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Beirut, Lebanon (2:42 P.M.) - The German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in a visit to the Kurdistan Region on Thursday said that the German government will not send new weapons to the Kurdish peshmerga forces, ARA News reported. The Minister ...
The German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel in a visit to the Kurdistan Region on Thursday said that the German government will not send new weapons to the Kurdish peshmerga forces. However, 150 German soldiers continue to train the Kurdish ...
Beirut, Lebanon (6:12 P.M.) - The US State Department has approved a possible sale of military equipment to the peshmerga to an estimated cost of $295.6 ...
peshmerga roughly translates to "those who face death." Based in the autonomous northern region of Iraqi Kurdistan, the group has proven to be a valuable asset in the fight against ISIS in recent years.
Another $100 million, Yawar explained, is to form and unify the ministry's wireless communication network, to buy spare parts for weapons and military vehicles that had been provided to the peshmerga, and the rest will go toward training programs.
"At the order of the Commander of the armed forces we have prepared the assault in coordination with the peshmerga troops.
peshmerga forces stand guard during a procession to erect a new cross over the Mar Korkeis church, after the original cross was destroyed by Islamic State militants, in the town of Bashiqa, Iraq, November 19, 2016.
Sulaimani - The American arms supplies the Iraqi government bought to equip peshmerga infantry brigades and artillery battalions was purchased within the scope of a $22 billion agreement with the U.S.
The Mosul offensive led by Iraqi forces, supported by Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitaries, Kurdish peshmerga, and the US-led international coalition, began on Oct. 17, 2016, and then according to the IOM, 327,432 Iraqis have been displaced since the ...
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Two peshmerga light infantry brigades and two infantry support artillery battalions will receive a more than $295 million of equipment in a US military sale to Iraq that includes helmets, chemical protective gear, ammunition ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The US State Department has approved a possible sale of military equipment to the peshmerga to an estimated cost of $295.6 million.
"On behalf of the Kurdistan nation and peshmerga, I would like to thank Germany who reached out to us during the hardship when we faced ISIS.
Erbil (BasNews) In accordance to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Kurdistan Region's Ministry of peshmerga and United States' Department of Defense, Washington continues providing 26 billion Iraqi Dinnar (approximately $20.3 million) ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The US State Department has approved sale of military equipment to the Kurdistan Region's peshmerga forces worth 295.6 million USD. A Pentagon agency announced on Wednesday that the US state Department ...
Sulaimani - The U.S. state Department has shown a willingness to approve a request from the Iraqi government to sell military equipment worth $295.6 million for peshmerga forces, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Wednesday (April ...
Sulaimani - The Secretary-General of the peshmerga Ministry said the Iraqi government is a hindrance to launching the operation to liberate Hawija from Islamic State (ISIS) militants.
Erbil (BasNews/IraqiNews.com) The detailed report of the chemical attacks conducted by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists against the peshmerga forces is ready to be handed to the UN and the US, according to a peshmerga commander. In a statement to ...
When clashes erupted between the Roj Brigade, also called Rojava peshmerga, and Shingal Protection Units (YBS), an affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in early March, Shasho said that his force would not take sides.
Tuz Khurmatu (BasNews) The leader of the Arab tribes in the disputed Tuz Khurmatu (Kirkuk province) called on Kurdistan Region peshmerga as well as coalition forces to confront the "violations" by the Shi'ite Hashd militias against the civilians in the ...
The military struggle of the Kurdish peshmerga or "those who face death," did not start three years ago with the war against the Islamic State (IS).
80km of the border area between Iraq and Syria is under the control of Kurdistan Region peshmerga forces, according to a commander within the group.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) police in Kirkuk arrested on Friday two members of the Islamic State who had taken part in executions of Kurdish peshmerga forces. police chief Sarhad Qader was quoted by Aljournal News saying a police force arrested the pair ...
The peshmerga commander in Mosul's Sinjar district said Wednesday that about 500 Yazidis in the PKK have laid down their weapons and applied to join his group.
KHANAQIN, Kurdistan Region - Kurdish party officials in the disputed city of Khanaqin, southeast of the Kurdistan Region, have rejected Shiite militia calls for possible relocation of their bases into the city as the war against ISIS militants comes ...
Qadr indicated that the arrested people have participated in all the operations against the peshmerga forces in Salahaddin province and its vicinity and had participated in the beheading of peshmerga in Hawija. The official confirmed that both men have ...
They hold very close to them the reign of terror ISIS had produced. They're looking for some reassurance from the Iraqi government and the Kurdish peshmerga government," the military force that has liberated areas previously under Islamic State control ...
Much of the devastation happened during the day-long Battle of Batnaya - between ISIS and the peshmerga, backed by the Iraqis - but the terror group enacted a policy of scorched earth before retreating to Mosul, the self-proclaimed capital of its so ...
The territorial demands of Kurdish peshmerga fighters to the north, and possible acts of retribution against Sunni civilians by thousands of Iranian-backed Shiite militiamen to the west of city, cast a dark shadow over the aftermath.
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Kurdistan's army troops ministry, peshmerga, said Wednesday that at least 62 of its fighters remain missing since they were engaged in battles against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
That is just a reality for the success of military ground and air operations carried out by peshmerga, Iraqi security forces, and any U.S.
It was liberated after nine days, but it was then used by the peshmerga as a staging area until three or four weeks ago. They use the distinction, 'It was liberated, but not free,'" Mgr Kozar said.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - On Monday, 489 former fighters of the Sinjar (Shingal) Resistance Units (YBS) began military training after joining the Kurdistan Region peshmerga forces. Qassem Resho, a member of the peshmerga Committee for ...
"We are capable of defusing 270 bombs on a daily basis, something no device could do," said Soran Yousif, a commander of the peshmerga Zeravani's bomb disposal teams. Yousif added that even though they have robots to help defuse bombs, they do not ...
Erbil (BasNews) Some 484 Yezidi members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have left the party and joined Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) peshmerga forces, said a peshmerga commander. During an interview with the Turkish Anadolu agency ...
Protesters and the 'Roj Brigade' or Rojava peshmerga, a force made up of refugees from Syria and is under the command of the Ministry of peshmerga, clashed after the brigade's deployment into the area. The protesters were demonstrating against the ...
Halgurd Hikmat, head of the peshmerga Ministry's Media Department, told BasNews that the aim behind the US delegation's visit to Kurdistan Region was for the new administration to be closely enlightened about the latest developments on the ground, ...
Shakhawan Abdullah, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi Parliament, told BasNews a peshmerga brigade from Turkmens will be established, noting that peshmerga should contain all components of the Kurdistan Region, given the fact that peshmerga does not ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - One of the major Kurdish opposition parties in Iran is planning to make major changes to the party's military course, name, bylaws, and organs in a bid to further progress in the Kurdish movement in eastern Kurdistan, Rojhelat ...
Bremer spoke to Kurdistan24 on Friday and said that the peshmerga should be better supplied. "I would certainly support reasonable efforts for the peshmerga to be given more equipment, particularly heavy lift transportation equipment, and whatever ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - On Sunday, two booby traps planted by the Islamic State (IS) in the south of Kirkuk Province detonated, injuring six peshmerga soldiers. The bombs exploded at 7:30 in the morning, according to a statement by ...
Last year, under the protection of Kurdish peshmerga soldiers, the British artist Piers Secunda travelled to Iraqi villages recently liberated from ISIS control.
Mohammed met with the Deputy Speaker of the German Parliament Claudia Roth, and encouraged increased military assistance to peshmerga forces. "We sought to ensure German officials that a decision to arm peshmerga was a right decision to make and ...
Demonstrators were protesting against the deployment of Roj peshmerga in the area after clashes between the Roj peshmerga and the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) had broken out earlier in the month when Roj peshmerga were deployed to areas under ...
SHINGAL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Kurdish peshmerga forces on Tuesday morning killed six Islamic State (IS) militants in an ambush near the Shingal Cement Factory in the Ezidi-populated city of Sinjar (Shingal).
Our peshmerga forces, which have protected Kirkuk including all its different ethnic communities, are under the authority of the Ministry of peshmerga. And the president of the Kurdistan Region is commander-in-chief of the peshmerga forces," he said.
Sinjar (IraqiNews.com) Kurdish peshmerga forces have killed four suicide bombers after encountering an attack launched by the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Sinjar town, a source from the troops said on Tuesday.
Swedish volunteer named as Tony by the Swedish media. He is said to have fought against the ISIS group in Iraq alongside the Kurdish peshmerga.
Sulaimani - A mass grave believed to contain the bodies of peshmerga forces has been discovered in a disputed area which was once occupied by the Islamic State (ISIS), a Kurdish official said on Monday (March 27).
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - A photo of the peshmerga helping a displaced woman shelter in Kurdistan was selected as the Photo of the Year at the Istanbul photo award.
Sinjar (Bas News) Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters continue to abandon the party on a daily basis in Sinjar and join the Kurdistan Region's peshmerga forces in the area, said a peshmerga official. Smi Bosali, the deputy commander of the ...


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