August 10, 2014

RUMINT: Kurds Seeking To Establish Their Own State

In a fragmented Iraq, civil war is in fashion and the only shimmer of hope for stability in the region is coming from the north in Kurdistan.

Today SOFREP has heard RUMINT from several sources that Kurdistan is not only taking ground, they are preparing to announce their own statehood.


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is a former U.S. Navy SEAL with combat deployments to Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his last tour he served as the west coast sniper Course Manager at the Naval Special Warfare Center. He is Editor-in-Chief of SpecialOperations.com, a SOFREP contributing editor, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). Follow Brandon on Facebook, Twitter or his website.

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  • YankeePapa

    . ...Normally this would barely be a story, coming out of the Mideast.  But Kurdish area not known for this... and doubtless "outsiders..." . http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/islamic-state-claims-car-bomb-at-us-consulate-in-erbil/ar-AAb93MJ?ocid=mailsignout . -YP-

  • YankeePapa

    RadioOp. YankeePapa , . ...British government operating on the assumption that the masked terr speaking was a British national... . -YP-

  • Waterborne

    Heres a report on that. http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/james-foley-us-military-launched-secret-rescue-operation/story?id=25060796

  • RadioOp.

    Today, the Italian press has reported about an attempt by American Special Forces to free the hostages in Syria (also the journalist). An attempt failed because the hostages were no longer there. This news is also confirmed in the United States by the USSOCOM?

  • RadioOp.

    YankeePapa RadioOp.  I think the reporter was aware of the dangers, had been imprisoned in 2012. On the Italian press say the Executioner was English and that the CIA is investigating the authenticity of the video. I know that there are many Europeans who fight in Syria along with the jihadists.