The militants backed by Turkish Army pounded the military positions of Kurdish Al-Bab Military Council in the village of al-Bouqaz to East of Al-Bab, Kurdish-language Hawar News reported. Ankara-backed militants pounded Kurdish military positions from the village of Ouleshli..

examing the revolution in rojava

In early 2012, the military wings of PYD, took control of three Kurdish-majority, geographically noncontiguous cantons Afrin, Jazira, and Kobani.. ... Lastly and perhaps most importantly, the authors disconnect Rojava and the struggle for Kurdish from Syrian revolution. ..

the us must not abandon the kurds again

In recent interview with Intercept's Jeremy Scahill, Noam Chomsky urged United States to defend its Kurdish allies Syria... ... Kurdish Arin Sheikhmos argues that US forces are deterrent against SDF's powerful enemies, and he sees ominous parallel between situation and American duplicity...

center for american progress

United States in turn saw the limits of Kurdish loyalty when leaders Irbil ignored Washington's pleas to delay the referendum and then opposed U.S. ... patchwork of competing militias, coexists uneasily in areas that Iraqi security forces and Kurdish peshmerga control. ..

barham saleh elected iraq president

BAGHDAD - Moderate Kurdish Barham Saleh to the post of president of Iraq Tuesday evening in parliamentary vote pitting Kurdish heavyweights against each other for the time following independence referendum.. Saleh routed his main Fuad Hussein with 219 votes to 22, dealing blow to Hussein's..

kurdish independence vote risks civil war: turkey

His remarks came day after Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said the referendum for Kurdish state violates Iraq's constitution and will further destabilize Middle East... ... Hoshyar Zebari, adviser to Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani, told Reuters on Saturday..

threats without and contradictions within

Kurdish nationalist movements. Thousands demonstrate for Kurdish Kirkuk Similarly, Syria in the territories controlled by PYD, Syrian of PKK, many popular demonstrations celebrated the victory of the yes in several cities such as Qamishli, Amouda and Derik .. ... Conclusion The victory..

turkey: crackdown on kurdish opposition

While there had been 182 such applications against MPs from pro- Kurdish parties over the period from 2007 to December 24, 2015, 328 were filed in the period between December 2015 and May 2016, 152 of them in the month after the government submitted the amendment and before the final vote on May..

‘iraqi kurdish referendum could spark war’

The comments came day after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met Barzani Iraq to express Ankara's serious concerns about September 25 vote on Kurdish independence. Cavusoglu also conveyed Turkey's opposition to Kurdish independence vote, ethnic group which has historical and..

erdogan plays all sides in syria

Erdogan ca not distinguish between Kurdistan Workers Party, long enemy of Turkey, from Kurdish Protection Units, group busy defending Kurdish rights in parts of Iraq and Syria. ... He considers Kurdish YPG militia terror group, despite the fact they fought-and-died to eliminate..

betrayal on all sides

BLACK SMOKE hangs over Kurdish of Kobanê Syria, visible from Turkish border, as people organized into Kurdish People's Protection Unit make their stand against forces of Islamic State Iraq and Syria .. ... For example, Kurdish Iraq has been the steadfast ally of U.S government..

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