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Kurds in US struggle with distance amid Syria crisis abroad

Seattle Times - 2019-11-22 18:29
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When President Donald Trump abruptly announced plans to withdraw American troops from northern Syria last month, Nashville’s city hall and a bridge below the downtown skyline lit up in the green, yellow and red of the Kurdish flag ...

Valdai: Understanding Political Settlement Between Damascus and the Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-22 17:57
After Donald Trump’s controversial but predictable decision to withdraw American troops from northeast Syria in October, followed by Turkey’s ongoing military intervention, negotiation between Damascus and the Kurds has become inevitable, with significant ...

Turkey assures Russia it won’t resume military operation in northern Syria, says Lavrov

TASS - 2019-11-20 19:39
Russia’s top diplomat commented on a statement by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that the United States and Russia allegedly had not done everything to withdraw Kurdish forces from the Turkish-Syrian border ...

Turkish remarks on operation in Syria are brazen blackmail, says expert

TASS - 2019-11-19 19:43
Earlier, Ankara announced that it was ready to resume its Peace Spring military operation in Syria if the Kurdish People's Protection Units do not withdraw its fighters away from the Turkish-Syrian border ...

Turkish Forces to Withdraw from Tal Tamir: SDF

BAS News - 2019-11-18 16:14
ERBIL - The Turkish forces are expected to withdraw from the Syrian city of Tal Tamir within a short period of time, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday. Speaking to al-Watan newspaper on condition of anonymity, a SDF commander ...

Turkey agrees to pause fighting, but not to withdraw forces from Northern Syria | World News, The Indian Express

Indianexpress - 2019-11-16 17:36

Syria offensive ends if Kurdish fighters withdraw, says Erdogan |

Reuters - 2019-11-16 16:48

Damascus Expects Turkey To Pull Back After Kurds Withdraw Forces From Border - Assad - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-11-15 20:24

Five things you need to know: Turkey agrees ceasefire deal with US to make Kurds withdraw

Newstatesman - 2019-11-14 18:37

Turkey, Russia Complete Sixth Joint Patrol in Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-14 18:28
ERBIL - As part of an agreement between the sides to force the Kurdish fighters withdraw from the region, the Turkish and Russian forces concluded the sixth round of joint patrols in north of Syria on Thursday. "Turkish and Russian units accompanied by U ...

Kurds, US veterans denounce Trump decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria - The Boston Globe

Bostonglobe - 2019-11-14 16:23

Pentagon to withdraw 1,000 troops from Syria, citing risk of wider war

Jsonline - 2019-11-14 08:40

Nearly 600 US Forces to Stay in Syria: Pentagon

BAS News - 2019-11-11 23:26
ERBIL - Washington has decided to keep around 600 US forces in Syria despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his country's troops from the Middle Eastern country, the Pentagon said on Sunday. "There will be less than 1,000 for sure," said G ...

Trump’s Reckless Rush to Withdraw - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-11-11 18:50

Life and death in Syria as US troops withdraw: 'We don't trust America anymore' - ABC News

GO - 2019-11-09 23:49

Senior U.S. Envoy in Syria Highly Critical of Trump’s Decision to Withdraw American Troops

Time - 2019-11-08 12:14
The top American diplomat in northern Syria took the Trump administration to task for not doing more to protect the Kurds ...

The New York Review of Books: The Betrayal of the Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-08 02:08
The full consequences of President Trump’s decision on October 6 to withdraw American troops and give Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a green light to invade northeast Syria are not yet clear. Erdoğan claimed that he wanted to create a twenty-mile ...

The puzzle of European posture

AEI - 2019-11-07 00:02
One of the persistent puzzles emanating from the White House has been Trump’s failure to withdraw troops from Europe — while doing so elsewhere — and to continue the Obama Administration’s plans to rotate beefed-up heavy armored forces to the Eastern Fro ...

As U.S. troops withdraw, others move into Syria to help guard oil fields

NBC News - 2019-11-06 15:31
U.S. special operations forces who were targeting ISIS are leaving Syria. They're being replaced by infantry who are helping Syrian Kurds hold territory. ...

The Realists Are Wrong About Trump's Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Syria

Foreignpolicy - 2019-11-05 01:06

Paramilitaries threats against UUP ahead of Westminster elections

ANF - 2019-11-04 09:49
Loyalist paramilitaries issued threats against the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) trying to force it to withdraw from the Westminster election in north Belfast against Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). ...

WATCH: US Forces Withdraw from Kobani Again

BAS News - 2019-11-03 13:06
ERBIL - The US forces have once again withdrawn from their base in the Kurdish town of Kobani, northeast of Syria, only two days after they returned to the military unit. BasNews has learned from a local source that the US troops left Sibta base in south ...

Joint Turkish and Russian patrols begin in Syrian region

Seattle Times - 2019-11-01 11:39
SEVIMLI, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara’s incursion. The ...

Syrian and Turkish forces involved in deadly border clash as Kurds withdraw | SBS News

SBS - 2019-10-31 23:12

Joint Turkish-Russian patrols set for Syria as Kurdish fighters withdraw

France24 - 2019-10-31 21:32

Israel seeks to withdraw citizenship from Azmi Bishara – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-31 11:10

AJC Condemns Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Syria

Jewishjournal - 2019-10-30 22:04

Syrian troops withdraw from Til Temir, Zirgan and Dirbesiye

ANF - 2019-10-30 18:25
Syrian forces have withdrawn from their positions in Til Temir, Zirgan and Dirbesiye areas in northern Syria. ...

President Erdogan: Turkey will relaunch Syria operation if Kurds don't withdraw Kurdish forces have not left Syria's border with Turkey as promised, the president said October 30, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-30 18:11

As U.S. Troops Prepare To Withdraw From Syria, Kurds Seek New Ally | New Hampshire Public Radio

NHPR - 2019-10-30 17:13

Russian, Turkish military discuss joint plans on Syria in Ankara

TASS - 2019-10-29 22:35
The deadline for the Kurdish forces to withdraw expires on October 29, 18:00 local time ...

Sadr Calls for Alliance to Oust PM Abdul Mahdi Through Parliament Vote

BAS News - 2019-10-29 21:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on the head of Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri to form an alliance at the parliament and withdraw confidence from Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi. Sadr previously called on Abdul Mahdi to resign and an ...

Kurdish Fighters Withdraw From Syrian Border Area as Cease-Fire Ends, Russia Says - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-10-29 19:59

Kurd fighters complete pullout from Turkey-Syria border: Russia

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-29 18:49
Moscow says YPG forces withdraw from so-called 'safe zone' but Ankara says they'll verify the pullout by Kurdish forces. ...

Women from Afrin protest in front of Russian base in Shehba

ANF - 2019-10-29 15:34
In Shehba a large protest action of women from Afrin took place in front of a Russian base. The women demanded that Turkey be forced to withdraw from the occupied territories and that the population return safely to Afrin. ...

U.S. serviceman: I Regret We Allow Kurdish Genocide — Interview

E-Kurd - 2019-10-29 09:34
Ali Zeid | Turkish “Peace Spring” military operation, which started on October 9, has made a splash among US policy makers. The president’s decision to withdraw troops from operation area has split the nation’s political elite into two halves. ...

As U.S. Troops Prepare To Withdraw From Syria, Kurds Seek New Ally | WCAI

Capeandislands - 2019-10-28 09:57

House approves resolution opposing Trump's move to withdraw troops from Syria

KXLF - 2019-10-28 09:29

Syrian Kurdish forces say leaving Turkish border area, Damascus welcomes move

Reuters - 2019-10-27 21:59
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday it had agreed to withdraw more than 30 km (19 miles) from the Turkish border, an announcement welcomed by Damascus which said Turkey should now end its "aggression" in northeast Syria. ...

As U.S. Troops Prepare To Withdraw From Syria, Kurds Seek New Ally | WKNO FM

Wknofm - 2019-10-26 01:24

Why US presidents find it so hard to withdraw troops from the Mideast - Middle East - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-10-25 11:24

Kremlin says U.S. betrayed Kurds in Syria, tells Kurds to withdraw or be mauled by Turkey

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-25 06:08
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov complained that it appeared that the United States was encouraging the Kurds to stay close to the Syrian border and fight the Turkish army. ...

Trump and the new reality in Syria

Washington Times - 2019-10-25 03:39
President Trump is taking fire from all sides on his decision to withdraw remaining U.S. forces from Syria, and there are claims that this is somehow an unconscionable abandonment of our Kurdish allies. While these may be appealing sound bites, they fail ...

Cornyn: Not a bad idea to get U.S. troops out of the way if Turkey planned to ‘ethnically cleanse the Kurds’

WarIsBoring - 2019-10-25 01:57
WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. John Cornyn defended the president’s abrupt decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, arguing Wednesday that with Turkey intent on ethnic cleansing of the Kurds — longtime U.S. allies in the fight against the radical Islamic Sta ...

Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey, says cease-fire permanent

Seattle Times - 2019-10-24 23:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will lift sanctions on Turkey after the NATO ally agreed to permanently stop fighting Kurdish forces in Syria and he defended his decision to withdraw American troops. “We’re getting out,” Trump ...

Syrian Kurds from SDF withdraw to 32 km from Turkish border - RIA - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-24 21:52

Syrian Kurds from SDF withdraw to 32 km from Turkish border: RIA - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-24 17:19

MEPs call for sanctions against Turkey over incursion into Syria

ANF - 2019-10-24 17:12
MEPs strongly condemned the unilateral Turkish military intervention in northeast Syria, urging Turkey to withdraw all of its forces from Syrian territory. ...

GOP Senator Says Trump Was Right to Withdraw Syria Troops If Turkey Was Planning to Ethnically Cleanse the Kurds

Newsweek - 2019-10-24 17:06
"I am not completely convinced that it was a bad idea to get them out of harm's way," John Cornyn said of U.S. troops in Syria. ...

Russia Says Turkey Will 'Crush' Kurds If They Do Not Withdraw From Syria Fight, Accuses U.S. Of 'Betraying' Allies

Newsweek - 2019-10-23 16:33
A deal agreed between Russia and Turkey on Tuesday handed Kurdish-led forces a 150-hour ultimatum to withdraw from an 18-mile zone along the Turkish border. ...

Russia urges Kurdish fighters to withdraw from Syria's border

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-23 15:11
Kremlin spokesman warns YPG militia to evacuate northeast Syria quickly or get 'steamrolled' by the Turkish military. ...

If Kurds fail to withdraw, they will be crushed by Turkish military machine, Kremlin warns

TASS - 2019-10-23 12:40
The US opted to abandon the Kurds on the border, almost forcing them to fight against the Turks, the Kremlin spokesman said ...

Kremlin says U.S. betrayed Kurds in Syria, tells Kurds to withdraw or be mauled | Montreal Gazette

Montrealgazette - 2019-10-23 12:30

Kremlin: If Kurds Don't Withdraw, Turkey will Target Them - english

Bianet - 2019-10-23 11:46

Kremlin says U.S. betrayed Kurds in Syria, tells Kurds to withdraw or be mauled

Reuters - 2019-10-23 10:21
The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the United States had betrayed and abandoned the Syrian Kurds and advised the Kurds to withdraw from the Syrian border as per a deal between Moscow and Ankara or be mauled by the Turkish army. ...

Local veterans who fought alongside Kurds condemn Trump's decision to withdraw troops | KATU

KATU - 2019-10-23 10:12

Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

Todayonline - 2019-10-23 09:35


Yahoo - 2019-10-23 09:10

Kremlin says U.S. betrayed Kurds in Syria, tells Kurds to withdraw or be mauled - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-23 09:06

Trump calls developments around Syria 'good news'

TASS - 2019-10-23 08:04
On October 22, Moscow and Ankara reached an agreement on granting Kurdish forces 150 hours to withdraw from the 30-kilometer zone on the border with Turkey ...

Cease-fire expires in northern Syria, as Turkey and Russia strike deal

NBC News - 2019-10-23 01:11
The 120-hour ceasefire agreement, negotiated between the U.S. and Turkey, was intended to give the Kurds time to withdraw from the area where they had been living under self-rule, after helping U.S. forces fight ISIS in the region. ...

Turkey and Russia agree to joint Syria patrols as Kurds withdraw Five-day truce ended on Tuesday evening, with deal for Kurds to withdraw from border area within 150 hours October 22, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-22 23:40

Turkey and Russia agree joint Syria patrols as Kurds withdraw A five-day truce between Turkish and Kurdish forces ended on Tuesday evening, with a deal for Kurds to withdraw away from border area within 150 hours agreed October 22, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-22 20:31

Turkey, Russia agree on Syrian Kurdish YPG withdrawal, joint patrols: Erdogan

Reuters - 2019-10-22 19:57
Turkey and Russia have agreed that the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria will withdraw to beyond 30 km (19 miles) from the Turkish border and will also leave the towns of Tel Rifaat and Manbij, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. ...

Syrian Kurdish fighters informed U.S. they fulfilled obligations under ceasefire: U.S. official

Reuters - 2019-10-22 19:57
The commander of Kurdish led-SDF fighters has informed the United States that it has carried out all of its obligations under a U.S.-brokered truce to withdraw forces from a border area with Turkey in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official s ...

Russia says Syrian Kurdish YPG to withdraw from Syrian border

Reuters - 2019-10-22 19:57
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow and Ankara had agreed that the Kurdish YPG militia would pull back 30 km (19 miles) from the Syrian border in a deal he heralded as one that would end the bloodshed in the region. ...

Turkey's Erdogan says Syria assault may resume as ceasefire deadline looms A five-day truce ends on Tuesday evening, with more than 1,000 Kurdish forces yet to withdraw from Turkey's proposed safe zone October 22, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-22 16:36

Eye Opener: All eyes on Syria as ceasefire comes to an end

CBS News - 2019-10-22 16:21
Turkey and Russia discuss the future of northern Syria without the U.S., as Kurdish forces face a deadline today to withdraw from the area. Also, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine will answer questions from House Democrats. All that and all that matters in ...

Turkey Syria invasion: Australia not briefed on US decision to withdraw troops

NEWS - 2019-10-22 15:51

Erdogan: Syrian Kurdish YPG continuing to withdraw from Turkish border

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-22 14:02

Turkey Agrees to Suspend Military Ops for 5 Days to Allow Kurdish Forces to Withdraw from Northern Syria - News18

News18 - 2019-10-22 09:23

U.S., Kurdish troops withdraw from Syria

The New Mail - 2019-10-22 08:47
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria will end up in western Iraq to continue their fight against the Islamic State. Esper told reporters… The post U.S., Kurdish troops withdraw from Syria appeared first ...

Turkey, US agree on Syria ceasefire for Kurdish forces to withdraw - CNA

Channelnewsasia - 2019-10-22 06:55

US, Turkey Agree To 5-Day Ceasefire In Syria, To Let Kurds Withdraw

NDTV - 2019-10-22 06:55

As U.S. Troops Prepare To Withdraw From Syria, Kurds Seek New Ally | Connecticut Public Radio

WNPR - 2019-10-22 06:43

Turkey agrees to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

Malaysiakini - 2019-10-22 03:44

Turkey pauses Syrian offensive to let Kurdish forces withdraw

Irishtimes - 2019-10-22 01:59

Turkey agrees to suspend Syria offensive while Kurds withdraw

France24 - 2019-10-22 00:43

Kurds Withdraw Amid Turkish Offensive In Syria | Here & Now

WBUR - 2019-10-21 19:50

Turkey Warns Kurdish Forces to Withdraw, Ahead of Deadline | NBC Connecticut

Nbcconnecticut - 2019-10-21 17:27

As US forces withdraw from Syria, Kurds await Putin-Erdogan meeting Dozens of American trailers and military vehicles loaded with equipment crossed into Iraq on Monday October 21, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-21 17:08

There Was a Smart, Progressive Way to Withdraw From Syria | The Nation

Thenation - 2019-10-21 16:55

US May Leave Some Troops to Protect Oilfields in Syria: Pentagon Chief

BAS News - 2019-10-21 14:20
ERBIL — Some US troops could stay in Syria to protect the oilfields in eastern part of the country despite Washington’s decision to withdraw, said US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday. “We presently have troops in a couple of cities … right near ...

Turkish FM: Operation to resume if Kurdish forces don't withdraw | Turkey News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-10-21 12:09

US Troops Withdraw from Syria to Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-10-21 10:41
ERBIL — As part of Washington’s decision to pull troops out of Syria, US military convoys crossed the border into Kurdistan Region, Reuters reported on Monday. US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday that the 1,000 US troops in Syria were preparin ...

US troops leave Syria as Kurdish fighters and civilians withdraw from Turkey's proposed 'safe zone' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-10-21 06:43

PKK Leader Urges Kurdish Forces Not to Leave Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-20 23:56
ERBIL - A Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader, Cemil Bayik, has urged the Syrian Kurdish forces not to withdraw from northeast of the country, but to keep fighting the Turkish army and Ankara-backed Syrian islamist rebels. In a video, published by the ...

Kurdish forces fully withdraw from Turkish-besieged Syrian town Serêkaniyê

E-Kurd - 2019-10-20 21:57
SERÊKANIYÊ, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces fully withdrew from a Turkish-encircled town in Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain) in Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northern Syria Sunday, in what appeared to be the start of a wider ...

U.S. troops leaving Syria for western Iraq as Kurds look to withdraw amid cease-fire

NBC News - 2019-10-20 20:33
U.S. forces have been pulling out of northern Syria amid growing chaos after Turkey invaded the region earlier this month. ...

Kurdish forces withdraw from key town as part of cease-fire with Turkey

Washington Post - 2019-10-20 19:57
Both sides accused the other of violating the fragile cease fire brokered by the United States. ...

As U.S. Troops Prepare To Withdraw From Syria, Kurds Seek New Ally | KERA News

Keranews - 2019-10-20 18:25

Turkey Agrees With US to Pause Syria Assault While Kurds Withdraw | Jewish & Israel News

Algemeiner - 2019-10-20 17:18

US forces withdraw from key base in northern Syria

France24 - 2019-10-20 13:14

US and Turkey agree on temporary cease fire to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw from northeast Syria - Task & Purpose

Taskandpurpose - 2019-10-20 12:06

Kurdish forces agree to withdraw from Turkey-Syria border

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-20 11:11
SDF official says forces will pull back 30km from the border in accordance with deal once Turkey lifts siege. ...

Turkey says Kurdish militia kills soldier in northeast Syria despite ceasefire

Reuters - 2019-10-20 10:58
One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense ministry said, despite a deal to pause military operations as militants withdraw from the area. ...

US Troops to Withdraw from Syria to Iraq: Pentagon Chief

BAS News - 2019-10-20 10:18
ERBIL — US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that his country’s military personnel withdrawing from Syria will be deployed in western Iraq. “The US withdrawal continues apace from northeastern Syria... we're talking weeks not days," Esper tol ...

Erdogan vows to 'crush the heads' of Kurds if they don't withdraw; both sides trade blame for violating cease-fire

FOX News - 2019-10-20 09:50
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday promised to "crush the heads" of the Kurds in Syria, according to a report. This, as both Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claim the other is violating terms of a 120-hour cease-f ...

Turkey says Kurdish militia kills one soldier in northeast Syria despite ceasefire

Reuters - 2019-10-20 08:53
One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense ministry said, despite a deal to pause military operations as militants withdraw from the area. ...

UPDATE 7-Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-20 08:12

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