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Kurds announce Daesh losses in east Syria with US, Russia help

Related Articles BEIRUT: A powerful Syrian Kurdish militia announced on Sunday it had cleared Daesh group fighters from key territory east of the winding Euphrates River.In a surprising announcement, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) also said the victory in Syria’s ...

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No pay until Kurds give up referendum, Baghdad says

Related Articles BAGHDAD: Baghdad will not pay the salaries of employees of the Iraqi Kurdish region government (KRG) and will not initiate dialogue with the regional government until Kurds give up the September-referendum, Iraqi political leaders told Arab News on ...

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Pentagon says reviewing 'adjustments' to arms for Syrian Kurds

WASHINGTON/ANKARA (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Monday it was reviewing “adjustments” in arms for the Syrian Kurdish forces that have angered Turkey, but it stopped short of halting weapons transfers, suggesting such decisions would be based on battlefield requirements. ...

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US cutting off arms supply to Kurds fighting in Syria

Related Articles ANKARA: US President Donald Trump on Friday informed his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan of “pending adjustments” to military support for Syrian-Kurdish forces, the White House said. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was in the same room as ...

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Iraqi Kurds end parliament boycott in concession to Baghdad

IRBIL, Iraq: Kurdish lawmakers have ended their boycott of the national parliament in an apparent concession to Baghdad after a prolonged military and political standoff following the controversial Kurdish independence vote in September.Members of parliament from the Kurdish party that ...

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After Daesh collapse, Syria government faces US-backed Kurds

BEIRUT: With the fall of the Daesh group’s last significant stronghold in Syria, Iranian and Russian-backed Syrian troops now turn to face off with their main rival, the US-backed forces holding large oil fields and strategic territory in the country’s ...

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Thousands of Iraqis detained in Kirkuk by Kurds during their rule

Related Articles BAGHDAD: Thousands of Iraqis were detained or abducted in the northern ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk by the Kurdish security services when they controlled the city, Iraqi local officials said on Sunday.Officials told Arab News that thousands of ...

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Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy

Iraqi Kurdish leaders have long sought to craft an energy policy independent of the federal government in Baghdad, courting international companies and offering lucrative deals to drill for potentially huge new reserves of oil and gas. Then in September, Kurdish ...

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Kurds offer joint border deployment as Iraq threatens to resume military operations

Related Articles BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Kurdistan region said on Thursday it has offered a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a strategic crossing into Turkey, with the participation of the US-led coalition that was helping fight Daesh.The offer was disclosed hours after Iraqi ...

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Iraq threatens to resume military operations against Kurds

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi forces threatened on Wednesday to resume operations to capture northern Kurdish-held territory after accusing authorities there of delaying handing over control of Iraq’s borders with Turkey, Iran and Syria. A man rides a bicycle with Iraqi ...

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