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Iraq plans to buy Russia’s S-400 missile defense system

Waar Media - 2018-02-21 21:33
WAAR-DUHOK: The Saudi newspaper Al-Watan reports that Baghdad is planning to buy the Russian S-400 ground-to-air missile system from Moscow. A member of the Iraqi Parliament’s Committee on Security and Defense said that Hashd al-Shaabi forces, deployed i ...

Iraq’s Chinese-Made Killer Drones Are Actually Pretty Good

WarIsBoring - 2018-02-21 12:20
On Feb. 12th, 2018, the Iraqi ministry of defense released a video depicting its Chinese-made CH-4B armed unmanned aerial vehicles. The brief report underscores the type’s success in Iraqi service. The video claims that the CH-4B drones have executed most ...

Germany to U.S.: we’ll spend more on defense, you stay involved

Waar Media - 2018-02-16 20:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Germany’s defense minister pledged to spend more on its military and the United Nations, but she called in return for other countries not to turn away from mulitlateralism. Ursula von der Leyen’s remarks came days after U.S. Secretary of Defe ...

Pentagon : There is no evidence of Using weapons to fight IS in Afrin

ANHA - 2018-02-16 11:02
NEWSDESK – The US Department of Defense lied during a statement to the Turkish allegations using the People’s Protection Units (YPG) US weapons in Afrin. In response to a reporter’s questions about the Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) fighters who were head ...

Turkish Defence Minister Says US Can Put YPG Against PKK

BAS News - 2018-02-15 23:23
ERBIL — Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Thursday his United States counterpart, Jim Mattis, on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Brussels had said the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) should be removed from the Syrian Dem ...

YPJ Fighter wounded : Our wounds are honor to us

ANHA - 2018-02-15 10:29
A fighter from the Women's Protection Units was injured in the resistance battles of the era that will remain immortal in the minds of the people of Afrin, says that their wounds are medals of honor, because they came as a result of their defense of the h ...

Syria Would Shoot Down any Jet that Threatens its Airspace: FM

BAS News - 2018-02-14 23:02
ERBIL — Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said on Wednesday that the country’s air defense system is fully prepared to give a firm response to any possible act of aggression, stressing that the decision to confront any aggressive move is long- ...

The ISR which was signed by Ardogan, was shot down in Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-02-13 01:56
On February,12,2018, the air defense of our forces managed to shoot down an unmanned Biraqdar recconnaisance aircraft in Qodeh village of Afrin. This ISR is considered to be one of the finest Turkish military industries,according to the Turks, and it is c ...

WAR IS COMING: Israel Moves More Air Defense Systems North

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-13 00:07
The first direct battle between Iran and Israel opened up the need for Jerusalem to move more missile defense systems north in preparation for what appears to be a fast approaching confrontation with Hezbollah, Iran, and Syria. Roji Kurd: With no confirma ...

German Defense Minister Visits Peshmerga Hospital in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-02-11 12:53
ERBIL - After meeting with the military advisers of her country in the Kurdistan Region, German Defense Minister Ursula Von Der Leyen on Sunday morning visited the Peshmerga hospital.The German Minister visited a private hospital built for the Peshmerga ...

Turkish T129 ATAK helicopter shot down near Efrin-Turkey border

The Defense Post - 2018-02-10 23:14
Kurd-led forces shot down one of a pair of Turkish T129 ATAK helicopters operating in the Rajo district of Efrin in Syria. The post Turkish T129 ATAK helicopter shot down near Efrin-Turkey border appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

We Defend our Airspace Against Israel’s Agression: Syrian Official

BAS News - 2018-02-10 15:23
ERBIL — The Syrian regime revealed that they would react to any attacks carried out by the Israeli jets. "Our air defense would immediately react to any offensives by the Israelian warplanes on our country," SANA cited a Syrian official on Saturday. Isra ...

DOD Identifies Army Casualties

CENTCOM - 2018-02-09 23:50
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. They died Aug. 13 of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations in Iraq. Both soldiers were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 319th Airbo ...

Syria Deploys New Air Defense In North: Syrian Commander

BAS News - 2018-02-06 12:05
Erbil - The Syrian army has stationed new anti-warplane missiles and air defense systems in Idlib region."The Syrian army has deployed new anti-jet missiles and air defense systems in the areas of Aleppo and Idlib of the state," stated a Syrian military ...

Russian Jet Downed in Syria: Ministry Confirms

BAS News - 2018-02-03 22:48
ERBIL — Russian government has confirmed one of its warplanes was downed on Saturday by militants in Syrian. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the pilot of its Su-25 jet was killed “in a fight with the terrorists”. An al-Qaeda-linked group is s ...

Second in a Week: Fire Rages IDP Camp in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-02-03 20:12
DUHOK — A fire broke out in an IDP camp of Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province on Saturday, causing huge damage to people’s properties. A spokesperson for Kurdistan Civil Defense Corps confirmed the report to BasNews and said that the fire had erupted in a ...

Guerilla carried out operation against Turkish occupation

ANHA - 2018-02-03 14:00
The media center of the People's Defense Forces (Guerilla), that" Guerilla carried out an operation against the Turkish occupation army in Shamzyan, killing 2 members of the Turkish occupation army and wounded 2 others. ...

The bankruptcy of American and Coalition diplomacy in Syria and Iraq

The Defense Post - 2018-01-31 22:48
US decisions to arm the Kurds in Syria and Iraq at the expense of relations with Turkey and Iraq is another sign of waning influence The post The bankruptcy of American and Coalition diplomacy in Syria and Iraq appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

US may sanction Turkey following purchase of Russian S-400 systems

Waar Media - 2018-01-30 11:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s upcoming purchase of S-400 air defense missiles systems from Russia could trigger US secondary sanctions against Ankara, a new report on Washington’s relations with Ankara from the Turkish Heritage Organization said. In December, Rus ...

US warned ahead of Syria strikes. report says

CNN - 2018-01-28 07:03
Turkey warned the United States before carrying out airstrikes against U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Sunday, according to a report by Reuters. ...

Bahjt Abedo :Our forces restrained mercenaries, resistance continues

ANHA - 2018-01-26 12:22
The head of Protection and Defense Body in Afrin canton, Bahjt Abedo that, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) restrained the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries ,and it frustrated the claims of the Turkish media which said that the Turkish airplanes a ...

After Efrin, Turkey will target all of northern Syria, envoy says

The Defense Post - 2018-01-24 00:49
Turkey's Operation Olive Branch could bring about a war that will engulf all of Syria, the Rojava cantons representative said The post After Efrin, Turkey will target all of northern Syria, envoy says appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Mattis says Turkey gave US notice about airstrikes in Syria

Washington Times - 2018-01-23 17:53
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey gave the U.S. military advance notice of its airstrikes against Kurdish targets in northern Syria. Mattis defended Turkey, calling it a trusted NATO ally with "legitimate security co ...

France, US urge Turkey to show restraint in north Syria

Washington Times - 2018-01-23 17:53
BEIRUT (AP) - France's top diplomat and the U.S. defense secretary Tuesday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its battle against a Syrian Kurdish militia as the Turkish military pressed its operations in north Syria for the fourth straight day. Foreig ...

Pentagon Chief slams Ankara’s attack on Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-01-23 15:46
WAAR-DUHOK: US Defense Secretary James Mattis urged Turkey to show restraint in its military offensive in Afrin. “The violence in Afrin disrupts what was a relatively stable area in Syria and distracts from the international effort to defeat Daesh,” Matt ...

Mattis says Turk offensive in Syria is disruptive

FOX News - 2018-01-23 13:33
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey's ground and air offensive against a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria is distracting from international efforts to ensure the defeat of the Islamic State group. ...

Turkish ground offensive in Syria to begin on Sunday, PM Yildirim says

The Defense Post - 2018-01-23 12:41
Turkey's prime minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday that a Turkish ground offensive in Efrin, Syria was likely to begin on Sunday The post Turkish ground offensive in Syria to begin on Sunday, PM Yildirim says appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Qatar backs Turkey’s military action against Kurds in northern Syria

The Defense Post - 2018-01-23 12:41
Qatar has backed Operation Olive Branch, Turkey's offensive against Kurdish-held Efrin in Syria, defending one of its closest allies The post Qatar backs Turkey’s military action against Kurds in northern Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Iraq sentences German woman to death for belonging to ISIS

The Defense Post - 2018-01-23 12:30
An Iraqi court said it had condemned to death by hanging a German woman of Moroccan origin after finding her guilty of belonging to ISIS The post Iraq sentences German woman to death for belonging to ISIS appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Tokyo simulates first military attack since WWII amid North Korea threat

The Defense Post - 2018-01-23 12:30
Hundreds of Tokyo residents scrambled for cover in the Japanese capital's first evacuation drill for a military attack since World War II The post Tokyo simulates first military attack since WWII amid North Korea threat appeared first on The Defense Post ...

Russia set to sell six Su-30 fighter jets to Myanmar

The Defense Post - 2018-01-23 12:30
Russia will sell six Su-30 fighter jets to Myanmar, Deputy Defence Minister Lieutenant General Alexander Fomin announced The post Russia set to sell six Su-30 fighter jets to Myanmar appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Turkey and Russia are in agreement on Efrin operation – Erdogan

The Defense Post - 2018-01-23 12:20
Russia is in agreement with Turkey over the operation in Syria's Efrin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said The post Turkey and Russia are in agreement on Efrin operation – Erdogan appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Houthi rebel fire kills 9, including journalist, in Yemen’s Taiz

The Defense Post - 2018-01-23 12:20
Houthi rebel rocket fire killed nine people, including a journalist and a child, in Yemen's southwest province of Taiz, an official said The post Houthi rebel fire kills 9, including journalist, in Yemen’s Taiz appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Russia invites Syrian Kurds to Sochi peace congress

The Defense Post - 2018-01-23 12:14
Russia has invited Kurds to take part in an upcoming Syrian peace congress in Sochi despite a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militia in northern Syria The post Russia invites Syrian Kurds to Sochi peace congress appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Mattis says Turkey gave U.S. heads-up on Syria operation against Kurds

E-Kurd - 2018-01-21 23:23
WASHINGTON,— Turkey gave Washington advance warning before launching an operation against US-allied Syrian Kurdish forces, and Ankara has “legitimate” security concerns in the area, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday. “Turkey was candid. They warne ...

Defense Minister: Turkey “De Facto” starts operation in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-01-19 13:12
WAAR-DUHOK: US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert has previously urged Turkey not to engage in any invasion of Syria’s Afrin. An operation in Syria’s Afrin has started “de facto” with cross-border shelling, however, no troops have been deployed ...

Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

Washington Times - 2018-01-18 17:40
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria said on Thursday its air defense would shoot down any Turkish jets that carry out attacks within Syria, a stark warning as tensions soar over apparent preparations by the Turkish military to invade a northern Syrian Kurdish enclave. F ...

Mattis, Canadian Minister Discuss Defense Issues in Vancouver

US-Defense Gov - 2018-01-18 02:19
North Korea, the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, support to Ukraine and other security issues were among the topics Defense Secretary James N. Mattis discussed with the Canadian defense minister. ...

The Shitheel and Those Shithole Countries

E-Kurd - 2018-01-15 09:05
Deyan Ranko Brashich | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Once again, I rise in partial defense of Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States. He is being excoriated for calling an end to the protection of immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African coun ...

Israel’s Netanyahu in India to seal trade and defense deals

Waar Media - 2018-01-14 23:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Israel and India are trying to build on growing ties as they expand cooperation in multiple fields. But for India, overtly expanding relations involves a balancing act. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicks off a six-day visit to In ...

Germany’s defense minister visits troops in Jordan

Waar Media - 2018-01-14 17:43
WAAR-DUHOK: German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was in Jordan on Saturday with a group of German parliamentarians to visit Bundeswehr soldiers who are part of the US-led coalition against the “Islamic State” terror group. Von der Leyen had to ni ...

Baghdad blockes Belgian Defense Minister to visit Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-01-13 04:49
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi government blocked a visit by Belgium’s defence minister to his country’s troops in the Kurdistan Region last year, the KRG’s representative in Europe has revealed. “The Belgian Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput was set to visit B ...

Russia: drones that targeted Hamimim took off from Adlib

ANHA - 2018-01-10 11:05
NEWS DESK- Russian Defense Ministry announced that the drones that carried out the attack on the base of Hamimim, took off from the southwest of the De-Escalation Zones “Adlib” is dominated by mercenary gangs belonging to Turkey, and indicated that they s ...

Graduation of 1st military regiment in rural western al-Tabqa

ANHA - 2018-01-08 17:20
Aiming to strengthen the defense system in al-Tabqa and its countryside, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched the first military regiment of the Special Forces in the western al–Tabqa under the name of the martyr Khalid Aliwi. ...

Confessions of Turkish intelligence officers

ANHA - 2018-01-06 13:02
Turkish intelligence officers "MIT" arrested by Popular Defense Forces have given important confessions which contributed in dismantling many networks. ...

HPG: 2,616 Turkish soldiers killed in 2017

ANHA - 2018-01-03 13:02
The Media Center of the People Defense Forces (HPG) reported that their forces carried out 772 operations during the last year, and that these operations resulted in the deaths of 2,616 Turkish soldiers, noting that 594 fighters in the ranks of Guerilla w ...

Russian helicopter crashes in Syria

ANHA - 2018-01-03 13:02
NEWS DESK- A Russian Mi-24 helicopter crashed in Syria, while 2 pilots were killed, and the engineer of the helicopter was injured. The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that a helicopter crashed in Syria on December 31, 2017 due to a techni ...

Manbij Legislative Council enacted important laws in 2017

ANHA - 2018-01-01 12:16
The Democratic Civil Administration in Manbij and its countryside have approved several laws and decrees during 2017, most notably the Self-Defense Duty Law and the decree of the Democratic Civil Administration of Manbij and its countryside to the Syrian ...

Israeli Air Force hits Hamas positions in response to friday rocket fire

Waar Media - 2017-12-31 16:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The Israeli Air Force once again hit the positions of the Palestinian Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip responding to the Friday rocket fire, the Israeli Defense Forces said. “Today, in response to the rockets launched yesterday at Sha’ar HaNe ...
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