US Army to Set Up Another Military Base in Iraq’s Kurdistan

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US army is planning to set up a new military base in Erbil province in Iraq’s Kurdistan, a well-informed source said on Sunday. The source said that the US has paved way for transferring its forces from Syria to Iraq, disclosing that Washington is planning to build a base in Saqlawah in…

The Kurds Must Choose Between Loyalty to Syria or Defeat by Turkey

Elijah J. Magnier | @ejmalrai Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from occupied northeast Syria, the Kurds of al-Hasaka have, for the last two days, been negotiating with the government of Damascus on how to spare the province from a possible Turkish invasion. Syrian General Ali Mamlouk, the Syrian president’s special security advisor,…

Syrian Kurds Vow to Fight ‘to Death’ in Event of New Turkish Op in Syria

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and its component, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), have promised to fight “to the death” in the event of a new Turkish operation in northeastern Syria, SDF spokeswoman Jihan Sheikh Ahmed told Sputnik on Friday. “We will defend the north and the east of Syria to the death,”…

Kurdish Units Refuse to Leave Syria’s Manbij, Prepare to Defend Town

Sputnik-Middle East The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) did not withdraw from the northern Syrian town of Manbij, as was ordered by Turkey and the United States, and are preparing to defend the town, the Anadolu news agency reported on Friday. The YPG militia dug about 30 kilometers (19 miles) of anti-tank trench lines around…

Washington Trying to Derail Talks Between Damascus and Kurds

Sputnik-Middle East Clashes between the Syrian Army and Syrian Kurdish militia left 18 dead in northeastern Syria last week. Speaking to Sputnik, Syrian Democratic Council chairman Rezzan Hiddo said tensions between Syrian government forces and Kurdish militia seem to exist only where US forces are present. Last Saturday, 11 Syrian government troops and seven Kurdish…

Which War for Mesopotamia?

Iraq must choose between Iran and the US Elijah J. Magnier |  @ejmalrai In the coming month, following Eid al-Adha (August 21st), Iraq will be on the horns of a dilemma. The Federal Court has confirmed the results of the manual recount of the May parliamentary elections with insignificant changes to the previously announced results. After…