With US air power, Iraqi forces are still keeping their distance from Mosul itself and are expected to lay siege before directly engaging the jihadists.
I didn’t like the fact that they’re selling the small oil they have, to Iran. And we asked them not to sell it to Iran.... I'm not happy about that at all."
It is rumored that, in addition to purchasing oil, Israel is funding the Kurds in their efforts to strengthen the Kurdistan Regional Government in its fight against the Caliphate and the Iraqi Shiite government.
Approximately 1000 Kurds, mostly women and children, are running for their lives to the Turkish border to escape ISIS (Daash).
“They are allies and I hope that they will win in their battle against the Turks."
“If Israel does not reconsider its support for Kurdish independence, Turkey will not be able to take many steps we would have with Israel, too."
The Kurdish civilian administration in northeastern Syria issued a “general mobilization” call on Wednesday, in preparation for a full-blown Turkish invasion.
Russia and the United States have agreed to work together to impose a cease-fire in Syria, again. Almost no one believes it will last: even their own allies.
The Kissinger betrayal of the Kurds came against the background of the 1974 Second Iraqi–Kurdish War, between the Kurds and the Arab government of Iraq.
ISIS terrorists echoed the Nazis when faced with defeat in Mosul, murdering their human shields and bulldozing the bodies into a mass grave.
One woman fighter is enough to scare away 72 virgins.
This past week Haley visited Jordan and Turkey, where she focused on the needs of displaced Syrian refugees.
Israel's last major earthquake struck in 1927, killing 130 in Jerusalem, but there are many minor quakes each year.
Graham believes there would be more than enough votes to override a presidential veto: "Who the hell supports Erdogan over the Kurds?"
The Trump Administration's urgent warnings against Kurdish independence convinced the Iranian-backed militias and the Iraqi government they had a green light from Washington to invade Kurdistan without fear of American intervention.
New Zealand PM John Key chaired the UN Security Council session in his final month of a 2-year rotation as president.
Last week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared that Turkish forces would enter Syria, with Russia's consent, to "vanquish" the Kurdish militia that control Afrin, along the Turkish border.
The hunger for a state of their own dates as far back as the time when the Ottoman Empire was broken up after World War I and European nations divided the territory.
Turkish military forces launched a cross-border raid into northern Syria overnight Saturday to evacuate personnel and rescue artifacts from an historic Ottoman tomb.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel "clearly differentiates between the PKK and the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people."
“What [Russian President Vladimir] Putin wants is a resolution to the Syria crisis on his terms,” said Anna Borshchevskaya of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “And he is closer to that resolution.”
Da’esh (ISIS) murdered 19 women and girls for refusing to participate in “sexual jihad” with terrorists in Mosul.
US President Barack Obama has authorized targeted air strikes against ISIL terrorists in Iraq.
The Dubai partner of GEM TV head Saeed Karimian was also killed in the same attack.
Turkey has already begun retaliation for the bombing in Ankara, attacking the PKK in Iraq.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday denounced Trump's decision to pull US troops out of northeastern Syria, calling it a "stain on America's honor."
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius urges people to stop referring to terrorists calling themselves ‘Islamic State’ by their self-chosen name.
Turkey is attacking Kurdish groups in Syria who are not considered terrorists by the US or EU.
Graham, who didn't look happy as Trump's errands boy, said, "I do hope that Turkey and Armenia can come together and deal with this problem."
Turkey paradoxically accuses the outlawed Kurdish PKK terror group of collaborating with ISIS.