AMMAN: Turkish and Kurdish armed forces traded artillery fire across Syria’s northern border on Thursday amidst heightened tensions following Ankara’s deadly attack on US-backed Kurdish forces earlier in the week.
AMMAN: In the northeastern reaches of Syria’s Kurdish-controlled territory, a months-long row between local political forces is bringing operations at the area’s largest hospital to a near-total standstill.
AMMAN: A representative of the United States military visited the site of a pre-dawn attack on a US-backed Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Tuesday, an eyewitness told Syria Direct, hours after Turkish airstrikes killed more than 20 fighters.
Amer Mohammad Ali made his way to Syria’s northern border hidden in a car full of produce. The vehicle came to a stop just before the Turkish side of the crossing. Amer got out, dashed toward the barbed wire fence and climbed over onto Turkish soil.
AMMAN: Security forces loyal to the dominant Kurdish political party in Syria’s northeastern Al-Hasakah province are closing down nearly all offices and headquarters belonging to their political opponents.
AMMAN: Kurdish authorities in northern Al-Hasakah province say a new amnesty deal will drop penalties for draft dodgers who register for military service, the latest attempt to “build up a force to resist terrorists,” a Self-Administration official tells
Thousands of Iraqis are fleeing Islamic State territory in western Iraq and crossing into northeast Syria into territory controlled by the Kurdish-led Self Administration government.
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