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

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

Middleeasteye - 2019-08-12 01:19

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

US-led Coalition Delivers 150 Trucks of Military Shipment to SDF: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-09-09 14:48
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition on Sunday delivered another military shipment to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria as part of its ongoing efforts to counter terror. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said at leas ...

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. ...

Syrian Kurds hand over four Islamic State children to Germany: official

E-Kurd - 2019-08-19 17:30
SIMALKA CROSSING, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday handed over four children linked with the Islamic State group to Germany in their first such repatriation to the European country, an offi ...

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

Japantimes - 2019-08-12 00:35

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 ...

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 ...

Uighur man threatened with deportation to China 'safely en route' to US | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-08-07 00:17

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens operation against Syrian Kurds ‘very soon’

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 16:43
ISTANBUL,— Turkey and the US were on a collision course Tuesday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “eliminate” a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria — a move deemed “unacceptable” by the Pentagon. Erdogan has repea ...

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. ...

EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia’s ‘strategic plan’ to take Turkey down | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-08-05 17:59

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 ...

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 ...