Kurdish Peshmerga forces foil ISIS attack on Kirkuk

Kurdish Peshmerga forces foil ISIS attack on Kirkuk

ARA News Iraqi Kurdistan's Peshmerga forces on Tuesday repelled an offensive by Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadists in Kirkuk …

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Kurdish official: There is no ideal time for independence referendum

Kurdish official: There is no ideal time for independence referendum

ARA News Hemin Hawrami, senior assistant to Kurdish president Masoud Barzani, said on Tuesday that there will never be an ideal timing …

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Over 40 killed in airstrike on ISIS-run jail eastern Syria

Over 40 killed in airstrike on ISIS-run jail eastern Syria

ARA News The US-led coalition's air forces carried out a new wave of airstrikes targeting headquarters of the Islamic State's (ISIS) …

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Turkey-backded Islamist rebels bomb Kurdish villages in Syria’s Aleppo

Turkey-backded Islamist rebels bomb Kurdish villages in Syria’s Aleppo

ARA News Turkey-backed Islamist rebel groups in Azaz on Wednesday shelled several villages in the Kurdish district of Afrin, in Syria's …

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US eyes arms for Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria even after Raqqa’s fall

US eyes arms for Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria even after Raqqa’s fall

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday left open the possibility of longer-term assistance to the Kurdish People's Protection Units …

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Former American envoy to Syria says US won’t defend Kurds against Assad, analysts disagree

Former American envoy to Syria says US won’t defend Kurds against Assad, analysts disagree

ARA News Robert Ford, who served as envoy to Syria under former President Barack Obama from 2011 through 2014, said that the US "will betray the Kurds". "[The U.S.] will not defend the Kurds …

Russia upset with US-backed SDF operation in Raqqa, launches propaganda campaign

Russia upset with US-backed SDF operation in Raqqa, launches propaganda campaign

ARA News The US-led coalition, including the Kurdish armed units, lets militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) leave Raqqa instead of killing them, the commander of Russia’s force …

Coalition rejects UN claims of ‘staggering’ loss of civilian lives in Raqqa, blames ISIS for civilian suffering

Coalition rejects UN claims of ‘staggering’ loss of civilian lives in Raqqa, blames ISIS for civilian suffering

ARA News The US-led coalition on Thursday rejected accusations by the United Nations that coalition strikes in Raqqa caused a staggering loss of civilian life, and made clear that ISIS brutality …

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