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Islamic State car bomb kills 5 in Syrian Kurdistan: monitor

Islamic State car bomb kills 5 in Syrian Kurdistan: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
AL-QAHTANIYA,— A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed five people, including three children, in a Kurdish town in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Wednesday, a war monitor said. The explosive-rigged vehicle detonated in Al ...
Islamic State car bomb kills 5 in Syrian Kurdistan: monitor - E-Kurd

Three Islamic State children handed over by Syrian Kurds to Nigeria

E-Kurd - 2019-09-06 11:27
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Thursday handed over three siblings linked with the Islamic State group to Nigeria, the first such repatriation to the African country, an official said. ...

U.S. and partner forces implement security mechanism in northeast Syria

CENTCOM - 2019-08-28 23:00
TAMPA, Fla. – The Syrian Democratic Forces, a Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve partner force in the fight against Daesh, completed the destruction of People’s Protection Unit, also known as YPG, fighting positions in northeast Syria ...

Warplanes strike near Turkish military post in northwest Syria

Reuters - 2019-08-28 17:52
Air strikes hit rebel positions near a Turkish military post in northwest Syria on Wednesday, where the Russia-backed army has waged a fierce offensive against rebels, according to activists and a senior Turkish security source. ...

Second Roj News journalist arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-08-21 21:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A reporter for outlet Roj News was arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Wednesday by the security forces, the pro-Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Roj News reported. Bryar Muhammad was arrested in Erb ...

Car bomb kills Kurdish police officer in Qamishlo, Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-18 16:36
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A car bomb killed a police officer and wounded two other people Sunday in the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in in northeast Syria, police said, the second such attack in just over a month. Kurdish ...

Three Yazidi girls freed from Islamic State captivity in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-08-14 14:14
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The director of the Yazidi Rescue Center in Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan, Hussein Qaidi, said on Wednesday that three Yazidi girls had been rescued from Islamic State group (ISIS) captivity. Qaidi said the girls are betw ...

The Future of Northeast Syria

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-08-13 22:31
A project of the Atlantic Council and Foreign Policy Research Institute The future of northeast Syria is unsettled after eight […] ...

UN: Car bomb kills 3 UN staff outside mall in Libya | Federal News Network

Federalnewsnetwork - 2019-08-13 15:19

Islamic State says will step up fight against Syrian Kurds, coalition

E-Kurd - 2019-08-12 11:25
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State group vowed to intensify its fight against the US-led coalition and Kurds in eastern Syria, in a video posted Sunday on its Telegram channel. “The fire of the battle between us and them has been reignited and will intensify,” t ...

Officials: Car bomb kills 3 U.N. staff outside mall in Libya | CTV News

Ctvnews - 2019-08-11 06:15

Three people including a pregnant woman detained in Amed

ANF - 2019-08-09 10:54
Police raided a home and detained three people, including a pregnant woman in Amed (Diyarbakır). ...

Islamic State is ‘resurging’ in Syria as U.S. withdraws troops, watchdog says

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group is “resurging” in Syria even as the United States withdrew troops, and is solidifying its insurgent capabilities in neighboring Iraq, a Defense Department watchdog said Tuesday. The Islamic jihadists — who s ...

U.S., Turkish officials reportedly agree on safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan: state media

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
ISTANBUL,— U.S. and Turkish military officials reportedly have agreed that the safe-zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria will be a “peace corridor” for displaced Syrians longing to return home, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said We ...

Islamic State has as much as $300 million to fight, says UN chief

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 14:23
UNITED NATIONS,— Secretary-General António Guterres says in a report that the Islamic State extremist group IS/ISIS has been left with as much as $300 million following the loss of its so-called “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, “with none of the financial ...

Car bomb kills at least three children in northeastern Syria’s Tirbespi town

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-07 12:15

Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan warn of Turkish attack despite U.S. mediation

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A top Kurdish political official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday warned neighbouring Turkey would attack at the first chance it got, despite US efforts to prevent a cross-border incursion. On Sunday, Tu ...

Islamic State still has 15,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria: U.S. envoy Jeffrey

E-Kurd - 2019-08-02 10:09
WASHINGTON,— The Islamic State group (ISIS) still has nearly 15,000 fighters active across Iraq and Syria, Ambassador James Franklin Jeffrey, the U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISI ...

Media Instructor Development Training Course concluded in Baghdad, participated in by the Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-28 09:42
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On July 15, 2019, a number of officials and officers from the Ministry of Peshmerga and Iraqi Army participated in a media instructor development training course, supervised by the Coalition Forces. The conclusion cere ...

Turkish armored vehicles kill 36 people in 10 years

ANF - 2019-07-22 15:09
Human Rights Association reported that armored vehicles have killed 36 people, including 16 children, in Northern Kurdistan in the last decade. ...

Iran shells Iraqi Kurdistan border areas, civilians killed and wounded

E-Kurd - 2019-07-10 17:40
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A civilian was killed by Iranian army shelling in Iraqi Kurdistan region on Wednesday, an official has said. Imad Rekani, who works at the civil defense department, told NRT TV that a girl had been killed and two o ...