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Obama's defense chief doesn't see big changes in Iraq campaign
Reuters - 2017-03-29 01:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ash Carter, who until January was U.S. defense secretary, said on Tuesday he did not see major changes in the campaign against Islamic State since President Donald Trump took office, amid accusations the U.S. military may be relaxin ...

YPG: Shaddadi attacks repelled, at least 45 killed
ANHA - 2017-03-28 17:59
The People’s Defense Units (YPG) Press Centre published a statement about the attacks of Turkey and ISIS gangs that took place within two days. ...

40 youths from Aleppo join the YPG
ANF/English - 2017-03-28 13:59
40 new recruits have graduated from the first training cycle of the People's Defense Units (YPG) in Aleppo. ...

36 more youths join the YPG ranks in Hesekê
ANF/English - 2017-03-27 18:10
36 youths completed their training and joined the ranks of People's Defense Units (YPG) in Hesekê ...

Three soldiers killed in intensified clashes in Çarçela
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 22:34
Three soldiers have been killed during intensified clashes in Çarçela area of guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in South Kurdistan territory. ...

Military helicopter crashes in Ukraine, crew died
Reuters - 2017-03-26 17:49
KIEV (Reuters) - A small Ukrainian military helicopter crashed in the east of the country on Sunday, killing all crew members, Ukraine's defense ministry said. ...

Turkish army counts on toy balloons to track guerrillas
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
The Turkish army is counting on toy balloons with installed tracking devices in them which they randomly scatter around in Medya Defense Zones in order to monitor the movement of guerrillas. ...

Newroz celebrations by guerrillas continue
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
Guerrillas of the HPG (People's Defense Forces) and YJA-Star (Free Women's Troops) continue their celebrations to welcome the Kurdish New Year festival Newroz. ...

Germany blocking defense exports to Turkey
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
German government officials are blocking planned weapon deliveries to Turkey over concerns the equipment could be misused. ...

Raqqa battle starting in coming days - French defense minister
Orient News - 2017-03-25 02:01

Battle for key ISIS bastion to start in ‘days,’ French defense minister says
Waar Media - 2017-03-24 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: The battle to recapture the ISIS de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will begin in “days,” France’s defense minister said on Friday. “France has always said that Raqqa was a major objective,” French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on ...

French defense minister sees Raqqa battle starting in coming days
Reuters - 2017-03-24 08:58
PARIS (Reuters) - A battle against Islamic State to recapture the Syrian city of Raqqa is likely to start in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday. ...

Iraqi Forces Deny Civilian Casualties in Mosul Airstrike
BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
LEEDS — Iraqi Forces denied causing civilian casualties during airstrikes in the ongoing operation against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the western parts of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Defense M ...

UK honed attack response but feared unsophisticated 'lone wolf'
Reuters - 2017-03-23 20:47
LONDON (Reuters) - British police have spent years preparing the defense plan they put into action in London on Wednesday but have repeatedly said it would be difficult to stop a "lone wolf" attacker armed with unsophisticated weapons such as a car and a ...

Dozens killed, buried in rubble after Mosul air raid - Iraqi officials, residents
Reuters - 2017-03-23 20:30
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Dozens of residents were buried in collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after an air strike against Islamic State triggered a massive explosion last week and rescuers are still recovering bodies, civil defense agency official ...

Afrin canton says it has right to self-defense against Turkish attacks
NRT - 2017-03-23 13:16

Afrin Executive Board: we will resort to legal self-defense
ANHA - 2017-03-23 10:20
The Executive Board in Afrin canton said that they have the right to self-defense against Turkish aggression on Afrin villages lying at the borders. ...

Russia denies plans for new military bases in Syrian Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
MOSCOW,— Russia does not plan to open new military bases in Syrian Kurdistan, the defense ministry said on Monday, after the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said it had reached a deal with Moscow for a new military base in northwestern Syria. “There are no pl ...

Polish minister accuses EU's Tusk over Smolensk plane crash
Reuters - 2017-03-21 13:34
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's defense minister accused European Council President Donald Tusk of working with Russia's Vladimir Putin to harm Polish interests in connection with a 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others in Russia ...

YPG Spokesman: Agreement made with Russia
ANHA - 2017-03-20 21:05
The People's Defense Units (YPG) Spokesman Redur Khalil stated that Russian army units will be based in the district of Jandaris of the Afrin Canton under the agreement with Russia. ...

Turkey seeks diplomatic solution on Syria’s Manbij: minister
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
ANKARA,— Finding a diplomatic solution with the United States and Russia on northern Syria’s Manbij has become a necessity, and a military approach would only be considered if diplomacy failed, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday. The US ...

Iraq receives first batch of South Korean T-50 fighter jets
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— Iraq received on Thursday the first batch of South Korea’s T-50 light fighter jets, said the Iraqi Defense Ministry in a statement. The jets received aim to support Iraqi forces in dislodging Islamic State (IS) militants from the city of Mosul. ...

U.S. plans to send another 1,000 troops to Syrian Kurdistan: official
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
WASHINGTON,— Up to 1,000 additional US troops could deploy to Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) under provisional plans drawn up by the Pentagon, a US defense official said on Wednesday. The plans, which still need to be approved by President Donald Trum ...

Israelis tell Rudaw air strikes against Syria are justified for their security
Rûdaw - 2017-03-18 19:20
Israel is acting in self-defense ...

US to deploy 1,000 troops to northern Syria
KurdPress - 2017-03-18 11:19
A U.S. defense official confirmed to The Associated Press that discussions are being held regarding the deployment of up to 1,000 U.S. ground troops in northern Syria, adding that this is expected to put the number of American servicemen in the country ne ...

Peshmerga Chemical Defense Unit exhumes victims of Halabja gas attack
Rûdaw - 2017-03-15 18:51
Thursday is the 29th anniversary of the Halabja chemical attack ...

Rêdûr Xelîl: Safety of civilians a humanitarian, national responsibility
ANHA - 2017-03-14 16:23
The People’s Defense Units (YPG) official spokesman Rêdûr Xelil said in a statement that with the statement from the United Nations the smear campaign against the YPG-YPJ forces has been wasted, and added, "The safety of civilians is a humanitarian and na ...

Peshmerga Chemical Defense Unit Concludes Training
BAS News - 2017-03-13 12:39
The Iraqi defense ministry supervised the training ERBIL — Peshmerga Chemical Defense Unit on Sunday wrapped up a three-month training course on protection against chemical weapons. Islam Chali, chief of the Board to Combat Chemical Weapons (BCCW) in the ...

Afghan special forces free dozens from Taliban prison
Reuters - 2017-03-13 10:09
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan special forces have freed up to 32 people, including four policemen, imprisoned by Taliban insurgents in the southern province of Helmand, the defense ministry said on Monday. ...

Iraqi Defense Minister meets U.S. envoy to discuss Mosul fight
NRT - 2017-03-13 09:38

U.S. to keep deploying THAAD missile defense system to South Korea
Reuters - 2017-03-10 19:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it would keep delivering components for the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea, separating the issue from an internal political crisis in Seoul that saw President Park Geun-hye's removal from office o ...

YPG reports of continuous attacks on Rojava
ANHA - 2017-03-09 19:00
NEWS DESK – The YPG said in a statement that the Turkish army and affiliated gangs continue their attacks and activities targeting the lands of Rojava. The People’s Defense Units (YPG) Press Centre stated the following on attacks of the Turkish army and a ...

U.S. sends extra troops into Syria’s Manbij
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
WASHINGTON,— The Pentagon said Monday it has sent additional US troops into northern Syria in a show of strength aimed at deterring rival powers from targeting each other instead of the Islamic State group. Defense Department spokesman Navy Captain Jeff ...

Even with THAAD defense, North Korea missile barrage poses threat to South
Reuters - 2017-03-08 05:05
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's latest weapons test showed it can accurately fire multiple medium-range ballistic missiles, an attack strategy that experts said could test the advanced U.S. THAAD anti-missile system which began to arrive in South Korea on ...

Wen US-Soldaten in Manbidsch „beruhigen sollen“ – Pentagon-Sprecher klärt auf
Sputnik - 2017-03-08 03:17
Die US-Streitkräfte haben eine neue Rolle in Syrien übernommen, wie das Portal „Defense News“ berichtet. Nun sollen „kleine Truppen“ einen möglichen Gewaltausbruch unter den zahlreichen Oppositionellen und anderen Kräften im Norden Syriens verhindern. ...

Iran participates in Baghdad defense exhibition
KurdPress - 2017-03-06 10:29
Iran has attended in Iraq International Defense Exhibition (IQDEX 2017) for the second consecutive year. ...

Iranian regime: S-300 air defense system is operational
Orient News - 2017-03-06 02:03

To all who pretend fraternity, watch this
ANHA - 2017-03-05 11:59
During the KDP mercenaries attacks on Khanesor town in Şengal, free press members have taken a video while People Defense Forces (HPG) fighters attempted to interfere and stop the fighting, these scenes are considered a lesson in humanity for those who pr ...

Iran declares Russian-made S-300 air defense system operational after years of delay
Waar Media - 2017-03-05 10:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran successfully test-fired a sophisticated Russian-made air defense system after years of delay upon nuclear sanctions, the official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday. Iran had been trying to acquire the system for years to ward off rep ...

Manbij is Turkey’s current priority: defense minister
KurdPress - 2017-03-05 10:02
Turkey defense minister stated that his country’s priority in Syria, after liberating the northern city of al-Bab, is to advance towards Manbij which was under the IS control but was liberated by the Kurdish forces of Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG). ...

Peshmerga forces preparing to conduct extensive attack on Shingal: YBS
KurdPress - 2017-03-05 10:02
Shingal Defense Units (YBS), affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has released a statement over its clashes with Rojava Peshmerga on Friday and stated that Rojava Peshmerga are preparing themselves to conduct an extensive attack on Shingal, ...

Turkish defense minsiter: ’PYD represents Kurds in Syria’ is huge lie
Orient News - 2017-03-05 02:09

Turkey could ban U.S. from using Incirlik airbase if Washington cooperates with Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ANKARA,— Ankara could forbid Washington from using its Incirlik airbase if the United States cooperates with the Kurdish forces, such as the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Popular Defense Units (YPG) of Syrian Kurdistan. The Yeni Safak news ...

Russia says Syrian regime troops deployed to Kurdish-controlled areas
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
MOSCOW,— Syrian troops have been deployed to the areas held by the Kurdish self-defense forces of Syrian Kurdistan on March 3, Sergei Rudskoi, Head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Department, said on Friday. According to Rudskoi, Syrian ar ...

US claims Russian, Syrian “humanitarian” convoys carrying military equipment to Manbij
KurdPress - 2017-03-04 09:05
Russia and Syrian forces are moving "humanitarian" convoys carrying military equipment into the former Islamic State group's bastion of Manbij in northern Syria, the US Defense Department said Friday. ...

Turkey says expects US to keep pledges on PKK/PYD withdrawal
KurdPress - 2017-03-03 17:19
Turkey says it expects Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces in northern Syria to withdraw to the east bank of the Euphrates, Turkey’s Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on March 3. ...

Turkey to expel U.S. from airbase if Washington teams up with Kurds
KurdPress - 2017-03-02 15:32
Ankara could forbid Washington from using its Incirlik airbase if the United States cooperates with the Kurdish forces, such as the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Popular Defense Units (YPG). ...

Second education cycle of Afrin Special Forces ends
ANHA - 2017-03-01 19:19
AFRIN – The second education cycle of Special Forces training under the Defense Council of Afrin ended with a ceremony. During the three-month period of training, participants attended political lessons and trained on street warfare, land warfare and war ...

Albania to Send Military Personnel to Iraq
BAS News - 2017-03-01 11:58
LEEDS — Albania has decided to deploy an infantry unit to Iraq in order to join the fight against the Islamic State (IS).The Defense Minister of Albania, Mimi Kodheli said on Tuesday that Albania is ready to send a unit of its national forces to Iraq und ...

One killed and 25 injured in blast at Serbian military depot
Reuters - 2017-02-28 18:45
BELGRADE (Reuters) - One person was killed and 25 were injured on Tuesday by an explosion at a military repair depot in the central Serbian town of Kragujevac, the defense ministry said. ...

Russia, Turkey in talks over supply of air defense systems
Waar Media - 2017-02-28 15:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia and Turkey are in talks over the possibility of an air defense systems supply contract but no specific agreements have been concluded yet, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Aleksandr Fomin told the media. “There is no process of supplyi ...

Iraqi forces encircle western Mosul district, target ISIS with airstrikes
Rûdaw - 2017-02-28 14:11
“The ISIS defense lines were very strong at the beginning ...

Albanian Defense Minister announces initiative to deploy troops to Iraq
NRT - 2017-02-28 10:56

Turkey bombs PKK headquarters in Kurdistan Region, casualties reported
KurdPress - 2017-02-27 11:41
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said in a statement that Turkish aircraft carried out an intense bombardment targeting the areas of Sikefta Brindara, Ciloye Picuk, Kokere, Cemco and Kani Sarke in Zap region of Medya Defense Zones, Mervanis and Dola Siv ...

Azerbaijan says five soldiers killed in clashes with Armenian separatists
Reuters - 2017-02-27 11:01
BAKU/YEREVAN (Reuters) - Five Azeri soldiers were killed in clashes with Armenia-backed separatists along the boundary with the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, Azerbaijan's defense ministry said on Monday, with each side accusing the other of an attemp ...

Iran's military capability meant for self-defense: FM
KurdPress - 2017-02-26 00:20
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that Iran's military capability is meant for self-defense. ...

Iraqi Forces Recapture Main Power Station In Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-25 23:32
LEEDS — Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) have fully liberated al-Yarmouk power station in western Mosul, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday. The ministry’s War Media Cell confirmed in a statement that the power station is providing electricit ...

Russian Defense Minister Says His Military Has Tested 162 Weapons In Syria
Waar Media - 2017-02-25 13:50
WAAR-DUHOK: “We tested 162 types of contemporary and modernized weapons in Syria, which showed a high level of effectiveness,” Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. Only 10 weapons systems performed below expectations, he added. The Kremlin has ne ...

Trump proposal for terrorist listing of Iran Revolutionary Guard in limbo: sources
Reuters - 2017-02-24 23:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A proposal the Trump administration is considering to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization has stalled over warnings from defense and intelligence officials that the move could backfire, accord ...

Turkey-backed Forces Seize “Almost All” of al-Bab: Minister
BAS News - 2017-02-23 22:25
Local media reports said IS has started withdrawing from the city ERBIL — Turkish Defense Minister announced on Thursday the Free Syrian Army (FSA), backed by Ankara, have taken control of “almost all” of the strategic town of al-Bab in northern Syria. “ ...

IS Totally Surrounded in Western Mosul: Defense Ministry
BAS News - 2017-02-23 22:25
Supply routes are cut MOSUL — Iraqi security forces have managed to tighten the noose around western Mosul and fully surround Islamic State (IS) militants in the area, according to Iraqi defense ministry. In a statement released on Thursday, the ministry ...

Turkey asks US to act over Syria’s Manbij against Kurdish PYD
KurdPress - 2017-02-23 08:36
The United States should act in order to fulfill its promise to make Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces leave Syria’s Manbij in line with Ankara’s request or Turkey would have to reconsider an operation there, Turkish Defense Minister Fikr ...

Turkey sees change in U.S. stance toward operation in Syria's Raqqa: defense minister
Reuters - 2017-02-22 09:52
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defense minister said on Wednesday there had been a slight change in the stance of the United States toward an operation on Syria's Raqqa and the role of a Syrian Kurdish militia as a result of Turkey's persistence on the matte ...

Defense Secretary says US army will remain in Iraq
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 12:27
U.S. Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis said on Monday that the US Army will continue to be present in Iraq and will be part of the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (IS) despite some past disagreements between the two countries. ...

U.S. Defense Secretary praises coalition efforts in Iraq
NRT - 2017-02-21 11:51

Four Russian soldiers killed, two wounded in Syria
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Four Russian servicemen were killed and two others were wounded in a car bomb explosion on February 16 in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. ...

Russia Says Four Soldiers Killed in Syria
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 16:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Four Russian soldiers have died and two were wounded last week when their car was hit by a radio-controlled bomb in Syria, Russian news agencies cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Monday. The ministry said the explosion ripped th ...

Iraq receives 1st batch of T-50 aircrafts
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defense Committee asserted on Monday that Baghdad had received the first batch of the South Korean T-50 jets. In statements, member of the committee Majid el Gharawi said the aircrafts arrived to Umm Qasr P ...

US Defense Secretary Arrives in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-20 11:25
He is expected to review war on IS with Iraqi officials ERBIL — Following the Munich Security Conference, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday on an unannounced visit. The aim behind Mattis' visit to Iraq is a ...

US defense minister arrives in Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 11:04
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq’s leaders. Mattis’ arrived on an unannounced visit in Iraq ...

We are not in Iraq to subjugate its oil: U.S. defense minister
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 10:15
U.S. Defense Minister James Mattis stated that his country is not in Iraq to subjugate its oil. ...

U.S. Defense Secretary arrives in Baghdad
NRT - 2017-02-20 09:20

Trump's defense chief tells Iraq: We're not here for your oil
Reuters - 2017-02-20 08:52
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military is not in Iraq "to seize anybody's oil", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, distancing himself from remarks by President Donald Trump before arriving on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday. ...

US pledged support for Turkey in fight against Kurds, defense minister claims
Rûdaw - 2017-02-19 16:41
'you deserve more support for fight against PKK, we will give it' ...

Israel's defense minister says Iran wants to undermine Saudi Arabia
Reuters - 2017-02-19 11:20
MUNICH (Reuters) - Israel's defense minister said on Sunday Iran had an ultimate objective of undermining Saudi Arabia in the Middle East and called for a dialogue with Sunni Arab states to defeat "radical" elements in the region. ...

Turkish defense minister: Peace process with PKK no longer exists
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 20:04
Turkey in no way accepts the participation of the PYD in Astana and Geneva talks ...

German Defense Minister Shows Support for Kurdistan Independence
BAS News - 2017-02-18 19:15
Having a sovereign state is a decision at the hands of Kurdish people, Von Der Leyen says MUNICH — German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has made it clear that her country will respect a decision by Kurds for having an independent country of their ...

German Defense Minister says NATO needs support of Muslim countries
NRT - 2017-02-18 10:43

Mattis reiterates support for Kurdistan Region in meeting with Barzani
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 10:02
US defense chief wished to visit Kurdistan Region in the near future ...

Visiting UK Defense Minister praises Peshmerga role against IS
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 01:57
The UK Secretary of Defense Michael Fallon praised the role of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the fight against the Islamic State (IS). ...

President Barzani meets with US defense secretary at Munich
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 22:20
Mattis had said earlier he intends to accelerate the fight against ISIS ...

Tunisia army clashes with militants in mountains, two killed: ministry
Reuters - 2017-02-17 21:09
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia troops clashed with armed Islamist militants in the remote mountains near the Algerian border on Friday, killing two of them, arresting another and seizing weapons, the defense ministry said. ...

NRT prevented from covering Barzani, U.S. Defense Secretary meeting in Munich
NRT - 2017-02-17 19:12

Barzani meets with U.S. Defense Secretary, Armenian FM
NRT - 2017-02-17 18:03

Barzani and Pentagon Chief Discuss Peshmerga Demands
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
The two leaders meet in Munich, Germany ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and US Defense Secretary James Mattis met on Friday to discuss the war on Islamic State and Peshmerga demands involvement in the fight. The meeting took place on th ...

Barzani Meets US Secretary of Defense at MSC2017
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 14:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Masoud Barzani president of Kurdistan Region, today received Armenian foreign minister and US secretary of defense on the fringe of meeting the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC). Barzani discussed with both officials a mutual relationships ...

Munich Security Conference to Kick Off in Germany on Friday
Waar Media - 2017-02-17 11:35
WAAR-DUHOK: More than 30 heads of state and government, over 80 foreign and defense ministers will participate in the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) that will kick off on Friday. Hundreds of senior officials from all over the world, including state ...

President Barzani Receives UK Secretary of State for Defense
Presidency of Kurdistan - 2017-02-16 22:22

Pentagon Considering Option of Sending Ground Troops to Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-16 17:49
Sending troops to Syria is being considered as one option, Pentagon official says ISTANBUL— Following US President Donald Trump’s order for the Defense Secretary James Mattis to present proposals for dealing with the Islamic State (IS), the Pentagon is c ...

Turkey says U.S. not insisting on Kurdish role in Raqqa operation
Reuters - 2017-02-16 13:14
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defense minister said on Thursday the new U.S. administration has a more flexible approach to Syria and is not insisting on the Kurdish YPG militia being involved in the operation to drive Islamic State from its Raqqa stronghol ...

NATO defense ministers to discuss how to counter Islamic militants
NRT - 2017-02-16 12:14

Turkey warns U.S. Defense Secretary about PYD support
NRT - 2017-02-16 10:19

Turkish official discussed PYD with US defense secretary
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 09:37
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik discussed the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis late on Feb. 15 at a NATO summit in Brussels, a Turkish Defense Ministry official has said. ...

Oct. 17: Defense Units Conduct Quick Operation, Eliminate Two Daesh Terrorists
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

Pentagon may recommend U.S. deploy combat troops in Syria: CNN
Reuters - 2017-02-15 22:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department may recommend that the United States deploy regular combat troops to Syria for the first time to fight Islamic State militants, CNN reported on Wednesday. ...

[Video] Germany deeply impressed by Peshmerga's courage, Defense Minister says
NRT - 2017-02-15 19:54

There is need for reconciliation in east Mosul, U.K. Defense Minister says (video)
NRT - 2017-02-15 19:54

Russian Defense Ministry: Astana II to be held on Feb. 15-16, no delay
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 10:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Earlier, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry said that the meeting of the international group for settlement in Syria was postponed until Thursday Talks on Syria in Kazakhstan’s Astana will be held on Wednesday and Thursday as scheduled, with no pa ...

NATO: Defense Ministers will discuss presence in the Black Sea region
Waar Media - 2017-02-14 15:52
WAAR-DUHOK: The NATO member-countries’ Defense Ministers will discuss efforts aimed at stepping up the alliance’s presence in the Black Sea region, including an increase in the number of port visits, at a meeting in Brussels, NATO Secretary General, Jens ...

UK defense chief meets Kurdish PM and President with Mosul top of agenda
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-13 20:27

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