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Erdogan, Mattis discuss US backing for PYD, KRG referendum

Erdogan, Mattis discuss US backing for PYD, KRG referendum

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 11:12
The U.S.’s ongoing support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) dominated Pentagon chief Jim Mattis’s talks in Ankara on Aug. 23, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan complaining about Washingto ...
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US continues to send arms to Syrian Kurdish forces

KurdPress - 2017-09-21 09:21
The US is continuing to arm Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the terrorist Islamic (IS), Turkey’s state-run Anadolu agency said on Wednesday. ...

US Defense Secretary Arrives in Baghdad on Unannounced Visit

BAS News - 2017-08-22 10:04
ERBIL — US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday on an unannounced visit to discuss war against the Islamic State (IS) with the US and Iraqi officials. Mattis is expected to hold meetings with the US commanders on the ground bef ...

UN special envoy to Iraq backs Baghdad, Erbil dialogue

KurdPress - 2017-08-18 18:34
On June 18, head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Foreign Relations Department, Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir told Sputnik that Kurdistan hoped for the independence referendum, scheduled for September 25, to mark the beginning of a comprehensive ...

Turkey’s temptation for Afrin / Yasar Yakis

KurdPress - 2017-08-15 13:47
On Aug. 5, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “By launching the military operation Euphrates Shield, we had thrust a dagger at the heart of the new terrorist formation in Syria. We are determined to enlarge it with new operations. Very soon, we ...

IS Anthem Singer Killed in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-06 18:58
ERBIL— The Tunisian anthem singer for the Islamic State (IS) organization Muhammad Qamari was killed in Raqqa, according to some reports. Qamari was killed in recent confrontations between the IS and The Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa, Syria. He had j ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy IS Financial Headquarters in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-04 23:51
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced that its warplanes conducted a series of airstrikes on Thursday in the area of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, destroying the group's financial headquarters and killing two senior IS members. Acco ...

U.S. delivers drones to Kurdish –led Syrian forces

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 14:12
According to reports released by Syrian media the U.S. has sent drones to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that is fighting against the Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa. ...