Syrian Kurds send military reinforcements to Aleppo to impede Turkish advance

Syrian Kurds send military reinforcements to Aleppo to impede Turkish advance

ARA News The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and allied factions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have brought military …

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Kurdish president Barzani says it’s time for independence of Kurdistan region

Kurdish president Barzani says it’s time for independence of Kurdistan region

ARA News Iraqi Kurdistan's President Masoud Barzani said that it’s time for Kurdish independence and that Iraq was not able to …

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As thousands trapped in Raqqa, UN rights chief says civilians must not be sacrificed for military victories

As thousands trapped in Raqqa, UN rights chief says civilians must not be sacrificed for military victories

Geneva (UN) – Voicing grave concern over the fate of as many as 100,000 civilians “effectively trapped” in Syria's Raqqa …

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UN envoy maps out ‘ideal trajectory’ to next round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva

UN envoy maps out ‘ideal trajectory’ to next round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva

Geneva (UN) – The United Nations mediator for the conflict in Syria today mapped out what needs to happen in the next two weeks before …

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Kurdish Peshmerga forces foil ISIS attack on Kirkuk

Kurdish Peshmerga forces foil ISIS attack on Kirkuk

ARA News Iraqi Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces on Tuesday repelled an offensive by Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadists in Kirkuk …

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Syrian Kurds worry Russia, Assad made deal with Turkey against Rojava

Syrian Kurds worry Russia, Assad made deal with Turkey against Rojava

ARA News Syrian Kurdish officials have expressed worries that the Turkish army will attack either Afrin or Til Rifaat in northern Syria with silent support from the Syrian government and Russia. …

Former American envoy to Syria says US won’t defend Kurds against Assad, analysts disagree

Former American envoy to Syria says US won’t defend Kurds against Assad, analysts disagree

ARA News Robert Ford, who served as envoy to Syria under former President Barack Obama from 2011 through 2014, said that the US "will betray the Kurds". "[The U.S.] will not defend the Kurds …

Russia upset with US-backed SDF operation in Raqqa, launches propaganda campaign

Russia upset with US-backed SDF operation in Raqqa, launches propaganda campaign

ARA News The US-led coalition, including the Kurdish armed units, lets militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) leave Raqqa instead of killing them, the commander of Russia’s force …

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