Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Iraqi government to stop accusing Ankara while pointing at PKK terror group as the perpetrator of the attack.
The US Treasury department’s recent decision to lift sanctions in areas, where the Assad regime has no real control, will largely benefit the YPG/PKK terrorist group, according to experts.
The success of the cross-border offensive depends on the military’s airborne operations and the role of the Kurdish Peshmerga.
Amid the reshuffling of regional dynamics and the wider tug-of-war between the US and Russia, Tehran has reverted to its modus operandi of violence and chaos.
Instead of focusing on the future of Daesh, let’s remember the Yazidis they enslaved in the past
The court decision stated that the oil and gas law of the Kurdish Regional Government goes against the constitution of the country.
Expect more Turkish operations taking place simultaneously in Iraq and Syria.
Iran-backed militias are in a relatively weakened state, but will try anything to avoid being left out of the government.
Maintaining the tenuous peace in the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk will require a nuanced approach as part of a wider strategy to counter Daesh.
While the Kurdish region of Iraq is known to be relatively stable and prosperous compared to the rest of the country, economic and political woes are pushing Kurds to take the perilous journey to Europe in large numbers.
Daesh militants still conduct operations, often targeting security forces, power stations and other infrastructure in northern Iraq.
Despite recent Russian military escalation against the Syrian National Army (SNA), negotiation remains an essential tool for all parties to draw the future map of control in northern Syria.
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