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Defense one: Inside The World’s Most Radical Experiment in Women’s Rights

Justice for Kurds - 2020-01-24 06:05
The women’s movement in northern Syria is more like a women’s earthquake, in politics, governance, and the region’s security. QAMISHLI, Syria — The most radical experiment in women’s rights is now underway in what may be the world’s least likely place: no ...

Trump talks Afghanistan, Iraq, downplays troops’ injuries; Saudi phone hacking; Doomsday clock, more dire than ever; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2020-01-23 17:04

KRG Minister of Peshmerga received Italian Minister of Defense

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2020-01-22 09:36
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On January 21, 2020, Lorenzo Guerini, Italian Defense Minister, and his accompanying delegation arrived to Kurdistan Region and were received by Shorsh Ismael, KRG Minister of Defense. During the meeting, which was also ...

AP Fact Check: Distortion in Trump's Impeachment Defense - GV Wire

Gvwire - 2020-01-21 11:52

Self Defence fighter laid to rest in Dêir Ezzor

ANF - 2020-01-21 08:37
Self Defense Forces fighter Rami Xalid El-Hemed was laid to rest with an emotional ceremony held in Dêir Ezzor. ...

HBDH calls for solidarity with Afrin

ANF - 2020-01-20 16:46
The Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement said they will never leave the peoples and self-defense forces of Rojava alone in the fight to liberate the lands of revolution. ...

Romney questions American envoy’s defense of troop withdrawal in Syria by Trump administration - Deseret News

Deseret - 2020-01-20 15:28

Contract Losses Sink Apollo’s Defense Bet - WSJ

WSJ - 2020-01-19 11:43

HPG reports Turkish air raids on Medya Defense Zones

ANF - 2020-01-17 14:02
The occupant Turkish state continues its genocidal attacks in various parts of Kurdistan as part of its all-out war against the Kurdish people. ...

MOPE Chemical Defense Unit perform a house inspection in Halabja

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2020-01-16 23:28
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Upon the order of the Ministry of Peshmerga and the request of Halabja Chemical Matyrs Committee, MOPE’s Chemical Defense Unit sent a team to search and inspect a house, suspected of chemical contamination following the ...

Senior DOD official describes rationale for attack on quds force commander

CENTCOM - 2020-01-16 23:05
President Donald J. Trump last night directed, and the Defense Department subsequently launched, an airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force, a senior DOD official said during a news teleconference. ...

Syria’s Al Hol camp sees more than 500 deaths in 2019

The Defense Post - 2020-01-16 10:14
At least 517 people, mostly children, died in 2019 in Syria's Al Hol housing displaced people and relatives of ISIS fighters, the Kurdish Red Crescent said The post Syria’s Al Hol camp sees more than 500 deaths in 2019 appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Esper: Information Indicated 'Broad Scale' Attack Within 'Matter of Days'

CENTCOM - 2020-01-14 23:07
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper reiterated his belief on Sunday morning talk shows that elimination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani would prevent an attack that could lead to more dangerous, open conflict with Iran. ...

Iraq in Talks to Purchase Russian Missile Defense System amid Soleimani Fallout | National Review

Nationalreview - 2020-01-14 02:56

North East Syrian Women's Council visits YPJ

ANF - 2020-01-13 17:06
A delegation of the Women's Council of North and East Syria visited the Women's Defense Units YPJ in Qamishlo. In addition to a discussion on women's organisation, an exchange of views on challenges, perspectives and potential took place. ...

Amed trasdesmen: Lack of peace gives way to economic crisis

ANF - 2020-01-13 10:08
The AKP-MHP regime has allocated much of the budget to defense industry. A choice dictated by its war policies which have indeed deepened the already serious economic crisis. ...

מגה מדינה כורדית? | Israel Defense

Israeldefense - 2020-01-12 08:44

Kurdistan Human Rights Association: We demand prosecution from the Iranian government

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2020-01-12 00:42
KMMK: On Wednesday, January 8, a Ukrainian passenger plane in Tehran was shot down by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s air defense, killing 178 people. The Islamic Republic of Iran initially declared the plane crash to be a technical failure. Finally, due t ...

Paris rally: Sozdar Avesta calls on women to defend themselves

ANF - 2020-01-11 19:28
"Women need to organize and carry out self-defense. We must smash the patriarchal system," said Sozdar Avesta of the KCK in a video message at the massive rally in Paris. ...

Iraq contradicts U.S. defense secretary, says U.S. troops leaving Syria can't stay in Iraq - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2020-01-11 07:00

Germany Hopes To Continue Training Kurdish Fighters In Iraqs Erbil - Defense Minister - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2020-01-10 00:36

The US is ready to negotiate with Iran without preconditions!

ANF - 2020-01-09 10:57
In a letter to the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Kelly Craft said the United States that the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was self defense and added they are ready to take additional action "as necessary" in the Middle East to protect ...

No casualties from Iran’s missiles; Airliner crash near Tehran; Trump’s natsec vacancies; Indonesia deploys jets in China dispute; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2020-01-09 10:15

US Defense Secretary: American Not Seeking Iran War, But 'Prepared To Finish One'

Forces - 2020-01-09 00:20

Pentagon chief denies U.S. is leaving Iraq

E-Kurd - 2020-01-08 03:00
WASHINGTON,— The United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, following reports by media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about repositioning troops in preparation for leav ...

Russia's defense minister discussed Mideast crisis with Turkish, Iranian officials - Reuters

Reuters - 2020-01-08 02:25

Patnos: Guerrillas have dealt heavy blows to the Turkish army

ANF - 2020-01-08 01:46
Serhat Patnos is one of the commanders of the People's Defense Forces (HPG). Looking back to the year 2019, he speaks of "heavy blows" guerrillas dealt to the Turkish military. ...

UK Withdraws Personnel from Baghdad's Green Zone: Minister

BAS News - 2020-01-08 01:46
ERBIL - UK's Defense Minister Ben Wallace revealed on Tuesday that his country had withdrawn its personnel from Baghdad's Green Zone for security concerns. Speaking to MPs, Wallace pointed out that about 50 British personnel were relocated from the Green ...

US Not Withdrawing from Iraq: Pentagon

BAS News - 2020-01-08 01:46
ERBIL - Washington is not withdrawing the US forces from Iraq, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Tuesday, a day after a letter appeared on social media informing Iraq of coalition troops plans to leave the country. "A draft unsigned letter that was ...

Turkey Has No Problem with Syria’s Kurds, Says Defense Minister | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2020-01-08 00:47

Turkish Defense Minister: Peace Spring Operation Aims to Return Syrians Home | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2020-01-01 13:18

Turkey says will not evacuate posts in Syria's Idlib

Reuters - 2019-12-31 17:55
It is "out of the question" for Turkey to evacuate its military observation posts in Syria's Idlib, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday, after Russian and Syrian forces intensified their bombardment of targets in the northwestern province. ...

Martyr Ebdulhafiz Hemîd laid to rest in Shedadê

ANF - 2019-12-31 08:00
Ebdulhafiz Hemîd from the Self-Defense Forces was laid to rest at the Şeşad Martyrs graveyard in Shedadê. ...

Iraq: Call for Extraordinary Parliament Session after US Strikes Shia Militias

BAS News - 2019-12-30 13:45
ERBIL — Head of Iraq’s parliamentary committee for defense and security affairs has called for an “extraordinary session” on the US airstrikes against multiple positions of pro-Iranian Shia militias in Iraq. In a statement on Monday, MP Mohammed Raza Al ...

US carried out air strikes against Iran-backed militias killed 19

ANF - 2019-12-30 10:08
The US confirmed it carried out military strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia blamed for a rocket attack that killed an American contractor, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. ...

Best of 2019: Editor's Choice - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-12-30 08:10

Iraqi forces arrest 2 ISIS leaders in Mosul: Defense Ministry

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-28 17:34

Trump Calls Defense Secretary Mark Esper ‘Mark Esperanto,’ Claims Victory In Syria - uPolitics

Upolitics - 2019-12-28 07:46

'Several' US troops injured in Iraq rocket attack that killed US contractor: official

FOX News - 2019-12-28 00:21
A U.S. defense contractor was killed in a rocket attack in Iraq on Friday outside the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, a U.S. official told Fox News. ...

Exclusive: U.S. defense chief calls on Turkey to stop holding up NATO readiness plan - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-12-27 16:24

Idlib: Eight Civilians Killed in Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-12-24 21:48
ERBIL - Russian fighter jets carried out airstrikes in the Syrian northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, leaving eight civilians killed, a local civil defense agency said. As reported by Syrian opposition aircraft monitors, the air raids targeted the ...

Civilian defense in response to invasion

ANF - 2019-12-24 21:06
With the Turkish invasion of northern and eastern Syria, the Civilian Defense Forces have assumed a particularly important role in protecting the population. ANF spoke to members of these autonomously organised structures. ...

American KIA in Afghanistan; ISIS on the rise again; Saudi disinformation; State lawmaker accused of terrorism; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-12-23 18:35

Venezuela Defense Minister denounces attack at a military base

ANF - 2019-12-23 13:14
Venezuelan Defense minister confirmed that police and military agents were deployed in the area and managed to capture some of the attackers. ...

December 22 airstrikes Syria reports

Seth Frantzman - 2019-12-23 00:26
Reports of Syrian air defense were active after 11pm. Soon reports emerged. Video from over Lebanon. عدوان #اسرائيلي جديد على #سوريا بصواريخ عبرت الساحل والأجواء #اللبنانية pic.twitter.com/DGV6doPF7s […] ...

Farewell to Self-Defense Forces fighter in Shaddadi

ANF - 2019-12-22 19:29
Hemûd Letûf El-Erbîd fell on December 16. ...

Turkey Claims It "Neutralized" over 400 PKK and YPG Fighters in Four Months

BAS News - 2019-12-21 21:26
ERBIL - Turkey claimed on Saturday that it had "neutralized" more than 400 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the past four months. According to a statement by the National Defense Min ...

Trump signed bill calling for sanctions against Turkey

ANF - 2019-12-21 10:44
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a 738-billion-U.S.-dollar defense bill which includes provisions calling for sanctions against Russia and Turkey. ...

Pentagon Exodus Leaves Critical Gaps for Defense Policymaking

Foreignpolicy - 2019-12-21 09:21

Turkey warns again it will block NATO defense plan over Kurdish issue - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-12-20 22:09

Trump to sign defense spending bill, NDAA - POLITICO

Politico - 2019-12-20 17:59

US Defense Secretary warns Iran, as he asks Iraqi PM to help stop militia attacks

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-20 09:43

Car bomb in Tel Halaf kills 5, latest in Syrian town captured by Turkey from YPG

The Defense Post - 2019-12-20 02:56
Turkey's defense ministry announced that a car bomb killed a five civilians in northeast Syria, the latest in a series of deadly car bombings The post Car bomb in Tel Halaf kills 5, latest in Syrian town captured by Turkey from YPG appeared first on The ...

Breaking: PACOM braces for long-range DPRK missile; More Afghanistan withdrawals coming?; Fooling satellites; Military planning should add economic tools; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-12-19 23:10

Seven Bodies Found in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-12-19 19:25
ERBIL - At least seven bodies of unidentified victims were found in the Iraqi province of Mosul, the city's civil defense corps said in a statement on Thursday. The seven victims were yet to be identified, but they were apparently killed during the opera ...

Pentagon's Policy Chief John Rood Under Fire as Senior Defense Officials Head for the Exits

Foreignpolicy - 2019-12-19 03:43

US troops pulled from Syria will be sent to Iraq to fight ISIS: defense secretary

Nypost - 2019-12-19 01:04

Websites for Four Iraqi Ministries Hacked

BAS News - 2019-12-18 10:26
ERBIL — Official websites for four ministries of the Iraqi government were shut down after a cyberattack. Unknown hackers interrupted access to the websites of Oil Ministry, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defense, and Ministry of Education on Wednesday. ...

RUDAW: Turkish threats to close NATO airbases further strains US-Turkey ties

Justice for Kurds - 2019-12-18 10:25
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region- NATO members must speak with Turkey over threats to close NATO bases in the country following the US recognition of the Armenian genocide, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has told reporters. In a televised interview on December 15 ...

US Defense Chief Calls on Turkey to Stop Holding Up NATO Readiness Plan | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-12-18 10:16

Kurdistan President, Italian Defense Minister Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-12-17 22:40
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Tuesday the Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini to discuss a range of subjects. During the meeting, according to Barzani's office, the Kurdish president thanked Italy for its military ...

Pentagon chief urges Iraq to stop attacks on bases housing U.S. forces

E-Kurd - 2019-12-17 00:17
BAGHDAD,— U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to take steps to prevent bases housing U.S. troops from being shelled, a statement from the premier’s office said. Esper’s call came after a senior U.S. ...

Resigned Iraqi PM, Pentagon Chief Discuss Recent Attacks on US Military Bases

BAS News - 2019-12-16 12:10
ERBIL — Adil Abdul Mahdi, the former Iraqi Prime Minister who resigned from his position earlier this month, held a phone call with US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday to discuss a range of issues including the recent rocket attacks which targeted ...

Idlib: One Child Killed, Several Injured in Regime Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-12-15 21:35
ERBIL - At least one child was killed and several people were injured on Sunday in airstrikes conducted by the Syrian regime warplanes. The White Helmets civil defense agency said in a statement that the fighter jets hit the town of Maarsurin in Idlib pr ...

ABD: Rus hava sistemlerinin üstesinden gelecek füze geliştirdik

BAS News - 2019-12-15 19:40
BasNews- ABD Hava ve Deniz Kuvvetleri için geliştirilen Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) füzesinin Rus hava savunma sistemlerinin üstesinden gelebileceği iddia edildi. Breaking Defense'e konuşan ABD’li General John Rafferty, füzenin öncelikle Avrupa opera ...

RT News: Greater Kurdistan? Just kidding! Esper tells Syrian Kurds US never promised them a state

Justice for Kurds - 2019-12-14 22:59
The US never promised Syria’s Kurds that it would help them build an autonomous state, Defense Secretary Mark Esper has insisted, despite years of hints to the contrary. So much for the birth pangs of that New Middle East… “Nowhere, at no point in time di ...

XinhuaNet: Turkey, Russia hold 15th joint patrol in northern Syria

Justice for Kurds - 2019-12-13 21:40
ANKARA, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) — Turkish and Russian troops on Thursday held the 15th round of joint ground patrols in northern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a written statement. “Turkish and Russian units have completed their 15th joint land patr ...

US statements on SDF show attempt to avoid past commitments

Seth Frantzman - 2019-12-13 18:31
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN In a December statement US Secretary of Defense sought to portray the SDF as seeking a Kurdish state as a way for the US to […] ...

House passage of $738 billion defense policy bill gives Trump a big win

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-12-12 13:27

Esper 'Concerned' About Russian Influence in Egypt, Saudi Arabia - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-12-11 21:13

U.S. Senate committee approves bill for sanctions against Turkey

ANF - 2019-12-11 19:56
The US House of Representatives has reached an agreement on a defense bill setting policy for the Department of Defense. ...

What's in the 2020 defense policy bill

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-12-11 14:29

'It Didn't Have to Be This Way': Just-Retired CENTCOM General - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-12-11 14:08

'By, With, Through' Was the Best Hope for Syria — And Ending 'Endless Wars' - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-12-11 14:08

Turkey warns again it will block NATO defense plan over Kurdish issue - Europe - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-12-11 11:30

Turkey faces US sanctions over missile defense deal | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-12-11 07:50

US Defense Intelligence Agency says Turkey, Qatar supported al-Nusra Front - Nordic Monitor

Nordicmonitor - 2019-12-10 07:41

US lawmakers reach deal on massive defense bill | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-12-10 07:41

Amid threats, rifts and Trump’s criticism, NATO passes Baltic defense plan and celebrates higher spending - Europe - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-12-08 08:42

CNN: Powerful Senate chairman moves toward sanctions crackdown on Turkey as talks over weapons purchase falter

Justice for Kurds - 2019-12-07 23:58
(CNN)Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch was willing to give Turkey space to consider a US proposal to address its purchases of the Russian S-400 missile defense system. Risch, in an interview with CNN, said he not only will mark up a bi ...

Car Bomb Kills Two in Northeast of Syria

BAS News - 2019-12-05 22:20
ERBIL - A car bomb explosion on Thursday left two people killed in northeast of Syria, while several others were injured, Turkey's Defense Ministry said in a statement. The incident occurred in Sari Kani, also known as Ras al-Ain, northeastern Syria, whi ...

U.S. military completes pullback from northeast Syria, Esper says

E-Kurd - 2019-12-05 18:58
WASHINGTON,—The United States has completed its military pullback in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria), settling into a more stable posture of about 600 troops in the rest of the country after repositioning and reducing forces, Defense Secretary Mark ...

US Concludes Withdrawal of Troops from NE Syria: Pentagon Chief

BAS News - 2019-12-05 15:13
ERBIL — The United States’ army has completed the pullback from northeastern Syria while keeping about 600 troops on the ground but elsewhere in the country, said Defense Secretary Mark Esper. “It will be relatively static around that number. But if we s ...

Turkey-NATO spat over Kurds resolved? Stoltenberg says bloc greenlighted Baltics & Poland defense plan — RT World News

RT - 2019-12-05 15:02

Pentagon Not Ruling Out Further Reduction Of Troops In Syria - US Defense Secretary - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-12-05 13:10

Turkey’s Article 5 reversal; Russia’s disinfo in Lithuania; NATO spending ideas; Iran-Russia-China plan naval wargames; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-12-05 11:02

Turkey Suggests Invoking NATO Collective Defense Provision in Syrian Conflict

Yahoo - 2019-12-05 03:57

Turkey agrees to NATO Baltic defense plan after Syria rift

The Defense Post - 2019-12-04 21:08
Turkey joined NATO allies in agreeing to a new Baltic defense plan after threatening to block it if Syria's YPG were not labelled terrorists The post Turkey agrees to NATO Baltic defense plan after Syria rift appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

YJA Star Guerrillas: Self-defense is not just with weapons

ANF - 2019-12-04 12:36
YJA Star guerrillas drew attention to the importance of self-defense for women and said that "self-defense is not just carried out with weapons." ...

Erdogan threatens to block NATO’s Baltic defense plan

The Defense Post - 2019-12-04 07:32
Turkey will block a NATO plan to defend Baltic countries if it doesn't label a Kurd-led militia in Syria as terrorists, President Erdogan said The post Erdogan threatens to block NATO’s Baltic defense plan appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Turkey Suggests Invoking NATO Collective Defense Provision in Syrian Conflict

National Review - 2019-12-04 07:31
Turkey floated the possibility of invoking NATO's collective defense provision in its ongoing conflict with U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish forces. ...

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. defense chief calls on Turkey to stop holding up NATO readiness plan | Nasdaq

Nasdaq - 2019-12-04 00:10

Erdogan Says Turkey Opposes NATO Plan If YPG Not Recognized as “Terrorist” Organization

BAS News - 2019-12-03 21:09
ERBIL — Turkey will oppose NATO’s plan for the defense of Baltic countries and Poland if the alliance refuses to recognize the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as a “terrorist” organization, said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday. ...

Main US Base in Iraq Attacked

BAS News - 2019-12-03 21:09
ERBIL - Iraq's ministry of defense said in a statement on Tuesday that the US' Ain Assad air base came under a rocket attack, without giving any details on possible casualties or damages. According to the statement, at least five rocket rounds landed nea ...

Biden Says Trump Is Jeopardizing NATO, Even as Allies’ Defense Spending Continues to Climb | CNSNews

Cnsnews - 2019-12-03 14:29

US Does Not Support Turkey’s Push for Labeling YPG as “Terrorist” Organization

BAS News - 2019-12-03 13:40
ERBIL — The United States rejects to label the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) as a “terrorist” organization, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday, urging Turkey to focus on larger challenges. Esper made the remarks during an inter ...

Turkey to oppose NATO plan if it does not recognize Kurdish YPG as terrorists: Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2019-12-03 13:32
ISTANBUL,— Turkey will oppose NATO’s plan for the defense of Baltic countries if the alliance does not recognize groups that Turkey deems terrorists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, ahead of a NATO alliance summit in London. Relations b ...

Defense chief to Turkey: U.S. would not support labeling Kurdish YPG as terrorists

E-Kurd - 2019-12-03 13:32
LONDON,— U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged Turkey on Monday to stop holding up support for a NATO defense plan for the Baltics and Poland, as Ankara presses the alliance to support its fight against U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG militia in Syrian Kurdist ...

The world's longest curfew: Sur

ANF - 2019-12-03 08:37
Indeed the curfew of Sur never ended. Four years on, it is still ongoing. So is the resistance: the heroic defense of Amed's district is being perpetuated by the names given to the children born in the last 4 years: Çiyager, Roza, Rozerin, Reber, Delil. ...

Exclusive: U.S. defense chief calls on Turkey to stop holding up NATO readiness plan

Reuters - 2019-12-03 06:27
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged Turkey on Monday to stop holding up support for a NATO defense plan for the Baltics and Poland, as Ankara presses the alliance to support its fight against U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG militia in Syria. ...
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