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Tel Tamer’s hectic hospital belies northern Syria ceasefire

Near the front line town of Tel Tamer, Syrian rebels backed by Turkish airpower and artillery capture a new village…

US and SDF resume joint operations against ISIS sleeper cells in Syria

US forces and the SDF have begun operations against ISIS sleeper cells in northern Syria, foreign affairs official Aldar Xelil…

Syria government ‘categorically rejects’ US-Turkey buffer zone plans

Damascus said it rejects a US-Turkish plan to establish a buffer zone in northern Syria, blaming Syria's Kurds for the…

Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "eliminate" the YPG in northeast Syria – a move deemed "unacceptable" by the…

‘We have no choice but to liberate Efrin’ – Aldar Xelil on northern Syria’s next moves

Syrian Kurdish official Aldar Xelil says his forces are not counting on outside powers to protect them from Turkey

ISIS’s ‘caliphate’ was crushed. Now Syria’s Kurd-led alliance faces bigger battles

Reporting from Syria in the dying days of the ISIS caliphate, Jared Szuba talks to Kurds and Arabs about the…

Our honorable sacrifices in Syria deserve justice

Syrian Kurdish leader Aldar Xelil argues that a Turkey-run safe zone in northern Syria would undermine the sacrifices that have…

US presses for deal with Turkey to protect Syrian Kurdish partners

US officials are stepping up diplomatic efforts to reach a settlement with Turkey to protect the Coalition’s partner in the…

“This is our reward?”: After 4 years fighting ISIS, Syrian Kurds face uncertain future as US pivots to Turkey

Senior Kurdish officials told Jared Szuba they were left in the dark after Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops and…