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Kurdish authorities in #Iraq  should immediately release journalist Bahroz Jaafer, drop all charges against him, and allow the press to cover and write critically about politicians without fear of detention or legal action.

Iranian border guards on Wednesday left a Kurdish shepherd wounded in the mountainous areas of Baneh city, a human rights group revealed.

"The Gordian knot of #Kurdish  unity talks in #Syria " - This dive into the ongoing #Syria  intra-Kurdish #PYD- #KNC) talks by @LarsHauch  & @RenaNetjes  is an excellent overview of where we're at & the challenges ahead:

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The Iraqi government on Wednesday responded to Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani’s call to prevent the unlawful confiscation of Kurdish agricultural lands by non-indigenous Arabs in the disputed province of Kirkuk.

Kurdish security forces arrest several people in possession of 10 kg of drugs outside Soran, Erbil province. #Kurdistan  #TwitterKurds 

Kurdish journalist and writer Bahroz Jaafer was taken into custody on Tuesday after Iraqi President Barham Salih’s office filed a complaint against him.

An improvised explosive device (IED) targeted on Tuesday a military vehicle belonging to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria's Deir ez-Zor countryside.

A former member of the Turkish parliament from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has been given another year in jail for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her lawyers said.

kurdish'>Major Kurdish political parties in the Syrian Kurdistan have announced an initial agreement on the establishment of a Supreme Kurdish Reference that will have the authority to decide on the main political strategies.

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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.

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