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|Syria Kurds say will defend enclave from Turkish 'scourges'|
Added: 17.01.2018 20:20 | 1 views | 0 comments
The head of a powerful Kurdish militia hit back on Tuesday at Turkish threats to attack its forces in northern Syria, pledging to "cleanse" the area of Ankara's "scourges". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to soon launch an operation against towns in Syria held by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers "terrorists".
|Syrian Kurds appeal to UN as Turkey prepares to attack|
Added: 17.01.2018 14:50 | 1 views | 0 comments
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's dominant Kurdish party on Wednesday called on the U.N. Security Council to act quickly to ensure the safety of Kurdish-controlled territories in the country's north, including an enclave that Turkey has threatened to attack. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will launch a military offensive in the coming days against territories controlled by the dominant Syrian Kurdish militia in northwestern and eastern Syria, and in particular the enclave of Afrin, where an estimated 1 million people...
|Turkey's Erdogan warns US against forming 'terror army' on its border with Syria|
Added: 16.01.2018 12:05 | 0 views | 0 comments
Turkey has warned the US it was “playing with fire” over plans to set up a 30,000-strong force to police its border with Syria, saying it had tanks ready at the frontier. The US announced plans on Sunday for a "border security force" - made up of Kurdish and Arab fighters - to prevent a resurgence by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). The BSF will be tasked with securing the long sections of Syria's northern border with Turkey and eastern border with Iraq that are under the fighters' control, as well as parts of the Euphrates river valley, which effectively serves as the dividing line between them and Syrian pro-government forces. Ankara has repeatedly warned Washington over its support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Defence Units (YPG), which it sees as terrorist group over its links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) waging a bloody insurgency in southern Turkey. Kurdish and Arab fighters will make up the 30,000-strong border force Credit: AFP But reacting to the news on Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could barely contain his rage. "A country we call an ally is insisting on forming a terror army on our borders," he said of the US in a speech in Ankara. "What can that terror army target but Turkey? Our mission is to strangle it before it's even born. "Don't stand between us and these herd of murderers. Otherwise, we won't be responsible for the unwanted incidents that may arise," he continued. He said that the Turkish army was ready to launch an operation against the YPG in the northern Syrian enclave Afrin in the coming days. The Turkish army had already positioned a convoy of tanks and was pounding the area yesterday with artillery from its positions inside Syria. The YPG was the backbone of the fight against Isil in Raqqa. Mr Erdogan tolerated the US’s backing of Kurdish groups during the operation to liberate the city, in the hope Washington would abandon them after the city was liberated. Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces gesture the "V" sign in Raqqa, Syria Credit: Reuters But the latest plans hint at the US’s longer-term plans for their involvement in the region and will concern Turkey, which fears the move is a step towards Syrian Kurds achieving a breakaway state. The threat could bring the two Nato allies, who once worked together to support rebel groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad’s government, into direct military confrontation. “The Kurdish people will rise up as a whole. It will be total warfare,” Saleh Muslim, former head of the YPG's political wing, said in a warning to Turkey.
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|Syrian Kurdish leader hopes new force will counter threats from Turkey, Damascus|
Added: 15.01.2018 19:07 | 0 views | 0 comments
Kurdish-led regions of Syria are looking to a new U.S.-backed border force to protect them in the face of growing threats from Turkey and Damascus, a senior Kurdish politician told Reuters. With a political solution to Syria's nearly seven-year-old war still out of reach, the risks for the country's Kurds and their Arab allies remain high, Fawza Youssef said. The U.S.-led coalition that has been fighting Islamic State in Syria since 2014 is building a new 30,000-strong border force with its Syrian militia allies in the north.
|BOJ Kuroda's optimism on economy, price outlook sends yen to 4-month high|
Added: 15.01.2018 8:40 | 0 views | 0 comments
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda offered a positive view on the economy and inflation on Monday, sending the yen to a fourth-month high against the dollar on simmering speculation the central bank could withdraw stimulus earlier than expected.
|Kurt Warner Future NFL Coach? He Ain't Ruling It Out|
Added: 07.01.2018 8:36 | 1 views | 0 comments
With Jon Gruden signing a $100 MILLION contract ... we had to ask Kurt Warner -- would you ever leave the broadcast booth for an NFL coaching gig? Guess what ... he didn't say no. Besides having a Hall of Fame career on the field,...
|Amid Powerball fever, lottery lawyer offers jackpot advice|
Added: 07.01.2018 2:00 | 3 views | 0 comments
Kurt Panouses, a lawyer and CPA, has built an unusual cottage industry representing lottery jackpot winners.
|Five years on, Kurds march in Paris to demand justice for slain activists|
Added: 06.01.2018 16:53 | 2 views | 0 comments
Thousands of Kurds protested in Paris on Saturday over the failure of the French authorities to convict anyone over the 2013 murders of three female Kurdish rebels in the French capital.
|Lee has 5 of his 22 in OT; Drexel tops College of Charleston (Jan 05, 2018)|
Added: 06.01.2018 3:14 | 1 views | 0 comments
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kurk Lee scored five of his 22 points in overtime and Alihan Demir finished with a career-high 20 points to help Drexel beat College of Charleston 87-82 on Friday night.