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Syrian Kurds best US allies in fight against IS: official
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 21:44
US nominee for the Department of State, Rex Tillerson, stated that Kurds in Syria are best allies of his country in fight against the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS). ...

US says PYD to take part in Syria peace talks
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-12 00:45
Mark Toner, deputy spokesperson for the US State Department, told Kurdistan24 the US-Kurdish relationship would remain strong, Washington DC, US, December 6, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

US: No guarantees that loans to Iraq will benefit Kurds
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-11 09:50
State Department spokesman Mark Toner, Jan. 10, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

US is aware of tensions in Shingal and PKK influence: spokesman
KurdPress - 2017-01-11 08:04
The Spokesman to US Department of State said his country is aware of tensions in the Iraqi Kurdish northern city of Shingal and the influence of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the region. ...

US supports Turkey’s campaign against PKK
ARA News - 2017-01-11 02:57
ARA News Amsterdam – The United States backs talks between Turkey and Iraq, and also supports Turkish actions against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), US State Department said. The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim visited Erbil and Baghdad earlier ...

Bin Laden's son Hamza 'actively engaged' in terrorism
BBC - 2017-01-05 19:18
Hamza bin Laden is officially designated a "global terrorist" by the US State Department. ...

US welcomes France’s support to the Kurdistan Region: Spokesman
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-04 20:02
US Department of State Spokesman John Kirby. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Erdogan accuses US of backing 'IS'
Deutsche Welle - 2016-12-28 04:45
The Turkish President's comments have come amid the military's fierce offensive against Islamist jihadists in the fight for the Syrian town of Al-Bab. The US State Department has rejected the accusations as "ludicrous." ...

US offers $25m reward for capture of Islamic State leader Al Baghdadi
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
WASHINGTON,— The United States on Friday more than doubled the bounty on the head of the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to $25 million. The announcement by the State Department “Rewards for Justice Program” came as US-bac ...

Turkey links Russian ambassador's killer to US-based cleric, State Department calls claim 'ludicrous' | Fox News
Foxnews - 2016-12-22 02:17

PKK should have no role in Iraq’s Sinjar: US
KurdPress - 2016-12-17 02:34
The U.S. state department has said that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) should have no role in the Yazidi town of Sinjar in northwest Iraq, EKurd reported. ...

PKK should leave Shingal, US State Department
Waar Media - 2016-12-16 18:08
Waar, Duhok: US state department spokesman John Kirby said on Thursday that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in Shingal town should leave the area as their presence was an “obstacle” to reconciliation and the return of IDPs. “We continue to bel ...

PKK should have no role in Shingal, US State Department
Rûdaw - 2016-12-16 10:39
"We urge all groups, including the KRG, to facilitate political reconciliation," ...

US government: PKK should play no role in Sinjar
ARA News - 2016-12-16 01:39
ARA News Erbil – The US State Department on Thursday said that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its affiliates should not play a role in the Yezidi region of Sinjar [Shingal], showing an indirect sign of support for the position of the Kurdistan Dem ...

US blames PKK for displacement of civilians in Turkey
KurdPress - 2016-12-10 13:53
The US State Department deputy spokesperson Mark C. Toner on Thursday blamed the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for displacing civilians, although Amnesty International in a recent report blamed the Turkish government for displacing over half million peop ...

US blames PKK for displacement of civilians in Turkey
ARA News - 2016-12-10 03:17
ARA News Erbil – The US State Department deputy spokesperson Mark C. Toner on Thursday blamed the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for displacing civilians, although Amnesty International in a recent report blamed the Turkish government for displacing over h ...

No anti-aircraft missiles to Syrian opposition - US State Department
Orient News - 2016-12-09 02:02

WATCH: 'US-Kurdish ties will remain strong'
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-06 20:05
Mark Toner, Deputy Spokesperson for the US State Department, told Kurdistan24 the US-Kurdish relationship would remain strong. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

US official says focus should be on ISIS after Turkish airstrike killed American volunteer
ARA News - 2016-12-03 01:35
ARA News Manbij – After a US volunteer in the ranks of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was killed by a Turkish airstrikes west of Manbij, the US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said that all the focus should be on destroying and eliminating IS ...

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 ...

Baghdad, Erbil in dialoge on future of Mosul: Kriby
Waar Media - 2016-11-22 15:21
Waar, Duhok: Baghdad and Erbil are in an ongoing dialogue on the future of Mosul once Islamic State is defeated, The US State Department spokesperson said. “What matters to us is that Mosul gets liberated, Daesh [ISIS] gets kicked out. What matters to us ...

Washington cannot confirm or deny U.S.-Kurdistan deal on Iraq’s liberated areas
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
WASHINGTON,— At a press briefing in Washington, US State Department Spokesman John Kirby said on Friday that he could not confirm or deny any deal between the US government and Iraqi Kurdistan about Kurdish forces staying in territories they have retaken ...

Erbil-Baghdad dialogue crucial in war on ISIS: US official
ARA News - 2016-11-20 03:08
ARA News Erbil – The US State Department spokesperson said they will not speculate about boundary changes in Iraq, and that the US will support an ongoing dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad in order to defeat ISIS. The Kurdish president Barzani said in Ba ...

US adds ‘ex’ al-Qaeda group in Syria to terrorist list despite rebranding
ARA News - 2016-11-13 00:21
ARA News The US Department of State has amended the designation of al-Nusra Front as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, and added the ‘new alias’ of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham as a terrorist organization. “U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in t ...

US says no cooperation with Russia or Assad in Raqqa operation
ARA News - 2016-11-09 01:38
ARA News The US-led coalition will not work with Russia or the Syrian government to take Raqqa, US State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said. The Russians and the Syrian government have suggested that at one point the United States should coord ...

US denies any relation to Turkey’s attacks in northern Syria
KurdPress - 2016-11-06 05:04
The Spokesman of the U.S. Department of State expressed his worry about Turkey’s attacks in Syria and the killing of civilians and denied any Washington’s relation with the attacks Turkey conducts as well as clashes between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ...

US demands respected behavior with Diyarbakir arrested mayors
KurdPress - 2016-11-06 05:04
The U.S. Department of State demanded Turkey to behave respectfully with the arrested mayors of the southeastern Kurdish city of Diyarbakir. ...

US says YPG lived up to its commitments in Manbij
ARA News - 2016-11-05 00:21
ARA News The US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said he couldn’t confirm rumours coming from the Turkish media that the US and Turkey agreed to force Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) out of Manbij city in northern Syria, bu ...

US refuses to condemn Turkey’s probe against Kurdish politician
ARA News - 2016-10-30 01:45
ARA News The US State Department spokesperson Mark C. Toner refused to condemn a probe by Turkey against the Kurdish leading politician Selahattin Demirtaş from the People’s Democratic Party (HDP). Turkish prosecutors have launched a probe against the hea ...

US demands respected behavior with Diyarbakir arrested mayors
KurdPress - 2016-10-29 11:28
The U.S. Department of State demanded Turkey to behave respectfully with the arrested mayors of the southeastern Kurdish city of Diyarbakir. ...

US denies any relation to Turkey’s attacks in northern Syria
KurdPress - 2016-10-25 10:26
The Spokesman of the U.S. Department of State expressed his worry about Turkey’s attacks in Syria and the killing of civilians and denied any Washington’s relation with the attacks Turkey conducts as well as clashes between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ...

The Latest: US says Aleppo pause 'too little, too late'
Daily Mail - 2016-10-18 03:27
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria's civil war (all times local): 1 a.m. A U.S. State Department spokesman says an eight-hour pause in att... ...

US blames presence of Turkish forces in Iraq
KurdPress - 2016-10-18 00:06
The U.S. Department of State said Turkish forces in Iraq are not part of the anti-Daesh international coalition and “all Iraqi neighbors should respect the country’s integrity and stability.” ...

US in frequent contact with Barzani on IS war: Spokesperson
Kurdistan24 - 2016-10-15 14:12
The spokesperson of the US State Department Mark Toner. (Photo: Getty Images) ...

Western coalition won’t allow PKK to play any role in anti-ISIS battle for Mosul
ARA News - 2016-10-14 23:21
ARA News Arbil – The United States and allied members of the anti-ISIS coalition would not welcome the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as part of the Mosul operation, the US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said. “We clearly view the PKK as a ...

US won’t support PKK participation in Mosul battle: Spokesperson
Kurdistan24 - 2016-10-14 20:23
Mark Toner, the spokesperson of the US State Department. (Photo: Archive) ...

U.S. opposes PKK participation in Mosul operation, opening offices in Iraq
E-Kurd - 2016-10-14 18:18
WASHINGTON,— The United States has announced that it would not support the participation of the Kurdish fighters of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in the anticipated Mosul operation. During a daily press briefing on Thursday, the US State Department S ...

US blames presence of Turkish forces in Iraq
KurdPress - 2016-10-13 11:48
The U.S. Department of State said Turkish forces in Iraq are not part of the anti-Daesh international coalition and “all Iraqi neighbors should respect the country’s integrity and stability.” ...

US: Turkey is not in Iraq as part of Coalition
Kurdistan24 - 2016-10-12 16:26
US State Department's Spokesperson John Kirby speaks to reporters during a daily press briefing in Washington, D.C. (Screengrab of video clip by the DOS) ...

US urges Iraq, Turkey to focus on IS as spat continues
Waar Media - 2016-10-12 14:20
Waar, Duhok: The U.S. State Department on Tuesday urged Turkey to respect Iraq’s wishes after the leaders of Turkey and Iraq exchanged sharp words over the presence of Turkish troops in northern Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has repeatedly ur ...

IS confirms killing of head of media department
Waar Media - 2016-10-11 14:39
Waar, Duhok: Islamic State terrorist organization has announced the killing of the head of its media department in a US airstrikes in Raqqa. In a statement, IS confirmed the killing of Wael Adel, also known as Abu Muhammad Furqan, without mentioning when ...

US approves possible sale of military aircraft to Iraq
Waar Media - 2016-10-08 16:02
Waar, Duhok: The United States has approved a possible a sale of military aircraft worth approximately $65.3 million to Iraq, The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has announced. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possi ...

US State Department approves possible sale of more military aircraft to Iraq
Rûdaw - 2016-10-07 16:08
This proposed sale directly supports Iraq and serves the interests of the people of Iraq ...

US suspends Syria negotiations with Russia
ARA News - 2016-10-04 03:14
The United States on Monday suspended negotiations with Russia on efforts to revive a failed ceasefire in Syria and set up a joint military cell to target militants. “This is not a decision that was taken lightly,” State Department spokesman John Kirby sa ...

State Department: US suspends bilateral contacts with Russia over Syria
Orient News - 2016-10-03 19:51

Moskau: Pentagon bringt US-Außenamt brutal in eine Falle
Sputnik - 2016-09-23 15:14
Die jüngsten Erklärungen des Chefs des Vereinigten Generalstabs der US-Armee, Joseph Dunford, dass das Pentagon keine zuverlässigen Daten über eine Beteiligung Moskaus am Angriff auf den UN-Konvoi in Syrien habe, haben das State Department laut der russis ...

US official: Syrian rebels calling American forces “dogs” unacceptable
ARA News - 2016-09-19 23:38
ARA News ALEPPO – The US State Department spokesman John Kirby said that the behavior of some Syrian rebel groups calling US special forces dogs and pigs last Friday in al-Rai is unacceptable and reprehensible. Some US Special Forces were temporarily forc ...

US expresses opposition to Iraq division
KurdPress - 2016-09-18 16:02
The U.S. Department of State spokesman stated in response to Kurdistan Region’s reiteration on holding referendum for the independence of the region that Washington supports Iraq’s integrity. ...

US official discusses Mosul operation plan with Barzani
KurdPress - 2016-09-18 16:02
Deputy US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the upcoming operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from Daesh during a meeting with Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani, Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said in a press br ...

US official discusses Mosul operation plan with Barzani
KurdPress - 2016-09-17 14:54
Deputy US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the upcoming operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from Daesh during a meeting with Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani, Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said in a press br ...

US denies reports over approving Syrian regime airstrikes
ARA News - 2016-09-13 01:18
ARA News DAMASCUS – The US State Department said on Monday that the new cease-fire deal for Syria includes no provisions for the US and Russia to approve Syrian government airstrikes. State Department Spokesman John Kirby’s statement comes after US Secret ...

US expresses opposition to Iraq division
KurdPress - 2016-09-09 23:56
The U.S. Department of State spokesman stated in response to Kurdistan Region’s reiteration on holding referendum for the independence of the region that Washington supports Iraq’s integrity. ...

US asks Syrian opposition to consult with Kurds
KurdPress - 2016-09-08 23:00
The Spokesman of the U.S. Department of State, Mark Toner, has asked the Syrian oppositions to consult with Kurds and include Kurds in the peace talks that aim to end the civil war in the country. ...

US asks Syrian opposition to consult with Kurds
KurdPress - 2016-09-08 10:10
The Spokesman of the U.S. Department of State, Mark Toner, has asked the Syrian oppositions to consult with Kurds and include Kurds in the peace talks that aim to end the civil war in the country. ...

US envoy visits Kurds in Syria amid Turkey tensions
Daily Mail - 2016-09-05 16:49
Washington dispatched a top envoy to meet with allied Kurdish forces inside Syria last week, a State Department official said Monday, following tensions afte... ...

US emphasizes importance of Peshmerga fight against ISIS
ARA News - 2016-08-11 06:38
ARA News ERBIL – The US State Department said they do not provide treatment for wounded Peshmergas outside of Iraqi Kurdistan, but nevertheless the US is aware of the importance of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the fight against the radical group of Isl ...

State Department downplays Turkey-Russia meeting while US media gives wide coverage
Orient News - 2016-08-10 09:21

US: ISIS militants should be held accountable for their crimes against Yezidi people
Aranews - 2016-08-05 02:35
ARA News KOBANE – The US State Department said that militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) should be held accountable for their crimes against the Yezidi people in northern Iraq. But reaffirmed that the first focus of the US-led coalition is to defeat ISIS ...

Maliki ‘paid little heed’ to make Iraq non-sectarian: Kirby
Waarmedia - 2016-08-03 18:03
Waar, Duhok: A US official said that Iraq’s former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki “paid little heed” to make Iraq a more pluralistic, non-sectarian and inclusive society. John Kirby, US state department, said during Tuesday Daily Briefing that current Pri ...

US to provide $1.2 billion to UN aid agencies in Iraq
Aranews - 2016-07-30 23:35
ARA News ERBIL – The US State Department said that the $1.2 billion raised in the pledging conference in support of Iraq will not go to the Kurdish or Iraqi government. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials have said they do not expect any of ...

Kirby to Kurdistan24: US supports Iraqi government plans against IS
Kurdistan24 - 2016-07-26 14:07
The Spokesperson of the US State Department John Kirby. (Photo: Department of State) ...

US to raise over $2 billion in aid for Iraq
Waarmedia - 2016-07-19 21:01
Waar, Duhok: The United States expects to collect more than $2 billion this week for Iraq during a pledging conference in Washington, a senior State Department official said on Monday. “We’re hoping to raise in excess of $2 billion in what has been a roug ...

US urges PKK to halt violence in Turkey
Waarmedia - 2016-07-19 16:44
Waar, Duhok: U.S. State Department has called on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to halt its attack on the Turkish government. ” We’d like to see the PKK to stop its attacks on Turkish authorities or Turkish police and security forces,” Mark Toner, US ...

Turkey Slams US State Department Comments on Southeast
AINA - 2016-07-16 05:48

US: Formal memorandum with Kurds approved by Baghdad
Aranews - 2016-07-15 03:28
ARA News ERBIL – The US State Department spokesman Mark Toner denied Kurdish media reports that the formal agreement between the Iraqi Kurdish government and the US was done without the approval of Baghdad. He also emphasized future humanitarian assistanc ...

US asks PKK to return to negotiation table
Kurd Press - 2016-07-09 21:46
The U.S. Department of State Spokesman asked the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to cease its attacks against Turkey and return to negotiation table and reiterated that Washington does not consider Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as a terr ...

Violence continues in Damascus, Aleppo despite Syria truce
Aranews - 2016-07-08 03:55
DAMASCUS – Syrian regime’s bombardment continued in Damascus and Aleppo despite a three-day truce reached to minimise violence during the Eid celebrations. The US State Department said on Thursday it was deeply disturbing that Syrian forces were continuin ...

US State Department: Riyadh suggested forces to fight ISIS in Syria
Orient News - 2016-07-07 12:12

US: Syrian Kurds and the PKK are not the same
Aranews - 2016-07-01 23:04
ARA News QAMISHLI – The US State Department said on Thursday that Washington makes a clear difference between Syrian Kurds and the Kurdistan Workers Party in Turkey (PKK). “And we’ve also been very clear that we view the PKK as a foreign terrorist organiz ...

US warns about increased terror threat in Turkey
Kurd Press - 2016-06-29 14:12
The United States has warned its citizens not to travel to southeastern Turkey because of ongoing terrorist threats, the Department of State said in a travel warning. ...

US Assigns $20 Million to Help Fallujah IDPs
BasNews - 2016-06-22 13:08
The State Department calls on other countries to respond to the UN appeal BAGHDAD — The United States allocated on Tuesday a new financial package to help the Iraqis displaced by the war against the Islamic State in Fallujah. In response to the UN High C ...

US rejects confederalism for Iraq after plea from Kurdish security chief
Aranews - 2016-06-19 23:17
ARA News KOBANE – The US State Department said it will not change its policy towards the Kurds, after Masrour Barzani, the Iraqi Kurdish security chief, called for dividing Iraq into three separate entities after the defeat of ISIS. Masrour Barzani, the h ...

Mark C. Toner, the Deputy Spokesperson of the US Department of State: We want Assad to recognize his role in the carnage in Syria
Orient News - 2016-06-08 15:15

US says will continue cooperation with YPG
Kurd Press - 2016-06-08 00:37
U.S. Department of State reiterated Washington would continue its cooperation with the Syrian Kurdish forces of Peoples’ Defense Units (YPG), adding that the U.S. understands Turkey concerns. ...

US is still against referendum for Kurdistan Region
Kurd Press - 2016-06-08 00:37
U.S. Department of State reiterated that Washington supports a federal and united Iraq. ...

US will not choose between Kurds and Turkey in the war on IS: spokesman
Kurd Press - 2016-06-08 00:37
The United States government will not choose between Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the US State Department Spokesman John Kirby said. ...

US only works with SDF in anti-ISIS campaign, not with Syrian regime: official
Aranews - 2016-06-07 22:06
ARA News KOBANE – In its war against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria, the United States will only work with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) not with the Assad regime, US State Department said. “So we support the SDF as they continue to take land back ...

Over 40,000 Foreign Militants From 100 Countries Fighting in Syria: US State Department
AINA - 2016-06-04 05:03

US will not choose between Kurds and Turkey in the war on ISIS
Aranews - 2016-06-02 05:14
ARA News KOBANE – The United States government will not choose between Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the US State Department Spokesman John Kirby said. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu proposed a joint military operat ...

Despite Turkey’s criticism, US to continue supporting YPG
Waarmedia - 2016-06-01 19:35
Waar, Duhok: The United States will continue to work with Turkey to fight against Islamic State but also continue supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces force, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said. Kirby’s comments came days after Turkey slamm ...

US State Department: Turkey - key partner in fight against ISIS
Orient News - 2016-06-01 07:55

US: We will back Kurdish YPG forces despite Turkey’s concerns
Aranews - 2016-05-29 01:16
ARA News KOBANE – The United States will continue to work with Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), despite Turkey’s concerns, a US State Department Spokesperson said on Friday. Turkish government officials have criticized US troops for ...

US does not support more autonomy for Kirkuk: spokesman
Kurd Press - 2016-05-28 00:29
The United States State Department Spokesperson says his country supports governing Iraq “through a unity government” and does not support more autonomy for the northern Kurdish-controlled province of Kirkuk. ...

US recruiting more Arabs for SDF forces in anti-ISIS campaign north Syria
Aranews - 2016-05-27 05:06
ARA News KOBANE – The US State Department spokesman Mark Toner on Friday said that the US has been working on diversifying the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) by recruiting more Arabs. “I can say that the force that successfully took Shaddadi [ ...

US refuses to cooperate with Russia in Raqqa campaign, says its forces only work with SDF in anti-ISIS operations
Aranews - 2016-05-26 03:34
ARA News KOBANE – The United States will not need any Russian support to take Raqqa from ISIS, and will only work with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the US State Department spokesman said in response to comments made by the Russian Forei ...

US rejects autonomy for Syrian Kurds
Kurdistan24 - 2016-05-25 03:24
US State Department Spokesman Mark C. Toner. (PHOTO: REUTERS) ...

US repeats: we do not recognize Kurdish local administrations in Syria
Aranews - 2016-05-25 01:32
ARA News KOBANE – The US will not recognize any form of sovereignty for Syria’s Kurds, while they work with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to take Raqqa from ISIS militants, US State Department deputy spokesman Mark C. Toner said. “We’ve a ...

US Does not Support More Autonomy for Kirkuk
BasNews - 2016-05-20 15:33
Washington reiterates its support for governing Iraq through a unity government WASHINGTON — The United States supports governing Iraq “through a unity government,” says State Department Spokesperson. After Kirkuk Governor recently stated that more auton ...

US denies report of coalition envoy visit to Rojava
Aranews - 2016-05-19 19:28
ARA News ERBIL – The U.S. Department of State spokesman denied Kurdish news reports that U.S. Special Envoy Ambassador McGurk had visited the Kurdish city of Kobane in northern Syria [Rojava] this week to discuss future military operations against the Isl ...

US Rejects McGurk’s Visit to Kobani
BasNews - 2016-05-19 12:04
The US State Department Spokesperson rejected the reports claiming Brett McGurk visited Syrian Kurdistan on Wednesday ROJAVA — US State Department Spokesperson refused the reports about the visit of Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy for the ...

Two ISIS prominent leaders killed in US airstrike northern Iraq
Aranews - 2016-05-11 01:07
ARA News ERBIL ــ Two top leaders in the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) were killed in a US airstrike in Iraq’s western Anbar province, local sources and US Department of Defense confirmed. “The US-led coalition forces launched last Friday an air r ...

US calls on Kurds, Shia forces to end rifts and focus on anti-ISIS campaign
Aranews - 2016-04-28 05:17
ARA News AMUDE – The United States State Department called on the Kurdish Peshmerga and Shia forces to end the ongoing clashes in the mixed Shia-Kurdish town of Tuz Khurmato and focus instead on the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) in northern Iraq. ...

US special units to support Syrian Democratic Forces in fight against ISIS
Aranews - 2016-04-27 01:48
ARA News QAMISHLO – The US State Department said that the 250 additional military personnel who will be deployed in Syria will mainly support forces that fight the Islamic State radical group (ISIS). “They are on the ground to support – to assist and to a ...

US to deploy Apache Helicopters for Mosul operation: official
Kurd Press - 2016-04-20 00:34
U.S. forces will use Apache helicopters in support of coalition operations to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), U.S. Department of Defense press secretary Peter Cook said in a Twitter message on Monday. ...

US to continue to find ways to assist Kurdistan financially: official
Waarmedia - 2016-04-17 22:44
Waar, Duhok: The United States has said it will continue to find ways to assist Kurdistan Region overcome its economic crisis. “We’re going to continue to evaluate ways in which we can alleviate and assist in that,” John Kirby, US state department spokesp ...

State Department to pick up pace on bringing Syrian refugees to US
Orient News - 2016-04-17 13:11

US House of Representatives Urges Assistance for Peshmerga
BasNews - 2016-04-15 15:28
Two representatives have urged the State Department to immediately deliver military assistance to Peshmerga forces WASHINGTON — US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) have introduced a bipartisan resolution urging their country t ...

Nechirvan Barzani to meet John Kerry, Iraqi officials in Baghdad
Kurd Press - 2016-04-10 00:39
The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani, will make a visit Today April 8 to Baghdad to meet US Department of State Secretary John Kerry and Iraqi officials in the capital. ...

US orders diplomatic, military families to leave southeast Turkey
Kurd Press - 2016-04-01 00:05
The U.S. State Department and Pentagon have ordered March 29 the families of diplomats and military personnel to leave posts in southern Turkey due to security fears. ...

US government keeps opposing Kurdish independence
Aranews - 2016-03-27 06:30
ARA News ERBIL – The US government keeps supporting a united Iraq, a US state department spokesperson said. Masoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq previously said in an interview that after the scheduled referendum in Octob ...

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