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President Barzani Meets with U.S. Secretary of Defense‏

US Defense Secretary visited Erbil for his first time since assuming his job.

  President Masoud Barzani met with the United States Secretary of Defense, Mr. Ashton Carter in Erbil today. President Barzani and Secretary Carter began their meeting by assessing the progress made by the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi military against the terrorists of the Islamic State. President Barzani expressed his …

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Turkish Airstrikes Hit 3 ISIS Targets in Syria

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Turkish fighter jets struck three Islamic State targets inside Syria on Friday in a pre-emptive measure based on intelligence about a planned attack on Turkey, a senior government official said. The airstrikes came a day after Turkey engaged in its first direct combat with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, on the Syrian border …

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Partial No-Fly Zone Included in US-Turkey Consensus

Turkey do not want the Kurdish forces to enter the Jarablus area.

A recent joint action consensus between Turkey and the United States, which includes the use of the İncirlik Airbase in southern Turkey in fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadists, also covers a partial no-fly zone over the Turkey-Syria border, according to sources. The 90-kilometer …

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Qatar Provides Aid to Refugees and IDPs in Kurdistan

The Qatari Foreign Minister visited Kurdistan without passing by Baghdad.

  Qatar has provided humanitarian assistance to the displaced persons and refugees in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to alleviate their suffering, as per the directives of the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.  This came during the official visit by the Foreign …

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