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Kurdish autonomy in Syria under threat after Islamic State ‘caliphate’ falls

Kurdish autonomy in Syria under threat after Islamic State ‘caliphate’ falls

E-Kurd - 2019-03-23 12:33
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Now the Islamic State group’s “caliphate” has fallen, the hard-won limited autonomy of Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) will be left in peril if their key US ally goes ahead with its announced pullout. On Saturday, the Kurd ...
Kurdish autonomy in Syria under threat after Islamic State ‘caliphate’ falls - E-Kurd

Iraq Dismisses Another Kurdish Official in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-21 14:57
ERBIL — Authorities ordered the dismissal of another Kurdish official in the disputed province of Kirkuk. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Jihan Ibrahim, manager of Kirkuk acting directorate of water and sewage is replaced by a new figur ...

PUK Calls for Unified Kurdish Front in Kirkuk Provincial Election

BAS News - 2019-04-07 22:32
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has called for a unified Kurdish front in the Kirkuk provincial elections, while the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) says that it would not participate in the vote unless the situation is normalized in the ...

US-backed fighters clash with IS militants in eastern Syria

Seattle Times - 2019-04-03 18:04
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are battling the Islamic State group in eastern Syria 10 days after declaring victory over the extremists, an official with the Kurdish-led force said Tuesday. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic ...

Over 50 Islamic State militants killed by U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria’s Baghouz

E-Kurd - 2019-03-29 09:46
BEIRUT,— At least 50 Islamic State IS militants were killed Thursday by U.S.-led airstrikes on a caves area in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. The air raids targeted the caves in the Baghouz, the last IS redoubt in the eastern countryside of Deir ...

France Yet to Repatriate Dozens of Children Stranded in Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-27 22:41
ERBIL - France has so far failed to make a final decision on whether it would repatriate dozens of children stranded in Syria as the US-backed Kurdish forces have already announced the full victory over the Islamic State (IS) in the country. About 2,500 ...

Kurdish votes will be crucial in Turkey’s local elections

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 21:44
ISTANBUL,— Millions of Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining the fate of Turkey’s March 31 local elections, as a pro-Kurdish party has made the strategic decision to send votes to an opposition rival to challenge the ruling party in key races in I ...

9,000 foreign Islamic State relatives in Syria camp: Kurdish official

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 15:24
AIN ISSA, Syria,— More than 9,000 foreigners, mostly children, linked to the Islamic State group are present in a camp for the displaced in northeast Syria, a Kurdish spokesman said Monday. The total number of foreigners in Al-Hol camp includes more than ...

Syrian Kurds urge world to take back foreign Islamic State jihadists

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 11:38
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds warned Sunday that the thousands of foreign jihadists they have detained in their fight against the Islamic State group are a time-bomb the international community urgently needs to defuse. Speaking a day after ...

British forces will stay in Syria following fall of Islamic State caliphate | Metro News

Metro - 2019-03-23 23:05

Syria Kurd autonomy under threat after IS 'caliphate' falls

Yahoo - 2019-03-23 08:54

Trump says Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria, but Kurds still battling ISIS

E-Kurd - 2019-03-22 21:01
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the Kurdish-led forces backed US-led coalition air strikes had dislodged the Islamic State militant group from its last holdout in Syria. “Here’s ISIS on Election Day. And here’s ISIS right now ...

Italian warrior killed fighting alongside Syrian Kurds against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-03-19 15:54
ROME,— An Italian fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed, media reported Tuesday, citing the jihadists and his family. “We have killed the Italian crusader”, IS said in a statement released along w ...

Over 60,000 people, mostly families of Islamic State, fled Syria jihadist enclave: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-17 19:07
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria since a final assault to capture it began over two months ago. The ...

More Than 6,000 People Fled Last IS Pocket in Syria: SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-17 15:12
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed on Sunday that the total number of people who have so far escaped the last Islamic State (IS) stronghold in eastern Syria, has reached 60,000. Among the massive influx of people were 5,000 I ...

Ministry of Finance: The Salaries Will Be Paid ‘in Full’ Tomorrow

Waar Media - 2019-03-09 16:01
WAAR_DUHOK KRG’s Ministry of Economy and Finance met and decided that the salaries will be paid ‘in full’ tomorrow. According to Waar reports, Ministry of Economy and Finance met today to discuss means of how implement PM Nechirvan Barzani’s decisions an ...

Salaries in Iraqi Kurdistan will be paid ‘in full’, Nechirvan Barzani says

E-Kurd - 2019-03-08 22:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani announced Friday that the salary withholding system would end as of this month and that salaries would be paid in full from now on. “Today’ ...

Kurdstan Flag to be Raised in Canada on Habaja Anfal Anniversary

BAS News - 2019-03-02 21:45
ERBIL - The Kurdistan flag will be raised in the Canadian city of Toronto on March 16 in tribute to victims of the Kurdistan Region's Halabja genocide. The event will be held at Toronto City Hall to remember the thousands of civilians who were killed by ...

Turkey frees Kurdish writer and artist Zehra Dogan after two years in prison

E-Kurd - 2019-02-24 19:22
ISTANBUL,— Turkey conditionally freed Kurdish writer and artist Zehra Dogan on Sunday after more than two years in jail for “terrorist propaganda”, her employer said. Dogan’s case has won the public backing of street artist Banksy since she was sentenced ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces evacuate women, children from IS holdout

E-Kurd - 2019-02-23 08:54
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria,— US-backed Kurdish-led fighters trucked out civilians from the last speck of the Islamic State group’s dying “caliphate” in Syria on Friday, eager to press on with the battle to crush the jihadists. More than four years after IS over ...