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Iran will boost defense capabilities despite US pressure, says Khamenei

Gulan Media - 2019-03-22 06:28

Overloaded ferry sinks in Tigris river near Iraq’s Mosul, killing dozens

E-Kurd - 2019-03-21 20:01
MOSUL,— A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris river near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 40 people, an official said. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil Defense in the Nineveh province ...

Top U.S. general says S-400 dispute with Turkey 'a tough issue'

Reuters - 2019-03-21 17:42
The United States' top military officer said on Thursday he was hopeful that Washington would find a way to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its decision to acquire Russia's S-400 air defense system but cautioned: "It is a tough issue." ...

Afghan attack won’t change Kandahar security situation — US Defense chief Mattis | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-21 07:41

Senior US defense officials push back on report of capture of ISIS fighters responsible for American deaths [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-19 23:00

Overnight Defense: Pentagon lists construction projects at risk from emergency declaration | Officials deny report on leaving 1,000 troops in Syria | Spy budget request nears $86B | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-03-19 13:34

Northern and Eastern Syria responds to Damascus threats

ANF - 2019-03-19 13:20
Northern and Eastern Syrian Autonomous Administration Defense Bureau responded to the Damascus regime threats that they will “use force”. ...

Syria regime will regain full control over territory: defense minister

Rûdaw - 2019-03-18 22:39
"Whether through reconciliation or military force" ...

Desperation in Syria; F-35 vs. F-15; New NATO commander; Pompeo’s top threats; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-03-18 16:17

Two Turkish soldiers killed, 8 wounded in clashes with PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-16 19:39
ANKARA,— Two Turkish soldiers were killed and eight others were wounded on Saturday in a clash with Kurdish fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK during operations into Iraqi Kurdistan region, Turkey’s defense ministry said. Six militants, inclu ...

Iraq Denies Conducting Airstrikes Against IS in Kirkuk Recently

BAS News - 2019-03-16 19:34
ERBIL - Iraq has denied the reports claiming that the Ministry of Defense's warplanes carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) positions in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. Certain reports claimed that the Iraqi F16 warplanes targete ...

Toward ‘Fort Trump’: US Makes Poland a ‘Serious Robust Offer’ - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-03-16 03:09

"They knew what they were doing was illegal": A criminal defense attorney weighs in on the Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman college bribery scandal [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-15 07:46

White House Proposes Loan Fund to Help Allies Buy US Arms - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-03-15 00:05

Turkey Won't Change Its Mind About Purchasing S-400: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-03-14 22:33
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again said that his country would not change its mind about purchasing Russia's S-400 missile defense system. Erdogan made the comment during an interview with the Haberturk on Thursday. Asked if it was ...

Syria to get S-300 missile defense system within weeks, Russian defense minister says

Thedefensepost - 2019-03-14 10:18

Iran Warns Israel Agains Targeting Its Oil Shipments

BAS News - 2019-03-13 10:47
ERBIL — The Iranian government has warned Israel of “firm response” if it acts against the Iranian oil shipments. Iran’s Minister of Defense Amir Hatami said on Wednesday that his country has the military capacity to confront Israel if it dares to attack ...

Jacobs Technology wins $785 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

Yahoo - 2019-03-12 13:30

Islamic State group calls on followers to avenge Syria siege

Seattle Times - 2019-03-12 11:38
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Besieged by U.S.-backed forces in their last foothold in eastern Syria, Islamic State militants are calling on supporters across the world to stage attacks in their defense, according to a newly released audio recording. The recordi ...

CENTCOM’dan IŞİD açıklaması: Yeniden ortaya çıkmak için doğru zamanı bekliyor

BAS News - 2019-03-11 13:46
BasNews- ABD Başkanı Donald Trump’ın “IŞİD bitti” açıklamasına karşın ABD Merkez Kuvvetler Komutanı (CENTCOM) Joseph Votel, IŞİD’in tam olarak yenilmekten henüz çok uzak olduğunu söyleyerek ABD’li milletvekillerine uyarıda bulundu. Medyascope’un Defense ...

Mosul: 15 Other Bodies Found under Devastated Buildings

BAS News - 2019-03-10 23:34
ERBIL - At least 15 more bodies, including four children, were discovered by the Civil Defense teams on Sunday in the Iraqi old city of Mosul. The teams managed to retrieve the bodies in cooperation with the health teams from the Pepsi plant area in the ...

Syria's Idlib: Six Civilians Killed, Injured in Airstrike

BAS News - 2019-03-10 00:14
ERBIL - At least six civilians were either killed or wounded in an airstrike in the Syrian northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, the White Helmets civil-defense agency said in a statement. An aircraft carried out the attack on the civil-defense team wh ...

US Warns Turkey of “Grave Consequences” on Purchase of Russian S-400

BAS News - 2019-03-09 13:46
ERBIL — The United States has warned Turkey of “grave consequences” should it proceed with purchasing Russian S-400 Air Defense System. “If Turkey takes the S-400, there would be grave consequence in terms of our military relationship, and the Patriots a ...

Comptroller asks AG to investigate Netanyahu for illegally funding legal defense | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-03-09 10:19

IS Planning Attack on Samara: Former MP

BAS News - 2019-03-08 22:02
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) is planning to target the Iraqi city of Samara in Salahaddin province, an official said on Friday. Hakim Zamli, former head of the committee of security and defense at the Iraqi Parliament, pointed out that the jihadists ha ...

ISIS Is ‘Waiting for the Right Time to Resurge’: CENTCOM Commander - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-03-08 09:59

Trump Defense Chief Cautions Turkey Over Russia Missile Purchase

Bloombergquint - 2019-03-07 20:09

Unbeaten Kurdish boxer Agit Kabayel impresses in third European title defense

Kurdistan24 - 2019-03-07 14:52

Top U.S. General: No F-35 Jets If Turkey Buys Russian Defense System - The Media Line

Themedialine - 2019-03-06 18:13

Turkish jets bombed Medya Defense Zones

ANF - 2019-03-06 13:47
The Turkish state continues its attacks against southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq as part of its genocidal war against the Kurdish people and their lands. ...

US: Freshman Congresswoman Defends Omar Ahead of Vote

Waar Media - 2019-03-06 12:13
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to the defense of fellow progressive Ilhan Omar on Tuesday, questioning what she says are “hurtful” double standards. “One of the things that is hurtful about the extent to which reprimand is so ...

U.S. has warned Turkey over purchase of Russian air defense system: State Department

Yahoo - 2019-03-06 10:26

Dramatic firefight in Syria; Russia’s AI supercomputer; China wants 6 carriers; Top US, Russian generals meet; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-03-05 23:34

A French Officer Speaks the Truth about the War in Syria - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-03-05 20:21

Kongreya Star visits women’s defense forces to celebrate March 8

ANF - 2019-03-05 16:36
Kongreya Star visited the YPJ and Domestic Security Forces (Asayish) headquarters in Derik and Serekaniye to celebrate March 8 World Women’s Day with female fighters. ...

Will MBS’ Defense of China’s Uighur Crackdown Backfire in Saudi Arabia?

Worldpoliticsreview - 2019-03-04 19:43

Erdogan Says Turkey To Proceed With Russian Air-Defense Purchase

Rferl - 2019-03-04 15:25

[VIDEO]: Local Market in Soran Set on Fire

BAS News - 2019-03-04 12:31
ERBIL — A local market in Soran city of Erbil province was set on fire after midnight. Firefighters were called to rush to the location at around 02:45 (Erbil Time) after several shops were on blaze. Chief of Civil Defense Corps in Soran, Imad Kanaan tol ...

US Upset Turkey Wants to Buy Russian Defense. Does it Want to Leave NATO, a Senator Asked? | Al Bawaba

Albawaba - 2019-03-03 15:01

US, South Korea Conclude Two Military Drills

Waar Media - 2019-03-03 08:53
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. and South Korea on Sunday concluded their annual large-scale military drills held in the Korean Peninsula every spring months, according to a statement by the U.S. Department of Defense. The statement said that the Acting Secretary of ...

Deputy Minister of Peshmerga received high delegation from the German Ministry of Defense

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-03 06:26
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On February 26th, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga) and Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff) received a high delegation from the German Ministry of Defense consisting of Colone ...

Pentagon chief cautions Turkey on defense system

Nwaonline - 2019-03-02 13:48

For some, the 'black friend' defense is a tired racial trope | KGAN

Cbs2iowa - 2019-03-01 02:44

Graduating the 12th round of Self-Defense forces in Euphrates district

SDF Press - 2019-02-28 06:05
The academy of the Martyr Kandal, affiliated to Self-Defense forces in Euphrates district, graduated the 12th training round which was entitled “Jwan Haji Murad”, with holding ceremony. However, commanders of Self-Defense, SDF commanders, some members of ...

Erdogan Says Turkey Will Buy Russia's S-400s

BAS News - 2019-02-26 23:13
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made it clear that Ankara would not change course on purchasing the Russian S-400 air defense missile system, while it also could accept a "good offer" on US Patriot missiles. Erdogan said that any chang ...

WH reversal on Syria; Best/worst cases for Trump-Kim II; Iran plans submarine-missile tests; NATO should rethink 2%; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-02-26 06:09

Iraq defence chief denies formation of Kirkuk joint ops center

Rûdaw - 2019-02-23 19:54
Talks are still ongoing between the Peshmerga and Iraqi Defense Ministry ...

There Should be No Power Vacuum During US Pullout from Syria: Turkey

BAS News - 2019-02-23 19:33
ERBIL - Turkey has told the US that there must not be a power vacuum during the US troops' withdrawal from Syria, state-run media said on Saturday. According to Anadolu Agency, the remarks were made by Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar during his mee ...

Turkey Promises to Buy S-400, Despite Potential U.S. Defense System Deal :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2019-02-23 16:46

US Agrees to Work on Concluding Manbij Roadmap Promptly

Waar Media - 2019-02-23 13:59
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. authorities accepted on working to avoid any delay on Manbij roadmap in northern Syria and to conclude it quickly, the Turkish defense minister said on Saturday. Speaking to Anadolu Agency following his meeting with Acting U.S. Defens ...

Pentagon Wins a Reprieve with Trump Approval of ‘Residual’ Forces in Syria - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-02-23 06:44

US, Turkish Defense Chiefs Discuss US Support For Syrian Kurds - Turkish Ministry - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-02-23 06:04

UPDATE - US, Turkish Defense Chiefs Discuss US Support For Syrian Kurds - Turkish Ministry - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-02-23 06:04

Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-02-22 08:34

Iraqi army and Peshmerga survey disputed territories ahead of joint operations

The Defense Post - 2019-02-22 07:05
The KRG Peshmerga and Iraqi Army began surveying areas of Iraq’s disputed territories in preparation for joint operations more than a year after relations broke down The post Iraqi army and Peshmerga survey disputed territories ahead of joint operations ...

A lieutenant’s murder plot; AFRICOM’s new hub; Russia’s Arctic UAVs; Europe rejects US’ Syria request; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-02-21 20:15

Joint Field Committees between Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga Forces began their operations

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-21 08:35
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga After the high military delegation of the Iraqi Defense Ministry’s visit to the Ministry of Peshmerga and meeting, a number of joint committees were created. Starting this week, the committees began their operations in ...

Syrie : Moscou reproche à Washington de s'approprier l'est de l'Euphrate : Secret Defense

Secret Defense - 2019-02-21 07:23

Overnight Defense: Graham clashed with Pentagon chief over Syria | Talk grows that Trump will fire Coats | Coast Guard officer accused of domestic terrorism plot | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-02-21 07:01

Acting Chief Says Pentagon Undecided Yet on Border Wall

Waar Media - 2019-02-18 11:04
WAAR_DUHOK Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday Pentagon has not decided yet on the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall which stands out as President Donald Trump’s most controversial pledge during his campaign and presidency. “Very delibe ...

6G Challenge: Can France and Germany Co-Produce Future of Warfare?

Waar Media - 2019-02-18 11:04
WAAR_DUHOK German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and French Defense Minister Florence Parly recently announced probably the most ambitious cooperative defense project in Europe. The two nations are to develop a 6th-generation combat aircraft. In f ...

Turkey promises to buy S-400, despite potential U.S. defense system deal - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-02-18 10:39

Zarif argues Iran has right to self-defense like any other country

Gulan Media - 2019-02-18 00:55

German Defense Minister: We will continue our training for the staff of the Peshmerga Hospital

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-17 20:36
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Ursula von der Leyen, German Minister of Defense, gave a number of interviews to a Kurdish and foreign TV channels – depicting the bravery and role of Peshmerga in the fight against ISIS as well as Germany’s dedicating ...

Zarif argues Iran has right to self-defense like any other country

Rûdaw - 2019-02-17 16:47
"And if we have the right to defend ourselves do we do it swords? Do we do it with guns? Or do we need sophisticated means of defense? ...

Masrour Barzani Meets with Germany Defense Minister

BAS News - 2019-02-16 20:08
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, met on Saturday with Germany Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on rhe sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. The Pair discussed the bilateral ties between the side ...

Masrour Barzani Meets with Turkish Defense Minister

BAS News - 2019-02-16 14:24
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, met on Saturday with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar in Germany. The meeting was held on the margin of the 55th round of Munich Security Conference. Updates to follow… ...

The joy of Yazidi women after their liberation from ISIS

ANF - 2019-02-16 13:41
As soon as they reach the areas of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the People’s/Women’s Defense Units (YPG/YPJ), the Yazidis breathe freedom as if they have returned to life again; forming a circle of joy and pleasure filled with feelings. ...

Masrour Barzani Meets with UK Secretary of State for Defense

BAS News - 2019-02-16 12:00
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani and UK Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, met on Saturday in Germany. The meeting was held on the sideline of 2019’s Munich Security Conference. DETAILS TO FOLLOW… ...

Masrour Barzani to Meet with World Leaders on 2nd Day of MSC

BAS News - 2019-02-16 09:58
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani is set to meet with several ministers and other world diplomats on the sideline of the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. The Kurdish security chief will meet with defense mini ...

Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | $3.6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-02-16 02:10

Peshmerga Ministry, Iraqi Ministry of Defense meet to discuss situation in disputed areas

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-16 01:52

Trump declares national emergency; State of Defense 2019; CENTCOM, UK spy chief: ISIS not done yet; Deadly terror attack in India; And a bit more. - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-02-15 20:37

NATO defense chiefs meet on Russia's 'violation of the INF treaty' [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-02-14 08:05

German defense minister praises Peshmerga, highlights German-built hospital in Kurdistan

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-14 06:37

Top US defense official makes surprise visit to Iraq

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-14 01:21

Self-Defense Forces set its 5th round of Al-Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-02-13 23:26
Al-Tabqa_ the academy of the martyr (Bashar Al-Juryba) set its 5th training round, entitled the martyr (Abdullah Al-Qurtaj). The round contained 130 fighters from al-Tabqa city and its countryside, where it continued for 45 days, fighters will receive mil ...

Coalition, partners must address root causes of ISIS terror: Canada’s defense minister

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-13 18:46

Norwalk Reflector: Islamic State claims Syria bombing that killed 2 US troops, 2 workers for Defense Department

Norwalkreflector - 2019-02-12 17:11

KRG PM, Italian Defense Minister highlight bilateral efforts in fight against IS

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-12 13:46

Acting Pentagon Chief Visits Baghdad to support Iraq, Discuss Syria Withdrawal

Waar Media - 2019-02-12 12:18
WAAR_DUHOK (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for an unannounced visit during which he said he would stress the importance of Iraqi sovereignty and broach the issue of the future of U.S. troops there. ...

Pentagon’s acting chief holds surprise visit to Baghdad

ANF - 2019-02-12 12:16
US Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan held a surprise visit to Iraqi capital Baghdad. ...

Acting US Defense Secretary Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-02-12 09:47
ERBIL — Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday morning for an unannounced trip. Shanahan, according to State Department, will talk about Iraq’s sovereignty and the future of US forces in the country, Reuters reported. ...

US defense boss visits Iraq

Rûdaw - 2019-02-12 09:45

US Acting Pentagon Chief Meets Afghan President

Waar Media - 2019-02-12 09:27
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday in the Afghan capital Kabul, said a Pentagon spokesperson. In a statement, Cmdr. Sean Robertson said Shanahan met Ghani at the presidential pala ...

Russian, Turkish defense ministers meet on Syria | The Seattle Times

Seattletimes - 2019-02-11 20:17

Turkish, Russian officials to discuss Syria in Ankara

Waar Media - 2019-02-11 14:37
WAAR_DUHOK Russian defense minister will arrive in Turkey on Monday to discuss Syria with his Turkish counterpart, according to Turkish National Defense Ministry sources. Russia’s Sergey Shoygu will pay a visit to the capital Ankara upon the invitation o ...

Russian, Turkish Defense Ministers to Discuss Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-11 13:59
ERBIL — Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu is scheduled to meet with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar in Ankara today (11 February) to discuss the current situation in Syria. Idlib will be on the top of the agenda, according to a source cited by t ...

U.S. Defense Chief Shanahan Arrives In Afghanistan On Unannounced Visit

Radiofarda - 2019-02-11 13:49

French group wins $35.5B defense deal from Australia

Waar Media - 2019-02-11 12:07
WAAR_DUHOK Australia and France on Monday signed a strategic partnership agreement for joint construction of Australian navy’s new fleet of submarines, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. The production of the 12 Attack-class submarines by French shi ...

A joint committee of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Peshmerga visits the disputed…

Kurdiu - 2019-02-10 20:28

Trump criticizes outgoing Defense Secretary Mattis, attitude to allies - International news - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-02-10 11:34

Armenia Sends Special Teams to Help Syria's Aleppo Clear War Remnants

BAS News - 2019-02-09 17:20
ERBIL - Armenia has sent special experts to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo to help the area clear the war remnants and provide medical assistance, the Armenian Defense Ministry said Saturday. Artsrun Hovhannisyan, a spokesperson for the ministry said ...

French Defense Minister on Anti-IS Battle: “Work Not Over”

BAS News - 2019-02-09 10:37
ERBIL — French Defense Minister Florence Parly visited Baghdad on Friday where she warned that the war against the Islamic State (IS) is not over yet. Parly met with Iraqi leaders while in Baghdad to discuss the next phase of the efforts to combat IS, me ...

Joint Committee between Ministry of Peshmerga and Iraqi Defense Ministry meet in Erbil

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-09 02:29
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On February 4th, 2019, Karim Sinjari (Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga) received Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Rashed Barallah (Deputy Chief of Staff, Iraqi Army Operations) and his accompanying de ...

Bell To Receive $240 million as Part of Planned Delivery of 12 AH-1Zs to Bahrain - Defense Daily

Defensedaily - 2019-02-08 19:20

US Defense Department warns Turkey not to attack Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-02-07 23:05

Washington May Remove Turkey from F-35 Program If It Purchases Russia's S-400

BAS News - 2019-02-07 18:56
ERBIL - If Turkey purchases Russian-built S-400 air defense missile system, Washington may remove Ankara from the F-35 program, a US senior official was quoted as saying. Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet cited the US official who wished to remain anonymous a ...

Chaos Looms Over Pentagon: Defense Stocks Still Lucrative?

Yahoo - 2019-02-07 11:31

A defense secretary leaves and a Republican argument on the Mideast blows open | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-02-06 17:24

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