Kurdish militia made a swap with ISIS to get back 7 US troops – sources

Kurdish militia made a swap with Islamic state terrorists to get back seven US soldiers captured in September, Turkish media has said. The Kurds had to withdraw from some oil wells under the swap terms. The American troops were detained during a confrontation between Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and Kurdish YPG/ PKK militias in […]

Facebook is banning far-right militia Proud Boys after a violent attack in New York

Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Facebook is banning accounts and groups associated with the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group linked to political violence in the US. Earlier in October, Proud Boys members were involved in a violent attack on protesters in New York, and  five members have since been arrested. Groups with tens of thousands of […]

‘Death to Muscovites!’ Nazi-collaborating WW2 militia commemorated with a march in Kiev (VIDEO)

Police said that 15,000 took part in a sanctioned nationalist march through the Ukrainian capital, to mark the anniversary of the Nazi collaborator guerilla group that fought against the Red Army during World War II. The heavily-policed procession comprised different strands of nationalists all marching under their own banners, from parties represented in parliament, to […]

Ankara warns France over offer of support for Kurdish militia in Syria

The French government’s promise to back Syrian forces led by a Kurdish militia amounts to support for and legitimization of terrorist groups, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Friday. French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday assured the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), dominated by the Kurdish YPG, of his support to stabilize northeastern Syria […]

US will remain in Syria for decades after ISIS defeated, Kurdish militia allies say

One of Washington’s main allies in their fight against the Islamic State in Syria says US forces will remain in the country’s north long after the jihadists are defeated. Enduring ties with the Kurdish dominated region is said to be a goal of the US. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed alliance of militias […]

Gaddafi’s son released from prison, Libyan militia says

Published time: 10 Jun, 2017 23:10 Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been released from prison, according to the militia that has held him for five years. Gaddafi was reportedly freed by the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion militia, which controls the area of Zintan, southwest of the capital of Tripoli. […]

US begins arming Kurdish militia fighting ISIS near Raqqa

Published time: 30 May, 2017 20:20 Edited time: 30 May, 2017 20:35 The US is now equipping Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces with heavy machine guns, small arms and ammunition to battle Islamic State fighters near their stronghold of Raqqa, Syria. Read more Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon told RT that this move represents […]

Over 140 killed in Libya after militia allied with UN-backed govt ravages rival military base

Dozens of troops and civilians have reportedly been slaughtered in an attack on an airbase in southern Libya. The attack was blamed on the militia backing the Tripoli-based government of National Accord (GNA), which denies that it sanctioned the carnage. The attack unfolded Thursday afternoon at Brak Al-Shati airbase, which since December has been under […]

Germany bans over 30 Kurdish symbols, incl. flag of US-backed Syrian militia fighting ISIS – report

Berlin has reportedly banned a total of 33 symbols used by Kurdish political and military groups, including the flag of a US ally in Syria, YPG militia, and a portrait of an outlawed Kurdish party leader. The move comes amid Germany’s tensions with Turkey. Read more In a letter, seen by German Spiegel newspaper on […]

Car blast in E. Ukraine kills militia commander, Lugansk blames Kiev’s ‘hit squad’

2 people, including the chief of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) Militia Office, were killed in a car blast in the republic’s capital, Lugansk. The Lugansk People’s Militia says the blast was a terrorist attack carried out by Kiev’s secret services. “The chief of the LPR People’s Militia Office, Colonel Oleg Anashchenko, has died today […]