With millions suffering from years of war and severely degraded medical facilities, countries at war cannot pay the price of a new frontline.
Washington is the main funding source of the two terror groups that receive millions of dollars every year, not to mention the illicit oil revenues they extract from occupied territories.
Ankara’s potential military deployment to Libya shows Turkey’s growing clout in a volatile region, where the country has recently flexed its muscles from northern Syria to northern Iraq, going after the PKK/YPG terror groups.
Iran has promised revenge for the killing of top military commander Qassem Soleimani. The Islamic Republic’s response will be carefully calculated, but could lead to spiralling violence.
Nechirvan Barzani, a powerful Kurdish leader in northern Iraq, argues that Turkey is targeting terrorists, not ‘the Kurds’.
Musluh Ike, a senior PKK terrorist code-named Tekoser Zagros, was killed in a joint operation in northern Iraq.
A 2018 US State Department report lists the PKK as a terrorist organisation but the US still shies away from accepting the link between the YPG and the PKK despite a mountain of evidence.
Tal Afar was retaken from the terror group two years ago this month, but social and security challenges remain - and more than half of the city’s population hasn't returned.
Turkey's military launched Operation Claw-3 in northern Iraq's Duhok governorate to facilitate border security, kill terrorists along with their caves and shelters.
The operation was launched to facilitate border security, destroy terrorists along with their caves and shelters. in areas around the Duhok governorate.
Air strikes were carried out in the Metina and Gara regions as part of the ongoing Operation Claw, says Turkey's Ministry of National Defence.
Air strikes were carried out in the Gara region in coordination with Turkey's Operation Claw which was launched in May
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