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Trump discusses ‘shared vision’ with Libya’s Haftar

Waar Media - 2019-04-20 14:42
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. President Donald Trump discussed “ongoing counterterrorism efforts” and the need to end hostilities with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar during a telephone call earlier this week, the White House said Friday. The call Monday comes amid a ...

Rojava delegation met with French President Macron

ANF - 2019-04-19 16:50
The delegation that met with Macron included YPJ commander Nesrin Abdullah and North and East Syria Federation Co-chair Hamid al-Mihbash. ...

Delegation from KTCC visit Menela Training Center

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-16 23:36
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 15, 2019, a delegation from Kurdistan Training Coordination Center (KTCC) visited the Manela Training Center and were received by the center’s Commander and Deputy Commander. During the visit, the parties disc ...

Masrour Barzani and Coalition Commander discuss rise in ISIS threat

Gulan Media - 2019-04-16 01:51

Masrour Barzani and Coalition Commander discuss rise in ISIS threat

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-15 20:13

Iraqi forces kill Islamic State commander, four fighters

Reuters - 2019-04-15 06:14
Security forces killed an Islamic State commander and four fighters in the Hamrin Mountains area of northeast Iraq on Sunday, the military said. ...

IS Wali Killed in Northern Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-14 21:43
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces killed an Islamic State (IS) Wali [Commander] in northern areas near Mount Hamrin. Commander of Join Operation Commands, Yahya Rasool, said the jihadist was apprehended during an aerial operation with fighter jets and helico ...

Iraqi forces kill ISIS commander, four extremists in Hamrin operation

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-14 20:10

IS Ambushes Hashd al-Shaabi in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-04-13 11:56
ERBIL - The jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) ambushed overnight on Friday the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin. Talking to BasNews, Abu Montarz, a Hashd al-Shaabi commander, confirmed that the militants ra ...

Former Commander Reveals Turkey's Close Ties with ISIS in Syria

Mintpressnews - 2019-04-12 15:22

Iraqi President Calls For Reducing Mideast Tensions

Waar Media - 2019-04-10 12:35
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi President Barham Salih called for reducing tensions in the Middle East while highlighting the importance of combating terrorism. Salih made the statements in a meeting Tuesday with Kenneth McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command ...

Former FARC commander Santrich: one year of unjust prison

ANF - 2019-04-10 11:09
One year has passed since the unjust imprisonment of peace negotiator and former FARC commander Jesús Santrich. ...

Qassem Soleimani is "Terrorist": Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-04-09 21:16
ERBIL - Commander of IRGC's Qods Force Qassem Soleimani is a "terrorist" and he will be viewed the same as Islamic State (IS) and other jihadist groups leaders, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Both Washington and Tehran have already de ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s armed forces will refuse to listen to VP from Gorran: PUK commander

E-Kurd - 2019-04-09 16:55
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— PUK party commander of the Peshmerga’s Brigade 70 Sheikh Jaafar has said that he would refuse to listen to a Vice President of Iraqi Kurdistan Region from the Change Movement (Gorran) which is a civilian political par ...

SDF Ready for Talks with Turkey Under Two Conditions: Commander

BAS News - 2019-04-09 11:45
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says it is ready for negotiations with Turkey only if it leaves Afrin and ends threatening the Kurdish areas in northern Syria, said a senior commander. Turkey sees the US-backed Syrian Kurdish force ...

Syrian Kurdish militia will talk if Turkey leaves Afrin - commander | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-09 07:48

Syrian Kurds ready for talks with Turkey if they leave Afrin: SDF

E-Kurd - 2019-04-09 06:02
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The top military commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, Mazloum Kobani, says we are ready for talks with Turkey if they agree to leave Afrin and end its threats to Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), Hawar News Agency ...

Iran Warns of Reciprocal Action if US Recognizes IRGC as Terrorist Organization

BAS News - 2019-04-07 16:44
ERBIL — Iran has warned of a tit-for-tat measure if the US realises its plan to designate Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, said a top commander. Head of the Guards, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said on Sunday that th ...

Investigative Committee inspects Peshmerga’s 4th Infantry Brigade and Center of Military Volunteers & Individuals

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-04 08:33
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 1, 2019, the Ministry of Peshmerga’s Investigative Committee visited and inspected the headquarters of the 4th Infantry Brigade in Bamerni and were received by Colonel Issa Zewayi (Brigade Commander) and a num ...

Syrian Kurds aim to remove Turkey from Afrin by force - commander | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-02 02:07

Jammu and kashmir: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu reviews security in Kashmir

Indiatimes - 2019-03-27 19:44

IS Only Removed from Populated Areas: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2019-03-27 16:39
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga commander has warned of Islamic State (IS) insurgency activities, saying that the group has only been eliminated from populated areas while it is still active in remote areas. The Iraqi government declared full victory over IS ...

US Defense Secretary Approves $1 Bln For Border Wall

Waar Media - 2019-03-26 15:25
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved up to $1 billion late Monday for building a portion of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Shanahan authorized the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and e ...

Mosul Thanks KRG for Reaction to Ferry Incident

BAS News - 2019-03-26 12:28
ERBIL — The people of Mosul and Iraqi government value Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) response to the tragedy of the sinking ferry in Mosul last week which killed over 100 people, said commander of Nineveh Operation Command. The ferry sunk last Fr ...

ISIS Commander Arrested in Hungary Held Refugee Passport Enabling Unrestricted Air Travel | Homeland Security

Pjmedia - 2019-03-26 01:56

Peshmerga Commander Warns of IS Resurgence in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-03-25 20:13
ERBIL - A Peshmerga commander has warned of the resurgence of the Islamic State (IS) in the disputed Kurdish territories, saying that the military group still imposes threat in Iraq despite its defeat in neighboring Syria. "We understand that the terrori ...

Syria Kurds urge Damascus to choose dialogue: Commander - Channel NewsAsia

Channelnewsasia - 2019-03-24 13:18

US Reiterates Commitment to Destroying IS Remnants

BAS News - 2019-03-23 23:17
ERBIL — The US Central Command is committed to work with its partners in Iraq and Syria to destroy the Islamic State (IS) remnants after the last pocket is liberated from the group, General Joseph Votel, Commander of US Central Command, said. Earlier the ...

U.S. diplomat: ISIS territorial defeat is a critical milestone

ANF - 2019-03-23 22:36
SDF commander Mazlum Abdi appealed for continued assistance to his group until the full eradication of the extremist group. ...

Syrian Kurds urge Assad government to choose dialogue: commander

E-Kurd - 2019-03-23 21:06
OMAR OIL FIELD, Syria,— The top military commander in Syria’s autonomous Kurdish region (Rojava) urged Damascus on Saturday to choose the path of dialogue after his forces sealed a key victory over the Islamic State group. “We call on the central governm ...

Syria Kurds urge Damascus to choose dialogue: commander - The Peninsula Qatar

Thepeninsulaqatar - 2019-03-23 21:03

Syria Kurds urge Damascus to choose dialogue: commander | Business Standard News

Business Standard - 2019-03-23 17:15

Syria Kurds urge Damascus to choose dialogue: commander

France24 - 2019-03-23 15:52

SDF commander lays out conditions for reconciliation with Damascus

Al Monitor - 2019-03-22 21:04

Col. Richard Kemp addresses UN Gaza Commission at UNHRC

UN Watch - 2019-03-20 00:59
Testimony delivered before the UN Human Rights Council by Col. Richard Kemp on behalf of United Nations Watch, Geneva, Switzerland, March 18, 2019. Mr. President, I was a British commander in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan and have extensive expe ...

Border Crossing Between Iraq and Syria to be Opened Soon: Commander

BAS News - 2019-03-18 19:15
ERBIL - In hopes of improving the trade exchange between Iraq and Syria, the border crossing between the two neighbors will be opened soon, an Iraqi commander revealed on Monday. "The coming days will witness the opening of the border crossing between Sy ...

Desperation in Syria; F-35 vs. F-15; New NATO commander; Pompeo’s top threats; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-03-18 16:17

Iran's Top Commander Calls for Pullout of Foreign Troops from Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-17 22:37
ERBIL - The Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammed Hussein Bagheri has urged the foreign forces in Syria, who have no permission from Damascus, to withdraw from the country. The Iranian top commander made the comments durin ...

Ministry of Peshmerga meets with delegation from Coalition Forces about Reform

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-17 22:18
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Today, on March 17th, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga), Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff) and members of the Board of Reform met with Colonel Tan Deer (Deputy Commander of ...

U.S. cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-03-16 12:10

Fight Against Islamic State 'Far From Over': US Commander

Inquirer - 2019-03-15 03:21

SDF Commander: Operation continues, ISIS gangs are hit hard

ANF - 2019-03-14 00:23
SDF Commander Ednan Efrin said ISIS gangs have been hit hard in Baghouz and that the operation will continue until all of Baghouz is liberated. ...

ISIS ‘caliphate’ in Syria cut to 4 square km, SDF commander says

Thedefensepost - 2019-03-13 18:30

Manela Training Center completes another Military Engineering course

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-12 01:33
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On March 7, 2019, Manela Training Center completed a Military Engineering training program, dedicated for Peshmerga enlisted at the 9th Infantry Brigade. The graduation ceremony was attended by the Commander and Deputy ...

Revolutionary Guards commander flexes political muscle | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-03-11 09:28

Iraqi Forces Conduct Operation to Eliminate IS Remnants in Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-03-10 23:00
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces have launched an operation to clear the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) in the province of Nineveh, a senior commander said on Sunday. Explaining to BasNews, Major General Najim al-Jabouri, Nineveh Operations Chief, p ...

Jim Mattis’ Resignation Was Just a Beginning. When The Commander in Chief Is ‘Unfit,’ What’s a General to Do?

Thedailybeast - 2019-03-09 18:09

Shi’ite Commander Says US Embassy Nurturing New Generation of IS in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-09 12:30
ERBIL — The commander of pro-Iranian Shi’ite militia group of Asaib Ahl al-Haq has accused the US embassy in Baghdad of preparing a new generation of Islamic State (IS) in the country. Qais Khazali, commander of the paramilitary group, said during a spee ...

“YPJ fights at the forefront for Yazidis”

ANF - 2019-03-09 10:09
YPJ Commander Ariyan Qamishlo said ISIS gangs use civilians as human shields in the war and added that they fight at the forefront to save Yazidi women and children. ...

Iran Revolutionary Guards commander flexes political muscle - Times of India

Indiatimes - 2019-03-09 06:07

SDF commander: Syria anti-ISIS forces must keep ‘special status’ - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-03-08 20:41

Islamic State a ‘serious generational problem’, U.S. General says

E-Kurd - 2019-03-08 12:50
WASHINGTON,— Even as Islamic State militants are losing the last of their territory in Syria, the militants who remain are unbroken and radicalized, and represent a “serious generational problem,” the top U.S. commander for the Mideast said Thursday. Gen ...

ISIS Is ‘Waiting for the Right Time to Resurge’: CENTCOM Commander - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-03-08 09:59

US Top Commander Says War Against IS "Far from Over"

BAS News - 2019-03-07 21:29
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS), despite being defeated physically, is making preparations for resurgence in Syria. The allies, therefore, need to maintain a "vigilant offensive" against the jihadist group, the top US commander for the Middle East said on ...

SDF Captures About 400 IS Insurgents Before Escaping Last Enclave

BAS News - 2019-03-06 23:01
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have captured about 400 Islamic State (IS) insurgents while attempting to escape the last enclave of Baghuz in the Syrian eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, a senior commander said on Wednesday. A seni ...

Tuz Khurmatu: Police Officer Assassinated by Unknown Gunmen

BAS News - 2019-03-06 23:01
ERBIL - A number of unknown armed men opened fire at a police officer on Wednesday in the disputed Kurdish town of Tuz Khurmatu, killing him afterwards, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Ali Hussein, a Police commander in Tuz Khurmatu, explained ...

Revolutionary Guards commander flexes political muscle | News | WSAU

WSAU - 2019-03-06 06:50

Revolutionary Guards commander flexes political muscle - Business Insider

Businessinsider - 2019-03-05 23:34

Manela Training Center completes another military training program

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-03 15:40
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On February 28th, 2019, Manela Training Center completed another military training course. The graduation ceremony was attended by the center’s Commander and Deputy Commander as well as the representative to the Kurdis ...

SDF Commander: Civilians in Baghouz transferred to safe areas

ANF - 2019-03-02 10:13
SDF Commander stated that they started an operation on Baghouz after the evacuation of civilians. ...

Islamic State’s last bastion would be crushed in a week, Syrian Kurdish commander

E-Kurd - 2019-03-01 13:06
Omar Oil Field, Syria,— The top commander of the Kurdish-led force fighting the Islamic State group in Syria said Thursday that the jihadists’ last bastion would be crushed within about a week. Mazloum Kobani, the general commander of the US-backed Syria ...

Trump says all Islamic State territory retaken, contradicting allied Kurdish commander

E-Kurd - 2019-03-01 13:06
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump told American troops on Thursday that U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces in Syria have retaken 100 percent of the territory once held by Islamic State militants, contradicting the commander of the U.S.-allied Syrian D ...

SDF Commander: ISIS has been defeated militarily in Syria

ANF - 2019-02-28 18:15
“In the following days, ISIS will end in the region from the east of Syria to the border with Iraq. Our operations are continuing at the moment." ...

SDF to Announce Victory over IS in a Week: Commander

BAS News - 2019-02-28 15:26
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is expecting the final victory over the Islamic State (IS) to come within a week, SDF commander-in-chief Mazloum Kobani said on Thursday. “We will announce the complete victory over Daesh [Islamic St ...

India: Efforts On To Get Back Pilot From Pakistan

Waar Media - 2019-02-28 14:09
WAAR_DUHOK India on Thursday said efforts are underway to bring back a fighter pilot who is in Pakistan’s custody, a day after the Pakistani army claimed to have shot down two Indian fighter jets that crossed into its territory. “Wing Commander Abhinanda ...

Canadian forces in Iraq planning for impact of U.S. withdrawal from Syria: commander - National | Globalnews.ca

Globalnews - 2019-02-28 01:36

SDF Commander: We fought against organized evil

ANF - 2019-02-27 10:45
Kurtay Korkmaz, one of the SDF commanders, explains: "We have not only fought against some bearded, brutal-looking guys. We fought against a best-equipped project and a mentality of organized cruelty." ...

Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff received Commander of Coalition Forces in Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-27 10:00
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On February 26, 2019, Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff) received Colonel Vandenbosch (Commander of Coalition Forces in Kurdistan Region) at the Ministry of Peshmerga’s main hall. During the m ...

U.S. Commander: Syria Pullout Likely To Begin Within Weeks

Rferl - 2019-02-27 02:01

Kurdish forces kill Turkish-backed rebel commander in northwestern Aleppo

Almasdarnews - 2019-02-26 12:00

IS Militants Move to Sinjar Countryside after Defeat in Syria: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2019-02-25 12:22
ERBIL — A Kurdish Yezidi Peshmerga commander has warned of the Islamic State (IS) jihadists escaping Syria to return to their families in the villages of Sinjar countryside. The countdown until the end of IS has already started with the group under fierc ...

IS Attacks Oil Refinery in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-02-25 10:54
ERBIL - The militants of the Islamic State (IS) carried an attack on an oil refinery in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin on Monday morning, an official confirmed. Qandil al-Jabouri, commander of Salahaddin police, said in a statement that the security fo ...

Commander: More than 1000 ISIS fighters still in Baghouz

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-24 15:24

Britain must take back its jihadis in Syria, warns the commander holding them | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-02-22 06:38

NATO military committee holds talks in Turkey

Waar Media - 2019-02-21 14:46
WAAR_DUHOK The NATO military committee on Wednesday visited its base in Turkey’s western province of Izmir. Committee members were welcomed by Aegean Army Commander Abdullah Recep, and NATO Allied Land Forces Commander John C. Thompson and other military ...

Iraqi Forces Capture 24 IS Militants Escaping Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-21 11:45
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have arrested 24 jihadists after they infiltrated the northern areas bordering Syria, a top military commander said. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Iraqi Army's Chief of Staff Othman al-Ghanimi said that four group lead ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Forces, Militias in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-02-20 22:08
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) militants attacked the Iraqi forces and pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in the province of Anbar on Wednesday night, a commander confirmed. Qatry Obeidi, a Hashd al-Shaabi commander, told Iraqi reports that the forces ...

Kurdistan security chief discusses lasting defeat of ISIS with Coalition Commander

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-20 17:58

Shi’ite Militia Commander Slams US Diplomat’s Remarks on Iraq’s Combat Capacity

BAS News - 2019-02-20 12:33
ERBIL — Commander of an Iraqi Shi’ite militia group has slammed the remarks made by an US diplomat who previously said the Iraqi armed forces are not capable of protecting the county. “The Iraqi armed forces aren’t ready to safeguard [Iraq’s] security wi ...

New Kirkuk Operation Commander: PMF will participate in ‘security duties’

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-20 07:32

Commander of U.S.-backed Syrian force asks for 1,500 coalition troops to stay - The Globe and Mail

Theglobeandmail - 2019-02-20 07:22

New Kirkuk Operation Commander: PMF will participate in ‘security duties’

Gulan Media - 2019-02-20 01:09

Canadian Commander warns of ISIS re-emergence in Iraq unless causes addressed

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-20 00:01

Syrian Commander: Anti-Islamic State 'War Is Over and We Won’

Breitbart - 2019-02-19 22:55

IS May Re-emerge in Iraq if Causes Not Resolved: Canadian Commander

BAS News - 2019-02-19 22:43
ERBIL - It is possible for the militant group of the Islamic State (IS) to re-emerge in Iraq if the causes behind the group's emergence are not resolved, a senior Canadian commander said on Tuesday. The comment was made by the general in charge of Canada ...

Final Islamic State village 'within firing range', says SDF commander | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-02-19 12:26

Kurdish-led Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay

E-Kurd - 2019-02-19 11:27
AIRBASE in northern Syria,— The commander of U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight Islamic State and expressed hope that the United States, in particular, w ...

SDF commander asks General Votel to keep 1000 US troops - Task & Purpose

Taskandpurpose - 2019-02-19 11:11

Commander of US-backed forces fighting ISIS asks US to keep troops in Syria - CNNPolitics

CNN - 2019-02-19 08:33

U.S. Ally Against Islamic State Urges Trump to Leave Troops in Syria

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-02-19 07:22
The Kurdish commander leading the fight against Islamic State in Syria wants the U.S. to reconsider its decision to withdraw and instead leave a small contingent of forces in the country. ...

SDF commander calls for 1,500 coalition troops to remain in Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-02-18 21:29
US forces will soon withdraw from northeast Syria ...

U.S. cannot back Syrian Kurdish forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander

E-Kurd - 2019-02-18 16:29
BAGHDAD,— The United States will have to sever its military assistance to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battling Islamic State if the fighters partner with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or Russia, a senior U.S. general said on Sunday. ...

US commander says America cannot back Syrian forces who align with President Al Assad Trump troop withdrawal has pushed Syrian Kurds into talks with regime February 18, 2019

The National AE - 2019-02-18 10:14

US Top Commander in Iraq to Discuss Post-IS

BAS News - 2019-02-17 14:04
ERBIL — US Army General Joseph Votel, head of the S. Central Command who oversees the US troops in in the Middle East, has arrived in Baghdad to talk about the region after the Islamic State (IS) final defeat and US pullout from Syria. Votel’s visit come ...

YPJ Commander: We defeated ISIS but our struggle continues

ANF - 2019-02-17 11:36
“The YPJ defeated ISIS in their own base but our mission to free and protect women from male mindset and atrocity, continues.” ...

Kurdish Commander: Anti-ISIS Offensive Slowed by Presence of Civilians - News From Antiwar.com

Antiwar - 2019-02-17 06:37

ISIS down to half a square kilometer in Syria: commander

Gulan Media - 2019-02-17 06:20

SDF Commander: We will give the good news soon - UPDATED

ANF - 2019-02-16 12:05
SDF Commander Çiya Fırat reported that ISIS mercenaries have been encircled in Upper Baghouz region. ...

Special forces commander hesitant to say US is 'winning' ISIS fi

Rûdaw - 2019-02-15 12:27

Minister of Peshmerga received Nikola Terzano, Commander of Italian Forces in Iraq & Kurdistan

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-15 10:06
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Today, on February 11th, 2019, Karim Sinjari (acting Minister of Peshmerga) received a Brigadier General Nikola Terzano (Commander of Italian Forces in Iraq and Kurdistan, and CJTF Director of Training) and his accompa ...
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