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Defense Department Releases Names Of Three U.S. Casualties In Syria Attack : NPRNPR - 2019-01-19 12:10
Carl Bernstein: Trump's 'witch hunt' defense is deadWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-19 07:07
Defense Department Releases Names Of Three U.S. Casualties In Syria Attack | WAMUWAMU - 2019-01-19 06:14
Kurdistan civil defense rescues 5 students lost on Mount KorekKurdistan24 - 2019-01-18 23:30
Trump's New Missile Defense Strategy Eyes Space-Based SensorsIJR - 2019-01-18 22:56
Suspicious packages at the Pentagon; US clarifies ‘take out Russian missiles’ remark; ISIS, on the rise again?; USAF seeks cyberarms factory; And a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-18 15:12
White House, Pentagon Remain In Dark Over Syria Withdrawal « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentaryBreakingdefense - 2019-01-18 15:02
Russia's defense ministry says it lost contact with an IL-20 aircraft: Syrian state TVYahoo - 2019-01-18 14:25
Overnight Defense: Trump surprises with plan to withdraw from Syria | Plan leaves lawmakers stunned, angered | Turkey approved for Patriot missile system sale | Deal pushes funding fight to February | TheHillThehill - 2019-01-18 12:44
Russia backs Turkey's move to block Assad's defense of Kurds - Asia TimesAtimes - 2019-01-18 03:26
What Lies Beyond America’s Deadliest Day in Syria - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-18 03:05
Overnight Defense: Trump says 'no reason' for South Korea war games right now | Mattis tries to clear confusion | Arizona begins remembrances for McCain | Inhofe poised to take Armed Services gavel | TheHillThehill - 2019-01-18 02:27
Trump says US will develop space-based missile defenseGulan Media - 2019-01-18 02:00
Sheik Ahmad is checking the preparation of the 5th military training round in Al-TabqaSDF Press - 2019-01-17 21:31
Today, Sunday, 17\1\2019, Jihan Sheikh Ahmad, the co-chair of Defense Affairs Office in north east of Syria, made a visit to Al-Tabqa region where she verified the work mechanism of the committee as well as its affiliated general administration and center ...
Mike Pompeo frustrates senators with brash defense of TrumpWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-17 16:59
House votes to begin conference negotiations on the defense budgetWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-17 16:59
No Foreign Troops to Stay in Iraq: Defense MinistryBAS News - 2019-01-17 14:33
ERBIL — Foreign troops will leave Iraq in the future, and there will be no foreign forces in the country, said a spokesperson for Iraqi defense ministry. Maj. Gen. Tahsin Khafaji told Sputnik on Tuesday that even the US forces, who are now present in Ira ...
Trump will sign $717 billion defense bill at Fort DrumWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-17 06:26
Trump’s Pick For Joint Chiefs Praises Allies, Kurds & Mattis Strategy « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentaryBreakingdefense - 2019-01-16 17:32
Iranian navy mounts new defense system on warship | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-01-16 08:51
NATO Summit: Trump Fabricates Agreement on Defense SpendingNymag - 2019-01-16 08:13
Senators aim to block F-35 sales to Turkey in defense billWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-16 03:43
Turkish Defense Minister: Syrian Invasion Against Kurds 'Already Started De Facto'Breitbart - 2019-01-16 03:31
House Republicans urge Trump to abandon defense cut planWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-16 03:26
US exiting Syria; Big Turkish arms sale approved; Russia’s maneuverable ICBM; Hackers post UN and EU cables; And a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-16 03:17
BAE Systems unit wins $474 million U.S. defense contract: PentagonYahoo - 2019-01-16 02:40
US shrinks ops at Incirlik; Mattis warns Russia about Syrian gas attacks; Conditions set on N.Korea summit; US now has 15,000 troops in Afghanistan; and just a bit more... - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-16 02:03
Kobani People are joining the self-defense centerSDF Press - 2019-01-15 23:50
Kobani- 100 youth of Kobani joined people protection units in the 12th round in order to perform their duty of self-defense. However, the youth families gathered in front of the center to Farwell their children. However, there will be new training round i ...
What Would a Manafort-Trump Joint Defense Pact Mean?Nymag - 2019-01-15 23:42
Trump’s Incoming Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Pushed Military to Buy Weapons It Didn't WantThedailybeast - 2019-01-15 23:28
Trump talked about leaving NATO; Shutdown, Day 25; Ukraine buys Turkish drones; Troops’ border duties extended; And a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-15 22:36
America’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East is Not What Pompeo Claimed - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-15 20:56
The general Administration of Self-defense duty is meeting commons leadersSDF Press - 2019-01-15 20:34
Al-Hasakah_ the general administration of the self-defense duty in Al-Jazeera district held a meeting with its association leaders in cities in the defense commission headquarter in Al-Qamishli. However, Nargiz Yousuf and Mazlum Sadun, the co-chair of the ...
Al-Hasaka Teachers join the self-defense dutySDF Press - 2019-01-15 20:34
Al-Hasakah_ today- on Tuesday, many teachers of education associations, in Al-Hasaka, joined self-defense duty. However, the education commission sent a list of teachers name that have to join the self-defense duty, taking into consideration the healthy a ...
Turkey's Slow-Cooking Crisis With Its Allies Is Coming to a Boil - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-15 17:25
Trump Writes Bonkers Defense of Saudis for Journalist MurderNymag - 2019-01-15 10:23
Pentagon extends border mission through SeptemberWaar Media - 2019-01-15 08:25
The Defense Department announced late Monday that it will be extending the U.S. military’s support mission on the southern border with Mexico through September, amounting to a nearly year-long deployment of troops there. Close to 5,000 troops, including ...
In defense of the anonymous anti-Trump New York Times op-edWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-15 07:55
Syria live updates: Israel 'struck advanced Iranian air-defense system', not only attack drones - Syria - Haaretz.comHaaretz - 2019-01-15 07:20
In Defense of President Trump’s Trade Policy - WSJWSJ - 2019-01-15 07:20
Overnight Defense: Trump rejects Graham call to end shutdown | Coast Guard on track to miss Tuesday paychecks | Dems eye Trump, Russia probes | Trump talks with Erdogan after making threat to Turkey's economy | TheHillThehill - 2019-01-15 06:18
UK Defense Secretary: UK owes gratitude to Syria’s Kurds, must be included in peace talksKurdistan24 - 2019-01-15 02:53
Jim Mattis warns top Democrat: Defense cuts could lead to warWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-15 01:50
Trump's defense budget comments leave experts scratching their headsWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 22:21
Morning Defense - POLITICOPolitico - 2019-01-14 22:16
Trump forces defense secretary Jim Mattis to step down two months early | US news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2019-01-14 22:07
UK Owes Gratitudes to Syrian Kurds: Defense SecretaryBAS News - 2019-01-14 21:15
ERBIL - United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defense Gavin Williamson has said that he believes his country owes gratitudes to the Syrian Kurdish forces who have been fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Syria in the past few years. The British official m ...
Trump’s warning shot on Syria; IED kills US troop in Syria; Guard troops to US-Mexico border?; The ‘devil incarnate’ comes to the Pentagon; and a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-14 19:44
US presses for deal with Turkey to protect Syrian Kurdish partnersThe Defense Post - 2019-01-14 19:17
US officials are stepping up diplomatic efforts to reach a settlement with Turkey to protect the Coalition’s partner in the war against ISIS The post US presses for deal with Turkey to protect Syrian Kurdish partners appeared first on The Defense Post. ...
Trump heats up spending debate by calling out ‘crazy’ defense budgetWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 13:50
Overnight Defense: Trump denies backtracking on Syria | US military approves 'conditions-based' withdrawal plan | Dems push back on talk of declaring emergency at border | TheHillThehill - 2019-01-14 12:17
Meghan McCain jumps to Melania Trump's defense after Joy Behar's Stormy Daniels jokeWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 10:28
Trump says next defense budget will be $700 billionWashingtonexaminer - 2019-01-14 06:25
Confusion Reigns as Pentagon Begins Pulling Equipment Out of Syria - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-14 02:40
US warns Turkey on Syria; Peace talks yield Yemen ceasefire; New Africa strategy; Stuff Pentagon people say; And a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-14 02:12
Ex-defense chief warns US pullout from Syria could spark 'all-out' war in north | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-01-14 02:12
RIP, US strategy; Troops returning to border; Bolton heads to Turkey; DOJ admits errors in immigration report; And a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-14 01:44
Starving Mother Burns Herself, Three Children in Syrian Refugee CampBAS News - 2019-01-13 18:08
ERBIL - A Syrian mother living in a refugee camp has attempted to burn herself and three of her children to death after she became desperate to feed her family for three days, a civil defense spokesperson was quoted as saying. Spokesperson Khalid al-Ali ...
Turkey-Qatar Cooperation to Deepen: President ErdoganWaar Media - 2019-01-13 15:20
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey’s cooperation with Qatar will continue to strengthen in various sectors including defense, trade, tourism and energy. “We have never forgotten and will never forget the solidarity shown to our country ...
Erbil, Baghdad Initially Agreed on Peshmerga Return to Disputed Areas: OfficialBAS News - 2019-01-13 13:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry and Iraq’s Ministry of Defense have initially agreed on the return of the Kurdish forces to the disputed territories where security is still in peril. Since 16th October 2017, when the Iraqi army and Iranian- ...
Near Syrian border, Turkish defense minister vows operation when time is right | News | 1330 & 101.5 WHBLWHBL - 2019-01-13 10:07
Turkish Army and Intelligence Chiefs Meet at South BorderWaar Media - 2019-01-12 23:02
Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler, Land Forces Commander Umit Dundar, Intelligence Chief Hakan Fidan met at southern border province of Hatay to discuss latest developments in Syria’s Idlib region on Saturday. ...
Arab Women in Syria, Inspired by Kurdish Sisters, Join the Fight — and the Movement - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-12 20:30
Masrour Barzani receives High Delegation from U.K. MilitaryMinistry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-12 16:47
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On Thursday, Jan 10th, 2019, Masrour Barzani (Senior Consultant to the KRG Security Council) received General Sir Jones Lorimer (Senior Consultant to the U.K. Ministry of Defense in the Middle East) and his accompanyin ...
Israel Strikes Warehouse at Damascus AirportBAS News - 2019-01-12 09:47
ERBIL — Israeli warplanes reportedly fired at multiple targets in the Syrian capital city, Damascus, overnight on Friday. The missiles were destroyed in the air by the Syrian air defense, state-run SANA claimed. However, there were reports of at least tw ...
The duties of comrades-in-armsThe Defense Post - 2019-01-12 00:10
It is the responsibility of the world to repay the Kurdish people and the rest of the peoples of the region for their sacrifice in the fight against ISIS, Polat Can argues The post The duties of comrades-in-arms appeared first on The Defense Post. ...
Near Syrian border, Turkish defense minister vows operation when time is right | News | WSAUWSAU - 2019-01-11 21:49
Peshmerga High Council of Defense held their periodic meetingMinistry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-11 06:25
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Today, on January 8th, 2019, Karim Sinjari (Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga) held the periodic meeting with the Deputy Minister of Peshmerga, Secretary General, Peshmerga Chief of Staff, Commander ...
Kurdistan PM, UK Military Delegation Discuss Closer CoordinationBAS News - 2019-01-10 14:56
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday a high-level UK delegation led by Defense Senior Adviser to the Middle East Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer. During the meeting, the pair discussed strengthening ties and ...
Israel’s early elections: Netanyahu’s best defensePRI - 2019-01-10 14:32
Overnight Defense: Trump storms out after meeting with Dems | Warns emergency declaration coming without border deal | Pompeo visits Iraq on Middle East trip | TheHillThehill - 2019-01-10 04:00
Trump’s wall address; Russia preps AI roadmap; US Navy mulls Arctic port; China’s 5G fixation; And a bit more. - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-10 01:47
YPG and SDF capture 13 ISIS foreign fighters in one weekThe Defense Post - 2019-01-09 17:52
The YPG said it captured eight foreign ISIS fighters during the battle to recapture the Syrian town of Hajin in the eastern Deir Ezzor province from the group The post YPG and SDF capture 13 ISIS foreign fighters in one week appeared first on The Defense ...
Ankara Urges Washington to Implement Manbij Roadmap SoonBAS News - 2019-01-09 00:41
ERBIL - Ankara has called on Washington to implement their roadmap for the Syrian city of Manbij which focuses on removing the armed groups from the region. The call was made by the Turkish minister of defense, Hulusi Akar, during a meeting with the US J ...
Turkey to interact with US over troops’ withdrawal from Syria, vows AnkaraTASS - 2019-01-09 00:40
According to Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, "the main thing is the future of US military outposts in Syria and of the weapons handed over [by Washington] to the Kurdish People’s Defense Units" ...
Youth flock to the center of self-defense duty.SDF Press - 2019-01-08 20:54
Al-Tabqa_ since the beginning of the year, the center of self-defense was crowded by Al-Tabqa and its countryside youth flock, where they reviewed the center to join self-defense duty. However, youth join for one year starting from the date of joining, to ...
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Exits After Clashes With Trump | Hollywood ReporterHollywoodreporter - 2019-01-08 13:31
On New Year's Eve, A Brief Phone Call Will Mark The End Of Mattis' Tenure As Defense Secretary - Task & PurposeTaskandpurpose - 2019-01-07 15:03
John Bolton Says Any Country in Doubt of US Support for Israel’s Self-Defense ‘Better Think About it Again’Cnsnews - 2019-01-07 12:26
Kurdish fighters pull out of flashpoint town: Syria's defense ministryYahoo - 2019-01-07 10:34
US wants guarantees that Turkey will not ‘endanger’ Syria partner forces after troop withdrawalThe Defense Post - 2019-01-07 09:36
National Security Advisor John Bolton said US troop withdrawal from Syria depends on conditions being met, including that Turkey should not endanger America's partners The post US wants guarantees that Turkey will not ‘endanger’ Syria partner forces afte ...
9 Kurds had been given the post of Defense MinisterMinistry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-07 00:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Kurdish Officers in the Iraqi Army (1921-2003) This book is a compilation of the biographies of thousands of Kurdish Officers from 1921-2003 that have played a role in the establishment of Iraqi Army. Retired Major Gen ...
Trump Reportedly Considering Vietnam War Hero Jim Webb For Defense Secretary - Task & PurposeTaskandpurpose - 2019-01-06 18:53
Third Senior US Official Resigns over Syria's PulloutBAS News - 2019-01-06 17:56
ERBIL - Rear Admiral Kein M. Sweeney, chief of US Secretary of Defense, has resigned from his post in the wake of President Donald Trump's controversial decision of withdrawing his country's troops from Syria. The official said in a statement that "the t ...
Deal with Syria regime ‘inevitable,’ senior SDF official Redur Xelil saysThe Defense Post - 2019-01-06 02:42
A deal between the Syrian government and the de facto autonomous administration in northern Syria is "inevitable," senior Kurdish military official Redur Xelil said The post Deal with Syria regime ‘inevitable,’ senior SDF official Redur Xelil says appear ...
Trump Just Killed His Own Defense Strategy - Defense OneDefenseone - 2019-01-05 20:47
Troop drawdowns and Defense Dept. turnover leave U.S. foreign policy in flux | PBS NewsHourPBS - 2019-01-05 20:02
Kurdish PKK says used unmanned aerial vehicles UAV against Turkish armyE-Kurd - 2019-01-04 19:23
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said has used unmanned aerial vehicles (Drones) to attack a Turkish army unit in the Kurdish region in southeastern Turkey. The military wing of the PKK, the People’s Defense F ...
Iraqi Parliament to Finally Vote on Interior, Defense Ministers Next Week: MPBAS News - 2019-01-03 12:48
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament is set to hold a session as another attempt to finally vote on the interior and defense ministers nominated by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, a lawmaker said. MP Abbas Alewi, from the Sairoon bloc, said the issue pertaining ...
French defense minister in Jordan to visit troops fighting Daesh | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-01-03 12:44
Syria Defense Ministry Says Kurdish Fighters Withdraw from ManbijVoanews - 2019-01-03 07:55
Kurdish fighters pull out of flashpoint town: Syria's defense ministry | ReutersReuters - 2019-01-02 21:42
Nearly 400 YPG Fighters Withdraw from ManbijBAS News - 2019-01-02 19:17
ERBIL - Syrian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that about 400 fighters of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have withdrawn from Manbij after an agreement with the Syrian regime. According to the ministry's statement, the Kurdish ...
Kurdish fighters pull out of flashpoint town - Syria's defense ministry - Breaking News - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-01-02 18:08
French Defense Minister: Continuing mission in Syria without US may be impossibleKurdistan24 - 2019-01-02 12:57
CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill Due to Defense of PalestiniansTheintercept - 2019-01-02 03:03
French defense minister in Jordan to visit troops fighting ISIS - Al Arabiya EnglishAlarabiya - 2019-01-01 15:20
Chief Pentagon spokeswoman announces resignationANF - 2019-01-01 14:23
US Department of Defense spokeswoman Dana White announced that she has resigned from the Trump administration. ...