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Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from IS to Iraq

Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from IS to Iraq

Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq's Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Islamic State group, a local official said.

Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign militants

Syria Kurds urge world to take back foreign militants

Syria's Kurds warned Sunday that the thousands of foreign jihadists they have detained in their fight against the Islamic State group are a time-bomb the international community urgently needs to defuse.

Don't abandon us, Syrian Kurds tell Europe

Don't abandon us, Syrian Kurds tell Europe

A top Kurdish official has called on Europe not to abandon Syrian Kurds once the battle against the Islamic State militants is over and to help set up an international force to protect them from Turkey.

Assad warns Syria's Kurds that US will not protect them

Assad warns Syria's Kurds that US will not protect them

President Bashar al-Assad warned Syria's Kurds Sunday that their ally the United States would not protect them against any Turkish offensive as Washington looks to withdraw it troops.

Syrian Kurds hail Trump's call for repatriation of IS fighters

Syrian Kurds hail Trump's call for repatriation of IS fighters

A Kurdish-led faction that has played a key role in fighting Islamic State in Syria has welcomed a call by US President Donald Trump for Europe to take in hundreds of Islamic State fighters captured in the war-torn country.

Kurd-led forces overrun last IS-held village in Syria

Kurd-led forces overrun last IS-held village in Syria

Kurdish-led fighters overran the last village held by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday, confining its once vast cross-border "caliphate" to two small hamlets, a war monitor said.

Syria Kurds reject 'security zone' under Turkish control

Syria Kurds reject 'security zone' under Turkish control

Syria's Kurds on Wednesday rejected a US proposal for a "security zone" under Turkish control along the Syrian side of the two countries' border.

Talks between US, Turkish militaries on Kurds to continue next week -Bolton

Talks between US, Turkish militaries on Kurds to continue next week -Bolton

US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Friday talks between the US military and its Turkish counterparts on the Kurds and Syria will continue next week, in the hopes of producing results both countries accept.

Syrian Kurds seek Damascus deal regardless of US moves

Syrian Kurds seek Damascus deal regardless of US moves

Syrian Kurdish leaders aim to secure a Russian-mediated political deal with President Bashar al-Assad's government regardless of US plans to withdraw from their region, a senior Kurdish official told Reuters.

Syrian army enters Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

Syrian army enters Manbij in new alliance with Kurds

Syrian troops deployed in support of Kurdish forces around a strategic northern city on Friday, in a shift of alliances hastened by last week's announcement of a US military withdrawal.

In areas backed by Turkey, Syrians welcome US withdrawal

In areas backed by Turkey, Syrians welcome US withdrawal

Residents and fighters in territory held by pro-Turkish rebels in northern Syria cautiously welcomed Washington's decision to pull out troops, viewing it as a chance to push further into Kurdish territory.

Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria's Afrin: monitor

Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria's Afrin: monitor

A car bomb killed at least eight people including four civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin on Sunday, a British-based war monitor said.