The alleged involvement of Kurdish forces in the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani

Yahoonews has published a long piece about the early 2020 murder of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and the Iraqi resistance leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, written by Jack Murphy and Zach Dorfman. This article, based on interviews with 15 current and former U.S. officials executed by Jack Murphy (himself a US special forces vet), reveals... Continue Reading →

Water as a Weapon: Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and the Water Wars yet to come

The first time I’ve ever personally experienced the weaponization of water in conflict was at the end of the summer, in North-East Syria, 2015. As Turkey decreased the water flow of the Euphrates river entering Syria, the local water committee would have to spread rations of water to the different cities and villages it served.... Continue Reading →

A new conspiracy targets Sinjar

Once more, it seems the Yezidi-populated area Sinjar is under imminent threat – as it has been for quite a while. Sinjar has become a thorn in Erdogan’s eye, as the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) has been operating there freely. Yet, this time, the threat seems larger than a sole Turkish invasion of PKK-controlled territory.... Continue Reading →

The boys of Mariwan

Hedwig KuijpersOriginally published in Dutch. Sirwan Kasrayi (15), Ramyar Kawe (16, mentally handicapped), Aresh Danishwar (17) and Zanyar Enayati (17) went outside on a clear Wednesday night. At a picnic site in the mountains, they were recruited by PJAK. Two of the boys managed to escape, the other two are still missing. Much has been... Continue Reading →

PJAK leader becomes Kobani History Teacher

and other examples of the PKK Shadow Government running ‘Rojava’ The much-praised ‘Rojava’ project in North-East Syria has ridden most of its popularity in the West through their fight against ISIS and their ideology ‘Democratic Confederalism’, that promotes a form of grassroots governing by local people on the ground, structured from neighbourhood ‘communes’, to ‘city... Continue Reading →

Turkey takes Biden for a test-ride

"We may come there overnight, all of a sudden," Turkish president Tayyip Recep Erdogan said on Friday, when asked about a possible upcoming Turkish operation in Sinjar. This is the same phrase he has used before invading North-Syria. "Turkey is always ready to carry out joint operations against the PKK with Iraq but we cannot... Continue Reading →

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