Syrian Kurdish-led troops say they have faced suicide bombers north of the de facto caliphate’s capital in Syria as the battle for Isis’ last stronghold begins
'Will the Turkish government abide by the internationally accepted standards of parliamentary democracy? This is the basic question,' says politician from Kurdish-backed party
The Kurdish-led al-Bab Military Council in northern Syria is welcoming new female recruits who want to help free their hometown from the Islamist militants
'People tried to flee, because of the conditions in Mosul, to Kurdistan or Baghdad but they would be blown up by IEDs and if they weren't they'd be shot at even if they were kids'
The 22-year-old YPG soldier died in a clash with the terror group in northern Syria, a source confirmed to The Independent
Amir Ashour, founder of LGBT rights group IraQueer, was forced to flee his home country for Sweden in 2015 after threats were made on his life
Many of our Peshmerga are needlessly dying from injuries of the sort that British soldiers have routinely survived for decades
Dozens of NHS professionals from Newcastle have visited Kurdistan over the years to perform life-changing operations, but the programme may now be jeopardised
Kurds worry about losing 'passports, imports, exports and airports' if they break away from Iraq abruptly, but an amicable separation might suit both sides eventually
We in the West do our friends no favours by believing we can never do the right thing. Next week is the 25th anniversary of the no-fly zone that protected the Iraqi Kurds
A man claiming to be the young woman's father has posted photos on Facebook which show her body covered in blood, surrounded by horrified wedding guests
'A year and a half has passed and the genocide against the Yazidis is continuous. We die every day because we see the world silent in the face of our plight'
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack
The devastation following an attack that also injured 200 people cut through any words the Turkish President could muster
The government has issued a ban on broadcasting footage of the blast at a peace rally
Protesters claimed police prevented ambulances taking the wounded to hospital in the wake of the bombing