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YJA-Star commander Amed: "The enemy will always live in fear"

ANF - 2021-09-15 09:39
Leyla Amed, one of the commanders of the female guerrilla YJA-Star, says: "The enemy will always live in fear, because it knows that Kurdistan is not alone." ...

Iranian commander vows ‘response’ to Kurdish armed groups in Iraq - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

Al Monitor - 2021-09-14 10:55

Lower rank commander takes helm as anti-ISIS... |

Rûdaw - 2021-09-10 17:01

Security and economic stability is inseparable from ISIS combat: Mazloum Abdi

NPA Syria - 2021-09-09 21:39
The Commander-in-Chief, Mazloum Abdi said that improving the economic situation in #NE_Syria is inseparable from the fight against the Islamic State (#ISIS). The post Security and economic stability is inseparable from ISIS combat: Mazloum Abdi appeared f ...

Iranian commander warns Iraqi Kurdish government about harboring opposition - Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

Al Monitor - 2021-09-08 14:53

Mali police storm jail to free detained commander

BBC - 2021-09-06 02:27
The commander of Mali's anti-terror police is accused of murder during 2020 anti-government protests. ...

Afghanistan: British Army officers tell of 'chaotic' evacuation operation

BBC - 2021-09-04 00:04
The senior British commander in Kabul speaks for the first time about the UK's evacuation operation. ...

SDF commander Militan Çiya: "We are defending our lands and country"

ANF - 2021-09-03 11:20
SDF commander Militan Çiya said: “We are the defense force of our own land and country. And we will continue to defend them, whatever the cost." ...

As U.S. completes Afghan withdrawal, American allies in Syria watch warily

Washington Post - 2021-08-31 18:59
The top Kurdish commander is looking to the Biden administration to keep its promises and maintain U.S. troops in Syria. ...

Commander Kobanê says Turkey violated ceasefire and attacked Girê Spî 60 times in August

ANF - 2021-08-31 12:25
Danyel Kobanê, one of the commanders of Girê Spî Military Council, said that the invading Turkish state did not abide by the ceasefire signed, and added that the invaders violated the ceasefire 60 times in August. ...

Red salute to Sosin, Ka Ella and women revolutionary fighters

ANF - 2021-08-25 17:46
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) pay its red salute to YPJ commander Sosin Bîrhat and three other fighters who were martyred in a Turkish drone attack on the Til Temir Military Council in Rojava on August 19. ...

Thousands bid farewell to YPJ commander in Shehba

ANF - 2021-08-23 19:44
Thousands of people bid farewell to YPJ Commander Sosin Birhat who fell martyr in a Turkish attack in Til Temir last week. ...

Why the US should stay in Iraq (Sirwan Barzani on CNN)

Bernard-Henri Lévy - 2021-08-23 00:16
Editor’s Note : Maj. Gen. Sirwan Barzani is a commander of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq. He is also the founder of Korek Telecom, a telecommunications company in that region. Islamist extremists rely on short memories. When they face a setbac ...

Condolence tent for YPG commander Martyr Rênas Roj in Rojhilat

ANF - 2021-08-22 09:12
A condolence tent was set up in Rojhilat for Martyr Rênas Roj, the YPG Commander who fell on 19 August on the road between Qamişlo and Hesekê. ...

Suspected ISIS double attack kills 4 PMF, including commander, north of Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2021-08-21 10:29

Hajin Military Council commander Nadir Selame laid to rest in Deir ez-Zor

ANF - 2021-08-21 08:48
Nadir Selame (Fehed Bokemal), Commander of the Hajin Military Council, was laid to rest with a ceremony held in the town of Abu Hemam in the east of Deir ez-Zor. ...

SDF vows retaliation for Turkish drone attacks

ANF - 2021-08-20 20:09
Turkish drone strikes in northeastern Syria have killed five people, including a YPJ commander and a YPG commander. The SDF indicate that the Turkish state has launched a new phase of attacks east of the Euphrates River. ...

YPG commander Rênas Roj martyred in Turkish drone attack

ANF - 2021-08-20 19:24
YPG commander Rênas Roj was killed in a Turkish drone strike on the road between Qamişlo and Hesekê. ...

YPJ commander among victims of Turkish attack in Til Temir

ANF - 2021-08-20 15:56
SDF released the identities of their four members martyred in the drone attack on the Til Temir Military Council communications center. Among those killed is YPJ commander Sosin Bîrhat. ...

Former Iraqi Air Force Commander Escapes Police | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2021-08-20 11:32

Iran's new naval commander is making waves

Jerusalem Post - 2021-08-19 15:32
Shahram Irani is believed to be first Sunni Kurd to reach such a high rank. ...

YPJ Commander: The will of women will never give up in the face of any force

ANF - 2021-08-17 13:35
"Our female fighters proved that where there are women, there is justice and women fight against hegemonic mentality, and the struggle against five thousand years of male domination never ceases,” said YPJ Commander Amara Şervan. ...

Thousands attend funeral of YBŞ commander Seîd Hesen, and YBŞ fighter Îsa Xwedêda in Shengal

ANF - 2021-08-17 09:36
Many thousands of people attended the funeral of YBŞ commander Seîd Hesen, and YBŞ fighter Îsa Xwedêda who fell as martyrs following a Turkish air strike against Shengal. ...

Senior YBS commander killed by Turkish airstrike... |

Rûdaw - 2021-08-17 08:27

A commander and a fighter of YBŞ martyred in Turkish attack in Shengal

ANF - 2021-08-16 15:41
Turkish airstrike targeted a vehicle in the centre of Shengal, killing a commander and a fighter of the YBŞ and injuring three people. ...

HPG commander Mardin: 15 August gave hope to the people

ANF - 2021-08-14 10:37
Celebrating the anniversary of the August Initiative, HPG commander, Mazlum Mardin, said: "15 August means the resurrection of a people who did not accept to be destroyed." ...

Top Kurdish commander: Trump's Syria move will "jeopardize" progress against ISIS - Axios

Axios - 2021-08-11 12:41

“SDF is a Syrian force”: SDF Commander

NPA Syria - 2021-08-10 12:49
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Commander-in-Chief Mazloum Abdi said that SDF renews their commitment to the ISIS mission with the Global Coalition. “SDF has not and will not be a force that threatens the stabilit ...

6 soldiers killed as YJA Star guerrillas hit Turkish troops in Xakurke

ANF - 2021-08-05 15:57
YJA Star guerrillas carried out a two-sided action against the invading Turkish soldiers in Xakurke. Six soldiers were killed, and one security camera was destroyed during the guerrilla assault in memory of Xakurke State Commander Martyr Agîd Garzan. ...

Commander Çelê pays tribute to commander Cahide: "This war will be won by the strength of women"

ANF - 2021-08-03 10:30
Speaking about Cahide Kahraman, one of the leading female commanders of the freedom movement, Şilan Çelê, a fellow HPG commander, said: "Heval Cahide was fighting bravely against the enemy with the hope of freedom." ...

SDF leader warns of ISIS sleeper cells in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

NPA Syria - 2021-08-02 20:40
HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – A commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor, said on Monday that “ISIS no longer controls the ground, but it still targets the areas of northeast Syria through its sleeper cells.” The ...

YRK Commander Şevger: Kurds will increase their struggle

ANF - 2021-08-02 14:36
Eastern Kurdistan Defense Units (YRK) Commander Şiyar Şevger said that Iran is attacking Kurdish patriots and families of martyrs, adding; “Yet, the Kurdish people will never lose their hope to lead a free life and will keep increasing struggle”. ...

SDF Commander Berxwedan condemns joint attack by KDP and Turkish state in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2021-08-02 11:20
SDF Commander Mehmud Berxwedan reacted to the joint attack by the KDP and the Turkish state against the Medya Defense Areas and said: "The KDP must withdraw its forces. Fratricide clashes bring disaster." ...

SDF Commander Mazloum Abdi stresses need to liberate occupied areas

ANF - 2021-08-02 08:36
The Syrian Democratic Forces released a statement after their annual meeting in Heseke. ...

SDF Completes the Annual Meeting

SDF Press - 2021-08-02 06:12
The SDF ended the annual meeting of its military councils in al-Hasakah in the presence of SDF Commander-in-Chief Mazloum Abdi, U.S. Joint Task Force Commander Paul T. Calvert, and representatives of all SDF military councils and institutions. The meeting ...

Coalition Commander: British gov't invested 20 million dollars in northern Syrian prison

Kurdistan24 - 2021-08-02 01:03

World leaders are committed to support SDF everyday: Coalition

NPA Syria - 2021-08-01 17:50
HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – On Sunday, Paul T. Calvert, the United States Army lieutenant general who serves as the Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTFOIR), said that many world leaders are 100% committed to su ...

SDF holds annual meeting in Hesekê

ANF - 2021-08-01 13:57
The annual meeting of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Hesekê has begun with a welcoming speech by General Commander Mazlum Abdi. The meeting is held with broad participation. ...

Syria’s Autonomous Administration should be supported against ISIS: Mazloum Abdi

NPA Syria - 2021-08-01 12:57
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Sunday, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Commander-in-Chief Mazloum Abdi said that the Islamic State (ISIS) still forms a major threat, and that projects of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) sho ...

HPG: We are still waiting for a KDP statement about missing group of guerrillas

ANF - 2021-07-31 09:38
The HPG said that the group of guerrillas they lost contact with in Xelîfan was Commander Serwer Serhat's group. "We feel the need to share with the public once again that we are still waiting for a statement from the KDP." ...

How WWII submarine commander Roy Davenport was awarded 5 Navy Crosses - We Are The Mighty

Wearethemighty - 2021-07-29 19:04

National Mobilizations Will Push Back Taliban: General Ata Mohammad Noor

E-Kurd - 2021-07-27 01:40
Manish Rai | Exclusive to General Ata Mohammad Noor, Leader of Jamiat-e Islami Afghanistan and the Former Governor of Balkh Province have been the most important strongman and commander in North Afghanistan. Currently, General Ata visited Qatari ...

Successful guerrilla actions by YJA Star guerrillas

ANF - 2021-07-25 17:43
In memory of commander Zelal Sîdem, who fell a year ago, a female sniper shot and killed a member of the Turkish occupation forces in Heftanîn. Three more soldiers were killed in sabotage operations by the YJA Star guerrillas in Avaşîn. ...

HPG Commander Sipan Rojhilat: Turkish army cannot fight the guerrilla

ANF - 2021-07-25 15:07
HPG commander Sipan Rojhilat spoke in a television interview about the progress of the war against the invading forces in Avaşîn. He describes the tunnel war against the Turkish army as extremely effective and successful. ...

Pro-Iranian Militia Commander Threatens Attacks Against US Forces Unless They Leave Iraq | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2021-07-25 00:47

Syrian Kurds decry Turkish claims of mass grave in Afrin

Justice for Kurds - 2021-07-20 12:41
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Commander-in-Chief Mazloum Abdi on Friday called for an investigation into claims that Turkish forces in the northern Syrian city of Afrin had uncovered a mass grave, calling the accusation false. “Tur ...

Iraqi militia commander vows to avenge deaths in US strike Lebanon Pentagon Kurdish Ebrahim Raisi Irbil | The Independent

Independent - 2021-07-18 10:54

Top US Afghanistan commander: ‘The security situation, it's not good’ | Washington Examiner

Washingtonexaminer - 2021-07-17 10:41

SDF Commander Abdi calls on international community to take action to end war crimes in Afrin

ANF - 2021-07-17 09:23
SDF General Commander Mazloum Abdi reacted to the destruction of the graves of the YPG-YPJ and civilians in Afrin and said, "Stop this genocide." ...

Turkish forces make false claims about YPG grave: SDF Commander

NPA Syria - 2021-07-16 14:19
QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Mazloum Abdi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces, said on Friday that photos published by Turkish media two days ago show a cemetery of fighters who fell in defense of the city in the face of the Turkish ...

Deputy commander of US-led coalition vows continued support for Kurdistan Region Peshmerga

Kurdistan24 - 2021-07-15 03:10

HBDH: The spirit of July 14 is hovering in the mountains of Kurdistan

ANF - 2021-07-13 19:53
In praise of the July 14 Great Resistance, the People's United Revolutionary Movement said, “It is time to carry on the legacy of commander Kemal Pir, M. Hayri Durmuş, Akif and Ali.” ...

"Victory of the guerrillas will be a second revolution of humanity"

ANF - 2021-07-13 17:07
A commander of the women's guerrilla force YJA Star, Melsa Muş, talks about the developments in the Medya Defense Zones and about the successful resistance against the Turkish invasion. ...

Abdi: ISIS reorganizes in the Turkish occupied zone

ANF - 2021-07-12 18:50
According to SDF General Commander Mazlum Abdi, the Turkish occupied zone in Syria is the new main field for the reorganization of the ISIS. He said that a political solution is still not in sight with regard to the Syrian crisis. ...

Yezidi commander warns of ex-ISIS members within military ranks in Sinjar

Kurdistan24 - 2021-07-12 10:54

ISIS commander Abu Omar al-Shishani likely killed in US air strike: Officials

Dnaindia - 2021-07-09 21:03

Turkish occupation of northeast Syria unsustainable: SDF commander

NPA Syria - 2021-07-09 17:33
A forum for IDPs from #Syria's Turkish-occupied Sere Kaniye was held in Hasakah, with the attendance of representatives from the SDF and Global Coalition. The post Turkish occupation of northeast Syria unsustainable: SDF commander appeared first on North ...

Iraqi militia commander vows revenge for deadly U.S. airstrikes

Yahoo - 2021-07-07 21:53

Iraqi militia commander vows to avenge deaths in U.S. strike

Ynetnews - 2021-07-07 08:51

Iraqi militia commander vows to avenge deaths in US strike

Rûdaw - 2021-07-07 03:05

US left Afghan airfield at night, didn’t tell new commander

Kurdistan24 - 2021-07-06 08:12

Iraqi militia commander vows to avenge deaths in US strike

Newmilfordspectrum - 2021-07-06 06:13

Guerrilla commander Agit Şevger laid to rest in Bismil

ANF - 2021-07-03 10:26
Guerrilla commander Agit Şevger, who fell in May, was buried in Bismil. Şevger was a member of the HPG headquarters in Amed and fell as a martyr during a military operation. ...

Appeals to open investigation into death of man in Syria’s Hasakah prison

NPA Syria - 2021-06-30 20:28
The family of the man who recently died in a prison in northeast #Syria appealed to the #SDF Commander-in-Chief and international organizations to open an investigation into an incident that the family claims caused the death of their son. The post Appeal ...

SDF Commander-in-Chief Mazloum Abdi addressed the meeting of the International Coalition against Daesh scheduled for Monday in Rome, Italy.

SDF Press - 2021-06-28 14:42
Abdi posted the speech on his official Twitter account, saying, “The anti-ISIS Coalition will meet tomorrow to discuss progress towards the enduring defeat of ISIS. To ensure sustainable victory, we must not forget that tens of thousands of women, childre ...

Iran has drones that can travel over 7,000 km, says Revolutionary Guards commander

Republicworld - 2021-06-28 11:52

HPJ commander Deniz: The guerrilla resistance is important for the whole of Kurdistan

ANF - 2021-06-28 11:52
HPJ commander, Berfîn Deniz, said: "We can organize ourselves according to these experiences” and added that the resistance of the freedom guerrillas against the Turkish state is an important experience for the whole of Kurdistan. ...

SDF Commander Abdi asks anti-ISIS Coalition to help repatriating foreign fighters to their countries

ANF - 2021-06-28 09:49
A ministerial meeting of the International anti-ISIS Coalition is taking place in Rome today. SDF general commander Mazlum Abdi has asked the alliance to assist the countries of origin of captured ISIS members in repatriating them. ...

HPG pays tribute to Commander Samet Içyer (Zerdeşt Navdar) who fell a martyr in Garzan on 14 June

ANF - 2021-06-27 11:57
The HPG said in a statement that Samet Içyer (Zerdeşt Navdar) fell a martyr in Garzan on 14 June. ...

Tel Abyad Military Council: Violations continue in Turkish-occupied areas

NPA Syria - 2021-06-25 16:21
The commander of #Syria's Tel Abyad Military Council, Riyad al-Khalaf, said that violations by Turkish forces and Turkish-backed armed groups continue in the occupied areas and on the front lines. The post Tel Abyad Military Council: Violations continue i ...

HPG Commander Silêmanî: "When the guerrillas and the people stand together, nobody can with them!"

ANF - 2021-06-25 11:31
Botan Silêmanî is one of the commanders of the HPG. "When the guerrillas and the people stand shoulder to shoulder, nobody can with them!" ...

YJA-Star commander Koçgiri: The Third World War is decided in Kurdistan

ANF - 2021-06-25 08:41
YJA-Star commander, Pelşin Koçgiri, describes the heavy war in the Medya Defense Areas, which has been going on for two months, as the "final phase of the Third World War." ...

Guerrilla commander Ulaş Dersim martyred in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2021-06-23 19:47
HPG commander Ulaş Dersim was martyred in a Turkish air strike in southern Kurdistan. He was in the guerrilla ranks for 24 years and fought for a long time in the mountains of his birthplace, Dersim. ...

Clash between variety of PUK militia units leaves 11 wounded in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2021-06-22 21:46
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— A nearly 20-minute shootout occurred between members of a variety of units affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) late on Monday, injuring 11 people, according to Mustafa Chawrash, the commander of the P ...

Former PKK commander describes Asayish assassination, Peshmerga killings in Kurdistan Region Security Council video

Kurdistan24 - 2021-06-22 09:44

YJA-Star commander Avaşîn: The Turkish army will regret coming here

ANF - 2021-06-17 10:58
YJA-Star commander Gulan Avaşîn spoke about the developments in the two months of resistance against the Turkish invasion of the Medya Defense Areas and the importance of the women's guerrilla. ...

Deputy coalition commander, President Masoud Barzani stress importance of Peshmerga-Iraqi coordination

Kurdistan24 - 2021-06-16 16:07

Former NATO commander says Biden should "go bold with Putin"

Yahoo - 2021-06-15 08:44

Sinjar Agreement in jeopardy, says Yezidi commander

Kurdistan24 - 2021-06-15 03:03

SDF commander-in-chief condemns the attack on Afrin

SDF Press - 2021-06-13 07:24
SDF Commander-in-Chief Mazloum Abdi expressed his deep sadness at the loss of innocent lives in the attack on Avrin Hospital in downtown Afrin. Abdi said in a tweet: “We categorically deny the responsibility or the involvement of our forces in the tragic ...

Kurdistan Region President meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2021-06-12 20:47
Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 12, 2021 The President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani met with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UA ...

Peshmerga commander: I won’t fire a single bullet at the PKK

ANF - 2021-06-12 19:20
Reactions are growing against the Turkish occupation operation ongoing in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) since April 23. ...

Iran’s Quds Force Commander in Baghdad Hours after Prominent PMF Member’s Release | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2021-06-12 11:08

KDP’s Peshmerga Unit 80 to join Peshmerga ministry: commander

Justice for Kurds - 2021-06-11 00:58
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) Unit 80 of the Peshmerga forces is to officially join the Peshmerga ministry, its commander confirmed to Rudaw English on Monday. “We have currently prepared two of our brigades with all the ...

“KDP should avoid a Kurdish civil war which will serve Turkey and the enemies of Kurds”

ANF - 2021-06-10 15:31
Former peshmerga commander Awat Qehremani and politician Yasin Eli stated that the PKK has the right to conduct activities in South Kurdistan and called on the KDP to avoid a conflict among the Kurds. ...

YJA Star commander Özgür: No soldier will stand against the determination of the PKK in this war

ANF - 2021-06-10 11:47
YJA Star commander Hêzil Özgür said: No soldier will stand against the determination of the PKK in the ongoing war in the Medya Defense Areas. Without technique the Turkish army cannot move, without helicopters, it cannot land nor advance.” ...

KDP’s Peshmerga Unit 80 to join Peshmerga ministry: commander

Rûdaw - 2021-06-08 19:16

Armed groups use of drones in Iraq 'concerning’: US commander

Rûdaw - 2021-06-08 19:16

One Peshmerga killed in Zakho: commander

Rûdaw - 2021-06-08 19:16

Peshmerga commander: The peshmerga were hit from the air

ANF - 2021-06-07 11:55
Qadir Xorani, one of the commanders from the Peshmerga Ministry, said that the attack in Metina did not bear the traces of a guerrilla attack, and noted that it was carried out either with an F-16 or a drone. ...

HPG commander denies claims that guerrillas attacked the peshmerga

ANF - 2021-06-06 14:18
HPG commander Haki Armanc denied claims that guerrillas attacked the Peshmerga: "We don't know how the Peshmerga fighters lost their lives. Several statements assume a Turkish airstrike." ...

Prominent Iran Guards Commander Killed in Syria Ambush | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2021-06-06 08:07

SDF Commander: Turkish military deployment to Syria continues

ANF - 2021-06-04 13:30
Militan Çiya, one of the commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said that Turkish state's military activity has increased in Ain Issa. ...

HPG commander Laşer Rodî: Self-defense is crucial to counter capitalist modernity

ANF - 2021-05-28 11:45
HPG commander Laşer Rodî spoke about the importance of self-defense and said: "Self-defense is of crucial importance not only for humans, but for all living beings." ...

President Barzani, Coalition commander discuss... |

Rûdaw - 2021-05-27 01:23

Kurdistan Region President meets with Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Coalition Forces

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2021-05-27 00:37
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, May 26, 2021 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received Brigadier Richard Bell, the Deputy Commanding General of the Coalition Forces in Iraq and Syria. President Nechirvan Barzani congratulated Brigadier Bell on assumi ...

Turkey kills senior PKK commander: Erdogan |

Rûdaw - 2021-05-26 21:52

Remembering PKK Commander Kasım Engin

ANF - 2021-05-26 11:11
Commander Kasım Engin (Ismail Nazlıkul), member of the PKK Central Committee fell as martyr during the air attack of the fascist Turkish state against the Medya Defense Areas on 27 May 2020. ...

Turkey Kills Top Kurdish Commander: Erdogan – The Defense Post

Thedefensepost - 2021-05-26 01:15

Turkey executes senior Kurdish commander in northern Iraq - Market Research Telecast

Marketresearchtelecast - 2021-05-25 07:15
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