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

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

Through Thick and Thin: Will Danish Military Engagements with the U.S. Endure in the Middle East?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-08-27 21:47
What many initially treated as a joke may cause a rift in U.S.-Denmark relations. President Donald Trump’s peculiar offer to buy Greenland from Denmark has caused an unexpected controversy. Trump showed that the news report was no joke when he cancelled a ...

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 ...

US delegation in Urfa as part of preparations for “safe zone”

ANF - 2019-08-12 18:45
The Turkish regime announced that a delegation from the US has arrived in Urfa as part of discussions on a safe zone in the north of Syria. ...

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 ...

"Status for Kurds in Syria is inevitable"

ANF - 2019-08-10 08:49
Writer Mustafa Peköz said Ankara’s operation threats against Northern and Eastern Syria have turned out empty and stressed that achieving a constitutional status in Syria is inevitable for Kurds. ...

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 ...

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 ...

ISIS ‘resurging’ in Syria as US pulls troops: watchdog

Rûdaw - 2019-08-07 07:56
"ISIS solidified its insurgent capabilities in Iraq and was resurging in Syria" ...

UNHCR’s shelter interventions in Syria

The Global Coalition - 2019-08-05 10:05
Article UNHCR’s shelter interventions in Syria Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

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 ...

Peshmerga Officers participated in U.S. Defense Language Institute

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-27 01:35
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga As part of the military cooperation between the United States and Kurdistan Region, a number of Peshmerga officers participated in military training programs across the U.S. this year, with higher participation numbers ...

Erdogan says Turkey will destroy militants in north Syria regardless of U.S. talks

Reuters - 2019-07-26 13:37
Turkey is determined to destroy the "terror corridor" east of the Euphrates river in Syria regardless of how talks conclude with the United States on a planned safe zone in the country's north, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. ...

Erdogan says Turkey will destroy Kurdish militants in north Syria regardless of U.S. talks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-26 13:26
ANKARA,— Turkey is determined to destroy the “terror corridor” east of the Euphrates river in Syria regardless of how talks conclude with the United States on a planned safe zone in the country’s Kurdish north, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Tu ...

U.S. proposals for safe zone in north Syria do not satisfy Turkey: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-07-24 18:02
ANKARA,— New U.S. proposals for a safe zone in north Syria do not satisfy Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, adding that an agreement on the issue needs to reached as soon as possible because Ankara has no patience left. Turkey ...

Drone drops explosives on base in north Iraq, wounding 2

Seattle Times - 2019-07-19 17:51
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say an unmanned drone has dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, wounding two people. Two officials said the incident occurred overnight on the base in Amerli, i ...

60 seconds in Falujah, Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-07-11 18:38
"...it is a city of love and peace, a city of brotherhood that all Arab sects live in." There are several reasons to be proud to be from #Fallujah. Spend #60Seconds in the city and discover why... Article 60 seconds in Falujah, Iraq Appeared first on The ...