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Iraqi Military Continues to Coordinate with Peshmerga in Hawija Battle

BAS News - 2017-09-21 14:30
ERBIL — Iraqi Joint Operations Command confirmed on Wednesday the continuous coordination between the Iraqi and Peshmerga forces in Hawija operation. “The coordination continues with the Peshmerga forces for the liberation of Hawija district,” Brigadier ...

No Plan Yet to Include Peshmerga in Hawija Assault: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-20 19:19
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said that there is no agreement yet to include the Peshmerga forces in an imminent military operation to liberate Hawija from Islamic State (IS). The Secretary General for Peshmerga Ministry, Jabbar Yaw ...

Baghdad Hands Hawija Operation Plan to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-09-20 13:55
KIRKUK — Iraqi government has presented the plan for Hawija operation to the Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga, said a Peshmerga commander. Wasta Rasoul, Commander of Peshmerga Forces in southern Kirkuk front, told BasNews “An Iraqi military deleg ...

Canadian Special Forces to Assist Iraqis in Hawija Battle

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL — Canadian special forces who assisted the Iraqi and Peshmerga troops in the battle of Mosul moved into Kirkuk for backing up the Iraqi forces in the offensive to retake the Islamic State group's last stronghold of Hawija. The Iraqi military, Kurdi ...

IS Seeking to Attack Peshmerga in Name of Shi'ite Militias

BAS News - 2017-09-13 15:57
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants are trying to turn Peshmerga and Shi'ite paramilitaries in the town of Hawija against each other, warned a Peshmerga commander on Wednesday. Speaking to BasNews, Kamal Kirkuki who commands Peshmerga forces in weste ...

17 Fleeing IS Fighters Killed in Peshmerga Ambush

BAS News - 2017-09-11 18:05
Two of them exploded themselves ERBIL— A group of foreign Islamic State (IS) fighters who tried to escape from Tel Afar (65 km west of Mosul) to Syria were ambushed by Kurdistan Peshmerga forces and were all eliminated. The extremists tried to traverse P ...

Hawija Liberation Plan Not Discussed with Peshmerga Yet: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-10 14:22
ERBIL — The Iraqi army has not discussed the forthcoming Hawija operation with the Peshmerga forces, a Peshmerga official said on Sunday. "The federal government has not discussed the plan to liberate Hawija with Peshmerga so far," Jabar Yawar, Secretary ...

Peshmerga Forces Ambush a Group of IS Militants, Kill 6

BAS News - 2017-09-08 20:10
ERBIL — A number of Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Friday after they were ambushed by Peshmerga in northern Tel Afar, some 65 kilometres west of Mosul. Peshmerga commander Badirkhan Zebari confirmed to BasNews that six jihadists were gunned ...

Les Forces Peshmerga maten 4 islamistes infiltrats al nord de Tell Afar

KurdisCat - 2017-09-08 19:31
Les Forces Peshmerga han emboscat un grup de membres de l'Estat Islàmic a Khara'ij, al nord de Tell Afar, Iraq. Els islamistes s'infiltraven a l'obscuritat per les files kurdes però van ser detectats. Tres van fer-se esclatar amb explosius i un va ser aba ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture 2 IS Militants

BAS News - 2017-09-08 00:50
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk captured on Thursday two Islamic State (IS) members who had participated in offensives against Peshmerga forces. The first insurgent is revealed to be from Riyaz district of Kirkuk province, whose father was a m ...

Peshmerga Forces Defeat IS Attack South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-07 16:31
ERBIL — The Kurdish Peshmerga forces warded off overnight on Wednesday an offensive of the Islamic State (IS) militants in southern Kirkuk, killing a number of the jihadists. There was no report of casualties on the side of Peshmerga, but the IS extremis ...

Abadi: Liberation of Hawija Requires Coordination with Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-09-07 12:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said that the liberation of Hawija in Kirkuk Province requires coordination with the Peshmerga forces and the Syrian regime. Abadi said on Wednesday that the restoration of Hawija requires coordination with th ...

Peshmerga Holding Three Fronts in Northwest of Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-07 11:48
Peshmerga alone will lead the battle from their fronts KIKRUK — Three fronts of the long-awaited Hawija battle are currently under the control of Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces in south-western Kirkuk Province. According to military sources, around ...

Army, allies to retake Hawijah from IS terrorists soon: Iraqi PM

KurdPress - 2017-09-07 10:34
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that army troops, backed by allied Kurdish forces of Peshmerga, will soon launch a multi-pronged operation to liberate the city of Hawijah in the oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk from Islamic State (IS) ...

Hawija Operation Won’t Impact Independence Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:06
KIKRUK — Hawija operation will not have a negative impact on the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum set to happen on September 25, Kamal Kirkuki, Commander of Peshmerga Forces on Kirkuk’s western front said on Wednesday. Kirkuki told BasNews “Lib ...

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Commander to Lead Hawija Operations

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:06
ERBIL — Lieutenant-general Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, a Commander of the Iraqi counter-terrorism Forces, has been nominated as the commander of the imminent Hawija operation, according to Iraqi media outlets. The Iraqi military along with the Peshmerga forces ...

Referendum rift unlikely to damage US-KRG ties / Hamdi Malik

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 12:40
The United States has been trying to prevent the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) from holding a referendum on its independence, with Washington using its substantial support to the Peshmerga forces as leverage against the KRG to stop the plebiscite sc ...

IS Besieged by Pshmerga in Hamrin Basin: Commander

BAS News - 2017-09-05 17:24
He says Peshmerga forces killed over 400 IS militants recently ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants can no longer launch offensives and their death toll is increasing, said a Peshmerga commander in Kirkuk. Speaking to BasNews on Tuesday, Hussein Yazda ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – August 29, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Peshmerga fighters thwart multiple IS attacks in Tuz Khurmatu Tuz Khurmatu: Kurdish Peshmerga forces foiled multiple attacks from Islamic State (IS) militants in the district of Tuz Khurmatu. A Peshmerga commander said IS militants attacked the Kurdish f ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – September 5, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Up to 12 Peshmerga fighters wounded by IED in Sinjar Sinjar: Up to 12 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were wounded when a bomb exploded next to a Peshmerga forces convoy. An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blew up near a bus carrying a number of Peshmerga f ...

Arab IDPs Return to Peshmerga-held Areas in Zummar

BAS News - 2017-09-04 15:00
ERBIL — A number of displaced Arab families returned to their areas on western Tigris River in northwest of Mosul after Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani ordered the Peshmerga forces to facilitate their return. Arab families who were dislodged fr ...

Wife of IS Member Surrenders to Peshmerga in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-09-02 11:09
ERBIL— The wife of an Islamic State (IS) member has surrendered to Kurdistan Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar frontlines, Kurdistan 24 news channel reported on Saturday. The woman, Kazhal Ali, is from the Kermanshah city in Iranian Kurdistan. She claimed tha ...

Barzani And Abadi Discussed IS Captives Issue over Phone

BAS News - 2017-09-02 09:09
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke over the phone with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani about the destiny of the Islamic State (IS) members who surrendered to Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar. Dozens of IS militants from the Azaziyah ...

Peshmerga Will Have Effective Role in Hawija Operation: Townsend

BAS News - 2017-09-01 10:02
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces will have an "effective" role in the imminent operation to free the town of Hawija from the Islamic State (IS), stated the commander of the US-led coalition against the IS. Addressing reports on Thursday, Lt. Gen. ...

Peshmerga repels ISIS suicide attacks near Tel Afar

Waar Media - 2017-08-31 14:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Peshmerga forces gunned down three Islamic State (ISIS) suicide bombers who attempted to approach the Peshmerga bases early on Thursday near al-Ayadiyah, the last district held by IS in Tel Afar city. According to military sources, three IS s ...

Iranian former ambassador climbs mountain in Kurdish suit

KurdPress - 2017-08-31 12:34
Iranian former Ambassador to Baghdad, Hassan Danaei Far mounted Damavand Mountain in an attempt to honor the Peshmerga and Pasdar forces who were martyred in a joint operation against former Baath Regime dictator Saddam Hussein forces in 1987. Reporter’s ...

Peshmerga Wards off IS Suicide Attack near Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-31 10:14
NINEVEH — Peshmerga forces gunned down three Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers who attempted to approach the Peshmerga bases early on Thursday near al-Ayadiyah, the last district held by IS in Tel Afar city. According to military sources, three IS suici ...

Dozens of IS Militants in Tel Afar Surrender to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-29 18:12
ERBIL— Fleeing with their families, tens of Islamic State (IS) members gave themselves in to the Peshmerga forces on Tuesday, according to a report. Iraqi al-Sumaria news cited an informed source from Kurdistan Peshmerga forces as saying the IS members a ...

Over 150 IS Militants Killed by Peshmerga near Tel Afar: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-29 16:37
ERBIL—In the past two weeks, the Islamic State (IS) militants lost over 150 members in Tel Afar while confronting Kurdistan Peshmerga forces, said the deputy for Peshmerga Chief of Staff. Speaking to BasNews on Tuesday, Salar Mohammad Jabari said the Isl ...

IS Female Suicide Bomber Among IDPs Targets Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-29 15:08
TEL AFAR — A Peshmerga officer on Tuesday reported a suicide bombing targeting the Peshmerga forces near al-Ayyadiyah area of Tel Afar district, west of Mosul. The officer said a female Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber who had infiltrated herself into t ...

Peshmerga Forces Capture 11 IS Suicide Bombers

BAS News - 2017-08-29 14:06
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces captured on Tuesday 11 Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers in Sahl Malih village, on the outskirt of Tel Afar, northern Iraq. Peshmerga officer Bedar Lazgin confirmed to BasNews that the captures were made after ...

Peshmerga Defeats IS Militants on Tuz Khurmatu Front

BAS News - 2017-08-29 11:40
TUZ KHURMATU — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces managed to repel early on Tuesday an offensive of the Islamic State (IS) militants in Tuz Khurmatu district, south of Kirkuk Province. A Peshmerga commander said that the IS militants attacked the Peshmerg ...

Peshmerga Kills Number of IS Militants on Western Tigris Front

BAS News - 2017-08-28 12:27
NINEVEH — Peshmerga forces killed a number Islamic State (IS) militants early on Monday on the western Tigris Frontline in Hardan area, northwest of Tel Afar district. Scores of IS militants attempted to approach the Peshmerga forces on Western Tigris Fr ...

Peshmerga Personnel Conclude Information Operations Course

BAS News - 2017-08-27 15:13
The course was offered by the Coalition Forces ERBIL — A group of Peshmerga officers concluded a training course offered by the US-led Coalition against the Islamic State (IS). Peshmerga officers wrapped up a one-year training course provided by the Coal ...

One Peshmerga Killed, Six Others Wounded in a Blast

BAS News - 2017-08-26 13:30
KIRKUK — A roadside bomb targeted a convoy of Peshmerga forces in southern Kirkuk on Saturday, leaving one Peshmerga dead and six others wounded. The explosion took place shortly before the midday on Saturday while a vehicle of the Peshmerga forces was p ...

Komala Peshmerga Who Killed 2 Civilians in Choman, Surrendered

BAS News - 2017-08-26 10:31
ERBIL — Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga forces of the Komala Party, who killed two civilians on Friday in the border areas of Kurdistan Region, have surrendered to police, officials said. After a clash arose between the Komala forces with four residents of Gun ...

Massive IS Suicide Attack against Peshmerga Foiled

BAS News - 2017-08-26 10:31
MOSUL — The largest Islamic State’s suicide attack against the Peshmerga forces in west of Mosul was foiled by the US-led Coalition’s air force on Friday, August 25. IS militants had planned to carry out a massive attack by over 30 suicide bombers agains ...

2 Killed in Clashes with Iranian Peshmerga Forces NE Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-25 19:53
ERBIL— At least two civilians have been killed after the residents of a village in Erbil province and the Peshmerga forces from the Iranian Kurdish Komala party confronted each other on Friday evening. The confrontations occurred in Gundazhor village at ...

Peshmerga Ward off IS Massive Attack South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-25 00:38
ERBIL — Kurdish Peshmerga forces repelled overnight Thursday a massive attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in souther Kirkuk areas, officials confirmed. After hours of fierce fire exchange, the offensive was defeated with several jihadists killed or i ...

Pentagon statement on Mattis’ Meeting with Masoud Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-08-23 14:54
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met, on Tuesday, with Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani to thank him for his strong leadership of Peshmerga forces and being a supportive partner in operations to defeat IS. ...

Peshmerga Forces Kill 3 IS Suicide Bombers Near Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-23 13:24
ERBIL — Kurdish Peshmerga forces killed on Wednesday three Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers near Mosul in northern Iraq. Idris Shaban, a Peshmerga commander from Duhok, confirmed the report to BasNews and revealed that the jihadists had attempted to ta ...

Peshmerga Forces Capture 15 IS Militants Among Tel Afar IDPs

BAS News - 2017-08-20 10:47
ERBIL — While taking in civilians displaced from the northern Iraqi city of Tel Afar into Kurdistan Region, the Peshmerga forces captured 15 Islamic State (IS) jihadists disguising among the IDPs. The new wave of internally displaced people comes only a ...

Peshmerga Arrests 15 IS Members Disguised as Tal Afar IDPs

BAS News - 2017-08-19 16:38
ERBIL— During the past week, Kurdistan Peshmerga forces apprehended 15 Islamic State (IS) members who tried to cross Peshmerga checkpoints as IDPs from Tal Afar, according to a report on Saturday. As the time for liberating the town of Tal Afar (nearly 7 ...

IS Inflicted with Severe Damage in Hamrin Mountains: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-19 12:32
KIRKUK — the Peshmerga Forces have inflicted the Islamic State (IS) militants with serious damage in Hamrin Mountains, south of Kirkuk Province, over the last two weeks. Akram Salih, a local official, told BasNews that the IS militants have suffered an e ...

Peshmerga Kills IS Militants Who Attacked Iraqi Officer in Dibis, Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-19 09:24
KIRKUK — The Islamic State (IS) militants who raided the house of a police officer and killed seven members of his family in Dibis district in northwestern Kirkuk Province on Thursday were killed by the Peshmerga forces. Police Captain Ali Mohamed, head ...

Third IS Militant Killed in Mopping Up Camping in Meqdadiyah

BAS News - 2017-08-18 16:07
ERBIL— Kurdistan Peshmerga and Asayish (Security) forces on Friday gunned down another Islamic State(IS) militant in the township of Meqdadiyah, Diyala province. With the IS militant killed today, three extremists have been killed in the three days since ...

Official Calls for Deploying More Peshmerga Troops in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2017-08-18 13:43
ERBIL— There is a security vacuum in the borders of Khanaqin, 140 km northeast of Baghdad, and to overcome the situation, further Peshmerga forces from the Kurdistan Region should be deployed in the area, stated a political leader on Friday. Nearly 700 I ...

Peshmerga Kills IS Insurgent in North of Diyala Province

BAS News - 2017-08-17 15:38
ERBIL — An Islamic State (IS) insurgents was killed on Thursday after the Kurdish Peshmerga forces surrounded him in the suburb areas of Jalawla, north of Diyala province. Identified as Rafid Abdulazziz, the militant is said to be originally from Qaya vi ...

IS VBIEDs Prepared to Attack Peshmerga Detonated by Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-08-17 10:34
KIRKUK — Two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) prepared by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Qara Tapa town in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala to be used against the Peshmerga forces were detonated by the anti-IS Coalition jets on W ...

PMF Commander: Military Clash with Peshmerga “Impossible”

Waar Media - 2017-08-16 17:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Head of Iraq’s pro-government Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) ensured that a military confrontation between his forces and Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga is “impossible”. Hadi Ameri, who also l ...

IS Leader of Gulala Killed by Peshmerga in Diyala, Eastern Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-16 15:16
DIYALA — Peshmerga forces raided a hideout of the Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Diyala province on Wednesday, killing an IS leader responsible for the group’s activities in Gulala, northern Diyala province. After they were informed by the inte ...

Hashd al-Shaabi: Military Clash with Peshmerga “Impossible”

BAS News - 2017-08-16 13:07
BAGHDAD — Head of Iraq’s pro-government Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi ensured that a military confrontation between his forces and Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga is “impossible”. Hadi Ameri, who also leads the Shi’ite Badr Brigade, the largest armed ...

Peshmerga Defeats IS Militants on Two Frontlines

BAS News - 2017-08-16 10:21
Scores of militants were killed or wounded KIRKUK — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces defeated last night the Islamic State (IS) militants who attacked the Peshmerga bases from two fronts in southern Kirkuk province. The IS militants attacked the Peshmer ...

Plans Under Way to Strengthen Washington-Erbil Military Ties: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-14 13:43
ERBIL — The military ties between Erbil and Washington will further develop after the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), according to a senior Peshmerga official. Deputy of Peshmerga Forces' Chief of Staff, Salar Mohamed Jabari, told BasNew ...

IS Attack South of Kirkuk Meant against Kirkuk Governor: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-13 17:21
ERBIL— The attack by the Islamic State (IS) organization against Peshmerga forces south of Kirkuk on Sunday morning aimed at targeting Kirkuk governor who visited the frontlines, said an official. The IS usually attacks the Peshmerga trenches through Rok ...

Coalition Jets Strike IS Militants in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-08-13 15:41
ERBIL — US-led International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) targeted last night a gathering of IS militants in Zarga area in southern Tuz Khurmatu district. Abdullah Bor, Commander of Peshmerga forces on Tuz Khurmatu front line, told BasNews “T ...

Peshmerga Defeats IS Attack on Daquq Front, Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-12 09:30
KIRKUK — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces repelled an offensive carried out by Islamic State (IS) militants against Peshmerga forces on Daquq frontline last night. IS militants attacked Peshmerga forces on Daquq frontline in southern Kirkuk, but the mil ...

2 Iranian Guards Killed in Clashes with KDP-Iran Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-09 13:28
ERBIL- The Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Iran confronted the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in West Azerbaijan province, leaving two guards dead on Tuesday night. Kurdistan Media, the official outlets of the KDP-Iran ...

One Peshmerga Killed in IED Blast

BAS News - 2017-08-07 09:05
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter was killed as the result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the Islamic State (IS). The bomb went off late on Sunday while a military engineering team of the Peshmerga forces were busy defusing the expl ...

Peshmerga leader urging Yazidis to migrate from Şengal

ANHA - 2017-08-05 19:38
A military leader in the Peshmerga forces Haydar Shisho has urged Şengal people to migrate from their homeland in case to they did not join Başûr Kurdistan Region, in a clear indication that the region’s government is striving to displace forcibly Yazidis ...

PKK Shoots 2 Kurdish Businessmen, Seizes Their Properties in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-08-05 11:16
SINJAR — PKK forces in Khanasor district of Sinjar opened fire at two civilians from Zummar district, north-east of Sinjar on Thursday, killing one of them and wounding the other. Badal Bandi, commander of Roj Peshmerga in Sinjar, told Kurdistan 24 that ...

Three Peshmerga Troops Killed in Eastern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-04 17:53
KIRKUK — Three members of Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces died on Friday as a result of improvised explosive device that went off in Kirkuk province, according to a local security source. “Two bombs went off while Peshmerga forces were conducting a s ...

Coalitions Forces Strike IS Fort West of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-04 08:55
ERBIL— Dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in an air raid against an IS fort west of Kirkuk Thursday. A press release by the Peshmerga forces in Western Kirkuk Battlefield indicated that the airstrike was carried out by coalition warplanes ...

Peshmerga Forces Stay Where They Shed Blood: Commander

BAS News - 2017-08-01 17:13
ERBIL — The Kurdish Peshmerga forces will not retreat from the areas for which they have made ultimate sacrifices, said commander Sarbast Trwanshi. The Peshmerga forces liberated these areas from the Islamic State (IS), and they are now responsible for t ...

Barzani Approves Coalition’s Plan for Reorganizing Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-01 10:57
Peshmerga ministry will soon proceed to enforce the plan ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani approved the plan which was proposed by the International Coalition members for restructuring the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces. Brigadier General Hazha ...

Peshmerga Forces repel ISIS Attack in southern Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-07-30 12:58
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces on Saturday repelled an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) extremists near Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. The Peshmerga forces on Saturday thwarted an IS attack on its front lines in Zarga village, near the ...
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