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With Kobnane on the verge, US dual-track policy is imminent

This resourceful depiction by Foreign Policy online magazine is by far the best in its kind in exploring the political dynamics and landscape in Syria’s Kurdistan and the US involvement with the actors in the region. As the Islamic State terrorists … Continue reading

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Airstrikes target IS militant advance on key Kurdish town

US-led coalition forces launched at least five airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) group militants advancing on the Syrian Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday. US-led forces carried … Continue reading

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Netanyahu at the UN: ISIS and Islamic state in Iran must be defeated

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN General Assembly: “To defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power would be to win the battle and lose the war.”

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U.S. Strikes Follow Plea by Syrian Opposition Leader on Behalf of Kurds

Abdul Hakim Bachar, the vice president of the Syrian opposition coalition and an ethnic Kurd, said that the Islamic State appeared to have attacked vulnerable Kurds in northern Syria in retaliation for earlier American airstrikes aimed at protecting Erbil, the … Continue reading

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Iranians Debate Combating ISIL & Defending Kurds/ Kurdish Women

The urgent need to combat the onslaught of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), and the fact that the Kurds are being seen as a democratic bulwark against ISIL, has led to some important debates among Iranians. These … Continue reading

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14-year-old Yezidi Kurdish girl’s ordeal in the hands of ISIS terrorists

How 14-year-old girl escaped from ISIS after she was kidnapped and given as a gift to Islamist fighter Mohammed A. Salih, Washington Post | September 11, 2014 This is the story told to me by a 14-year-old Yazidi girl I’ll … Continue reading

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Iran’s Kurdish leader: Iraq’s crisis, an extension of Iran’s destructive policies

In an interview with the Kurdish weekly Levin, Kurdish leader and PDKI Secretary-General Mustafa Hijri addressed recent political developments in Iraq and, in particular, the question of independence for South (Iraqi) Kurdistan. According to Mr. Hijri, the unfolding crisis in … Continue reading

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