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Congress must immediately pass a fresh AUMF for NE Syria

Congress must immediately pass a fresh AUMF for NE Syria

Assad warns Kurds: The US won't protect you

Syrian President warns country’s Kurds that the US would not protect them against any Turkish offensive.

Assad warns Kurds: The US won't protect you

Report: Turkey sends troops to northern Syria

'Tanks and other heavy weapons' reportedly seen moving from Turkey into Kurdish area of Syria, following announcement of US pullout.

Report: Turkey sends troops to northern Syria

Erdogan: Turkey to launch operation in Syria in coming days

Turkish president announces Turkey will attack Kurdish militants who are battling ISIS in Syria.

Erdogan: Turkey to launch operation in Syria in coming days

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.

Syrian Kurds and army to repel Turkish offensive

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.

Trump warns Erdogan to limit assault on Kurds

No Kurdish state, vows Erdogan

Turkish President pledges to thwart any possibility of a Kurdish state being established in northern Syria.

No Kurdish state, vows Erdogan

Trump approves weapons supplies to Kurds battling ISIS

Move likely to infuriate Turkey, which sees YPG as terrorists.

Trump approves weapons supplies to Kurds battling ISIS

Erdogan: The United States backs ISIS

Turkish President accuses the West of backing "terror groups" operating in Syria, including ISIS jihadists.

Erdogan: The United States backs ISIS

'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.

'The battle for the liberation of Raqa has begun'

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.

Human Rights group blames Turkey for civilian deaths

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.

Erdogan: Syrian Kurd militia didn't move east of Euphrates

Erdogan vows to defeat terrorism

Turkish President vows the country "will absolutely not allow any terror activity on or near our borders".

Erdogan vows to defeat terrorism

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.

Turkey threatens to 'intervene' if Syrian Kurds don't withdraw

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.

Truce in Hasakeh? Kurds deny a deal was reached

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.

U.S. scrambles jets to protect its advisers 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.

Erdogan condemns US support of Kurdish militias in Syria

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.'

Kurdish-led forces launch operation to take ISIS 'capital' Raqqa

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.

Kurds raise an army to defend new federal region

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.

Kurds: One people across four countries

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.

Turkey says bomber trained with Syrian Kurds

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?

Could Ankara bombing be Turkey's pretext to invade Syria?

Turkey hits Syrian Kurds again despite US warning

Turkish artillery pounds Kurdish military position on Syrian side of border for second day, threatening escalation.

Turkey strikes Kurds in Syria again despite US warning

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.

Kurds seize key military base in northern Syria

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.

Kurds turn to 'great power' Russia as Turkey fumes

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.'

Erdogan accuses US of making a 'pool of blood'

Dutch man charged for killing ISIS jihadists

Former Dutch soldier fought alongside Kurdish YPG forces, could face murder charges for killing terrorists in battle.

Dutch man charged for killing ISIS jihadists

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.

Amnesty Accuses Syrian Kurds of 'War Crimes'

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.

Kurds Cut Key ISIS Supply Route in Northern 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.

Turkey Shells Kurdish Anti-ISIS Fighters in Syria

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.

US and Assad Covertly Cooperating Via Kurds

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.

Syrian Kurds Say ISIS Used Chemicals Against Them

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.

Turkey Starts Fighting ISIS - In Order to Fight Kurds

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.

US Envoy Admits Iran Deal May 'Unnerve' Forces Fighting ISIS

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.

Kurds End ISIS Murder Spree in Kobane

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.'

Kurds Advance on ISIS's 'Capital'

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.

Who is Blocking Syrian Refugees from Going Home?

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.

Turkey Accuses Kurds of 'Ethnic Cleansing' in Syria

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.

Watch: Kurds Bombard ISIS as they Advance on Strategic Townplayer

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.

Kurds Move in on ISIS Stronghold; Erdogan Worried