in Iraq


They Were ‘Comrades in Arms’ Against ISIS. Now the U.S. Is Eyeing the Exit.

Kurdistan News - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 23:17
The commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces hopes U.S. forces will stay in Syria. But if they don’t, he is prepared to defend his militia’s hard-fought gains.
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Where ISIS Ruled in Syria, Fear and Uncertainty Reign

Kurdistan News - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 17:04
The Islamic State lost control of eastern Syria, but a visit there found cities in shambles, an uncertain future and ISIS still carrying out deadly attacks.
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U.S. Troops Leaving Syria, but Some May Stay Longer Than Expected

Kurdistan News - Sat, 03/30/2019 - 01:29
Hundreds of the 2,000 American troops in Syria are leaving, but new plans will pause the withdrawal before reaching the 400-troop level President Trump approved.
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Scores of Holiday Revelers Killed as Overloaded Ferry Sinks in Iraq

Kurdistan News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 19:28
The vessel, carrying Iraqis celebrating the Kurdish New Year, sank in the Tigris River near Mosul, killing at least 94 people.
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France Repatriates Several Orphan Children Who Were Stranded in Syria

Kurdistan News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 23:50
The return of five children of deceased ISIS militants came as a surprise to their families, as France has stalled at repatriating its citizens kept in Syria and Iraq.
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American Volunteers Fighting ISIS in Syria Worry About a U.S. Pullout

Kurdistan News - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 13:00
Seeking adventure, following ideals or settling scores, they joined an American-backed Kurdish militia to fight militants. But now, “it’s anyone’s guess what happens.”
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Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Order Forces Allies to Weigh Return of ISIS Detainees

Kurdistan News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:00
The American military departure may have a silver lining: a long-awaited resolution for thousands of Islamic State detainees who have been held indefinitely in Syrian camps.
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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq

Kurdistan News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:23
Patrick Shanahan is expected to firm up plans for the transfer of troops to Iraq from Syria, a quest complicated by President Trump’s suggestion the soldiers would be asked to monitor Iran.
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