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    • Kurdish Revolutionaries Declare General Uprising Across Middle East

      Kurdish militants pose for a photo before conducting a rocket attack on Turkish forces in Northern Iraq.

      Last Sunday, high ranking officers of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) called for a return to offensive operations across the Middle East.

      Kurdish militant leader Murat Karayılan is reported to have sent communiques from a secret base in northern Iraq calling on PKK cells to immediately attack the government forces of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and NATO member states operating in the region, including the United States.

      An anonymous source in the NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre claims Karayılan has developed a detailed strategy to pressure western nations to wider peace talks. Since 1978, PKK militants have fought to establish an independent Kurdistan.

      The Turkish government and NATO stand at high alert.

      The 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd IBCT was among the first NATO forces to be attacked by the PKK on Bozcaada island, Turkey.

      Soldiers of Alpha Company “War Eagles” were conducting a patrol to isolate and destroy remnants of a collapsed ISIS martyr’s brigade when Kurdish militants opened fire on them.

      A Kurdish fighter captured at Merkez General Hospital while seeking treatment for wounds denied that PKK forces attacked NATO forces first. He claimed US aircraft bombed his base during a Kurdish attack on ISIS units in the area.

      The escalation of conflict has compounded the NATO mission in Turkey, which has recently identified Iranian agents operating clandestinely within the country.

      With Turkish Land Forces unable to secure Bozcaada due to low numbers of troops and weaponry, the US has accepted the mission of pacifying the island.

      Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said, “The US is working with leaders in Turkey and the international community to deescalate the situation and create stability. But if push comes to shove, we are ready to counter any threats in the region.”

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