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# kurds - Monday 14 January, 2019

Trump warns he will 'devastate Turkey economically' if it attacks the Kurds

The US assault on Isis in Syria has been spearheaded on the ground by Kurdish fighters.

# kurds - Sunday 6 January, 2019

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces says it has captured an Irish citizen fighting for Islamic State

The Kurdish-led forces said that it had arrested five militants who had been fighting for the Islamic State.

# kurds - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Notorious British IS fighters nicknamed the 'Beatles' captured by Kurdish forces - reports

Violence flared in eastern Syria where the US-led coalition said it killed pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its Kurdish allies.

# kurds - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US

The two US allies are at loggerheads over disputed territory in oil-rich Kirkuk.

# kurds - Monday 16 October, 2017

Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.

# kurds - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Germany sees massive rise in politically-motivated crimes by foreigners

These crimes include offences carried out by Islamic State extremists.

# kurds - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Thirteen dead and dozens injured in bombing in Turkey

Television pictures showed bus reduced to a smouldering wreck by the impact of the blast, as wounded were taken to ambulances.

# kurds - Monday 17 October, 2016

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun

The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.

# kurds - Saturday 19 March, 2016

A number of Irish people injured in Turkish suicide attack

Four people were killed and 36 injured in this morning’s attack. The blast is the sixth major bombing to take place in Turkey since last July.

# kurds - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Three-month-old baby and her grandfather killed as rebels clash with soldiers in Turkey

The girl was hit in the head when her family home was shelled.

# kurds - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Pirates of the Caribbean actor goes to Syria to help 'obliterate' Islamic State Michael Enright This post contains videos

Pirates of the Caribbean actor goes to Syria to help 'obliterate' Islamic State

He said has written to family and friends to tell them he loves them as he “might not see them again”.

# kurds - Monday 20 October, 2014

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift Peshmerga This post contains images

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift

“We have no wish at all to see Kobane fall.”

# kurds - Monday 6 October, 2014

Now IS has advanced to the Turkish border - and planted its flag there

Syrian Kurds are fighting IS in the crucial town of Kobane.

# kurds - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Pics: Thousands of terrified Kurds flee to Turkey to escape Islamic State

Hundreds of Kurds abandoned their homes after warnings from Islamic State.

# kurds - Friday 15 August, 2014

Some EU countries will be arming Kurdish fighters in Iraq - but Ireland won't be one of them

The decision follows a rare summer meeting of EU foreign ministers, including Charlie Flanagan, in Brussels today.

# kurds - Monday 11 August, 2014

US "urgently" shipping weapons to arm Iraqi Kurds against jihadists

France is calling on the European Union to follow suit.

# kurds - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi

US forces said they had “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked”.

# kurds - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes

US warplanes bombed Islamic State positions in northern Iraq yesterday.

# kurds - Friday 11 July, 2014

Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq

The move has put strain on the frayed relationship between Iraqi and Kurdish leaders.

# kurds - Thursday 3 July, 2014

While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state

Forces on the ground are struggling to break the stalemate with militants.

# kurds - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Kurdish rebels begin critical pullout from Turkey

PKK fighters are preparing to withdraw to northern Iraq, in a major step towards ending a three-decade long conflict that has left tens of thousands dead.

# kurds - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Three Kurdish women activists shot dead in Paris hit

The French Interior Minister visited the scene and described the killings as “assassinations”.

# kurds - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Iraq blacklists Chevron over oil deal with Kurds Oil

Iraq blacklists Chevron over oil deal with Kurds

Iraq says it won’t do any deals with the US oil giant until it terminates work with the Kurds.

# kurds - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Turkey: Air strike kills at least 23 in Kurdish village

A pro-Kurdish legislator has claimed that most of the dead were not militants but teenagers making a living by carrying diesel fuel from Iraq into Turkey on donkeys.

# kurds - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Turkish PM issues first ever apology for killing of 14,000 Kurds

Erdogan said one of the obstacles to Turkey being among “the world’s most powerful states” is that it cannot face up to its past – however his apology appeared more motivated towards embarrassing the opposition.

# kurds - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Turkish forces shoot dead ferry hijacker

The 24 hostages – 18 passengers and six crew – were found unharmed.

# kurds - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Syrian security forces open fire on funeral, killing two

According to activists, President Bashar Assad’s troops shot dead two people at the funeral of Kurdish leader Mashaal Tammo today.

# kurds - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Turkey says it killed 100 Kurdish rebels in Iraq

Turkey launched artillery and air strikes against Kurdish separatists after eight Turkish soldiers and a government-paid village guard were killed in an ambush by the PKK.

# kurds - Sunday 12 June, 2011

Early results indicate Turkey's ruling party likely to win third term

The government of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may seek to reform the country’s military-era constitution in its third term.

# kurds - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Ten arrested after Turkish police crack down on journalists

Ten people, mostly journalists, have been arrested in Turkey in a crackdown on an alleged network accused of conspiring to topple the country’s government.