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...by Gordon Duff, VT Senior Editor I have five minutes to write this before heading out to a Christmas party with really good food I...
Gordon and Jim - The maps tell a story of a continuous Kurdish controlled area that covers more than 70% of all stolen oil, all moved directly through Kurdish lines in areas where there is no ISIS presence.
Editor's note: The Kurds would normally be unable to deliver on this kind of project without two things, Turkish help in seizing Baghdad's gas fields and full cooperation from ISIS.
Turkey has claimed that it supports moderate opposition forces in Syria. Meanwhile, pointing out that the opposition groups Ankara considers 'moderate' include al-Nusra Front and Ahrar ash-Sham, Syria's Kurdish self-defense units suggest that Turkey is training these 'moderates' and directing them to attack the Kurds.
Since the creation of the Turkish state in 1923, the Kurdish people have suffered egregious human rights abuses from Ankara – from massacres to...
By Paul Iddon Operation Free Sinjar was a tremendous success. Retaking Sinjar completely from the jihadis has liberated the Yezidis, whose enslavement and slaughter at...
Nasir Ali, a Rudaw correspondent, said the bodies of 40 ISIS militants were found abandoned at an Arab village in the Hardan sub-district of Shingal.
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani described the joint US-Kurdish commando operation on a prison in Hawija as a “turning point” in the war against ISIS.
Jim W. Dean - It seems Turkey wants to remain a NATO member while supporting terrorists in Syria, and then complain about others doing that same thing when it suits them. You just can't make this stuff up!
A video of what is claimed to be Russian cruise missiles flying by has been published by a social media account related to the Iraqi Kurd militia Peshmerga. Russia fired 26 missiles against ISIS targets in Syria from the Caspian Sea on Wednesday. The clip allegedly shows two cruise missiles as they travel at low speed and altitude. It was not immediately clear exactly where the video was shot.
Announced by President Barzani
Gwenyth Todd - President Erdogan stands ready to change the constitution and establish a Turkey very different from anything we have seen in our lifetimes.
"Denmark will be able to make a decisive difference if we help those Kurdish forces who have proved to be the only forces able to defeat ISIS," said Villumsen, who was part of a delegation that went to the Kurdistan region earlier this year.
Erdogan's dictatorship at work
Yerevan Saeed, After two years of negotiations, Turkey and the United States reached a tentative agreement to deepen efforts and coordination in the fight against ISIS.
Turkey must respect Iraq’s sovereignty and suspend its airstrikes on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) positions in northern Iraq,
In his country’s Kurdish heartland, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani made new promises to his country’s millions of Kurds last week.
US backed Kurds under attack by Turkey
Jim W. Dean, If Iranian advisers with the Syrian military are killed in bombing strikes by Turkey, we could see ground to air missiles flowing to the front lines quickly, and Turkish planes falling out of the sky
Only after losing his party’s parliamentary majority, President Erdogan realized that there are dangerous terrorists in neighboring Syria who are a threat to Turkey’s security.
Ankara believes that the Islamic State will be its enemy tomorrow, while the enemy of today are the Kurds. This explains why Turkey retaliated IS terrorist attacks with attacks against the Kurds
Outraged politicians and journalists in Germany and elsewhere rose to the defense of the Kurdistan Region
Renad Mansour In August 2014,...
- "Our own VT people, with just a few phone calls, can initate a process to spot and track every ISIL position in Northern Syria. No one has asked. Why not?
- Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh - The ISIL would have captured Iraq’s Kurdistan region if it were not for Iran's Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
- "Seth Ferris gives us a front row seat on the often embarrassing process of Senate confirmation of new ambassadors... the old "making sausage" cliche' comes to mind."
- "The kurds have fallen victim to Iraq's political paralysis and the biggest military defeat in modern times, where four divisions ran away from a few thousand Jihadis."
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