Search: Kurds,Islamic State (4 materials)

The Evolution of the Peshmerga vs. the Case of Islamic State in Iraq

... However, they have since undergone a phased development. New asymmetrical threats, despite their devastation, have enabled the Kurds to gain experience in waging wars of different types, develop a diverse range of tactics (as determined by the needs of ... ... broader region in which Kurdistan is situated. 1 . Dr. Sebastian Gorka, “How America will be attacked: irregular warfare, the Islamic State, Russia, and China”, Military Review , (September-October 2016) in


What Lies Beneath the Seizure of Sinjar?

... lost the control of a strategic communication and supply line linking Raqqa to Mosul, two of its strongholds in Syria and in Iraq. The significance of this victory is twofold. Regarding the fight against ISIS, the seizure of Sinjar tends to split the Islamic State between the Iraqi theater on the one hand, and the Syrian theater on the other hand. Whereas the coordination between US forces, Western military support (Germany and France in particular) and the Iraqi Kurds, keeps on gaining traction, Moscow carries on its military and intelligence cooperation with Bagdad and Teheran. On the other side of the border, the US try to work out a ground force with the YPG as a backbone, and Arab fighters. Yet, the US and ...


Turkey: The Missing Link?

... events that took place on the border between Turkey and Syria in late July 2015 prompted Ankara to join the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). What is the significance of the decision? On July 20, 2015, a suicide bomber attacked ... ... since 2011, when Turkey bombed the region for six consecutive days. The Turkish police ended up detaining hundreds of armed Kurds and Islamists. The July 20 attack demonstrated that the military operations being carried out by Kurds and jihadists in ...


Suruc Terrorist Attack in the Context of the Political Struggle in Turkey

On July 20, 2015 the Turkish city of Suruc on the border with Syria fell victim to an horrific terrorist attack that took the lives of more than 30 people and injured another 100 — young activists of the left-wing Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (Sosyalist Gençlik Derneği Federasyonu – SGDF) who had travelled across the entire country to take part in a campaign to restore the neighbouring Syrian city of Kobane. Fighting between ISIS and Kurdish people’s protection...


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