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Are There Alternatives to a Military Victory in Idlib?

International Crisis Group - 2019-09-23 18:27
Last weekend, the presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia met in Ankara to discuss, among other things, the latest developments in Syria amid Turkish concerns over the consequences of a Syrian government offensive in the last rebel enclave, Idlib. ...

Myanmar: A Violent Push to Shake Up Ceasefire Negotiations

International Crisis Group - 2019-09-23 18:27
A trio of ethnic armed groups have escalated their fight with the military in Myanmar’s Shan State. This alliance has long been outside the country’s peace process. With China’s help, the government should pursue bilateral ceasefires – and longer-term ra ...

A List Of Most Of The Times Turkey Has Threatened To Launch Military Operation In Northeast Syria - Tsarizm

Tsarizm - 2019-09-23 18:23

Tabqa..Military Joining Center

SDF Press - 2019-09-23 16:14
Tabqa – At the beginning of this month a joining center belonging to the Military Council of Tabqa was opened to organize the mechanism of enrolling young people who want to join the ranks of the military forces throughout Tabqa in order to strengthen the ...

Ministry of Peshmerga meets with the Coalition Forces

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-09-22 23:27
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Minister of Peshmerga: “Reorganization and unification efforts is a long-term and strategic process.” The Minister of Peshmerga praised the effective role of the consultancy and military forces of the Global Coalition ...

Airstrike Hits Another Hashd al-Shaabi Military Base West of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-09-22 12:40
ERBIL — An unidentified aircraft on Sunday attacked another military base belonging to Iran-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, near the Syrian border, officials confirmed. Today’s airstrike targeted al-Murassanat mili ...

Girê Spî Military Council complied with new border security deal

ANF - 2019-09-22 11:33
The Girê Spî Military Council has fulfilled the requirements of the agreement reached for ensuring the security of the North and East Syria border. ...

A list of most of the times Turkey has threatened to launch a military operation in northeast Syria

Seth Frantzman - 2019-09-22 07:54
2017 February 28, 2017 Reuters: Manbij is Turkey‘s next step in Syria operation, Erdogan says 2018 January-March 2018 Operation Olive Branch in Afrin takes place January 27, 2018 Reuters: Turkey‘s […] ...

Deployment of Tal Abyad Military Council and Conducting a Joint patrol

SDF Press - 2019-09-21 19:25
Media Center – Tal Abyad Military Council forces completed the deployment of their forces at the points where the third group of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) had withdrawn from on Saturday along the border between Tal ...

Turkey vows military escalation if US fails to establish buffer zone on southern border | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-09-21 18:43

What are possible five targets if U.S. military strikes Iran?

E-Kurd - 2019-09-21 15:52
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute Military action against Iran seems increasingly likely as intelligence and forensic evidence collected in the wake of the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations suggests Iranian responsibility. While dipl ...

75 Fighters graduated from Martyr Salam Raqqa Academy

SDF Press - 2019-09-21 02:21
Raqqa – Martyr Salam Raqqa Academy discharged today Friday with military ceremony its fourth training course under the name “the Martyr Abo Akeed” in the academy headquarter in Raqqa . The course included 75 fighters who received cultural and political le ...

US Military ‘Impressed’ by Cooperation with Turkey in Syria; Erdogan Issues Warning - New Delhi Times - India's Only International Newspaper

Newdelhitimes - 2019-09-20 15:43

Germany to Continue Military Training in Iraq, Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-09-20 15:00
ERBIL - The German government has decided to continue its forces' military training mission in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to assist the country with the war against the Islamic State (IS). According to a statement by the German government, the country ...

Explosion reported in Afrin

ANF - 2019-09-20 08:37
A violent explosion took place near the military hospital used by the occupying Turkish army and its mercenary allies on Thursday night. ...

US Military 'Impressed' by Cooperation with Turkey in Syria; Erdogan Issues Warning | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-09-20 02:38

Turkish military may have pressured opposition in 2016 parliamentary immunity vote - HDP leaders | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-09-19 22:05

Kurdish fighters storm Turkish military post: 3 soldiers killed

Almasdarnews - 2019-09-19 14:13

Germany decided to extends its military mission in Iraq

Kurdiu - 2019-09-18 23:05

Guerrillas hit the Turkish army in Heftanin, Xakurke and Çukurca

ANF - 2019-09-18 17:19
Guerrillas hit Turkish military forces in Heftanin and Xakurkê regions in southern Kurdistan and Çukurca district of Hakkari in northern Kurdistan. ...

Venezuela’s Military Enigma

International Crisis Group - 2019-09-17 06:49
The struggle over Venezuela’s political future will likely turn on the armed forces’ disposition: the top brass could ease or thwart a move away from President Nicolás Maduro. Sponsors of transition talks should include military representatives in the di ...

MOPE Sec-General: “There is a strong commitment in the MOPE towards reform and reorganization of the Peshmerga.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-09-16 06:34
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga MOPE Sec-General discussed the Ministry’s reform process, Erbil-Baghdad relations as well as reorganization & unification efforts with a U.S. military team from the Office of Joint Security Cooperation in Kurdistan Reg ...

Turkish soldiers and mercenaries cut 300 olive trees in Afrin

ANF - 2019-09-15 09:48
The invading Turkish soldiers and their mercenary allies have cut at least 300 olive trees in the village of Berad, in the province of Şêrawa (Afrin). A military base will be built in the region. ...

Turkey fires Kurdish mayors ahead of military push into Syria

Businesslive - 2019-09-15 00:39

Turkey detains over 200 military staff with alleged links to Gulen

Gulan Media - 2019-09-14 17:47

U.S. won’t send more troops to northern Syria for joint Turkish patrols

E-Kurd - 2019-09-14 06:44
BAGHDAD,— The U.S. military will not increase troop levels in Syria to carry out joint patrols with Turkish forces, a top general said on Friday, adding that his goal was to eventually reduce the number of U.S. forces in the country. U.S. troop levels in ...

ERDOGAN SAYS TRUMP 'MUST UNDERSTAND' TURKEY'S CONCERNS OVER KURDISH MILITARY THREAT ON BORDER; READY TO ACT ALONE SETTING UP 'SAFE ZONE' IN SYRIA

Yahoo - 2019-09-13 21:16

The New Humanitarian | Nigeria’s child detainees, Myanmar’s ‘out of control’ military, and a ‘safe zone’ in Syria: The Cheat Sheet

Thenewhumanitarian - 2019-09-13 18:10

HPG: 15 Turkish military elements killed in Mardin

ANF - 2019-09-13 16:03
HPG/YJA Star guerrillas inflicted heavy blows against the Turkish army in Mardin where 8 PÖH, 5 soldiers and 2 contras were killed. ...

Two people remanded in custody in Piran

ANF - 2019-09-13 11:15
Two people were arrested during a military operation in Piran. ...

Former top U.S. military official in Mideast on the outlook for peace in Syria | PBS NewsHour

PBS - 2019-09-13 08:36

‘September 12’ protest in Istanbul: The coup continues with AKP

ANF - 2019-09-12 15:53
People protested against the September 12 military coup on its 39th anniversary, and pointed out that the coup regime continued with the AKP today. ...

39th anniversary of Turkey's September 12 military coup

ANF - 2019-09-12 14:28
Today marks the 39th anniversary of the most violent of military coups experienced by Turkey in the XX and XXI century. ...

Turkish military sabotages historic church in Syria’s Afrin: report - PanARMENIAN.Net

Panarmenian - 2019-09-11 10:39

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Military denies detaining thousands of children

BBC - 2019-09-11 00:52
Nigeria is detaining thousands of children allegedly linked to militants Boko Haram, a report says. ...

Martyr Ammar Al-Sheikh Academy ends its third training course

SDF Press - 2019-09-10 21:37
Raqqa – Martyr Ammar Al-Sheikh Academy ended today its third training course in a military ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Academy headquarters in the presence of members and administrators of the military and civil councils, elders and dignitaries ...

US-led Coalition Delivers 150 Trucks of Military Shipment to SDF: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-09-09 14:48
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition on Sunday delivered another military shipment to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria as part of its ongoing efforts to counter terror. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said at leas ...

Hezbollah Claims Downing Israeli Drone

BAS News - 2019-09-09 10:59
ERBIL — Iran-backed Hezbollah claimed early on Monday that it had downed an Israeli drone flying over Lebanon’s southern territories. The group confirmed in a statement that the drone is now in Hezbollah’s possession. Israeli military said in a statement ...

Iraq hands over senior military officers to court on corruption charges

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-09 07:20

Turkey Disagrees with US' Steps on Syria 'Safe Zone': Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-09-09 06:12
ERBIL - Only hours after a joint military patrol by the US and its NATO ally Turkey in Syria as part of the establishment of the long-planned 'safe zone' in the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Ankara disagreed with Was ...

Another Four IS Jihadists Killed in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-09-09 06:12
ERBIL - Another four jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Sunday in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin. The militants were killed during a military operation by the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in Makhoul mountains, in northeast of Sa ...

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint U.S. 'safe zone' patrol

Gulan Media - 2019-09-09 03:03

Netizen Report: Two years after fleeing military attacks in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees face mobile blackout in Bangladesh - Global Voices Advox

Globalvoices - 2019-09-08 21:56

Les SDF ja patrullen conjuntament amb els EUA a la "zona segura"

KurdisCat - 2019-09-08 21:33
El Consell Militar Serê Kaniyê Military Council, un dels nous integrants de les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF), ha començat a patrullar, de forma conjunta, amb les forces dels Estats Units. És la tercera vegada que la Coali ...

Police: Family worried after finding military weapons in elderly couple's Montgomery County home [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-09-08 20:41

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint U.S. "safe...

Trust - 2019-09-08 18:11

Sudan tribes signed peace deal

ANF - 2019-09-08 17:08
Arab and Nubian tribes in Sudan’s Red Sea state signed a reconciliation deal on Sunday under pressure from the country’s most prominent military commander after clashes that triggered a state of emergency and left at least 16 dead last month. ...

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint U.S. 'safe zone' patrol

Reuters - 2019-09-08 16:33
Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into war-stricken Syria on Sunday to begin joint patrols with U.S. counterparts to establish a high-stakes "safe zone" along a border region controlled by Kurdish forces. ...

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint U.S. 'safe zone' patrol - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-09-08 16:01

Turkey-US Joint Patrols in North Syria Begin

BAS News - 2019-09-08 15:46
ERBIL — Turkish military vehicles entered northern Syria on Sunday to join a US convoy and conduct the first joint patrol as part of preparations to establish a ‘safe zone’ in the region. Six armored vehicles with Turkish flags joined the US forces 30 ki ...

Turkish military enters Kurdish northern Syria to begin joint U.S. ‘safe zone’ patrol

E-Kurd - 2019-09-08 12:49
AKCAKALE, Turkey,— Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Sunday to begin planned joint U.S.-Turkey patrols to establish a “safe zone” along the border. A Reuters witness said vehicles with Turkish fl ...

Iraq: US Soldier Injured in Mortar Attack

BAS News - 2019-09-08 06:25
ERBIL - At least one US soldier was injured in a mortar attack on a military base sheltering the foreign country's forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday. The attack targeted the military base of the presidential palace where the US troops are bas ...

One dead after protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq: Kurdish officials - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-09-08 02:31

Turkey's Erdogan says will discuss Syria with Trump at U.N.

Reuters - 2019-09-07 19:04
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he expects to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations later this month to discuss military operations in northeast Syria, where Turkey plans to resettle one million Syrian refugees. ...

Elders of Al Anza..We are against any interference that undermines the stability of the region

SDF Press - 2019-09-07 18:39
Raqqa – The Military Council of Raqqa held a meeting with the elders of the Anza clan to discuss the situation and the future of the region, and inform them about the latest political developments. The elders affirmed that they stand by the Syrian Democra ...

50 trainees in the health education course in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-09-07 18:39
Raqqa – 50 trainees from Raqqa’s Youth Council joined the fourth nursing course to promote health situation in the city. The trainees will receive theoretical and practical lessons on the first aid at the martyr Mohammed al-Khalil military hospital in Raq ...

Syrian army foils drone attack on military base in northwest

Gulan Media - 2019-09-07 17:42

Syria update: US Gen. Joe Dunford speaks at Council on Foreign Relations, Sept 2019

Seth Frantzman - 2019-09-07 13:37
General Joseph discusses US military and defense strategy in conflict areas around the world at the Council on Foreign Relations. He discussed challenges in eastern Syria. In comes in the context […] ...

Iran Builds New Military Base in Eastern Syria | theTrumpet.com

Thetrumpet - 2019-09-07 11:41

Netizen Report: Two years after fleeing military attacks in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees face mobile blackout in Bangladesh · Global Voices

Globalvoices - 2019-09-07 10:15

The opening of three training courses in the military academies

SDF Press - 2019-09-05 00:19
Ayn ISSA – The Military training academies which belong to the martyr Adnan Abu Amjad central training office opened on Wednesday three courses for leaders, heavy weapons and search and sweeping in Ayn Issa. The fighters at the Martyr Joan Arab Academy fo ...

History of Albukamal from ISIS to “the hub of Iran’s land bridge”

Seth Frantzman - 2019-09-04 23:02
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN A version of this article appeared at The Jerusalem Post Iran is constructing a new military compound and weapon storehouses, according to a report at Fox News […] ...

Russia and Turkey intensify military cooperation over US objections - World Socialist Web Site

WSWS - 2019-09-04 17:27

/ 160 / fighters join a training course in the countryside of Deira Zour

SDF Press - 2019-09-04 17:04
Deira Zour – The Command of the Military Academies in the Eastern Region of Deira Zour’s Countryside opened its third training course for the Special Forces (commandos) of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The course included 160 fighters who will receive tra ...

The Self-Defense Forces in Raqqa end the second part of the second training course

SDF Press - 2019-09-04 17:04
Raqqa – Martyr Ahmed Al-Ali Academy for Self-Defense forces ended on Wednesday the second part of the second training course. The course carried the name of the martyr Kawa Hasan and the military ceremony took place at the academy’s headquarters. The cour ...

Local Military Council and US go on joint patrols in Serekaniye

ANF - 2019-09-04 16:19
The US Army and Serekaniye Military Council have begun joint patrols along the Turkish border. ...

Minister of Peshmerga: “The consultancy and cooperation with the U.S. Forces is vital for us.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-09-04 00:43
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga KRG Minister of Peshmerga, during a meeting with a team from U.S. Military Cooperation at KTCC, discussed their military partnership, security climate of the region as well as MOPE’s reform process. On September 2, 201 ...

HPG: Three Turkish soldiers killed in Xakurke

ANF - 2019-09-03 17:52
Guerrillas hit Turkish military forces in Lice, northern Kurdistan, and Xakurke, southern Kurdistan. ...

Soldiers cause fire in Kulp

ANF - 2019-09-03 10:51
As a result of shots fired from the military police station a fire erupted in a village in the surrounding of Kulp, province of Amed. Extinguishing the fire was not allowed. ...

Soldiers caused fire in Kulp

ANF - 2019-09-03 07:58
As a result of shots fired from the military police station a fire erupted in a village in the surrounding of Kulp, province of Amed. Extinguishing the fire was not allowed. ...

Gire Spi Military Council: We will defend our peoples and lands

ANF - 2019-09-02 14:02
Gire Spi Military Council Spokesman stated that they as the security forces of the region would continue to protect their lands and peoples. ...

Restructuring Northern and Eastern Syria

ANF - 2019-09-02 11:30
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) organizes the defense system on the basis of military assemblies throughout North and East Syria. ...

Iraq’s Kurdistan denies presence of Israel military base on its soil – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-09-02 11:26

Turkey's President Vows Syria Operation if US Falls Short in Safe Zone | Military.com

Military - 2019-09-02 07:06

Israeli military says current hostilities with Hezbollah apparently over

Yahoo - 2019-09-01 23:58

Kirkuk Infantry Training Center completes a military training program

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-09-01 23:29
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 29, 2019, Kirkuk Infantry Training Center concluded a military training program dedicated for the Peshmerga’s 1st Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Brigade. During the graduation ceremony, in which the 3rd Brigad ...

Iraqi Kurdistan government denies media claims of Israeli base near Erbil: statement

E-Kurd - 2019-09-01 13:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) released a statement on Sunday denying claims that Israel is operating a military base in Erbil, saying that they are “an attempt to mislead.” “Everything in these claims a ...

Iraq threatens ‘military action’ against foreign assault: Defense Minister

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-31 23:08

Turkey uses laser weapon technology to shoot down Chinese UAV Wing Loong II in Libya | weapons defence industry military technology UK | analysis focus army defence military industry army

Armyrecognition - 2019-08-31 18:29

Trump administration ends automatic US citizenship for some military, federal workers' children born overseas [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-08-31 01:52

Rojava: Human shields defy threats of Turkish invasion

Green Left Weekly - 2019-08-30 13:12
Rojava revolution Issue 1235 Northern Syria Turkish military Democratic Federation of Northern Syria August 30, 2019 The people of Rojava in Northern Syria are continuing human shield actions along the Syria-Turkey border, to prevent an invasion of the r ...

Warplanes strike near Turkish military post in northwest Syria - Syria - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-08-29 16:15

MSD Spokesperson: Turkey’s threats continue despite the agreement

ANF - 2019-08-29 12:08
MSD Spokesperson Emced Osman stated that in line with the agreement made with Turkey through the US, local military councils would be stationed at the border, adding that despite this agreement Turkey continued its threats. ...

Syria air raids hit near Turkish military post | World | thenews.com.pk | Karachi

Thenews - 2019-08-29 02:36

Turkey launches new military operation against PKK

Kurdiu - 2019-08-28 22:55

As Turkey Threatens, US-Partnered Forces Pull Back from Northern Syria | Military.com

Military - 2019-08-28 22:32

Warplanes strike near Turkish military post in northwest Syria: monitor, security source

Gulan Media - 2019-08-28 21:55

Airstrikes in Syria's Idlib hit near Turkish military post - ABC News

GO - 2019-08-28 19:07

Warplanes strike near Turkish military post in northwest Syria

Reuters - 2019-08-28 17:52
Air strikes hit rebel positions near a Turkish military post in northwest Syria on Wednesday, where the Russia-backed army has waged a fierce offensive against rebels, according to activists and a senior Turkish security source. ...

Hundreds of Peshmerga completed a military training program in Bnaslawa Training Center

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-28 11:28
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 27, 2019, in the attendance of Rebar Ahmad (KRG Minister of Interior), Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga), Major-General Aziz Waisi (Commander of Zeravani Peshmerga Forces) and commanders of KTCC, ...

Erdogan, Putin discuss future military tech coordination

Rûdaw - 2019-08-28 02:40
Erdogan expressed interest in purchasing more Russian weaponry ...

Are Sanders and Warren throwing a lifeline to the military-industrial complex? - NationofChange

Nationofchange - 2019-08-28 01:54

Armed group threatens US military, civilian sites in Iraq

Rûdaw - 2019-08-27 23:04
“We promise to attack every single US civil and military base within Iraq ...

Through Thick and Thin: Will Danish Military Engagements with the U.S. Endure in the Middle East?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-08-27 21:47
What many initially treated as a joke may cause a rift in U.S.-Denmark relations. President Donald Trump’s peculiar offer to buy Greenland from Denmark has caused an unexpected controversy. Trump showed that the news report was no joke when he cancelled a ...

Turkish military hit by raft of resignations amid Idlib predicament | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-08-27 18:57

Deputy Minister of Peshmerga meets with high military delegation from the United States

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-27 17:05
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 26, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga), in the attendance of Brigadier-General Hazhar Omar (Peshmerga Director of Cooperation & Relations), received a U.S. military delegation consisting of C ...

Are Sanders and Warren Throwing a Lifeline to the Military-Industrial Complex? - CounterPunch.org

Counterpunch - 2019-08-27 13:38

Trump Says the Military Industrial Complex is Pressuring him Into a War With Iran

Therealnews - 2019-08-26 23:27

Yemen Houthis say they attacked military target in Saudi capital

Gulan Media - 2019-08-26 16:22

Five Turkish generals handed in resignations: Cumhuriyet paper

Reuters - 2019-08-26 08:52
Five generals from the Turkish army have handed in resignations in the wake of a military council meeting earlier this month, opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet said on Sunday. ...
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