Coalition strike kills jihadist leader of al-Qaeda splinter group in Syria

Coalition strike kills jihadist leader of al-Qaeda splinter group in Syria

ARA News Idlib – Air Forces of the US-led coalition struck Syria's northwestern Idlib Governorate on Wednesday, targeting leaders …

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Outgoing president Obama unlikely to directly arm Syrian Kurds

Outgoing president Obama unlikely to directly arm Syrian Kurds

ARA News  With just a few days left for him as commander in chief, US President Barack Obama is unlikely to listen to the Pentagon and …

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Despite calls for unity, Syrian Kurds remain divided

Despite calls for unity, Syrian Kurds remain divided

ARA News  Over 270 Syrian Kurdish journalists and activists signed the so-called Bremen Appeal to call for talks between the main …

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Iraqis announce victory over ISIS in Eastern Mosul

Iraqis announce victory over ISIS in Eastern Mosul

ARA News  Erbil – On Wednesday, the Iraqi security forces announced the full liberation of Eastern Mosul from ISIS, despite ongoing …

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UN allocates $19 million for emergency response in Syria’s Aleppo

UN allocates $19 million for emergency response in Syria’s Aleppo

Geneva (UN) – Amid an overall scale-up in relief operations in Syria, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the …

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Turkey’s war on Syrian Kurds under scrutiny

Turkey’s war on Syrian Kurds under scrutiny

ARA News Cizre – The Turkish Army announced the death of 291 Kurdish fighters of the People's Protection Units (YPG) during military operations in northern Syria. The death toll, declared by …

Islamic State replaces Syrian officials by foreign jihadists in Raqqa

Islamic State replaces Syrian officials by foreign jihadists in Raqqa

ARA News Raqqa – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) has promoted a number of foreign jihadists to leading positions in Syria's northeastern Raqqa Governorate, to replace senior …

Kurdish female fighters playing key role in battle for Raqqa

Kurdish female fighters playing key role in battle for Raqqa

ARA News Raqqa – Since the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched the Euphrates Wrath Operation to combat ISIS in Raqqa, hundreds of female fighters have joined the campaign. A …

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