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Islamic State vows to step up fight against Syria Kurds, U.S.-led coalition | The Japan Times

Islamic State vows to step up fight against Syria Kurds, U.S.-led coalition | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-08-12 00:35

Islamic State vows to step up fight against Syria Kurds, U.S.-led coalition | The Japan Times - Japantimes

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 ...

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 ...

Islamic State group vows to escalate fight against Syrian Kurds, US-led coalition | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-08-12 01:19

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 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 ...

Turkey and the US to set up ‘joint operations center’

ANF - 2019-08-07 17:45
The US agreed to set up ‘joint operations center’ with the Turkish regime that has been threatening to launch a new occupation attack against the Kurds in North and East Syria. ...

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 ...

Ankara-backed Syrian Arab fighters say ready to back Turkish operation against Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
AMMAN,— Syrian rebel commanders said on Monday they are ready to join Turkish troops in an offensive to seize back largely Arab-populated towns and villages in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria held by Kurdish-led-forces. Turkish President Tay ...

U.S. warns unilateral Turkey attack on Kurds in Syria ‘unacceptable’

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
TOKYO,— The United States warned Tuesday that any “unilateral” offensive by Turkey to remove a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) would be “unacceptable” and vowed to step up talks to prevent such action. “Clearly we believe any unilateral acti ...

El Paso shooting: Has US neglected fight against white extremism?

BBC - 2019-08-06 02:24
The US has neglected the fight against domestic terrorism over the years, say analysts. ...

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 ...

Report exposed relations between Turkey and the Islamic State

ANF - 2019-07-27 09:00
The Rojava Center for Strategic Studies (NRLS) published a detailed report on the foreign relations of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization and the Turkish state. ...

“Turkish state aims to do what ISIS couldn’t”

ANF - 2019-07-25 18:41
Azad Oso said Turkey is targeting the Autonomous Administration and that the Turkish state wants to do what ISIS gangs failed to achieve in Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

Zebari clan: We stand with those who fight against the invasion

ANF - 2019-07-22 14:36
Ebu Ali Bani from the Zebari clan said: “We should unite against invaders like in Kobane. The Zebari clan will stand with the forces who fight against the invasion.” ...

Could foreign Islamic State suspects be tried in Syrian Kurdistan?

E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 19:06
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Months after the territorial defeat of the Islamic State group, Syria’s Kurds are pushing for an international tribunal to try alleged jihadists detained in their region. The Kurds run an autonomous administration in Syrian K ...