Only hours before independence referendum, Iran bombards border to Iraqi Kurdistan

Iranian border guards (archives)

nsnbc : Iranian artillery forces carried out an intense bombardement on Iran’s border to Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Republic (KAR). The artillery bombardment started with only hours to go before the independence referendum scheduled for September 25. Iranian border guards (archives) Local sources informed nsnbc that the Iranian artillery More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Turkish, Iraqi and Iranian military leaders meet as Turkey upscales military drill on border to Iraqi Kurdistan

nsnbc : Turkey’s armed forces, on September 23, increased the level of the ongoing surprise military drill on the border to Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) while the chiefs of staff of Turkey, More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Elections held in northern Syria’s predominantly Kurdish Rojava a.k.a. Democratic Federal System of Northern Syria

nsnbc : People in the cantons of northern Syria’s predominantly Kurdish Rojava Democratic Federal System of Northern Syria flokked to the polling stations on Friday, September 22, to elect commune co-chairs More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Clashes erupt between Iraq’s Shi’ite Hashd al-Shaabi and Yezidi Shingal Protection Units

nsnbc : Fighting has broken out between the primarily Yetzidi and Kurdish Shingal Protection Units (YBS) and the Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi near Shingal, resulting in casualties on both sides. The clashes erupted as More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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14 of 16 detained Turkish attorneys in Gülmen and Özakca trial arrested

nsnbc : 14 of the 16 detained attorney’s of Turkish academic Nuriye Gülmen and teacher Semih Özakca who have been continuing their hunger strike in prison, have been arrested. The 16 attorneys from the More...

High Referendum Council meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Photo: KRP
By nsnbc On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Kurdistan independence referendum will not be postponed: High Referendum Council

nsnbc : The High Referendum Council in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) of Iraq asserted that the referendum on the region’s independence will be held as scheduled on September 25, as no acceptable alternative More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Iran, Iraq and Turkey consider joint measures against Kurdistan independence referendum

nsnbc : Iran, Iraq and Turkey have agreed to discuss coordinated counter-measures against the government of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region and the bid to hold an independence referendum on September 25. Iranian More...

Kurdish parties in Syria during a PYD organized rally in 2016. (archives)
By nsnbc On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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U.S. doesn’t support Kurdish independence in Syria and the greater region: Satterfield

nsnbc : The United States does not support Kurdish independence in Syria or the greater region said David Satterfield, Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs for the State Department. Kurdish parties More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Afghan Air Force receives first batch of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

nsnbc : The first batch of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the Afghan Air Force arrived in the country’s southern Kandahar province on Monday as one of the first steps in modernizing the Afghan Air Force More...

Turkish military started sudden drills on border to KAR
By nsnbc On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Ahead of Kurdistan independence referendum, Turkey launched military “drills” on Iraqi border

nsnbc : Turkey’s military has launched an exercise on the Turkey – Iraq border. The exercise started on September 18, one week before the independence referendum in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous More...