Jim W. Dean – It is “game on” time now. The Russian command has just termed the SDF in Deir Ezzor as “militants” who will have all their firing positions suppressed, that are caught firing on Syrian coalition forces.
Jim W. Dean – The Kurds are playing with fire with their resolution ploy. The deck is stacked against them as they cannot export their oil through countries around them that deem them a threat.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will not allow the foundation of a Kurdish state on its southern border, reiterating earlier comments on the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani recently warned about bids to break up Iraq, saying the partitioning of Arab countries serves the interests of Israel.
It is too soon for us to have much concrete information about the two bomb explosions in Istanbul beyond the official narrative. The blame is being placed on Kurds from Northern Syria, this makes me a little suspicious as it conveniently provides the Erdogan regime with n excuse for further military action inside Syria
The SDF progressed 8 kilometres and liberated six villages in the second phase of the military offensive to oust ISIS from Raqqa. Photo: Raqqa liberation campaign/Facebook ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Coalition forces have reportedly carried out airstrikes on strategic bridges and routes in the countryside west and northwest of Raqqa as the second phase to […]
The Battle for Mosul is more of a farce in the desert than an actual pitched battle. Iraqi forces are pushing up from the south while Kurdish and Turkish forces are moving in from the north. The ‘race’ to take Mosul seems to be heavily weighted in favour of the Turks and their Kurdish servants.
Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria have reached a “loose agreement” to stop fighting each other, a US defense official told AFP on Tuesday. “It’s a loose agreement for at least the next couple of days and we are hoping that will solidify.”
On August 24, Turkey, in close cooperation with the United States, destroyed the hopes of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) to link up Kurdish cantons in northern Syria and de facto set up a semi-independent state along the Turkish border.
US forces wearing badges and insignias of Kurdish people’s protection unites enraged the international arena
Photos of US troops wearing patches from Kurdish people’s protection Units reignited a widespread controversy, amid questions whether it would lead to strained US-Turkish relations.
People look for survivors under debris at a damaged site after two bomb blasts claimed by Islamic State hit the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border, Syria July 27, 2016. © Rodi Said / Reuters At least 44 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a twin blast attack that […]
Former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki welcomed by PUK leaders in Sulaimani. Photo: Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Iraq’s former Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has reportedly asked two Kurdish groups to join his State of Law Coalition in the parliament in an effort to secure the number of seats needed for a new term in office after […]
After the United States signed a military memorandum of understanding with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) last week, some Iraqi MPs have considered the move a violation of the sovereignty of Iraq and have asked the Iraqi government to take a stance against the deal.
Russia and Syria claimed surprise when the Kurdish defense forces withdrew from positions around Aleppo, shuttling in al Nusra forces who are now not only advised by Turkish military but actually include all Turkish units now operating inside Syria itself.
Last week I reported that US forces in Iraq had been spotted wearing Kurdish insignia and how the US had brushed off the criticism by trotting out the same old rhetoric about the troops only being there as ‘advisors’ and therefore it was perfectly natural for them to wear foreign insignia in order to blend in.
Turkey has questioned its relationship with the US, with the deputy prime minister saying it is “unsuitable” for soldiers of a country which is friends with Ankara to wear the badges of a “terrorist organization.”
Turkey’s Parliament today passed a bill to strip progressive members of their immunity. Loud and Clear speaks with Kani Xulam, director of the Kurdish American Information Network, to discuss whether the bill, introduced by the increasingly dictatorial President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party, will be used to silence opposition and dissent. “The bill […]
We’re all supposed to be deathly afraid of the ISIS ‘Big Bad Wolf’ therefore don’t expect to see this video or any thing like it on the Western MSM. Rather than appearing as fierce, ruthless head-chopping terrorists, these ISIS fighters are crying and pleading for their lives after being captured by Kurdish YPG forces. This […]
The next phase of the war against the Islamic State – focusing on Mosul – has been coordinated with Kurdish and Iraqi leaders, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced.
Editor’s note: The idea of arresting 12 ISIS “suspects” in a town where over 250,000 ISIS vehicles, oil tankers, combat support vehicles and in excess of 12,000 jihadists have traversed during the last 12 months alone is beyond absurd. When will Russia, Iran and President Obama wake up to this? ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – […]
Russia’s withdrawal of its air group from Syria occurred as it accomplished what it set out to do, in terms of destroying ISIS and launching the peace talks by compelling the warring parties to begin negotiations.
Evidence is piling up that many of the oil fields seized by ISIS along with oil production facilities, we are speaking of the oil Russia has cited as being shipped into Turkey by a fleet of 12,000 trucks, slowly being decimated by Russian Aerospace forces, really aren’t “ISIS” at all.
by Ian Greenhalgh A small twin turboprop aircraft came down in a field in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq this morning, as reported by Rudaw.com: http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/050320163 US coalition passenger plane makes crash landing in open field near Erbil ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—A US passenger plane made a crashing landing near Erbil Saturday morning which according […]
Recently in Turkish political circles they are talking about white “Taurus” cars called “Taurus Bayaz”, operating in the past for unknown murders.
[ Editor’s Note: Veterans Today demands international action against Turkey in response to the inexorable evidence of a holocaust perpetrated against the Kurdish people in Syria, in Iraq and now inside Turkey itself. If Israel ever feared Jews being rounded up or “marched into the sea” as is so often claimed, their own years […]
Turkey favors Syrian jihadist groups that emerged from Al-Qaeda, a top Kurdish commander has told Russian media. He claims that Ankara, along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have been furnishing extremists with weapons and munitions. The support the terrorist groups have been given by Turkey is confirmed by documentary evidence, Murat Karayılan, co-founder of the […]
Gordon Duff – Barzani, who exercises full dictatorial powers, has chosen to stand with Erdogan against the Kurdish people, who mostly reside in Turkey, Syria, Iran and many in Iraq.
Jim W. Dean – VT breaks another story first with corporate media coming in behind but with never a mention of us. What are they afraid of?
Upon discussing a potential military intervention in Syria as part of the US-led anti-Islamic State (ISIS) coalition the Ukraine defense ministry has warned about the possibility of a clash with Russian forces there.