Jan 25, 2018 · The Kurdish group, known as the People’s Protection Units, or Y.P.G., is now facing an escalating battle with Turkish forces in northwestern Syria, complicating American policy.
Jan 26, 2018 · The Kurdish fighters who are battling the Islamic State jihadists in Syria are regarded by the United States as its most reliable partners there. But to Turkey, a NATO ally of the United States, these Kurds are terrorists.
The Kurdish fighters who are battling the Islamic State jihadists in Syria are regarded by the United States as its most reliable partners there. But to Turkey, a NATO ally of …
Jan 27, 2018 · They are among the dozens of fighters from around the globe who have joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, also known by the Kurdish …
Turkey has carried out a wave of airstrikes against Kurdish fighters in Iraq and northern Syria, further complicating Washington’s effort to rally Kurds and Turks in the fight against the
Syrian Kurds, including those leading the YPG, share the PKK’s aspiration to establish an autonomous democratic confederation but the YPG denies Turkey’s claim that it is an extension of the PKK.
Aug 30, 2016 · U.S. fighter jets take off from an airbase in Turkey to bomb Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq — and to provide air support for the very Kurdish fighters that Turkey is now targeting.
Feb 11, 2018 · In Syria, the U.S. views Kurdish fighters as allies, but Turkey sees them as terrorists. The U.S. wants Turkey to limit its military offensive against the Kurds without harming U.S.-Turkey relations.
Sep 23, 2014 · In Iraq, Kurdish militiamen fighting the group that calls itself the Islamic State are key American allies. In Syria, some Kurdish fighters battling …
Ankara claimed that about 2,000 Kurdish fighters had crossed into Turkey from hideouts in mountainous northern Iraq in early June 2004. While the fight against the Turkish security forces between 2004 and 2010 continued, the PKK and its ancillary organizations …
Jul 24, 2015 · A young female fighter shows why cult-like Kurdish guerrilla group PKK is an effective American partner against Islamic State, or ISIS, in Syria and Iraq.
Syria Says ‘Terrorists’ Still Present And U.S. Allies Come Under New Attack Syria, October 29. Syrian Kurdish fighters now face attacks from Turkey as well and have called on both the U.S.-led
Peshmerga forces largely rely on old arms captured from battles. The peshmerga captured stockpiles of weapons during the 1991 Iraqi uprisings. Several stockpiles of weapons were captured from the old Iraqi Army during the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, in which peshmerga forces were active.
Country: Iraqi Kurdistan