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U.S. bombers hit Islamic State militants in Libya: U.S. defense officials
Reuters - 2017-01-19 16:00
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. B-2 bombers carried out air strikes against Islamic State camps outside of Sirte, Libya, on Wednesday night, killing dozens of militants, U.S. defense officials said on Thursday. ...

Germany says boosting defense spending, demands clear U.S. agenda
Reuters - 2017-01-18 21:24
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany, under fire from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for not meeting NATO's defense spending goal, is boosting military budgets, but also wants Trump to map out a consistent foreign policy agenda, Defense Minister Ursula von der L ...

Only IS a target, not Kurds: US official tells Turkey
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 11:46
The only target for the US-led coalition is IS, and not the city of Manbij that has been cleared from IS by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Acting US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Elissa Slotkin, said ...

US Assistant Secretary of Defense tells Turkey: only ISIS a target, not Kurds
ARA News - 2017-01-16 01:54
ARA News Acting US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Elissa Slotkin, said the only target for the US-led coalition is ISIS, and not the city of Manbij that has been cleared from ISIS by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Fo ...

Defense Body discusses forming military regiments with Afrin People
ANHA - 2017-01-15 13:26
The Defense and Protection Body in Afrin canton launched a campaign to identify and form military regiment within YPG in each province, the body held a congress with people in Shara province to identify the role of the military regiments in the canton. ...

Êzidî youths: We demand an autonomous and free Shengal
ANF/English - 2017-01-14 16:02
Youths from the Êzidî town of Shengal, South Kurdistan stated that they want an autonomous Shengal in order that their security and defense be secured. ...

Syrian Kurds call on Iraqi Kurdistan to reveal warplanes identity
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
Iraqi Kurdistan rejects PYD allegations QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The head of Defense Body in Jazeera canton in Syrian Kurdistan, Rezan Gilo, demanded Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government KRG to uncover warplanes identity that launched from a military ...

Kurdish Yazidi activist Nadia Murad visits Barcelona FC
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
BARCELONA,— Kurdish Yazidi activist and survivor of enslavement by the Islamic State group Nadia Murad, who became a global icon in the defense of human rights, was invited by the Barcelona Football Club Foundation to visit the Spanish city of Barcelona a ...

US Defense Chief: ISIS leader "moves around" Orient Net - CNN Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, in unusually revealing comments, told CNN’s Charlie Rose in an ..
Orient News - 2017-01-14 02:07

Nadia Murad Visits Barcelona FC to Discuss Gender Equality
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
LEEDS — Nadia Murad, the 23 year-old Kurdish Yezidi woman who survived Islamic State (IS) captivity and became a global icon in the defense of human rights, was invited by the Barcelona Football Club Foundation to visit the Spanish city of Barcelona and ...

Russia, Iran likely focus at hearing on Trump pick for defense chief
Reuters - 2017-01-12 13:08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Pentagon is expected to field tough questions about civilian control of the military as well as future U.S. policy toward Russia and Iran during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thur ...

U.S. probe clears forces over civilian deaths in northern Afghan city
Reuters - 2017-01-12 10:59
KABUL (Reuters) - A U.S. military investigation confirmed that dozens of Afghan civilians were killed in a special forces operation near the northern city of Kunduz last year, but found troops had acted in self-defense and decided no action would be taken ...

Colombia seized record 378 tonnes of cocaine in 2016, murders down
Reuters - 2017-01-11 20:11
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's armed forces seized a record 378.3 tonnes of cocaine in 2016, nearly 50 percent more than the year before, while murder were down by 4 percent, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said on Wednesday. ...

Turkish helicopters bomb the rural areas of Syrian Kurdistan: YPG
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Three Turkish military helicopters have entered Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) airspace and bombarded the rural areas of the Kurdish region. The Syrian Kurdish YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Office said in a statement the Turki ...

Turkey paying price for U.S. alliance with Syrian Kurds: defense minister
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkey and the region are paying the price for the United States choosing the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia as a partner in the fight against Islamic State, Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday. Speaking to broadcaster Haberturk, Isik ...

Pentagon chief says U.S. troops will be needed in Iraq after Mosul falls
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
WASHINGTON,— The United States could leave a residual military force in Iraq after the Islamic State is pushed out of its last stronghold there, Defense Secretary Ash Carter indicated Tuesday, saying militants loyal to the terror group will continue to po ...

Turkey says to discuss troops withdrawal with Iraq after Mosul operation: minister
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkish troops’ withdrawal from a base near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul will be discussed with Baghdad after the area is completely rid of Islamic State (IS) group, Turkey’s defense minister said Wednesday. “The main aim of the Bashiqa camp ...

Rezan Gilo calls Kurdistan Region to reveal warplanes identity
ANHA - 2017-01-11 15:28
MIDYA HANAN QAMISHLO- The head of Defense Body in al-Jazeera canton Rezan Gilo demanded the government of Kurdistan region to uncover warplanes identity that launched from military bases in Bashor Kurdistan and assaulted al-Jazeera canton areas. on Januar ...

HPG reports ongoing Turkish airstrikes on Medya Defense Zones
ANF/English - 2017-01-11 13:26
HPG reported continued airstrikes by Turkish aircraft on guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in South Kurdistan territory. ...

PHOTOS: Peshmerga Ministry establishes first chemical defense division
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-11 04:09
Members of the Peshmerga chemical defense division participating in a theoritical session in Germany, Jan. 7, 2017. (Photo: Islam Chali) ...

Russia might use combat robots in Syria - Defense expert
Orient News - 2017-01-10 02:00

PHOTOS: Dutch Defense and Development ministers arrive in Erbil
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-09 23:07

U.S. says Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels
Reuters - 2017-01-09 14:55
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels after they closed in at a high rate of speed near the Strait of Hormuz, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday. ...

France thwarts 24,000 cyber attacks
Waar Media - 2017-01-08 14:27
Waar, Duhok: French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said his country was subject of 24,000 cyber-attacks last year. Le Drian said such attacks were increasing and this year’s presidential election could be targeted. According to the defense minister, ...

French military to boost defenses against cyber attacks: minister
Reuters - 2017-01-08 01:22
PARIS (Reuters) - France is no less vulnerable than the United States to cyber attacks from foreign countries and the French military will boost its resources to defend against them, the French defense minister said on Sunday. ...

HPG reports Turkish airstrikes on Medya Defense Zones
ANF/English - 2017-01-07 13:52
The Press Office of People's Defense Forces (HPG) released a statement providing information regarding the airstrikes carried out by Turkish warplanes in PKK-held Medya Defense Zones yesterday evening. ...

Abdu Ibrahim calls Rojava people to return home
ANHA - 2017-01-07 11:58
Head of Defense and Self-protection Body in Afrin canton Abdu Ibrahim called Syrian people particularly Rojava people in Turkey to get back to their country. ...

YPG Has to Return Control of Territories to Damascus: Official
BAS News - 2017-01-06 17:43
Haisam Hasoun says sooner or later, YPG has to return the control of all the territories under its control ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People's Defense Units (YPG) which is the major constituent of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will soon abandon the ...

Türkiye'nin savunma bütçesi belli oldu
IMPN - 2017-01-06 16:28
Askeriye ve savunma hizmeti veren Jane’s Defense Budgets isimli kurumun yayınladığı raporda, ülkelerin savunma ihtiyacına ayırdıkları bütçe açıklandı. ...

658 self-defense soldiers graduate in Afrin
ANHA - 2017-01-06 12:47
658 self-defense soldiers in the second group of the eigth training sessions which took place in the Martyr Azad Academy have completed their training. ...

ghters join the self-defense units
ANHA - 2017-01-06 12:47
DERIK – More than 350 youngsters completed their training and took their places as the self-defense soldiers. With the participation of 350 young people, the basic training period for self-defense military service which started in the Gir Zira Academy cam ...

Turkey paying price for U.S. alliance with Syrian Kurdish militia: defense minister
Yahoo - 2017-01-06 10:40

Turkey paying price for U.S. alliance with Syrian Kurdish militia: defense minister
Reuters - 2017-01-06 10:21
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and the region are paying the price for the United States choosing the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia as a partner in the fight against Islamic State, Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday. ...

UK to build prototype ‘laser weapon’
Waar Media - 2017-01-06 01:10
Waar, Duhok: The UK is planning to produce a prototype laser weapon that could benefit its armed forces. The news surfaced after the country’s defense ministry awarded a £30m contract to produce such a weapon. The contract was picked up by a consortium of ...

YPG releases the 2016 balance sheet of war
ANHA - 2017-01-05 21:30
The YPG (People's Defense Units) Press Office on Thursday released the balance sheet of war for 2016. ...

Austrian defense minister eyes plan to overhaul EU migrant policy: Bild
Reuters - 2017-01-05 20:46
BERLIN (Reuters) - Austria's defense minister has drafted a plan that would overhaul the European Union's migrant policy by establishing a ceiling for migration and only permitting applications for asylum from outside the EU, Germany's Bild newspaper repo ...

YPG releases balance sheet of war for 2016
ANF/English - 2017-01-05 15:03
YG said 2016 was a year of great importance for the Rojava Revolution as their forces fulfilled a defense mission along all border lines and joined the operations Wrath of Khabur, Elin and Cudi, Manbij and Wrath of Euphrates within the body of SDF. ...

Taiwan's military may be first casualty in pension crisis
Reuters - 2017-01-05 00:13
TAIPEI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Taiwan's military pension fund may be in default by 2020 after years of widening deficits, raising alarm about the island's defense stability when tensions are heating up with political foe China. ...

US Will Conditionally Assist Turkey in Al-Bab Operation
BAS News - 2017-01-04 18:59
The condition is thought to be the halt of Turkish attacks against PYD MOSCOW — A source from the US Department of Defense has pointed out that several conditions must be fulfilled, in order for the US to assist Turkey in the Al-Bab operation. Pentagon an ...

The first battalion of Special Forces HPX in Afrin Graduated
ANHA - 2017-01-04 17:20
The Defense Body and YPG in Afrin canton celebrated the graduation of the first battalion of Special Forces (HPX) affiliated to Self Defense Duty Forces. ...

HPG: 3,404 soldiers and policemen were killed in 2016
ANHA - 2017-01-03 15:00
NEWS DESK- People Defense Forces(HPG) assured that 3,404 Turkish soldiers and policemen including 38 officers have been killed during 2016, F-16 jet, 3 helicopters, 8 tanks, 166 armored vehicles were also destroyed, the forces also assured that 585 HPG fi ...

No violations in Syria ceasefire so far, says Turkish defense minister Orient Net There have not been any violations so far that could "undermine" the ceasefire in Syria, ..
Orient News - 2017-01-01 02:00

ISIS 'defense wall' runs through eastern Mosul
Rûdaw - 2016-12-30 00:21
'ISIS militants have built a defense wall in the eastern neighborhoods of Mosul ...

Necmiye Alpay: There is nothing concrete in the indictment
ANF/English - 2016-12-29 15:43
During her defense at the 23rd Heavy Penal Court in İstanbul today, Necmiye Alpay corrected the presiding judge and said “I did not turn myself in, I gave my statement.” ...

Russia says no sign of fire or blast in Black Sea jet crash wreckage: TASS
Reuters - 2016-12-29 10:32
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that no signs of damage from an explosion or fire had been found on the wreckage of a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday, killing all 92 people on board, the TASS news age ...

US official says top Islamic State commander killed in Syria
Daily Mail - 2016-12-29 02:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. defense official is confirming that a top Islamic State military commander was killed by a coalition airstrike in Syria on Mo... ...

Japan's defense minister visits Yasukuni shrine after Pearl Harbor trip
Reuters - 2016-12-29 02:37
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defense minister visited a controversial shrine to Japan's war dead on Thursday, just after accompanying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a historic visit to Pearl Harbor, where Japan's attack brought the United States into World War ...

Iran says it warns off foreign planes near defense drills
NRT - 2016-12-28 19:02

Tehran says Aleppo is its first revolution defense line
Orient News - 2016-12-26 02:02

Russian military plane crashes, no survivors
Waar Media - 2016-12-25 14:37
Waar, Duhok: A Russian military plane carrying 92 people has crashed into the Black, Russian Defense Ministry said. The doomed plane, which disappeared from radar two minutes after taking off, was heading for Latakia in Syria. Debris and several bodies ha ...

No survivors seen at crash site near Sochi, says defense ministry
NRT - 2016-12-25 14:15

She was rescued by the People's Defense Forces (HPG) Ezidi woman sold as sex-slave five times by ISIS speaks about abuse
NRT - 2016-12-25 11:32

HSM denies HRW report on the recruitment of children by PKK
ANF/English - 2016-12-24 14:23
People’s Defense Center (HSM) Headquarters Command denied the HRW report on the recruitment of child soldiers by the Kurdish movement, stressing that they strictly abide by all the agreements they made with international powers. ...

US Defense criticizes Washington's failure to deliver purchased arm to Peshmerga
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-24 04:20
A flag of the autonomous Kurdistan Region flies next to Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers standing on a tank as they hold a position on the front line in Khazer, near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, west of Erbil, on September 7, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Safin Ha ...

More than 160 types of weapons tested in Syria says Russian Defense Minister
Orient News - 2016-12-23 02:02

Canadian defense minister arrives in Erbil, meets with Nechirvan Barzani
KurdPress - 2016-12-22 12:05
The Canadian defense minister and his accompanying delegation arrived in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region, and held a meeting with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday December 21, the KRG official w ...

KRG PM meets with Canadian Defense Minister
NRT - 2016-12-21 20:49

Iran, Iraq stage joint navy drills in Persian Gulf
KurdPress - 2016-12-21 08:00
Iran and Iraq have staged naval maneuvers in the Persian Gulf, according to a statement by Iraqi Defense Ministry. ...

Russia, Turkey & Iran ready to be guarantors in resolving Syrian crisis – Russian defense minister — RT News
RT - 2016-12-20 23:31

Russian plane crushes in Siberia, 38 injured
Waar Media - 2016-12-19 17:22
Waar, Duhok: At least 38 people were injured after a Russian plane crush-landed in Siberia. The plane belonged to Russian defense ministry. The incident happened due to poor weather conditions. Reports said the plane may have been hit by a strong crosswin ...

Russia, Iran, Turkey to discuss future of Syria
Waar Media - 2016-12-19 17:22
Waar, Duhok: Foreign and defense ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey will discuss the future of Syria at talks in Moscow on Tuesday, Turkish and Russian officials said. “(The meeting) will be to understand the views of all three sides, laying out where w ...

German Defense Minister: Syrians will never forget Russia, Assad regime’s mercilessness Orient Net The German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen criticized the bombardment of civilians by Russian ..
Orient News - 2016-12-19 02:02

Iran, Russia defense ministers discuss Aleppo over phone
KurdPress - 2016-12-18 10:01
Iranian and Russian ministers of defense, in a telephone conversation on Saturday December 17, discussed the latest developments in the newly-liberated Syrian city of Aleppo. ...

HDP deputies to give joint statement of defense in judicial process
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2016-12-18 00:21

Michael Fallon: we’re training over 31,000 Iraqi and peshmerga troops
Waar Media - 2016-12-17 15:09
Waar, Duhok: The US-led coalition is training more than 31,000 Iraqi and Peshmerga troops and Islamic State militants now control less than 10% of Iraqi territory , UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said. Fallon’s statement came during a meeting in Lond ...

European Court of Human Rights Requests Turkish Gov’t Defense Over Long Curfew in Cizre
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2016-12-16 22:52

Nov. 2: Turkish Army Continues to Interrupt Areas Secured By the Defense Units, Attacks Tal Abyad, Kobani
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2016-12-16 22:52

Iran defense minister talks to Syrian counterpart on phone
KurdPress - 2016-12-15 10:27
Iran’s Minister of Defense Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan talked on phone with his Syrian counterpart Fadh Jassem al-Freij on Wednesday. ...

US Defense Secretary says American Special Forces needed to retake Raqqa from ISIS
ARA News - 2016-12-15 03:58
ARA News Erbil – The outgoing US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said that the city of Raqqa needs to be taken, since it’s the capital of the ISIS self-proclaimed Caliphate, and that’s why the US sent an additional 203 Special Forces and armed the Syrian ...

HPG: F-16 taken down in Amed
ANF/English - 2016-12-14 15:52
Peoples’ Defense Central Command announced that its Martyr Azad Farqin unit used special techniques to down a Turkish F-16 warplane in Amed on December 12. ...

US airstrikes kill three key Islamic State leaders in Syria
The Guardian - 2016-12-14 02:10
US defense secretary Ash Carter said: ‘We took out three key leaders in the last couple of weeks,’ including two involved in the 2015 Paris attacksUS airstrikes have killed three key leaders of the Islamic State group in Syria, including two involved in l ...

‘Many times I thought I’d die,’ Peshmerga awarded bravery medal by US defense chief
Rûdaw - 2016-12-13 12:20

US defense secretary visits US troops near Mosul fight
Orient News - 2016-12-13 02:01

U.s. Defense Secretary Arrives In Kurdistan Region
Rojikurd - 2016-12-13 00:06
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in the Kurdistan Region on Sunday (December 11) to meet Kurdish senior officials. According to Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook, Carter will meet Masoud Barzani during his visit in the region. The U.S. offic ...

US defense minister honors four Peshmerga forces with medals
KurdPress - 2016-12-12 11:24
U.S. Defense Minister, Ashton Carter, honored four Kurdish forces of Peshmerga with bravery medals. ...

Peshmerga Speaks to BasNews after Receiving Honor Medal from Carter
BAS News - 2016-12-12 08:03
The medal awarding can be interpreted as continued US support for Kurds ERBIL — One of the Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers whom were awarded honor medal by the US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the medal is to praise the bravery of each and every Pesh ...

US Committed to Military Agreement with Kurdistan Region: Carter
BAS News - 2016-12-12 08:03
The Pentagon chief highlighted military coordination between Erbil and Baghdad ERBIL — The United States will remain committed to the military agreement that was signed earlier this year between the Department of Defense and Peshmerga ministry, said top U ...

U.S.-led forces have killed or gravely injured more than 2,000 ISIS fighters in Mosul — as Defense Secretary Ash Carter pledges another 200 troops to help defeat terror group in Syria
Daily Mail - 2016-12-12 04:06
Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Sunday, where he will get an update on the push to seize the city of Mosul from ISIS. ...

US Defense Secretary awards 4 Peshmerga with medals for bravery
Rûdaw - 2016-12-12 00:36
Carter is in Erbil to meet with President Masoud Barzani ...

VIDEO: US Secretary of Defense awards four Peshmerga fighters
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-11 22:58
The US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter awards four Peshmerga fighters, Dec. 11, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Ashton Carter arrives in Baghdad as Mosul op. slows down
Waar Media - 2016-12-11 19:47
Waar, Duhok: US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Sunday arrived in Baghdad to meet with American commanders and Iraqi leaders to assess progress in the fight to retake Mosul from IS. The unannounced visit comes as Iraqi forces have slowed down their nea ...

US rejects plans to send stinger missiles to PYD
KurdPress - 2016-12-10 09:28
A U.S. official has categorically denied recent media reports claiming that Washington was preparing to send Stinger missiles, an effective weapon in air defense, to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). ...

US is sending 200 more troops to Syria to battle IS
Daily Mail - 2016-12-10 09:00
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria to help Kurdish and A... ...

Pentagon working to ease Kurdish-Turkish tensions in Syria
KurdPress - 2016-12-09 16:40
The US military is working to ease simmering tensions between Syrian Kurdish rebels and Turkey, both fighting the Islamic State group in northern Syria, US defense officials said Thursday, Pakistan Today reported. ...

Israeli Defense Minister: Iraq, Syria should be divided
Waar Media - 2016-12-08 19:31
Waar, Duhok: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the division of Iraq and Syria was the only solution to the conflicts of the Middle East. Lieberman said the current instability in the Middle East was a “historic earthquake” especially in Iraq ...

UN stops reporting Iraqi military casualties following Defense Ministry complaint
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-06 06:17
The United Nations stopped reporting Iraqi military casualties following the Iraqi Joint Operation Command's criticism of the UN publishing inaccurate figures. (Photo: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters) ...

US not abandoning Kurds: Former Pentagon, NATO official
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-06 06:17
Mary Beth Long, the former US Assistant Secretary of Defense. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

US will not abandon Kurds, says official
KurdPress - 2016-12-05 12:56
The United States will not give up its support for Kurdish groups in Syria and Iraq despite Turkey’s opposition, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Mary Beth Long has stated. ...

Iran fully receives S-300 system: MP
KurdPress - 2016-12-05 00:31
Spokesman of Iran parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Naqavi-Hosseini said Sunday that Russia fully delivered all parts of S-300 air defense system to Iran and the two countries have agreed to develop logistical and technic ...

Pentagon says Syrian Kurds will be part of forces protecting Manbij from IS
E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
WASHINGTON,— Kurds may be among local forces remaining in the Syrian city of Manbij to secure it against potential attack by Islamic State IS group, but the People’s Protection Units (YPG) have moved east of the Euphrates, US Department of Defense spokesm ...

Female municipality members receive self-defense training
ANHA - 2016-12-01 00:06
The female members of the Derik, Kojrat and Berav municipalities are receiving self-defense training. ...

VIDEO: ‘Kurdistan a reality, deserves US support’
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-30 16:16
Mary Beth Long, the former US Assistant Secretary of Defense. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Ebdo Ibrahim: Turkey wants to form a Sunni state in Syria
ANHA - 2016-11-29 18:56
The Afrin Canton Defense Council President Ebdo Ibrahim told ANHA that Turkey aims to partition the lands of Syria and wishes to create a Sunni state between Jarablus, al-Bab and Aleppo. ...

German arms company stops supplying weapons to NATO-member Turkey
ARA News - 2016-11-29 02:53
ARA News German defense manufacturing company Heckler & Koch will stop providing arms to Turkey. “We only want to deliver to reliable countries, also not countries that are unequivocal democratic, not corrupt, and are part of NATO or close to NATO,” an an ...

Barzani and US Defense Secretary Discuss Mosul
Kurdish Globe - 2016-11-28 19:12

Germany explores alternatives to Turkey's Incirlik air base
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-27 16:10
Germany's Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen addresses her army's Counter Islamic State contingent at Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey, July 1, 2016. (Photo: Bundeswehr/Reuters) ...

Turkey spreads aerial-defense system in Bab
ANHA - 2016-11-27 13:30
Some sources in Shahba regions pointed out that the Turkish occupation army has brought yesterday the Turkish-made ATILANN system: short-range aerial-defense batteries system to Bab to reinforce its troops in the Shahba region and protect its soldiers in ...

U.S. Sailor Killed in Syria Was Explosives Specialist
WSJ - 2016-11-26 04:58
A U.S. service member killed Thursday in Syria by an improvised bomb was a Navy sailor and an explosive ordnance disposal specialist, defense officials said Friday. ...

Canada expresses opposition to creation of Kurdish state in northern Iraq
KurdPress - 2016-11-26 00:57
The Canadian press secretary of defense ministry reiterated his country’s commitment to a united Iraq. ...

Kurdish YPG will protect Syria's Manbij from Daesh: US official
KurdPress - 2016-11-26 00:57
US Department of Defense spokesman Peter Cook said on Tuesday that Syrian Kurds may be among local forces remaining in the Syrian city of Manbij to secure it against potential attack by Daesh terror group, but the People's Protection Units (YPG) have mov ...

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