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Islamic State

Kurdish Leader: Kurds ‘Revising’ Ties to U.S. After Trump Refused Support

The Trump administration’s opposition to the independence referendum approved by northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has prompted the Kurds to consider “revising” its mutually beneficial relationship with the United States, according to the region’s former president.

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Top U.S. General: Iran-Allied Militias Deserve Credit for ‘Hard-Won Victory’ in Mosul

The Baghdad-sanctioned umbrella organization of mostly Iran-allied Shiite militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) “deserve a share of the credit for their sacrifices” during the successful operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), indicated the U.S. commander leading the coalition fight in Iraq and Syria.

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.

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Austrian Police Arrest Three Terror Suspects In Asylum Homes

Three migrants, who are thought to be members of the Al-Nusra Front and a Shia militia, were arrested by Austrian police at asylum homes in Tirol. The three migrants who were arrested by Austrian police in Tirol are said to have