AMMAN: Residents of a Kurdish town in northwestern Aleppo province near the Turkish border protested for the third straight day on Wednesday, demanding that Ankara halt what they called a months-long military “occupation” of Syrian territory.
In northern Syria’s Kurdish-majority territories, the question of who counts and who is counted has been fraught for decades. In 1962 a census conducted by Hafez al-Assad’s government stripped thousands of local Kurdish residents of their citizenship. Kno
AMMAN: Security forces loyal to the dominant Kurdish political party in Syria’s northern Al-Hasakah province arrested dozens of political opponents on Tuesday and Wednesday after demonstrations in seven Kurdish cities.
AMMAN: The Islamic State is likely behind a double car bomb attack on the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli that killed dozens of people early Wednesday, as local residents say they fear the bombings portend a deadly new paradigm “in response to Kurdish m
On May 17, the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces elected Jawad Abu Hatab as the third president of the opposition’s interim government. He is the first president to move the organization’s headquarters into Syria since the coa
Three days of bloody fighting between Syrian regime forces and the Kurdish-led Self-Administration’s Asayish forces in Qamishli city came to an end last Friday when the two sides agreed to a truce after the latter captured several positions.
Dozens of people are currently holding a sit-in on the Syrian side of the only border crossing between Kurdish-controlled Hasakah province and Iraqi Kurdistan. The demonstrators want the Kurdish authorities in Iraq to reopen the border, Kurdish news site
AMMAN: A battle between forces Syrian regime forces and the Kurdish-led Self Administration’s Asayish in Qamishli city intensified on Thursday, with one activist telling Syria Direct the same day that “life has ground to a halt.”
Within the largely Sunni Arab Free Syrian Army exists a single Kurdish brigade. Taking its name from the renowned twelfth-century Kurdish founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, Liwa Ahfad Salaheddin’s 600 fighters are among the Syrian rebels currently battling t
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