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Cyprus Delivers Military Assistance to Peshmerga

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2017-11-22 20:02
Cyprus Foreign Minister has revealed that they recently sent a shipment of military assistance to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces as part of the international partnership for the war against Islamic State. ...

Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk city as Kurdish peshmerga fighters withdrew

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
KIRKUK,— Iraqi army and Shiite forces entered Kirkuk and take full control of the mixed city on Monday following soaring tensions over an independence referendum. Shia militia, known as Hashid al-Shaabi, clashed with some armed residents who vowed to fig ...

Iraqi Kurdistan faces first major oil outage since referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
LONDON,— Iraq’s Kurdistan’s oil exports more than halved on Wednesday in the first major supply disruption since the independence referendum last month as Iraqi military retook some of the biggest fields from Kurdistan’s Peshmerga forces. Kurdish oil exp ...

‘The Low and High in Peshmerga’s recent history’

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
Yassin Ahmed | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The opinions expressed are the author’s alone and do not necessarily represent the views of Ekurd.net or its editors. Few days passed since the withdrawal of Peshmerga forces from Kirkuk and other disputed areas betw ...

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 ...

Cyprus Delivers Military Assistance to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-11-10 19:59
ERBIL — Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has revealed that they recently sent a shipment of military assistance to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces as part of the international partnership for the war against Islamic State (IS). He stated th ...

Smashing a critical American ally

Washington Times - 2017-11-10 05:36
On Oct. 16, Iranian-backed Shia militias, together with 9,000 Iraqi government forces, armed and trained by the U.S., invaded and took Kirkuk from the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. It appears that the Iranians saw an opportunity to extend their influ ...

German FM Urges Parliament to Extend Military Assistance in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-11-08 00:55
ERBIL — German Foreign Minister urged his country’s parliament on Tuesday to extend military mission training Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces. “A withdrawal would be the wrong signal to the parties to the conflict, as if we were resigned to accepting ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Mobilizes Forces Near Faysh Khabur: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2017-11-06 11:18
A Peshmerga commander warns against any advances ERBIL — A commander of the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces warned about the mobilization of forces by the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in northwest of Mosul near the Faysh Khabur area. Bahjat Selk ...

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 ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Preparing for Imminent Attack on Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2017-11-04 13:52
ERBIL — Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are preparing for an assault against the Peshmerga forces and the international community has been informed about the plan, according to a Peshmerga official. Halgurd Hikmat, Director of Media, C ...

Border crossings re-escalate between Baghdad and Hewler

ANHA - 2017-11-02 13:23
NEWS DESK– Iraqi forces accused Peshmerga forces of reneging on their commitments and did not abide by agreements on border crossings and Peshmerga denies “We did not agree on anything to retreat”. On Wednesday, Iraqi forces threatened to resume operation ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Ordered to Prepare for War Against Peshmerga: Commander

BAS News - 2017-11-01 14:53
ERBIL — The Iranian-controlled Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraq’s army have been ordered to prepare for an assault against Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces. Kamal Kirkuki, a Peshmerga commander on Prde frontline, south of Erbil, told BasNews ...

Alto el foc entre les forces peshmerga kurdes i les forces iraquianes

KurdisCat - 2017-10-28 02:20
No se'n coneixen els detalls, de fet continuen els combats en alguns punts. L'exèrcit iraquià i els seus paramilitars annexos de les Hashd al-Shaabi (Unitats de Mobilització Popular, PMU) van iniciar l'atac el 16 d'octubre i han ocupat un 40 % del Kurdist ...

Erbil, Baghdad Reach Ceasefire Agreement: Coalition

BAS News - 2017-10-27 15:56
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga and Iraqi forces reached an agreement on Friday to halt military operations against each other, the US-led coalition has confirmed. The ceasefire is agreed to cover all the fronts, Reuters cited Army Colonel Ryan Dill ...

US Col. Dillon: There is a ceasfire between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces

Waar Media - 2017-10-27 14:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The US-led Global Coalition has confirmed that there is a ceasefire in place between the Iraqi and Kurdish security forces, following ten days of sporadic clashes. Colonel Ryan Dillon, the spokesperson for the Coalition in Baghdad, told Kurdi ...

Iranian-backed Militias Suffer from Heavy Damages on Prde Frontline

BAS News - 2017-10-26 18:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces inflicted the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias with heavy damages after clashes erupted on Thursday around Prde district south of Erbil, a Peshmerga commander said. As repelling the military assaults by Hashd al ...

Iraq launches new offensives against Kurds

Jerusalem Post - 2017-10-26 16:07
The battles come after a momentous ten days in Iraq that saw Iraqi Security Forces take over large swaths of territory as Peshmerga withdrew from Kirkuk and Sinjar. ...

Shi’ite Commander Al-Muhandis Killed by Peshmerga: Unconfirmed Reports

BAS News - 2017-10-26 15:42
ERBIL — Unconfirmed reports say that the senior Shi’ite commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of the Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi, was killed on Thursday during the clashes between the militias and the Peshmerga forces in Zummar, northwes ...

A civilian killed, 4 others wounded at al-Waleed crossing

ANHA - 2017-10-26 12:11
DÊRIK – A civilian was killed and 4 others were injured when mortar shells fell near Al-Waleed crossing near the village of al-Sewadiya south of the Sêmalka crossing, due to clashes between the Peshmerga forces and the Popular Crowd(al-Hashid al-Shaabi). ...

Peshmerga Wards off Iran-backed Militias’ Attack Near Erbil

BAS News - 2017-10-26 11:10
ERBIL — Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias and Iraqi forces attacked on Thursday the Peshmerga positions in Pirde town, 45 km to the south-east of Erbil. Kamal Kirkuki, a Peshmerga commander on the frontline, told BasNews that the militias of Hashd ...

Peshmerga Guns Down Surveillance Drone of Iran-Backed Militias

BAS News - 2017-10-26 10:33
ERBIL — The Peshmerga forces could gun down a surveillance drone of the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi while repelling an offensive of the militias in northwest of Mosul on Thursday. The Peshmerga forces managed on Thursday to defeat an unprovoked a ...

Iran-Backed Militias Launch Attack Against Peshmerga West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-10-26 09:47
ERBIL — Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) launched a fresh offensive on Peshmerga positions in north west of Mosul on Thursday. The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) reported on Thursday that the Iranian-bac ...

US House Speaker Warns Baghdad about Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-10-26 01:49
ERBIL — Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan has welcomed Erbil’s proposal to halt the military confrontations between Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and the Peshmerga forces. “Ongoing clashes between forces aligned with ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Preparing to Attack Peshmerga NW Mosul: KRSC

BAS News - 2017-10-26 00:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council warned late on Wednesday of imminent attack by Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi forces on the Peshmerga positions northwest of Mosul. “Imminent attack expected by Iraqi forces and Iran ...

US Welcomes KRG Initiatives to Halt Hostilities by Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-10-25 18:04
ERBIL — The US State Department welcomed on Wednesday the initiative by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) calling for ceasefire between Peshmerga forces and the Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. Earlier on Thursday, the KRG released a ...

Rift Growing Between Iranian-backed Shi’ite Militias and Iraqi Army

BAS News - 2017-10-24 18:11
DUHOK — After several defeated assaults on Tuesday at the hand of Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces, tensions are reportedly escalating between the Iraqi army and Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, which is mainly under the influence of Tehran. Peshm ...

Peshmerga Releases Hashd Al-Shaabi’s Captured Militias

BAS News - 2017-10-24 15:45
ERBIL — Peshmerga forces repelled on Tuesday an offensive of the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias on the outskirts of Makhmour district, west of Erbil, and captured over a dozen militias. Hasan Khala Hussein, a Peshmerga Commander in Gwer, told BasNews th ...

Peshmerga repels Iranian-backed Militias attacks Near Makhmour

Waar Media - 2017-10-24 14:39
WAAR-DUHOK: Peshmerga forces repelled an assault by Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militia and the Iraqi army in the town of Makhmour Tuesday noon, causing fatalities among the group, said a Peshmerga official. “At 12pm, the Hashd al-Shaabi attacked the Pes ...

Peshmerga Defeats Iranian-backed Militias Near Makhmour

BAS News - 2017-10-24 13:13
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces on Tuesday defeated a second attack of the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in Makhmour, southwest of Erbil. The Shi’ite militias and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched an offe ...

Peshmerga Wards off Iranian-backed Militias’ Attack in Rabia

BAS News - 2017-10-24 10:21
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region Peshmerga Forces on Tuesday warded off an offensive of the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi near Rabia, northwest of Mosul. "Peshmerga destroyed two armored vehicles and a Humvee of the militia," Peshmerga C ...

President Barzani receives a phone call from Franch president Macron

Waar Media - 2017-10-24 07:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Monday a phone call from his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, discussing the recent military clashes between the Peshmerga forces and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias. According to a sta ...

Barzani and Macron Talk over the Phone

BAS News - 2017-10-23 21:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Monday a phone call from his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, discussing the recent military clashes between the Peshmerga forces and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias. According to a stateme ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Convene over Baghdad’s Offensives

BAS News - 2017-10-22 22:01
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament is set to hold a session and discuss the recent military assaults on the Peshmerga forces by the Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. The session is scheduled for Tuesday this week, Kurdistan24 cited MP ...

Kirkuk Should not Have the Same Future as Mosul

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-10-22 21:01
Photo of Peshmerga statue in Kirkuk via Sputnik International By Lawk Ghafuri On 2014, Iraqi forces left Mosul and all the disputed areas without firing a single bullet against the so-called “Islamic State”, also known as “ISIS” and gave up on the areas ...

120,000 Kurdish Civilians Displaced from Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-10-22 01:16
ERBIL — Since the beginning of military confrontations between the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, nearly 120,000 civilians have been displaced from their homes in Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu, according to Iraq’s Ministry of ...

KDPI Forces on Alert as Iranian-backed Militias Approach Their Bases

BAS News - 2017-10-22 00:50
ERBIL — The Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) are now on full alert after Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias and military personnel of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) attempted on Saturday to approach the opposition grou ...

Iraqi forces, Peshmerga clash near Kirkuk

CNN - 2017-10-21 21:31
Clashes between Iraqi forces and Peshmerga fighters broke out Friday as Iraqi forces moved north of Kirkuk to the town of Altun Kupri. ...

Has American Policy Created a Monster in Iraq?

National Review - 2017-10-21 14:28
On October 20, Iraqi Security Forces battled Kurdish Peshmerga near the town of Altun Kupri. The Iraqi forces cradled U.S.-made M-16s and rode on black-coated American Humvees. The Peshmerga, defending a berm near the town, were also shown on video using ...

U.S. "very concerned" about reports of Kirkuk confrontation

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
The U.S. State Department said on Sunday it was watching developments in the disputed region of Kirkuk and was “very concerned” about reports of a confrontation, after Iraqi government forces clashed with Kurdish Peshmerga, Reuters reported. ...

Abadi orders PMU to advance towards central Kirkuk

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered the militias of Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU) or Hashd al-Shaabi to advance against the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk. ...

KDP forces left Gwer region: PUK official

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
A member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) stated that the Peshmerga forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) left the region of Gwer, southern Erbil. ...

Barzani ordered Kirkuk withdrawal: PUK Peshmerga commander

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
A commander of the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), has claimed that the withdrawal of the Peshmerga forces from Kirkuk was conducted under the order of Kurdistan Region President, and Peshmerga general c ...

Iraqi forces take complete control of Kirkuk province

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said. ...
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