US-backed Iraqi forces launch operation to retake Tal Afar from ISIS

US-backed Iraqi forces launch operation to retake Tal Afar from ISIS

ARA News The US-led Global Coalition against ISIS welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi's statement on Sunday announcing the launch of the …

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Lebanese army advances against ISIS in battle on Syrian border

Lebanese army advances against ISIS in battle on Syrian border

Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on ISIS group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the …

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US not intending to stay in Syria after defeating ISIS

US not intending to stay in Syria after defeating ISIS

The United States does not intend to stay in Syria after defeating ISIS terror group, the US Department of State spokeswoman Heather …

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Iranian general says Kurdish independence referendum ‘a US plot’

Iranian general says Kurdish independence referendum ‘a US plot’

ARA News Iranian Brigadier General Naqdi, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' (IRGC) deputy commander, said that the Kurdistan …

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Over 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria

Over 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria

Geneva (UN) – A United Nations polio vaccination campaign in Syria has provided protection to more than 355,000 children under age five …

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Battle for Raqqa: ISIS using IEDs to impede SDF progress

Battle for Raqqa: ISIS using IEDs to impede SDF progress

ARA News More than 80 percent of the ISIS attacks against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been accomplished by using hidden IEDs, according to officials. “Fighting in Raqqa …

An independent Kurdistan would be a strategic ally to US, says Kurdish security chief

An independent Kurdistan would be a strategic ally to US, says Kurdish security chief

ARA News The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, said on Friday that an independent Kurdistan would be a strategic ally to the United States. Addressing the …

US special forces commander discusses support for Kurds in Iraq and Syria

US special forces commander discusses support for Kurds in Iraq and Syria

ARA News General Raymond Thomas, Commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command, said that the next flash point after Mosul is Kirkuk, arguing that Iraq will never accept the Kurds to take Kirkuk …

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