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The YPG statement said nine foreign fighters who fought against ISIS militants alongside Kurdish forces in Syria were earlier detained by Asayish and were released after a few days.
... be mobile so refugees can use it. He has named his project Hujam after a Kurdish peshmerga fighter beheaded by ISIS militants. The ease of producing this device has made the university think about expanding the project, and making more for the market.
activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights said they will march for LGBT pride in Istanbul on Sunday, despite a ban by the governor.
Moscow has fired missiles from the Mediterranean at militants' positions in Syria before, including launches from a submarine and a frigate in May at the targets in the area of the ancient city of Palmyra.
THIS is the brave Irishman who has joined the battle to liberate so-called Islamic State's self-proclaimed capital Raqqa. The 39-year-old uploaded a video of himself just kilometres from the frontlines of the city, where Kurdish-led fighters called the ...
With Turkish-backed Syrian rebels facing major defeats by both the Russia-backed Syrian military and the U.S.-backed Kurdish militants, Thursday's announcement that Turkey and Russia agreed to allow international forces into areas of respective ...
In 2016, the events were again banned amid a spate of deadly attacks blamed on the Islamic State group or Kurdish militants. Still, LGBTI activists tried to converge on Taksim leading to skirmishes with police. Organizers believe that the celebrations ...
Moscow has fired missiles from the Mediterranean at militants' positions in Syria before, including launches from a submarine and a frigate in May at the targets in the area of the ancient city of Palmyra.
The Turkish Armed Forces killed 53 militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party, which is outlawed in Turkey, during anti-terrorist operations in the eastern and southeast regions of the country during the past week, local media reported Friday, citing the ...
Moscow has fired missiles from the Mediterranean at militants' positions in Syria before, including launches from a submarine and a frigate in May at the targets in the area of the ancient city of Palmyra.
Ankara (Reuters) - Two Turkish soldiers died at the hospital where they were receiving treatment following clashes with militants in the mainly Kurdish southeast, the army said on Thursday. The soldiers were wounded during an operation targeting ...
Ankara, Turkey - Turkish officials said Thursday that U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has written to his Turkish counterpart, reassuring him that arms provided to Syrian Kurdish fighters would be taken back once Islamic State militants are ousted ...
Defense Secretary James Mattis has reassured his Turkish counterpart that the U.S. would reclaim weapons supplied to Kurdish militants after defeating the ...
Ankara, Turkey -- Turkish officials said Thursday that U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has written to his Turkish counterpart, reassuring him that arms provided to Syrian Kurdish fighters would be taken back once ISIS militants are ousted from their ...
Ankara (Reuters) - Two Turkish soldiers died at the hospital where they were receiving treatment following clashes with militants in the mainly Kurdish ...
Syrian government and allied troops have inserted themselves into the battle against Islamic State militants by capturing key areas on the flanks of the coalition-led battle to seize Raqqa.
Turkey, which first deployed its ground forces in Syria last year, sees Syrian Kurdish fighters as an extension of its Kurdish insurgents who have waged a three decade-long insurgency against Ankara. A Syrian opposition official said an unusually ...
The RCC was established in April by Kurdish and Arab allies of the U.S.-led coalition that began attacking Raqqa this month, to replace militant rule in a part of Syria long beyond President Bashar al-Assad's control. The campaign against Islamic State ...
Turkey bolstered its ground forces in northern Syria in a possible lead-up to renewed battles between the Turkish military and local Kurdish forces, a monitoring ...
A group of peshmerga soldiers shown at their positions in southern Tuz Khurmatu following clashes with ISIS militants on June 20, 2017.
Turkey has sent new military reinforcements including troops, vehicles and equipment into northern Syria, a war monitoring group and rebel and Kurdish sour.
The city of Kobane and hundreds of villages in its countryside have been under the control of the Kurdish people's Protection Units (YPG) for more than two years.
Tuz Khurmatu - One peshmerga was killed and another wounded after Islamic State (ISIS) militants launched a wide-range attack late on Monday (June 19) at the Zarga frontlines west of Tuz Khurmatu.
Dr. Haraldsson: Well, I didn't really come to know them in Iceland. I came to know some Kurdish students when I was studying in Berlin in 1961-62.
Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gather around a dead body of an ISIS militant after expelling the radical group from Tel Abyad city in Syria's northeastern Raqqa province.
Mosul, Iraq - A planted bomb exploded near four journalists, hitting three French nationals and a Kurd in the troubled Old Mosul district on Monday, as Iraqi forces push ISIS out of the group's last and symbolic holdout in the city.
"It is very hard to defend an ISIS suspect in court, but this is law and we only fulfill our legal duties as lawyers," said Hajar Subhi, a Kurdish lawyer who has provided legal defenses for five alleged ISIS militants. Subhi described his own feelings ...
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday captured a new district in the city of Raqqa after heavy clashes with Islamic State's (ISIS) jihadists, military sources reported.
(IraqiNews.com) A Kurdish official has said that Islamic State militants trained more than 1600 Yazidi children on killing, battling, committing suicide and beheading over the past three years, DPA reported.
Leadership of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday that in 10 days of fighting they have controlled four districts in Raqqa city, killed 312 ISIS militants and have captured seven ISIS Jihadists alive since the Raqqa city ...
Along with supporting Iraqi government forces, the United States backs Syrian and Kurdish rebels fighting Assad's government in Damascus.
Both governments in Iraq and Erbil engaged in political spats over regions recaptured by Kurdish peshmerga (army) troops from the Islamic State militants since campaigns against the group launched in October. A statement by Abadi's office late Saturday ...
Turkish forces enter Kurdish territory north Iraq, clash with PKK. June 18, 2017 Kurdish Region, ... Turkey's military forces on Saturday crossed the border into Iraq and clashed with rebel fighters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Iraqi ...
In March, Kurdish people's Protection Units (YPG) General command spokesperson told Sputnik that continuous shelling of villages in Syria's Afrin by the Turkish military resulted in ten civilian casualties.
The Turkish government views Syria's Kurdish people's Protection Units, known as YPG, as a terrorist organization and an extension of Kurdish militants who have been waging a three-decade-long insurgency against Turkey. Mohammed Izzo, 28, who also ...
Raqqa, Syria: Kurdish fighter Habun Kamishli proudly recalled the cat-and-mouse game she played with a Daesh (ISIS) suicide bomber in the Syrian town of Raqqa, where the militant group is currently defending its Syrian capital. "I was standing ...
Earlier this month, the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) that rules from the Iraqi city of Erbil announced that it would be holding an independence referendum, in what Kurdish quarters have hailed as the realisation of a long-held Kurdish dream. The ...
A man holds the Kurdish flag on September 4, 2011 during a demonstration in Stockholm against operations by Iran and Turkey against Kurdish separatist rebels in Iraq. AFP PHOTO /JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN ...
Erdogan said the protesters were members of an outlawed Kurdish militant group and the US police failed to act. He vowed to fight the decision on legal and political grounds.
(ARA News) Supported by Turkey's military, Syrian Islamist groups launched on Wednesday an offensive against Kurdish villages in the district of Afrin, northwest of Aleppo province.
As the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) seeks to restore pre-2014 levels of attractiveness to its energy sector from an investment standpoint, it grapples with several key challenges.
NRT English brings you the latest news from Kurdistan, Iraq, and the region.
This is 4th ISIS attack on peshmerga positions near Tuz Khurmatu in a month.
Damascus, Syria (8: 05 A.M.) - Hundreds of civilians of the Yezidi minority have been either displaced or kidnapped in the northern countryside of Aleppo by the Turkish-backed militants, Syria's Kurdish National Council said. The KNC accused the ...
Damascus, Syria (11:00 P.M.) - With ISIS losing turf all over the battlefield of northern Syria, its commanders have opted for an attritional battle in Raqqa city while armed drones do the caliphate's dirty work in its countryside.
Damascus, Syria (9:00 P.M.) - Over the past two days, rare clashes have erupted between the predominately Kurdish 'Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) and ...
Beirut, Lebanon (2:30 P.M.) - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched a surprise offensive in the western part of Aleppo City, Monday, targeting the jihadist rebel defenses in the Daret 'Izza area. The SDF's assault was initially ...
rebel fighters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Tuesday launched an offensive against Turkey's military forces in the Kurdish-majority province of Diyarbakir. The PKK attacked a Turkish army convoy with mortar fire and explosive ... of ...
Ankara (Reuters) - Turkey's military killed 20 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes targeting southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq, the army said in a statement on Tuesday.
Ankara (Reuters) - Turkey's military killed 20 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes targeting southeastern Turkey and ...


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