WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 23 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq and nine in Syria on Monday in the latest round of daily attacks on the militant group, the joint task force overseeing the air strikes said on Tuesday.
NATO has offered political support for Turkey’s campaign against fighters in Syria and Iraq at a rare meeting in Brussels, as Ankara said the alliance may have a “duty” to become more involved. The extraordinary meeting at the NATO headquarters on Tuesday is the fifth in the organisation’s 66-year history. It came just days after [...]Show More Summary
BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - NATO gave Turkey its full political support in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday but several nations urged Ankara not to undermine the Kurdish peace process by using excessive military force.
At a rare emergency meeting in Brussels, NATO members offered support for Turkey’s campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq, but cautioned the country against using undue military force. Continue reading ? The post NATO backs Turkey’s campaign against militants appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
A close look at the most influential Kurdish groups in the Middle East spread over Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.
Ankara says alliance may have "duty" to become more involved, days after Turkey launched air strikes in Syria and Iraq.
[caption id="attachment_2590" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Iraq War Consequences by Steve Sack[/caption] This is something that is so obvious, it is in danger of never being said, in which case those who led us into war will try to pretend it isn't true as they argue the case for the next one. Show More Summary
NATO offered political support for Turkey’s campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday, and President Tayyip Erdogan signaled the alliance may have a “duty” to become more involved. Turkey requested urgent consultations with its 27 NATO allies in Brussels after stepping up its role in the U.S.-led fight against […]
It’s yet another way minors are being dragged into Iraq’s brutal war as the military, Shiite militias and Kurdish fighters battle to take back territory from Islamic State militants, who seized much of the country’s north and west over the past year. The Sunni extremists have aggressively enlisted children as young as 10 for combat, […]
A Chinese postgraduate student who was captured in Iraq on suspicion of having links to the extremist militant group Islamic State had his name cleared and was freed by local police yesterday, the Chinese embassy in the country said. [ more › ]
Iran-backed Shiite militias set up summer camps for kids to learn combat, and the money trail leads back to Washington
It's yet another way minors are being dragged into Iraq's brutal war with the ISIS
Soon after pounding Islamic State positions in Syria, Ankara quickly turned its attention to strike at the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq, whose Syrian wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) is a key U.S. ally against Islamic State.
The Kurds' success against ISIS might encourage advocates of a Kurdish state across parts of Iraq, Syria and Turkey
As a colleague observes, Leon Wieseltier has written an interesting critique of the Bush administration’s decision to attack Iraq: The rut of history: It is a phrase worth pondering. It expresses a deep scorn for the past, a zeal for newness and rupture, an arrogance about old struggles and old accomplishments, a hastiness with inherited […]
"George W. Bush did not want to invade Iraq. And then I called him and said, 'Do a brother a solid,' " Stewart told an audience member. read more
Above, watch the full conversation, moderated by New York Times Senior Correspondent Eric Schmitt. A recent session at the 2015 Aspen Security Forum session exploring the expansion of ISIS, and the international response, began by moderator and New York Times Senior Correspondent Eric Schmitt mentioning that in a Senate hearing earlier that day, Sen. Show More Summary
Two stories from Military.com about the VA’s new initiatives in healthcare. Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA enrollment center in Atlanta, says 34,000 veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan lost their eligibility for healthcare after the VA sat on their applications until they expired. Show More Summary
The United States acknowledges that the Turkish government has a right to attack Kurdistan Workers’ Party positions in Iraq.