Turkey said the United States has promised it for a second time to stop arming Syria-based Kurdish militants whom Ankara considers a threat to its security, as the American support for them risks pitting the two NATO members against one another.
Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei told MNA on Sat. that the US military coalition in Syria seeks to rally Kurds against Turkey, while Turkey is after disrupting US plans in the region.
Iraqi President Muhammad Fuad Masum said on Wednesday that the country's Popular Mobilization Forces, also known as al-Hashd al-Shaabi, as well as Kurdish Peshmerga forces will join the Iraqi Army during an operation aimed at liberating the northern city of Mosul from the Daesh terrorist group.
Six months into the terrorist offensive in Iraq, the autonomous Kurds said Wednesday they had lost more than 700 fighters and argued the burden of hosting a million displaced civilians was becoming unsustainable.