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At least 11 Kurdish fighters killed in clashes with ISIS in Syria’s Raqqa

At least 11 Kurdish fighters killed in clashes with ISIS in Syria’s Raqqa - Aranews

144 Iranian Kurdish Kolbars Killed or Wounded in 2017

Hengaw - 2017-08-02 03:01
hengaw: 144 Iranian Kurdish backpack carriers known as Kolbars have been killed or wounded during the first 7 months of 2017. According The post 144 Iranian Kurdish Kolbars Killed or Wounded in 2017 appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Darwish: NC must stop distorting Kurdish people’s struggle

ANHA - 2017-07-31 12:49
The secretary of Kurdish Progressive Democratic Party in Syria Abdul Hameed Darwish stated in a massage to Haythem al-Maleh that People Protection Units (YPG) proved their existence by fighting extremism and terrorism. ...

At least 11 YPG fighters killed in clashes with IS in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said on Saturday that at least 11 of their fighters have been killed in renewed clashes with Islamic State’s (IS) extremists in Syria’s northern Raqqa city. ...

Two Kurdish Yezidis Killed in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-07-30 10:35
ERBIL — A number of unknown armed men killed overnight on Saturday two Kurdish Yezidi people in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad. The two individuals are from the Yezidi areas around Sinjar in northern Iraq, and currently living with their families in an IDP camp ...

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 ...

At least 16 ISIS female jihadists detained in Mosul

Aranews - 2017-07-27 05:50
At least Sixteen jihadist women, including a 16-year-old German girl who ran away from home, have been arrested in Mosul as Iraqi forces re-captured the northern city from the Islamic State (ISIS). Three Iraqi intelligence officials told the Associated P ...

US-led coalition strikes last ISIS stronghold in Iraq’s Tel Afar

Aranews - 2017-07-27 01:42
ARA News The US-led coalition launched several airstrikes targeting ISIS’s hideouts in the district of Tel Afar in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province, officials said on Sunday. More than 20 militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) were reportedly killed a ...

Ex-Marine from Florida killed in Syria fighting for Kurds

Washington Times - 2017-07-25 19:10
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The father of a former Marine says he was notified by the U.S. State Department that his son was killed in Syria while fighting for a Kurdish militia battling the Islamic State group. David Taylor Sr. told The Associated Press on Tue ...

US' anti-Iran meddlesome claims unacceptable: FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-23 08:02
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Saturday that the White House officials’ claims are unacceptable and clear example of interference in Iran’s internal affairs. ...

Iran says its presence in Syria is upon request from Damascus

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 12:28
Iran said on Saturday that the presence of its armed forces in Syria is upon the request of Damascus and based on the already reached agreements and it does not depend on any other regional or international sides' agreement. ...

Three YPG foreign fighters killed in fight against IS

KurdPress - 2017-07-12 09:49
Two US citizens and a British national fighting the terror group of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria were killed last week, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said in a statement. ...

Barzani: “We Have Proved That We Are Factors of Stability”

BAS News - 2017-07-06 17:53
Postponing independence will lead to greater instability in the region, Barzani says ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said on Thursday that they would not turn back on the move towards independence, but they would pursue it through dialo ...

Three killed, eight wounded in Turkey shelling YPG-held areas

KurdPress - 2017-07-05 13:54
Three people were killed and another eight wounded after bombardments were launched by Turkish airstrikes and Turkish-allied Syrian fighters in areas under the control of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria. ...