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Since then, a new wave of displacement and humanitarian crisis hit the region as thousands of people, mostly Kurds, left Kirkuk and Khurmatu fearing targeted abuse and threatening behavior from Shia militias. According to the KRG, in the aftermath of the October attack, over 180,000 people, mostly Kurds, have been ...
gunmen target Iraqi security patrol, Shia militias in Kirkuk. Smoke billows as Iraqi forces advance towards the center of Kirkuk on Oct. 16. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP). Kurdistan Iraq kirkuk. A+ A A-. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - A group of unknown gunmen on Thursday night launched a rocket attack on an ...

Shia militia's indiscriminate bombardment targets Kurdish villages near Khurmatu. December 12-2017 10:10 AM. Most Popular. Last 24 Hour; Last week; Last month. 01 PUK peshmerga Commander: 'traitors' planned to bring Iraqi forces, Shia militias into Kurdistan · 02 Iraqi Prime Minister and Interior Minister clash over ...
"There is a direction in the PUK that a number of party members, and even some regional countries, support," which is to allow Iraqi forces and Shia militias to enter the Kurdistan Region, Mustafa said without giving further details. "Unfortunately, I can't reveal their names because, as it often is during hard times and for the ...
Border guard forces of Iraqi Army are supported by controversial Shia militias against fires from Syrian territory. There is no information about who opened fire. Shia militias have become one of the dominant and feared forces in Iraqi politics ( AP ). Iraqi Shia paramilitary groups have been deployed to the ...

Karbala (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have killed a member of the Shia militias Saraya al-Salam (peace Brigades) in Karbala city, a security source said on Saturday. A police patrol stormed into a house of a member of the brigades in al-Ghadeer district in Karbala, the source told BasNews website. Armed ...
At least five Christian protesters were injured by Shia militia gunfire in northern Iraq on Saturday, according to a local police officer. Scores of Christians demonstrated in the town of Bartala in northern Iraq to protest assaults by members of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia against their minority, Capt. Agathon ...
More than three years after its establishment and after considerable sacrifice, 7,678 Hashd fighters have been killed and more than 14,000 injured in the battle against ISIS, now the group is being called to disarm and disband. by Tom Westcott. December 13th, 2017. By Tom Westcott ...
An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric on Dec. 11 urged his fighters to hand state-issued weapons back to the government, following Iraq's declaration of victory against the Islamic State group. In a speech broadcast on Iraqi television, Muqtada al-Sadr also called on his forces to hand over some territory to other ...
Influential Iraqi Shia Cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr, demanded the country's Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) hand over its weapons and the areas under its control to government forces. In a televised speech aired yesterday, Al-Sadr called on the Iraqi government to stop using the PMF's name in the upcoming ...
Close to 60 percent of the province of Daraa is controlled by largely non-extremist opposition groups that, for Jordan to the south and Israel to the west, are preferable neighbours than the Shia militias aligned with Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that might replace ...
More than three years after its establishment and after considerable sacrifice, 7,678 Hashd fighters have been killed and more than 14,000 injured in the battle against ISIS, now the group is being called to disarm and disband. by Tom Westcott. December 13th, 2017. By Tom Westcott ...
An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric on Dec. 11 urged his fighters to hand state-issued weapons back to the government, following Iraq's declaration of victory against the Islamic State group. In a speech broadcast on Iraqi television, Muqtada al-Sadr also called on his forces to hand over some territory to other ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Iranian-backed Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militias on Tuesday indiscriminately shelled villages in Tuz Khurmatu (Khurmatu) in southern Kirkuk province, causing fear and panic among the residents, sources said. The bombardment targeted Dawouda area in east ...
Sulaimani - Iraqi Shia political leader Moqtada al-Sadr on Monday (December 11) called on the Shia militias, including his own, to lay down and return their weapons to the state after the defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group. 51 mins ago ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called for the launch of national reconciliation in Iraq and the dissolution of the Shia militias in the country. Macron on Saturday received a Kurdistan Region delegation led by Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani at ...

Sulaimani - A Shia paramilitary group backed by Iraqi forces seeks to oust Kurdish security forces from a checkpoint located between Kalar and Jalawla in Garmyan, said a spokesman of Garmyan police on Saturday (December 2). The Shia militia known as Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq and Iraqi forces have been ...
Since then, Shia militias had burned, looted, and destroyed over 2,450 Kurdish houses and shops, according to Diyala Provincial Council Member, Mala Hassan. The town is located in the south of Kirkuk and hosts a diverse ethnic and religious population and a Kurdish majority. Khurmatu is historically ...
Assad-regime troops and Iran-backed Shia militias have taken the last significant Syrian town held by Islamic State, completing what Tehran claims will be an "arc of influence" from its borders to the Mediterranean. Reports from the town of al-Bukamal, near the Iraqi border, said that Isis was still putting up ...
In a declaration after the meeting, the Arab League accused Hezbollah - an Iranian-aligned Shia militia operating in Syria and supporting the ...
Assad-regime troops and Iran-backed Shia militias have taken the last major Syrian town held by Islamic State, completing what Tehran claims ...
In-depth: Iran is arming anti-American Shia militias, including one labeled a terrorist organization, through the Iraqi government, an American ally, writes Austin Bodetti. News media reports have portrayed Iran and the United States at odds over ultimate control of the Iraqi security forces (ISF) - a motley ...
The offensive was spearheaded by elite forces from Hezbollah fighting in Syria alongside an array of Iraqi and Afghan Shia militias that had ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - US officials admit Washington is quietly working with Iranian-backed Shia militias in Iraq, the Washington Free Beacon ...
Kurdistan football affected by Shia militia, Iraqi Army attacks. Hawler peshmerga Football Club wins the Kurdistan League for the first time, April 20, 2017. (Photo: ...
... militias' atrocities. Dozens of Iraqi refugees are waiting in receiving tents in Ain Issa camp, Raqqa province, Syria, November 10, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan 24).
Fighters with the Fatemiyoun Brigade, an Afghan Shia militia formed under the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, deployed in the desert ...
Iraqi Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi is hoping the US administration will deliver on pledges to counter Iran's growing influence inside Iraq and ...
Iraqi forces and members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) advance towards the city of al-Qaim, in western Anbar Province, ...
"Kirkuk is not experiencing Arabization but instead a 'Shia-ization' after it was taken over by Shia militias," Talabani said. "This almost makes us feel sorry for the ...
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim Al-Jubouri yesterday called for the Shia Popular Mobilisation Forces not to be allowed to participate in the ...
The meetings are a culmination of a series of assaults launched by Iranian-backed Shia militias and Iraqi troops on disputed areas and attempts to take control ...
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation forces, pictured in 2016 [AFP] Baghdad, Oct 31, (AP): With the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - The Kurdistan satellite corporation (KSC), an Erbil-based media agency, has blamed the Hashd al-Shaabi forces for ...
The Syrian opposition wants Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Shia militias to leave the country, an armed opposition leader said Monday.
Khamenei asks Iraqi PM not to dissolve Iranian-backed Shia militia. Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider ...
Iraqi Kurds fled lucrative oil processing facilities as the Iraqi Army advanced into Kirkuk, a disputed city in the country's north. The Kurds were ...
Iraqi Shiite Muslims from the Popular Mobilization Units march during a parade marking the annual Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, in Baghdad, Iraq, June 23, ...
The Baghdad government and its paramilitary forces increasingly see American troop presence as the actual foreign menace. A prominent Iraqi ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - The Kurdistan Regional Parliament will convene this week to discuss the latest developments in the region, according ...
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Iran-backed militias who have been fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq should go ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - peshmerga Forces on Friday destroyed over ten US military vehicles used by the Iranian-backed Shia militia Hashd ...
Heavy clashes between peshmerga, Shia militia south of Erbil. Peshmerga soldier in the south of Erbil while clashing with the Shiite militia and ...
Some Kurds are trying to persuade people to stay in the city. Others, like this family in Arbil, have already leftSafin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images.
Iraqi federal forces have seized an oil and gas company and industrial areas south of Kirkuk in a midnight operation after artillery exchanges ...
A war monitor says the regime troops, backed by Shia militias, have taken control of the town but are still combing it for militants.. (AFP File) ...
... of Iran-trained Shia militias - massed around Kirkuk, already retaking a string of positions to the south of the city after Kurdish forces withdrew.
In Iraq, the fight against the Islamic State group often saw opposing militia and troops come together in their bid to oust a common enemy.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is backed in the war by Russia, Iran and Shia militias including Lebanon's Hezbollah, and its campaign ...


 

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