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Trump justified move with early-morning tweet claiming US defeated Islamic State in Syria
Turkey says its military forces have crossed into Syria’s Kurdish enclave of Afrin, as Ankara launched on Saturday an air assault to take the area held by the US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). Turkish forces crossed the border into Syria’s Afrin district on Sunday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. At a news conference in …
An Arab-Kurdish alliance with support from US air strikes has retaken the strategic town of Manbij near the Turkish border. The fate of some of the 2,000 civilians who fled the crumbling ‘IS’ stronghold remains in doubt.
The federalisation is not purely Kurdish, but is comprised of Arabs, Assyrians as well as Kurds, says PYD official
The “Islamic State” has claimed responsibility for the attacks, targeting the Kurdish strongold of Qashmili in Syria’s northeast. At least 16 people were killed and around 30 more injured.
Inevitably, the mass exodus of refugees from conflict areas was going to provoke the spilling into Europe of multiple disputes in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Spanish football is the first to feel the weight of the baggage that has turned vast numbers into destitute refugees. Kurdish rebels have accused a Syrian coach …
Children kept hostage for one month
Journalists held on trial for alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)