IsraelNationalNews.com

In today's headlines:‏ תג בכותרות

Erdogan slams US support of Kurds in Syria

Turkish president fumes over photos showing US special forces wearing badges of Kurdish YPG militia; Turkish FM slams 'atheist' Kurds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2016, 9:15 PM

Kurdish forces move to capture ISIS capital Raqqa

Kurdish fighters, Arab allies launch surprise 3-pronged offensive in northern Syria, hoping to liberate the capital of the 'Islamic State.'Ari Soffer, 5/24/2016, 3:39 PM

Kurds raise an army to defend new federal region

Meet the APF force being trained as the nucleus of a new army, defending region Kurds claimed despite opposition from all sides.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2016, 3:16 PM

Kurds: One people across four countries

Kurds declare a federal region in Syria raising an uproar - but who are they? Meet a scattered people with tense relations in host states.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2016, 5:58 PM

Turkey says bomber trained with Syrian Kurds

No group has claimed credit for Ankara blast that killed 35, but Turkey says female suicide bomber was linked to YPG in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2016, 7:29 PM

Could bombing be Turkey's pretext to invade Syria?

As Turkey rushes to blame Syrian Kurds for Ankara bombing, is this precisely the pretext Erdogan was waiting for to send in the troops?Ari Soffer, 2/18/2016, 12:10 PM

Turkey hits Syrian Kurds again despite US warning

Turkish artillery pounds Kurdish military position on Syrian side of border for second day, threatening escalation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2016, 2:21 PM

Kurds seize key military base in northern Syria

Rebels left reeling after losing their only military airport in Aleppo province, while Kurds keep on advancing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2016, 10:09 AM

Kurds turn to 'great power' Russia as Turkey fumes

'Russia not just an actor, it writes the script'; Kurds turn to increasingly assertive Russia - which is happy to oblige in swipe at Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2016, 9:12 PM

Erdogan accuses US of making a 'pool of blood'

Obama-Erdogan alliance plunges into tensions, as Turkish president slams US for not recognizing Kurdish groups as 'terrorists.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2016, 2:42 PM

Dutch man charged for killing ISIS jihadists

Former Dutch soldier fought alongside Kurdish YPG forces, could face murder charges for killing terrorists in battle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2016, 7:39 PM

Amnesty Accuses Syrian Kurds of 'War Crimes'

Amnesty says Kurdish forces displaced Syrians and demolished their homes while operating in the northern part of the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2015, 5:44 AM

Kurds Cut Key ISIS Supply Route in Northern Syria

Kurdish fighters score latest victory in Syria, taking strategic town from jihadists after weeks of intense battles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2015, 1:18 PM

Turkey Shells Kurdish Anti-ISIS Fighters in Syria

On the road to all-out war? Turkey strikes village held by Kurds, who have proven most effective in fighting ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2015, 9:50 AM

US and Assad Covertly Cooperating Via Kurds

Regime forces and Kurdish YPG combine forces for the first time in fight against ISIS in Hasakeh province.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2015, 10:05 AM

Syrian Kurds Say ISIS Used Chemicals Against Them

Kurds, monitoring group say ISIS fighters fired missiles containing toxic gas at Kurdish forces in Syria last month.Ben Ariel, 7/19/2015, 6:34 AM

Turkey Starts Fighting ISIS - to Help Fight Kurds

Experts say Turkey is now taking action to fight ISIS after massive Western pressure, but is doing so to checkmate Kurds over its border.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2015, 7:29 AM

US Envoy Admits Iran Deal May Weaken War on ISIS

Envoy for war on ISIS, Gen. (Ret.) Allen, says some of Washington's allies in the war with ISIS would be unnerved by Tuesday's nuclear deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2015, 7:30 AM

Kurds End ISIS Murder Spree in Kobane

After ISIS massacres over 200 civilians Kurdish forces drive them out of key border town, with final showdown in boys' high school.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2015, 9:32 PM

Kurds Advance on ISIS's 'Capital'

Day after seizing strategic military base, YPG captures key town and continues pushing back ISIS while approaching their 'capital.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2015, 8:44 PM

Who is Blocking Syrian Refugees from Going Home?

Turks and Kurds exchange accusations of blocking border crossing to town freed from ISIS, as refugees want to return for Ramadan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2015, 6:23 PM

Turkey Accuses Kurds of Ethnic Cleansing in Syria

Deputy PM Bulent Arinc turns tables on fight against ISIS, claims it's Kurds who are 'ethnic cleansing' to create autonomous state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2015, 12:24 PM

Watch: Kurds Advance on Strategic ISIS-Held Town

Battles rage for control of Tal Abayd, a lifeblood for ISIS and a gateway for Kurds to unite autonomous regions in northern Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2015, 3:42 PM

Kurds Move in on ISIS Stronghold; Erdogan Worried

Kurdish militia sweep aside Islamic State jihadists, come within 50 meters of strategic town of Tal Abayd; Turkish voices concern.Arutz Sheva, 6/14/2015, 10:45 PM

Kurdish Fighters Celebrate American 'Martyr'

Keith Broomfield, first US citizen to die fighting for Kurds against ISIS, given hero's send-off by his Kurdish brothers-in-arms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/12/2015, 1:33 PM

Kurds 'Storm' ISIS-held Town on Turkish Border

YPG and Arab rebels take control of part of Suluk, as fierce border clashes continue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2015, 5:27 PM

US Citizen Killed Fighting ISIS

Keith Broomfield died fighting alongside Kurdish YPG forces; mother says she's waiting for his body to come home for burial.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2015, 9:55 AM

Kurds Push Back ISIS in Northern Syria

Kurdish YPG militia seizes eight villages back from Islamic State, as coalition airstrikes continue.Arutz Sheva, 5/31/2015, 9:21 PM

Hollywood Actor Joins Kurds Fighting ISIS

British-born actor vows to wipe ISIS 'off the face of the earth'; says he joined Kurds 'because they fight' unlike Shiites 'who surrender.'Ari Soffer, 5/31/2015, 12:23 PM

Civilians Executed on Both Sides in Kurdish City

ISIS assault on Kurdish-controlled Hasakeh comes after Kurds executed 20 civilians, including children, and ISIS killed 30.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/30/2015, 10:59 PM

Prisoner Swap - Syrian Style

Jaish al-Mujahideen commander who accidently entered regime territory goes free in exchange for 10 children and 15 women from Shi'ite towns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2015, 12:49 PM

ISIS Massacres Kurds on their New Year

Brutally timed attack claims lives of 45 Kurds - including 5 children - on New Year holiday of Nowruz celebrating freedom.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/21/2015, 6:57 PM

German Communist Woman Dies Fighting ISIS

First female national of Western state killed fighting for Kurds against ISIS transferred through Turkey back to Germany for burial.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2015, 3:57 PM

British or Greek Fighting ISIS for Kurds Killed

Second Westerner killed in a week fighting ISIS in Syria as part of YPG's foreign legion, which is dwarfed by ISIS's foreign recruits.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2015, 7:28 PM

Syria: Kurds Capture Part of Key ISIS Stronghold

Kurdish fighters seize parts of Tal Hamis after six days of fighting, during which nearly 200 'Islamic State' fighters killed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2015, 3:54 PM

Kurds Advance Towards ISIS De Facto Capital

YPG and rebel forces capture 19 villages in Raqa province where ISIS has its stronghold, aided by US coalition airstrikes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2015, 7:08 PM

Many Foreign Fighters Among ISIS Dead in Kobane

US says 'hugely significant' number of foreigners - including Canadians, Belgians and Australians - killed fighting Kurdish forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2015, 10:22 PM

18 Dead as Kurds Battle Regime in Syrian City

Unprecedented battle between Kurdish and regime forces rages in Hasakeh for second day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/18/2015, 3:53 PM

Six Dead as Kurds Fight Regime in Eastern Syria

Uneasy truce between Kurdish militias and Assad regime breaks down in Hasaka, leading to bloody clashes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/17/2015, 6:49 PM

US Airdrops Weapons to Kurds Despite Turkey

After Erdogan calls Kurdish fighters 'terrorists' and opposes arming them, arms dropped in Kobane to aid fight against ISIS.Ari Yashar, 10/20/2014, 8:31 AM

'Hundreds' of ISIS Terrorists Killed in US Strikes

Kurdish forces in Kobane say they have pushed Islamic State fighters out of most of the city, as US airstrikes intensify.Ari Soffer, 10/16/2014, 10:00 PM

ISIS Loses Ground to Kurds, US Airstrikes

Islamic State pushed out of Kobane by Kurdish fighters as previously 'ineffective' US strikes finally hit the mark.Ari Soffer, 10/9/2014, 8:13 PM

Watch: Fierce Street-Battles Between ISIS, Kurds

Islamic State terrorists have broken through Kurdish defenses into Kobane - but footage shows they are facing fierce resistance.Ari Soffer, 10/7/2014, 7:48 PM

Kurdish Suicide Bomber Attacks ISIS in Syria

First attack of its kind sees Kurds use jihadis' own tactics against them in desperate attempt to save Kobane from Islamic State attack.Ari Soffer, 10/6/2014, 10:17 AM

Three US Citizens Join Kurdish Fight Against ISIS

A different type of foreign national: instead of joining jihadists, US citizens found to be joining fight against them.Tova Dvorin, 10/3/2014, 3:03 PM

Watch: Fresh US Airstrikes on ISIS in Syria

Anti-Islamic State coalition continues to pound Islamist targets - but Kurds still say it's not enough to push back IS advance.Ari Soffer, 9/28/2014, 10:10 AM

US Syria Airstrikes 'Ineffective' Against ISIS

Kurdish forces say US bombing 'empty buildings', failing to slow Islamic State advance on Kobane.Ari Soffer, 9/27/2014, 9:41 PM

Kurds Rush to Mobilize as New ISIS Massacre Looms

Kurds warn of 'genocide operation', calls youth to defend embattled border town as Islamic State tries to cement control of Turkish border.Ari Soffer, 9/21/2014, 2:15 PM

Kurdish Leader Warns of War Against Arab Settlers

Democratic Union Party head threatens to 'expel' Arabs brought to Kurdish region prior to recent declaration of autonomy.Ari Soffer, 11/24/2013, 2:34 PM

Syria: Iranian Kurds Poised to Join Battle

As civil war continues to escalate, Party of Free Life of Kurdistan announces readiness to defend Kurds in Syria.Ari Soffer, 8/5/2013, 7:52 PM

Syria: A Bad Week for Islamism

Shia, Sunni Islamists forced to deal with a growing array of challenges in Syrian civil warAri Soffer, 7/23/2013, 4:33 PM