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U.S. Forces reset in Syria, ISIS struggles to re-form

CENTCOM - 2019-12-05 23:00
U.S. forces are reset and repostured in Eastern Syria and have restarted operations with the Syrian Democratic Forces aimed at defeating ISIS, Army Lt. Gen. Robert White, the commander of Combined Joint Operation Inherent Resolve, said last week in Baghda ...

Three Peshmerga Troops Killed in IS Attack near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-12-05 09:06
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out an attack near Kullajo district of Khanaqin overnight Wednesday, in which three Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed and two others were wounded, officials said. A commander from the area told BasNews th ...

Khanaqin: IS Attacks Peshmerga, Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2019-12-04 22:17
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out an attack on the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces in the disputed town of Khanaqin on Wednesday night, with casualties reported. Jimoor Rostam, a Peshmerga commander in the area, confirmed to BasNew ...

Army Officers Are Ashamed That Trump Is Commander-In-Chief - The Union Journal

Theunionjournal - 2019-12-04 08:26

Military Officials Are Ashamed That Trump Is Commander-In-Chief

Politicususa - 2019-12-03 03:12

Syrian Kurdish military commander announces SDF deal with Russia | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-12-02 19:13

Khabour Guards Commander: Turkey wants to wipe us out

ANF - 2019-12-02 17:28
Madeleine Khamis is a commander of the Christian defense force Khabour Guards in northeast Syria. She warns that Turkey wants to continue the violent expulsion of Christians in the spirit of the 1915 genocide. ...

Kurdish commander: 'Historic' Baghdadi op was result of joint intel work with US | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-12-02 04:03

Iraqi Commander Issued Arrest Warrant after Dozens of Protesters Killed in Dhi Qar

BAS News - 2019-12-01 11:38
ERBIL — Army commander Lieutenant-General Jamil al-Shammari has been issued an arrest warrant by Iraqi Judicial Council after the one of the deadliest days in Iraq’s recent protests south of the country. Shammari was previously appointed to bring order t ...

Islamic State attack kills three security Asayish members in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-11-30 11:58
GERMIYAN, Iraqi Kurdistan,— Islamic State militants attacked a small town in a part of Iraqi Kurdistan known as Garmiyan late Friday, killing three Kurdish Asayish (security) personnel including a commander and injuring eight others. A top-ranking local ...

Senior Isis commander alleges Turkey's President ordered 2014 attack on Kobane | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2019-11-27 18:55

Netanyahu, top U.S. commander warn of more attacks by Iran in the Middle East - Iran - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-11-26 06:57

Turkey Warns U.S. Against Hosting Syrian Kurdish Military Commander | WAMU

WAMU - 2019-11-24 21:50

Senior Iraqi Army Commander Elected Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2019-11-24 13:59
ERBIL — A senior commander of Iraq’s army on Sunday was elected as the new governor of Nineveh province, north of the country. Nineveh Provincial Council convened today and approved Najim al-Jabouri. The election came after the council voted unanimously ...

Commander Çiçek Botan and Dılgeş Botan commemorated by HPG

ANF - 2019-11-23 11:29
HPG announced identities of the two martyrs in Dersim: PKK Central Committee and HPG and YJA Star Command Council Member Çiçek Botan and Dılgeş Botan. ...

PKK Base Hit by Turkish Drone Strike near Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-11-19 13:37
ERBIL — A Turkish airstrike targeted Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) base in Khansure, near Sinjar, on Tuesday, reportedly resulting in casualties. Peshmerga Commander Qasim Shasho told BasNews the position belonged to Sinjar Resistance Unit (YBS), an off ...

Russian Military Police: we are in NE Syria to protect the people

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-19 07:50
A general of the Russian Military Police working in Syria told reporters today that their presence in Northeast Syria is to “protect the local population”. The commander hold a joint press conference with the Military Council of Kobani which is under immi ...

Turkish Forces to Withdraw from Tal Tamir: SDF

BAS News - 2019-11-18 16:14
ERBIL - The Turkish forces are expected to withdraw from the Syrian city of Tal Tamir within a short period of time, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday. Speaking to al-Watan newspaper on condition of anonymity, a SDF commander ...

'It’s very easy for ISIS' – Peshmerga commander warns of return to Iraq mountain town

Thedefensepost - 2019-11-18 15:20

HE President Nechirvan Barzani: “Peshmerga is a symbol of bravery and determination around the world.. the development of Peshmerga officers is a vital necessity for Kurdistan Region.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-16 14:39
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga HE Nechirvan Barzani, Kurdistan Region President and General Commander of the Peshmerga Forces, gave a speech during the graduation ceremony of a military training program in Zakho, remarking that the Peshmerga has bec ...

Nechirvan Barzani Reiterates on the Reform Process of MOPA

KRG-Spain - 2019-11-16 00:06
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 11 November 2019 President of the Kurdistan Region and Commander-in-Chief of Peshmerga Forces, Nechirvan Barzani met with the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs and Commanders of Peshmerga Forces to assess the latest developments of it ...

US commander: Partnership with Kurds against IS still strong - StarTribune.com

Startribune - 2019-11-15 23:13

US commander: Partnership with Kurds against IS still strong - SFChronicle.com

Sfchronicle - 2019-11-15 21:37

US commander: Partnership with Kurds against IS still strong - SFGate

Sfgate - 2019-11-15 19:10

Syriac Commander: We won’t allow a repetition of 2015 massacres

ANF - 2019-11-15 12:44
Syriac Military Council Commander Aram Henna declares that they will not allow a repetition of the 2015 ISIS massacres by the Turkish state and its gangs. ...

IDF: Islamic Jihad rocket commander killed in strike on Gaza house | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-11-14 22:19

President Barzani: Kurdistan Region Needs a Unified National Military

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-11-13 19:56
Zakho, Kurdistan Region, 12 November 2019 President of the Kurdistan Region and Commander-in-Chief of the Peshmerga Forces Nechirvan Barzani participated in the graduation ceremony of the the Military Academy in Zakho. During a speech at the ceremony, Pr ...

Nechirvan Barzani Reiterates on the Reform Process of MOPA

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-11-13 10:51
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 11 November 2019 President of the Kurdistan Region and Commander-in-Chief of Peshmerga Forces, Nechirvan Barzani met with the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs and Commanders of Peshmerga Forces to assess the latest developments of i ...

Israel-Gaza violence spirals after killing of top Palestinian militant

BBC - 2019-11-13 01:19
The death of a Palestinian commander triggers some of the most intense fighting for months. ...

Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb, JFK Advisory Council member, on why America’s decision to abandon the Kurds is shameful

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-11 20:30
US has left many allies bewildered and stranded – they deserve better Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb is the former Director of UK Special Forces and the ex-Deputy Commander of US-led forces in Iraq. Here, he explains why he believes America’s decision ...

President Barzani Meets Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-11-11 02:50
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 November 2019 President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Force ...

Afghanistan: Taliban commander killed in airstrike

Aninews - 2019-11-10 21:55

Vengeance for Güneş: Turkish truck heading to Azaz destroyed

ANF - 2019-11-10 14:52
The left-wing guerilla alliance HBDH has claimed responsibility for a sabotage action against a truck that was on its way from Turkey to the Turkish occupied Azaz city in northwest Syria. The action was dedicated to the fallen commander Ceren Güneş. ...

Iraq Says Rocket Launchpad Destroyed after Friday’s Fire at Qayyara Base

BAS News - 2019-11-09 13:52
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces discovered and destroyed a rocket launchpad from where multiple Katyusha rockets were fired at Qayyara military base in Nineveh province, said commander of joint operations command, Nawman Zubai’ee. Late on Friday, the secur ...

SDF captures mercenary commander preparing for an attack

ANF - 2019-11-07 22:46
Syrian Democratic Forces have captured mercenary commander Ismail Zaim as he prepared an attack on high-ranking SDF members. ...

Kurdish commander: Trump approved deal with Russia, Damascus - ABC 36 News

WTVQ - 2019-11-07 18:01

Kurdish commander says SDF will work with the U.S. in Syria again

Theweek - 2019-11-07 09:34

Curfew Lifted in Baghdad Despite Ongoing Violent Protests

BAS News - 2019-11-06 13:02
ERBIL — Officials in the Iraqi capital have ordered to lift curfew previously imposed in Baghdad, security sources confirmed. Commander of the Joint Operation Command in Baghdad, Major General Qais al-Mohammadawi announced the decision late on Tuesday. H ...

International Freedom Battalion paid tribute to commander Güneş

ANF - 2019-11-05 12:44
The International Freedom Battalion paid tribute to commander Ceren Güneş who fell martyr on 3 November during a military operation against the invaders, in the villages north of Til Tamir and south of Serekaniye. ...

Iraq: Militia Commander Threatens to Target US Embassy

BAS News - 2019-11-02 12:33
ERBIL - A commander of pro-Iranian militias of Hashd al-Shaabi has threatened to target the US embassy in Iraq, as tensions in the country have increased with ongoing nationwide protests against the government. Abu Alaa al-Wala'i, head of the Kata'ib Say ...

Mazlum Kobane, commandant en chef kurde des FDS, cible prioritaire de la Turquie @mutludc

L'Important - 2019-11-01 19:23
The Turkish government has kicked off a campaign to demonize Syrian Democratic Forces commander Mazlum Kobane after the latter's recent conversations with the US president and top Russian officials. ...

Turkey fails to abide by Syria ceasefire, Kurdish commander says

TASS - 2019-10-31 16:19

SDF Accuses Turkey of Continuing Offensive Despite Ceasefire

BAS News - 2019-10-31 15:14
ERBIL - Despite a US-brokered ceasefire between Turkey and the Syrian Kurdish forces, Ankara has not yet halted its offensive against the Kurds in northeast of Syria, the commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Thursday. "Turkey has not a ...

Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff received the Commander of U.S. Security Office in Iraq

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-29 18:38
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 29, 2019, Lieutenant-General Jamal Mohammad, Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff, received and met with Colonel Vantris, Commander of the U.S. Security Office in Iraq, and his accompanying delegation. Attending the mee ...

U.S., Turkish officials talk Syria amid visa row over Kurdish commander | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-10-29 12:27

Former US Nato commander warns ISIS will accelerate planned attacks after the death of its leader | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-10-28 20:46

Iraq Declares Curfew in Baghdad as Protests Continue

BAS News - 2019-10-28 16:25
ERBIL - Iraq declared a curfew in the capital Baghdad on Monday, as protests against the government have been continued in the country. State television cited a statement by the Baghdad Operations Commander as saying that the curfew will be imposed from ...

Syria's Kurdish-led SDF says worked with U.S. on 'successful, historic operation'

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-27 21:10
SDF commander Mazloum Abdi said on Twitter an "historic, successful operation" resulted from joint intelligence work with the U.S. ...

Baghdadi’s Right-Hand Man, IS Spokesperson Targeted: SDF

BAS News - 2019-10-27 20:52
ERBIL — The top aide to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS), and a senior official known as the group’s spokesperson were targeted by the US and Syrian Kurdish forces in Syria, said a top Kurdish commander. Following the confirmati ...

Al Baghdadi death: Syria's Kurds say they expect ISIS revenge attacks 'Sleeper cells will seek revenge for Baghdadi's death,' said the SDF's top commander October 27, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-27 17:11

Syrian Kurds say ‘joint intel’ with U.S. led to ISIS leader al-Baghdadi killing

E-Kurd - 2019-10-27 14:02
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s top Kurdish commander on Sunday hailed a “successful” and “historic operation” and joint intelligence work following US media reports that Islamic State jihadist supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed. General M ...

Kurds claim role in U.S. operation believed to have killed ISIS leader

NBC News - 2019-10-27 13:50
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces claimed to have played a role in in what the group's commander in chief called a "successful & historical operation." ...

Coalition commander meets Kurdistan Region PM to reaffirm US commitment

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-27 10:12

Syrian Kurdish commander sparks fresh US-Turkish row

Al Monitor - 2019-10-27 08:25

Completion ceremony of a training program at Kirkuk Infantry Training Center

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-27 03:31
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 24, 2019, Kirkuk Infantry Training Center concluded a training program. The ceremony was attended by the center’s Commander and Deputy Commander, Commander of Peshmerga 6th Infantry Brigade and a number of C ...

U.S. Senators Want Expedited Visa For Kurdish Commander Amid Syria Crisis

Rferl - 2019-10-26 18:34

PM Barzani, Coalition Commander Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-10-26 18:17
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received on Saturday a delegation led by Major General Robert White, the Combined Joint Forces Land commander for Operation Inherent Resolve, in Erbil. During the meeting, where the US Consul Genera ...

Senators ask State Department to expedite visa for Kurdish commander should he visit US | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-26 16:26

Turkey Warns U.S. Against Hosting Syrian Kurdish Military Commander | BPR

BPR - 2019-10-26 14:18

Erdogan hits back after Trump praises Kurdish militia leader

WarIsBoring - 2019-10-26 02:42
ANKARA, Turkey — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Donald Trump to “hand over” the leader of a Kurdish militia who’s been invited to the U.S. by senators, calling the commander and his fighters terrorists. Hours after Trump said in a tweet that he had ...

Turkey Warns U.S. Against Hosting Syrian Kurdish Military Commander | KERA News

Keranews - 2019-10-26 00:16

Turkey Warns U.S. Against Hosting Syrian Kurdish Military Commander | WUNC

WUNC - 2019-10-26 00:01

Turkey Warns U.S. Against Hosting Syrian Kurdish Military Commander | WFUV

WFUV - 2019-10-25 23:51

Turkey Warns U.S. Against Hosting Syrian Kurdish Military Commander | WJCT NEWS

WJCT - 2019-10-25 23:37

Erdogan Urges U.S. to Hand Over Kurdish Commander as ‘Wanted Terrorist’ | National Review

Nationalreview - 2019-10-25 23:37

Turkey Warns U.S. Against Hosting Syrian Kurdish Military Commander | WCAI

Capeandislands - 2019-10-25 23:05

U.S. must extradite Syrian Kurdish commander, says Turkish official - Middle East News - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-10-25 23:04

Turkey Warns U.S. Against Hosting Syrian Kurdish Military Commander . News | OPB

OPB - 2019-10-25 23:04

Turkey Warns U.S. Against Hosting Syrian Kurdish Military Commander | Valley Public Radio

KVPR - 2019-10-25 23:00

HPG reports guerrilla actions in memory of Commander Bêrîtan

ANF - 2019-10-25 22:22
Guerrillas continue their actions against the Turkish occupant army in Kurdistan. ...

Turkey asks US to detain Syrian Kurdish-led SDF commander - Republic World

Republicworld - 2019-10-25 21:56

Turkish ministers condemn U.S. invite to Syrian Kurd commander | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-10-25 20:49

Erdogan calls on US to hand over Kurdish commander Mazloum Abdi | Turkey News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-10-25 14:26

Turkey says U.S. must extradite Syrian Kurdish commander - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-25 11:45

Erdogan urges U.S. to hand over top Syrian Kurdish commander to Turkey

E-Kurd - 2019-10-25 10:28
ANKARA,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged the US to hand over the top commander of a US-backed Kurdish-led force that fought against IS, insisting he was a “wanted terrorist”. Ties between the United States and Turkey are particul ...

SDF commander says Trump did not oppose deal with Damascus to fend off Turkish offensive | Vancouver Sun

Vancouversun - 2019-10-25 10:12

Top Kurdish commander says Turkey resumed fighting despite ongoing cease-fire

NBC News - 2019-10-25 06:04
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump said the pause in fighting would be permanent and announced the lifting of economic sanctions on Turkey. ...

Graham, other senators ask Pompeo to expedite visa for Kurdish commander in Syria

FOX News - 2019-10-25 02:41
A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday requested the State Department expedite a visa for the Kurdish commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) so he could travel to the U.S. and speak firsthand to the situation happening on the ground in Syria ...

Turkey orders Trump to hand over top Kurdish commander – Raw Story

Rawstory - 2019-10-24 22:40

Abdi: We have reservations on some items of the agreement

ANF - 2019-10-24 22:13
SDF Commander General said that the Turkish state continues to violate the ceasefire. ...

Top Kurdish commander says Turkey resumes fighting despite ongoing cease-fire | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-10-24 20:19

Kurdish commander says Trump promised to maintain long term support: tweet - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-24 19:13

SDF’s Abdi: We don’t agree on the Turkey-Russia deal

ANF - 2019-10-24 18:17
SDF Commander General said that the Turkish state continues to violate the ceasefire. ...

Russian Defense Minister, SDF Commander Discuss Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-24 17:19
ERBIL - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Mazlum Abdi, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), discussed on Wednesday the latest developments in Syria, reports said. Shoigu, who spoke with Abdi by video conference, told ...

SDF told Russia of their concern about articles of the agreement

ANF - 2019-10-24 17:12
SDF General Commander Mazlum Abdi addressed the concerns about some articles of the agreement reached between Russia and Turkey. ...

Top Kurdish commander says Turkey resumes fighting despite ongoing cease-fire

NBC News - 2019-10-24 16:36
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump said pause in fighting would be permanent and announced the lifting of economic sanctions on Turkey. ...

U.S. senators want quick visa for Kurdish General Mazloum Kobani, amid Syrian Kurdistan crisis

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 16:30
WASHINGTON,— Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked the State Department on Wednesday to quickly provide a visa so that the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces could visit the United states to discuss the situation in the country ...

Turkey slams U.S. treatment of Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces’ top commander

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 16:30
ANKARA,— Turkey criticised the United States on Thursday for treating the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as a “legitimate political figure”, underlining continued tensions with Washington despite the end of its offensive in S ...

Top SDF Commander: Turkey Blocking Kurds’ Retreat; Urges Trump to ‘Stop This War’ - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-10-23 08:09

HAT Commander Tolhildan Zagros fell martyr in Girê Spî

ANF - 2019-10-23 07:34
It was announced that HAT Commander Tolhildan Zagros fell martyr in the Honor Resistance against the invaders in Girê Spî. ...

Syrian Kurdish fighters informed U.S. they fulfilled obligations under ceasefire: U.S. official

Reuters - 2019-10-22 19:57
The commander of Kurdish led-SDF fighters has informed the United States that it has carried out all of its obligations under a U.S.-brokered truce to withdraw forces from a border area with Turkey in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official s ...

Syrian Kurdish forces tell U.S. they met truce obligations: U.S. official

Reuters - 2019-10-22 19:57
The commander of Kurdish forces in northeast Syria told the United States he had met all obligations set out in a U.S.-brokered truce, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, as Washington warned it would punish Turkey if it resumes hostilities. ...

Kurdish commander: Trump OK’d deal with Moscow, Damascus – Examiner Online

Examiner - 2019-10-22 19:03

YPG Fighters Already Left Syria’s Safe Zone Under Ceasefire Deal: SDF Commander

BAS News - 2019-10-22 18:53
ERBIL — All the fighters belonging to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have already left the northern Syrian territories bordering Turkey, said a Kurdish commander. In a letter to US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday, Mazlum Abdi, co ...

As U.S. Leaves Allies in Syria, Kurdish Commander Struggles With Fallout

New York Times - 2019-10-22 01:09
Mazlum Kobani, whose Kurdish-led force fought the Islamic State in Syria, fears that a complete United States withdrawal could endanger his people and allow the jihadists to regroup. ...

Former SpecOps Commander in Syria Criticizes US Pullout, Broken Promises to Kurds | Military.com

Military - 2019-10-21 23:57

Le commandant en chef kurde du Rojava toujours prêt à travailler avec les États-Unis @mutludc

L'Important - 2019-10-21 16:25
The Kurdish military leader who serves as commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces revealed to Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin in a telephone interview Sunday from his base inside Syria that Turkey’s military has “violated” the planned cea ...

YPJ commander Zîn Kobanê martyred in Siluk

ANF - 2019-10-21 14:31
YPJ commander Zîn Kobanê fell a martyr in the resistance against Turkish invasion in Siluk village near Girê Spî. ...

Kurdish military leader says his fighters still want to work with US, accuses Turkey of 'violating' cease-fire, 'ethnic cleansing'

FOX News - 2019-10-21 09:46
The Kurdish military leader who serves as commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces revealed to Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin in a telephone interview Sunday from his base inside Syria that Turkey’s military has “violated” the planned cease-fire and was cont ...

Le commandant en chef kurde: le plus important nettoyage ethnique du XXIème siècle sous les yeux des américains @KurdistanAu

L'Important - 2019-10-20 20:24
Kurdish commander General Mazlum Kobane speaks out to NBC’s Richard Engel about Turkey’s assault in Syria. “It will be the biggest ethnic cleansing operation in the 21st century and it’s happening in front of the American arm ...
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