Stories tagged: Kurds
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 2:57 P.M.
U.S.-backed forces battling for IS-held air base in Syria
U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces began their assault on an Islamic State-held air base in northern Syria on Sunday, activists said, as reports circulated that residents were evacuating the nearby city …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:54 A.M.
Kurdish militants claim bomb that killed 14 Turkish soldiers
A Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s car bomb in central Turkey that killed 14 off-duty soldiers and wounded 55.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 3:50 P.M.
Car bomb in Turkey kills 13 soldiers and wounds dozens of people
An explosion in central Turkey tore through a bus carrying off-duty soldiers early Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens in the second major attack targeting Turkey’s security …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 3:03 P.M.
Turkey, Syrian Kurds at loggerheads over Raqqa offensive
Turkey said Tuesday that the U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led forces leading an assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa should not enter the city itself but merely help encircle it, …
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 5:05 P.M.
Clashes subside in Syria between Turkish, Kurdish forces
Clashes between Turkey’s military and Kurdish-backed Syrian forces subsided Tuesday evening after days of fighting between the two had frustrated efforts by a U.S.-led coalition to drive the Islamic State …
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 5:09 P.M.
U.S. urges halt to Turkish, Kurdish clashes in northern Syria
The U.S. on Monday urged Turkish troops and Kurdish forces in northern Syria to halt their fighting, saying it hinders efforts to defeat the Islamic State group. But Turkey’s president …
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 11:25 A.M.
Kurdish militants claim deadly car bomb attack in Turkey
A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, …
THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016, 1:34 P.M.
14 killed in attacks on police, military in Turkey; 220 hurt
A string of bombings, blamed on Kurdish rebels and targeting Turkey’s security forces, killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 220 others, officials said Thursday.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 8:54 P.M.
U.S.-backed Syrian force captures key IS stronghold of Manbij
On the streets of Manbij, men chanted slogans against the Islamic State group or clipped their beards and women walked with their faces uncovered for the first time in over …
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016, 10:58 A.M.
Iran’s Guard clashes with Kurds, 14 dead
Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency said the Revolutionary Guard has killed 11 Kurdish insurgents and lost three of its own in two days of fighting.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
Trudy Rubin: Mideast needs new borders
With the Mideast in chaos and the Islamic State “caliphate” entrenched across swaths of Syria and Iraq, now is the time to rethink the boundaries of the region.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016
Trudy Rubin: Kurds need support for Mosul assault
Low oil prices are pushing key American ally to financial breaking point.
FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 2015, 12:43 P.M.
Kurdish forces recapture militant-held towns in Iraq, Syria
SINJAR, Iraq – Dealing a double blow Friday to the Islamic State group, Iraqi Kurdish forces pushed into the strategic town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, and a coalition of …
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015, 3:56 P.M.
Kurdish government says Islamic State used chemical weapons
BAGHDAD — Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity …
THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014
Iraqi Kurdish fighters travel to Kobani to break Islamic State siege
SURUC, Turkey – Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani …
FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014, 7:24 P.M.
As U.S. hits targets, humanitarian crisis in Iraq worsens
The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from …
THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014, 8:07 P.M.
Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq
President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 2009
Turkish politician defies law with Kurdish speech
ISTANBUL – The leader of Turkey’s Kurdish lawmakers startled the country Tuesday by addressing Parliament in his native language, breaking the law in a nation that has tried for decades …