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... two rival Kurdish groups in Sinjar district earlier this month. The Kurdistan Regional government's (KRG) Ministry of peshmerga had released a statement earlier on Tuesday saying that the PKK had abducted the 51-year-old Swedish Peshmerga volunteer.
During the past year, nearly 700,000 people in areas impacted by the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been newly displaced.
UNHCR spokesman in Syria Scott Craig told refugees Deeply by email that the U.N. refugee agency does not facilitate Iraqi returns from al-Hol "because neither the means of return nor the situation upon return comply with UNHCR's criteria for supporting ...
Lina Shahab is recovering in a hospital in Erbil, northern Iraq, after surviving an airstrike in Mosul. Credit: Richard Hall/PRI ... The 30-year-old mother's injuries are the result of a suspected US-led coalition airstrike on a building full of ...
"When I was student in Mosul [in the 1960s] the city was 40 per cent Kurdish, but they all had to get out," says Mr Karim.
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - The Kirkuk Provincial Council has voted on Tuesday to raise the Kurdistan flag over state buildings in the province, some Turkmen and Arab representatives boycotted the session, following earlier concerns that the move may ...
In a controversial move boycotted by Iraqis of other ethnicities who call the oil-rich city home, Kurds in Kirkuk won council approval Tuesday to raise the Kurdish flag over government buildings. Local media reported that Turkmen and Arabs who also ...
Erbil (BasNews) An operative of the Kurdish Gorran (Change) Movement in Soran city, northeast of Erbil, claims that the Iraqi government has promised to support him in establishing an armed force of Hashd al-Shaabi in the area. Sardar Omar Agha Surchi ...
"We have only five doctors and it is not enough, we need more, and more supplies to treat all these victims." A local Iraqi journalist called Ammar says even babies have become targets for the Islamists wreaking misery in the tiny pocket of Mosul they ...
(Reuters) The northern Syrian city of Raqqa is expected to join a decentralized system of government being set up by Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies once it is freed from Islamic State, a leading Kurdish politician told Reuters on Monday. Raqqa ...
... Iraqi forces trying to recapture the ISIS stronghold. Mosul, home to over two million people, was the last major stronghold of the terrorist group and officials said re-capturing the city would effectively defeat the terrorist group in Iraq. The ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - At least 76,000 displaced people have returned to Mosul since October 17, 2016, according to the latest statistics released by the International Organization For Migration (IOM).
... across Iraq and Syria. military officials estimated up to 5,000 IS fighters were left defending the city when the offensive began, with as many as 2,000 more in towns and villages surrounding the city. ... The video came days after Islamic State ...
Turkey claims the growing strength of the Kurdish militias may enable them to pursue the fight for a so-called Greater Kurdistan, which includes eastern Turkish territories as well as parts of Syria and Iraq. The Syrian Kurds, however, deny they have ...
However, the Kurds also know they need a peaceful divorce from Iraq in order to resolve key issues concerning boundaries, oil, pipelines and finances.
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - The Kirkuk Provincial Council is set to vote Tuesday on a motion tabled by governor Najmaldin Karim to raise the Kurdistan flag ...
Iraqi officials have launched an investigation into two airstrikes by the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group that claimed the lives of more than 200 people in the country's northern city of Mosul last week ...
U.S. military leaders want to rely on Kurdish and Arab fighters to retake Raqqa, but hope that the Kurds will then abandon the city after they lose hundreds or thousands of their soldiers in the assault. Even if this fantasy were to become reality, it ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The result of a Kurdish independence referendum will show the international community what the people of the Kurdistan Region want, said a senior Kurdish official on Thursday. The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan ...
Iraqi forces are stalled and suffering heavy casualties in their assault on the last ISIS fighters defending close-packed buildings in the Old City of Mosul. Civilian loss of life is very high as US aircraft, Iraqi helicopters and artillery, try to ...
Families across Iraqi Kurdistan gather for Newroz to welcome the new year, according to traditional Kurdish and Iranian calendars, and to celebrate their centuries-old culture of resistance.
In this March 9, 2017 file photo, a large cloud of smoke rises during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants as civilians walk toward Iraqi security forces after fleeing their homes on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. The U ...
The airstrikes took place in Mosul district of al-Jadida (New Mosul) neighbourhood, in the west of the city, where Iraqi forces backed by a US-led air coalition are fighting IS militants, according to Kurdish media outlet Rudaw. A correspondent from ...
No other Mideast community (except Israel) has a closer relationship with the United States than the Iraqi Kurds, who have played a critical role in confronting ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States on Wednesday urged coalition partners to step up efforts to defeat Islamic State militants as top officials from 68 nations gathered in Washington to assess the fight to retake Iraq's second largest city and advance ...
Sentiment in Washington may not reflect that the U.S. is at war, but two war correspondents described the astonishing extent and toll of recent U.S.
Photo: Rudaw. Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - Governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim defended on Wednesday his recent decision to raise the Kurdish flag atop official buildings in the city, adding meanwhile that the move does not violate the Iraqi Constitution.
military helicopters fly overhead and the small city is brimming with refugees and IDPs who have fled ISIS's violent regime of barbarity and slavery.
If you're an American soldier, you never have pay cab fare again in the Kurdish region of Iraq. I was there recently in the Kurdish city of Slemani, where I taught Kurds and their Arab classmates, who have been granted safe haven there from the strife ...
Hence, in places outside the Kurdistan Region, no other flag should be raised on institutions other than the Iraqi flag.
U.S. officials say that operation will be modeled closely on the campaign in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. Iraqi government troops working with Kurdish forces known as peshmerga and supported by American airpower and military advisers are nearing ...
(Reuters) Turkish shelling of Syrian villages in the predominantly Kurdish region of Afrin near the border wounded 10 civilians on Wednesday, the Kurdish YPG militia said. "This morning from 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) the Turkish artillery began shelling the ...
... will be liberated. And sure enough, Iraqi forces backed by U.S. assistance and firepower are now moving to clear the remaining western neighborhoods of Iraq's second-biggest city. ... But the fall of Mosul will also validate a careful military ...
Tuz Khurmatu, Kurdistan Region - The Sunni backed militia group known as the Hashd al-Watani has recruited around 250 Kurdish members in the volatile Tuz Khurmatu city where tensions between Kurds and Arab Shiites and Sunni communities led to ... The ...
Festivities in Iraq's Kurdish region began the previous evening, marking the start of a public holiday that allows families to come together and celebrate.
WASHINGTON - President Trump, who touted his opposition to the Iraq war during the 2016 campaign, welcomed Iraq's leader to the White House on Monday, and promised to continue support for the fight against the Islamic State. Mr. Trump praised Prime ...
But even in Sulaimani, an Iraqi-Kurdish city close to the border with Iran that is one of the most stable corners of a very unstable Middle East, there is considerable worry about what comes next.
"I think my training teams are genuinely first class and so they are held in really high regard by both the coalition and Kurdish and Iraqi security forces," he said. "When they deliver those periods of instruction, it is the best it gets and the ...
Sebastian Meyer, an American photographer based in the Kurdish region of Iraq from 2009 to 2014, was working on a book about Kurdistan. ... So a friend dropped him off at a medical clinic in Wardak, a tiny village about a mile from the front. There ...
(BasNews) Nouri al-Maliki, the leader of the Iraqi State of Law faction and the former Iraqi premier, is attempting to secure the support of a part of Kurds through recruiting them in Hashd al-Shaabi Shi'ite militia, said a Kurdish MP. Shakhawan ...
Mohammed Kamal, Head of Brayati Bloc in the Kirkuk provincial council stated that we should have raised the flag of Kurdistan in 2003 because it is a disputed territory between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. Kamal said that because the Iraqi government ...
"There shouldn't be other forces preventing the reconstruction, the activities of government institutions, and the movements of the peshmerga forces while the [Kurdistan] Region's official institutions and the Peshmerga forces are in Shingal [Sinjar ...
Iraq had used chemical weapons repeatedly in its eight-year bloody war with Iran. But Iraq's allies turned a blind eye, though the attacks were no secret.
Madalo and her family, refugees forced to flee their town of Batnaya, Iraq, after the Islamic State invaded and destroyed it several years ago, arrived in San Diego to be reunited with Madalo's siblings and mother.
The Investigative Project on terrorism, or IPT, claimed that the Kurdish regional government (KRG) was actively preventing Yazidis and Christians who fled to into Iraqi Kurdistan from returning home in a Feb. 14 report. ... If minority groups were ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Kirkuk province has officially decided that alongside Arabic language, Kurdish should also be used in letters being issued by the city's apparatus and the Kurdish flag has to be flown across the city's governmental institutions.
As Iraq and Syria both undergo years of bloody internal warfare, Kurdish forces have long been eager to show internal solidarity, with differences of opinion rarely publicized, let alone leading to fights.
Turkey considers Syria's PYD and YPG militias linked to Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been listed as a terror group by Ankara.
(Erbil) - Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) security forces and local police detained 32 unarmed protesters in Erbil on March 4, 2017, at a peaceful demonstration against recent clashes in Sinjar.
(BasNews/IraqiNews.com) Kurdistan Region's Directorate of Yezidi Abductee Affairs has revealed that eight Kurdish Yezidis were freed from Islamic State (IS) captivity on Tuesday and brought to safety in Kurdistan Region. Hussein Qa'idi, head of the ...


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