Map. History of Kurds conflict

13 November 2019
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich: Under this so-called ceasefire, Kurdish forces and their families face the impossible choice of fleeing their homes or being ethnically cleansed. Because of Turkey's actions we should seriously reconsider its role in NATO and any future military weapons sales.
U.S. special envoy on Syria James Jeffrey: It's not called a ceasefire in the document agreed by the U.S. and Turkey, it's called a pause, where the Turks will cease moving forward & taking military actions other than self-defense for a 5-day period in areas that they control
SAA, Russian MP deployed in Zawr Maghar, east of Jarablus
General Mazloum Abdi: we have been negotiating a ceasefire for the past 3 days based on Trump's request
SDF declares its readiness to abide the 'ceasefire' agreement
SDF Commander Mazlum Kobani: This ceasefire is only for the fight that has erupted in the last 9 days in Ras al-Ayin & Tall Abyad. We will do anything to make this ceasefire a success. Meanwhile, our forces will remain in other places.
The Syrian government: What has been agreed between Washington and Ankara does not mean that Russia and Syria will agree to it
#PeaceSpringOperation: Turkey sets up new military posts in Syria
Assad's adviser Buseyne making statement about the deal between the US and Turkey. The safe zone is wrong, this is the occupation, Erdoğan is the invader in our lands. We are looking to get back Afrin, Jarabulus and Idlib
US Senators Lindsey Graham and Van Hollen say they will vigorously pursue legislation to impose sanctions on Turkey despite a ceasefire in Syria
3 week ago
Syrian army is fully controlling the borders from Syrian-Turkish border from the opposite site of Jarablus "Zawr Maghar" village, till Kobane city.
Hospital in Ras Al Ain/Serekaniye is under Turkish bombardment at this very moment
Significant signs of fire and abandonment in the area of the ISIS refugee camp in Ayn Issa, including the displacement of a large number of tents. @ImageSatIntl assessment: since the beginning of Turkey's #PeaceSpringOperation, ISIS is taking advantage of the situation and escaping.
YPG "Afrin Liberation Forces" killed 6 Turkish-backed forces fighters and seriously injured 6 in Tuways village near Marea Front
3 week ago
No guarantees were given to the US over Kobani, says @MevlutCavusoglu
Brett McGurk: The US just ratified Turkey's plan to effectively extend its border 30km into Syria with no ability to meaningfully influence facts on the ground. Turkey says it's the entire border from the Euphrates to Iraq (450x30km) to be controlled by its military forces. Non-implementable
3 week ago
Turkey FM: "this is not a ceasefire. We will pause the operation for 120 hours in order for the militants to leave. We will only stop the operation if our conditions are met."
This may be a minor point of semantics but the US-Turkey deal talks about the YPG and not the SDF3 week ago
This may be a minor point of semantics but the US-Turkey deal talks about the YPG and not the SDF
Spokesman of the SDF Amjad Othman told Sky News Arabia that he was unaware of the agreement
War is ongoing in Sere Kaniye, with warplanes, drones and ground assault from East and West. No ceasefire there yet
Trump: " It's really a great day for civilization. I want to thank everyone"
3 week ago
Turkish Foreign Minister: The goal is to extend the safe area to a depth of 32 kilometers in Syria from the east of the Euphrates to the Iraqi border
3 week ago
Turkish Foreign Minister: We will discuss with Russia the status of Manbij and other regions
3 week ago
Turkish Foreign Minister: The United States has agreed to all our conditions
US troops will not be involved in evacuating YPG from the safe zone. Former US Army Vice Chief Gen Jack Keane: pulling out of Syria is still a "strategic mistake" in terms of the fight against ISIS
Turkish-backed SNA fired a TOW ATGM to neutralize a SDF-YPG machine gun located on top of a building on Ras Al-Ayn front
3 week ago
Mike Pence: We made contact with the SDF to ensure that they withdrew 20 miles from the Turkish border
The United States will not impose any further sanctions on Turkey and once Turkish forces withdraw then current sanctions imposed by @POTUS will be revoked, says @VP3 week ago
"The United States will not impose any further sanctions on Turkey" and once Turkish forces withdraw then current sanctions imposed by @POTUS will be revoked, says @VP
3 week ago
VP Pence announces a ceasefire in northern Syria, for 120 hours
3 week ago
Pence: US and Turkey agreed to ceasefire in Syria
White House Suspends Turkey's Erdogan visit planned for Nov. 13.
3 week ago
Turkey "got exactly what we wanted" from talks with US delegation, declares a Turkish official
Trump thanks Erdogan and says millions of lives will be saved
SOHR: Syrian democratic forces has carried out counter-attack north of Ain Issa town and regains control of 7 villages.
Turkish-backed SNA seized control room used by SDF in Ras Al Ain
Turkish-backed SNA seized control room used by SDF in Ras Al Ain
Turkish forces bombard Jarodiyeh, Banukiyeh and other villages of Aliyan area, in Mabada / Girke Lege countryside, in the eastern countryside of Qamishli
SDF Commander Cegewera Zirîk: "The M4 international highway which connects the regions of Al-Jazeera, Euphrates, Manbij, Al-Raqqa and Deir Ezzor has been cleared
Raqqa: Turkish warplanes target the perimeter of Ein Issa city with several airstrikes
3 week ago
Russia's Lavrov, Iran's Zarif, after phone talk, say Moscow and Tehran are ready to facilitate talks between Kurds and Syrian government - statement
Turkish warplanes are bombarding the northwestern of Ain Issa town (ANHA)
3 week ago
SDF has recaptured the village "Managir" and "Alouk" from Turkish-backed SNA
During the clashes in Shalabi and Abu Sirra villages, a large amount of ammunition and military vehicles belonging to the Turkish forces were captured by SDF forces
SDF begins a combing operation in the southern and southwestern countryside of Tal Abyad city3 week ago
SDF begins a combing operation in the southern and southwestern countryside of Tal Abyad city
Girê Spî/ Tal Abyad: Fierce clashes between SDF fighters and the Turkish forces in the town Chelebiye and the village Abu Sira in northern of the city. SDF fighters have seized a large quantity of ammunition and military vehicles of the Turkish army (ANHA)
SDF released images of burnt Turkish armored vehicle and seized ID card of Turkish soldier
Turkish-backed SNA forces take control of Sharia village west of Tal Abyad city3 week ago
Turkish-backed SNA forces take control of Sharia village west of Tal Abyad city
Syrian Democratic Forces: 20 dead and 48 wounded in battles against Turkish troops in the last 24 hours
3 week ago
Clashes north to Ain Issa, one Turkish forces vehicle was reportedly dstroyed
3 week ago
Erdogan-Pence meeting just over. It lasted 80 min. time for meeting with a wider delegation. Pompeo and NSC adviser O'Brien will attend the meeting to discuss the details.
Fierce clashes between the SDF and government forces, and Turkish-backed groups on axes in Ras al-Ain / Sere-Kaniye amid intense ground and air bombardment
Smoke rising from the Lafarge cement plant after the US vacated their base, destroying parts of it along with vehicles
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has landed in Erbil, and he is expected to hold meetings with senior Kurdish officials.
Syria to counter Turkey invasion by 'all legitimate means': Assad
3 week ago
Reports Turkey is shelling Hekmiye village in Derik countryside. This is a Syriac majority village. No reports yet of situation on civilians there.
SAA tanks they arrive in Kobane
SAA shipped heavy weapons to Ain Issa from Tabqa, including GRAD MLRS3 week ago
SAA shipped heavy weapons to Ain Issa from Tabqa, including GRAD MLRS
NPA North-Press reporter from Abu Surra village in the western countryside of Ein Issa , north of Raqqa, giving details on the clashes that followed an attack by Turkish-backed armed opposition groups while the SDF confronted
3 week ago
Russian Security Council: Turkish military operation in Syria will not last long
3 week ago
SNA forces from inside Azwar village west of Tal Abyad
SNA forces from inside Azwar village west of Tal Abyad
One mortar shell landed in Qamishli city center. But it did not explode
Turkish-backed SNA forces take control of the villages of Al Fadaiwi and Azwar west of Tal Abyad3 week ago
Turkish-backed SNA forces take control of the villages of Al Fadaiwi and Azwar west of Tal Abyad
Turkey is shelling Qamishlo city center
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan receives visiting US Vice President Mike Pence3 week ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan receives visiting US Vice President Mike Pence
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan receives U.S. VP Mike Pence in Ankara as the high-ranking US delegation hopes to reach a resolution on the northern Syrian situation3 week ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan receives U.S. VP Mike Pence in Ankara as the high-ranking US delegation hopes to reach a resolution on the northern Syrian situation
3 week ago
Press pool in Ankara told Pence/Pompeo/O'Brien meeting with Turkey's Pres Erdogan is underway at presidential palace. Turkey declined a photo operation
3 week ago
Turkey President Erdoğan meets with US Vice President Mike Pence
Ras Al Ayn: Turkish-led forces advanced 120 meters in two days and are 460 meters away from the city centre
Ras Al Ayn: Turkish-led forces advanced 120 meters in two days and are 460 meters away from the city centre
IS officially claims to have managed to free women from Kurdish held detention and killed 6 PKK guards
3 week ago
Turkish Foreign Minister: Moscow promised Ankara that Kurdish militants will not be deployed in Syria near the Turkish border
Hayil Salih, member of the Jazira Health Board, has been killed in Turkish airstrikes on Serekaniye
Intensive raids by Turkish forces on the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain
Ongoing fighting near Tell Tamer, a small town in western al-Hasakah governorate, northeastern Syria as Turkey's military operation continues3 week ago
Ongoing fighting near Tell Tamer, a small town in western al-Hasakah governorate, northeastern Syria as Turkey's military operation continues
3 week ago
12 detained in Thessaloniki at Turkish consulate protest
Syrian Kurdish self-administration: We call for the opening of a humanitarian corridor to get the victims and trapped in Ras al-Ain
3 week ago
Russian Foreign Ministry: Damascus must take control of the border with Turkey
5th Humvee was seized in the area of Tal Tamr, south of Rasulayn.3 week ago
5th Humvee was seized in the area of Tal Tamr, south of Rasulayn.
3 week ago
Turkish Defense Minister: Our army does not have chemical weapons, a fact that everyone knows
Fierce attacks continue in Ras al-Ain/Serêkaniyê on western and eastern axis amid heavy artillery shelling. There is street to street fighting after yesterday's aerial bombardment targeting every single building including the only hospital in the town
Russian company Rosneft suspends work on an oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan because of its proximity to the border of Syria
Violent clashes between SDF and Turkish-backed SNA around Azaz and Maranaz axis now
3 week ago
Turkish Defense Minister Akar: "we have the information that organizations will use chemical weapons to blame our Armed Forces"
Syrian Observatory: Turkish forces completely encircle the city of Ras al-Ain
Netherlands - 23 people arrested in clashes between Turkish and Kurdish communities in Rotterdam
Al Hamza brigade on Manajir axis, south to Ras Al Ain3 week ago
Al Hamza brigade on Manajir axis, south to Ras Al Ain
Al Hamza brigade on Manajir axis, south to Ras Al Ain
Ras Al Ain/Sere Kaniye Health Board: Turkey uses all kinds of weapons, including the internationally prohibited ones, and our teams are unable to evacuate the civilians.
Turkish-backed SNA controls the villages of Shallah, Asfouriyeh, Burqa, Tal Jumah, Kajo Sharqi, Tal Attash and Al-Managir on Ras Al-Ain axis
4th Humvee was seized during the Turkish operation in Northern Syria
3 week ago
Turkish warplanes targeted SDF positions around Al-Ahras village south of Ras Al Ayn within
Turkish-backed SNA seized an ammunition depot at the high silos on M4 highway
Protests in Qamishlo (northeastern Syria) against the Turkish invasion of northern Syria
Ras Al-Ain/Sari Kani: Intense fighting ongoing between Turkish military and SDF forces
Turkish-backed SNA near high silos located on the M4 road on the Ras al-Ain axis
Turkish-backed SNA forces have captured Al-Alia silos located on the M4 road on the Ras al-Ain axis in al-Hasakah countryside
3 week ago
Turkey assault in northeast Syria has displaced 300,000: monitor
Clashes between SNA and YPG on Hazwan fronline, west to Al Bab, Northern Aleppo
TurkishMilitary TCT035 UAV on ISR or strike mission over Kurdistan mountaineous region of northern Iraq, north of Dokan. 2206z3 week ago
TurkishMilitary TCT035 UAV on ISR or strike mission over Kurdistan mountaineous region of northern Iraq, north of Dokan. 2206z
Largest Turkish attack on Sere Kaniye from all sides, using airstrikes, Tanks and heavy artillery, YPG is defending the city
Spoke with Turkish Foreign Minister @MevlutCavusoglu yesterday, urging Turkey to halt its military operation and return to a dialogue with the US on security in Northeast Syria - Pompeo
National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar received US National Security Advisor Robert Charles O'Brien and his delegation. Mutual views were exchanged at the meeting3 week ago
National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar received US National Security Advisor Robert Charles O'Brien and his delegation. Mutual views were exchanged at the meeting
SAA send 2 tanks towards Ain issa IDP's camp after clashes
Syrian Observatory: Turkish forces launch a new attack on the city of Ras al-Ain with intensive air and ground cover
A copy of ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩'s letter to Erdogan. ⁦@POTUS⁩ warns him to not "be a tough guy. Don't be a fool." Says he could destroy Turkey's economy if Syria is not resolved in a humane way
Violent clashes between YPG and SNA in Maranaz axis, Tel-Rifaat
Drone was shot down in Mujibra Zarkan village of Tal al-Tamr countryside in Hasaka province
Details from the video showing the bullet-riddled vehicle of Hevrin Khalaf,  such as checkpoint building/powerlines/drainage culvert, put location around here on the strategic M4 highway:3 week ago
Details from the video showing the bullet-riddled vehicle of Hevrin Khalaf, such as checkpoint building/powerlines/drainage culvert, put location around here on the strategic M4 highway:
Details from the video showing the bullet-riddled vehicle of Hevrin Khalaf,  such as checkpoint building/powerlines/drainage culvert, put location around here on the strategic M4 highway:
U.S. military carried out airstrikes to destroy Syrian HQ of U.S. campaign to #defeatDaesh
Video of SDF fighters captured by Turkish-backed SNA while on M4 road3 week ago
Video of SDF fighters captured by Turkish-backed SNA while on M4 road
3 week ago
Erdoğan to visit to Russian Federation on 22 October
NRT says well-known TV presenter AmanjBabani, his wife and his child were assassinated in Sulaimani
Amanj Babany, NRT News channel's presenter have been killed in Silemani in Kurdistan region of Iraq
Commander of "SDF": Russia is the guarantor of our agreement with the Syrian government after the US withdrawal
Gen. Mazloum Kobani via Ronahi TV: Our forces from Raqqa, al-Tabqa and Deir ez-Zor, are fighting alongside the Kurds in Sere-Kaniye / Ras al-Ain
Syrian & Flags with PKK leader Ocalan side by side in Ain Al-Arab/Kobane
House votes overwhelmingly (354-60) to oppose the decision to end certain U.S. efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian forces in Northeast Syria
The moment of the bombing of two tanks belonging to the Turkish forces by SDF
Turkish forces retreating in the village of Ebu Sira from the strikes of SDF troops, after SDF forces took control of villages belonging to Ras al-Ain/Serêkaniyê district
YPG forces targeted a tank of the Turkish force in the village of Ebu Sira with ATGM
Turlish backed forces captured the villages of Al-Adi and Al-Salheen on the Ein Issa axis
OIR Spokesman: Coalition forces continue a deliberate withdrawal from northeast Syria. On Oct. 16, we vacated the Lafarge Cement Factory, Raqqa, and Tabqah.
"It's sort of natural for them. They fight," says @POTUS in response about Turkey and the Kurds "who by the way are no angels."
"If Russia's going to help in protecting the Kurds, that's a good thing, not a bad thing," adds @POTUS
In many ways, Kurdish "PKK is worse of a terrorist threat than ISIS," according to @POTUS
The first batch of five buses of Syrian government forces have arrived in the city of Ain Al Arab/Kobani
3 week ago
Turkish President spox.: We will clean the east of the Euphrates from terrorism as we did before in Bab and Afrin
Syrian army inside Kobani, NE Syria
3 week ago
Turkey says it doesn't have any formal engagement with Assad government, per Erdogan's Spox presser
Top Pentagon officials have told Russia and Turkey that if US forces are threatened the US will react with significant airstrikes targeting their troops
3 week ago
Turkish-backed SNA captured the villages of Kindash, Katrana, Shuvayha and al-Diyk in the west of Tel Abyad
Arriving the first group of Syrian refugees to Bardarash camp in Iraqi Kurdistan3 week ago
Arriving the first group of Syrian refugees to Bardarash camp in Iraqi Kurdistan
US envoy at UNSC: We made it clear to Ankara that any military operation in northern Syria was unacceptable
YPG released video of ATGM strike
The Syrian army units together with the Russian army heading towards Kobani after stopping for two days on the Qaraqozak Bridge waiting for the US withdrawal. Minutes and they will be inside the city
3 week ago
Clashes between the SDF/SAA and TFSA taking place at Manajir. Northwest of Tal Tamir
French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian has told French TV channel BFM that France is looking to Russia, given their 'common interests' in defeating the Islamic State group in Syria. AP
Turkish-backed SNA shotdown SDF reconnaissance aircraft on the Ras al-Ain axis
Trump: It's okay if Syria gets support from Russia
Turkish-backed SNA forces control the villages of Tanouza, Al Diymu and Alabo west of Tal Abyad3 week ago
Turkish-backed SNA forces control the villages of Tanouza, Al Diymu and Alabo west of Tal Abyad
Turkish-backed SNA controlled the villages of Mutaqalta, Qandil and Tannoura west of Tal Abyad3 week ago
Turkish-backed SNA controlled the villages of Mutaqalta, Qandil and Tannoura west of Tal Abyad
Syrian Observatory: Russian forces have reached the outskirts of Ain Arab in northern Syria
Pompeo: Erdogan responsible for instability in the region
SDF has recaptured the village of Jalba, near Tel Abyad
Derik: The Turkish army is shelling the villages Qesir Dibe and Ain Diwar of Derik
The MMC and TFSA are currently engaged in heavy clashes around Yashli
Turkish howitzer shelling across the border has just restarted in villages near Derik, marking the first fire along the Derik - Qamishlo axis since the SDF-Damascus agreement was reached
Russians crossing into eastern Euphrates from Manbij for the first time accompanied by SDF. They are likely heading towards Chalabiya US base3 week ago
Russians crossing into eastern Euphrates from Manbij for the first time accompanied by SDF. They are likely heading towards Chalabiya US base
Turkish backed forces have captured Al-Aliyah town and Khurbat Al-Naimah village near M4 highway
3 week ago
Joint Russian Syrian convoy moving from positions in Manbij heading toward SDF held Ayn al Arab (Kobane) - Qarakozak bridge
North-Press reporter: SDF managed to destroy two tanks of the Turkish forces and their affiliated opposition groups in Abu Surra in the western countryside of Ein Issa, north of Raqqa
Looks like burning off equipment and other materials at the US Special Forces HQ, located in the LaFarge Cement plant in nort east Syria before leaving and being taken over by other armed forces
SDF impose night curfew in Raqqa for 'public good and security reasons'. Gaffitis such as 'Down with the Americans' and 'The SAA are coming' have been popped up overnight in the city
3 week ago
Turkish-backed forces captured Alluk al-Sarki village east of Ras Al Ayn from YPG
Video: SDF targeting Turkish-backed forces with rockets3 week ago
Video: SDF targeting Turkish-backed forces with rockets
The Americans destroyed their military base Kharab Alaasheq in Kobani after the withdrawal
3 week ago
Turkish President Erdogan says he will not be meeting with the U.S. delegation in Turkey, but will only speak with his United States' counterpart Donald Trump
Syrian Foreign Minister: The behavior of the Erdogan government shows its expansionist ambitions in Syrian territory
Asayis dismantled mines set by ISIS sleeper cell in the village of umm Hajarah aiming for Shadadi town
3 Russian aircrafts are heading Syria3 week ago
3 Russian aircrafts are heading Syria
3 week ago
Erdogan: our operation aims to clear the land from Manbij to the Iraqi border and we will continue until this goal is achieved
3 week ago
Erdogan rules out any talks with Syrian Kurds
3 week ago
Erdogan: "We do not fight against the Syrian people, but against the oppressors with the Syrian people."
3 week ago
Erdogan: Turkey has never killed any civilian and will not do so
3 week ago
The Kremlin comments on Turkey's military operation in Syria: We respect Turkey's right to defend itself
SDF: The departure of US forces from Ain Al Arab/Kobani will allow SAA forces to enter according to our agreement with them
4 week ago
Syrian Observatory: US forces destroy their military base in Ain al-Arab after withdrawal
A video shows the moment a Turkish airstrike targeted a mixed convoy which killed multiple civilians including 2 journalists, 3 days ago in Ras al-Ayn.
Turkish armoured vehicle comes under the possession of the Kurdish-led SDF between Tal Tamr and Al-Hassakah
CJTFOIR tells that no US forces are at the Lagarge cement factory facility between Kobani and Ain Issa that was in reports yesterday. The situation is still unclear, but @OIRSpox said the SDF set fire to their facilities as Turkey-backed rebels advanced
Protests erupted in towns in SDF-held Deir Ezzor against Trump's decision to withdraw, paving the way for government takeover. Pro-Iranian militias are in control of the western side of the Euphrates River, ready to pounce.  This protest is in Diwar al-Hassan (western reef)4 week ago
Protests erupted in towns in SDF-held Deir Ezzor against Trump's decision to withdraw, paving the way for government takeover. Pro-Iranian militias are in control of the western side of the Euphrates River, ready to pounce. This protest is in Diwar al-Hassan (western reef)
4 week ago
Strong clashes around Ein Issa YPG reportedly captured two vehicles loaded with Doshka weapons
4 week ago
Lavrov: Moscow will support security cooperation between Turkey and Syria on the border
New Tal Rifat. Russian military police conducted a patrol nothern Manbij, between FSA and SDF
SDF: We welcome the supportive position of Europe and the Arab League against Turkish aggression
4 week ago
French Foreign Minister: Nine French ISIS escaped from a Kurdish-controlled camp in Syria
Latest from Ras Al Ain/Serekaniye: Yesterday's attacks were repelled by SDF forces. Serekaniye is controlled by SDF. There are clashes on the western and eastern fronts
Turkish jets struck a convoy heading from Cizire to Serekaniye. Initial reports say that the airstrike left many people dead or wounded. Journalists from France and Brazil are also reported to be in the targeted convoy
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