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Iraqi Kurdish protesters wave flags of their autonomous Kurdistan region during a demonstration to claim for its independence on July 3, 2014 outside the Kurdistan parliament building in Arbil, in northern Iraq. The Kurdish leader, Massud Barzani asked its parliament to start organizing a referendum on independence. AFP PHOTO / …

Iraq: Tensions Between Kurds and Iran-Allied Shiite Militias Intensify

A Kurdish Peshmerga commander has accused a Baghdad-sponsored umbrella organization of mostly Iran-allied Shiite militias of arresting three of their fighters in northern Iraq’s predominantly Sunni Nineveh province amid flaring tensions between the two groups.

A missile-loaded Turkish Air Force warplane takes off from the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southeastern Turkey, Tuesday, July 28, 2015After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes last week started striking militant targets in Syria and agreed to allow the U.S. to launch its own …

Clarion: Syrian Christian Militia Condemns Turkey for Bombing Kurds

This story originally appeared at the Clarion Project: By Ryan Mauro The Syriac Military Council, a Christian militia in Syria opposed to the Assad regime, condemned Turkey for bombing its U.S.-backed Kurdish allies who are fighting ISIS. The Christians accused

Fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Kurdish police, known as the Asayish, visit the site of Turkish airstrikes near northeastern Syrian Kurdish town of Derik, known as al-Malikiyah in Arabic, on April 25, 2017. Turkish warplanes killed more than 20 Kurdish fighters in strikes in Syria and …

Turkey Bombs U.S.-Supported Kurds in Syria – at Least 18 Killed

Early Tuesday morning, a wave of Turkish airstrikes reportedly struck a headquarters building used by the Kurdish YPG militia in northeastern Syria. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 18 YPG fighters and media officials were killed in the attack.

LALISH, IRAQ - NOVEMBER 11: Yazidi men line up before starting a religious ritual outside the holiest temple of the Yazidi faith while attending friday rituals on November 11, 2016 in Lalish, Iraq. Lalish is the site of the tomb of Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, the central figure of the …

Iraq: Christians, Yazidis Seeking Semi-Autonomous Region

Several representatives of Iraqi minority groups considered to be some of the oldest inhabitants of the country, including the Assyrian Christians and Yezidis, have joined forces to urge Baghdad and the international community to allow them to establish a semi-autonomous region in northwestern Iraq.

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Yazidi Parents Who Survived Islamic State Name Newborn Baby ‘Trump’

Yazidi parents in Iraq whose family has survived atrocities at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) named their newborn child “Trump” within minutes after Republican nominee Donald Trump became the U.S. President-elect last Tuesday, reports the Haym Salomon Center.

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With Aid Groups Focused on Mosul, Iraq’s Yazidi Islamic State Victims Feel Forgotten

Members of the Yazidi minority community in northern Iraq, targeted for genocide and sexual slavery at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), feel abandoned by humanitarian groups and governments that have shifted their attention to the growing number of displaced persons escaping the Iraqi city of Mosul, reports Rudaw.

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UN, West, Accused of Ignoring Plight of Syria’s Christians

The United Nations and Western nations including Britain have been accused of abandoning Syria’s Christians in the face of widespread persecution by Islamic State and their Muslim countrymen – even within refugee camps.

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John Kerry Admits the Islamic State Is Committing Genocide: Now What?

On Monday, March 14, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Resolution 75, which declares and condemns, in the clearest of language, that the Islamic State has committed acts of genocide against Assyrian Christians and Yezidis in Iraq and Syria.