Search: Kurds,Islamic State,Syria (3 materials)

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?

The 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 ...


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