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Erdogan: Turkey to launch operation in Syria in coming days

Erdogan: Turkey to launch operation in Syria in coming days

Turkish president announces Turkey will attack Kurdish militants who are battling ISIS in Syria.Gary Willig, 12/12/2018 19:16
Syrian Kurds and army to repel Turkish offensive

Syrian Kurds and army to repel Turkish offensive

Syrian Kurdish forces and Damascus government reached an agreement to work together to repel Turkish attack on Afrin region.Ben Ariel, 19/02/2018 04:07
Trump warns Erdogan to limit assault on Kurds

Trump warns Erdogan to limit assault on Kurds

Trump calls on Turkish counterpart to "de-escalate" his country's attack on the northern Syrian region of Afrin.Ben Ariel, 25/01/2018 04:14
No Kurdish state, vows Erdogan

No Kurdish state, vows Erdogan

Turkish President pledges to thwart any possibility of a Kurdish state being established in northern Syria.Dalit Halevi, 23/08/2017 04:05
Trump approves weapons supplies to Kurds battling ISIS

Trump approves weapons supplies to Kurds battling ISIS

Move likely to infuriate Turkey, which sees YPG as terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/05/2017 04:38
Erdogan: The United States backs ISIS

Erdogan: The United States backs ISIS

Turkish President accuses the West of backing "terror groups" operating in Syria, including ISIS jihadists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/12/2016 03:09
'The battle for the liberation of Raqa has begun'

'The battle for the liberation of Raqa has begun'

Kurdish fighters have announced the opening of Operation "Wrath of Euphrates" to capture Raqa, ISIS' stronghold in Syria.AFP, 06/11/2016 13:50
Rights group blames Turkey for civilian deaths

Rights group blames Turkey for civilian deaths

Human Rights Watch says Turkey was negligent in identifying target in Syria airstrikes, resulting in civilian deaths. Turkey denies charge.AFP , 15/09/2016 14:27
Erdogan: Kurds didn't move east of Euphrates

Erdogan: Kurds didn't move east of Euphrates

Turkish President dismisses claims that the Kurdish People's Protection Units retreated east of the Euphrates River.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2016 05:15
Erdogan vows to defeat terrorism

Erdogan vows to defeat terrorism

Turkish President vows the country "will absolutely not allow any terror activity on or near our borders".Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/08/2016 03:44
Turkey threatens to 'intervene' in Syrian war

Turkey threatens to 'intervene' in Syrian war

Turkey demands that US-backed Kurdish forces withdraw beyond the Euphrates river as mire of Syrian war produces more conflicts.AFP, 25/08/2016 13:26
Truce in Hasakeh? Kurds deny a deal was reached

Truce in Hasakeh? Kurds deny a deal was reached

Syria's military says a truce deal was reached with the Kurds in the city of Hasakeh, while Kurdish source says talks are still ongoing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/08/2016 03:12
U.S. scrambles jets to protect advisers in Syria

U.S. scrambles jets to protect advisers in Syria

Fighters sent to protect U.S. advisers working with Kurdish forces after Syrian regime jets bombed the area.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 19/08/2016 21:20
Erdogan slams US support of Kurds in Syria

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, 28/05/2016 21:15
Kurdish forces move to capture ISIS capital Raqqa

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, 24/05/2016 15:39
Kurds raise an army to defend new federal region

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, 21/04/2016 15:16
Kurds: One people across four countries

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, 17/03/2016 17:58
Turkey says bomber trained with Syrian Kurds

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, 15/03/2016 19:29
Could bombing be Turkey's pretext to invade Syria?

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, 18/02/2016 12:10
Turkey hits Syrian Kurds again despite US warning

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, 14/02/2016 14:21
Kurds seize key military base in northern Syria

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, 11/02/2016 10:09
Kurds turn to 'great power' Russia as Turkey fumes

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, 10/02/2016 21:12
Erdogan accuses US of making a 'pool of blood'

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, 10/02/2016 14:42
Dutch man charged for killing ISIS jihadists

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, 16/01/2016 19:39
Amnesty Accuses Syrian Kurds of 'War Crimes'

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, 13/10/2015 05:44
Kurds Cut Key ISIS Supply Route in Northern Syria

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, 27/07/2015 13:18
Turkey Shells Kurdish Anti-ISIS Fighters in Syria

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, 27/07/2015 09:50
US and Assad Covertly Cooperating Via Kurds

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, 20/07/2015 10:05
Syrian Kurds Say ISIS Used Chemicals Against Them

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, 19/07/2015 06:34
Turkey Starts Fighting ISIS - to Help Fight Kurds

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, 17/07/2015 07:29
US Envoy Admits Iran Deal May Weaken War on ISIS

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, 15/07/2015 07:30
Kurds End ISIS Murder Spree in Kobane

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, 27/06/2015 21:32
Kurds Advance on ISIS's 'Capital'

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, 23/06/2015 20:44
Who is Blocking Syrian Refugees from Going Home?

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, 18/06/2015 18:23
Turkey Accuses Kurds of Ethnic Cleansing in Syria

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, 16/06/2015 12:24
Watch: Kurds Advance on Strategic ISIS-Held Town

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, 15/06/2015 15:42
Kurds Move in on ISIS Stronghold; Erdogan Worried

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, 14/06/2015 22:45
Kurdish Fighters Celebrate American 'Martyr'

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, 12/06/2015 13:33
Kurds 'Storm' ISIS-held Town on Turkish Border

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, 11/06/2015 17:27
US Citizen Killed Fighting ISIS

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, 11/06/2015 09:55
Kurds Push Back ISIS in Northern Syria

Kurds Push Back ISIS in Northern Syria

Kurdish YPG militia seizes eight villages back from Islamic State, as coalition airstrikes continue.Arutz Sheva, 31/05/2015 21:21
Hollywood Actor Joins Kurds Fighting ISIS

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, 31/05/2015 12:23
Civilians Executed on Both Sides in Kurdish City

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, 30/05/2015 22:59
Prisoner Swap - Syrian Style

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, 06/04/2015 12:49
ISIS Massacres Kurds on their New Year

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, 21/03/2015 18:57
German Communist Woman Dies Fighting ISIS

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, 12/03/2015 15:57
British or Greek Fighting ISIS for Kurds Killed

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, 03/03/2015 19:28
Syria: Kurds Capture Part of Key ISIS Stronghold

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, 27/02/2015 15:54
Kurds Advance Towards ISIS De Facto Capital

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, 19/02/2015 19:08
Many Foreign Fighters Among ISIS Dead in Kobane

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, 27/01/2015 22:22
18 Dead as Kurds Battle Regime in Syrian City

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, 18/01/2015 15:53
Six Dead as Kurds Fight Regime in Eastern Syria

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, 17/01/2015 18:49
US Airdrops Weapons to Kurds Despite Turkey

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, 20/10/2014 08:31
'Hundreds' of ISIS Terrorists Killed in US Strikes

'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, 16/10/2014 22:00
ISIS Loses Ground to Kurds, US Airstrikes

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, 09/10/2014 20:13
Watch: Fierce Street-Battles Between ISIS, Kurds

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, 07/10/2014 19:48
Kurdish Suicide Bomber Attacks ISIS in Syria

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, 06/10/2014 10:17