday they had agreed to create a demilitarized buffer zone in Syria's Idlib province to separate Syrian government troops from rebel forces, with Turkish and Russian soldiers patrolling the zone to ensure it is r ...

Kurds opt out of first local elections in Syria since 2011

E-Kurd - 2018-09-17 11:24
DAMASCUS,— Syria held its first municipal elections since 2011 on Sunday, amid tensions with Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the country’s self-administered Kurdish region, which refused to allow polls. Turnout was modest at stations in the Syrian capital and ...

Italy police search home, seize passport of suspected YPG foreign fighter

The Defense Post - 2018-09-16 22:55
Police carried out searches targeting three Italians on Sardinia and seized the passport of one subject in an investigation into suspected involvement with the Syrian YPG The post Italy police search home, seize passport of suspected YPG foreign fighter ...

Israeli Air Force bombs Damascus International Airport

Waar Media - 2018-09-16 11:40
WAAR-DUHOK: For the second time this month, the Israeli Air Force has bombed a Syrian government installation at night. According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent, the Israeli Air Force heavily bombarded the Damascus International Airport, prompting t ...

Turkey Arrests 9 People in Afrin over Suspected PKK Links

BAS News - 2018-09-16 10:26
ERBIL — Turkish National Intelligence Service (MIT) has arrested nine people in Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin, and brought them to Turkey over alleged links with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). According to a local authority, the arrests were made dur ...

Israel Attacks Damascus Airport with Missiles: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-09-15 23:41
ERBIL - Israel once again attacked Damascus International Airport with missiles on Saturday night, and the Syrian air defenses intercepted some of them, State media said. The Washington Post cited Rami Abdurrahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Ob ...

IS Ambushes SDF Fighters, Kills 20

BAS News - 2018-09-15 11:51
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) killed on Friday at least 20 fighters from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in an ambush in the west of Syria, a monitoring group said. “The fighters were advancing during a sandstorm, they were surrounded, ISIS ...

Syrian Kurds, Christians split over school curriculum

E-Kurd - 2018-09-12 20:25
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Syria’s northeast, are facing swelling anger from the area’s Syriac Christians after shutting down more than a dozen schools run by the ancient minority. At the heart of t ...

SDF announces last phase of anti-ISIS operation in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-09-11 13:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday launched the last phase of the anti-Islamic State (ISIS) operation dubbed “Roundup” in northeast Syria. The US-led Coalition, which backs the assault, confirmed the beginning of the of ...

PYD Continues Detaining Rivals for Political Opinion: HRW

BAS News - 2018-09-11 12:12
ERBIL — The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has once again warned of continues detentions of political rivals by the ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) across Rojava. “An autonomous de facto government in northeastern Syria is detaining members ...

SDF Launches 3rd Phase of Anti-IS Operation in Syria

BAS News - 2018-09-11 11:38
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday launched the 3rd phase of anti-Islamic State (IS) operation dubbed “Roundup” in northeast Syria. The US-led Coalition, which backs the assault, confirmed the beginning of the offensive. “S ...

US: Turkish Troops will not enter Manbij

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-11 09:11
A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter walks in the silos and mills of Manbij after the SDF took control of it, Aleppo Governorate, Syria, July 1, 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Rodi Said) ...

A Fighter from my country

SDF Press - 2018-09-10 09:48
The fighter “Aziz Ali Esso” one of the sons of Hasakah city since the beginning of the Syrian revolution joined to the units of protection of the people and participated in the battles of Tel Hamis, Tel Barak and Tal Tamer and Hasakah and participated und ...

Turkey Deploys Large Number of Military Vehicles to Syria's Idlib

BAS News - 2018-09-09 21:05
ERBIL - Turkish army has deployed a large number of military vehicles to the Syrian region of Idlib, a report said. According to Turkish media, outlet Sol news agency, tens of Turkish troops and a total of 300 military vehicles were deployed to Syrian ci ...

Iran, Russia, Turkey discussed non-Dollar trade at Summit in Tehran

Waar Media - 2018-09-09 11:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian Central Bank Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati has discussed a possible replacement of the US dollar by national currencies in trade transactions with Turkish and Russian representatives at the recent trilateral summit of the Syrian ceasefi ...

Syrian Kurds kill 11 Assad regime fighters in Qamishlo clashes: monitor

E-Kurd - 2018-09-09 00:45
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Clashes between Syrian Kurdish forces and Assad regime fighters in the northeastern main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) killed 18 combatants Saturday, the Kurdish forces and a war monitor said. The rare ...

Idlib offensive pushing civilians toward occupied Afrin

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-09 00:15
A Syrian woman, displaced from southern Idlib due to the fighting between government forces and the opposition, carries humanitarian aid at a makeshift camp in Batabu, 40 kilometers west of Aleppo, on Jan. 24. (Photo: AFP) ...

General Commander Of SDF Issues An Important Military Order

SDF Press - 2018-09-08 20:56
On Wednesday 05/09/2018, the General Commander of SDF (Mazloum Abdi) issued a military order to all concerned parties of the components of SDF, which included a number of clauses that confirm the commitment of the Syrian democratic forces to all the provi ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran fail to agree on ceasefire for Syria's Idlib

Reuters - 2018-09-08 03:55
The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia on Friday failed to agree on a ceasefire that would forestall a Syrian government offensive in the rebel-held Idlib province which the United Nations fears could cause a humanitarian catastrophe involving tens of ...

Erdogan arrives in Tehran for summit on Syria

Waar Media - 2018-09-07 11:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tehran on Friday for a meeting with his Iranian and Russian counterparts to discuss Syria, the Tasnim news agency reported. Russia and Iran have given military aid to Syrian President Bashar al-Assa ...

US Setting up New Base in Western Iraq: Source

BAS News - 2018-09-06 14:28
ERBIL — The US forces are preparing for setting up a new military base in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, near the Syrian border, a source told BasNews. It is called “Military Base 23”, and will be located near phosphate factory in Qa’im district of An ...

Bob Woodward: Trump wanted Syria’s Assad assassinated

Waar Media - 2018-09-05 12:42
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to have Syrian President Bashar al-Assad assassinated last year but his defense secretary ignored the request, according to a new book that depicts top Trump aides sometimes disregarding presidential orders ...

Syrian Kurdish forces must leave Syria, Turkey tells U.S.

E-Kurd - 2018-09-05 11:42
ANKARA,— Turkey told the United States on Tuesday that Kurdish militants must completely abandon Syria, as violence in the rebel-held northern Syrian enclave of Idlib escalated. Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar made the call during talks with visitin ...

Turkey deploys support military forces to Syrian border

Waar Media - 2018-09-04 13:20
WAAR-DUHOK: The Turkish army has sent more military vehicles to its southern border with Syria where the country’s troops maintain a huge military presence. According to a source cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, a total of eight trucks loaded with ...

Turkey Deploys Additional Military Vehicles to Syrian Border

BAS News - 2018-09-04 12:04
ERBIL — The Turkish army has sent more military vehicles to its southern border with Syria where the country’s troops maintain a huge military presence. According to a source cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, a total of eight trucks loaded with tank ...

Saving Idlib from Destruction

International Crisis Group - 2018-09-03 14:01
Numerous signs point to an imminent Syrian regime offensive to recapture Idlib, the largest remaining rebel-held area. To ward off another humanitarian calamity, Russia, Iran and Turkey should immediately convene talks to extend the truce and seek other ...

Iranian FM Travels to Damascus for Talks over Idlib

BAS News - 2018-09-03 11:48
ERBIL — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Damascus on Monday in an unannounced trip to discuss the possible attack on Idlib. The visit comes as Syrian government forces mass around the last rebel bastion in the northwestern provinc ...

Iran’s FM pays surprise visit to Syria for key talks

Waar Media - 2018-09-03 11:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Monday morning to hold meetings with senior officials in the Arab country. Heading a high-ranking delegation, Zarif arrived in Damascus at the official ...

Blasts at Syrian Military Airport “not Israeli Airstrike”: Damascus

BAS News - 2018-09-02 10:46
ERBIL — The Syrian military has denied the reports claiming that Israel was responsible for the multiple explosions heard at a military airport near Damascus. According to SANA News Agency which cited a source from the Syrian army, the explosions at the ...

Over 390 People Killed in Syria Last Month: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-01 21:01
ERBIL - At least 391 people, including 66 children, have been killed in Syria in August alone, said a human rights group. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), the Syrian regime forces were responsible for the majority of the deaths of ...

Car Bomb Hits Northern Syria

BAS News - 2018-09-01 14:22
ERBIL — At least three people were killed in the northern city of Azaz after a car bomb went off in the centre of the city, Sky News reported. The city, located some 20 miles north of Aleppo, has been under the control of the Free Syrian Army since 2014 ...

Baghdad Retakes Control of Sinjar-Rojava Border from PKK

BAS News - 2018-08-31 17:13
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has reportedly retaken control of the border between Sinjar and Syrian Kurdistan to limit Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from movements and business, a source said. “The PKK and its affiliated forces [in Sinjar] shall no long ...

Duaa.. A girl with broken dreams

SDF Press - 2018-08-31 08:45
Between destroyed neighborhoods and suspended souls, Raqqa was one of the Syrian cities where terrorism was repugnant and its people suffered a lot because of the diphtheria in which young and old men were imprisoned. The people of Raqqa city, who suffere ...

Pentagon Considering Missile Defence Shield in Rojava

BAS News - 2018-08-29 10:33
ERBIL — The US is preparing the ground for setting up a missile defense shield in the Syrian Kurdistan(better known as Rojava in Kurdish) territories of Hasakah and Rmelan, former Commander of Syria's Deir ez-Zor Military Assembly Fayez Esmer said. "The ...

French contribution to support the Syrian people in North Eastern Syria

The Global Coalition - 2018-08-28 20:31
France's President Macron decides to extend French support to help the people of Syria affected by the humanitarian crisis. L’article French contribution to support the Syrian people in North Eastern Syria est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition A ...

Rojava’s TEV-DEM holds third congress to elect new co-chairs

Waar Media - 2018-08-28 14:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Rojava’s ruling TEV-DEM coalition elected two new co-chairs on Monday during its third congress. It comes as the alliance of Syrian Kurdish parties and armed forces enter tentative negotiations with the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Zalal Jagar ...

Iran Signs Military Deal with Syria

BAS News - 2018-08-28 10:04
ERBIL — Iranian and Syrian defence ministers met in Damascus on Monday to sign a deal for military cooperation, Iranian media reported. "Syria is passing through the crisis stage and entering the reconstruction phase," said Iran's Defense Minister Amir H ...

Among Syrian Rebels, Kurds and Libyans, The Middle East Remembers McCain

Justice for Kurds - 2018-08-28 04:32
In 2010 US Senator John McCain was speaking about Iran during a session of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He held up a list of threats the US had made against Iran’s regime, and pointed out that no action had yet been taken. “George Schultz, my favo ...

YPG Attacks Rival Politician in Qamishlo

BAS News - 2018-08-27 14:25
ERBIL — The People’s Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), has attacked a bureau belonging to a rival political party in Syrian Kurdistan’s Qamishlo. Najmaddin Kayaz, a senior member of the Syrian Kurdish Union Party ...

160 families return to Al-Bahra village

SDF Press - 2018-08-26 16:43
Hasakah – Residents of Al-Bahra village, belonging to Al-Hol, east of Hasakah, returned to their village, which liberated a year ago from Daesh. The strategic location of the village on the Iraqi-Syrian border, which was taken by the troops as a starting ...

Senior U.S. diplomat William Roebuck visits Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-08-26 11:37
SHADADI, Syrian Kurdistan,— A senior U.S. diplomat visited Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northern Syria, on Saturday as the minority negotiates with Damascus over the future of its semi-autonomous region. Ambassador William Roebuck was ...

US, Turkish Forces Complete 35th Round of Patrols in Manbij: Report

BAS News - 2018-08-25 20:34
ERBIL - The US and Turkish forces completed on Saturday their 35th round of joint patrols in the northern Syrian city of Manbij as part of their agreement against the presence of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the region. Turkish m ...

SDF May Withdraw from Manbij Amid Tensions with Residents: Report

BAS News - 2018-08-25 20:34
ERBIL - Relations between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the residents in the northern parts of the country have deteriorated, a report said on Saturday, adding that the people of Manbij have started to force the armed group to withdraw ...
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