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In recent weeks, Iraqi security forces have blamed suspected IS insurgents for several deadly attacks carried out in the disputed areas. Last week, IS propaganda Amaq News Agency said its militants in Kirkuk have killed and injured 103 Iraqi forces and destroyed several armored vehicles since Feb. 19. Kurdish
The announcement came two days after sources said Kurdish PKK militants would withdraw from Sinjar. The PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party, has waged an insurgency against the Turkish state for decades. "We said we would go into Sinjar. Now operations have begun there. The fight is internal ...

The long and gruesome war that the Kurds have waged against the Islamic State (IS) group has not only left thousands dead but also produced many prisoners. For the first time, a TV crew has been allowed inside the Kurdish courts, where judges following Kurdish laws try the jihadists behind some of ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Turkish strikes in northern Iraq have killed 91 Kurdish militants in the last week, the armed forces staff declared on Saturday as Turkey continues to target fighters it designates as terrorists. The Turkish armed forces staff said in a tweet that "In the anti-terrorism operation, ... army
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Kurdish rebels announce withdrawal from Iraq's Sinjar following threats of attack from Turkey. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; ... Sinjar

Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish militia as extension of outlawed Kurdish rebels fighting inside Turkey. Addressing ruling ... government. The fighting in Qadam, which is south of Damascus, came as Syrian forces are focused on recapturing the rebel-held eastern Ghouta suburbs of the country's capital. Sinjar
The Czech Republic on Monday said it would not extradite to Turkey a prominent Syrian Kurdish leader who was briefly detained in Prague last month, ... Muslim is wanted by Ankara over a February 2016 attack in Ankara that killed 29 people and the Turkish authorities blamed on Kurdish militants. He has ... Sinjar
In a statement released on Monday, the political affiliate of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared that “our people will not allow [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan to implement his plan to dominate over northern Syria,” according to media reports. “We assert that the Syrian people will not ... Sinjar
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Kurdish militants have vowed to wage a guerilla war against the Turkish military and their Syrian rebel proxies after the latter swept into the northern Syrian ... The rapid fall of Afrin – less than 48 hours after it was surrounded by the advancing Turks and Syrian rebels – belied expectations of a long, gruelling ... Sinjar
The seizure of Afrin, a mainly Kurdish city near the Turkish border, came as other Syrian rebel groups appeared close to collapse in the besieged enclave of ... Turkey, one of the main backers of Syrian rebels, has shifted its focus to preventing the Y.P.G., which it considers a terrorist organization, from ... Sinjar
The targeting of a veteran KDPI peshmerga forces commander on the outskirts of the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan marks a dangerous escalation in the decadeslong enmity between Iranian Kurdish militants and the Islamic Republic. Iran sees the KDPI and other armed Kurdish groups as existential threats ...
Turkey has requested that German authorities detain and extradite the Syrian Kurdish politician wanted in the country, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Monday March 5, ... Turkey considers the PYD a terrorist group because of its links to outlawed Kurdish insurgents fighting within its own borders.
Rami Abdurrahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says there has been no letup to the government's assault on the rebel-held ... Syrian Kurdish media say at least 13 civilians were killed in Turkish shelling on the town of Jindaris, as Turkish forces try to press their advances on the ...
Since launching the campaign the Turkish army and allied Syrian rebels have since gained control over the outer edge of Afrin along its border with Turkey. Ankara sees the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a decades-long insurgency on Turkish soil.
Former Kurdish-majority Democratic Union Party (PYD) leader Salih Muslim has told Euronews that Shia militants in the Syrian region of Afrin were sent with the help of Russia. “We have no agreement or direct communication with the regime,” Muslim said. “Coming to the call to the regime for help, that was ...

Turkish troops have cleared “terrorists” from a strategic village in the Kurdish-held enclave in north-western Syria, Turkey's prime minister has said. ... the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, from Afrin, considering the group a terrorist organisation, an extension of a Kurdish insurgency within its ...
It considers the group a terrorist organization, an extension of a Kurdish insurgency within its own borders. Turkey said ... Near the Syrian capital Damascus, the government continued its offensive against eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held region, despite a Russian-ordered five-hour humanitarian pause. A U.N. ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Video footage has emerged showing the gruesome aftermath of a Kurdish anti-tank missile strike on a vehicle with three Turkish-backed rebels inside it. Based on reports linked to the video and the visual evidence shown in the footage itself, it appears the Kurdish missile ...
Egeland's comments came after the Russian military accused Syria's rebels of shelling a humanitarian corridor that Moscow set up with the Syrian ... The Kumait news agency, close to the Army of Islam rebel group headquartered in Douma, reported that the man and his wife had been living in Syria for ...
WASHINGTON — The United States-led campaign to hunt down the last pockets of Islamic State militants in Syria has lost its most effective battleground ... The Kurdish-led S.D.F. was the driving force last fall in routing the Islamic State from its self-proclaimed headquarters in Raqqa and chasing insurgents ...
An autonomous Kurdish entity on its borders would pose the gravest of security threats, Turkey said. Assad agreed to send forces to the YPG's aid in Afrin, Syrian state news agency SANA said on Feb. 19, after the Kurds had appealed for help to protect the border. Syria has repeatedly blasted the Turkish ...
“Man, she's pretty,” one of the Syrian fighters can be heard saying in the shocking video posted last week on social media. The “pretty woman” is Barin Kobani. That's not her real name, it's the nom de guerre of the female Kurdish fighter in the People's Protection Units, which are trying to stop the Turkish ...
German newspaper Die Welt reported earlier this month that some 800 foreign women who joined the IS militant group with their children had been detained by US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria. The German daily interviewed Human Rights Watch's terrorism and counterterrorism programme ...
The clash occurred in an area of eastern Syria where government troops and their allies have competed with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic ... forces of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, or of his allies, which include Russia and Iran-backed militias like the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah.
The U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia, known as the People's Protection Units or YPG, made up the backbone of the fight against IS in Syria. But Ankara considers the Syrian Kurdish fighters “terrorists” and allied with Kurdish insurgents within Turkey, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.
While fighting IS in Syria, the U.S. has backed the Syrian Kurdish militia, known as the People's Protection Units or YPG — a group that Ankara considers “terrorists” and allied with Kurdish insurgents within Turkey, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The YPG makes up the backbone of a force ...
The second new militant group, the Liberation Army, consists of a group of Kurdish "volunteer" fighters displaced by the Iraqi government forces during their offensive on the ... In an interview with VOA in December, the group's members said their objective was to fight against the Iran-backed PMF militants.
“Man, she's pretty,” one of the Syrian fighters can be heard saying in the shocking video posted last week on social media. The “pretty woman” is Barin Kobani. That's not her real name, it's the nom de guerre of the female Kurdish fighter in the People's Protection Units, which are trying to stop the Turkish ...
The threat from ISIS militants on Tuz Khurmatu has been “removed,” Iraqi security forces declared, announcing progress in their operation against the ... launched the five-fronted operation Wednesday morning against a group dubbed the “White Flags,” believed to be Sunni insurgents operating east of Tuz ...
The armed group attempted to infiltrate the Kurdish-held town of Tal Abayad, opposite the Turkish border city of Akcakale. Reports clarify that the rebel infiltration squad was driven back across the border into Turkey by Kurdish paramilitary units after being sprung, losing four of its ranks in the process.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday promised a swift victory against US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria and praised his army's decades-long conflict with Kurdish rebels at home, going so far as to approve the destruction of their graves. “We had told ...
Kurds in Syria have reacted furiously to videos showing Turkish-backed rebels abusing the body of a female Kurdish fighter killed in battle. Barin Kobani was part of all-female unit challenging a Turkish-led offensive in north-west Syria. Kurdish officials accused fighters allied with Turkey of "playing with her ...
Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighters are seen as they drive toward the Turkish-Syrian border in Kilis, as part of the operation "Olive Branch" against the ... (BEIRUT) — Syria's Kurdish militia is growing frustrated with its patron, the United States, and is pressing it to do more to stop Turkey's assault on a key ...
Turkey has mobilized some 10,000 Syrian opposition fighters to fight in its campaign against a Kurdish militant group in Afrin. That campaign ... It then started marching toward Saraqeb, an important military center for rebels and al-Qaida-linked insurgents in control of Idlib. "The bombing has been non-stop," ...
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Hundreds of Kurds living in Lebanon have gathered outside the Turkish embassy in Lebanon to protest Turkey's ongoing military operation in northern Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region. Protesters carrying Kurdish flags chanted slogans on Friday denouncing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ...
Turkey is prepared to take its fight against Kurdish forces in northern Syria as far east as Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. ... Backed by pro-Turkish Syrian rebels, Turkish forces attacked the Kurdish enclave of Afrin with the declared aim of driving out the Kurdish People's Protection Units ...
The U.S. has accused fellow Western military alliance NATO member Turkey of assisting the Islamic State militant group by bombing Kurdish fighters in ... served as a vanguard to the Pentagon's efforts to battle ISIS, but now face a joint assault by Turkish forces and Syrian rebels once backed by the CIA.
The United States has expressed concerns over Turkey's military offensive against the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin in northwestern Syria, which began Saturday, but Bossert's comments were the most direct call yet for ... Ankara views the YPG as a major threat because of its links to Kurdish insurgents in Turkey.
Two Seattle-area men have been arrested by federal agents for allegedly conspiring to violate the U.S. Arms Export Control Act after officials in Turkey found handguns hidden in vehicles shipped from Seattle and apparently intended for Kurdish rebels fighting in Iraq. Paul Stuart Brunt, of Bellevue, and ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Combat losses are stacking up as Ankara's 'Olive Branch' operation against Kurdish forces in Afrin moves into its fifth day. Recently ... According to the SOHR, so far 48 Free Syrian Army-linked militants have been killed in clashes with Kurdish forces across Afrin's frontier.
Unlike suspected Islamic State militants seized in neighboring Iraq, largely from the northern city of Mosul and surrounding areas, the detainees being held in the Kurdish region of Syria fall into a legal gray area and face an uncertain long-term fate. Kurdish authorities are meting out justice in ad hoc courts, ...
BAMO, Kurdistan Region — A suspected ISIS group has attacked a Kurdish security office in town of Bamo in Halabja. ... Mount Bamo is in the Hamrin mountain range and Kurdish officials have expressed concern about ISIS militants fleeing from places like liberated Mosul to Hamrin, as the rugged area ...
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 24, 2018, on page 8. Recommended. Related Articles. Turkey strikes Kurdish militants in Iraq 'planning attack' · Turkey clashes with Kurdish militia as US sounds alarm · Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria ...
The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, supported by the United States but seen as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, said it had repulsed the Turkish forces and their ... Army rebels are taking part in the operation with the goal of recapturing Arab towns and villages seized by the YPG almost two years ago, a rebel ...


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