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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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Masrour Barzani: Kurdish Independence Would Help Defeat IS

Masrour Barzani speaks during an interview in his office in  July 2014.

The war against the Islamic State (IS) is continuing full force in Iraq and Syria. And Kurds from both countries remain the most effective partners in the US-led coalition’s effort to eradicate the jihadists. But traditional rivalries between the main Iraqi Kurdish factions and tensions between Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish forces on …

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Masrour Barzani: Kurdish Gains in Syria Pressures ISIS

The gains in Syria by the Kurdish forces have pressured ISIS, said the Chancellor of the KRSC.

ISIS is on a continuous withdrawal and the successes of Kurdish forces in Syria is pressuring the terrorists, said the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council Masrour Barzani in a meeting with an American delegation that comprised of US Ambassador to Iraq Steward Jones, US Consul General in Erbil …

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