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20 Killed in Afrin By Turkish Airstrikes – Syrian Kurdish Say

20 Killed in Afrin By Turkish Airstrikes – Syrian Kurdish Say

🕔13:20, 16.Mar 2018

Turkish shelling and airstrikes on the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin killed at least 20 civilians on Friday, Kurdish officials said, as the Turkish military urged residents of the town to leave and the Syrian Kurdish militiamen to surrender to besieging Turkish forces.

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Turkey Launches Deadly Strikes on Damascus Loyalists Deployed Around Kurdish Enclave

Turkey Launches Deadly Strikes on Damascus Loyalists Deployed Around Kurdish Enclave

🕔13:03, 14.Mar 2018

Afrin city lies in the heart of a Kurdish-majority enclave in northern Syria which neighbouring Turkey sees as a threat and against which it launched a deadly ground and air offensive on January 20. READ MORE.

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Turkey, Iraq Unite Against Kurdish Militants in Iraq

Turkey, Iraq Unite Against Kurdish Militants in Iraq

🕔12:06, 8.Mar 2018

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast since the 1980s, has camps in the Qandil mountains of northern Iraq, from which it frequently carries out attacks into Turkey. READ MORE.

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150 Syrian Civilians Killed in March 2017 – UN

150 Syrian Civilians Killed in March 2017 – UN

🕔17:48, 6.Mar 2018

Raqqah fell in the hands of US-sponsored Kurdish militants last year after they managed to drive Daesh terrorists out of the city. They have refused to hand back the control of Raqqah to the Syrian government. Read more.

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Pro-Assad Militias Allied Will Enter Afrin Within Hours

Pro-Assad Militias Allied Will Enter Afrin Within Hours

🕔13:49, 19.Feb 2018

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday: “If the regime is entering there to cleanse the PKK and PYD, then there are no problems”. The PKK is the Kurdish group mounting an insurgency in Turkey. The PYD is an influential Syrian Kurdish political party.

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US Coalition Attacks Pro-Damascus Forces in Syria

US Coalition Attacks Pro-Damascus Forces in Syria

🕔09:10, 8.Feb 2018

The US has around 2,000 military personnel in northern Syria supporting the SDF, which is an alliance of militias in northern and eastern Syria and largely dominated by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

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US Pledges to Stop Weapons Supply to Kurdish Militia in Syria

US Pledges to Stop Weapons Supply to Kurdish Militia in Syria Updated

🕔00:00, 28.Jan 2018

Erdogan said this week that Turkish forces would sweep Kurdish fighters from the length of Syrian border and could push all the way east to the frontier with Iraq, a move that would risk a possible confrontation with U.S. forces allied to the Kurds.

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Jim Mattis Urges Turkish to Exercise Restraint in Syria, Wary of Toll on Civilians

Jim Mattis Urges Turkish to Exercise Restraint in Syria, Wary of Toll on Civilians

🕔13:32, 23.Jan 2018

“In the Afrin area, we had actually gotten to the point where humanitarian aid was flowing, refugees were coming back in … The Turkish incursion disrupts that effort,” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

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Turkish Warplanes Bombing US-Backed Kurdish Militia in Afrin to Eliminate PYD, PKK

Turkish Warplanes Bombing US-Backed Kurdish Militia in Afrin to Eliminate PYD, PKK

🕔16:47, 20.Jan 2018

The bombing raids targeted the Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, a senior Turkish official said. A Turkey-backed rebel group in Syria, the Free Syrian Army, was also providing assistance to the Turkish military’s operation in Afrin, the official added.

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Syrian Kurdish PYD to World Powers: Stop Turkish Bombardment of Afrin

Syrian Kurdish PYD to World Powers: Stop Turkish Bombardment of Afrin

🕔10:59, 17.Jan 2018

The party – the YPG’s political affiliate – urged the United Nations to take immediate action to turn Kurdish-led parts of northern and eastern Syria into a safe zone. “The Turkish regime…has become a threat to any solution to the Syrian crisis,” it added.

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