Intel: US CENTCOM commander meets with head of Syria’s Kurdish forces

The head of Syria’s Kurdish-led militias said he met today with the top commander of US forces in the Middle East, Gen. Frank McKenzie, in northeast Syria.

Jared Szuba | Syria Conflict | Jul 10, 2020
al-monitor US Marine Corps Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of the US Central Command, speaks as a picture of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is seen during a press briefing on Oct. 30, 2019, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Baghdadi was killed three days before in a US raid in Idlib province, Syria. Photo by Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images.

Complaints of torture on rise in Turkey's Kurdish southeast

The Turkish government no longer sees the need to conceal torture, especially of Kurdish women in the southeast of the country.

Pinar Tremblay | Kurds | Jul 8, 2020

Turkey sends coronavirus aid to Iraq

Turkey delivers coronavirus aid to Iraq as it continues its operations against Kurdish groups in the country's northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region.

Al-Monitor Staff | Kurds | Jul 1, 2020

US troops 'secure' northeast Syria oil, as contamination from it imperils lives

Dilapidated pipelines and oil waste coat polluted rivers and streams in Kurdish-run northeast Syria.

Dan Wilkofsky | Oil and gas | Jun 30, 2020

US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia offers rare apology to rivals amid unity talks

The apology is testament to the group's determination to see unity talks between the Kurdish National Council and the PYD through to a successful end.

Amberin Zaman | Kurds | Jun 26, 2020