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Defense secretary says ISIS not in resurgent state in Syria - KTVZ

KTVZ - 2019-08-22 07:01

Overnight Defense: Two US service members killed in Afghanistan | Trump calls on other nations to take up fight against ISIS | Pentagon scraps billion-dollar missile defense program | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-08-22 06:30

Defense secretary says ISIS not in a resurgent state in Syria despite Pentagon report saying ISIS is resurging - CNNPolitics

CNN - 2019-08-22 01:54

German defense minister meets Islamic State victims in Iraq | News | DW | 21.08.2019

DW - 2019-08-21 23:23

Hashd al-Shaabi ammunition cache explodes in Iraq, fourth in recent months

The Defense Post - 2019-08-21 22:29
The head of Iraq's Civil Defense said that a "materiel stockpile" belonging to a Hashd al-Shaabi militia exploded at an airbase in northern Iraq The post Hashd al-Shaabi ammunition cache explodes in Iraq, fourth in recent months appeared first on The Def ...

German defense minister reaffirms country's support in visit to Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-21 17:45

German Defense Minister to visit Kurdistan Region

Kurdiu - 2019-08-20 23:37

German defense minister to visit Kurdistan Region after trip to Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-20 21:36

German Defense Minister to Visit Erbil

Gulan Media - 2019-08-20 20:07

Reports of killed, injured in airstrike on Iraqi Shiite militia base

Jerusalem Post - 2019-08-20 18:35
The Iraqi Civil Defense reported that there were explosions at a munitions warehouse belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces at the Balad airbase north of Iraq. ...

America Adrift: ‘Bringing The World To Crisis” « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

Breakingdefense - 2019-08-20 18:02

Russian S-400 defense systems arrive in Turkey amid spat with US | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-08-19 21:51

Kurdistan Region aims to regain posts in Iraq’s Ministry of Defense

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-19 13:44

Atakan Mahîr - “Voice of my heart”

ANF - 2019-08-16 11:34
The Internationalist Commune of Rojava remembers Atakan Mahîr, a commander of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG), who fell a martyr in Dersim countryside on August 11, 2018. ...

Syrian air defense say they confronted targets over Masyaf

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-16 06:06
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Syria’s state media SANA reported on Thursday evening that Syrian air defense confronted targets that had infiltrated Syrian air space from the direction of Lebanon, […] ...

Trump tweets, Hong Kong burns; Huawei spy ops exposed in Africa; Hackers waltz into F-15s, voting machines; Syria’s HTS rebels shoot down a plane; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-08-15 16:40

Pentagon: Agreement on safe zone to be implemented in stages

ANF - 2019-08-15 10:34
The agreement aims at creating a buffer between the Turkish border and areas controlled by the Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG). ...

Overnight Defense: US, Russia tensions grow over nuclear arms | Highlights from Esper's Asia trip | Trump strikes neutral tone on Hong Kong protests | General orders ethics review of special forces | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-08-15 06:47

Guerrillas celebrate August 15

ANF - 2019-08-14 14:08
August 15 Day of Resurgence was celebrated in the Medya Defense Zones. ...

Barzani Receives Iraqi Defense Minister

Gulan Media - 2019-08-13 21:26

Turkey, Russia complete 1st part of missile defense delivery | WSTM

Cnycentral - 2019-08-13 17:17

HDP MPs Günay and Paylan to visit Latin America

ANF - 2019-08-10 09:53
HDP representatives will hold meetings and attend conferences in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Chile to inform the people of the situation in Turkey and the work they do in defense of human rights and ethnic minorities in the country. ...

Trump ousts another intel leader; India-Pakistan tensions mount; America’s new hypersonics capital; Mysterious Russian radiation; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-08-09 18:22

ISIS ‘resurging’ in Syria; Esper gets a horse; Clashes erupt in southern Yemen; Radiation spikes in Russia; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-08-08 19:45

Syria government ‘categorically rejects’ US-Turkey buffer zone plans

The Defense Post - 2019-08-08 17:42
Damascus said it rejects a US-Turkish plan to establish a buffer zone in northern Syria, blaming Syria's Kurds for the proposal The post Syria government ‘categorically rejects’ US-Turkey buffer zone plans appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

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 ...

U.S., Turkish officials reportedly agree on safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan: state media

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
ISTANBUL,— U.S. and Turkish military officials reportedly have agreed that the safe-zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria will be a “peace corridor” for displaced Syrians longing to return home, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said We ...

US Secretary of Defense warns Turkey against attacking Syria, but Erdogan repeats his threat

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-07 08:14

Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-08-06 21:25
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "eliminate" the YPG in northeast Syria – a move deemed "unacceptable" by the Pentagon The post Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria appeared first on Th ...

Pentagon chief says a solo incursion by Turkey into Syria is ‘unacceptable’ but doesn’t pledge to stop it

Washington Post - 2019-08-06 17:58
Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said the United States does not intend to "abandon” Kurdish units in Syria, but he would not promise to defend them. ...

UK joins US Strait of Hormuz mission; Iran slams sanctions

Rûdaw - 2019-08-05 22:13
Britain’s Ministry of Defense said it “will draw largely on assets already in the region ...

The year’s 250th and 251st mass shootings; Turkey threatens to invade Syria; Would-be DNI, dropped; DOD’s megacloud, on hold; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-08-05 16:42

Defense Sources: Turkey Aiding Islamic State Resurgence

Breitbart - 2019-08-04 14:20

US to deploy missiles in Asia soon: Defense chief

Kurdiu - 2019-08-04 02:57

YPJ: We reiterate our pledge to avenge Yazidi women

ANF - 2019-08-02 16:42
"We as the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) have seen the protection of the women of Shengal, its people, and women as a whole as our historic duty. There proved to be no other way except to stand up and fight, once faced by an enemy as ISIS was." ...

KDP deployed forces on the Şeladizê-Duhok way

ANF - 2019-08-02 09:27
The KDP reportedly deployed forces to areas close to the Medya Defense Areas. ...

Turkey’s demand for a Syria buffer zone is about oil, not terror

E-Kurd - 2019-08-02 07:12
Michael Rubin | Washington Examiner Defense Secretary Mark Esper telephoned his Turkish counterpart on July 29 for the first time since formally taking the Pentagon’s helm, and the call did not go well. According to the Turkish read-out of the phone call ...

Women in Adygea condemned Turkish attacks

ANF - 2019-08-01 11:40
The attacks carried out by the Turkish state on the Medya Defense Areas were condemned in the Republic of Adygea. ...

DNI, out; Boko Haram is back; UK warships, escorting; USAF readiness, falling; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-07-29 17:57

Explosion injures 13 fighters and a civilian in Mergede, Heseke

ANF - 2019-07-29 14:54
A civilian and 13 fighters of Self-Defense Forces were wounded as a result of the blast. ...

Erdogan says Trump knows why Turkey is buying Russian S-400 systems - Military & Defense - TASS

TASS - 2019-07-28 22:41

Turkey says it 'neutralized' 34 PKK militants in air strikes on July 17-19

Reuters - 2019-07-27 16:49
Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday it had "neutralized" 34 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq in air strikes on July 17-19. ...

Memorial for Viyan Amara on her anniversary

ANF - 2019-07-27 15:05
A memorial was held for Viyan Amara, a Kurdish language teacher who was martyred in Gire Spî during the defense of Kobanê from Jabhat al Nusra gangs, on the sixth anniversary of her martyrdom. ...

Pentagon warns of 'grave consequences' if Turkey buys air defense system from Moscow | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-07-27 06:15

Amid S-400 crisis, France deploys missile defense battery to Turkey | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-07-27 01:39

Peshmerga Officers participated in U.S. Defense Language Institute

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-27 01:35
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga As part of the military cooperation between the United States and Kurdistan Region, a number of Peshmerga officers participated in military training programs across the U.S. this year, with higher participation numbers ...

German troops want to remain in Southern Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-07-26 13:13
The German military unit in Southern Kurdistan met with Germany’s new Defense Minister ANnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and said the fight against ISIS must continue, demanding a clarification on whether their mandate will be extended. ...

The Future of Conflict is Proxy Warfare, Again - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-07-25 20:28

YPJ fighter gives seminar at Herekol Book Fair

ANF - 2019-07-25 14:34
YPJ Fighter Sozdar Qamislo gave a seminar titled “Self Defense and Women” in the Herekol Book Fair. ...

Turkey, Russia complete 1st part of missile defense delivery | KFXL

Foxnebraska - 2019-07-25 13:36

Turkish, US Defense Officials Discuss Creation Of Safe Zone In Syria - Defense Ministry - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-07-25 02:11

Turkey, US begin work on joint ‘safe zone’ in northern Syria: defense ministry

Rûdaw - 2019-07-24 12:34
Turkey has called for a 40 km-deep buffer zone ...

Intel: Why 5 Democratic presidential hopefuls just rebelled against Trump’s new defense secretary

Al Monitor - 2019-07-24 00:59

UK defense minister phones Iraqi PM to discuss regional peace

Rûdaw - 2019-07-22 18:11
Iraq PM: The two sides discussed the ways to bring peace and stability in the region ...

Iran seizes UK tanker; Russian spies, hacked; Immigrant-terror connection; China’s next overseas base; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-07-22 17:46

People of Gire Spi defend their land against the Turkish state

ANF - 2019-07-21 15:57
The local defense forces of the northern Syrian city Gire Spi have taken up position to defend the region against possible Turkish attacks. ...

US transports alleged ISIS fighter back from Syria for trial

Rûdaw - 2019-07-21 06:10
Department of Defense assisted with the transfer of a citizen from SDF detention in Syria ...

Turkish attack on Maxmur condemned in Adygea

ANF - 2019-07-20 11:55
The Kurds living in Adygea condemned the attacks of the Turkish state against the Murmur and Media Defense Areas. ...

New US jammer downs alleged Iranian drone in Gulf; What next for US-Turkey?; New CNO tapped; ‘Resistance ops’ in the Baltics; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-07-20 11:37

Lockheed awarded $1.48 bln Saudi missile defense contract -Pentagon

Yahoo - 2019-07-20 10:15

Turkish soldier killed, six wounded in operation in Iraq's north

Reuters - 2019-07-19 18:06
A Turkish soldier was killed and six wounded on Friday in an operation in northern Iraq during clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Turkish defense ministry said. ...

Turkey carries out airstrikes in Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat’s murder

The Defense Post - 2019-07-19 18:02
Turkey launched an airstrike in Qandil, Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the region The post Turkey carries out airstrikes in Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat’s murder appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Hashd al-Shaabi militia bombed in northern Iraq

The Defense Post - 2019-07-19 18:02
A drone bombed a base belonging to a Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) militia in Tuz Khurmatu, northern Iraq The post Hashd al-Shaabi militia bombed in northern Iraq appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

More troops to border, Saudi Arabia; Turkey loses F-35; Ebola declared ‘global emergency’; FaceApp, a natsec threat?; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-07-18 21:11

British defense minister urges Iran to de-escalate Gulf tensions

Gulan Media - 2019-07-18 18:38

Pakistan arrests key militant; Turkey to lose F-35?; Vietnam-China tensions rise; Warding off election violence; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-07-18 00:54

Turkey-U.S. Relations Further Strained by S-400 Delivery – Defense Security Monitor

Forecastinternational - 2019-07-17 22:29

U.S. Says Turkey’s Purchase of Russian Air-Defense System Undermines NATO - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-07-17 21:51

Turkish diplomat killed in shooting in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

The Defense Post - 2019-07-17 18:44
A Turkish diplomat was shot and killed in a restaurant in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq The post Turkish diplomat killed in shooting in Iraqi Kurdistan capital appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

EU elects Germany's defense leader Ursula von der Leyen as presi

Rûdaw - 2019-07-17 09:31

Turkey begins second phase of operations against PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-14 13:28
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s defense ministry says it has launched a new military operation against Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan. The ministry, in a statement Saturday, announced the start of “Operation Claw-2” to destroy caves and shelters used by member ...

Turkey's Newly Delivered S-400 Air Defense System Threatens To Shoot Down Relations With U.S. (Updated) - The Drive

Thedrive - 2019-07-14 12:30

Turkey receives first shipment of Russian air-defense system despite US warnings | Pakistan Today

Pakistantoday - 2019-07-14 06:16

Turkey receives shipment of S-400 missile defense technology from Russia - CNN

CNN - 2019-07-13 12:59

Turkey begins receiving Russian missiles in challenge to U.S. and NATO

Reuters - 2019-07-13 03:25
Turkey began taking delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance. ...

Epstein's defense lawyers submit proposed bail package worth up to $77 million [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-07-12 23:31

Memorial for German guerrilla Riemer in Hamburg

ANF - 2019-07-12 19:08
A memorial was held in Hamburg for German guerrilla Jacob Riemer (Siyar Gabar) who lost his life in the Turkish army attack against Medya Defense Zones in July 2018. ...

Russia confirms it has started delivery of S-400 missile systems to Turkey: RIA

Reuters - 2019-07-12 18:03
Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation confirmed on Friday it had started delivering S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey and that the deliveries would continue as per an agreed schedule, the RIA news agency reported. ...

Russia delivers missile system to Turkey in challenge to NATO

Reuters - 2019-07-12 18:03
Russia began delivering an advanced missile defense system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance. ...

Iran strikes militants in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Defense Post - 2019-07-12 16:27
Iran's IRGC said it launched strikes against militants in Iraqi Kurdistan in response to attacks against Iranian forces this week The post Iran strikes militants in Iraqi Kurdistan appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

First delivery of Russian S-400 missiles arrived in Ankara

ANF - 2019-07-12 12:43
Turkish Ministry of Defense announced that they have begun to receive S-400 missiles from Russia. ...

Self-Defense Forces ends its sixth course for the fighters of Tabqa and demobilized another

SDF Press - 2019-07-11 23:32
Raqqa – The Academy of Martyr Mohammed Al-Ali ended on Thursday, the sixth training course of the Self-Defense Forces, carried the name of the martyr Kawa Hassan and included 310 fighters from Tabqa and its countryside. ring the 30-day course, the fighter ...

Syria: Bomb explodes near church in Qamishli Christian neighborhood

The Defense Post - 2019-07-11 18:28
A car bomb detonated near a church in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria, wounding almost a dozen people The post Syria: Bomb explodes near church in Qamishli Christian neighborhood appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Iran shells Iraqi Kurdistan border areas, civilians killed and wounded

E-Kurd - 2019-07-10 17:40
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A civilian was killed by Iranian army shelling in Iraqi Kurdistan region on Wednesday, an official has said. Imad Rekani, who works at the civil defense department, told NRT TV that a girl had been killed and two o ...

Iran may restart centrifuges; Next CNO withdraws; US asks for German help in Syria; UAE’s Yemen shift; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-07-10 07:42

Turkish soldiers killed in Hakkari PKK attack: defense ministry

Rûdaw - 2019-07-10 00:38
Two Turkish soldiers were killed and another wounded ...

Kurdish PKK attack on Turkish military vehicle leaves two soldiers dead: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 18:24
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants launched an attack on a Turkish military vehicle in Turkey Kurdistan in the southeast of the country on Tuesday, killing two soldiers and wounding another, the country’s defense ...

Iran Defense Minister tells UK to wait for response over oil tanker seizure

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 11:54
“Certainly, this kind of piracy at sea ... would not be without a response ...

Iraq Investigates Report of Senior Commander’s Link with CIA

BAS News - 2019-07-06 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into reports accusing Commander of Anbar Operations Mahmoud Fallahi of having links with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). According to an official statement, Defense Minister Najah Sha ...

If the world really wants to defeat ISIS, it needs to listen to North East Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-07-06 08:28
The organizers of the International Forum on ISIS hope to shed light on the next steps against the resurgent terror group in northeast Syria The post If the world really wants to defeat ISIS, it needs to listen to North East Syria appeared first on The D ...

German government aware of guerrilla's death but not Turkey's war

ANF - 2019-07-03 11:17
HPG guerrilla-internationalist fighter Sarah Handelmann, codenamed Sara Dorşin, lost her life on 7 April 2019 as a result of the Turkish air raid on Medya Defense Zones. ...

Turkey's Erdogan: Russian missile defense system to arrive in 10 days: media

Gulan Media - 2019-07-01 14:24

Bashur Self Defense Forces: Our purpose is to protect our people

ANF - 2019-07-01 13:52
Bashure Kurdistan Self Defense Forces: As a group of young people from Behdinan and Bradost, we organized ourselves to stand against the attacks against our region and to defeat the invasion. Our purpose is to protect our people and their gains. ...

Thousands marched in Sudan

ANF - 2019-07-01 09:45
Thousands of protesters marched toward Sudan’s defense ministry on Sunday demanding the ruling military hand over power to civilians. ...

Israeli Jets Target Syrian Military Positions: Report

BAS News - 2019-07-01 02:07
ERBIL - Israeli jets targeted on early Monday certain Syrian military positions in Homs and the outskirts of Damascus with missiles, the Military said in a statement. The Syrian air defense confronted the attack which had been launched from the Lebanese ...

Two IS Jihadists Killed on Iraqi-Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2019-06-30 23:48
ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State (IS) jihadists were killed on Sunday on the borders between Iraq and Syria. The two were targeted by the forces of the Defense Ministry during a military operation in the region. The ministry explained in a statement tha ...

Les Kurdes créent des forces d'autodéfense contre l'invasion turque dans la région kurde d'Irak @KurdistanAu

L'Important - 2019-06-30 06:04
Southern Kurdistan Self-Defense Forces were declared in the mountains of Southern Kurdistan in a military ceremony. A statement was read that said, “Invaders in Southern Kurdistan will be our prima... ...

Iraqi Parliamentary Committee to Meet over New PKK Group in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-06-29 15:40
ERBIL — Committee of defense and security affairs at the Iraqi parliament is set meet on Sunday and discuss the reports claiming the establishment of a new armed group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Earlier on Tuesday, PKK-affiliated media ...

EXCLUSIVE: Countries May Begin Backfilling US Troops in Syria Within Weeks, Envoy Says - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-06-29 01:26

A Game of Turkish Brinksmanship on Missile Defense

Stratfor - 2019-06-28 06:25

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