The Jerusalem Post – Who is undermining US-backed forces in Deir Ezzor and Euphrates area?

Original article by Seth J. Frantzman , Jerusalem Post, 09 August 2020 In the first two weeks of August a series of incidents in the desert regions and areas adjoining the Euphrates River in eastern Syria have seen an uptick in assassinations…

[Did Mike Pompeo Mislead Congress About Syria’s Oil?]

Original artical written by Matthew Petti, National Interest. 03/08/2020 The Kurds are claiming they never signed a contract with an American company. last week that a deal for an American company to develop Syria’s oil fields is in…

Al-Monitor – Russia, China veto UN vote to extend aid to Syria’s opposition-held northwest.

Russia previously made clear its intent to veto the proposal, despite last-minute hopes the Kremlin might abstain. July 7, 2020Original Post by Al-Monitor staff Russia and China have blocked a proposal at the United Nations…

The National Interest – Can the U.S. Stop Syria’s Kurds From Selling Oil to Assad?

July 7, 2020Original artical By Matthew Petti, The National Interest. U.S. sanctions are forcing the U.S.-backed forces to deal with a U.S. enemy. The United States should provide the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds a waiver to sell their…

PRI – “People in northeast Syria are in desperate need of help. Aid groups can’t get to them”

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 July 01, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT Original artical By Shirin Jaafari, The World. People in northeast Syria are in desperate need of help. Aid groups can’t get to them. This week, heads of 20 aid agencies published an open letter urging…

The New York Times – In the Autonomous Zones

Original article by Ezra Marcus, The New York Times, 01 July 2020 At first they called it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. In early June, protesters aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement took over six city blocks of a gentrified…

The Guardian – Trial collapses of three Britons accused of aiding man to go to fight in Syria

Original Article by Dan Sabbagh, The Guardian, 03 July 2020 A controversial terror trial of three Britons accused of helping a fourth to travel to Syria to fight with the Kurdish YPG has collapsed at the Old Bailey after the Crown Prosecution…

Kurdistan24 – Russia expected to again block crucial aid to 4 million civilians in northeast Syria

Original Article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg, Kurdistan24, 03 July 2020 ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Local officials in northeast Syria have urged the United Nations Security Council to reauthorize medical aid deliveries through an Iraqi border…

Rudaw – UK drops YPG-related terror charges against three men

Original article by Hannah Lynch, Rudaw, 04 July 2020 ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – British prosecutors on Friday dropped the case against three men accused of terror-related offences stemming from connections with Syrian Kurdish forces.…

Kurdistan 24 – YPG apologizes for 2013 protester killing incident in northeast Syria

Original Article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg, Kurdistan 24, 28 June 2020 ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – In ongoing efforts to further improve relations among Syrian Kurdish parties that have often seen one another as rivals, the People’s…

al-Monitor – Syrian Kurds say Turkish charity dwarfed by stolen produce

Original Article by Amberin Zaman, al-Monitor, 22 June 2020 Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported that on Monday, two Turkish charities had sent six trucks carrying humanitarian aid to the rebel-held province of Idlib…

New Internationalist – Betrayed again

Original Article by Vanessa Baird, New Internationalist, 22 June 2020 Almost exactly 100 years ago – 20 August 1920 to be precise – the victors of the First World War promised the Kurds a homeland. Within three years that pledge…

Erst die Soldaten, dann das Geld

Die Führung in Ankara baut systematisch ihre Kontrolle über Nordsyrien aus – die Kurden warnen vor türkischen „Annexionsplänen“ Original Article, by Thomas Seibert, on July 20 2020 Es ist ein klares Signal. Seit Monaten…

the Canary -The Yezidis survived ISIS genocide. Now Turkey is bombing their homeland.

Original article by Finn Reynolds, the Canary, 17 June 2020 The Yezidi (Yazidi) people have faced over 70 genocides and mass killings throughout their history. Most recently, they were left undefended when Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) swept…

La Turquie traque les rebelles du PKK jusqu’en Irak

L’armée turque a lancé dans la nuit du dimanche 14 au lundi 15 juin 2020 des frappes aériennes sur des bases des rebelles kurdes dans le nord de l’Irak. « Nos avions écrasent les cavernes des terroristes », a déclaré le ministère…