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Ansarullah

Ansarullah

A Zaidi Shiite movement operating in Yemen. It seeks to establish a democratic government in Yemen.
Shiite

Shiite

represents the second largest denomination of Islam. Shiites believe Ali (peace be upon him) to be prophet"s successor in the Caliphate.
Resistance

Resistance

Axis of Resistances refers to countries and movements with common political goal, i.e., resisting against Zionist regime, America and other western powers. Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Palestine are considered as the Axis of Resistance.
Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

A regional political u n i o n consisting of Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq.
ISIS Terrorist Group

ISIS Terrorist Group

A terrorist group that fights against Resistance Axis in Syria and Iraq. It was founded & armed by America and its allies covertly.
Taliban

Taliban

Taliban is a Sunni fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan. It was founded by Mohammed Omar in 1994.
  Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism is an extremist pseudo-Sunni movement, which labels non-Wahhabi Muslims as apostates thus paving the way for their bloodshed.
Kurds

Kurds

Kurds are an ethnic group in the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a region, which spans adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They are an Iranian people and speak the Kurdish languages, which form a subgroup of the Northwestern Iranian branch of Iranian languages.
NATO

NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
Islamic Awakening

Islamic Awakening

Refers to a revival of the Islam throughout the world, that began in 1979 by Iranian Revolution that established an Islamic republic.
Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda

A militant Sunni organization founded by Osama bin Laden at some point between 1988 and 1989

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What Will Be Outcomes of Recapture of ISIS De Facto Capital in Syria?
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What Will Be Outcomes of Recapture of ISIS De Facto Capital in Syria?

Monday 17 April 2017
A series of sides are expected to get influence from the campaign, including ISIS, US, Turkey, and other actors.
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Raqqa Operation Remains Handicapped by US-Turkey Cross-interests
Analysis

Raqqa Operation Remains Handicapped by US-Turkey Cross-interests

Friday 7 April 2017
The operation remains a sticking point between Ankara and Washington as Turkey insists that Kurds shouldn’t join the recapture offensive.
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What Drives Barzani’s Call for Independence Referendum?
Analysis

What Drives Barzani’s Call for Independence Referendum?

Tuesday 4 April 2017
Erbil leaders appear to make the most of the ISIS-created chaos in Iraq to gain independence or at least seek greater concessions from Baghdad.
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Iran Opposes Hoisting of Kurdish Flags in Iraq’s Kirkuk: Qassemi
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Iran Opposes Hoisting of Kurdish Flags in Iraq’s Kirkuk: Qassemi

Monday 3 April 2017
-Iran has expressed opposition to the hoisting of Kurdish flags over government buildings in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk saying the measure escalates tensions.
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Disintegration of Iraq will Harm Kurds: Iraqi PM
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Disintegration of Iraq will Harm Kurds: Iraqi PM

Sunday 2 April 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned that the potential separation of the country’s Kurds would harm them.
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Iraqi Parliament Bans Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk
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Iraqi Parliament Bans Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk

Saturday 1 April 2017
The Iraqi parliament has approved a ban on raising the Kurdistan flag on state buildings in Kirkuk province
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Turkey Ends ’Euphrates Shield’ Operation in Syria
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Turkey Ends ’Euphrates Shield’ Operation in Syria

Thursday 30 March 2017
Turkey has announced and end to its military incursion in northern Syria claiming the operation was a success.
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Renewing Dispute: Governor Orders Raising Kurdish Flag in Kirkuk
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Renewing Dispute: Governor Orders Raising Kurdish Flag in Kirkuk

Wednesday 29 March 2017
The measure comes as the Kurds see the Iraqi government in fight against terrorism and may now be not able to effectively respond.
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Raqqa Offensive: Picture of the Participating Forces, Complications
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Raqqa Offensive: Picture of the Participating Forces, Complications

Sunday 26 March 2017
The decisive assault is expected to start soon, with the US-backed Kurdish forces leading the mission just against the Turkish will.
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Turkey-US Rift over Kurds Involvement in Raqqa Offensive
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Turkey-US Rift over Kurds Involvement in Raqqa Offensive

Friday 24 March 2017
A major rift has emerged between the US and Turkey, both NATO allies, after Ankara rejected the involvement of Syrian Kurds in the Raqqa offensive.
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US Tightly Holds Kurdish Card in Syria
Analysis

US Tightly Holds Kurdish Card in Syria

Monday 20 March 2017
The American president will continue support for Kurds as the US seeks an effective arm on the battle ground.
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US Syria Scenario for Kurds Applicable?
Analysis

US Syria Scenario for Kurds Applicable?

Monday 13 March 2017
Washington’s Kurdish policy hardly goes anywhere as long as major actors leave no room for Kurds’ maneuvering.
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Mosul, Sinjar Fall Part of Intl. Conspiracy to Partition Iraq: Hezbollah Brigades
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Mosul, Sinjar Fall Part of Intl. Conspiracy to Partition Iraq: Hezbollah Brigades

Wednesday 8 March 2017
Mosul and Sinjar Fall was an international plot to partition Iraq, Hezbollah Brigade’s spokesman said.
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Three Scenarios ahead of PYD in Raqqa Battle
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Three Scenarios ahead of PYD in Raqqa Battle

Wednesday 8 March 2017
Uncertainty about Kurdish party’s role in the upcoming Raqqa operation remains in place as Ankara remains its top opponent.
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Syrian Militia Severs Road out Linking ISIS-Held Raqqa, Deir Al-Zor
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Syrian Militia Severs Road out Linking ISIS-Held Raqqa, Deir Al-Zor

Monday 6 March 2017
Syrian Democratic Forces, Militia dominated by Kurds, have reportedly severed the last main road out of ISIS de facto capital, Raqqa on Monday, cutting highway between the city and the terrorist group’s another stronghold in Deir al-Zor province, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

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