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Turkish Military Vehicle Runs Over and Kills Syrian Protester

Kurdistan News - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 01:11
Kurdish residents of northeastern Syria opposed to the Turkish invasion have thrown rocks at Turkish and Russian vehicles patrolling the area.
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Read the Memo by a U.S. Diplomat Criticizing Trump Policy on Syria and Turkey

Kurdistan News - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 23:27
“Could we have stopped Turkey from coming in?” William V. Roebuck asked in an internal memo.
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U.S. Envoy in Syria Says Not Enough Was Done to Avert Turkish Attack

Kurdistan News - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 21:57
In an internal memo, the senior American diplomat in northern Syria criticized the Trump administration for failing to try harder to deter Turkey from invading northern Syria last month.
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What the Highway in Northeast Syria Tells Us About Who’s in Power Now

Kurdistan News - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 21:02
On northeast Syria’s main highway, a rapidly shifting power dynamic is on display, as U.S. combat vehicles zoom past tanks flying Russian and Syrian government flags.
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‘The Bombs Are Drawing Close’

Kurdistan News - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 23:00
Our village was built to create a peaceful place for women in Syria who have fled war and other hardships. But now our futures are full of danger.
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Explosion in Syrian Town on Turkish Border Kills 13

Kurdistan News - Sat, 11/02/2019 - 18:55
At least 13 people were killed and more than 30 injured in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad after a car bomb exploded in a market on Saturday.
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Turkey Wants Refugees to Move to a ‘Safe Zone.’ It’s a Tough Sell.

Kurdistan News - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 12:00
With forces from the Assad regime deploying in their old lands, Syrians are afraid to go back home.
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How Does the Human Soul Survive Atrocity?

Kurdistan News - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 13:00
After the horror of ISIS captivity, tens of thousands of Iraqis — many of them children — are caught up in a mental-health crisis unlike any in the world.
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Hundreds of U.S. Troops Leaving, and Also Arriving in, Syria

Kurdistan News - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 02:54
Once the comings and goings are done, the number of U.S. forces in Syria is expected to reach about 900 — close to the 1,000 troops on the ground when President Trump ordered the withdrawal.
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How the New Syria Took Shape

Kurdistan News - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 10:28
Russia, Turkey and Bashar al-Assad carved up northern Syria as the Americans retreated.
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No, President Trump, It’s Not ‘Importing the Terrorism.’ It’s the Right Thing to Do.

Kurdistan News - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 13:00
We can’t reverse the reckless decision that unraveled northeastern Syria and sent America’s allies fleeing for their lives. But we can grant those partners asylum.
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As Kurds Tracked ISIS Leader, U.S. Withdrawal Threw Raid Into Turmoil

Kurdistan News - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 04:02
Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria upended a 5-year alliance and threw the plans against al-Baghdadi into disarray.
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What the U.S. Withdrawal Cost the Kurds

Kurdistan News - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 04:02
Mass funerals, wounded children, displaced families. This is what we found in northeast Syria after the U.S. withdrew its troops and Turkey attacked.
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Al-Baghdadi Raid Was a Victory Built on Factors Trump Derides

Kurdistan News - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 03:20
The president cast the death of the ISIS leader as validation of his disengagement strategy. But it required intelligence agencies and allies he has spurned.
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See Where the Raid on al-Baghdadi Took Place in Syria

Kurdistan News - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 23:26
The compound where the Islamic State leader was said to have died was far from the terrorist group’s former stronghold.
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Trump’s Syria Troop Withdrawal Complicated Plans for al-Baghdadi Raid

Kurdistan News - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 20:25
President Trump’s abrupt decision to pull forces from northern Syria forced the Pentagon to press ahead with a risky night operation that killed the ISIS leader, military officials said.
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ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Is Dead, Trump Says

Kurdistan News - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 16:25
President Trump said in a nationally televised address that American forces targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State, in an operation in Syria this weekend.
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U.S. to Deploy Hundreds of Troops to Guard Oil Fields in Syria, Pentagon Officials Say

Kurdistan News - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 19:20
Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said the American strategy remains unchanged, although President Trump has said American forces are withdrawing,
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Donald Trump’s ‘Very Special’ Victory in Syria

Kurdistan News - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 23:27
It’s certainly special for Erdogan, Putin and al-Assad.
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After Turkish Incursion, ISIS Wives Speak Out

Kurdistan News - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 11:59
We traveled to the notorious Al Hol camp in northeastern Syria to speak with the wives of ISIS fighters. Some remained radicalized, while others said they regretted joining the militant group.
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