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Iraq: Yazidis Recruited by Kurdish Terror Group PKK Defecting to Iran-Allied Troops

Many members of the Yazidi minority group in northern Iraq who had been recruited by the U..S.-designated terror group Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to defend their territory against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) are now joining an Iran-allied Shiite paramilitary group trying to capture more territory in the war-ravaged Middle Eastern country.

** FILE ** In this Nov. 12, 2007 file picture, Kurdish demonstrators are silhouetted by a Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) flag during a protest in the Cypriot capital of Nicosia. Kurdish rebels have kidnapped three German climbers on Mount Ararat, the governor of a province in eastern Turkey said Wednesday …

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.

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 …

Yazidi Leaders Congratulate Trump on Presidential Election Victory

Leaders and activists from the Yazidi minority community in Iraq, which has largely suffered ethnic cleansing and other war crimes at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), have expressed a mixture of hope and congratulations over Donald Trump’s recent election as U.S. president.

Sinjar Mayor Mahma Khalil Qasim near the middle with scarf around his neck.

Palestinian-American Member Of Islamic State Surrenders To Kurds

Ynetnews reports: A Palestinian-American member of the Islamic State group gave himself up to an Iraqi Kurdish military unit in the country’s north, an Iraqi Kurdish general said Monday. The circumstances of the surrender were not fully disclosed, but it marked


Kurds Begin Restoring Electricity to Formerly ISIS-Controlled Sinjar

As the cheer of victory over the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) begins to dim in newly liberated Sinjar, Iraq, Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have begun the work of rebuilding a city ravaged by the terrorist group. On Thursday, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani announced plans to return electricity to Sinjar.

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Photos: Kurds Assess Ruins of Sinjar After a Year Under ISIS Control

After more than a year under the control of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), Kurdish Peshmerga forces have liberated Sinjar City. As the impromptu street parades end and the local Yazidi population slowly trickles back in, civilians must begin the arduous reconstruction of a city in ruins.

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Yazidis Returning Home in Iraq Pick up Arms Against ISIS

After the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) captured Sinjar, the surviving Yazidis fled onto Mount Sinjar. A year later, those forced from their homes will do anything to take back everything stolen by the terrorist group.

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