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PKK Announces Death of 13 Guerrillas in Şırnak, Turkey

BAS News - 2017-11-21 12:36
ERBIL — The PKK's armed wing, the People's Defence Forces (HPG), announced on Tuesday the death of 13 fighters in the latest clashes with the Turkish army in Şırnak province in the Kurdish region of Turkey. HPG has stated that 13 of its members, includin ...

Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk city as Kurdish peshmerga fighters withdrew

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
KIRKUK,— Iraqi army and Shiite forces entered Kirkuk and take full control of the mixed city on Monday following soaring tensions over an independence referendum. Shia militia, known as Hashid al-Shaabi, clashed with some armed residents who vowed to fig ...

Iraq sets deadline for Kurds to quit Turkey border post

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi forces set a tight deadline Friday for Kurdish fighters to withdraw from an area on the Turkish border that is critical for oil exports, a government source told AFP. The senior security source, asking not to be named, said Kurdish peshme ...

Clashes erupted southeast al-Tanak field, 2 IS vehicles destroyed

ANHA - 2017-11-17 20:49
IS mercenaries launched fierce clashes against Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) sites that are 10 km southeast of al-Tanak field for petrol, and near the Iraqi borders. Moreover, the fighters repelled and destroyed a booby-trapped vehicle and another armor ...

YPG revealed 4 martyr’s record

ANHA - 2017-11-16 13:57
The media center of the People Protection Units (YPG) has revealed the record of 4 fighters martyred during al-Jazeera Tempest campaign. ...

Al-Jazeera Tempest: al-Shel village liberated, 11 mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-11-14 10:19
DEIR EZ-ZOR- The fighters of al-Jazeera Tempest liberated al-Shel al-Gharby village southeast of Deir ez-Zor from IS mercenaries. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters carried out on Sunday night a military operation to liberate al-Shel al-Gharby vi ...

IS mercenaries continuing to target Afrin, YPG respond

ANHA - 2017-11-14 10:19
AFRIN- The mercenary gangs of the Turkish occupation army continue to target Afrin canton with various types of weapons, while the fighters foiled an attempt by the mercenaries to dig trenches and build the guards’ posts in Janders area. According to a m ...

Opening of War-wounded House in al-Tabqa area

ANHA - 2017-11-12 14:24
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have opened a house for fighters who were wounded during the fighting with IS mercenaries on several fronts in northern Syria and Kobani. The War-wounded are expected to join the training courses within the house. ...

Smashing a critical American ally

Washington Times - 2017-11-10 05:36
On Oct. 16, Iranian-backed Shia militias, together with 9,000 Iraqi government forces, armed and trained by the U.S., invaded and took Kirkuk from the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. It appears that the Iranians saw an opportunity to extend their influ ...

Al- Jazeera Tempest: Khan village liberated, 5 IS elements killed

ANHA - 2017-11-08 08:57
DEIR–EZ-ZOR- The fighters participating in the campaign of al- Jazeera Tempest have liberated Khan village, located east of Deir al-ez-Zor, from IS mercenaries. During the clashes that erupted in the village, 5 IS mercenaries were killed. Al-Jazeera Tempe ...

SDF are 17 km away from the Iraqi border

ANHA - 2017-11-06 12:50
The fighters of al- Jazeera Tempest had liberated an area of 184 km long and a depth of up to 45 km, during the 49 days of the course of fighting against IS mercenaries. ...

11 Deir ez-Zor, Afrin and al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-11-05 17:17
The media center of the People's Protection Units revealed record of 11 fighters martyred in different places and times, in a statement posted on their official website. ...

YPG, YPJ inflict losses to mercenaries in vicinity of Ain-Daqna

ANHA - 2017-11-05 13:17
The gangs of the Turkish occupation army have been continuing their attacks on Afrin canton, at the same time, fighters of the People's and Women's Protection Units (YPG and YPJ) are attacking them and causing great losses in souls and equipment. ...

Eight Iranian Soldiers Killed in Clashes with Unknown Armed Fighters

BAS News - 2017-11-03 21:45
ERBIL — At least eight Iranian soldiers were killed on Friday after fierce clashes erupted with an unidentified armed group in the north-western Kurdish areas. Iranian agencies confirmed the report and revealed that the confrontation had taken place in C ...

Jazira Storm Campaign: Bagara village liberated by SDF

ANHA - 2017-11-02 01:38
DEIR EZZOR – Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue making gains against ISIS in the Jazira Storm Campaign. The village of Bagara has been liberated, it was reported today. After liberating the village of Igêdat, SDF fighters headed for t ...

Thieves dressed in YPG, SDF clothes arrested

ANHA - 2017-11-01 16:14
NEWS DESK– The discipline units in the ranks of People Protection Units (YPG) arrested in al-Hasakah city a group of people included 5 persons impersonating YPG and SDF fighters, and they were stealing and looting the peoples’ houses and possessions. The ...

2 villages in Deir ez-Zor liberated

ANHA - 2017-11-01 12:40
NEWS DESK- The fighters of al-Jazeera Tempest campaign in Deir ez-Zor liberated al-Agidat and al-Tallabah villages from IS mercenaries, and the fighters continue progressing forward. In spite of the bad weather, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue pro ...

Strong clashes in Deir ez-Zor’s Harka village

ANHA - 2017-10-31 15:24
DEIR EZ-ZOR- In the meantime, there are strong clashes between the fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces and IS mercenaries in the Harka village. Al-Jazeera Tempest’s 52-day campaign continues at high-paced momentum with the fighters advancing. In the ...

ISIS attacks in Deir ez-Zor

ANHA - 2017-10-28 21:51
DEIR EZZOR – Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are responding to ISIS attacks against the villages of Al-Hamliyah and Al-Jana in the northeast of Deir ez-Zor in the midst of a dust storm. ISIS gangs on Saturday afternoon attempted to take adv ...

Liberation of al-Nemliyah village, 9 mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-10-28 13:07
DEIR EZ-ZOR– Syrian Democratic Forces’ fighters who are participating in al-Jazeera Tempest campaign liberated al-Nemliyah village, and 9 of IS mercenary elements have been killed during the clashes that took place on Friday night and Saturday morning. S ...

Iraq Halts Military Operations Against Kurdish Fighters

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-10-28 02:39
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered his forces to halt an advance against Kurdish fighters for 24 hours after clashes between the two U.S. allies in the war against Islamic State raised fears of a new conflict in the north of the country. ...

Iraq dismisses Kurdish offer to ‘freeze' independence vote

Los Angeles Times - 2017-10-27 06:26
Iraq's prime minister on Thursday dismissed a Kurdish proposal to freeze the results of last month's independence vote, as Iraqi government forces and Kurdish fighters traded fire near the border with Turkey. Haider Abadi's office released the comments a ...

After Invading Kirkuk, Iranian-backed Militias Recruiting Child Soldiers

BAS News - 2017-10-26 23:53
KIRKUK — The Iranian-backed militias of Asaib Ahl al-Haq — which operates under the command of Hashd al-Shaabi — has reportedly started recruiting fighters form the Kurdish city of Kirkuk, enrolling even teenagers under 18. In an official announcement, A ...

Iraqi Forces Advance on Last ISIS Bastion, Kurds

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-10-26 20:43
Iraqi government troops launched an offensive to rout Islamic State from its final stronghold in the country, while advancing against Kurdish fighters on a separate front. ...

Turkish army attacks YPG positions in Kobani

ANHA - 2017-10-24 23:30
The occupying Turkish army has opened fire on the villages located in the west and east of the Kobani Canton, including the YPG positions in these villages. YPG fighters responded to the harassment fire of the Turkish army. One military vehicle belonging ...

ISIS, regime forces attack SDF positions in Deir ez-Zor

ANHA - 2017-10-24 22:13
DEIR EZZOR – The Baath regime forces and ISIS gangs have simultaneously attacked the positions of the SDF. Although SDF fighters were able to repel ISIS attacks, the attacks of the regime forces continues. SDF fighters are gaining great successes within t ...

Raqqa has fallen. What's next for Syria?

Jerusalem Post - 2017-10-24 21:05
Kurdish fighters and their allies celebrate in Raqqa as the US-led coalition’s allies defeat ISIS and wonder what comes next in eastern Syria. ...

YPG reveals record of 3 fighters

ANHA - 2017-10-24 12:36
The Media Center of the People's Protection Units revealed the record of 3 fighters who were killed between 17 and 22 October during their participation in the" al-Jazeera Tempest" and liberating al-Raqqa city. ...

SDF foiled IS attack, seized armored and military vehicles

ANHA - 2017-10-24 10:29
DEIR EZ-ZOR- The fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces foiled an attack of IS mercenaries, and seized one armored vehicle and one military vehicle of the mercenaries. Al-Jazeera Tempest campaign that was launched in September 9 advances forwards to liberat ...

YBŞ,YJŞ returned to Şengal after al-Raqqa liberation

ANHA - 2017-10-23 14:25
Şengal Resistance Units (YBŞ) and Şengal-Women Units (YJŞ) fighters returned after their participation in al-Raqqa city liberation campaign, and the fighters have been received eagerly by the people of the area. ...

YPG foiled a Turkish army’s attack on Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-10-22 15:09
People Protection Units (YPG) and Women Protection Units (YPJ) thwarted an attack that the Turkish mercenaries attempted to launch against Afrin region after the fighters have targeted the mercenaries' gatherings. Moreover, the units responded to the bomb ...

YPG foiled a Turkish attack on Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-10-22 13:47
People Protection Units (YPG) and Women Protection Units (YPJ) thwarted an attack that the Turkish mercenaries attempted launch against Afrin region after the fighters have targeted the mercenaries' gatherings. Moreover, the units responded to the bombard ...

Iraqi forces, Peshmerga clash near Kirkuk

CNN - 2017-10-21 21:31
Clashes between Iraqi forces and Peshmerga fighters broke out Friday as Iraqi forces moved north of Kirkuk to the town of Altun Kupri. ...

Kurds bringing PKK fighters amounts to 'declaration of war'

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
The Iraqi government accused Kurdish authorities on Sunday of bringing fighters from Turkey’s separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, and said it considered the move a “declaration of war.” ...

Iraqi forces take complete control of Kirkuk province

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said. ...

Symbol of Kurdish Nationalism Rises in Raqqa

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-10-20 02:05
Two days after leading the battle to oust Islamic State from Raqqa, U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters on Thursday made clear they have replaced the extremist group as the Syrian city’s new authority. ...

Colombia’s Armed Groups Battle for the Spoils of Peace

International Crisis Group - 2017-10-20 00:35
Colombia’s 2016 peace accord has brought over 10,000 FARC fighters to the cusp of civilian life, but in their wake rival armed groups are battling for control of vacated territory and lucrative coca crops. In order to roll back booming drug production an ...

YBŞ flag raised…to revenge for Yazidis women

ANHA - 2017-10-19 14:56
-The fighters of the Women's Units-şengal raised the units flag amid of Al-Naim Square, which was petrifying the people in al- Raqqa, and was merchandising place of Yazidi women kidnapped by mercenaries on August 3, 2014. ...

YPJ celebrate victory in al-Naeem Square

ANHA - 2017-10-19 11:58
AL-RAQQA- Women Protection Units (YPJ) entered al-Naeem Square to get ready for delivering the statement of al-Raqqa liberation amid dancing the female fighters in rings. After Syrian Democratic Forcers (SDF) liberated al-Raqqa city completely from IS mer ...

Al-Jazeera Tempest start combing al-Jismi village

ANHA - 2017-10-19 11:58
DEIR-EZ-ZOR– Syrian Democratic Forces fighters involved in” al- Jazeera Tempest “campaign have begun combing and cleaning the village of al- Jassmi after IS mercenaries’ attack was foiled on the region Last night, IS mercenaries launched an attack on the ...

As Iraqi Forces Consolidate Control in North, Kurds Flee

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-10-19 07:06
Thousands of Kurdish civilians fled their homes in northern Iraq, fearing harassment by government forces and Shiite militias who have taken control of a vast swath of territory from Kurdish fighters. ...

US appeals for calm as allies clash in Iraq

CNN - 2017-10-18 19:56
The United States has made an urgent call for calm in northern Iraq as Iraqi forces and Kurdish fighters -- two of Washington's key allies in the region -- clash over disputed territory. ...

Islamic State defeated in Raqqa after four-month siege

The New Mail - 2017-10-18 14:06
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said Tuesday it has cleared Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto Syrian capital, of all militant fighters — ending a fight that began early this… The post Islamic State defeated in Raqqa after four-month siege appe ...

Kurdish forces pull out of Sinjar, hand control over to Iranian militias

Washington Times - 2017-10-18 13:31
Kurdish peshmerga units have withdrawn from the heavily contested area of Sinjar in northern Iraq on Tuesday, handing control over the enclave to Iranian-backed paramilitaries tied to Iraq's security forces. The Kurdish fighters reportedly left the major ...

Clashes around oil-rich Kirkuk raise specter of a new civil war in Iraq

Los Angeles Times - 2017-10-18 12:55
Gunfire and explosions rang out Monday as Iraqi forces moved to wrest a contested city and its oil fields from Kurdish fighters, raising the specter of another civil war in a country still battling Islamic State. The government forces said they were unde ...

Victory over Islamic State is near. Then what?

Chicago Tribune - 2017-10-17 21:39
The once-fearsome Islamic State army now staggers through its last days. U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters declared Tuesday that they had recaptured Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the fast-crumbling caliphate. That is a swift and remarkable achievement ...

Al-Jazeera Tempest: village, dozens of hamlets liberated

ANHA - 2017-10-17 11:03
DEIR EZ-ZOR- Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters liberated al-Rwayshed village and dozens of hamlets around it that have been encircled by the fighters since a week. Al-Jazeera Tempest campaign that was launched by SDF in September 9 continues at high ...
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