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Confirmation comes from Iran’s Tasnim News Agency, which says the IRGC used its new UAV or drone unit to strike at the Kurds.
This is a serious incident and although no group initially claimed responsibility focus will likely shift towards Kurdish dissident groups that operate in the Kurdish regions of northwest Iran.
The newspaper has been critiqued in the past for publishing an oped by the head of the Houthi rebel group, a group that openly espouses antisemitism.
The Kurdish-led authorities reject the idea of a big "safe zone" because it would envelop Syrian towns and cities that are located right at the border.
Kurds remain wary of ISIS, which experts say may have 10,000 loyal fighters in Iraq
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
President Trump has vowed not to "fight endless wars," but skeptics warn the pullout will create a vacuum to be filled by extremists.
By BEN BRESKY
The civilized world owes a debt of gratitude to the Kurdish people in general, and to their stalwart Peshmerga fighters in particular, for their successful efforts to combat ISIS.
By NEVILLE TELLER
Will the atrocities of Afrin be repeated east of the Euphrates?
By KAMAL SIDO
Turkish forces have been in Kurdish northern Iraq since the 1990s but their presence has mostly not impacted civilian life.
All Kurdish groups are considered by the Turkish government as “terrorists” who do not represent the Kurds in any way, and the Turkish state ironically sees its duty as one of controlling the Kurds.
By VEYSI DAG
The latest dispute is part of tensions between Turkey and the US that have grown over the last several years.
Turkey offers to oversee Trump’s proposed 20-mile buffer zone inside Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria.
By TERRANCE J. MINTNER/THE MEDIA LINE
"Turkey expects the US to honor our strategic partnership and doesn't want it to be shadowed by terrorist propaganda," Erdogan's spokesman said.
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