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NATO Chief Stresses Unity of North Atlantic Alliance

US-Defense Gov - 2017-11-21 04:21
Europe and North America, steadfast allies after two World Wars and the Cold War, remain united to confront today's threats such as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists and Russian adventurism, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the Hal ...

Turkey says purchase of S-400 from Russia ‘completed’

Waar Media - 2017-11-12 10:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey has “completed” the purchase of the S-400 air-defense system from Russia, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Saturday. The S-400 is Russia’s most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile system and can carry three types ...

US Congress Abandons Bounding Peshmerga Aid to “Unified Iraq”

BAS News - 2017-11-11 16:29
ERBIL — In the final version of a national defense legislation released on November 8th, the US Congress has omitted a condition which had bounded US military aid to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces to “contingent upon KRG’s participation in the gover ...

Manbij Defense Committee opened door joining Self-Defense Duty

ANHA - 2017-11-06 16:34
The Defense Committee of the Executive Council of the Democratic Civil Administration in Manbij city has issued a statement announcing opening the door for joining Self-Defense Duty within Manbij city and its countryside. ...

Disputes Between Erbil and Baghdad Political Not Military: Peshmerga SG

BAS News - 2017-11-05 17:59
ERBIL — The Peshmerga forces are part of the defense system of Iraq, Kurdistan Region Peshmerga Ministry’s Secretary-General Jabbar Yawar said Sunday, stating that they don’t want conflicts with the Iraqi forces. “We do not want to clash with the Iraqi f ...

Turkish aircrafts bomb legitimate defense areas

ANHA - 2017-11-04 15:09
NEWS DESK- The Turkish occupation aircrafts bombed Asus Mount area between the lands of Rojhilat Kurdistan and Başûr Kurdistan within the legitimate defense areas “Media”. According to Rojnews agency, the Turkish aircrafts targeted hamlets and orchards of ...

U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIS in Somalia

US-Defense Gov - 2017-11-04 00:17
In coordination with the Somali government, U.S. forces conducted two separate airstrikes in northeastern Somalia against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, killing several terrorists, U.S. Africa Command officials said. ...

8 Turkish soldiers killed in Şemzînan

ANHA - 2017-11-02 13:23
NEWS DESK– People’s Defense Forces (Guerrilla) carried out a military operation against Turkish soldiers in Şemzînan related to Colemêrg, and a Turkish state source said that the operation carried out by the guerilla killed eight Turkish soldiers. After t ...

Erbil, Baghdad Agree on Some Issues

BAS News - 2017-10-30 10:29
ERBIL — In the second round of talks between Peshmerga and Iraqi defense ministries, the sides had reached an agreement over the administration of the disputed territories held by Peshmerga in Nineveh Plains and Fish-khabur crossing on Iraq-Syria border. ...

Qasim Remo; a new co-chair of Manbij Defense Committee

ANHA - 2017-10-29 13:56
The Executive Council- the Democratic Civil Administration of Manbij city and its countryside, Qasim Remo was appointed a new co-chair and the duties of the Defense Committee to replace the martyr Adnan Abu Amjad, who was the co-chair of the Defense Commi ...

Kurdistan Refuses Baghdad’s Authority Imposed by Force

BAS News - 2017-10-29 12:37
A joint committee should run the disputed areas, Erbil says ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga Ministry’s delegation has told the Iraqi Ministry of Defense’s delegation that Erbil won’t accept any authority imposed by force. During the meeting between Ku ...

Mattis, in Seoul, says U.S. can’t accept nuclear North Korea

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-29 00:04
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that he could not imagine United States ever accepting a nuclear North Korea, warning that its rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs would undermine, not strengthen, its security. Mattis has been ...

Peshmerga and Iraq Defense Ministries Meeting in Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-10-28 14:27
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry and Iraqi Defense Ministry are holding talks over the latest clashes between Peshmerga and Hashd al-Shaabi to reach an agreement. Babakir Zebari, a senior Peshmerga commander, told BasNews that a delegati ...

Russia, Qatar sign agreement on military and technical cooperation

Waar Media - 2017-10-27 10:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia and Qatar have signed an intergovernmental agreement on military and technical cooperation in Doha on Wednesday. The document was endorsed by Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergey Shoigu and Qatari Minister of State for Defense ...

ABD B52'lere ilk kez nükleer füze yükledi

BAS News - 2017-10-24 09:00
BasNews - ABD Hava Kuvvetleri, B-52 bombardıman uçaklarını Soğuk Savaş'tan bu yana ilk kez 24 saat esasına göre teyakkuza geçirmeye hazırlanıyor. Amerikan Defense One sitesine mülakat veren ABD Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanı General David Goldfein, 1991 yılınd ...

Bombardıman uçakları teyakkuza hazırlanacak

BAS News - 2017-10-24 08:10
BasNews- ABD Hava Kuvvetleri, nükleer silah kapasiteli B-52 bombardıman uçaklarını Soğuk Savaş'tan bu yana ilk kez 24 saat esasına göre teyakkuza geçirmeye hazırlanıyor. Amerikan Defense One sitesine mülakat veren ABD Hava Kuvvetleri Komutanı General Dav ...

‘Free Palestine? Why Not Balochistan?’ Video Clip

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-22 00:02
English Defense League founder Tommy Robinson calls out United Nations’ hypocrisy. MainAll NewsEurope’Free Palestine? Why not Balochistan?’ ‘Free Palestine? Why not Balochistan?’ English Defense League founder Tommy Robinson calls out United Nations’ hypo ...

HPG disclosed latest developments in Kirkuk

ANHA - 2017-10-18 11:34
The People Defense Forces(HPG) Command in Makhmur and Kirkuk released a statement disclosing the developments that Kirkuk city have witnessed. ...

HPG, YJA-Star form a protection line in Kirkuk

ANHA - 2017-10-16 12:49
NEWS DESK-The People Defense Forces and Women’s Free Units- Star, formed Protection line in Kirkuk to protecting the people. According to the news agency Roj News, the Popular Crowd at 02:30 attacked the points of concentration of the Peshmerga forces in ...

Guerrilla forces, Popular Crowd engage in clashes in central Kirkuk

ANHA - 2017-10-16 12:49
NEWS DESK- Few while ago, armed confrontations have erupted between the People Defense Forces (Guerrilla) and the factions of the Popular Crowd in the center of Kirkuk city. According to the information obtained from the center of Kirkuk city, armed confr ...

Can Russia claim ‘victory’ in the Middle East?

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:35
Chiman Salih | Ekurd.net The escalating Russian involvement in the Middle East in recent years has been characterised by the Kremlin’s signing of important bilateral defense and economic agreements with the region’s various conflicting parties – Syria, I ...

US Department of Defense Ensuring Deescalation of Tensions in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-14 00:08
ERBIL — US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made it clear on Friday that Washington is monitoring the situation between Erbil and Baghdad and what happens in Kirkuk, working to prevent the escalation of the tensions. "We have got to work on this, the Secreta ...

Women founded a defense system; 1st battalion in al-Tabqa

ANHA - 2017-10-12 17:38
Formation of the first battalions of women under the umbrella of Syrian Democratic Forces was announced today in al-Tabqa city which is an important turning point on the way to form a defense system for Arab women to be able to defend their rights at civi ...

Map: Hawija District Entirely Cleared from IS

BAS News - 2017-10-11 10:44
ERBIL — The Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell released an updated map of Hawija on Wednesday which shows the district has been completely cleared from Islamic State (IS). The green area, covering the entire Hawija district, indicates the liberated ...

2 Self-Defense courses in Kobanî opened

ANHA - 2017-10-10 17:30
KOBANÎ- Self-Protection and Defense Body in Kobanî canton in the Euphrates region opened a course for Self-Protection and Defense Forces in addition to a course for officers’ rank during ceremonies held in Şehîd Kendal Academy. Self Defense Body course wa ...

Slovakian Soldiers to Train Iraqi Troops

BAS News - 2017-10-05 17:31
ERBIL— The government of Slovakia has agreed to send 25 soldiers to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces as part of a NATO mission, the country's defense ministry stated on Thursday. Associated Press cited Peter Gajdos, the defense minister of Slovak ...

Kurdistan Referendum Has No Direct Impact on Anti-IS Operation

BAS News - 2017-10-02 20:26
ERBIL — US Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Robert Sofge has rejected the concerns about possible impacts of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum on the international campaigns against the Islamic State (IS). Speaking to Defense One, Brig. Gen. Robert “G-Ma ...

Fallon Urges Barzani to Work for a Solution with Baghdad and Neighbors

BAS News - 2017-09-30 17:52
ERBIL— UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon urges Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani to work with Baghdad and its neighbors to find a solution for the recent the escalated tensions. A statement published by Kurdistan presidency's official page on S ...

Sweden’s Importance to NATO’s Defense of the Baltics

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-09-29 05:03
Sweden is not a member of NATO. But Sweden is very important to the defense of NATO’s Baltic member countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. That importance mainly stems not from what Sweden could add to NATO’s collective military strength, but from ...

UK Air Forces Hit 1,602 IS Positions in Iraq, Syria Since 2014

BAS News - 2017-09-28 20:46
ERBIL — UK Royal Air Forces have hit 1,602 Islamic State (IS) positions across Iraq and Syria since the start of the US-led coalition operation against the extremist group in September 2014, UK Defense Ministry said on Thursday. According to a statement ...

557 IS Militants Killed in First Phase of Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-09-27 22:36
KIRKUK — Joint Iraqi forces have killed 557 Islamic State (IS) militants in the first phase of the operation for liberating Hawija district in southern Kirkuk Province, the Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said on Wednesday. According to a stateme ...

The Latest: Iran concerned over security after referendum

Washington Times - 2017-09-26 21:57
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - The Latest on the Iraqi Kurdish referendum on support for independence from Baghdad and the tensions surrounding the vote (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reports that the country's defense minister ha ...

Baghdad Asks US Contractors in Iraq to Pay Higher Taxes

BAS News - 2017-09-25 21:35
ERBIL — US Defense Department contractors operating in Iraq accused Baghdad on Monday of forcing them to pay higher taxes and threatening to stop the production if they don’t adhere to their demands. A statement made by the US Defense Department stated t ...

SDF condemned Russian bombardment

ANHA - 2017-09-25 13:35
The General Command of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) condemned the Russian Forces bombardment on SDF points in Conico Factory for Petrol northeast of Deir ez-Zor assuring that they would not keep silent stating "we would use our right of lawful defense". ...

Continued shelling of villages of Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-09-24 14:31
AFRIN – The mercenaries of the Turkish occupation army continue to bomb the villages of Afrin canton, at a time when the campaign to liberate the city of al-Raqqa is around the corner, People’s Protection Units have taken their right in legitimate defense ...

Anah in Western Anbar Liberated from IS

BAS News - 2017-09-21 19:52
ERBIL— The town of Anah in western Anbar province was liberated from the Islamic State (IS) on Thursday, as reported by Iraqi War Media Cell. The cell, affiliated with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, quoted Abdulamir Yarallah, deputy commander for Joint O ...

Self-Defense Duty fighters: we willingly join al-Jazeera Tempest

ANHA - 2017-09-20 12:52
The fighters of the duty of self-defense have expressed their readiness to join directly al-Jazeera Tempest to liberate the northern countryside of the city of Deir -ez-Zor and resistance along with the Syrian Democratic Forces. ...

Japan deploys missile interceptor near North Korea flight path

Waar Media - 2017-09-19 14:47
WAAR-DUHOK: Japan on Tuesday moved a mobile missile-defense system on the northern island of Hokkaido to a base near recent North Korean missile flyover routes. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 interceptor unit was d ...

Erdogan, NATO chief discuss S-400 deal, Kurdish referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-19 08:52
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in New York on Monday, September 18, Turkey's S-400 air defense system deal with Russia as well as the referendum of independence in Kurdistan Region, set for Se ...

Barzani and UK's Fallon Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-18 20:20
ERBIL— British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon arrived in Erbil Monday evening and met with the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani. Fallon landed in Erbil after he met the senior official in Baghdad. No details about the meeting have been disclos ...

US concerned over Turkey’s S-400 purchase from Russia

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 18:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Pentagon spokesman Johnny Michael said on Tuesday that the US has relayed its concerns to Turkish officials over the purchase of an S-400 air defense system from Russia. In a written statement to CNBC on Tuesday, Michael said that a NATO inte ...

Independent Kurdistan Would Enhance Stability: Israeli Official

BAS News - 2017-09-13 00:19
ERBIL — An independent Kurdistan would contribute to stability in the Middle East, an Israeli official said during a conference in Washington on Tuesday. Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Major General Yair Gola ...

Erdogan says deal signed to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defense systems in its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, Turkish newspapers Tuesday quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying. The accord for the surface-to-air missile d ...

Coalition, Iraqi Jets Step up Airstrikes on IS-held Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-10 00:41
ERBIL — The Iraqi Air Forces (IAF) and the US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) have increased the airstrikes on IS positions in the town of Hawija, according to Iraq's minister of defense. According to the Iraqi Defense Minister, Er ...

Iraqi Jets Drop Leaflets over Hawija, Urging IS Militants to Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:58
HAWIJA — The Iraqi Air Forces (IAF) dropped thousands of leaflets over the town of Hawija on Friday, calling on the Islamic State (IS) militants to surrender ahead of the upcoming military operation against the extremist group. According to Iraqi Defense ...

4 IS Warlords Killed in Russian Airstrikes near Deir ez-Zor

BAS News - 2017-09-08 09:24
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) commanders near the Syrian city of Dier ez-Zor were targeted by the Russian airstrikes which killed about 40 militants, including four "influential" warlords, Russian Ministry of Defense stated on Friday. The Ministry's stat ...

Security Forces Kill 17 IS Militants North of Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-07 00:37
ERBIL — Iraqi forces killed 17 Islamic State (IS) militants in the northern province of Nineveh on Wednesday, as part of the ongoing operations against the extremist group. The Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said in a statement the Army’s 15th D ...

Kurdistan Region President meets with US Secretary of Defense

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with a senior American delegation headed by Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Erbil. According to the official website of the Kurdistan Region Presidency, P ...
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