Gulf Times - Kurdish-fighters
Russia says Kurdish fighters have left Syrian border area as deadline expires

Russia says Kurdish fighters have left Syrian border area as deadline expires

Syrian Kurdish fighters completed their withdrawal from a strip of land on the Syrian-Turkish border ahead of a Tuesday evening deadline agreed between Moscow and Ankara

Civilians flee Syrian border towns as Turkish warplanes, artillery kick off offensive

Civilians flee Syrian border towns as Turkish warplanes, artillery kick off offensive

Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday just days after US troops pulled back from the area

Canada pauses military assistance to Iraqi troops

Canada pauses military assistance to Iraqi troops

Canadian special forces have temporarily suspended military assistance to Iraqi troops due to tensions between the Middle Eastern country's military and Kurdish fighters, the defense ministry said Friday.

Iraq sets deadline for Kurds to quit Turkey border post

Iraq sets deadline for Kurds to quit Turkey border post

Iraqi forces set a tight deadline Friday for Kurdish fighters to withdraw from an area on the Turkish border that is critical for oil exports, a government source told AFP.

Death toll from Iraqi-Kurdish clashes reaches 31

Death toll from Iraqi-Kurdish clashes reaches 31

Iraqi federal and paramilitary forces on Sunday said they lost five men in last week's clashes with Kurdish fighters, bringing the death toll for all sides to 31.

Iraqi forces seize territory from Kurds in independence dispute

Iraqi forces seize territory from Kurds in independence dispute

The offensive, which follows weeks of soaring tensions between two US allies in the battle against the Islamic State, aims to retake oil fields and military bases that Kurdish forces seized during the fightback against the jihadists.

US-backed forces prepare for final push on Raqa

US-backed forces prepare for final push on Raqa

US-backed fighters said Friday they were preparing for a final assault on the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa, likely next month, with new weapons and armoured vehicles promised by Washington.

US says raised deep concerns with Turkey over air strikes

US says raised deep concerns with Turkey over air strikes

The United States on Tuesday expressed "deep concern" over Turkish air strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq and said they were not authorized by the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State.

Embattled Syria troops clash with IS in Deir Ezzor

Embattled Syria troops clash with IS in Deir Ezzor

Syrian government forces clashed with Islamic State group fighters for a fourth day on Tuesday in an eastern city where a jihadist assault has left more than 100 dead, a monitor said.

Erdogan condemns US support of Kurdish militias in Syria

Erdogan condemns US support of Kurdish militias in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the United States' support of Kurdish fighters in Syria after AFP pictures revealed US commandos wearing the insignia of a militia branded a terror group by Ankara.

Turkey will continue to strike back at Kurdish fighters: Davutoglu

Turkey will continue to strike back at Kurdish fighters: Davutoglu

Turkey will continue to strike back at Kurdish fighters of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday, despite growing pressure on Ankara to stop the shelling.