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Cavusoglu meanwhile criticized the United States for supporting Syria's main Kurdish militia, which played a key role in rolling back the Islamic State group and now controls much of northern and eastern Syria. Turkey views the Kurdish fighters as an extension of the Kurdish insurgency raging in ...
It includes the evacuation of rebels and their families who refuse to reconcile with the government to rebel-held areas in northern Syria, while the militants who want to remain in the three towns will have to reconcile with the government and hand over their weapons. The evacuees will only be allowed ...

Turkish-backed rebels who control Al-Ghandorah have officially blamed Kurdish forces for the attack. ... the correlation between the fall of Afrin in late March to Ankara-backed fighters and the sudden rise of vehicle bomb attacks against nearby towns and cities (in northern Aleppo) held by these militants. Aleppo
Analysis: A group of women linked to IS were detained by Kurdish forces in February, but Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur are working to extradite them, reports Zam Yusa.
A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish ... has caught several foreign members of ISIS in Syria in recent months, particularly since the SDF captured the northern city of Raqa from the militants. 9/11 attacks

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: Kurdish militants attacked Turkish security forces in southeast Turkey early on Monday, killing three soldiers and wounding one, security sources said. They said the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants staged the attack in the Kuyutepe military base area of Sirnak province. soldiers Kurdish militant
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:55 P.M.) - Amid what appears to be a rising wave of insurgency against US-backed forces within territory under their control in northern Syria, a new rebel group has come into the spotlight after very recently killing two US-backed fighters. According to opposition sources, this ... Kurdish
In recent weeks, Iraqi security forces have blamed suspected IS insurgents for several deadly attacks carried out in the disputed areas. Last week, IS propaganda Amaq News Agency said its militants in Kirkuk have killed and injured 103 Iraqi forces and destroyed several armored vehicles since Feb. 19. Kurdish
The announcement came two days after sources said Kurdish PKK militants would withdraw from Sinjar. The PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party, has waged an insurgency against the Turkish state for decades. "We said we would go into Sinjar. Now operations have begun there. The fight is internal and ... Kurdish
The long and gruesome war that the Kurds have waged against the Islamic State (IS) group has not only left thousands dead but also produced many prisoners. For the first time, a TV crew has been allowed inside the Kurdish courts, where judges following Kurdish laws try the jihadists behind some of the ... Kurdish
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Turkish strikes in northern Iraq have killed 91 Kurdish militants in the last week, the armed forces staff declared on Saturday as Turkey continues to target fighters it designates as terrorists. The Turkish armed forces staff said in a tweet that “In the anti-terrorism operation, between ... Kurdish
BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish rebels announce withdrawal from Iraq's Sinjar following threats of attack from Turkey. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save ... Kurdish
Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish militia as extension of outlawed Kurdish rebels fighting inside Turkey. Addressing ruling ... government. The fighting in Qadam, which is south of Damascus, came as Syrian forces are focused on recapturing the rebel-held eastern Ghouta suburbs of the country's capital. Kurdish
The Czech Republic on Monday said it would not extradite to Turkey a prominent Syrian Kurdish leader who was briefly detained in Prague last month, ... Muslim is wanted by Ankara over a February 2016 attack in Ankara that killed 29 people and the Turkish authorities blamed on Kurdish militants. He has ... Kurdish

In a statement released on Monday, the political affiliate of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared that “our people will not allow [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan to implement his plan to dominate over northern Syria,” according to media reports. “We assert that the Syrian people will not ... Kurdish
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Kurdish militants have vowed to wage a guerilla war against the Turkish military and their Syrian rebel proxies after the latter swept into the northern Syrian ... The rapid fall of Afrin – less than 48 hours after it was surrounded by the advancing Turks and Syrian rebels – belied expectations of a long, gruelling ... Kurdish
The seizure of Afrin, a mainly Kurdish city near the Turkish border, came as other Syrian rebel groups appeared close to collapse in the besieged enclave of ... Turkey, one of the main backers of Syrian rebels, has shifted its focus to preventing the Y.P.G., which it considers a terrorist organization, from ... Kurdish
The targeting of a veteran KDPI peshmerga forces commander on the outskirts of the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan marks a dangerous escalation in the decadeslong enmity between Iranian Kurdish militants and the Islamic Republic. Iran sees the KDPI and other armed Kurdish groups as existential threats and ... Kurdish
Turkey has requested that German authorities detain and extradite the Syrian Kurdish politician wanted in the country, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Monday March 5, ... Turkey considers the PYD a terrorist group because of its links to outlawed Kurdish insurgents fighting within its own borders. Kurdish
Rami Abdurrahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says there has been no letup to the government's assault on the rebel-held ... Syrian Kurdish media say at least 13 civilians were killed in Turkish shelling on the town of Jindaris, as Turkish forces try to press their advances on the ... Kurdish
Since launching the campaign the Turkish army and allied Syrian rebels have since gained control over the outer edge of Afrin along its border with Turkey. Ankara sees the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a decades-long insurgency on Turkish soil. Kurdish
Former Kurdish-majority Democratic Union Party (PYD) leader Salih Muslim has told Euronews that Shia militants in the Syrian region of Afrin were sent with the help of Russia. “We have no agreement or direct communication with the regime,” Muslim said. “Coming to the call to the regime for help, that was ... Kurdish
Turkish troops have cleared “terrorists” from a strategic village in the Kurdish-held enclave in north-western Syria, Turkey's prime minister has said. ... the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, from Afrin, considering the group a terrorist organisation, an extension of a Kurdish insurgency within its ... Kurdish
It considers the group a terrorist organization, an extension of a Kurdish insurgency within its own borders. Turkey said ... Near the Syrian capital Damascus, the government continued its offensive against eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held region, despite a Russian-ordered five-hour humanitarian pause. A U.N. ... Kurdish
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Video footage has emerged showing the gruesome aftermath of a Kurdish anti-tank missile strike on a vehicle with three Turkish-backed rebels inside it. Based on reports linked to the video and the visual evidence shown in the footage itself, it appears the Kurdish missile ... Kurdish
Egeland's comments came after the Russian military accused Syria's rebels of shelling a humanitarian corridor that Moscow set up with the Syrian ... The Kumait news agency, close to the Army of Islam rebel group headquartered in Douma, reported that the man and his wife had been living in Syria for ... Kurdish
WASHINGTON — The United States-led campaign to hunt down the last pockets of Islamic State militants in Syria has lost its most effective battleground ... The Kurdish-led S.D.F. was the driving force last fall in routing the Islamic State from its self-proclaimed headquarters in Raqqa and chasing insurgents ... Kurdish
An autonomous Kurdish entity on its borders would pose the gravest of security threats, Turkey said. Assad agreed to send forces to the YPG's aid in Afrin, Syrian state news agency SANA said on Feb. 19, after the Kurds had appealed for help to protect the border. Syria has repeatedly blasted the Turkish ... Kurdish
“Man, she's pretty,” one of the Syrian fighters can be heard saying in the shocking video posted last week on social media. The “pretty woman” is Barin Kobani. That's not her real name, it's the nom de guerre of the female Kurdish fighter in the People's Protection Units, which are trying to stop the Turkish ... Kurdish
German newspaper Die Welt reported earlier this month that some 800 foreign women who joined the IS militant group with their children had been detained by US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria. The German daily interviewed Human Rights Watch's terrorism and counterterrorism programme ... Kurdish
The clash occurred in an area of eastern Syria where government troops and their allies have competed with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic ... forces of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, or of his allies, which include Russia and Iran-backed militias like the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah. Kurdish
The U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia, known as the People's Protection Units or YPG, made up the backbone of the fight against IS in Syria. But Ankara considers the Syrian Kurdish fighters “terrorists” and allied with Kurdish insurgents within Turkey, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. Kurdish
While fighting IS in Syria, the U.S. has backed the Syrian Kurdish militia, known as the People's Protection Units or YPG — a group that Ankara considers “terrorists” and allied with Kurdish insurgents within Turkey, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The YPG makes up the backbone of a force ... Kurdish
The second new militant group, the Liberation Army, consists of a group of Kurdish "volunteer" fighters displaced by the Iraqi government forces during their offensive on the ... In an interview with VOA in December, the group's members said their objective was to fight against the Iran-backed PMF militants. Kurdish
“Man, she's pretty,” one of the Syrian fighters can be heard saying in the shocking video posted last week on social media. The “pretty woman” is Barin Kobani. That's not her real name, it's the nom de guerre of the female Kurdish fighter in the People's Protection Units, which are trying to stop the Turkish ... Kurdish
The threat from ISIS militants on Tuz Khurmatu has been “removed,” Iraqi security forces declared, announcing progress in their operation against the ... launched the five-fronted operation Wednesday morning against a group dubbed the “White Flags,” believed to be Sunni insurgents operating east of Tuz ... Kurdish
The armed group attempted to infiltrate the Kurdish-held town of Tal Abayad, opposite the Turkish border city of Akcakale. Reports clarify that the rebel infiltration squad was driven back across the border into Turkey by Kurdish paramilitary units after being sprung, losing four of its ranks in the process. Kurdish
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday promised a swift victory against US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria and praised his army's decades-long conflict with Kurdish rebels at home, going so far as to approve the destruction of their graves. “We had told ... Kurdish
Kurds in Syria have reacted furiously to videos showing Turkish-backed rebels abusing the body of a female Kurdish fighter killed in battle. Barin Kobani was part of all-female unit challenging a Turkish-led offensive in north-west Syria. Kurdish officials accused fighters allied with Turkey of "playing with her ... Kurdish
Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighters are seen as they drive toward the Turkish-Syrian border in Kilis, as part of the operation "Olive Branch" against the ... (BEIRUT) — Syria's Kurdish militia is growing frustrated with its patron, the United States, and is pressing it to do more to stop Turkey's assault on a key ... Kurdish
Turkey has mobilized some 10,000 Syrian opposition fighters to fight in its campaign against a Kurdish militant group in Afrin. That campaign ... It then started marching toward Saraqeb, an important military center for rebels and al-Qaida-linked insurgents in control of Idlib. "The bombing has been non-stop," ... Kurdish
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Hundreds of Kurds living in Lebanon have gathered outside the Turkish embassy in Lebanon to protest Turkey's ongoing military operation in northern Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region. Protesters carrying Kurdish flags chanted slogans on Friday denouncing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ... Kurdish
Turkey is prepared to take its fight against Kurdish forces in northern Syria as far east as Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. ... Backed by pro-Turkish Syrian rebels, Turkish forces attacked the Kurdish enclave of Afrin with the declared aim of driving out the Kurdish People's Protection Units ... Kurdish
The U.S. has accused fellow Western military alliance NATO member Turkey of assisting the Islamic State militant group by bombing Kurdish fighters in ... served as a vanguard to the Pentagon's efforts to battle ISIS, but now face a joint assault by Turkish forces and Syrian rebels once backed by the CIA. Kurdish
The United States has expressed concerns over Turkey's military offensive against the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin in northwestern Syria, which began Saturday, but Bossert's comments were the most direct call yet for ... Ankara views the YPG as a major threat because of its links to Kurdish insurgents in Turkey. Kurdish


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