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Pentagon Stands by Deal Letting ISIS Flee Raqqa

Damascus (GPA) – Several top US officials have come out in defense of the deal following outrage from NATO ally Turkey. Earlier this week, details of a deal between the US coalition, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), local tribes around Raqqa, the “Raqqa Civil Council,” and ISIS emerged and were reported on by everyone, including […]

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Kurds End Bid for Secession, ‘Accept Iraqi Court Decision’

Baghdad (GPA) – It seems the dream of ‘Kurdistan’ is called off for the time being. Following September’s referendum, a brief standoff between the Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga, and finally the resignation of Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani it now seems plans for an Iraqi Kurdistan Are now off the table. Obviously, this is already […]

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Erdogan’s Thugs Assault Protesters in US (Again)

New York (GPA) – In the span of fewer than four months, Recep Erdogan has brought out the rage of his violent AKP fanatics on US citizens again. After a brutal attack outside the Turkish embassy in Washington DC this May, more pro-Erdogan violence has broken out; this time as the Turkish President made a […]

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Middle East Syria

Russia Threatens Retaliation on US and their Allies in Syria if Attacked

Damascus (GPA) – As the reign of the Islamic State comes to an end, the predictable tensions between Russia and the US are now rising. Two major battles in eastern Syria – Raqqa and Deir Ezzor – are coming to a close but there are now new problems arising between the different forces in the […]

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Iran Middle East Turkey

Turkey Signals Joint Offensive with Iran against PKK, PJAK

Ankara (TNA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tehran and Ankara may launch a joint operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its offshoot PJAK in the near future. “A joint operation with Iran against terror groups that are posing threat is always on the agenda,” Erdogan told reporters on Monday, the […]

Middle East Syria

Confirmed: US Army Deployed to Help Kurds Crush ISIS in Raqqa

Raqqa (AMN) – On Wednesday, Colonel Ryan Dillon confirmed dozens of US military advisors were deployed inside Raqqa city itself with US Marines providing artillery support against ISIS from the surrounding countryside. The troops, many of them special operations forces, are working in an “advise, assist and accompany” role to support Kurdish fighters of the Syrian […]

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Erdogan Could Face an Arrest Warrant in Sweden as Lawmakers Sue him for Genocide

Stockholm (AHT) – On Monday, five Swedish lawmakers from the Left and Green parties signed the complaint to the Swedish International Public Prosecution Offices with regard to the conflict in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority region, where Kurdish militants and Turkish security forces are engaged in clashes since their ceasefire collapsed in 2015. The lawsuit is the first of its kind […]