Iraqi, Syrian Kurds pelt U.S. troops with rocks and potatoes as they pull out from Syria

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HEWLÊR/QAMISHLO,— Betrayed Syrian Kurds hurled potatoes and abuse at a withdrawing convoy of US troops as they passed through the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan on their way to Iraqi Kurdistan, after Trump vowed to pull U.S. troops from Syria. Video footage shows armored vehicles passing through the city of Qamishlo and […]

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Iraqi, Kurdistan governments torture Islamic State child suspects: HRW

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GENEVA,— Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government authorities have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged Islamic State (also known as ISIS) affiliation, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday. The prosecutions are often based on dubious accusations and forced confessions obtained through torture. The 53-page report, “‘Everyone Must Confess’: Abuses against […]

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Iraqi, Syrian dealers boost car market in Iraqi Kurdistan

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HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Because of lower tariffs in Erbil compared to Baghdad, many Iraqi and Syrian car dealers have moved their businesses into Iraq’s Kurdistan Region giving a boost to the local car market. Musana Al-Rawey just a few years ago managed a car show floor in the city of Daraa in Syria. He has […]

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Iraqi, Kurdish forces launch new advance northeast of Mosul

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KHAZER, Iraq,— Iraqi and Kurdish forces have launched a new offensive on a town near Mosul as part of a massive operation aimed at retaking the country’s second largest city from the Islamic State group. The Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, said they launched a dawn offensive Sunday on two fronts to the northeast of […]

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