Category: Kurdish

Kurdish fighters halt ISIL advance; Protests in the UK

Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by Islamic State (Isis) fighters to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, a spokesman for the main armed Kurdish group said. “Fierce clashes are still under way but the Isis advance to the east of Kobani has been halted since last night,” […]

Syria opposition: U.S. aid will be directed against Assad

The leader of what is referred to as the moderate Syrian opposition has a message for the world: give us the proper support and we can end the two-pronged war in Syria against dictator Bashar al-Assad as well as ISIS in “three years max.” Syrian Opposition Coalition president Hadi al-Bahra will address the United Nations […]

Obama gives the green light for limited airstrikes on ISIS

President Obama on Thursday announced he had authorized limited airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, scrambling to avert the fall of the Kurdish capital, Erbil, and returning the United States to a significant battlefield role in Iraq for the first time since the last American soldier left the country at the end of 2011. Speaking […]

Syria war brings al-Qaeda threat to Iraqi Kurdistan

The Kurdistan’s Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has asked the Kurdish government to form a committee to investigate Kurdish jihadists going to Syria for jihad. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is facing the same problem as other European countries: The jihad in Syria has not only brought al-Qaeda to Europe’s doorstep, but also to the […]

Kurdish fighters seize Syrian border post from Islamists

Kurdish militants seized a Syrian border post on the frontier with Iraq early on Saturday, fighters and monitors said, after three days of clashes with an al Qaeda-linked group which had held the crossing since March. The armed Kurdish group YPG told Reuters fighting carried on through the day and a senior security official on […]

Islamists pressure youth to perform jihad against Kurds

The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS), an Al-Qaeda-affiliated militant group, has ordered all families in the Syrian city of Tell Abayad in the Raqqa governorate to either send a son to carry out jihad or pay a fine, Asharq Al-Awsat has learned. Sources speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat said that ISIS intended any volunteers […]

Iraq: Car bombings hit Ramadan celebrations

A wave of car bombings targeting those celebrating the end of Ramadan has killed at least 69 people in Iraq. Nine separate explosions hit markets and busy shopping streets in the capital Baghdad. One of the bombings was near an outdoor market in the southeastern suburbs of the capital shortly before sunset, killing seven people […]

US remains ‘uninterested’
as Kurds massacred by Syria’s militant opposition

Reports this week of the radical Islamist opposition in Syria massacring Kurds in the northern Syria is a disturbing development, but not nearly as disturbing as the strategic silence on the issue by the US and European government-media complex. According to reports from the village of Tal Abyad near the Turkish border on Monday, jihadist […]

Militants kill 450 Kurdish civilians in northern Syria

Foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government have killed 450 civilians, including 120 children, in a Kurdish-majority area in northern Syria. According to al-Alam, militants from al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front attacked Tal Abyad district of Raqqa governorate on Monday, killing 330 women and elderly men as well as 120 children. The massacre comes a week after […]

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