Iraq is a country still having an embassy in Syria, and its foreign minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari visited Damasucs in October and called for Syria to return to the Arab League.
Later, as of the last quarter of 2016, drones were used intensely for assaults by Daesh, both against security forces in Operation Mosul in Iraq, and against the PKK/YPG terrorist organization, which were included in Operation Raqqa in Syria, and against the Syrian regime forces.
he new year has witnessed quite novel developments in Iraq from Kirkuk to Suleymaniyah, even extending to Turkey.
During his visit, Pompeo will hold talks in Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait.
rendering the Iraq-Syria border meaningless.
The emergence of Daesh and other similar groups in Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen, and their engagement in violent activities compelled the people to change their approach and attitude towards these groups.
In April 1991, following the First Gulf War in Iraq and the Kurdish uprisings quelled by Sadam Hussein through bloodshed, France took the initiative for an establishment of an independent Kurdish region against the Baghdad administration under the guarantee of the West with the formation of Iraqi no-fly zones in reference to the UN Security Council Resolution 688.
” While Turkey is waiting for the ‘moment’ to start its military operation against the YPG controlled areas in Northeast Syria, Sputnik News reported that the one of the commanders of the Syrian Peshmerga under the autonomous Kurdistan administration in north of Iraq - Badal Bandi - stated that their forces will move to Syria soon.
eporting for Anadolu Agency, Levent Tok and Muhammad Mislo wrote in an article, “Excluding the west of the Euphrates, YPG sits at the top of a square that deepens 45 thousand kilometer square from the line between the east of the river and Iraqi border.
Is this true? Are you aware of what you are really doing?”What will be the scope of Turkey's operation to the east of the Euphrates? According to Abdullah Agar, terror and security expert, the operation will involve an area of 20 thousand square kilometers and this time Sinjar – an area in the west of Iraq – will also be included.
It can be stated that Iran’s utilization of paramilitary groups and its military presence in Iraq and Syria can be regarded as “normal” due to Tehran having a higher soft power capacity than Turkey.
Since the July 15 failed military coup attempt, Turkey has been revolutionizing its counter-terrorism strategy, especially in containing the PKK threat not only in Turkey but also in Syria and Iraq.
Prior to this event, there were heavy clashes along the Iraqi border between separatist Kurdish organizations and Iranian security forces.
Turkey’s ground incursion into the PKK-controlled territories in Iraq also came after similar remarks by Erdogan.