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YPG, Syrian Army Fortifying Fronts in Kobane for Possible Turkish AssaultBAS News - 2019-11-10 14:15
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) together with the Syrian regime army are preparing a defense line in case of a possible Turkish assault on Kobane, sources familiar with the issue told BasNews. Turkey took control of several str ...
Turkish Assault In Northern Syria Prompts Concerns Of A New Humanitarian Crisis | KAWCKAWC - 2019-11-09 22:18
In rare rebuke, evangelical leaders slam Trump over Turkish assault on Syria's Kurds - U.S. News - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-11-09 01:23
Elderly Kurdish civilian dies after assault by Turkish-backed group in Syria’s AfrinKurdistan24 - 2019-11-08 22:56
Amid assault on Kurds, Twitter saw surge of Turkish propaganda photos | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-11-08 21:58
Iraqi Kurds boycott Turkish goods after Syria assault | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-11-08 03:45
US to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in SyriaWEAU - 2019-11-07 06:43
300,000 displaced in Turkish assault on northeast Syria -- monitor | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-11-06 12:08
US to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in SyriaWistv - 2019-11-05 21:38
Turkish assault in Syria weakens Iraq Kurds, strengthens regional powers | News | The Mighty 790 KFGOKFGO - 2019-11-05 17:58
Iraqi Kurds boycott Turkish goods after Syria assault - Saudi GazetteSaudigazette - 2019-11-01 21:12
Iraqi Kurds boycott Turkish goods after Syria assault - Times of IndiaIndiatimes - 2019-11-01 14:55
Iraqi Kurds boycott Turkish goods after Syria assaultFrance24 - 2019-11-01 12:23
Erdogan warns Turkish assault may resume | Newcastle HeraldNewcastleherald - 2019-11-01 03:18
Turkey's Erdogan Signals Imminent Assault on Syrian-Kurdish Held City of Manbij, in Sixth Day of Turkish Offensive | Newsmax.comNewsmax - 2019-10-31 06:18
Syria Kurds Call Up Civilians For Defence Against Turkish AssaultNDTV - 2019-10-29 23:48
Turkish Assault in Syria Weakens Iraq Kurds, Strengthens Regional Powers | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.comAlgemeiner - 2019-10-29 08:20
Turkish assault in Syria weakens Iraq Kurds, strengthens regional powersYahoo - 2019-10-27 09:49
Syrian Kurds: 785 ISIS-affiliated Foreigners Escaped After Turkish-backed Assault - GV WireGvwire - 2019-10-26 00:17
Turkey's Erdogan signals imminent assault on Syrian-Kurdish held city of Manbij, in sixth day of Turkish offensive - The San Diego Union-TribuneSandiegouniontribune - 2019-10-24 18:12
Turkish Assault In Northern Syria Prompts Concerns Of A New Humanitarian Crisis | KLCCKLCC - 2019-10-23 10:49
Bashar al-Assad vows support for Syrian Kurds against Turkey assaultE-Kurd - 2019-10-22 19:58
DAMASCUS,— Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday said the regime would support Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan, the northeast of the war-torn country, against Turkish soldiers and their Syrian Islamist proxies. “We are prepared to support any ...
Kurds say have left Syria ‘safe zone’, fully complied with Turkey truce dealE-Kurd - 2019-10-22 19:58
WASHINGTON,—Syria’s Kurds have withdrawn all their forces from a land strip bordering Turkey in compliance with a US-brokered truce deal to stem a Turkish assault, a top Kurdish official said. “We have fully complied with the conditions of the ceasefire ...
Erdogan warns Turkish assault may resume | The Canberra TimesCanberratimes - 2019-10-22 18:41
Syrians flee border town for fear of Turkish assault - Xinhua | English.news.cnXinhuanet - 2019-10-22 07:41
Stung by criticism he’s stabbing Kurds in the back, Trump tries to change green light to yellow on Turkish assaultWashingtonexaminer - 2019-10-21 14:15
PICTURE: Amazighs in Morocco Condemn Turkish Offensive against Syrian KurdsBAS News - 2019-10-21 13:19
ERBIL — Amazigh activists gathered in Rabat outside the Turkish embassy to condemn Turkish army’s military assault against Kurds in northern Syria. According to pictures shared with BasNews, Kurdish diaspora in Morocco also joined the gathering to voice ...
Kurdish politician urges Israeli diplomatic intervention to stop Turkish assault | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-10-21 09:59
U.S. troops to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in Syria [Video]Yahoo - 2019-10-21 06:51
'This is a massacre': protesters demand action to stop Turkish assault on Kurds | CTV NewsCtvnews - 2019-10-21 06:03
Femmes de djihadistes en Syrie: Nos maris nous attendent en Turquie @akramsalih7L'Important - 2019-10-20 20:24
Female Islamic State suspects living in al-Hol Camp in northeast Syria told Kurdistan 24 on Saturday that they welcomed the Turkish assault on the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and called on Ankara to invade the area and free them. ...
Exclusive: Top Kurdish commander calls Turkish assault ‘ethnic cleansing operation’ - 41NBC News | WMGT-DT41nbc - 2019-10-20 12:17
From Cyprus to Finland: Stop the assault on RojavaANF - 2019-10-20 10:31
Demos against Turkish attempt of invasion of Northern and Eastern Syria were held in Paphos (Cyprus), Helsinki and La Rochelle. ...
Pence Announces Cease-fire in Turkish Assault in SyriaBignewsnetwork - 2019-10-20 08:12
Exclusive: Top Kurdish commander calls Turkish assault ‘ethnic cleansing operation’NBC News - 2019-10-20 06:33
Kurdish commander General Mazlum Kobane speaks out to NBC’s Richard Engel about Turkey’s assault in Syria. “It will be the biggest ethnic cleansing operation in the 21st century and it’s happening in front of the American army’s eyes,” he says. ...
Syrian gov't rules out communication with Kurdish forces amid Turkish assault - Xinhua | English.news.cnXinhuanet - 2019-10-20 01:32
Kurdistan Region prepares for mass influx of Syrian refugees after Turkish assaultKurdistan24 - 2019-10-20 00:23
Trump compares Turkish assault on Kurds to two kids fighting in a parking lot | Salon.comSalon - 2019-10-19 23:52
Fragile cease-fire in Syria as Kurds begin to withdrawNBC News - 2019-10-19 10:34
Small skirmishes broke out between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria hours after the 5-day cease-fire went into effect. The agreement is largely holding, but Turkish President Erdogan warns his country will resume their assault if the Kurds don’t pull ...
US to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in Syria - The Boston GlobeBostonglobe - 2019-10-19 00:32
Turkish air strikes kill 14 civilians in Syrian Kurdistan despite truce: monitorE-Kurd - 2019-10-18 20:49
TEL TAMR, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkish-led bombardment Friday killed 14 civilians in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, as Turkey’s president threatened to broaden his assault and an hours-old US-brokered deal already appeared to c ...
'Absolutely No Respect for Human Life': Trump Compares Turkish Assault on Kurds to Two Kids Fighting in a Parking Lot | Common Dreams NewsCommondreams - 2019-10-18 17:31
'They are Not Angels': Donald Trump Defends Turkish Assault on Kurds in Syria - News18News18 - 2019-10-18 14:36
Correspondent's Call: Shona Bhattacharyya on Turkish Syria assault - Middle East - RFIRFI - 2019-10-18 06:33
Turkish assault in Syria weakens Iraq Kurds, strengthens regional powers - CNAChannelnewsasia - 2019-10-18 03:28
Pence touts cease-fire plan to save Kurds from Turkish assaultNBC News - 2019-10-18 00:07
After meeting President Erdogan in Ankara, the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence proudly announced a freeze of Turkey’s military operation in northern Syria. ...
U.S. lawmakers continuing Turkey sanctions push despite ceasefire in SyriaE-Kurd - 2019-10-17 23:50
WASHINGTON,— U.S. senators who have criticized the Trump administration for failing to halt the Turkish assault against Syrian Kurds, said they would press ahead with plans for legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey despite the ceasefire announce ...
Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdrawReuters - 2019-10-17 21:10
Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by Washington but which Turkish leaders cast as a complete victory. ...
Pence Announces Cease-fire in Turkish Assault in Syria | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-10-17 20:11
Malta's Kurdish community to protest Turkish assault on RojavaTimesofmalta - 2019-10-17 18:06
Turkey-Syria offensive: Turkish president Erdogan branded ‘assassin’ as assault continues | World | News | Express.co.ukExpress - 2019-10-17 16:46
U.N. Security Council concerned about northeast Syria, U.S., China, Europeans urge ceasefireReuters - 2019-10-16 21:19
The United Nations Security Council voiced concern on Wednesday over the risks of a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and the escape of Islamic State fighters, but made no reference to a Turkish assault on U.S.-allied Syrian K ...
U.N. Security Council concerned by situation in northeast Syria, U.S. urges ceasefireReuters - 2019-10-16 19:59
The U.N. Security Council voiced concern on Wednesday over the risks of a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and the escape of Islamic State fighters, but made no reference to a Turkish assault on Syrian Kurdish militia in the ...
Turkish Offensive on NE Syria “Not Our Problem”: TrumpBAS News - 2019-10-16 19:38
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the ongoing Turkish military assault on the north east Syria is not Washington’s problem. “If Turkey goes into Syria it is between Turkey and Syria. It’s not our problem,” he said during a meeting ...
U.N. Security Council concerned by situation in northeast SyriaReuters - 2019-10-16 19:15
The U.N. Security Council said on Wednesday it was concerned by the risks of a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and the escape of Islamic State fighters, but made no reference to a Turkish assault on Syrian Kurdish militia in ...
Turkish assault on Syrian Kurds weakens Iraq’s divided KurdsE-Kurd - 2019-10-16 14:26
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Turkish border offensive against Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan will further weaken Iraq’s divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common – they want no Kurdish state. The a ...
Israel needs to learn lesson from Turkish assault on KurdsAl Monitor - 2019-10-16 01:08
As war map shifts once more, fleeing Syrians face tough choicesReuters - 2019-10-16 00:14
Driven from his hometown in northeast Syria as bombs rained down in a Turkish assault, a Kurdish father worried for his toddler son, who was ill, and accused America of betraying the Kurds in the region. ...
Syria regime steps in to halt Turkish assault on KurdsBangkokpost - 2019-10-15 23:18
Turkish assault in Syria weakens Iraq Kurds, strengthens regional powersReuters - 2019-10-15 20:09
A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraq's divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common - they want no Kurdish state. ...
Turkish assault in Syria weakens Iraq Kurds, strengthens regional powers - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-15 17:16
Scrambling after U.S. pullout, Europeans fear security peril from Turkish assault on KurdsSeattle Times - 2019-10-15 03:19
BRUSSELS – European leaders said Monday that they were facing a direct security threat as a result of Turkey’s assault on Kurdish positions in Syria, as France scrambled to protect its troops inside the country, Belgium warned that it could face terroris ...
Syria regime steps in to halt Turkish assault on Kurds - Taipei TimesTaipeitimes - 2019-10-15 00:33
Kurds Turn to Bashar al-Assad for Protection as U.S. Abandons Former Allies to Turkish Assault | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-10-15 00:24
Amid Turkish push, displaced Arab Syrians eye return to homelandAl Jazeera - 2019-10-14 20:02
Ankara's cross-border assault on Kurdish fighters raises hopes of return home for Arab Syrians displaced in Turkey. ...
Turkey's Erdogan signals imminent assault on Syrian-Kurdish held city of Manbij, in sixth day of Turkish offensive - ABC 36 NewsWTVQ - 2019-10-14 17:13
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 ...
US to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in SyriaFox19 - 2019-10-14 15:33
Syria regime steps in to halt Turkish assault on KurdsYahoo - 2019-10-14 14:14
US denies giving green-light for Turkish assault on Kurds | NewshubNewshub - 2019-10-14 13:44
Syria government steps in to halt Turkish assault on Kurds - CNAChannelnewsasia - 2019-10-14 13:44
Turkey’s Erdogan signals imminent assault on Syrian-Kurdish held city of Manbij, in sixth day of Turkish offensiveWashington Post - 2019-10-14 10:47
Turkey’s Erdogan signals imminent assault on Syrian-Kurdish held city of Manbij, in sixth day of Turkish offensive ...
Turkish Assault In Northern Syria Prompts Concerns Of A New Humanitarian Crisis | KERA NewsKeranews - 2019-10-14 02:04
Turkey and proxies advance deep into Syrian KurdistanE-Kurd - 2019-10-14 01:32
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkish forces and their proxies pushed deep into the Kurdish region in northern Syria on Sunday, moving closer to completing their assault’s initial phase, while Washington announced it was pulling out 1,000 troops from the ...
Heavy fighting as Syria Kurds hold off Turkish assaultBangkokpost - 2019-10-13 23:08
Trump orders US troops out of northern Syria as Turkish assault continues | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-10-13 18:23
Heavy fighting as Syria Kurds hold off Turkish assaultYahoo - 2019-10-13 17:54
Kurds on the Run as Turkish Assault Enters Second Day | TrendingPjmedia - 2019-10-13 16:15
Thousands of Kurds flee Turkish assault as death toll mounts | Mena – Gulf NewsGulfnews - 2019-10-13 15:57
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 ...
Kurds rally in thousands in Europe against Turkish assault on Syria Protests have been held in Paris and Athens with further demonstrations planned in London October 13, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-12 23:14
Betrayal on the border: Kurds fear future as Turkish assault intensifies | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-10-12 21:51
Syrian Kurdish City Hit by Islamic State Car Bomb, Turkish Airstrikes, Ground Assault | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-10-12 13:12
Turkish Assault In Northern Syria Prompts Concerns Of A New Humanitarian Crisis – Nation & World NewsWUFT - 2019-10-12 06:30
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 ...
Turkey intensifies Syria campaign as Islamic State strikes KurdsJerusalem Post - 2019-10-11 21:43
The Kurds, who recaptured swathes of northeastern Syria from Islamic State with the backing of the United States, say the Turkish assault could allow the jihadist group to re-emerge. ...
Pentagon slams Turkey's "impulsive" assault on SyriaCBS News - 2019-10-11 19:57
Washington is "greatly disappointed" by the Turkish incursion, Esper said ...
The Real Message of the Turks’ Invasion of Syria: The Birth of Kurdistan is Long Overdue…E-Kurd - 2019-10-11 18:26
Gerald A. Honigman | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The threatened Turkish assault and invasion of heavily Kurdish northern Syria , which prompted President Trump to withdraw American forces, has begun. Try as one may to paint a nicer picture, this brings back r ...
70,000 people forced to flee amid Turkey's Syria assault, U.N. saysCBS News - 2019-10-11 18:21
Turkish warplanes and artillery blasted targets across the Syrian border on the third day of the offensive ...
Heavy fighting as Syria Kurds hold off Turkish assaultE-Kurd - 2019-10-11 13:31
Qamishlo, Syrian Kurdistan,— Fighting raged in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish areas in northeastern Syria, on Friday as Turkish forces and former Syrian Arab rebels fighting for Ankara tried to seize key Kurdish towns on the third day of a long-threatened ...
US to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in SyriaKsnblocal4 - 2019-10-11 06:15
US to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in SyriaKNOE - 2019-10-11 03:53
Fighting rages as Turkey steps up assault against Kurdish forcesAl Jazeera - 2019-10-11 02:34
Tens of thousands of civilians flee to seek safety as Turkish forces pound Kurdish fighters' positions for a second day. ...
Turkey says over 100 killed in attack on U.S. allies in SyriaNBC News - 2019-10-11 02:31
The death toll is rising as Turkish forces continued their assault in northern Syria, unleashing airstrikes and advancing the invasion on the ground against Syrian Kurds, the U.S. allies who have served as critical partners in the fight against ISIS. ...
KUOW - Turkish Assault In Northern Syria Prompts Concerns Of A New Humanitarian CrisisKUOW - 2019-10-11 02:26
Thousands flee, hundreds reported dead in Turkish attack on U.S.-allied Kurds in SyriaReuters - 2019-10-11 00:50
Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned the Washington establishment against President Donald ...
US to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in SyriaHawaiinewsnow - 2019-10-11 00:36
Kurds slam Trump: 'I want him to know he's responsible' for deaths, ISIS resurgenceWashington Times - 2019-10-11 00:22
President Trump is personally responsible for deaths and injuries sustained by U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria as a Turkish military assault advances, and he bears the blame for a looming resurgence of the Islamic State terror group, a spok ...