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US Army, Kurdish forces secure last stretch of ISIS-held farmland around Raqqa city

US Army, Kurdish forces secure last stretch of ISIS-held farmland around Raqqa city - Almasdarnews

45% of Raqqa city liberated, operations ongoing: SDF

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 11:57
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reported on Monday that 45 per cent of Raqqa city has been liberated from the Islamic State (IS) militants since the launch of a major operation to retake the city from the radical group last month. ...

A Kurdish Kolber from Wrimya came under attack of Iran forces

Hengaw - 2017-07-24 03:02
Hengaw: Iran’s armed forces targeted a Kurdish Kolber on the borders of Wrimia and injured him. In the past week alone five The post A Kurdish Kolber from Wrimya came under attack of Iran forces appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

US Urges YPG to Rebrand Itself in Order to Receive Legitimacy

BAS News - 2017-07-23 00:38
IZMIR — The US urged its main ally in the Syrian fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS) to rebrand itself, in order to avoid further opposition from Turkey, the head of US special forces said on Friday. US Army General, Raymond Thomas, said durin ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Militias Kidnap Iraqi Army, Police Forces: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-19 12:03
BAGHDAD — The Shi’ite militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi have gone out of control by kidnapping official Iraqi security, police and army forces across the country, said a lawmaker. MP Hamid Mutlag told al-Arabiya that such arbitrary actions by the Hashd a ...

The Defeat of ISIS Must Mean an Independent Kurdistan

The Kurdish Project - 2017-07-18 08:44
KRG Security Council member Aziz Ahmad argues that an independent Kurdistan would not destabilize the country. The post The Defeat of ISIS Must Mean an Independent Kurdistan appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Leyla Zana acquitted of terror charges

KurdPress - 2017-07-11 13:41
Turkey Kurdish Leyla Zana was acquitted of three separate charges directed at her as a part of a terror investigation on July 11, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Iraqi forces say started storming Islamic State-held Mosul Old City

Kom News - 2017-06-18 09:39
Iraqi forces started storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, a military statement said. The historic district is the last still under control of the militants in the northern Iraqi city, which used to be their capital in Iraq. The US ...