Is Iran aiming to control the Yazidi Mount Shingal in Iraq? Ali Qarkarani spotted in Sinjar

Iranian commander Ali Qakarani (right) in civilian clothes accompanied by Iranian forces including some 30 or more bodyguards on October 18, 2017 in the Yazidi town of Sinjar, northwest Iraq.

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The presence of Iranian commander Ali Qakarani accompanied by Iranian forces including some 30 or more bodyguards in the Yazidi town of Sinjar, northwest Iraq could suggest that Tehran has set its sights on Saddam’s former prime real estate for Scud missiles. The presence of Iranian troops or proxies has immediate consequences More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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Iran calls for cooperation with Pakistan for Afghan peace; NATO views Taliban bases in Pakistan as a major threat

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iran’s Defense Minister called on Pakistan to help establish peace and security in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, during a meeting of NATO  defense More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, October 29th, 2017
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Fighters of the Yezidi Shengal Women’s Units returned to Mount Shingal and an uncertain future

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Fighters of the Shingal Women’s Units (YJS) who took part in the operation to liberate Raqqa, have returned home after four months of battle against Daesh gangs. Ironically, the More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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Hashd al-Shaabi take Mount Shingal: Uncertain future for Iraq’s Yazidi

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Iran-backed Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi have climbed Mount Shingal just days after the group entered the Yezidi town of Shingal. The development prompts grave concerns about the risk that More...

Turkish troops in Idlib on reconnaissance before the main deployment.
By nsnbc On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Islamist terrror hordes against Kurds: Turkey’s armed forces started “reconnaissance” in Syria’s Idlib province

nsnbc : The General Staff of Turkey’s Armed Forces announced that it has launched reconnaissance activities in the de-confliction zone established in Syria’s Idlib province. Turkish troops have repeatedly More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Foreign powers behind violence in Myanmar

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Foreign powers, including Bangladesh, foreign terrorist organizations including Harakah al-Yaqin, Harukat-ul-Jihad-ul-Islam, Afghanistan’s Taliban and other foreign-backed Islamist More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Chief of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council claims Iraqi Kurdish independence leads to war

nsnbc : Mohsen Rezaei, the head of Iran’s powerful Expediency Discernment Council, appointed by Iran’s Supreme Leader, warned Iraqi Kurds about the likelihood of a 20-year-long war and regional disintegration More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
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Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi’ite militia leader threatens war if Kirkuk joins Kurdistan in referendum

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Iraq’s Shi’ite, Iranian-backed Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq of the Hashd al-Shaabi forces, threatened on Friday that should Kirkuk be attached to Iraq’s More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, August 27th, 2017
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Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor province a new frontline between Russia, USA, Turkey and Iran

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The situation in Syria’s eastern, resource-rich Deir Ez-Zor province has become more complicated. The Syrian Arab Army and allies continue their push to uproot ISIS from Deir Ez-Zor More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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US will remain in Syrian Kurdistan for decades: Telal Selo

nsnbc : Telal Selo, spokesman for the U.S.-backed, predominantly Syrian – Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), told reporters that U.S. forces will remain in Syrian Kurdistan in northern Syria long after More...