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Pause in ‘Islamic State’ fight as SDF deploys to Afrin – 1,700 fighters redeploy

WASHINGTON, March 6, (Agencies): US-backed ground operations against Islamic State remnants in eastern Syria have been put on hold because Kurds who had spearheaded combat against the extremists have shifted to a separate fight with Turkish forces, US officials said Monday. The public acknowledgement of what Col Rob Manning, a …

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SDF says may reinforce Afrin – Turks face fierce battles in Syria

AIN ISSA, Syria, Jan 22, (Agencies): The USbacked, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) group said on Monday it was studying whether to send reinforcements to the Afrin region of Syria to help fend off a Turkish attack. Turkey launched a cross-border attack on Saturday on the frontier region of Afrin, …

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Turks open aggression against Kurds in Syria

HASSA, Turkey, Jan 20, (RTRS): Turkish warplanes struck positions of a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria’s Afrin province on Saturday, opening a new front in the Syrian civil war and raising the prospect of deeper strains between Turkey and Washington. The operation sees Ankara confronting Kurdish fighters allied to the …

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KURDS OFFER IRAQ TALKS OVER AIRPORT, BANKS BAN

PM denies attack plan … tensions rise – Peshmerga note force deployment ERBIL, Iraq, Oct 12, (Agencies): Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday denied an attack on the Kurds was imminent, in a bid to defuse tensions that had prompted Kurdish peshmerga fighters to temporarily seal off road links with the …

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IRAQI KURDS SET FOR VOTE ON INDEPENDENCE

Never going back to Baghdad: Barzani Iran halts flights, holds war games … Iraq vows ‘necessary measures’ ERBIL, Iraq, Sept 24, (Agencies): Iraq’s Kurds will go ahead with a referendum on independence on Monday, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani told a news conference. Iraq’s Kurds will seek talks …

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Baghdad says may use force if Kurdish referendum turns violent

Blast kills 8 in Iraq village seized from IS BAGHDAD, Sept 17, (Agencies): Eight members of an Iraqi paramilitary unit died Sunday in a booby-trap explosion in a school near the city of Mosul that was retaken from jihadists, a security official said. In the latest example of the dangers …

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Referendum as planned

IRBIL, Sept 11, (Agencies): The leader of Iraq’s Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani underlined on Monday that a referendum for the region’s independence will “go ahead as planned” on Sept 25. His remarks came during talks with the UN chief’s Special Representative for Iraq and UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) …

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In fight against IS, Kurds expand territory – Map redrawn across Iraq and Syria

ZUMAR, Iraq, Oct 10, (RTRS): From the terrace of the house Abu Suhail occupies, you can see Iraq’s ethnic fault lines widening. Like many houses in this northern Iraqi town, the drab concrete building used to be owned by an Arab family. Abu Suhail, a Kurd who owns a small …

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