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U.S. Is Losing a Top Syria War Ally Once Again, This Time to Assad

The Kurdish majority of the Pentagon-created Syrian Democratic Forces are leaving the U.S. battle against ISIS to fight a Turkish invasion.

America’s Dirty Secret in Syria: A De Facto Alliance With Assad

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Khalil Ashawi/Reuters ISTANBUL—Turkey’s intervention in the area of Afrin in northern Syria has exposed an essential truth that the Pentagon has long tried to conceal: The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces the United States relies...Show More Summary

Russian contractors test US forces in Syria

According to Business Insider, Russian contractors tried to recon by fire a Syrian Democratic Forces base where Americans were operating near a “neutral zone” agreed upon by Russians and US officials. The Russians came with about 500 troops, T-55 and T-72 tanks, some 122mm howitzers and multiple launch rocket systems – but they came to […]

Syria Kurds claim striking positions in Turkey

A Kurdish-led alliance in northern Syria said late Saturday it had targeted military positions in Turkey, which is leading an offensive against a Kurdish-controlled enclave. It was the first time the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, has claimed a cross-border attack on Turkish forces. Show More Summary

Turkey tells U.S. YPG should be removed from SDF: minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defense minister said on Thursday he had told his U.S. counterpart, Jim Mattis, that the Syrian Kurdish YPG should be removed from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the militia that Washington is backing in the fight against Islamic State. Show More Summary

Did the U.S. Really Kill 200+ Russians in Syria—or Just a Few?

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

Getty Last week, the headquarters of a U.S. proxy in Syria—the Syrian Democratic Forces—and their American advisers came under attack by a large Syrian regime force 8 kilometers east of the agreed-upon Euphrates River de-confliction line near Deir al-Zour. Show More Summary

US to push for repatriation of foreign fighters in Syria

The United States is urging allied nations to help deal with the growing number of foreign fighters that are being held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, saying the militants should be turned over to face justice in their home countries. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to raise the issue during a meeting […]

SDF to study any request to hand over British IS militants captured in Syria

AMUDA, Syria/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has not received a request from any foreign government to hand over two British Islamic State militants in its custody but will study any such request if made, a senior SDF official told Reuters on Friday.

Britain's ISIS 'Beatles' should be tried in the West, families say

last monthNews : USAToday: News

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were apprehended by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on the battlefields of Syria last month.        

Syrian Forces Capture 2 Members of 'The Beatles'

The American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured two notorious British members of an Islamic State insurgent cell commonly dubbed "The Beatles" and known for beheading hostages, the AP reports. A US military official said Thursday that El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey were captured in early January in eastern Syria....

British Isis fighters known as 'the Beatles' captured in Syria

The pair were captured by the American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, reports said. Two British Isis militants implicated in brutal acts of torture and execution, have been captured by US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria. The two men,...Show More Summary

Probable Fake Stela Found near Deir Al-Zour

Hot news from Syria: On 17/1/2018, The Authority of Tourism and Protection of Antiquities received an antique sculpture from the Syrian Democratic Forces that was found in the field of Al Omer in Deir Al-Zour. The sculpture is in the...Show More Summary

“When the SDF was shocked”- An Azaz Activist’s Perspective on the Afrin Operations

Translator’s preface [Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi]: Operations by the Turkish army and Syrian rebels against the Syrian Democratic Forces’ [SDF] enclave of Afrin in northwest Aleppo province has brought to the forefront the issue of relations between international powers regarding the Syrian crisis, especially Russia, Turkey and the United States. Show More Summary

U.S.-backed Syria force denies Islamic State in area targeted by Turkey

ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) rejected a Turkish army statement that Islamic State was present in the Afrin region of northwestern Syria, where Ankara launched an offensive four days ago which has raised international concern.

SDF says Turkey lying with claim that Islamic State is in Afrin

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the Turkish army had falsely claimed that Islamic State is present in the Afrin region of northwestern Syria that is being targeted in a Turkish offensive, accusing it trying to mislead global public opinion.

US-backed Forces In Syria Release Hundreds Of ISIS Members

Submitted by South Front The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) released 400 former ISIS fighters a mere few weeks after they had been captured, the opposition media outlet Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Tuesday. Show More Summary

What is the future of the Syrian Democratic Forces?

Confrontation 'looming' between SDF and FSA, with the pair at odds over the reasons for a major military defection.

Foreign jihadists 'could' have escaped Syria's Raqa: coalition

Foreign fighters from the Islamic State group may have escaped the Syrian city of Raqa shortly before its recapture, the spokesman for the US-led coalition against the jihadists said Tuesday. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)...Show More Summary

Did secret deal let hundreds of ISIS fighters flee Raqqa?

The BBC reports 250 ISIS fighters were permitted to leave Raqqa with 3,500 family members to ISIS-controlled territory. The U.S. and British-led coalition reportedly knew about the deal brokered by Syrian Democratic Forces and monitored the exodus. Quentin Sommerville of our partners at BBC reports.

How ISIS lost control of its last major stronghold in the Middle East

After months of fighting, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have conquered Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State's so-called caliphate and its last major stronghold in the Middle East. But the victory by no means indicates...Show More Summary

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