Of all the stories to hit the news cycle, other than the up-and-down roller coaster ride that was the 2016 presidential cycle between President-Elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, isn’t the mostly-untold story of the Kurds and Kurdistan something worth telling? This from NRA News and NRA TV on YouTube from last year, but has anything […]
560 additional Americans will be sent to help bolster the Kurds in retaking Mosul from the Islamic State, making a total of 4,647 soldiers in Iraq. Who made the announcement? Obama’s defense secretary Ash Carter.
It’s worth a read: GWER, Iraq—First you notice the sound of jet engines. The sky is overcast, so you can’t see the coalition warplanes. But you can hear them. And you know what the snarl of jet noise and the occasional thud of an airstrike symbolizes for the Islamic State fighters about a mile away. […]
A video exclusively obtained by The Guardian showed the firefight where a Navy SEAL would eventually lose his life while aiding the Kurdish peshmerga.
No name has been released to the public, but the U.S. service member was killed when a Kurdish peshmerga position was overrun by ISIS forces. Photo by Secretary of Defense
From the Free Beacon: A fierce battle between Kurdish forces and Turkmen Shia fighters in the northern Iraqi city of Tuz-Khurmatu threatens to subvert the pro-forma alliance of an Iran-backed Shia militia and Kurds against ISIS troops just a few kilometers away. The mountainous region near Iraq’s northeastern border with Iran has been a bone […]
It’s tough to fight a war against an enemy when your soldiers . Photo by Kurdishstruggle
Impressive: Following an ISIS chemical weapons attack involving the use of chlorine mortar shells Feb. 11 near Sinjar Mountain in Iraq, a dozen seriously wounded Kurdish soldiers were assessed and bundled off on ambulances to a field hospital that had been set up a few days earlier by American volunteers working shoulder to shoulder with the […]
Some estimate several hundred of Yazidi women, who were used as sex slaves by the Islamic State, are joining the Kurdish peshmerga (like a militia) to fight ISIS. Photo by Kurdishstruggle
The offensive around Mosul was conducted by Kurdish peshmerga (or militia) supported by U.S. coalition airstrikes.
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