People’s Protection Units (YPG)

Members of the People's Protection Units (YPG), part of the of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), gather in eastern Syria on September 11, 2018

Report: U.S.-Allied Kurdish YPG Wants Dialogue with Turkey

The U.S.-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria are ready for dialogue with Turkey, which has demanded their removal despite their key role in fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), a spokesperson for the militia group declared Thursday.

FILE -- This April 30, 2017, file photo, provided by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), shows fighters from the SDF looking toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. U.S.-backed Syrian forces have launched their attack on the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa, in northern Syria, just as …

Report: Turkey Attempts Secret Talks with Kurdish-Led SDF to Retrieve Dead

Turkey has attempted to secretly communicate with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to retrieve hundreds of killed Turkish soldiers as clashes between the Turks and Kurds continue in northern Syria’s Afrin region, reports the Kurdish outlet Bas News.

Syrian Kurds march to protest against the Turkish offensive

Report: Kurdish Allies Unsurprised by U.S. Inaction as Turkey Invades Syria

The reality that the United States has so far “abandoned” the Kurds in Iraq and Syria now that their help is no longer vital to toppling the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has reportedly scarcely caught the minority group by surprise due to its historic relationship with abandonment, Kurdish community representatives say.

Kurdish government postpones London oil and gas show

Pentagon: U.S. Reviewing ‘Adjustments’ to Weapons Support for Syrian Kurds

The United States is considering “adjustments” to the military support it provides to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) who have been fighting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Syria and played a vital role in liberating the group’s primary stronghold in the war-ravaged country, according to the Pentagon.

Fighters of the People's Protection Units (YPG), a mainly-Kurdish militia in Syria, fires their guns towards positions of militants of the so called Islamic State (IS) in Al Sinaa neighborhood, eastern Raqqa, Syria, 06 July 2017. Syrian activists say Islamic State group fighters are battling to repel the advance of …

Turkish FM Claims Trump Vowed to Stop Arming Anti-Islamic State Syrian Kurds

The Turkish government claimed Washington would stop arming the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Syrian Kurdish militia considered among the most successful on the ground fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), following a conversation between President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on November 24.

The Kurdish fighters of the People's Protection Units via AP

Syrian Kurds ‘Expect’ Raqqa to Form Part of Kurdistan Region

The U.S. and Russia-backed Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) has offered the people of Raqqa the opportunity to join its autonomous federal region in northern Syria once the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is pushed out of the city.

ALEPPO, SYRIA - FEBRUARY 13: Free Syrian Army (FSA) members fight against Daesh terrorists in al-Bab town of Aleppo during the 'Operation Euphrates Shield' in Aleppo, Syria on February 13, 2017. The Turkish-led Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to improve security, support coalition forces, and eliminate the terror …

War Monitor Disputes Turkey’s Claim Islamic State Is Almost Defeated in al-Bab

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a U.K.-based group that uses ground sources to monitor the war in Syria, reports that “there is not truth” to the Turkish military’s claim that it is close to capturing the Syrian town of al-Bab, an Islamic State stronghold located 20 miles from the Turkish border.