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Senator Schumer calls for US backing of Kurdish state

Senator Schumer calls for US backing of Kurdish state

Senate minority leader calls on US to recognize Kurdish bid for independence, a position embraced internationally virtually only by Israel.JTA, 28/09/2017 14:15
Pentagon: Stand down, Kurds, Turks

Pentagon: Stand down, Kurds, Turks

As the US-backed Kurds and the invading Turks continue to scrap to the west of the Euphrates, the Pentagon tries to take tensions down.AFP, 29/08/2016 15:23
Kurdish city in chaos, double bombing kills 44

Kurdish city in chaos, double bombing kills 44

Serial bomb attacks in Qamishli have strewn the streets with dead and wounded.Rachel Kaplan, 27/07/2016 13:42
Mass grave in Iraq tells horror story

Mass grave in Iraq tells horror story

As Europe mourns ISIS's deadly Paris attacks, only now is the scale of another massacre the West could have prevented becoming clear.Sara Carter, American Media Institute, 18/11/2015 14:42
Turkey: We Killed 770 Kurdish Militants in a Month

Turkey: We Killed 770 Kurdish Militants in a Month

State-run media cites intelligence sources saying 430 PKK militants killed in Iraq, another 260 in southeastern Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/08/2015 13:56
'Kurdish Shakira' Wages Music Video War on ISIS

'Kurdish Shakira' Wages Music Video War on ISIS

Kurdish pop-star fights back in her own way with English-language music video shot near front lines replete with tanks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2015 22:51
Kurds Advance Towards ISIS De Facto Capital

Kurds Advance Towards ISIS De Facto Capital

YPG and rebel forces capture 19 villages in Raqa province where ISIS has its stronghold, aided by US coalition airstrikes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/02/2015 19:08
Kurds Defeat ISIS in Iraqi Kurdistan's Capital

Kurds Defeat ISIS in Iraqi Kurdistan's Capital

Major attack repulsed as 34 ISIS terrorists killed, with tactics and US-led airstrikes turning the tables on jihadists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/02/2015 14:47
Kurds Launch Push Against ISIS in North Iraq

Kurds Launch Push Against ISIS in North Iraq

Kurds regaining ground in Iraq with the help of US-backed international coalition, officials say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2015 18:17
Kurd Leader Says ISIS Has '200,000 Terrorists'

Kurd Leader Says ISIS Has '200,000 Terrorists'

CIA estimates put ISIS strength at no more than 31,500, but senior Kurdish official reveals that's 'impossible' given realities on ground.Ari Yashar, 17/11/2014 10:52
US Airdrops Weapons to Kurds Despite Turkey

US Airdrops Weapons to Kurds Despite Turkey

After Erdogan calls Kurdish fighters 'terrorists' and opposes arming them, arms dropped in Kobane to aid fight against ISIS.Ari Yashar, 20/10/2014 08:31
US Talking Directly With Kurdish Fighters

US Talking Directly With Kurdish Fighters

Controversial cooperation with offshoot of blacklisted group sees unlikely link between Turks and Kurds; concern over Kobane escalates.Tova Dvorin, Ari Yashar, 17/10/2014 12:25
Three US Citizens Join Kurdish Fight Against ISIS

Three US Citizens Join Kurdish Fight Against ISIS

A different type of foreign national: instead of joining jihadists, US citizens found to be joining fight against them.Tova Dvorin, 03/10/2014 15:03
Islamic State Conquering Syria's Turkish Border

Islamic State Conquering Syria's Turkish Border

Thousands of Kurds flee to border as ISIS takes 21 border towns; Turkey initially doesn't let them in - same night 21 wounded Gazans let in.Ari Yashar, 19/09/2014 14:04
ISIS Seizes Nuclear Materials in Iraq

ISIS Seizes Nuclear Materials in Iraq

Iraq warns UN that Jihadist group captured uranium compounds; US and UN brush off threat of 'dirty bomb.'Ari Yashar, 11/07/2014 09:56
Kurdish Diplomat Firmly Denies Ties with Israel

Kurdish Diplomat Firmly Denies Ties with Israel

Despite Israeli PM, FM and president's advances, KRG envoy says policy same as Iraq, which is still technically at war with Israel.Ari Yashar, 04/07/2014 11:27
Kurds Deny Report of Oil Trade with Israel

Kurds Deny Report of Oil Trade with Israel

Kurdish officials say report of oil from independent pipeline being sold to Israel is 'baseless and without evidence.'Ari Yashar, 23/06/2014 10:00
Syrian Kurds Declare Autonomy

Syrian Kurds Declare Autonomy

After months of fighting, northeastern Syria makes official split to Kurdish autonomy.Maayana Miskin, 12/11/2013 22:24
Kurds Concerned Islamists Taking Over

Kurds Concerned Islamists Taking Over

Kurdish group fighting Assad: Islamists are taking over our cause; call for American support against Al Qaeda.Maayana Miskin, 11/08/2013 14:41
Syrian Kurds Capture Al Qaeda Head in Syria

Syrian Kurds Capture Al Qaeda Head in Syria

Syrian Kurdish rebels say they’ve captured the head of ISIS, representing the jihadist Syrian rebel groups linked to Al Qaeda in Iraq.Chana Ya'ar, 21/07/2013 12:16
Second Civil War Brewing in War-Torn Syria

Second Civil War Brewing in War-Torn Syria

A second war is brewing in war-ravaged Syria – this one between the two opposition factions fighting to depose President Bashar al-Assad.Chana Ya'ar, 18/07/2013 13:27
Syrian Kurds Prepare for Autonomy

Syrian Kurds Prepare for Autonomy

Syrian Kurds clashed with radical Islamist rebels, killing at least four. Turkish boy killed by stray fireChana Ya'ar, 17/07/2013 14:30
10,000 Syrian Refugees Wait to Enter Turkey

10,000 Syrian Refugees Wait to Enter Turkey

More than 200,000 Syrians have fled the savage civil war ripping apart their homeland this year. Now 10,000 are waiting to enter Turkey.Chana Ya'ar, 06/09/2012 12:45
Turkey: Assad Gave Heavy Weapons to PKK

Turkey: Assad Gave Heavy Weapons to PKK

Turkey's ruling AK Party accuses Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of “heaving heavy weapons” for Kurdish PKK terrorists in northern Syria.Chana Ya'ar, 30/08/2012 16:43