UK, Germany, and France, have called for a UNSC meeting for talks on the Turkish operation in northeastern Syria. Turkey began on Wednesday a long-planned operation in Syria against the Syrian Kurdish forces as it believes they are an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is designated as a “terrorist organization” by Ankara. The military campaign came after the White House announced the withdrawal of the US forces from northeastern Syria. US Senator Chris Van Hollen has warned Turkey of paying “a heavy price” for launching this military operation. Kurdistan Region Parliament released a statement overnight on Wednesday to express concern over this Turkish operation, calling for an end. And A number of people gathered on Wednesday evening in the Kurdistan Region’s Sulaimaniya province in solidarity with the Syrian Kurds
A gunman has killed two people in eastern German city of Halle after attempting to enter a synagogue where dozens were observing a Jewish holiday. The suspect live-streamed the attack on an online video-game platform before being arrested. After failing to get in, the gunman shot dead two people nearby. The suspect is a 27-year-old German who acted alone. Videos from the scene appear to show the suspect wearing military-type clothing and using several weapons in the attack.
A tea shop in the Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province has been renovated and decorated with photos as well as the uniforms and weapons of Peshmerga martyrs. This particular shop stands out from the rest of the stores in the district because its walls have been adorned with the memories of the Kurdish martyrs who lost their lives in the fight against the so-called Islamic State.