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US, Baghdad warn against Kurdish independence vote

FOX News - 2017-08-11 03:22
As Iraqi Kurds count down the weeks until their landmark independence referendum, U.S. and Baghdad officials are warning the non-binding vote could be undermine the fight against ISIS. ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 5

BAS News - 2017-08-10 14:47
Sinjar, a predominantly Kurdish Yezidi town in the Kurdistan Region, has now become a symbol for the huge damage an extremist ideology and its inhuman crimes could bring to humanity. The city was overrun by Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or ...

Trump affiliated hotel to be open in Kurdistan capital

Waar Media - 2017-08-09 17:49
WAAr-DUHOK: Hailed as “the next Dubai,” Iraqi Kurdistan enjoyed breakneck economic growth amid an era of stability and safety. That was, until the so-called ISIS brought it all to a grinding halt. New commercial towers and shopping centers began to dot t ...

US ‘mulling airstrikes against Islamic State in Philippines’

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 12:51
WAAR-DUHOK: The Pentagon is reportedly mulling plans to conduct airstrikes against ISIS terrorist targets in the Philippines. A recent surge of terrorist networks affiliated to Islamic State of (ISIS), including an ongoing assault on the southern city of ...

Syria army ‘takes last ISIS-group held town in Homs’

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Syria’s army seized the last Islamic State (ISIS) group stronghold in the country’s Homs province on Saturday, clearing their path to attack the jihadists in the country’s east, a monitor said. Al-Sukhna, some 70 kilometres (45 miles) northea ...

US firmly opposes Kurdish independence referendum

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
The US envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition, Brett McGurk, said that his country is firmly opposed to the Kurdish independence referendum planned for 25th September in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. ...

Raqqa police forces release 23 ISIS suspects

Aranews - 2017-08-06 04:55
ARA News Raqqa’s Internal Security Forces (RISF) on Saturday released 23 prisoners who were detained on charges of working with ISIS. The RISF has been working on clearing areas liberated by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) “in order to gua ...

US firmly opposes Kurdish independence referendum: official

Aranews - 2017-08-06 04:55
ARA News Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition, said that the United States government is firmly opposed to the Kurdish independence referendum planned for 25th September in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. ”We do not ...

‘We Don’t Believe ISIS Should Win’

National Review - 2017-08-06 02:49
At their annual Knights of Columbus convention in St. Louis, Mo., this week, Knights CEO Carl Anderson announced the group’s plans to immediately work to rebuild the town of Karamdes on the Nineveh Plain of Iraq. The town was once an ISIS stronghold, and ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 4

BAS News - 2017-08-03 15:52
After crossing the Syrian borders into Iraq and seizing control of Mosul, in north of the country, Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or Daesh) attacked Shingal (a town in Iraq's Kurdistan Region also called Sinjar), where most of the people liv ...

Kurdistan Marks 3rd Anniversary of ISIS Genocide Against Yezidis

Waar Media - 2017-08-03 12:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Today marks the third anniversary of the genocide against Kurdish Yezidis by the Islamic State (ISIS), as the result of which thousands of civilians from the religious minority were killed, injured, abducted or forced to leave their homes in ...

Commemorating the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Against the Yazidis

Nadia Murad - 2017-08-03 09:03
Today, 3 August 2017, marks the third anniversary of the genocide against the Yazidi. In the summer of 2014, the so-called Islamic State (IS or ISIS) launched a systematic campaign of mass atrocities against civilians in northern Iraq. By 3 August that ca ...

Syrian Democratic Forces capture more ground in Raqqa

Aranews - 2017-08-02 02:34
ARA News The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday made new gains in the fight against ISIS militants in Raqqa city, advancing in two neighbourhoods. The SDF leadership said that advances continue in the neighbourhoods of Nazlah Shehada a ...

College Grads Fight ISIS with the Kurds

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-02 02:28
Learn what life is like fighting ISIS with Kurds from these two recent college graduates. The post College Grads Fight ISIS with the Kurds appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

From Raqqa, with a Christian Unit on the Front Lines of the Caliphate War

National Review - 2017-08-01 21:35
Raqqa, Syria — The coalition airstrikes lit up the night sky, perhaps a mile and a half away. The blast appears to be near the Old City, where ISIS is making its last stand, as it did in Mosul’s Old City weeks earlier. “Whatever’s there is important,” say ...

Peshmerga Forces repel ISIS Attack in southern Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-07-30 12:58
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces on Saturday repelled an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) extremists near Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. The Peshmerga forces on Saturday thwarted an IS attack on its front lines in Zarga village, near the ...

US increases military support to Kurdish-led forces in Syria

Aranews - 2017-07-30 01:18
ARA News The United States has increased its military support to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in a step to accelerate the anti-ISIS Raqqa campaign, military sources reported on Saturday. A spokesman for the SDF confirmed to ARA News th ...

ISIS militants fight back in Raqqa, hit SDF-held areas

Aranews - 2017-07-29 02:28
ARA News Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) stepped up their resistance against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the city of Raqqa, targeting areas recently lost to the SDF. The radical group attacked headquarters of the Kurdish ...
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