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Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan sees the YPG, which the United States has backed in the fight against Islamic State, as a terrorist organisation and part of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).Read More →

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“We have postponed our military operation against the east of the Euphrates river until we see on the ground the result of America’s decision to withdraw from Syria.” – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Read More →

YPG, Syrian Kurdish Fighters - Syria

“Right now it is being said that some ditches, tunnels were dug in Manbij and to the east of the Euphrates. They can dig tunnels or ditches if they want, they can go underground if they want, when the time and place comes they will buried in the ditches they dug. No one should doubt this.” – Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar.Read More →

Egypt Sinai Tribesmen

In a switch from the past, the military has begun arming Bedouin tribesmen like Abu-Sefira and having them patrol in operations against the IS militants deep in the peninsula’s interior, where their local knowledge gives them an advantage, Abu-Sefira and other Bedouin say.

“We have to do it, it’s our duty to make the people feel safe from the terrorists who were killing us,” Ibrahim Abu-Sefira said.Read More →

Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria Politics Headline News

The setback in the war against Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) and the Boko Haram insurgency from which it split in 2016 comes as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in elections next February. “The situation in the northeast is deteriorating,” said one security source, speaking on condition of anonymity. “They are running out of weapons, ammo and basic equipment. They are exhausted.” Read More →