Archiv: SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces)


23.01.2019 - 12:03 [ Southfront.org ]

Syrien – Kriegsbericht vom 21. Januar 2019: Politische Führung der Kurden stellt 10 Forderungen an Damaskus

Wenn diese Forderungen die offizielle Haltung des syrischen Führung bei den kürzlichen Gesprächsrunden mit Damaskus über die Situation in Nord-Syrien darstellen, wird deutlich, warum hier bisher keine wesentlichen Fortschritte erzielt worden sind.

02.01.2019 - 17:50 [ CDU/CSU ‏/ Twitter ]

Was passiert nach dem angekündigten Abzug der US-Truppen aus #Syrien? @RKiesewetter plädiert im Interview mit @DLFNachrichten für die Errichtung einer Pufferzone unter @UN-Mandat. #Europa müsse im UN-Sicherheitsrat mit einer lauteren Stimme sprechen.

30.12.2018 - 20:13 [ Daily Sabah ]

Erdoğan und Merkel besprechen Syrien und Anti-Terror-Kampf

Laut Quellen aus der Präsidentschaft haben die beiden Staatschefs über irreguläre Migration nach Europa sowie die bilateralen Beziehungen der Länder besprochen.

Erdoğan und Merkel seien sich einig gewesen, einen engen Kontakt zu pflegen, um den Prozess in Syrien hinsichtlich des im Oktober stattgefundenen Syrien-Gipfels in Istanbul und des US-Abzugs aus der Region zu beobachten.

30.12.2018 - 19:56 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Syrien nach dem US-Abzug: Moskau und Ankara wollen kooperieren

Man habe sich auf Schritte geeinigt, um alle Regionen Syriens von terroristischen Gruppen zu befreien, betonte Cavusoglu, ohne Details zu nennen. An dem Treffen nahmen auch die Verteidigungsminister beider Länder teil.

28.12.2018 - 13:26 [ Hurriyet ]

Syria military takes control of key town as Erdoğan warns of ‚psychological action‘

Syria’s military announced Dec. 28 it has taken control of the flash-point northern town of Manbij, where Turkey has threatened an offensive.

The announcement was quickly welcomed by the Kremlin, whose spokesman Dmitry Peskov called it a „positive step“ that could help stabilize the situation.

Turkey, on the other hand, questioned Syria’s motive with the announcement.

28.12.2018 - 13:21 [ People’s Defense Units (YPG) ]

Our forces focus on the fight against ISIS

In conjunction with this, we invite the Syrian government forces which are obliged to protect the same country, nation and borders, to assert control over the areas our forces have withdrawn from, in particularly Manbij, and to protect these areas against a Turkish invasion.

28.12.2018 - 13:18 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Konflikt in Nordsyrien: Assad unterstützt Kurden gegen die Türkei

Vor einer drohenden Offensive der Türkei im Norden Syriens hat die syrische Armee Truppen in die bisher von Kurden beherrschte Stadt Manbidsch verlegt. Zuvor hatten die Kurden Machthaber Assad um Hilfe gebeten.

28.12.2018 - 13:16 [ Spiegel.de ]

Geplanter US-Truppenabzug Syrische: Kurden bitten Assad um Hilfe gegen die Türkei

Die kurdischen Volksverteidigungseinheiten (YPG) in Syrien haben die Regierung von Staatschef Baschar al-Assad um Beistand bei der erwarteten türkischen Militäroffensive gebeten. Die YPG rief die Regierung in Damaskus auf, Truppen in die von ihnen kontrollierten Gebiete im Norden Syriens zu verlegen.

23.12.2018 - 21:07 [ kurdistan24.net ]

Monitor: Kurdish-led SDF forces arrive in Moscow to discuss future of east Euphrates

A delegation of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has arrived in Moscow to discuss a possible plan to stop a Turkish attack as well as the future of the east of the Euphrates, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Sunday.

19.12.2018 - 20:37 [ Antiwar.com ]

Trump Shocker: ‘We’re Leaving Syria!’ Does He Mean It?

After a leak in the Wall Street Journal suggested a major reversal in US policy in Syria, President Trump confirmed in a Tweet this morning that the US was withdrawing from Syria. Starting immediately. Will the president follow through? What will the neocons do? Is there another false-flag danger? On today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

19.12.2018 - 20:36 [ Nick Paton Walsh / CNN ]

Trump is leaving the fight against ISIS (and influence in the Middle East) to Russia and Iran

Over 2,000 American special forces in the north of Syria, fighting the fight against ISIS, but also providing a significant bang for their buck.
But to widespread surprise, US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the US intends to rapidly withdraw from Syria.

19.12.2018 - 20:00 [ NZZ,ch ]

Trump ordnet US-Rückzug aus Syrien an

Nach einem Rückzug der amerikanischen Truppen könnte der Weg frei werden für eine neuen Militäroffensive der Türkei. Die Regierung in Ankara droht schon seit langem mit einer weiteren Operation gegen die YPG. Erst in der vergangenen Woche kündigte der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan eine Offensive an.

27.11.2018 - 01:55 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

US Training 30,000 Syrian Kurdish Fighters to ‘Contain Iran’

Following Defense Secretary James Mattis’ announcement that the US is building observation posts on the Syria-Turkey border, officials are also starting a training program for the Kurdish YPG’s Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

03.11.2018 - 11:20 [ Moon of Alabama ‏/ Twitter ]

1. SDF retreats from a minor ISIS attack opening its path towards the Iraqi border. 2. SDF suspends anti-ISIS operation. Sounds like a plan to give ISIS new momentum to act in Iraq where it can help the U.S. to gain leverage over its new government. cc @ejmalrai

03.11.2018 - 11:18 [ Southfront.org ]

Turkish Newspaper: ISIS In Syria Receives Weapons Directly From US-led Coalition

A commander in the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) confirmed to Yeni Safak that the U.S. had handed over weapons to ISIS in the town of al-Mansurah, west of the city of Raqqa, and in the area of al-Tanaf, near the border with Iraq.

According to the commander, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the US-led coalition formed a group of Kurds and Arabs to facilitate the delivery of weapons to ISIS terrorists. The PPK and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) played a key role in the process.

13.10.2018 - 19:50 [ Southfront.org ]

ISIS Kills And Captures Scores Of SDF Fighters During Large Hit And Run Attack In Southeastern Deir Ezzor

In details, ISIS fighters took advantage of the bad weather conditions and attacked several positions of US-backed forces around the towns of al-Kashmah and al-Bahrah. After overrunning theses positions, the terrorists stormed the Hajin refugee camp and several military positions around it.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that ISIS abducted over 130 families from the Hajin camp during the attack. The SDF, which is responsible for the camp, is yet to confirm or deny this.

13.10.2018 - 19:48 [ ORF.at ]

IS-Kämpfer entführen mehr als hundert Familien in Syrien

Aus Kreisen des oppositionellen „Rats von Dair-as-Saur“ hieß es, dass hunderte Menschen entführt worden seien, darunter auch 23 Kämpfer der von den Kurden geführten Syrischen Demokratischen Kräfte (SDF).

13.10.2018 - 19:42 [ Southfront.org ]

US Sends More Diplomats to Coalition-Controlled Areas of Syria: What’s Behind the Move?

Defense Secretary James Mattis announced on Oct. 2 that the number of US diplomats in Syria had doubled. No specific number was mentioned, but the move was motivated by the need to intensify the diplomatic effort, with “the military operations becoming less.” Under the label of “Syria,” the secretary was referring to more than a quarter of the country, with an estimated population of 1.5 million to two million people. This territory is controlled by the US-supported and Kurdish-dominated SDF and its political wing, the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC).

11.08.2018 - 08:55 [ Al-Monitor.com ]

Syria’s Kurds cautiously progress in talks with Damascus

(6.8.2018) The Kurdish delegation, however, did not offer much information, simply saying that committees will be set up to prepare for a transition to the phase of negotiations.

This Kurdish-regime dialogue, which was held July 26-27, offered optimism that war may not be the only option, yet there are many obstacles left to overcome. For one thing, the 50,000-strong SDF and the proposed model of democratic autonomy, with its abundant local institutions, are not easy for a centralized system like Damascus to accept.

11.08.2018 - 08:53 [ ]

Syrian Kurds say they will ‚chart roadmap to decentralized Syria‘ with Damascus

(28.7.2018) A Syrian Kurdish group said on Saturday it had decided with the government to “chart a roadmap to a democratic and decentralized Syria”, but there was no immediate confirmation from Damascus.

03.08.2018 - 16:48 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Das schmutzige Geheimnis von Rakka

(15.11.2017) Die BBC hat Details eines Geheimabkommens aufgedeckt, das Hunderte von IS-Kämpfern und ihren Familien unter den Augen der von den USA und Großbritannien angeführten Koalition und kurdisch geführter Streitkräfte aus der hart umkämpften syrischen Stadt Rakka entkommen ließ. Zu einem Konvoi gehörten einige der berüchtigtsten Mitglieder des IS und – entgegen allen Versicherungen — Dutzende von ausländischen Kämpfern. Einige von ihnen haben sich in ganz Syrien verteilt, sogar bis in die Türkei. Unser Leser Michael Müller hat den äußerst interessanten Artikel der BBC für Sie ins Deutsche übertragen.

03.08.2018 - 16:43 [ foreignpolicy.com ]

U.S.-led Coalition Set to Launch Final Fight Against ISIS in Syria

“Because it is one of the last areas that they hold … we think the fight to dislodge them from that area is going to be difficult,” he said.

Gedney said the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian Kurds and Arab fighters, had enabled some civilian convoys to leave Hajin.

27.05.2018 - 14:31 [ New York Times ]

How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria

In the end, 200 to 300 of the attacking fighters were killed. The others retreated under merciless airstrikes from the United States, returning later to retrieve their battlefield dead. None of the Americans at the small outpost in eastern Syria — about 40 by the end of the firefight — were harmed.

27.05.2018 - 14:25 [ Basler Zeitung ]

Kämpfe zwischen US-Soldaten und russischen Söldnern

Bevor die Schlacht begann, hatten Amerikaner und Russen Kontakt gehabt (über eine permanente Verbindung mit dem russischen Hauptquartier in Syrien). Weil die Russen erklärten, dass in der fraglichen Region keine eigenen Soldaten im Einsatz seien, entschieden die Amerikaner, den anrückenden Gegner zu vernichten. «Und so war es dann», sagte US-Verteidigungsminister Jim Mattis kürzlich bei einer Senatsanhörung.