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Turkish authorities have reportedly extradited a top Daesh leader to Iraq following the militant commander's capture. Baghdad and ... Turkey maintains a military presence in the northern Iraqi city of Bashiqa, nominally to battle Kurdish extremist groups that are based around the borders of the two nations.
The clashes occurred when a group of tourists from the Iraqi city of Basra allegedly printed the Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militias name on a billboard and placed it ... and the attack by Iraqi forces and the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias on the Kurdish-majority province of Kirkuk, relations between Kurdistan and Iraq ...

Kurdish forces, initially-backed by Canada and other western nations, played a key role in routing ISIS from northern Iraq. Today, however, more than three months after announcing a temporary suspension of Canadian military aid to Kurdish troops and the Iraqi military, Canada still has no specific plans to ...
Ali Akbar Velayati, chief foreign policy advisor to Iran's supreme leader on November 7, 2017, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. ... ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Iran keeps a close watch on Washington's political and military actions in the Middle East, and will act to diminish its influence in Kurdish regions, ...
Despite the efforts by the leadership of Iraqi Kurdistan to maintain peaceful relations with the government of Iraq, Iraq continues to punish the Kurds for ... offensive against troops from the Kurdish peshmerga stationed in Iraqi Kurdistan, seizing control of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and other disputed areas.
Washington DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) - Following an "unprovoked attack" on Tuesday against a "well established" headquarters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria, the US responded with air and artillery strikes, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) ...

KALAR, Kurdistan Region -- The Iraqi security forces and Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi have launched a military operation east of the disputed city of ... a Rudaw reporter in the area said, adding that the Kurdish forces are tasked with protecting the security of 20 villages, but that they are not to take part in ...
Tuz Khurmatu, 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of Baghdad, is among the areas disputed by the central government in Baghdad and the semiautonomous Kurdistan Region. The Kurdish army withdrew from the district last October after the Iraqi Army made advances on the region following the Kurdish ...
ARBIL, Iraq - Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan said Tuesday they had detained some 4,000 suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist group, ... in northern Iraq who admitted to belonging to IS had been transferred from the city of Kirkuk, retaken by federal forces in October, to Kurdish-run prisons.
The Kurdistan flag (L) was hoisted at the Kirkuk Provincial Council through a majority vote at the council in late March 2017. In October of the same month, the flag was lowered after Iraqi troops took over the city following the pullout of peshmerga forces. File photo. Baghdad, Iraq -- The Iraqi Federal Court ...
The Jambur oil facility was secured by Iraqi forces in October, as the government regained control of disputed territories from the Kurdish Regional ... Said to be an alliance of former Islamic State militants and disgruntled Kurdish mafia members pushed out of the nearby town of Tuz Khurmatu, the group are ...
Abadi's Cabinet had sent the draft of the budget to Parliament to be approved late in October, but Sunni and Kurdish blocs, in addition to several small ... as prime minister and acting minister of finance, said that some of the demands could be dealt with, but the funding share for the Kurdistan Region was not ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- The investigative committee to look into the events of Khurmatu is yet to obtain parliamentary approval and begin its work. Kurdish ... A division of Iraqi Rapid Division Forces and Iraqi Federal police have been tasked by Baghdad with overseeing security of the multiethnic town.
Sulaimani - Turkish army has entered seven kilometers into the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, authorities and villagers said, staging hostilities in an area on the border with Turkey. Villagers in Barmiza village in the Bradost area on the Kurdistan Region-Turkey border say the Turkish soldiers can easily been ...
... an Arab, replacing Kurdish governor Najmaldin Karim, a member of the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) who was ousted by Baghdad because of his support for the Kurdistan Region's independence referendum and decision to raise the Kurdistan flag alongside the Iraqi one over government buildings.
THESE incredible pictures show fearsome female Kurdish soldiers graduate from combat school - as fears of a wider Kurdish conflict with Turkey grow. The officers of the peshmerga - Kurdish military forces - graduated from the Zakho military academy in Zakho town, Dohuk, in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq ...
Hardy Jabbar was 19 when his cousins persuaded him to use his English to earn what is in Iraq a fortune: $1,200 a month. It was a great opportunity -- at great cost. When he was chosen to be an interpreter for the U.S. military in 2007, he became a marked man. insurgent forces distributed fliers that ...

We were on the western fringes of Kurdistan, a Netherlands-size, semiautonomous region in the north of Iraq that is home to 5.2 million of the world's ... But then the airstrikes began and the Kurdish peshmerga and Iraqi Army turned the tide on the ground. ... He learned Kurdish and married a Kurd.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkish forces would sweep Kurdish fighters from the Syrian border and could push all the way east to the frontier with Iraq - risking a possible confrontation with US forces allied to the Kurds. The Turkish offensive in northwest Syria's Afrin region against the ...
Staggering through the endless debris of destroyed buildings with difficulty, Faris Abbas and other workers of Mosul municipality are on a duty to pull out corpses from under the rubble of the Old City in Mosul. The team first heads to a house where residents have reported a little girl was found. "Pull gently ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - A US and Iraqi joint force mistakenly killed eight and injured at least 10 on Saturday during clashes with local ... at midnight when a US and Iraqi joint force raided the house of a terrorist suspect in al-Baghdadi town, about 190 kilometers northwest of Iraq's capital, ...
As Iraq's parliamentary elections approach, the rise of a new tripartite Kurdish political alliance has highlighted the level of divide among the rest of the ... his ink-stained finger after voting in Kurdistan's legislative election at a polling station in the northern Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, Sept.
Anadolu Agency said the Syrian Kurdish fighters fired into Turkish-controlled Azaz, in northern Aleppo province, as the journalists were interviewing local police for ... Erdogan says the push into Afrin would stretch to the Syrian Kurdish town of Manbij and toward the border with Iraq, "until no terrorist is left.".
Turkey is prepared to take its fight against Kurdish forces in northern Syria as far east as Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Speaking in Ankara, Mr Erdogan ... US troops are based in the city, which was taken from the Islamic State group (IS) by Kurdish-led forces in 2016. Turkey launched its ...
Unlike suspected Islamic State militants seized in neighboring Iraq, largely from the northern city of Mosul and surrounding areas, the detainees being held in the Kurdish region of Syria fall into a legal gray area and face an uncertain long-term fate. Kurdish authorities are meting out justice in ad hoc courts, ...
This idea frightens Turkey, which envisions its southeast border becoming an autonomous Kurdish canton with its own army backed by Washington. Therefore ... Syrian Kurdish Pundits even say that when Syria's civil war ends, a Kurdish civil war may erupt within Syria, just as happened in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has said Turkish forces have fired about 70 shells at Kurdish villages in the Afrin region of north-western Syria, as Ankara said its threatened military assault was "de facto" under way. The bombardment from Turkish territory began at around midnight and continued into Friday ...
A Kurdish lawyer in the Syrian city of Qamishli noted that Kurdish forces had fought to liberate numerous Arab towns while majority Kurdish areas still ... the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, extended the vote to areas known as the disputed territories -- borderlands between Kurdish and Arab Iraq that ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iraqi forces are gearing up to launch a military operation against ISIS remnants outside of Tuz Khurmatu city to reclaim areas not yet controlled by Baghdad, ... The Iraqi forces have responded by shelling mountainous areas including a number of Kurdish villages nearby the city.
Tikrit, Iraq, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi security forces Saturday launched an operation to restore security and order in the ethnically-mixed city of ... Kurds want to incorporate the areas on the edge of their Kurdistan Region, but their move is fiercely opposed by Baghdad government and non-Kurdish residents.
8 (Xinhua) -- Twelve people were wounded Monday when mortar rounds hits an ethnically mixed city in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a security and ... militants of carrying out series of mortar attacks on the city after the Iraqi federal security forces retook control of the city from the Kurdish peshmerga.
This week in Iraq: Kurdish politicians are being blamed for an ongoing and deep economic crisis, leading to deadly protests and the resignations of ... Thousands took to the streets more than a week ago in Kurdistan's second city of Sulaimaniyah, a stronghold of the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK), ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- Some Makhmour residents wish for Peshmerga forces and KRG offices and institutions to return. ... It is 60 kilometers southwest of Erbil city. In August 6, 2014, the town was taken by ISIS, who were ousted by Kurdish peshmerga forces on August 8, 2014. The town had faced ...
After 26 years of governing oil-rich Iraqi Kurdistan, the region's two main political parties are on the verge of economic and political bankruptcy. While officials of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) live in luxurious houses with 24/7 electricity, the majority of ...
Just over 50 miles south, in the town of Tuz Khurmatu, Kurdish militias were facing off against Shiite fighters backed by the Iraqi central government, all vying for greater control ... Billions of dollars could flow from Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan's oil wells, replacing chaos and poverty with wealth and prosperity.
Above, Turkish soldiers at Mount Bersaya north of the Syrian town of Azaz during their operation "Olive Branch" against the Kurdish people's Protection Units militia. Turkey also launched air strikes in northern Iraq against Kurdish militants, which Ankara claimed were planning na attack. (AFP) ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Iranian Kurdistan on Thursday near the Iraq border, where infrastructure is already ... hit nearby halfway between the Kurdish majority cities of Kermanshah and Sanandaj in Iranian Kurdistan on Sunday morning in the already fragile city which ...
Russia has offered to assist the U.S. in the final stages of the fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq after Moscow declared total victory against the jihadis in ... At the same time, the U.S.-led coalition has also assisted the Iraqi and Kurdish forces to destroy ISIS in its country of origin.
During the rule of Saddam Hussein, few Iranians dared to make the religious pilgrimage to the Holy City of Karbala in Iraq. But the ... Over these three nights, the series takes us to the capital, Baghdad, to the outskirts of Mosul, to Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan, and to the contested city of Kirkuk. We begin in ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim declared US President Donald Trump's Wednesday recognition of ... governments and the latter's militias backed an Iraqi offensive in October on the Kurdish-majority city of Kirkuk and other peshmerga-controlled areas.
Kurdistan 24, an Iraqi Kurdish media outlet, claimed the camp had been struck by a rocket but also did not explain how it may have been launched. Earlier reports suggested the explosion was caused by a car bomb. Turkey and Iraq have not responded to any of the accusations so far. The United Nations ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The Kurdistan Region parliament has labelled acts of violence in Tuz Khurmatu by Iraqi forces and the Shiite Hashd ... The city fell to Iraqi forces when they drove out the peshmerga following Iraq's military incursion into the disputed areas, which also include Tuz Khurmatu.
Kifah Mahmoud, an Iraqi Kurdish political analyst and former Kurdish President Masoud Barzani's media adviser, spoke with Al Jazeera about the ongoing conflict and the ultimate fate of Iraq's Kurds. Al Jazeera: What are the difficulties you face as Masoud Barzani's adviser? Kifah Mahmoud: On a personal ...
Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber detonated a pickup truck loaded with explosives, killing 32 people at a marketplace in a contested town claimed by ... The town -- claimed by both Iraq's central government and the country's Kurdish region -- has long been the scene of skirmishes between Kurdish ...
The insignia of the Kurdish people's Protection Units (YPG) on a member's uniform on May 10, in the town of al-Karamah, 26 kms from the ... over 2,000 villages and killed 180,000 Kurds in northern Iraq between 1986 and 1989. ... Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and the EU, the regional government of Iraqi Kurdistan ...
Iraqi Kurd lawmakers returning to Baghdad after boycott ... Iraq's Kurdish lawmakers are returning to Baghdad this week after boycotting the ... standoff since Baghdad retook the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and several other disputed ...
In the craggy mountains that separate northern Iraq from Iran, ... The area sits atop a major fault line that frequently sends shock waves through towns and villages. ... one of several flattened homes in the Iraqi town of Darbandikhan. ... who had fled to Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region to escape the war ...
The Iranian city of Pol-e Zahab was particularly hard hit by the earthquake that ... At least eight people were killed on the Iraqi side of the border, according to .... In Sulaimaniya, the second-largest city in Iraq's Kurdish region, residents ... In the town of Kalar, Iraq, the quake sent items tumbling from shelves in ...
Pedestrians in the old city of Erbil, Iraq. ... Iraqi Kurdish leaders have long sought to craft an energy policy independent of the federal ... Kurdistan's oil sales look unlikely to live up to their early promise, and the uncertainty that ...
Iraq Reborn: Kurdistan has given up all the territories it won since US invasion in ... Mamand, the Kurdish leader in the city, summing up the situation in a helpless ... The Iraqi forces had tanks and planes and we had no chance. ... was in fact a savage murder in a town called Duquq just south of Kirkuk city, ...


 

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