Tag: People’s Protection Units

In this April 4, 2018 file photo, a U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council soldier passes a U.S. position near the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. The People's Protection Units, known by their Kurdish acronym YPG, said in a statement Tuesday, June 5, 2018, that it's …

U.S. Confirms Deal with Turkey to Withdraw Allied Kurds from Manbij, Syria

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) confirmed on Tuesday that it reached an agreement with Turkey to pull the American-allied Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), deemed “terrorists’ by Ankara, from the northern Syrian city of Manbij, arguing that the move will “reduce tensions.”

IRAQ, Mosul : Peshmerga fighters inspect the remains of a car, bearing an image of the trademark jihadist flag, which belonged to Islamic State (IS) militants after it was targeted by an American air strike in the village of Baqufa, north of Mosul, on August 18,2014. Kurdish peshmerga fighters backed …

Turkey: If Kurds Help Liberate Raqqa from Islamic State, We Won’t

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned it will not participate in a U.S.-led coalition offensive to push the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) out of Raqqa, its de facto capital in Syria, if the Syrian Kurds are also involved in the operation.

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Obama Alarms Turkey with Reports U.S. May Directly Arm Syrian Kurds

President Barack Obama is reportedly considering directly arming the Syrian Kurds who are fighting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), a move that is certain to further strain or perhaps even fully disintegrate the relationship between the United States and its NATO Ally Turkey.

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U.S. Asks Turkey to Stop Bombing Kurds; Turkey Asks U.S. to Stop Supporting Kurds

Intensifying clashes in northern Syria between Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels, who have received military assistance from America, and the U.S.-allied Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), are a testament to the quagmire of perpetual chaos the Obama administration has worked itself into in the Middle East.

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Turkey Accuses Egypt’s Sisi of Supporting Kurdish Terrorist PKK Group

The Egyptian government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has provided funds and weapons to the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a Marxist-inspired guerrilla group listed as a terrorist organization by the United States and the rest of NATO, according to a Turkish intelligence report.