Turkish Forces To Enter Iraq Fighting Kurds

Turkey launched a military offensive in northern Syria in late January. It has now entered Iraq too, and is threatening further action. An expanding war Since ending peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in 2015, Turkey has waged war on the group and its allies at home and abroad. In addition to its … Continue reading Turkish Forces To Enter Iraq Fighting Kurds

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Assad Stresses Importance of Preserving Syria, Iraq’s Unity

President Bashar al-Assad received on Wednesday Faleh al-Fayad, the national security advisor and envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Fayad conveyed to Assad an oral message from Abadi in which he affirmed the importance of enhancing cooperation and coordination between the two brotherly countries in all fields, especially in the political and security sides … Continue reading Assad Stresses Importance of Preserving Syria, Iraq’s Unity

Syria, Iraq To Open Al-Qaim Border Crossing

Head of the Syrian Ministry of Interior Mohammad al-Shaar met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi in Baghdad where they discussed the possibility of reopening the Al-Qaim border crossing. They've also discussed a number of security, terrorism and coordination issues at the meeting. Both states are interested in reopening this border crossing as the situation … Continue reading Syria, Iraq To Open Al-Qaim Border Crossing

Iraq To Attend Syria Talks in Russia’s Sochi As Observer

Iraq has been invited to attend the Syria peace talks due in Russia’s city of Sochi at the end of January, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced Monday. It received an invitation from the Russian government to attend the conference as an observer, according to a statement from the Iraqi ambassador to Russia, Haidar Hadi, … Continue reading Iraq To Attend Syria Talks in Russia’s Sochi As Observer

Iran’s Rouhani: World Owes Anti-terrorism Forces in Syria, Iraq

The region and the world owe those who fought terrorists in Syria and Iraq, as they fought for regional security and stability, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday. "Terrorism is not a threat only to the region, rather it is a menace to the entire world, including the US and Europe," President Rouhani said … Continue reading Iran’s Rouhani: World Owes Anti-terrorism Forces in Syria, Iraq

Iraq Launches Operation to Clear Desert Near Syria of ISIS

Iraqi forces have launched an operation to clear the desert bordering Syria of ISIS, in a final push to rid the country of the terrorist group, the military said. Troops from the Iraqi army and Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) were taking part in the campaign against militants hiding in a large strip of border … Continue reading Iraq Launches Operation to Clear Desert Near Syria of ISIS

Iranian President Says The ISIS, ‘Fed And Armed’ By The West, Has Been Defeated In Syria

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday accused western countries, including the United States, of having “fed and armed” the Islamic State, which he said had now been eradicated in West Asia. He congratulated Iraq, Syria and Lebanon for the “great achievement”. Rouhani’s speech, broadcast live on state TV, came a day after Syrian forces reclaimed … Continue reading Iranian President Says The ISIS, ‘Fed And Armed’ By The West, Has Been Defeated In Syria