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Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

Washington Times - 2017-09-25 09:06
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats - a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendu ...

SDF commanders promise protecting civilians

ANHA - 2017-09-24 14:31
The spokesperson in the name of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Talal Silo and the general commander of Deir ez-Zor Military Council Ahmad Abu Khawla stated that they are part and parcel of Deir ez-Zor Civil Council, and promised to protect people who are ...

Iranian Guard drills near Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum

Washington Post - 2017-09-24 12:56
Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has begun a military exercise in the northwestern Kurdish region near the Iraqi border ahead of a Kurdish independence referendum in the neighboring country. ...

Turkey warns Kurdish leaders on vote as parliament convenes

FOX News - 2017-09-23 15:22
Turkish officials are pressing Iraqi Kurdish leaders to call off an upcoming independence referendum as Turkey's parliament convenes to renew a mandate for the country's military to intervene in Iraq and Syria. ...

DMC Especial operation against IS

ANHA - 2017-09-23 15:03
Deir ez-Zor Military Council Forces carried out an espicial operation againt two cells of IS merceneries in Abo Khashab front east of Deir ez-Zor city, and during this operation, 8 elements of IS mercenaries and 6 smugglers who were trying to provide IS m ...

Al-Azba and Conico factories liberated

ANHA - 2017-09-23 10:36
The fighters of Deir ez-Zor Military Council liberated al-Azba and Conico factories northeast of Deir ez-Zor after a siege imposed on the mercenaries and lasted for two successive days. ...

Turkey to Extend Military Mission in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2017-09-22 20:55
ISTANBUL — Turkey aims to extend the state's authority to launch cross-border military operations in both northern Iraq and Syria for another year. The Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) submitte ...

Turkish jets continue striking Kurdistan Region territories

Waar Media - 2017-09-22 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish fighter jets bombarded the villages located on the outskirt of Mount Qandil on Thursday evening, allegedly targeting the presence of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Local sources reported the Turkish military jets bombed several areas ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets Italian Ambassador to Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-22 00:03
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Marco Carnelos, Italian Ambassador to Iraq, accompanied by a military and diplomatic delegation. The two sides discussed the military situation in the region, coor ...

Al-Jazeera Tempest: clashes erupted in Sor

ANHA - 2017-09-21 22:41
DEIR EZ-ZOR- Sor area that is located on the Iraqi-Syrian border in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor witnessed on Thursday afternoon strong clashes between Deir ez-Zor Military Council’s fighters and IS mercenaries. Strong clashes erupted on Thursda ...

Turkish Jets Strike Northern Kurdistan Region Areas

BAS News - 2017-09-21 22:31
ERBIL — Turkish fighter jets bombarded the villages located on the outskirt of Mount Qandil on Thursday evening, allegedly targeting the presence of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Local sources reported the Turkish military jets bombed several areas in ...

Iraqi Military Continues to Coordinate with Peshmerga in Hawija Battle

BAS News - 2017-09-21 14:30
ERBIL — Iraqi Joint Operations Command confirmed on Wednesday the continuous coordination between the Iraqi and Peshmerga forces in Hawija operation. “The coordination continues with the Peshmerga forces for the liberation of Hawija district,” Brigadier ...

Iraqi Army Seeking Coordination with Peshmerga for Hawija Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:58
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Command has received an official request from the Iraqi army’s join operations to establish a special line of military coordinations for the Hawija assault, a Kurdish commander said. Cited by the Iraqi media, Wasta Ra ...

Three Kurdish Citizens to be Detained for a Further Two Months in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-21 02:02
Yesterday, a military court in Orumiyeh extended the detention of three Kurdish detainees from Shno city (also known in Farsi as Oshnavieh) for a further two months. “On Monday, September 18, three Kurdish detainees including Amir Peyghami, Taher Khorshid ...

IS Governor of Hawija Killed

BAS News - 2017-09-21 00:54
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS)-appointed governor of Hawija was killed in an airstrike on Wednesday prior to a massive operation to fully liberate the city form the extremist group. Military sources identified the IS governor as Hassan Wali Bayati, known ...

No Plan Yet to Include Peshmerga in Hawija Assault: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-20 19:19
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said that there is no agreement yet to include the Peshmerga forces in an imminent military operation to liberate Hawija from Islamic State (IS). The Secretary General for Peshmerga Ministry, Jabbar Yaw ...

SDF liberated civilians east of the Euphrates

ANHA - 2017-09-20 14:29
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Deir ez-Zor Military Council liberated hundreds of eastern of the Euphrates villages' people, and they were taken to safe areas. ...

Baghdad Hands Hawija Operation Plan to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-09-20 13:55
KIRKUK — Iraqi government has presented the plan for Hawija operation to the Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga, said a Peshmerga commander. Wasta Rasoul, Commander of Peshmerga Forces in southern Kirkuk front, told BasNews “An Iraqi military deleg ...

“Al Jazeera Tempest” begins Iraqi border liberation campaign

ANHA - 2017-09-20 12:52
The commander-in-chief of Deir ez-Zor Military Council, Ahmed Abu Khawla, said that the fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) and Deir ez-Zor Military Council are now heading towards Sour area adjacent to the Iraqi border to liberate it from ISIS ...

Turkish jets hit PKK camps in Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 09:26
Turkish warplanes struck camps belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and ammunition storages in the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday, September 19, the Turkish military said in a statement. ...

US Delivers 120 Trucks of Weapons to SDF: Report

BAS News - 2017-09-19 20:49
ERBIL — The US government has reportedly sent a new shipment of weapons and ammunitions to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as part of the military operations against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. According to Sputnik, 120 trucks, packed with standa ...

Iran’s Senior Military Delegation Meets with PKK

BAS News - 2017-09-19 17:22
ERBIL — A senior delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran has reportedly visited Kurdistan Region’s Qandil Mountainous areas where the leadership of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is stationed. The Iranian officials during their covert trip on Monday ...

SDF liberated Abu Khawla’s sister

ANHA - 2017-09-19 16:43
The commander of Deir ez-Zor Military Council Ahmad Abu Khawla has met his sister Sumaiya Hamed after more than 5 years as she has been liberated by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from IS mercenaries in Deir ez-Zor city. ...

Detained Families of Foreign IS Militants Moved to a Mosul Military Base

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
MOSUL — The Iraqi security forces have reportedly moved over 1,000 family members of the foreign Islamic State (IS) insurgents from a camp to a military base in the north of Mosul. According to media reports, the total number of the detained individuals ...

Mohammed Abu Adel in brief

ANHA - 2017-09-18 16:43
Manbij Military Council Mohamed Abu Adel was elected as the general commander of the council in a meeting held yesterday, who is Abu Adel? ...

Muhammad Abu Adel, MMC new commander

ANHA - 2017-09-18 08:27
The General Command of Manbij Military Council elected Muhammad Abu Adel as a new general commander of Manbij Military Council after the commander Adnan Abu Amjad martyred in August 29 during al-Raqqa liberation campaign. ...

Canadian Special Forces to Assist Iraqis in Hawija Battle

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL — Canadian special forces who assisted the Iraqi and Peshmerga troops in the battle of Mosul moved into Kirkuk for backing up the Iraqi forces in the offensive to retake the Islamic State group's last stronghold of Hawija. The Iraqi military, Kurdi ...

Four Suicide attacks target US base in Makhmour

Waar Media - 2017-09-17 14:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Four suicide attackers have targeted a US military base near a village in Makhmour, south of Erbil on Sunday morning, a security source told reporters. Four attackers blew themselves up, but the source did not provide details on whether it in ...

IS attacks US military base in Makhmour

KurdPress - 2017-09-17 13:21
Four Islamic State (IS) militants launched a failed attack late Saturday night on a US military base in the Makhmour area in northern Iraq. ...

Turkish, US army chiefs discuss developments in Syria and Iraq

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 20:52
Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar met his U.S. counterpart Joseph Dunford on the sidelines of the annual meeting of NATO’s Military Committee in the Albanian capital of Tirana where the two sides discussed the latest developments in Iraq and ...

Military operation launched by Iraqi forces west al-Anbar

ANHA - 2017-09-16 17:05
NEWS DESK- Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale military operation to free the Akashat area west of al-Anbar province. Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale military operation to liberate Akashat region west of al-Anbar province from IS mercenaries. Local medi ...

Since Sep 15… black attack on Kobanî, balances changed-3

ANHA - 2017-09-16 08:48
The latest victory of the resistance in Kobani and the first defeat by IS mercenaries, calling for a change in the balances of power on the Syrian and Iraqi lands and forced many to restore political and military calculations again, in addition to that, K ...

Strong clashes ongoing in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-09-14 21:15
The central, northeast and west neighborhoods of al-Raqqa city are witnessing strong clashes. Moreover, SDF fighters killed 19 mercenaries at least, and destroyed an IS military vehicle. ...

US sent weapons to Rojava through German-Ramstein military base

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The US military has been using its massive air base in western Germany to arm Rojava groups in North Syria without Berlin’s permission, according to a report from German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung published on Wednesday. The US military ma ...

Since Sept 15… black attack on Kobanî, balance changed-2

ANHA - 2017-09-14 13:22
S mercenaries launched a violent attack on the city of Kobani in mid-September 2014, and it was not long enough to enter the city of Kobani and occupy an area estimated to reach more than half, but the will was stronger than the military force, so the res ...

Miss USA welcomes first openly transgender contestant

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 13:36
WAAR-DUHK: While transgender soldiers are currently suing President Trump over the administration’s ban on transgender people serving in the military, it appears the president’s appointment to office has given one transgender individual the fuel to fight ...

Turkey Claims It Killed over 1,800 PKK Fighters Since January

BAS News - 2017-09-13 10:57
ERBIL — The Turkish General Staff released an official statement on Tuesday to claim that its forces have killed more than 1,800 members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) since the beginning of this year. A total of 562 military operations, including ...

Iraqi Forces Send Reinforcements to Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-09-12 00:42
ERBIL — Iraqi forces dispatched military reinforcements to the outskirts of Anah city in the western part of Anbar province, as part of the operation to retake the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS). According to Army Colonel Walid al-Duleimi, wh ...

Graduation of 6th course of Military Discipline in Cizîre

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
The general command of the Self-Protection Forces and the general command of the Military Discipline Units of Cizîre (al-Jazeera) region completed a training course for dozens of volunteers during a ceremony held in Amuda district. ...

Kurdish-led SDF launch operation to liberate Deir al-Zor from ISIS

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: The US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have launched an operation against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the north of Deir al-Zor Province in Syria, according to a statement on Saturday. Officials from the Deir al-Zor Military ...

Al-Jazeera Tempest enter the Industrial City in Deir ez-Zor

ANHA - 2017-09-10 15:46
The Syrian Democratic Forces’ press center pointed out that Deir ez-Zor Military Council and the allied forces have entered the Industrial City in Deir ez-Zor governate, noting that the clashes are still ongoing in the Industrial City. ...

Course started after the martyr “Abu Amjad”

ANHA - 2017-09-10 15:46
The Martyr Ismail Mousa Intellectual Academy opened its ninth training course in the city of Manbij, under the name of the Manbij Military Council’s martyr commander Adnan Abu Amjad which included 44 trainees. ...

Dersim burning again

ANHA - 2017-09-09 16:28
NEWS DESK- In the result of the Turkish army’s military operations, fire has broken out in Dersim forests since months while the Turkish authorities prevent people from putting out the flames. Dozens of hectors of forests have been burned in Dersim area i ...

Iraqi Jets Drop Leaflets over Hawija, Urging IS Militants to Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:58
HAWIJA — The Iraqi Air Forces (IAF) dropped thousands of leaflets over the town of Hawija on Friday, calling on the Islamic State (IS) militants to surrender ahead of the upcoming military operation against the extremist group. According to Iraqi Defense ...

MDC declared “al-Jazeera Tempest” campaign

ANHA - 2017-09-09 13:14
Military Deir ez-Zor Council announced launching the campaign of "al-Jazeera Tempest" to liberate the remaining of the Syrian al-Jazeera(Cizîre) lands, east of Euphrates and the eastern areas from IS mercenaries. ...

“Three Valleys” operation started northeast of Diyala

ANHA - 2017-09-09 13:14
NEWS DESK- The command of Tiger operations in Iraq announced launching military operations in 3 important valleys northeast of Diyala aiming at ending any IS mercenaries’ activity. The commander of the operations the staff officer Mazher al-Azawy said “jo ...

SDF Announces Operation in IS-held Deir al-Zor

BAS News - 2017-09-09 12:42
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Saturday a major military operation against Islamic State (IS) in the province of Deir al-Zor, an official said. The SDF, backed by the US-led coalition, has been in fierce fighting with ...

In Backing Chad, the West Faces Moral Hazards

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-09 00:47
The West sees Chad as a reliable ally in the fight against extremists in the African Sahel. But it needs to take more care. Chad is breaking prior agreements by spending much of its oil revenue on the military, while social services and good governance h ...

The Rakhine State Danger to Myanmar's Transition

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-09 00:47
The violence since 25 August that has driven 270,000 Rohingya civilians over Myanmar’s border into Bangladesh is not just causing a humanitarian catastrophe. It is also driving up the risks that the country’s five-year-old transition from military rule w ...

Anbar: Seven Family Members Die in Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-09-07 18:39
ERBIL — Seven people, members of the same family, were killed in airstrikes conducted by unidentified warplanes in western Anbar on Thursday. According to a local Iraqi military source who spoke to Alquds Alarabi, the unidentified warplanes bombarded a h ...

Israeli jets strike ‘chemical weapons factory’ in Syria’s Hama

Waar Media - 2017-09-07 14:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Israel targeted a military facility in western Syria’s Hama province early on Thursday, Syria’s army said, breaching Lebanese airspace to carry out the strikes. The army statement said the airstrike killed two people and caused material damag ...

Peshmerga Holding Three Fronts in Northwest of Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-07 11:48
Peshmerga alone will lead the battle from their fronts KIKRUK — Three fronts of the long-awaited Hawija battle are currently under the control of Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces in south-western Kirkuk Province. According to military sources, around ...

“ It is high time we unite, terminate diaspora”

ANHA - 2017-09-06 18:18
Qamishlo people have appealed all Kurdish parties and sides to do everything in their power to achieve national unity and establish a joint military force to confront any threat to the Kurdish people in the four parts of Kurdistan. ...

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Commander to Lead Hawija Operations

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:06
ERBIL — Lieutenant-general Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, a Commander of the Iraqi counter-terrorism Forces, has been nominated as the commander of the imminent Hawija operation, according to Iraqi media outlets. The Iraqi military along with the Peshmerga forces ...

Turkey Imposes Curfew over 27 Kurdish Districts

BAS News - 2017-09-06 15:33
ERBIL — Turkish local authorities in the eastern province of Bingöl has declared curfew in 27 districts as military operations are ongoing against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Bingöl governor’s office said in an official statement that the curfew star ...
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