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With Trump's approval last week to directly arm the YPG, [ The People's Protection Units, a Kurdish militia in Syria and the primary component of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria's Syrian Democratic Forces,] the United States is gearing up ...
World US Defense Intelligence Agency Predicts Kurdish Independence. Laurie Mylroie 0 ... In contrast, "Kurdish security forces are likely to remain effective at defending Kurdish-controlled territory from most insurgent attacks," Stewart's written ...
Turkey has ostensibly spent three months training a large rebel force planning to deploy them against the People's Protection Units (YPG), a commander of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) told Sputnik Turkey on condition of anonymity.
Ibrahim Karimi, 32, is the first Kurdish animator from Iran to make a Kurdish anti-ISIS animation movie in order to break their image and to help the fight by the Kurds against ISIS.
A senior official says two suspected Islamic State militants who were shot dead in a police operation were aiming to attack the ruling party's congress which re-elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its chairman.
The NATO allies have publicly clashed over a U.S. decision to arm Syrian Kurdish rebels fighting the Islamic State group in Syria.
A berm se... (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File). FILE - In this file photo taken on Thursday Nov. 17, 2016, Iraqis who fled fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants wait next of their pickups to cross to the Kurdish areas through a sand ...
FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday November 18, 2016, Kurdish peshmerga fighters stand at one of their positions over a sand barrier created by Kurdish forces to demarcate their border, at an open field in the Nin. ... The berm divides our land ...
Istanbul (AP) - Turkey has stepped up training of the Free Syrian Army, which has fought alongside Turkish forces against the Islamic State group and U.S.
The evacuations in Homs came as Turkey's official media said Ankara has stepped up its training program for rebels known as the Free Syrian Army, a militia that has fought alongside Turkish forces against the Islamic State group and U.S.
Turkey has stepped up training of the Free Syrian Army, which has fought alongside Turkish forces against the Islamic State group and U.S.
The Peoples' Democratic party (HDP), the main pro-Kurdish party in Turkey, has picked Serpil Kemalbay to replace a jailed co-leader amid a massive government crackdown.
The evacuations in Homs came as Turkey's official media said Ankara has stepped up its training program for rebels known as the Free Syrian Army, a militia that has fought alongside Turkish forces against the Islamic State group and U.S.
the Pentagon has shifted its focus in the battle against Islamic State (IS) and now is aiming to "annihilate" the extremist group's foreign fighters so they cannot return home to the West, U.S.
The embassy alleged, without evidence, that the demonstrators were associated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which has waged a three-decade-long insurgency against Turkey and is considered a terrorist group by the United States. The violent ...
Beirut (AP) - A U.S. airstrike struck pro-Syrian government forces that the coalition said posed a threat to American troops and allied rebels operating near the border with Jordan on Thursday, the first such close confrontation between U.S. forces and ...
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused a senior US diplomat of backing Kurdish militants and said he should be sent home.
But after Iraqi forces fled large parts of the country in the face of an offensive by ISIS in June 2014 - leaving land and massive caches of weapons to the militants - Kurdish peshmerga forces moved in to their claimed areas, and Kurdish President ...
The Syrian Army had resumed its intensive bombardment of the district on Wednesday (May 10) after a one-day ultimatum it gave the rebels mainly drawn from the area to surrender and agree to evacuate to rebel-held areas in northern Syria. Syrian state ...
State media and witnesses said the evacuation began at dawn, less than a day after government forces captured the Qaboun district, and just days after hundreds of other beleaguered rebel fighters and their families departed two other nearby districts ...
The wall is set to be 144 kilometers (90 miles) long and will cover a northern area of the border in the Kurdish provinces of Igdir and Agri across Iran's West Azerbaijan Province where Kurds also live.
The recent decision by the Kurdish Democratic party and the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan, the two main political parties in Kurdistan, to hold a referendum on independence before the end of 2017 throughout the northern Iraq territory governed by the ...
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He noted peshmerga forces seized the body of an ISIS militant but the others were taken by the surviving militants. The Peshmerga forces suffered no casualties, the Kurdish commander added. ISIS militants head to the areas around Makhmour to place IEDs ...
The decision is meant to accelerate the Raqqa operation, but is strongly opposed by key NATO ally Turkey, which sees the Syrian Kurdish group, known as the YPG, as an extension of the Kurdish insurgency raging in its southeast. ... Tuesday's offensive ...
Erdogan and the government, however, say the HDP is an affiliate of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an armed insurgency in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast for more than three decades. The HDP denies direct links to the ...
Ankara views the Kurdish YPG militia fighting within a larger U.S.-backed coalition as the Syrian extension of the Kurdish PKK militant group, which has fought an insurgency in Turkey's southeast since 1984. There was no immediate reaction from Turkey, ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Around a dozen ISIS militants were surprised when they came across peshmerga forces on the Makhmur front south of Erbil on Tuesday.
The decision is meant to accelerate the Raqqa operation, but is strongly opposed by key NATO ally Turkey, which sees the Syrian Kurdish group, known as the YPG, as an extension of the Kurdish insurgency raging in its southeast. The decision is likely ...
American military commanders have long argued that arming the Y.P.G., a Kurdish militia fighting alongside Syrian Arab forces against the Islamic State, is the fastest way to seize Raqqa, the capital of the militants' self-proclaimed caliphate. And Mr ...
Syrian rebels have accused Kurdish factions of being too close to the regime [Getty]. Date of publication: 9 May, 2017 ... The SDF is often criticised by other Syrian rebel factions of being too close to the Syrian government. Al-Moallem, using the ...
Evacuations to transport Syrian rebel fighters and their families from rebel-held areas of the Damascus suburbs to north-western Syria have begun, according to news reports.
At least four civilians have lost their lives when members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorists launched a rocket attack against a commercial district in Mosul as government forces, backed by fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, are trying to drive the ...
Moscow (Sputnik) - The Kurdish Hawar news agency specified that four snipers were among the Daesh militants killed during the fighting, which started in Tabqa's neighborhoods of Hey Ewwel and Hey Salis at approximately 6 p.m.
Beirut, Lebanon (5:40 P.M.) - Two Kurdish fighters were killed after a member of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) detonated explosives on his persons in the Kurdish K-1 airbase on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Sunday. Five IS ...
Beirut (AP) - The Russian plan to create safe zones in Syria, which came into effect Saturday, is the latest in a string of efforts to ease the country's horrendous violence.
On April 25, 2017, Turkish planes carried out airstrikes against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria, killing elements of the Syrian Kurds' militia, known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG, and, with ...
ERBIL, Kurdish Region, Iraq - The 12th Erbil International Book Fair took place here April 5-15. More than 100,000 people from Kurdistan, the rest of Iraq, and elsewhere in the region visited the event, at which more than 200 Publishers had booths to ...
Just weeks before a scheduled May 16-17 White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara used warplanes and artillery to attack Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, northern Iraq and southeastern ...
The militants struck before dawn after sneaking into the village of Rajm Sleibi, located along a front line that separates the Kurdish-controlled Hassakeh province from IS-held areas further south. Some militants reportedly blew themselves up at a ...
Damascus, Syria (9:00 P.M.) - An amateur video emerged on Thursday, showing units of the newly arrived Manbij Military Council (MMC) treating a captured Islamic State militant who had been injured during firefights in the Tabqa region, west of Raqqa.
This photo provided by the Clinton County Sheriff's Office shows Dennis Dunn, who was arrested Wednesday, April 26, 2017, on a charge of kidnapping.
Damascus, Syria (2:40 P.M.) - ISIS militants on the northern outskirts of Tabqa face certain death as commanders of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have decided to take no prisoners, killing scores of jihadist militants consequently.
Damascus, Syria (9:00 P.M.) - An amateur video emerged on Thursday, showing units of the newly arrived Manbij Military Council (MMC) treating a captured Islamic State militant who had been injured during firefights in the Tabqa region, west of Raqqa.
A senior aide to Turkish President Erdogan has stated that US forces in Syria could be "accidentally" hit by Turkish rockets alongside Kurdish militants, stating that Ankara won't hold back a strike against PKK militia just because US troops are present.
"It is difficult to overstate how serious Turkey views the Kurdish question: There is no greater imperative for Ankara than preventing an autonomous, militarily capable Kurdish state on its southern border," the report stated. At issue is the pending ...
Turkey sees the group as a extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has carried out a three-decade insurgency in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast. Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes against Kurdish militants in ...


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