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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Villages captured by peshmerga forces in the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS are riddled with bombs, booby traps and ...
( Nineveh - Iraqi media outlets reported on Wednesday, that the peshmerga forces recaptured Dirk village near Bashiqa, and seized large quantities of weapons inside the village.

WASHINGTON, United States (Kurdistan24) - A former United Nations representative stated the unity between different Kurdish peshmerga units battling the Islamic State (IS) was "refreshing." Hardin Lang, a former UN representative and current Senior ...
( Nineveh - Kurdish peshmerga forces managed to liberate a village in the area of Nuran, northeast of Mosul, after days of siege, Al Mada Press reported on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old, from Erbil in Kurdistan, was fortunate to not suffer serious injuries as the peshmerga came under attack. Speaking after he returned from battle, Haji said: "At the beginning of this attack to recapture Bashiqa I wasn't frightened, but ...
Renee Montagne talks to Hemin Lihony, head of digital media for Rudaw, a Kurdish network that's been live-streaming the battle for Mosul, Iraq.
Erbil - US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and General Stephen Townsend on Monday heaped praise on the Kurdish peshmerga and President Masoud ...
This bulldozer is drawing the borders of the Kurdistan Region. This is the point from which the peshmerga will not advance any farther in their operations to evict ISIS from Mosul.
WASHINGTON, United States (Kurdistan24) - A former United States Ambassador to Iraq praised the bravery and sacrifices of the Kurdish peshmerga fighters battling the Islamic State (IS). James F. Jeffrey, the former US Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, ...
Many have been wondering why a 60-nation coalition is struggling to defeat ISIL. One reason is the terrorist group avoids battlefield engagements, preferring to hide in tunnels.
"There is no coordination between the peshmerga ministry and the Turkish forces, or troops from other regional states, we coordinate only with Iraqi federal forces and the command of the international coalition," Yawar said.
A Kurdish peshmerga fighter aims to fire during an operation to attack ISIS in the town of Naweran. (Reuters). Reuters Monday, 24 October 2016.
"My dad was in the peshmerga, so he got me access to the frontline," Zebari told Al Jazeera, sporting a black uniform and dark sunglasses and with a rifle slung over his shoulder.
Erbil - The Kurdish peshmerga on Sunday launched an operation from two fronts in Bashiqa District, breaking through the Islamic State's (ISIS) defensive lines and encircling the capital of the district, Bashiqa city.
In the meeting, Carter congratulated President Barzani for the recent victories of peshmerga in pushing back the Islamic State (IS) around Mosul.

Turkey says it provided troops, weaponry to assist the peshmerga in Bashiqa. ISIS executed about 40 people celebrating the "liberation" of their villages by Iraqi forces, a Mosul official said.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Islamic State (IS) militants who attacked Kirkuk on Friday took advantage of a security gap between peshmerga and Shia militia Hashd al-Shaabi in southern Kirkuk province, a security source said. A source from ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Kurdish peshmerga forces and the US-led coalition warplanes on Friday defeated an attack by the Islamic State (IS) in southwestern Kirkuk, according to a peshmerga Commander. The insurgent group attacked ...
Nawaran, Iraq // On the outskirts of the small hamlet of Nawaran, the rising sun reveals to the peshmerga the villages that dot the lush plain stretching to the horizon.
"At the Hazyr front, 4000 peshmerga fighters are involved in the battle against Daesh. In the near future, action on other fronts will start where thousands of peshmerga soldiers will fight against Daesh," the press secretary said. Talking about ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - At least 11 ISIS militants were killed in clashes with peshmerga forces on the Makhmour front on Friday, said a peshmerga commander. "At 7pm ISIS attacked peshmerga positions on the Makhmour front," said Sirwan Barzani, ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The peshmerga have not received enough of the support they need in the fight against ISIS and, as a result, have suffered casualties, said Falah Mustafa Bakir, head of foreign relations for the Kurdistan Regional government ...
Islamic state terrorist media channels have ramped up their coverage of the battle for Mosul, Iraq against American coalition forces.
Moving in teams of 12 to 16 troops, US Special Operations Forces are alongside Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga forces as they're heading toward Mosul from the south and east, US officials said.
Kirkuk, Iraq - OCTOBER 21: peshmerga forces in the streets of Kirkuk as the clashes continue after Daesh attacks in Kirkuk, Iraq on October 21, 2016.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - peshmerga forces on Thursday detonated two Islamic State (IS) vehicle-borne improvised explosive vehicles (VBIED) in the north and northeast of Mosul.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The US-led Coalition spokesperson said on Thursday that the Kurdistan Region peshmerga forces and the Iraqi security forces collaborate effectively. John Dorrian, the spokesperson of the US-led International ...
In a new photo report purportedly released by the Islamic State, ISIS militants in "Wilayat al-Jazira," Iraq, once part of the occupied Nineveh Governorate that contains Mosul, fight the PKK.
While Iraqi troops are trying to recapture Mosul, the involvement of Turkish soldiers in the battle in support of peshmerga fighters have raised worries in Baghdad. Middle East expert James Petras said on Friday that the role which militant Kurds were ...
Iraqi government forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters began the operation on Monday, securing a number of villages to the south and east of the city.
( Nineveh - peshmerga forces Command announced on Thursday, that its forces recaptured Imam Reda village in Bashiqa city, and continued its advance toward the center of the city.
Kurdish peshmerga Forces reportedly managed to get close to the town of Bartella and within around 21 kilometres (13 miles) of their main target, as the battle to retake the city of Mosul got underway.
The peshmerga forces have been effectively battling Daesh as part of an operation to liberate Mosul from the terrorist group.
Salih and his Kurdish peshmerga unit take when they defuse bombs and clear villages of explosives. Like the rest of his squad, he does it with his bare hands.
Moving in teams of 12 to 16 troops, US Special Operations Forces are alongside Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga forces as they're heading toward Mosul from the south and east, US officials said.
Sulaimani - An official from the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan (PUK) called on the European Union and the international community to further support peshmerga forces against the Islamic State (ISIS). PUK member Saadi Ahmed Pira attended a conference ...
Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga fighters led the initial assault, advancing slowly across open fields littered with booby-trapped explosives as plumes of black and orange smoke rose overhead - the opening phase of an unprecedented campaign expected to take ...
The Iraqi Army and Kurdish peshmerga forces launched a much-awaited offensive late Sunday to retake Mosul - the last ISIL stronghold in northern Iraq, which was overrun by the extremist group in 2014.
"It's safe to say there are Americans on the outskirts" of Mosul, where they're embedded with peshmerga and Iraqi counterterrorism forces, Cook said, adding that they are "playing an advisor role, an enabler role for these Iraqi forces," in contrast to ...
Mosul citizens living in Erbil, displaced from their homes, are eagerly watching the military offensive launched this morning to free their city from ISIS rule.
"The peshmerga have withdrawn from one of the villages because they believe there is an armoured vehicle which is a suicide bomb - and they are bringing in air power to attack that.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The Kurdish women of Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) join the PAK peshmerga forces and fight against the Islamic State (IS) on the Kurdistan Region front lines.
"We cannot say we have enough supplies when we consider the fight and sacrifices the peshmerga have made in this war. Even half of what we need has not been delivered," Halgurd Hikmat, the media director for the peshmerga, told Rudaw English.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - There is agreement between peshmerga and Iraqi security forces on Mosul battle, peshmerga fully abide the agreement, Barzani said on Saturday. In a statement, the president of the Kurdistan Region Masoud ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) invested the allegations of abuse in the areas under the control of peshmerga forces and denied them. Head of the KRG's High Committee to Evaluate and Respond to ...
Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Kirkuk, Iraq, prepare to recapture Hawija from Islamic State militants on Oct.12, 2016. (screenshot courtesy of Dilshad Anwar).
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - A peshmerga convoy was seen passing through the streets of Kirkuk, heading to Mosul on Saturday.
Sulaimani - Islamic State (ISIS) militants launched three rockets toward the location of a meeting southwest of Kirkuk held between Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and peshmerga commanders. NRT correspondent Rokan Jaf said the ISIS militants ...






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