Kurdish-led Syrian forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

Aug 28, 2016

Kurdish-led Syrian forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels

Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict. Turkey’s military didn’t specify what the airstrikes hit, saying only that “terror groups” were ...

Aug 26, 2016

Car bombing in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded

Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the state-run news agency said. The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a main police ...

After being bombed by regime, Kurds oust Syrian forces from Hasakeh

Aug 23, 2016

After being bombed by regime, Kurds oust Syrian forces from Hasakeh

Kurdish fighters on Monday captured the central prison in Hasakeh after fierce clashes with Syrian regime forces and are in control of 90 percent of the northern city, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighting escalated after heavy overnight clashes ...

Suicide bomber at Turkish wedding kills at least 30; 94 injured

Aug 21, 2016

Suicide bomber at Turkish wedding kills at least 30; 94 injured

A bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in southeastern Turkey killed at least 30 people and wounded 94 others, authorities said Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said the “barbaric” attack in the city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, on Saturday ...

Syrian planes bomb Kurdish-held area for first time

Aug 19, 2016

Syrian planes bomb Kurdish-held area for first time

Syrian government warplanes bombed Kurdish-held areas of the northeastern city of Hassakeh on Thursday for the first time in the country’s five-year-old civil war, killing at least 13 people, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and a monitoring group said. The powerful YPG, a crucial ...

Stunned boy symbolizes Aleppo plight; Syria bombs U.S.-backed Kurds

Aug 19, 2016

Stunned boy symbolizes Aleppo plight; Syria bombs U.S.-backed Kurds

A shocked Syrian boy pictured sitting in an ambulance covered in blood and dust after an airstrike became a symbol of civilian suffering in Aleppo Thursday, drawing worldwide attention. As international concern mounted, President Bashar Assad’s key ally, Russia, said it was ready to ...