Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters walk with their weapons at the eastern entrances to the town of Tal Abyad in the northern Raqqa countryside, Syria, June 14, 2015, after taking control of nearby Suluk town from Islamic State fighters. REUTERS/RODI SAID

Syrian Kurds: ‘Signs of Full Support’ from Trump White House in Islamic State Fight

Syrian Kurdish fighters belonging to a ground coalition known as the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State has provided them with unprecedented weapons support, expressing optimism that President Donald Trump will help their struggle more than the Obama administration did.

Salih Muslim, co-president of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), speaks during an interview in Marseille, southern France, on December 1, 2013. PYD, the biggest Kurdish armed group, wants to establish an autonomous Kurdish state within a federal Syria and a commission is already writing the constitution of this …

Turkey Issues Warrant for Head of Pro-American Kurdish Militia

The Turkish government has issued a warrant for the arrest of Salih Muslim, one of the leaders of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). The PYD’s military wings, the YPG and YPJ, are longtime American allies on the ground against the Islamic State in Syria.

Smoke rises from airstrikes on Guzhe village, northern Aleppo countryside, Syria. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Turkey Airstrikes Pound Kurds Allied to U.S.-Backed Militia in Syria

America’s NATO ally Turkey launched airstrikes against Kurdish fighters allied with a U.S.-backed militia in Syria, a testament to the growing rift between Ankara and Washington over the war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in the Middle East.

IRAQ, Mosul : Peshmerga fighters inspect the remains of a car, bearing an image of the trademark jihadist flag, which belonged to Islamic State (IS) militants after it was targeted by an American air strike in the village of Baqufa, north of Mosul, on August 18,2014. Kurdish peshmerga fighters backed …

Turkey: If Kurds Help Liberate Raqqa from Islamic State, We Won’t

The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned it will not participate in a U.S.-led coalition offensive to push the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) out of Raqqa, its de facto capital in Syria, if the Syrian Kurds are also involved in the operation.

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Obama Alarms Turkey with Reports U.S. May Directly Arm Syrian Kurds

President Barack Obama is reportedly considering directly arming the Syrian Kurds who are fighting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), a move that is certain to further strain or perhaps even fully disintegrate the relationship between the United States and its NATO Ally Turkey.

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U.S. Asks Turkey to Stop Bombing Kurds; Turkey Asks U.S. to Stop Supporting Kurds

Intensifying clashes in northern Syria between Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels, who have received military assistance from America, and the U.S.-allied Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), are a testament to the quagmire of perpetual chaos the Obama administration has worked itself into in the Middle East.

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Turkey Accuses Egypt’s Sisi of Supporting Kurdish Terrorist PKK Group

The Egyptian government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has provided funds and weapons to the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a Marxist-inspired guerrilla group listed as a terrorist organization by the United States and the rest of NATO, according to a Turkish intelligence report.

Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters walk with their weapons at the eastern entrances to the town of Tal Abyad in the northern Raqqa countryside, Syria, June 14, 2015, after taking control of nearby Suluk town from Islamic State fighters. REUTERS/RODI SAID

Manhattan ‘Anarcho-Communist’ Joins ‘Marxist’ Kurdish YPG Fighters in Syria

A Manhattan resident, identified as an anarchist-communist, has snuck into war-ravaged Syria to join the Marxist People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militia that receives military support from the United States in its fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), reports New York City’s progressive newspaper The Village Voice.

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Iran-Backed Iraqi Troops Begin Invasion of Islamic State-Held Fallujah

Kurdish and Arab forces – including U.S.-backed Iraqi troops, Shiite militias linked to Iran, Peshmerga troops, and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – have launched offensives targeting three major Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) strongholds in Iraq and Syria.