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To recapture oil fields lost in the war, forces backed by Assad crossed the Euphrates into territory taken from ISIS by the U.S. and our Kurd allies. The U.S. response was a barrage of air and artillery strikes that killed 100 soldiers. What this signals is that, though ISIS has been all but evicted from Syria, the ...
Those are some of the low points of two new videos of what appear to be Turkish-backed fighters abusing the mutilated body of a Kurdish fighter. The videos, which were posted on Saturday by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, have caused an unusual uproar in a war in which hard-to-watch ...

The conflict between Turkey and the Kurds has escalated since Turkey started a military offensive against the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin on Jan. 20. The Kurdish militia, the People's Protection Units, which is the United States-led coalition's top partner in the fight against the Islamic State, controls Afrin.
In Iran, the Kurdish people of the west have suffered significant persecution at the hands of the Islamic republic, while in Iraq, the Kurds of the north were confronted with a well-organised military operation. They also faced a diplomatic initiative that illustrated that, even in the fractious world of Middle East ...
After a multi-day artillery barrage, the Turkish Army has begun its push into Afrin, a district of Syria which has been governed by Syrian Kurds ever since they defeated al Qaeda and Islamic State terrorists. Turkish officials say they plan to set up a buffer zone extending almost 20 miles into Syria from the ...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an angry man at the best of times, but on Monday he outdid himself: “This is what we have to say to all our allies: don't get in between us and terrorist organisations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences.” That was a barely veiled threat ...

President Erdogan just threatened to crush the "terror army" - what he calls the American-armed and supported Kurdish troops assembling on Turkey's Syrian border - by putting the developing 30,000 Kurd anti-ISIS force directly in Ankara's crosshairs. Erdogan promised to "strangle" this U.S.-backed force ...
It may be the case that Masoud Barzani, veteran leader of the Kurdish enclave in northern Iraq, is a foolish dreamer whose desire to bequeath a personal legacy has trumped common sense. It is conceivable that, had Barzani backed down, the government in Baghdad would have abandoned decades of ...
The rest of Iraq, the US, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the UK, the EU and the Arab League all oppose the vote thanks to concerns ranging from Kurdish secessionism within their own borders and the furthering of ethnic divisions to the immense dangers it poses in a perilously unstable region – particularly ...
Valls told Rudaw in an interview that the Kurds have been allies of the West and ... Manuel Valls: In my opinion, the participation and actions of ...
Year after arrests, Turkey pro-Kurd party weakened but defiant ... Opinion polls -- to be treated with caution in Turkey -- suggest it is currently ...
(CNN) Two weeks ago, one of Iraq's top security officials asked a trusted Kurdish intermediary to deliver a message to Massoud Barzani, ...
The Kurds want Kirkuk to be part of a future independent state of Kurdistan, controlled from its ... Here's the thing: It was only an opinion poll.
BAGHDAD — Kurdish and Iraqi officials rushed Friday to calm fears of impending military action around the contested city of Kirkuk.
So far, Israel has been the only state to support the Kurdish secession from Iraq, even celebrating the outcome of the September 25 referendum ...
Pesh merga troops near an image of Jalal Talabani, a Kurd and former Iraqi ... Washington's opinion of Mr. Hussein changed, of course.
Following the first Gulf War in 1991, the U.S. enforced a no-fly zone over the Iraqi Kurds' enclave in northeastern Iraq to protect them from ...

A general view of Kurdish parliamentarians sitting during a session of ... My personal opinion is that the current government should resign ...
Men bought and sold prayer beads last month in front of the citadel in Erbil, a Unesco World Heritage site, in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
In Syria, a U.S.-backed coalition of Syrian Kurd and Syrian Arab fighters is making headway against Islamic State militants battling to defend ...
In my opinion, the process of the formation of the Kurdish State is irreversible because of the energy of this very specific and unique people.
On September 25, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq will hold a referendum to become an independent country. Iraqi Kurdistan ...
Hamdi Ulukaya is a Kurd born in Turkey who now runs the most popular Greek yogurt company in America. The point is that everything great ...
Why weren't Yezidis' opinion considered in the survey report? ... The Kurdistan government and every Kurd in the region obstinately insist that ...
In our world of nation-states, it's perfectly fine to be a proud Irish, French, Dutch, Turk, Arab, Kurd or Russian. For Americans who lost links to ...
Iraq's Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani (C) sits during his ..... autonomy or independence...will happen in my opinion for all Kurds ...
How they got their homeland back can help Kurds get ours. ... that might remind one of a young Kurd's love for his girlfriend and Kurdistan.
However, the clashes of Erdogan with the west in general and America in particular, mainly in relation to the support of the Kurds by the latter, ...
Summary⎙ Print The secessionist wing in Iraqi Kurdistan is working on using demands .... You are shia , so your opinion is irrelevant here .
Shaswar Qadir, a self made Kurdish businessman and owner of the ... The Washington Post ran an opinion piece about the referendum, ...
The Kurds do the same to their neighbors in Syria under the mask of being some weird hybrid the US calls a "moderate terrorist", but being ...
The American and Kurdish flags woven together with roses at an American independence day event in the Kurdistan Region on July 4, 2017.
He said there were obstacles facing the Kurdistan Region in term of its domestic politics, but what mattered in his opinion was the Kurdish unity ...
With the madness and sheer chaos of the political climate across the world you often wonder is there even a need for satire in 2017. Anytime I ...
Iran and Turkey are, for obvious reasons, opposed to the long-cherished Kurdish move towards independence. Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of ...
A member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, known as the Y.P.G., ... The P.K.K., a Marxist-leaning Kurdish nationalist organization, was ...
Kurdish fighters from the YPG – the Peoples' Protection Units – guard a convoy of US military vehicles in the Syrian town of Darbasiya, near the ...
Muslims, whether Turk or Arab or Kurd, shared with the imperial government ..... Hafez al-Assad made two attempts to cater to Muslim opinion.
“We believe in God first, Trump second,” says a Christian man in Ainkawa, Erbil, in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq. “You hear it said often ...
All are trying, in some cases using threats, to stop the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the semi-autonomous administration of the ...
'Ribwar' is a Jewish Kurd living in Tel Aviv, Israel. A friend of several years, we met recently at the Grand Istanbul Hotel in Erbil. As we sat in the ...
“I support independence as a Kurd, because our people dream of freedom. It is time to unite Kurdistan around our shared culture, our shared ...


 

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