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Showing posts with label Kurds. Show all posts

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Kurds to Increase Cooperation with Syrian Gov't

Kurds to Increase Cooperation with Syrian Gov't
Chairman of the Kurds' Syrian Democratic Council Ilham Ahmad announced plans to set up offices in several Syrian cities, including Damascus.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Baghdad denies deal between Peshmerga, US-led coalition

deal between Peshmerga, US-led coalition
Iraq’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday denied reports that a deal had been struck between Peshmerga forces loyal to northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government and a U.S.-led coalition to “protect” Iraq’s Kirkuk province and other “disputed” parts of the country.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

US-Backed SDF Forces Fear Armed Uprising by Civilians in Northern Syria

US-Backed SDF Forces Fear Armed Uprising by Civilians in Northern Syria
Fierce tensions have started between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and civilians in Eastern Deir Ezzur as armed uprisings against the SDF have spread in occupied areas in Northern Syria.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Over 4,200 Kurdish Militias Killed, Held Captive in Turkish Army "Operation"/invasion in Northern Syria

Kurdish Militias
The Turkish Army General Staff announced in a statement on Saturday that a sum of 4,254 Kurdish fighters have been killed or held captive in the operation in Afrin region that started on January 20.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Kurds call on Damascus to defend against Turks

Kurds call on Damascus to defend against Turks
Kurdish authorities in Syria's northern Afrin enclave have called on Syrian troops to defend the region's border, as a Turkish offensive continues there.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Turkey air strikes hit Kurdish positions in Syria

Turkey air strikes hit Kurdish positions in Syria
Turkish warplanes struck positions of a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province today, opening a new front in the Syrian civil war and raising the prospect of deeper strains between Turkey and Washington.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Syria congress to go ahead despite Turkey ‘reservations’ over YPG: Kremlin

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov
The Kremlin said on Nov. 23 that Turkey’s opposition to the participation of Kurdish militias in Syria’s political process would not stand in the way of a peace “congress” Moscow is seeking to organize in the near future.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Iraqi Kurdish Leader Barzani Says Will Step Down on Nov. 1

I will remain as a Peshmerga (Kurdish fighter)
Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani on Sunday confirmed his intention to step down on Nov. 1 and asked the Kurdish parliament to take measures to fill the presidential power vacuum.

Friday, 20 October 2017

US: Raqqa’s "liberation" marks 'beginning of a new phase'

US-backed forces succeed in making Raqqa 80 percent “uninhabitable”
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday congratulated the Syrian people and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the liberation of the city of Raqqa from Daesh.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Iraqi military positioned to stake claim over Kurdish stronghold Kirkuk

Iraqi military
An elite unit of the Iraqi military on Friday took control of a military base outside Kirkuk, a site that had been under control of Kurdish forces for several years.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Turkey halts flights to northern Iraq, issues travel warning

Turkey halts flights to northern Iraq
Turkey has issued a new travel warning to Turkish nationals after Turkey’s consulate in Arbil announced that Turkish airline companies will halt flying to northern Iraq after 6:00 p.m. on Friday Sept. 29 until further notice at the request of Baghdad, following a referendum for independence held by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Thursday, 21 September 2017

En attendant Godot: French president asks Kurd leader to delay region poll

French president asks Kurd leader to delay region poll
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday asked Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani to postpone next week’s controversial referendum on Kurdish regional independence.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Pentagon: Russia knowingly hit US-backed SDF in Syria

Russia knowingly hit US-backed SDF in Syria
Russian air strikes have targeted US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition advisers east of the Euphrates River in Syria's Deir Az Zor province, according to the Pentagon.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Iraq’s Kurdish parliament approves September 25 independence referendum

an independent Kurdish state could fuel separatism among their own Kurdish populations
Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region's parliament approved a plan to hold a Sept. 25 referendum on independence, ignoring Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish opposition as well as U.S and Western concern that the vote could cause new conflicts in the region.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

KRG to maintain plan for holding independence referendum: Official

Kurds turkey iran iraq syria
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will maintain their plan to hold a referendum on independence on Sept. 25, despite a U.S. request to postpone it, a high-ranking Kurdish official told Reuters on Aug. 12.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Challenges remain after Mosul liberation: UN envoy

kurds iraq
The path to conclusively defeat Daesh is fraught with difficulties despite a major victory in Mosul, the United Nations' special envoy on Iraq said Monday.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Turkish Military Op/invasion Against Kurds in Syria's Afrin Could Begin 'Any Time Soon'

A joint military operation between the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Turkish Armed Forces against Kurdish military units in the Syrian city of Afrin could take place any time soon, a FSA commander told Sputnik Turkey.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Turkey 'Should Develop Ties With Russia' to Oppose US 'Plan' for Mideast

For Turkey, it is more important to maintain cooperation in the region with Russia than with the United States, the chairman of Turkey’s Felicity Party (SAADET) told Sputnik.

Friday, 2 June 2017

KRG PM Barzani discusses ties, war against Daesh in Iraq and Syria with Putin, Lavrov

Northern Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Friday on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

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