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U.S. continues to arm Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan: Pentagon

E-Kurd - 2019-09-19 07:41
WASHINGTON,— The United States continues to provide Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria with arms and vehicles, despite the creation of a buffer zone with Turkey along the border, a US defense official said Wednesday. The US ...

Erdogan says 2-3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Europe can be resettled in ‘safe zone’

Kathimerini - 2019-09-19 07:38
-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters. The YPG has been a main US ally in the fight against Islamic State ...

Washington Monthly | The Next Chapter of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Washingtonmonthly - 2019-09-17 12:26

MSD rejected accusations by Damascus

ANF - 2019-09-17 08:44
The MSD said the Syrian regime's accusations against the SDF are unrealistic. ...

‘I’m desperate to reach him’: Syrian trying to save brother in UK stranded in Greek refugee camp | The Independent

Independent - 2019-09-17 00:50

U.S.-led coalition says ‘good progress’ in north Syria buffer zone

E-Kurd - 2019-09-16 20:40
GIRE SPI, Syrian Kurdistan,— The US-led coalition said Sunday that “good progress” was being made in implementing a buffer zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria along the Turkish border. Turkey and the United States last month agreed on the ...

People of Kobane rally for Afrin

ANF - 2019-09-15 19:55
A day before the fifth anniversary of the ISIS attack on Kobanê, a protest against the continuing occupation of Afrin took place in the northern Syrian canton capital. ...

Turkey And U.S. Visit Syrian Safe Zone - The Organization for World Peace

Theowp - 2019-09-15 18:11

Thwarting an attack operation of the terrorist organization ISIS cells and arresting them in the eastern countryside of Deira Zour

SDF Press - 2019-09-14 21:39
Deira Zour – The Syrian Democratic Forces arrested on Friday four members of ISIS cells before carrying out a terrorist attack aimed at targeting the children of the eastern countryside of Deira Zour. After receiving information from the people of the reg ...

Death Row Political Prisoner Taken to Unknown Location

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-09-13 02:00
A death row Syrian Kurdish political prisoner has been transferred to an unknown location from Iran’s Orumiyeh Central Prison for unspecified reasons, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The KHRN… The post Death Row Political Prisoner ...

UN to discuss Syria report in Geneva

ANF - 2019-09-12 10:25
The UN Commission of Inquiry has published a report on the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, which, it said, is "characterized by intensifying levels of violence that continues to torment civilians." ...

In Syria, lack of international recognition for Raqqa’s civilian administration hampering reconstruction

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-09-10 18:31
On 17 October 2019, it will be two years since the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared victory over Islamic State (ISIS) in Raqqa, which since 2014 had been the capital of the self-proclaimed ‘caliphate’. Tens of thousands of people who left the city ...

ISIS assassination official was killed in a security operation

SDF Press - 2019-09-10 14:51
Anti-terrorism units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) conducted a raid on Tuesday at dawn north Shaddadi, on a tunnel where the terrorist Abu Harith Al-Iraqi was hiding in, Abu Harith Al-Iraqi was a leader and security officer of the Syrian-Iraqi bor ...

Iraq Postpones Opening of Border Crossing with Syria Amid Airstrike

BAS News - 2019-09-10 01:08
ERBIL - Iraq has postponed the opening of a border crossing with Syria following an airstrike targeting the Iranian targets on Iraqi-Syrian border overnight on Sunday. Unidentified warplanes carried out an airstrike on Iranian forces and Tehran-backed mi ...

Our forces arrest an ISIS cell member in Deira Zour countryside

SDF Press - 2019-09-09 21:20
Deira Zour – The Syrian Democratic Forces arrested on Monday at dawn one member of ISIS terrorist organization during a raid in Tal Ja’abi village in the eastern countryside of Deira Zour after making an earlier investigation. The forces seized light and ...

September 9: Airstrikes at Albukamal?

Seth Frantzman - 2019-09-09 17:32
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Just after midnight, in the first hours of Monday morning, loud explosions were heard in an around the Syrian town of Albukamal near the Iraqi border. […] ...

Explosive-laden fuel truck detonated in Azaz

ANF - 2019-09-09 17:01
The Syrian city of Azaz is under the occupation of the Turkish state and allied gang groups. ...

US-led Coalition Delivers 150 Trucks of Military Shipment to SDF: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-09-09 14:48
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition on Sunday delivered another military shipment to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria as part of its ongoing efforts to counter terror. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said at leas ...

Call from Shehba Canton lacking medicine under regime embargo

ANF - 2019-09-09 13:40
The Syrian regime has de facto imposed an embargo on the self-governing region of Shehba. ...

Air strikes kill 18 Iranian-backed militias in Syria

ANF - 2019-09-09 11:59
Sites belonging to Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria near the border with Iraq border were attacked late Sunday night, killing at least 18 people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). ...

Warplanes Target Iranian Positions near Syria-Iraq Border: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-09-09 10:59
ERBIL — Fighter jets pounded an area near the Syrian town of al-Bukamal on the border with Iraq early hours on Monday, allegedly targeting Iranian forces and Tehran-backed militias. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) confirmed the report and said ...

European jihadi: the Danish gangster who joined the Syrian frontline – video | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-09-09 09:49

MSD workshop in Berlin ended with proposals for a new Syria

ANF - 2019-09-09 09:33
Party representatives and politicians came together in Berlin organised by the Syrian Democratic Council (MSD). The participants said that the workshops were important. ...

Damscus Calls Turkish-US Joint Patrols Violation of Syria’s Sovereignty

BAS News - 2019-09-08 23:14
ERBIL — Syria condemned the Turkish-US joint patrols in northeast of the country, calling it a “flagrant violation” of its sovereignty. Turkish armored vehicles on Sunday crossed the Syrian border to join the US forces and conduct the first round of join ...

Putin's ‘Chef’ Preps Soldiers for Final Assault on Syrian Rebels - The Moscow Times

Themoscowtimes - 2019-09-08 21:56

Turkish military enters Kurdish northern Syria to begin joint U.S. ‘safe zone’ patrol

E-Kurd - 2019-09-08 12:49
AKCAKALE, Turkey,— Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Sunday to begin planned joint U.S.-Turkey patrols to establish a “safe zone” along the border. A Reuters witness said vehicles with Turkish fl ...

Turkey's Erdogan says will discuss Syria with Trump at U.N.

Reuters - 2019-09-07 19:04
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he expects to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations later this month to discuss military operations in northeast Syria, where Turkey plans to resettle one million Syrian refugees. ...

Elders of Al Anza..We are against any interference that undermines the stability of the region

SDF Press - 2019-09-07 18:39
Raqqa – The Military Council of Raqqa held a meeting with the elders of the Anza clan to discuss the situation and the future of the region, and inform them about the latest political developments. The elders affirmed that they stand by the Syrian Democra ...

Syrian surprise: How Trump's phone call changed the war - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-09-07 07:17

Turkey threatens to ‘open gates’ for Syrian refugees to leave and move to the West if it doesn't get safe zone

Telegraph - 2019-09-06 14:57

Three Islamic State children handed over by Syrian Kurds to Nigeria

E-Kurd - 2019-09-06 11:27
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Thursday handed over three siblings linked with the Islamic State group to Nigeria, the first such repatriation to the African country, an official said. ...

Turkey plans to return 1 million Syrians, warns of new migrant wave in Europe

Kathimerini - 2019-09-06 06:24
northeast regions controlled by the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Ankara considers..., senior Syrian Kurdish official Badran Jia Kurd said it is necessary to re-settle refugees in their home ...

Erdoğan: I'll let Syrian refugees leave Turkey for west unless safe zone set up | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-09-05 15:41

/ 160 / fighters join a training course in the countryside of Deira Zour

SDF Press - 2019-09-04 17:04
Deira Zour – The Command of the Military Academies in the Eastern Region of Deira Zour’s Countryside opened its third training course for the Special Forces (commandos) of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The course included 160 fighters who will receive tra ...

Guns, filth and the Islamic State: Syrian camp is ‘disaster in the making’ - bdnews24.com

Bdnews24 - 2019-09-04 15:25

Syrian Kurds to remove fortifications from Turkish border

Seattle Times - 2019-09-04 06:27
BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S.-backed mostly Kurdish force in Syria on Tuesday carried out a patrol along with the U.S.-led coalition near a border town with Turkey to select fortifications to be removed as part of an agreement to set up a safe zone along the coun ...

Syrian Kurds to remove fortifications from Turkish border

Washington Post - 2019-09-03 18:09
A spokesman for the Kurdish-led U.S.-backed force in Syria says they have carried out a patrol near a border town with Turkey to select fortifications to be removed soon ...

The emptiness of Turkey's complaints against Syrian Kurds

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-09-03 17:23

Cheikhmous Ali: the Syrian archaeologist who doesn’t take sides | The Art Newspaper

Theartnewspaper - 2019-09-02 17:25

Restructuring Northern and Eastern Syria

ANF - 2019-09-02 11:30
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) organizes the defense system on the basis of military assemblies throughout North and East Syria. ...

The threats of the Turkish state are discussed in Girê Spî

ANF - 2019-09-02 09:23
Speaking at the workshop organized by the Arab tribes in Girê Spî with the slogan "No to the Turkish state occupation of North-East Syria, yes to a safe Syria", Ilham Ehmed said: “We are writing a new history that will serve all Syrian people." ...

Erdogan vows Syria operation ‘in weeks’ if Turkey has no control of ‘safe zone’

E-Kurd - 2019-09-01 23:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday threatened to launch an operation in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria if Turkish troops do not control a “safe zone” that Ankara and Washington had agreed to set up. The US-Turke ...

Bring the Syrian Kurds With You, America – Reason.com

Reason - 2019-09-01 13:30

Kurds Falling Prey to Turkey Expansionist Policy

E-Kurd - 2019-08-31 22:18
Manish Rai | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Turkey and the United States have agreed on the creation of a buffer zone in northern Syria in areas controlled by Syrian Kurdish forces. Details of the agreement remain sketchy but roughly it’s has been agreed that th ...

Russia announces unilateral ceasefire in Idlib

ANF - 2019-08-30 16:18
Russia on Friday announced a ceasefire by the Syrian government forces in the northwestern province of Idlib from Saturday morning. ...

Europe’s Complicity in Turkey’s Syrian-Refugee Crackdown - The Atlantic

Theatlantic - 2019-08-29 16:15

Erdogan says Turkey won’t allow U.S. stalling in Syria deal

E-Kurd - 2019-08-29 10:20
ISTANBUL,— President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey’s deal with the United States to set up a “safe zone” in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria was a correct step and that Ankara would not let Washington delay the plan, CNN Turk reported on Thursda ...

Displaced Syrian infants dying from lack of healthcare, UN says | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-08-29 08:11

U.S. and partner forces implement security mechanism in northeast Syria

CENTCOM - 2019-08-28 23:00
TAMPA, Fla. – The Syrian Democratic Forces, a Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve partner force in the fight against Daesh, completed the destruction of People’s Protection Unit, also known as YPG, fighting positions in northeast Syria ...

No demographic changes should occur in Syria: National Coalition VP

Rûdaw - 2019-08-28 17:34
Dima Moussa is vice president of the Syrian National Coalition ...

Syrian/Russian jets bomb Turkish observation point near Idlib

ANF - 2019-08-28 11:40
The bombardment comes after Erdoğan's visit to Moscow. ...

The Latest: Syrian Kurds begin pullout from Turkish border - ABC 36 News

WTVQ - 2019-08-28 06:50

Syrian Kurdish YPG to withdraw from strip along Turkish border

Reuters - 2019-08-28 06:06
The Kurdish YPG militia will pull forces and heavy weapons from a strip along Syria's border with Turkey under U.S.-Turkish deals, an official in the YPG-led alliance said on Tuesday. ...

Fearing invasion by Erdogan's forces, Syrian Kurdish YPG to withdraw from strip along Turkish border | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-08-28 00:30

The Latest: Syrian Kurds begin pullout from Turkish border - The Middletown Press

Middletownpress - 2019-08-27 20:20

Syrian Kurdish fighters start pullback from Turkish border: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-08-27 16:24
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syrian said Tuesday their forces had started to withdraw from outposts along the Turkish border after a US-Turkish deal for a buffer zone there. They said work ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG to withdraw from strip along Turkish border | The London Free Press

Lfpress - 2019-08-27 15:56

Syrian Kurds pull forces from Turkish border after safe zone deal - The National

Thenational - 2019-08-27 14:27

The Latest: Syrian Kurds begin pullout from Turkish border - SFChronicle.com

Sfchronicle - 2019-08-27 14:13

First phase in Northern Syrian border security implemented

ANF - 2019-08-27 12:56
The Autonomous Administration announced that the first phase of the triple agreement on border security has been implemented. ...

Syrian regime force besiege Turkish army post and nearby towns - The National

Thenational - 2019-08-26 21:05

Turkish forces in Morek: We're just following orders, don’t shoot

ANF - 2019-08-26 16:33
Turkish soldiers surrounded by the Syrian army in the Turkish observation point in Morek contacted the Syrian army and said they are just following orders, requesting no attack against them. ...

Four villages in Sherawa, Afrin surrounded

ANF - 2019-08-26 16:03
Three sides of the Bircqase, Kilote, Gunde Mezin and Basemre villages in Afrin’s Sherawa district have been surrounded by the Turkish army and their allied gangs. The only road to the villages is under control of the Syrian regime. ...

Turkish troops will enter planned Syria safe zone ‘soon’, Erdogan says

E-Kurd - 2019-08-26 15:54
ANKARA,— Turkish ground troops will enter a planned safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria “very soon,” President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, after a joint operation centre with the United States opened at the weekend. Turkey and the ...

How the Safe Zone will Affect the Syrian Kurds: The United States and Turkey Agree on its Creation.

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-08-26 14:39

Syrian regime forces prepare to advance Idlib offensive - The National

Thenational - 2019-08-25 13:01

Syrian Kurds say will help implement U.S.-Turkey ‘safe zone’

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 03:22
HASAKA, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds said on Saturday they would support the implementation of a US-Turkey deal to set up a buffer zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) along the Turkish border. The so-called “safe zone” agreed by Washington and Ankara e ...

SDF calls on Syrian regime to talks about Kurdish rights

Rûdaw - 2019-08-24 22:30
We ask Damascus to negotiate with representatives of the Autonomous Administration [of North and East Syria or NES] ...

The world has turned on Syrian refugees - Macleans.ca

Macleans - 2019-08-24 00:31

Erdogan tells Putin that Syrian offensive is causing humanitarian crisis

Reuters - 2019-08-23 23:42
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday that Syrian army attacks in northwest Syria are causing a humanitarian crisis and threaten Turkey's national security, the Turkish presidency said. ...

Shehba suffers Turkey’s bombs and Syria’s embargo

ANF - 2019-08-23 19:10
People from Afrin who live in Shehba are suffering due to the Syrian regime’s embargo against the canton, and are subjected to bombings by the Turkish state and their allied gangs. ...

Syrian government opens corridor for civilians in rebel area

Rûdaw - 2019-08-23 17:26
The corridor was opened on the southern edge of area held by rebels until Wednesday ...

Erdogan tells Putin Syrian offensive is causing humanitarian crisis

Reuters - 2019-08-23 14:23
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday that Syrian army attacks in northwest Syria are causing a humanitarian crisis and threaten Turkey's national security, the Turkish presidency said. ...

Syrian army captures Hama rebel pocket in northwest: state media

Reuters - 2019-08-23 14:23
Syrian army troops seized a pocket of territory in the northwest where they had encircled rebels and a Turkish military post on Friday, reclaiming towns they lost early in the war. ...

Syrian forces surround Turkish observation point in Morak

ANF - 2019-08-23 12:05
Syrian regime forces have surrounded an observation point of the Turkish state near Idlib. ...

Syrian regime opens up 'humanitarian corridor' after capture of Khan Sheikhoun - The National

Thenational - 2019-08-23 01:00

Syrian government lets civilians leave Idlib - The Hindu

Thehindu - 2019-08-23 01:00

Clashes between Turkish army and Kurdish PKK leave three soldiers dead

E-Kurd - 2019-08-22 13:43
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a clash with Kurdish PKK militants in Turkey Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in southeast Turkey, near the borders with Syrian Kurdistan and Iraqi Kurdistan, the local governor’s off ...

Turkey extends deadline for Syrian refugees to leave Istanbul - The National

Thenational - 2019-08-21 20:14

Syrian photographer documents destruction by walking tightrope

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-08-20 22:16
His absolute independence is what saved him in all the years that he stayed in Raqqa, the Syrian city where photographer Aboud Hamam was born and raised and that he refused to leave, even during the years that Isis was in charge. Under the current rule, h ...

Turkey says it will not move military observation post in Syria

Reuters - 2019-08-20 21:54
Turkey will not move the military observation post in northwest Syria that a Turkish convoy was trying to reach when it came under attack during an offensive by the Syrian army, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. ...

Islamic State fighter stripped of UK citizenship hopes Canada will take him

E-Kurd - 2019-08-20 17:24
LONDON,— A Muslim convert who was stripped of his British citizenship after traveling to Syria to fight with Islamic State said on Monday he hoped Canada, where he is a citizen, would take him from the Kurdish prison in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) he is be ...

Mobile cinema brings movie magic to Kurdish children in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-20 14:08
SANJAQ SAADUN, Syrian Kurdistan,— In a schoolyard of rural Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria, boys and girls break out into giggles watching Charlie Chaplin’s pranks, a rare treat thanks to a mobile cinema roving through the countryside. In ...

Khan Sheikhoun falls, Turkish observation point surrounded

ANF - 2019-08-20 14:02
The Syrian regime and Russian forces haven’t taken full control of the area yet, reports say. Occasional clashes continue but the gang groups are withdrawing from the northeast of the town to the Maaraat Numan district. ...

Syrian civil war: 'Three killed' in attack on Turkish convoy

BBC - 2019-08-20 00:47
Russian and Syrian air strikes reportedly tried to stop the convoy bound for rebel-held Idlib. ...

The Syrian stumbling block - Opinion - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-08-19 19:52

Tensions spike as Turkish convoy enters northwest Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-08-19 17:39
Syrian and Russian air strikes, reportedly aiming at halting the convoy's advance, killed 3 civilians ...

Syrian Kurds hand over four Islamic State children to Germany: official

E-Kurd - 2019-08-19 17:30
SIMALKA CROSSING, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday handed over four children linked with the Islamic State group to Germany in their first such repatriation to the European country, an offi ...

Car bomb kills Kurdish police officer in Qamishlo, Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-18 16:36
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A car bomb killed a police officer and wounded two other people Sunday in the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in in northeast Syria, police said, the second such attack in just over a month. Kurdish ...

“The regions freed by martyrs won’t be brought up for discussion"

ANF - 2019-08-18 14:10
Various media organs have claimed that some regions in the south of Tabqa, including the Mansura town, would be handed over to the Syrian region. ...

Syrian tribes call on the regime to enter into dialogue with MSD

ANF - 2019-08-18 12:16
The Tribes and Clans in Cizire Region called on the Syrian regime to enter into dialogue with MSD and reiterated their commitment to stand with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). ...

Fear of deportation hangs over Syrian refugees in Istanbul - The National

Thenational - 2019-08-18 03:15

ISIL is building a new caliphate from inside a Syrian refugee camp, and the West has no plan to combat it | Canada.com

Canada - 2019-08-17 01:50

Turkey says Syria safe zone center to start work next week: Anadolu

E-Kurd - 2019-08-16 23:14
ISTANBUL,—A joint Turkish-U.S. operation centre to establish and manage a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria will be fully operational next week, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday. Turkey and the United States agr ...

ISIL is building a new caliphate from inside a Syrian refugee camp, and the West has no plan to combat it | National Post

Nationalpost - 2019-08-16 20:59

More than 200 children have died in Idlib since April yet we are forgetting about the Syrian conflict | The Independent

Independent - 2019-08-16 15:20

Syrian air defense say they confronted targets over Masyaf

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-16 06:06
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Syria’s state media SANA reported on Thursday evening that Syrian air defense confronted targets that had infiltrated Syrian air space from the direction of Lebanon, […] ...

The Second Syrian Refugee Crisis | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Algemeiner - 2019-08-16 00:59

Canadian aid worker recounts time on forefront of Syrian crisis - The Globe and Mail

Theglobeandmail - 2019-08-16 00:59

Pentagon says Syria safe zone agreement with Turkey will come in ‘stages’

E-Kurd - 2019-08-15 18:21
WASHINGTON,— An agreement between the United States and Turkey to establish a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria will be implemented gradually, with some operations beginning soon, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday. “We are curren ...
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