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  • Kurds negotiation with Damascus means US withdrawal, British diplomat saysKurds negotiation with Damascus means US withdrawal, British diplomat says

    Former Britain Ambassador to Syria believes the U.S. role in Syria is dwindling as Syrian Kurds are in negotiation with the central government in Damascus.

    03:02 PM
  • US will still stay in Syria: spokesmanUS will still stay in Syria: spokesman

    The U.S. forein ministry stated there are many activities to be done in Syria and Washington will, therefore, remain in the war-torn country.

    11:55 AM
  • US delegation visits Raqqa in northern Syria

    The US delegation has been holding meetings in the northern city of Raqqa for the last two days and has visited the service institutions in the city today.

    11:31 PM
  • Syrian Kurdish force denies it recruits displaced childrenSyrian Kurdish force denies it recruits displaced children

    A Syrian Kurdish-Arab coalition on Sunday denied a Human Rights Watch report that it recruited children from displacement camps in violation of international law, AFP said.

    01:25 PM
  • HRW calls on YPG not to recruit childrenHRW calls on YPG not to recruit children

    Human Rights Watch called on Friday, August 3, for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) cease its practice of recruiting children, including young girls and minors from displaced families, for use as soldiers.

    10:23 PM
  • Moscow denies any major assault planned on Syria’s IdlibMoscow denies any major assault planned on Syria’s Idlib

    Russia on Tuesday refuted there were any plans for a major assault on Syria’s Idlib, despite President Bashar al-Assad earlier saying it was a priority to retake the province.

    01:20 PM
  • Why Syria's Kurds are inclined to negotiate with Damascus / Mohammad BassikiWhy Syria's Kurds are inclined to negotiate with Damascus / Mohammad Bassiki

    As the Syrian regime continues to make advances in the country's south and expand the area it controls, government forces have deployed soldiers along the border with Jordan near Daraa province and the Golan Heights in Quneitra. Meanwhile, signs indicate that there is rapprochement between Damascus and the opposition's political and military components in northern and eastern Syria (east of the Euphrates River), where the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are in control.

    03:52 PM
  • Syrian Kurds confirms it agreed to chart roadmap with DamascusSyrian Kurds confirms it agreed to chart roadmap with Damascus

    The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), the political wing of the armed group the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said on July 28 that it and the Syrian government had decided at a meeting to form committees to develop negotiations to end violence in Syria.

    08:16 PM
  • US-Turkey to conduct joint patrols in Syria: Pentagon headUS-Turkey to conduct joint patrols in Syria: Pentagon head

    The United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters on Friday that the US and Turkey will start joint military patrols in Syria in a weeks.

    03:48 PM
  • Erdogan pledges to continue border operationsErdogan pledges to continue border operations

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged on Tuesday, July 24, to continue security operations along all of Turkey’s borders until security threats are completely removed.

    03:24 PM
  • Syria's Assad seeks support of tribes against US, others / Mohammad BassikiSyria's Assad seeks support of tribes against US, others / Mohammad Bassiki

    As the Syrian regime, backed by Russia, is on the verge of taking control of the remaining opposition-held areas in southern Syria, Damascus is trying to mobilize Syrian tribes against foreign forces, including those of the United States, in the country's east.

    03:49 PM
  • YPG Withdrawal from Manbij still ongoing: sourcesYPG Withdrawal from Manbij still ongoing: sources

    Reports that the last members of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) pulled out from the Syrian town of Manbij on July 15 are “exaggerated” and “do not reflect the truth,” sources from the Turkish Foreign Ministry told Hurriyet Daily News on July 16.

    04:17 PM
  • Kurdish fighters selling US-supplied weapons on black marketKurdish fighters selling US-supplied weapons on black market

    Just as Washington has ramped up its support for Kurdish units in Syria, the fighters are selling their US-made weapons on the black market to make up for their expenses, the Arabic-language Daily Sabah reported, citing local sources in Northern Syria.

    10:46 AM
  • Syrian Kurds share oil with Damascus: sourceSyrian Kurds share oil with Damascus: source

    An oil production agreement signed by the Syrian government and the Kurds is working, a well-informed source has told Sputnik.

    08:26 AM
  • Iraq and Syria to reopen border crossings

    The governments of Iraq and Syria are working to reopen the remaining border gates between them after securing the border strip from the Islamic State (IS), said Iraqi Ambassador to Syria. 

    11:37 PM
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