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Report: ISIS Launching Suicide Attacks on Allied Forces Fighting to Retake Mosul

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.

Trump Troop Pullout Decision Follows Syrian Kurds’ Selling Oil to Iran

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."

Israel and the Kurds, a Clandestine Love Affair of Regional Outcasts

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.

1000 Kurds Run for Life from ISIS

Approximately 1000 Kurds, mostly women and children, are running for their lives to the Turkish border to escape ISIS (Daash).

Shaked ‘Hopes Kurds Win Battle Against Turks’

“They are allies and I hope that they will win in their battle against the Turks."

Kurds Vote ‘Yes’ on Independence from Iraq, Turkey Threatens Israel

“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."
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Turkey Launches Military Offensive Against Kurds in Syria

The Kurdish civilian administration in northeastern Syria issued a “general mobilization” call on Wednesday, in preparation for a full-blown Turkish invasion.

Another US-Russian Ceasefire Deal for Syria, Again

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.

VP Pence Talks Independence with Kurdish President Barzani

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 Executes Hundreds in Mosul as Iraqi Forces Close In

ISIS terrorists echoed the Nazis when faced with defeat in Mosul, murdering their human shields and bulldozing the bodies into a mass grave.

It Takes a Woman to Help the US Fight ISIS (Video)

One woman fighter is enough to scare away 72 virgins.

US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley to Visit Israel

This past week Haley visited Jordan and Turkey, where she focused on the needs of displaced Syrian refugees.

Update: Hundreds Dead, Thousands Injured, People Sleeping in the Streets After Iran-Iraq Earthquake

Israel's last major earthquake struck in 1927, killing 130 in Jerusalem, but there are many minor quakes each year.

Senators Across the Aisle Draft Anti-Turkey Sanctions

Graham believes there would be more than enough votes to override a presidential veto: "Who the hell supports Erdogan over the Kurds?"

Abandoned by US, Kurds Surrender to Brutal Mid-East Math, Give Up Secession

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.

UN Security Council Meets in Fiery Session on Syria

New Zealand PM John Key chaired the UN Security Council session in his final month of a 2-year rotation as president.

Turkish Warplanes Destroy Kurdish Targets in Syria

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.

Iraqi Kurds Ignore Threats to Vote in Historic Referendum on Independence

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 Forces Infiltrate Syria to Rescue Troops, Artifacts from Ottoman Tomb

Turkish military forces launched a cross-border raid into northern Syria overnight Saturday to evacuate personnel and rescue artifacts from an historic Ottoman tomb.

Watch: Iran, Turkey Target Iraqi Kurds Before Independence Referendum

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel "clearly differentiates between the PKK and the legitimate efforts of the Kurdish people."

Russia Deploys Troops to Syria-Turkey Border with Goal of Removing Kurdish Fighters

“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.”

ISIS Executes 19 Women and Girls for Refusing ‘Sexual Jihad’

Da’esh (ISIS) murdered 19 women and girls for refusing to participate in “sexual jihad” with terrorists in Mosul.

Obama Authorizes Targeted Air Strikes Against ISIL

US President Barack Obama has authorized targeted air strikes against ISIL terrorists in Iraq.

Farsi Satellite TV Station CEO Assassinated in Istanbul

The Dubai partner of GEM TV head Saeed Karimian was also killed in the same attack.

Turkey Blames PKK, Syrian YPG for Ankara Terror Attack, Vows Retaliation

Turkey has already begun retaliation for the bombing in Ankara, attacking the PKK in Iraq.

Turkey Started Bombing Syrian Kurds, Turkish Troops Deployed Across Border

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."

France Says Call Terror Group ‘Da’esh’ – Not ‘Islamic State’

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius urges people to stop referring to terrorists calling themselves ‘Islamic State’ by their self-chosen name.

Turkey Shells Kurds in Syrian Border Village After Recapture

Turkey is attacking Kurdish groups in Syria who are not considered terrorists by the US or EU.

Lindsey Graham Blocks Armenian Genocide Resolution on Behalf of Erdogan

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 Accuses Kurdish PKK Terror Group of Teaming With ISIS

Turkey paradoxically accuses the outlawed Kurdish PKK terror group of collaborating with ISIS.

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