Under fresh truce, Kurd forces look to keep areas taken from Syria regime

Apr 25, 2016

Under fresh truce, Kurd forces look to keep areas taken from Syria regime

Kurdish security forces will keep territory taken from pro-government forces during a rare three-day outbreak of violence in a city in northeastern Syria, a truce announced by Kurdish authorities on Sunday indicated. The fighting in Qamishli, near the Turkish border, disturbed a largely peaceful ...

Russia reports Syria truce violations, accused of some itself

Feb 29, 2016

Russia reports Syria truce violations, accused of some itself

Russia said on Sunday that a fragile cease-fire in Syria had been breached nine times over the past 24 hours, including from Turkish territory, but that the deal was mostly holding. The defense ministry said violations were committed by moderate rebels as well as ...

Feb 24, 2016

Kurdish troops rescue Swedish girl, 16, from Islamic State near Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish troops have rescued a Swedish teenager from the Islamic State group near the extremist-controlled city of Mosul, the Kurdish government said Tuesday. A statement from the regional government said the rescue operation by the Kurdish anti-terrorist forces took place on Feb. 17 ...