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Leila Qasem a Symbol of Resilience for All Kurdish Women: Barzani

According to the New York Times, the FBI is investigating the investment practices of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System, which included pouring money into a vehicle set up by Glencore to lend money to the Kurdish government | 1/3

Talk of Kurdish weddings code for terror plots, Turkish prosecutors say via w/ @AlMonitor  @esinclairwebb  @Cihantprk  @Av_EvrenSEL  @ihd_genelmerkez 

Iraqi Kurdistan won semi-autonomy from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq thanks to a western-backed no-fly zone imposed in 1991, designed to halt Hussein’s genocidal campaign against Kurdish fighters

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Iranian border guards wounded a Kurdish porter, also referred to as Kolbar, in the mountainous areas of Piranshahr, a monitor revealed on Monday.

Kurdish counter-terror force denies role in killing of IRGC's Qasem Soleimani

kurdish'>Iraqi Kurdish court upholds 6-year jail terms for journalists Sherwan Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari

A landmine explosion on Sunday left one Kurdish civilian killed in the border areas between the Kurdistan Region and Iran.


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I just spoke to a distraught US Special Forces soldier who is among the 1000 or so US troops in Syria tonight who is serving alongside the SDF Kurdish forces. It was one of the hardest phone calls I have ever taken. "I am ashamed for the first time in my career."

Israel strongly condemns the Turkish invasion of the Kurdish areas in Syria and warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies. Israel is prepared to extend humanitarian assistance to the gallant Kurdish people.

Spoke to a professor with deep connections into Kurdish leadership in Syria. I asked him about the mood there after Trump announcement, his answer sent chills: Hurt, betrayed, and angry. They'll all be dead soon...

We may be in the process of leaving Syria, but in no way have we Abandoned the Kurds, who are special people and wonderful fighters. Likewise our relationship with Turkey, a NATO and Trading partner, has been very good. Turkey already has a large Kurdish population and fully....

Thank you General Mazloum for your kind words and courage. Please extend my warmest regards to the Kurdish people. I look forward to seeing you soon. @mustefa2bali 

kurdish'>Syria Kurdish official told us, reacting to Trump’s overnight decision.  “The Americans are traitors. They have abandoned us to a Turkish massacre. We can no longer fight against isis and have to defend ourselves. This could allow isis to return to the region.”

Kurdish commander Gen Mazlum Kobane makes an urgent appeal, telling @NBCNews  Syria's Kurds face what could become “the biggest ethnic cleansing operation of the 21st century... happening in front of the American army's eyes.” He blames Turkey and Trump. Coming up @NBCNightlyNews 

Read the fine print: Turkey gets Syrian Kurd land he’s wanted for years. Kurdish fighters have to disarm and get out. Russia gains influence. ISIS does what it wants. Trump cancels sanctions on Turkey. Art of the deal!!! If you are Erdogan

Syria is complicated, but this is simple. A week ago, our Kurdish partners were secure, ISIS was at bay, and hundreds of their fighters were detained. Then the President talked to Erdogan late one night, and disaster was unleashed. Now we’re scrambling to contain the damage.

A sr military official told me US special forces troops distraught, upset, morally disturbed by having to tell their kurdish allies in Syria that, because of orders, their promises of defense won’t be kept.