Expect more Turkish operations taking place simultaneously in Iraq and Syria.
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 terrorists reportedly take over remote Luhaiban village while fighting near Qara Salem village leaves five people, including four Peshmerga soldiers, dead.
The PKK has backed itself into a corner through its attacks, policies and tactics and now faces a growing alliance against it.
The adoption of a proactive operational strategy has allowed the Turkish military to conduct effective cross-border operations against the terror group amid northern Iraq's rugged terrain.
Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq's leader Barzani stated a group of YPG/PKK agents from Syria were denied entry into northern Iraq; they had launched an attack using heavy weaponry on the Peshmerga forces.
The US-listed terror group attacked Peshmerga forces in Iraq's Duhok province Wednesday morning, killing one and injuring two others.
A Human Rights Watch report on the treatment of children in custody of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq should lead to an inquiry and accountability by the Iraqi government.
The Trump administration’s decision to completely withdraw troops from Syria comes after Turkey’s plans to carry out an operation against the YPG east of the Euphrates river. This is how it came about:
Kurdish security officials launched manhunt operations after the break-out late on Wednesday and 15 of the 21 escaped prisoners were recaptured, two security officials said. The whereabouts of the other six remains unknown.
Tensions are high in Kirkuk, where the results of a parliamentary election in May are being disputed by the Turkmen and Arab communities after a Kurdish party appeared to have won.
Iraq's Kirkuk has a diverse ethnic makeup. Turkmen, Arabs, Kurds and Christians all live there. Ahead of parliamentary elections, minority leaders are calling for cooperation.
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