Members of Syria’s Kurdish National Council declare hunger strike in solidarity with colleagues held by PYD extremist group
At least 12 ISIS fighters were killed
Turkey has repeatedly warned it will not tolerate Kurdish self-rule on its Syrian frontier. Washington has also opposed Kurdish autonomy, for fear it would divide the Syrian opposition and because of the Yip's links with the PKK
ISIS may now open new fronts against it in northeastern Syria.
Basho said it will be months before it is safe to enter the town because buildings must be cleared of bombs.
Violence broke out when army soldiers and allied militiamen took control of buildings in an area that both sides had agreed would stay demilitarised
The Israel Radio report, which identified the woman as 31 years old and a resident of Tel Aviv, said she had contacted Kurdish fighters over the Internet before traveling
Western countries have begun to change their attitude towards the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party, a senior party leader says.
The Kurdish issue will play a key role for all active actors in the region when it comes to the shaping of the Middle East. And the Kurdish issue has gained such importance that it won’t be left to the Kurds alone.
Around 53 of the Kurds released made their way into Turkey and the location of the 40 others is unknown, the Observatory said
New York-based Human Rights Watch said in July that 15 children were released in June as a hostage swap to free three ISIL members held by Kurdish forces.
The main Syrian Kurdish party, which has repeatedly denied that it has cooperated with the Damascus government, described the report as propaganda.
Erdogan said the Kurdish PYD had agreed to the passage of 1,300 Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters to Kobani to reinforce Kurdish forces there.
The Kurdish political parties in northern Syria have signed the "Dohuk agreement" to defend Rojava, a Kurdish-majority area in northeast Syria.
Turkey accuses the PYD of being an off-shoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has waged a three-decade long bloody insurgency in Turkey.
The Kurdish regional government's peshmerga forces in northern Iraq are providing military training to 3,000 Syrian Kurds on its territory.
We have engaged over the course of just last weekend with the PYD," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a briefing
Kurdish resistance against ISIL would also bear symbolic meaning for other minority communities in region
Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has provided military aid to Kurdish fighters in the embattled city of Kobani, a senior Iraqi Kurdish official said
A Kurdish military official said ISIL had brought extra tanks and artillery to the front lines, while street-to-street fighting was making it harder for the warplanes to target ISIL positions.