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YJŞ fighters rescue Yazidi child forced to fight from ISIS

YJŞ fighters rescue Yazidi child forced to fight from ISIS - ANHA

1st conference of SWC, essential to unify women’s efforts

ANHA - 2017-09-09 13:14
Syrian writer and poet Rola Hassan pointed out that holding the constituent conference of the Syrian Women Council is the main step to unify women's efforts to achieve their full rights. "We must focus on young women so that we can build a new Syria with ...

Al-Tabqa Women’s Council preparing to open 1st kindergarten

ANHA - 2017-09-07 14:21
Al –TABQA- The kindergartens committee of the Women’s Council of al-Tabqa is preparing to open the first kindergarten for children, this is the first kind of this project to be launched by the Women’s Council, as part of a series of kindergartens to be op ...

Al-Raqqa:an infiltration attempt by IS into al-Amin

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
Al-Raqqa – The fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces foiled an IS mercenaries’ attempt to break the siege imposed on its mercenaries in al-Amin neighborhood, while clashes are taking place in several neighborhoods of the city. The campaign to liberate ...

Yazidi boys forced to fight for IS still need psychological help

Brenda Stoter - 2017-08-30 02:00
Published on Al-Monitor on July 27, 2017 DAHUK, Iraqi Kurdistan — Majdal, a 14-year-old Yazidi teenager wearing a T-shirt, jeans and sneakers, looks like an ordinary boy but does not feel like one anymore. His childhood was destroyed when the Islamic Stat ...

SDB provides aids to al-Raqqa liberated areas

ANHA - 2017-08-20 13:03
AL-RAQQA- The security committee of the Syrian Democratic Board have distributed a number of needs for the internal security forces in the Ain Issa district. The aids included all the branches of the Internal Security Forces and the Council of Civil Raqqa ...

IS Executes Five Own Leaders for Hesitancy to Fight

BAS News - 2017-08-16 11:23
ANBAR — The Islamic State (IS) executed five leaders of the extremist group and punished others on Tuesday in Annah town, western Anbar province, on charges of cowardice in the fighting the Iraqi forces. According to military sources, IS accused those le ...

Iran increases missile spending to counter US sanctions

Waar Media - 2017-08-13 18:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian parliament passed a bill Sunday to boost its military spending, with 240 lawmakers in the 244-strong house approving it. The bill allows Iran to allocate $520 million (448 million euros) to enhance its nuclear program to fight Washing ...

Baghdad wants Kurdistan to withdraw to pre-2003 borders, Barzani says

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Baghdad wants Kurdistan Region to withdraw from Iraq’s disputed areas and return to pre-2003 borders between the autonomous region and Iraq, said Massoud Barzani, vowing that the Peshmerga will not retreat from any ...

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 ...

200 SDF fighters head for al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-08-08 13:13
200 Syrian Democratic Forces fighters, aiming at partaking al-Raqqa liberation campaign, have headed to the battlefields in al-Raqqa after finishing a course of training in the Şehîd Feisal Abu Leila Military Academy. ...

Peshmerga leader urging Yazidis to migrate from Şengal

ANHA - 2017-08-05 19:38
A military leader in the Peshmerga forces Haydar Shisho has urged Şengal people to migrate from their homeland in case to they did not join Başûr Kurdistan Region, in a clear indication that the region’s government is striving to displace forcibly Yazidis ...

A look at Malala’s trip to Iraqi-Kurdistan in photos

Malala - 2017-07-17 17:36
The third stop on her Girl Power Trip. Malala began her trip by visiting a camp for Mosul evacuees. There she met Nayir, a 13-year-old IDP who endured years of conflict in Mosul before fleeing with her family. (Credit: Malin Fezehai / Malala Fund)To ring ...