Posts Tagged ‘Kurds’

Turkish troops enter Syria’s all-Kurds Afrin city amid heavy artillery shelling

  • 21 January 2018 - 17:31
Turkish troops enter Syria’s all-Kurds Afrin city amid heavy artillery shelling

The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, supported by the United States but seen as a terrorist organization by Turkey, said it had repulsed the Turkish forces and their allies after fierce clashes.   Intense Turkish artillery fire and air strikes continued to hit some villages, the...

Syria’s Kurds seem to abandon US ally by agreeing on setting up a base with Russia

  • 21 March 2017 - 12:25
Syria’s Kurds seem to abandon US ally by agreeing on setting up a base with Russia

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Russia was setting up a military base in northwestern Syria under a bilateral agreement and will help train its fighters - a step that would anger Turkey as it tries to block Kurdish gains near its borders. The Russian defense ministry, however, said it had no...