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Turkey regards the Syrian Kurdish fighters, known collectively as the Y.P.G., as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, the Kurdish rebel group that has sought autonomy from Turkey since the 1980s. Ankara has demanded that the Y.P.G. not take ...
Beirut - Airstrikes in Syria killed up to 22 people, mostly children, on Wednesday when warplanes struck a residential area housing a school complex in the northern rebel-held province of Idlib, activists and rescue workers said. A team of first ...

Hundreds of Turkey's Kurds staged nationwide protests after Turkish authorities detained the co-mayors of the predominantly Kurdish southeastern city of Diyarbakir in an alleged terror probe. Gultan Kisanak, a former member of parliament before her ...
Aleppo, Syria (8:15 P.M.) - The Kurdish-led "Syrian Democratic Forces" (SDF) launched a powerful attack against the Turkish-backed rebels of Jabhat Al-Shamiya (Levantine Front) in the northern Aleppo countryside, expelling them from another village ...
Kirkuk police Chief, Brigadier Sarhad Qadir said Kurdish security forces launched a large-scale raid in the village of Sari Tapa in Laylan sub-district, located in southeast of Kirkuk, killing five ISIS militants. "Coalition warplanes informed Kurdish ...

Damascus, Syria (12:00 P.M.) - The Free Syrian Army (FSA) accused the Syrian Air Force of carrying out airstrikes against their units combatting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at Tal Jijan in northern Aleppo.
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh - peshmerga forces announced on Sunday killing dozens of ISIS militants and destructing eight booby-trapped vehicles, as well as besieging eight villages in the axis of Bashiqa.
Sheikh Abdullah Alyawer, a tribal leader in the town of Rabia, on Iraq's border with Syria, told CNN Monday that dozens of ISIS militants and their families were fleeing the city each day, and crossing into Syria at Ba'aaj, an ISIS-controlled crossing ...
Kurdish forces have carried out new attacks on positions of so-called Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq to retake the town of Bashiqa, near Mosul.
Kirkuk's Kurdish factions call for provincial elections despite Baghdad's opposition 'Important' Kirkuk oil well repaired after 43 days, ready to resume exports Forces poised to attack Hawija urge locals to revolt against ISIS Kirkuk returns 8,000 ...
A CENTURY and a half of Kurdish history stares at Altan Tan from the photographs in his office on the outskirts of Diyarbakir, the heart of Turkey's restive south-east.
The armed forces added that the jets targeted areas recently captured by the YPG north of the embattled city of Aleppo, destroying nine buildings "used as ammunition depots," one armored and four other vehicles operated by the Kurdish forces. Turkey ...
More recently, as Dabiq was surrounded on three sides by the Turkish-backed rebel force, Islamic State followers "began to frantically explain why the approaching showdown in Dabiq would not be THE showdown," Will McCants, the author of "The ISIS ...
Iraqi and Kurdish forces say they have retaken a number of villages outside the northern city of Mosul, as they press an offensive to reclaim control of the area from Islamic State militants. The operation, backed by airstrikes from a U.S.-led ...
Thousands of Iraqi and Kurdish forces are preparing for a looming battle to dislodge Islamic State (IS) fighters from Hawija, a predominantly Sunni town that is the militant group's largest stronghold in Iraq after Mosul. "We are fighting to save ...

Spokeperson of the Syrian Kurdish YPG, Redur Khalil (L), Syrian rebel officer Husam Awaak (M) and spokesperson of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Tala Silo (R), speak at a press conference in Syria's northeastern mainly-Kurdish city of Hasaka, Syria, ...
"We are now witnessing the gradual collapse of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked [rebel] groups after their cooperation with Turkey," Deputy Chief of Free Officers Union, Hussam al-Awak, said "Those groups have been fighting the Syrian people on behalf of ...
Turkey sees the PKK Kurdish militants in Turkey and the Kurdish militia in Syria as terrorists but has strong relations with the Iraqi Kurdish government, not least through oil exports from Iraqi Kurdistan through Turkey. Ankara is determined to keep ...
Britain has killed more than 1,700 ISIS terrorists in air strikes in Iraq and Syria, according to official statistics. Figures to the end of September obtained by the Press Association under Freedom of Information laws show an estimated 1,571 fighters ...
insurgent groups like Hezbollah and the Islamic State group in Syria have learned how to weaponize surveillance drones and use them against each other, adding a new twist to the country's civil war, a U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) - militant groups like Hezbollah and the Islamic State group have learned how to weaponize surveillance drones and use them against each other and coalition forces, adding a new twist to the wars in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon said ...
In Syria, she joined the Kurdish people's Protection Unit (YPG), also serving with the all-female Kurdish faction known as the YPJ.
Stockholm (AP) - The head of a Kurdish satellite television station in Sweden says a European broadcasting service provider has shut down its signal under pressure from Turkey.
Hasakah - Kurdish fighters of the People's Protection Units (YPG) repelled a renewed attack by Islamic State's (ISIS) militants in Syria's northeastern Hasakah governorate, military sources reported on Tuesday. Clashes broke out in the vicinity of ...
Members of special security force patrol during a funeral ceremony for army officer Lt. Murat Taylan Oncel, 33, killed in a mortar attack Monday by Kurdish militants in Silvan, Diyarbakir, Turkey at the Kocatepe mosque in Ankara, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.
Mr. Kulter's case led some human rights advocates to accuse Turkish security forces of reverting to the practice of forced disappearances that was used during the earlier years of the Kurdish conflict in the 1990s. The last reported cases were in 2001 ...
"A person from Baquba who had joined ISIS through social media was captured by security forces in Qaratapa," Mohammed Haji Omer, a Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) official, told Rudaw.
Moscow (Sputnik) - Unmanned combat aerial vehicle killed five militants, two were killed in an air strike and another one by sniper fire in Cukurca district of the province, Anadolu news agency reported adding that the total number of PKK fighters ...
Turkey intervened in the Syrian conflict late in August in support of its allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters against ISIS. It plans to set up a safe zone to keep ISIS from the border and also stop the advance west of the Euphrates of the Kurdish ...
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels close in on IS-held Dabiq. Turkey-backed rebels are nearing the symbolically and religiously significant IS-held town of Dabiq.
In this still image taken from video provided by the Syrian government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, damaged buildings inside the Bustan Al-Basha neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.
The United States continues its quest to promote the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Unity Party (PYD) and its military wing the People's Protection Forces (YPG) as its main fighting force in Syria against the DAISH militants. It turns a complete blind eye ...
(CNN) - ISIS has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on Monday at a Kurdish wedding party in northeast Syria, the latest violent act to destabilize the embattled country.
Ankara, Turkey (AP) - Turkish military officials say 15 Syrian opposition fighters have been killed in an ongoing battle with Islamic State militants in northern Syria. The officials also say that about 35 Syrian rebels have been wounded in the ...
... soldiers, police to judges, aircraft pilots to journalists. In some areas, such as in eastern areas where there are large Kurdish populations, so many teachers have been detained - some accused of supporting the banned Kurdish rebel PKK group ...
Earlier, the U.S. suspended bilateral contacts with Russia amid new attacks on the rebel-held districts in the northern city of Aleppo, saying Russia had not lived up to terms of a recent agreement on a truce and humanitarian aid deliveries.
The past week's assault on rebel-held areas of the key city involved some of the worst violence since the start of the war in 2011.
Amman - A bomb killed at least 20 people at a Kurdish wedding in the northeast Syrian city of Hasaka on Monday, a Kurdish militia and a monitoring group said, while state media said the casualties had risen to at least 30 dead. ... A statement by Amaq ...
Ankara, Turkey (AP) - Fighting in northern Syria between Turkey-backed Syrian rebels and Islamic State militants killed at least 15 rebels as the opposition pressed toward a town of symbolic importance for the extremists, an activist group and Turkish ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Islamic State (ISIS) militants will either leave their stronghold of Mosul without major resistance or they will stay and fight a "bloody war," according to the veteran Kurdish commander, Babaker Zebari, who also served as the ...
The targeting of the M10 facility came hours before a suicide bomber targeted a Kurdish wedding on the outskirts of Hasaka and a day after another hospital in Syria, which had been dug into a mountain just outside the Hama province, was reportedly ...
The past week's assault on rebel-held areas of the key city involved some of the worst violence since the start of the war in 2011.
Hasakah - Clashes broke out on Sunday between the Kurdish people's Protection Units (YPG) and Islamic State (ISIS) militants. Local sources told ARA News that the fighting was centered between Margada and Azzawi, in Syria's northeastern Hasakah ...
Kurdish forces have reiterated several times peshmerga will participate in operations to regain Hawija from ISIS militants, saying they are waiting for an order to push out the militants. Hawija, located some 50 km southwest of Kirkuk city, became an ...
"The Syrian Army and Kurdish self-defense forces succeeded in breaking through the defense of terrorists and liberating the industrial zone of Shkeif in northwestern Aleppo, thereby pushing the enemy forces further away from Aleppo's northern supply ...
In Turkey, nearly every politician with the leftist, pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic party (HDP) is facing trial this fall.
In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, Syrians inspect damaged buildings after airstrikes by government helicopters on the rebel-held Aleppo neighborhood of Mashhad, Syria, Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016.
DUHOK, Kurdistan Region - A museum in Duhok has collected remains of over 500 different bombs that the Islamic State (ISIS) militants have used against peshmerga troops since 2014, when the war started, said a Peshmerga official. Major Mahdi Hussein ...


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