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IS abducts around 2,000 civilians in north Syria: Monitor, Kurds

IS abducts around 2,000 civilians in north Syria: Monitor, Kurds

The Arab-Kurdish alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) expelled most IS fighters from the town last week, but a small number remained.

31 killed in Syria bomb attacks

At least 31 people were killed and over 100 injured when twin bombings rocked the predominantly-Kurdish city of Qamishli in Syria on Wednesday, the media reported.

Turkey carries out air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq - NTV

Turkey carries out air strikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq - NTV

"Turkey`s military carried out air strikes against members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, killing 20 militants", broadcaster NTV said on Wednesday.

13,000 flee ISIS bastion Manbij since start of assault: Monitor

At least 13,000 civilians have fled the Islamic State group bastion of Manbij in northern Syria since the launch of a US-backed offensive there, a monitor said Monday. 

Islamic State captures 900 Kurdish civilians in north Syria in 3 weeks

Islamic State captures 900 Kurdish civilians in north Syria in 3 weeks

Islamic State militants abducted about 900 Kurdish civilians in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo over the past three weeks, forcing the captives to build fortifications for the extremists in retaliation for a Kurdish-led assault on a nearby IS stronghold, activists said today.

Syria army thrusts into IS bastion as Kurds advance from north

Syria army thrusts into IS bastion as Kurds advance from north

It was the first time that government troops had entered Raqa province since they were ousted by IS fighters in August 2014.

Kurdish-Arab forces announce anti-IS offensive north of Syria`s Raqa

Kurdish-Arab forces announce anti-IS offensive north of Syria`s Raqa

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday said Moscow was ready to coordinate with both the US and the SDF in the offensive for Raqa.

18 dead in Syrian rebel shelling on Kurdish area: Monitor

18 dead in Syrian rebel shelling on Kurdish area: Monitor

A pregnant woman and three children were among 18 civilians killed when Syrian rebels shelled a Kurdish neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo, a monitor said Wednesday.

Turkey stability fears as Kurdish conflict threatens to escalate

Sunday`s suicide car bombing in Ankara has raised fears of an escalation in Turkey`s long-running Kurdish conflict, as the country grapples with the Islamic State threat while relying on a security system weakened by a political crackdown, analysts say.

Violence kills 670 across Iraq in February: UN

Violence kills 670 across Iraq in February: UN

The United Nations says continuous violence has left at least 670 Iraqis dead in February, of whom about two-thirds were civilians.

ISIS launches chemical warfare in Iraq, Kurds are target: Report

ISIS launches chemical warfare in Iraq, Kurds are target: Report

Chlorine, a choking agent, was first used as a chemical weapon during the First World War. 

Kurds, allies seize key air base in north Syria: Report

Kurds, allies seize key air base in north Syria: Report

Kurdish forces backed by Arab rebel groups captured a strategic air base and the adjacent town in northern Syria.

Islamic State group claims bombings near Syria Shiite shrine; at least 50 killed, 100 injured

Islamic State group claims bombings near Syria Shiite shrine; at least 50 killed, 100 injured

State news agency SANA had earlier reported 30 people killed in the three blasts, which it said were caused by a car bomb and two suicide bombers.

Syria Kurds leave Geneva without peace talks invites: Sources

Syrian Kurdish figures hoping to take part in fragile UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva have left the Swiss city after not receiving invitations to negotiations, sources said on Friday.

Syria Kurds leave Geneva without peace talks invites: Sources

Syrian Kurdish figures hoping to take part in fragile UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva have left the Swiss city after not receiving invitations to negotiations, sources said on Friday.

23 Kurdish rebels killed in clashes in Turkey: Report

The Anadolu Agency said today 22 rebels were killed in Cizre and one other was killed in Silopi in the past two days.

Iraq demands Turkish troops withdrawal

The Iraqi government has demanded Turkey to withdraw troops it has deployed at an area near the northern city of Mosul, the media reported on Saturday.

Iraqi Kurdistan minister says no link between oil sales and Islamic State

Iraqi Kurdistan minister says no link between oil sales and Islamic State

The Iraqi Kurdish minister for natural resources said on Tuesday reports that the regional government was helping smuggle oil from fields controlled by Islamic State militants were "wild imagination and unsubstantiated".

Turkey Kurdish party says leader escapes assassination attempt

The prominent co-chairman of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party was targeted by an assassination attempt while travelling in his official vehicle but escaped unharmed, the party said on Monday.

12 injured in scuffle at Turkish vote in Tokyo embassy

 At least 12 people were injured in a scuffle between Turks and ethnic Kurds as hundreds of Turkish citizens gathered on Sunday at their embassy in Tokyo to vote in a general election, reports said.