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Washington DC, United States (Kurdistan24) - The US pledged to maintain its support for Kurdish peshmerga in eradicating the Islamic State (IS), the representative of the Kurdistan Region President said on Friday.
Deputy Consul General of the United States in Erbil, Henry Haggard, also delivered a speech in which he recognized "the victories of the peshmerga, Iraqi and coalition forces" and to took a moment "to honor those who died in this fight in order to rid ...
The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) has sent several canines trained to identify explosives to Kurdistan Region and is to send one more this year.
"Today, Iraqis are fighting side by side with the peshmergas, not against each other, but together against the terrorism of Daesh," the PM said.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A number of unidentified persons opened fire on a vehicle carrying a group of peshmerga inside Shingal town wounding three, confirmed an official.
(BasNews) Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has stepped up pressure on the Yezidi families whose members are working for Kurdistan Regional government ...
Islamic State is a 'very powerful terrorist organisation' but is now 'weak in Iraq', a peshmerga general has said.
One ambulance brought back a man who appeared to be dead on arrival. This was no young gun, but an older, seasoned fighter, respected within the peshmerga ranks. "They brought him in thinking the doctors could do something, and the doctor takes one ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The US should make sure peshmerga have what they need to hunt down the Islamic State (IS), said a Congresswoman on Thursday.
Iraqi Federal police chief said Sunday his forces arrested a senior Islamic State leader in western Mosul, while Kurdish peshmerga forces said they killed others. Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat said police arrested Hossam Shiit al-Jubouri, the official in ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The US should make sure peshmerga have what they need to hunt down the Islamic State (IS), said a Congresswoman on Thursday.
The U.S.-led counter-Daesh coalition has no plans to work with the Syrian Kurdish militia, Rojava peshmerga, in Syria, Daily Sabah learned on Tuesday.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Several people thought to be from Khanasor town in western Sinjar (Shingal) on Tuesday protested against the deployment of peshmerga forces in the area, resulting in the death of two women. The protest began ...
Halabja, Kurdistan Region - The newly-founded peshmerga chemical Defense Unit has exhumed a number of bodies in Halabja on Tuesday, thought to be ...
The U.S.-led counter-Daesh coalition has no plans to work with the Syrian Kurdish militia, Rojava peshmerga, in Syria, Daily Sabah learned on Tuesday.
BASHIR, Kurdistan Region - One hundred and thirty four peshmerga were awarded medals of bravery near Bashir town in southern Kirkuk province on Tuesday ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Some 1,000 fighters of the Ezidkhan Protection Force, a military group in the Shingal region, has officially been put under the Kurdistan Region's peshmerga Ministry as the move is criticized by many whose names were excluded ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - A group of Sunni Arab leaders is calling on Masoud Barzani to authorize Kurdish peshmerga forces to assist their 1,200-strong force in efforts to rid ISIS from Hawija.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Despite Iraq passing a bill for the 2017 budget in early December 2016 where peshmerga's share was discussed, the forces have not received a penny from Baghdad. On Dec. 4, 2016, the Iraqi Parliament passed the ...
Azizi said that NATO training programs for peshmerga forces are carried out in northern Iraq. "We don't know the exact location of training, in Erbil, Dohuk or Sulaymaniyah.
Kurdish peshmerga officials and Turkish officials have confirmed to ARA News there has been no training by the Turkish army to Syrian Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan. "The Rojava peshmerga forces are trained by the Zerevani forces, we don ...
An Iraqi government proposal to allow armed militias to become officially affiliated with the Iraqi armed forces does not concern the peshmerga, whose independence is guaranteed by the Constitution, Jibar Yawir, Secretary-General of the Kurdistan ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The Commander of Ezidkhan Protection Units said on Thursday that the Kurdistan Region President has approved the decision that the Ezidi forces be under the umbrella of the Ministry of peshmerga. Haider Shasho ...
The Iraqi Oil Ministry yesterday rejected the peshmerga forces' storming of an oil facility in Kirkuk last week and halting oil flow for several hours.
Some of the more recent examples include but are not limited to: Leyla Qasim, Leyla Zana, Sakine Cansiz, BAYAN Sami Abdul Rahman, along with hundreds of thousands of female peshmerga and cadres currently struggling against terrorist states and ...
Beirut, Lebanon (03:12 P.M.) - The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday during the Sulaimani Forum that the Iraqi Army and peshmerga cooperation in the fight against ISIS demonstrates the commonalities between the two. praised the ...
A spokesman of the predominately Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as the Hashd al-Shaabi, has said that the militia group is not interested in a future conflict with the Kurdish peshmerga forces. "The PMU and the Peshmergas have ...
The Kurdish peshmerga has been battling the ISIS terror group since it swept through much of Iraq and Syria in 2014, and one of its most unique aspects has been the use of female fighters on the front lines.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A commander in the Rojava peshmerga denied a report published by a German newspaper alleging that German-supplied weapons were used in last week's clashes between the Rojava peshmerga, backed by the Kurdistan ...
It was originally reported that up to 70 peshmerga fighters who refused to engage the Yazidi's in battle days ago in Iraq's north, were detained by the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) intelligence known as the Parastin.
Speaking on the recent clashes between the Rojava peshmerga and members of the Yezidi protection units (YBS), Sabah said: "It is a military zone where there is still fighting and threats.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Authorities in Kirkuk province have run into a mass grave containing the bodies of Kurdish peshmerga troops, officials say.
Tensions in Rojava came shortly after clashes between a brigade of the peshmerga forces and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) affiliates in the Ezidi town of Khanasor in Shingal (Sinjar), Kurdistan Region.
The threat of political chaos looms over the imminent defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Mosul, fuelling fear of a dramatically different, and deadly, use for Canada's military support for Kurdish peshmerga forces. THE CANADIAN PRESS ...
Four of the five fighters of the Shingal Protections Units (YBS) walk out of a hall where peshmerga commanders hold a press conference on Saturday in Shingal.
The militants are using suicide car bombers, snipers and booby traps to counter the offensive waged by the 100,000-strong force of Iraqi troops, Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Iranian-trained Shi'ite Muslim paramilitary groups. The Iraqi forces ...
(Adds quote, context) By Isabel Coles Erbil, Iraq, March 3 (Reuters) - Rival Kurdish groups clashed in Iraq's northwestern Sinjar region on Friday, two Kurdish security sources said.
Armed groups affiliated to the PKK terrorist group clashed with Syrian peshmerga forces late Thursday in Iraq's northern Nineveh province, according to local sources.
Lieutenant General Jamal Mohamed, the Chief of Staff of the Kurdish peshmerga forces, said that the peshmerga will not withdraw from any areas they conquered from ISIS and hand it over to the Iraqi government.
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) The Chief of Staff of the Kurdish peshmerga forces, Lieutenant General Jamal Mohamed, announced on Thursday, that the peshmerga forces will not withdraw from the areas that they liberated from the Islamic State, before the start ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - A group of Kurdish peshmerga soldiers volunteered to reconstruct a primary school in the Kurdistan Region after their return from the front lines in northeastern Mosul.
In the 1990s, the Iraqi Kurdish parties PUK and KDP fought a civil war that ended by US intervention in 1998. However, the KNC has been lobbying for the return of the Rojava peshmerga forces that now fight on the frontlines against ISIS in Iraqi ...
peshmerga have proven their mettle battling ISIS. The Kurdistan Regional government is a valuable source of intelligence, which helps US-led efforts to counter violent extremism in the region.
Speaking from his office in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil, foreign minister Falah Mustafa said that, although the Mosul alliance of Iraqi and peshmerga troops was on course to quash ISIS in Iraq's second city, the time had arrived for Kurdistan ...
Kurdish officials rejected statements of Anas al-Abdah, the President of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, who suggested that the Rojava peshmerga forces are part of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). "At the beginning of ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Kurdish security forces are developing a plan for security for the Region after ISIS is finally defeated in Mosul, focusing on targeting ...
A Yazidi woman who was abducted and raped bun ISIS but accused of supporting the terrorism group during a battle with the peshmerga, has been announced ...
A Canadian special forces soldier, left, speaks with peshmerga Captain Omar Mohammed Dhyab, 2nd left, and other fighters at an observation post, Monday, February 20, 2017 in northern Iraq.
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Salahuddin Province revealed that a peshmerga fighter was killed, while another fighter was wounded by an improvised explosive device explosion, east of the province, Alsumaria News reported on ...
Paris, France - Kurdish President Masoud Barzani and his French counterpart Francois Hollande met in Paris, where they discussed the fight against ISIS, the Mosul offensive, the future of the Kurdistan Region, and the countries' bilateral relations.


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