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US will continue with YPG after Raqqa operation: commander

US will continue with YPG after Raqqa operation: commander

KurdPress - 2017-09-03 13:57
Outgoing U.S. army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the Iraq-based commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), has made it clear that Washington will continue to cooperate with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) ...
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No Iraqi Officials Allowed to Control Kurdistan Airports: KRG

BAS News - 2017-09-30 14:34
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has made it clear that no official from Baghdad is allowed to enter the Kurdistan Region for taking control of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah international airports. Minister of Transportation, Mawlood Bawamurad, s ...

Barzani to UN: Holding Referendum “Legitimate Right”

BAS News - 2017-09-11 15:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has made it clear that the people in the region have the right to hold a referendum and determine their future as it is legitimate and natural. The vote will be held on time as the decision has been made ...

Barzani Refuses Arab League Request to Postpone Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-10 00:15
ERBIL — Meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Abul Ghent in Erbil, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has made it clear that holding independence referendum is a decision of the people and political parties of Kurdistan Region, and cann ...

Renovating al-Tabqa schools almost completed

ANHA - 2017-09-09 13:14
The Education Committee of the al-Tabqa Civil Council in preparation for the academic year 2017/2018, which will be the first after about 6 years of continuous absence of education in al-Tabqa. ...

Staffan de Mistura: SDF liberate al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
NEWS DESK- The envoy of UN of Syria Staffan de Mistura made it clear that October would probably be the end of IS mercenaries adding that Syrian Democratic Forces would liberate al-Raqqa by the end of October. Staffan de Mistura said that every IS strongh ...

Army, allies to retake Hawijah from IS terrorists soon: Iraqi PM

KurdPress - 2017-09-07 10:34
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that army troops, backed by allied Kurdish forces of Peshmerga, will soon launch a multi-pronged operation to liberate the city of Hawijah in the oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk from Islamic State (IS) ...

Coalition Targets IS Militants on Iraq-Syria Border

BAS News - 2017-09-07 00:37
ERBIL — The US-led coalition stroke 85 Islamic State (IS) militants and 40 vehicles belonging to the extremist group near a convoy stranded on the Iraq-Syria border, Joint Task Forces-Operation Inherent Resolve said on Wednesday. According to a statement ...

Peshmerga Will Have Effective Role in Hawija Operation: Townsend

BAS News - 2017-09-01 10:02
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces will have an "effective" role in the imminent operation to free the town of Hawija from the Islamic State (IS), stated the commander of the US-led coalition against the IS. Addressing reports on Thursday, Lt. Gen. ...

Abu Amjad and his 3 comrades funeral ceremony started

ANHA - 2017-08-31 21:40
After the General Commander of Manbij Military Council Adnan Abu Amjad's corpse funeral procession reached al-Furat Hospital, other 3 martyrs' corpses joined him, and they are Baran Turkmany whose real name is Kamal Abdul Qader Bish Alo, Abu Halab whose r ...

FSA says they targeted YPG, not US

KurdPress - 2017-08-31 09:31
After US troops came under attack by the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in northern Syria, the FSA said US troops were in the area when they targeted People’s Protection Units (YPG), the t24 news website reported on Wednesday. ...

“Hope” Festival for disable people continues

ANHA - 2017-08-30 17:18
Afrin – The first “Hope” Festival will continue for people with special needs in Afrin canton, with speeches, Dabkas and folkloric dances. The first festival for disabled people started in Afrin canton in Afrin region under the slogan “I Can” organized by ...

The tale of a farewell to arms / Fatih Cekirge

KurdPress - 2017-08-28 11:29
The U.S. claims that it will retrieve 1,000 trucks of weaponry after giving them to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), once the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) ends. Is it possible to believe this? ...

US sends 112 truckloads of military equipment to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
The US has sent 112 more truckloads of military equipment to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday. ...

Iraqi Army Continues Security Measures in Liberated Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — The Iraqi army will continue being responsible for security in the recently liberated city of Mosul until the local federal police forces restore their pre-Islamic State (IS) capabilities, a military spokesperson said on Monday. According to Brig ...