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18 Kurdish YPG members killed in Turkish air strikes

At least 18 Kurdish YPG members killed in Turkish air strikes in Syrial: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) – At least 18 Kurdish YPG fighters and media officials were killed in Turkish air strikes on a headquarters of the militia in northeastern Syria on Tuesday, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

The YPG, a U.S. ally in the fight against Islamic State, did not immediately give its own precise death toll.

Turkey’s military bombed the YPG and Kurdish militants in neighboring Iraq early on Tuesday, widening a campaign against groups affiliated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

(Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Alison Williams)

Kurdish & Syrian Gov have declared a ceasefire in northeastern Syria

Regional Kurdish security forces and pro-Syrian government forces have declared a ceasefire in northeastern Syria, the Kurdish side said, calming a three-day outbreak of violence which killed more than 26 people. The Kurdish Asayish forces said in a statement that … read more

Iraqi Kurdish have joined the fight against ISIS in Kobani

An explosion following an airstrike is seen in the Syrian town of Kobani from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province November 2, 2014.

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory for Human … read more

U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria

 U.S. conducts another round of air strikes against Islamic militants  BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions in … read more

Female Kurdish Fighters Are A Big Problem For ISIS Extremists

A consortium of Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by American airstrikes, captured the Mosul Dam back from ISIS on Monday, delivering the biggest blow to the radical Sunni group yet. From the AP:   The U.S. military said U.S. forces conducted nine strikes on … read more

Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies,blindfolded and with their hands bound

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against … read more

Hundreds of Iraqis flee Islamic militant advance

KALAK, Iraq (AP) — Hundreds of Iraqi men, women and children crammed into vehicles have fled their homes, fearing clashes, kidnapping and rape after Islamic militants seized large swaths of northern Iraq. The families and fleeing soldiers who arrived Thursday … read more