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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 ...

Kurds warn of humanitarian crisis as Iraq takes control of Kirkuk

The New Mail - 2017-10-22 09:34
The Kurdistan Regional Government said Saturday the region is facing as humanitarian crisis as nearly 170,000 people have been displaced from the Kirkuk region by Iraqi forces. Iraqis took control… The post Kurds warn of humanitarian crisis as Iraq takes ...

WHO BETRAYED THE KURDISH PEOPLE?

The New Mail - 2017-10-22 09:34
Two years after the Kurds fought against the Islamic State, America turned its back as they sought independence, What has just transpired in Iraqi Kurdistan is heartbreaking. Here is a people… The post WHO BETRAYED THE KURDISH PEOPLE? appeared first on T ...

Russia Urges Erbil, Baghdad on Resumption of Talks

BAS News - 2017-10-21 22:29
ERBIL — Russia has encouraged Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi central government to return to constructive dialogues as an alternative for the current military confrontations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The statement comes ahead of a meeting betwee ...

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 ...

Kurds bringing PKK fighters amounts to 'declaration of war'

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
The Iraqi government accused Kurdish authorities on Sunday of bringing fighters from Turkey’s separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, and said it considered the move a “declaration of war.” ...

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. ...

Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk, Kurds deny gains

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Iraqi government forces took control of “vast areas” in the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hours of Monday, Iraqi state TV said, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) disputed the assertions. ...

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. ...

Clashes between Iraqi, Kurdish troops close to Kirkuk

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchanged artillery fire early Monday south of the city of Kirkuk, after central government forces began a "major operation" to take control of a Kurdish military base and oil fields. ...

Iraq says captures positions south of Kirkuk

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Iraqi forces took several positions south of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces, including the North Gas Company station, a nearby processing plant and the industrial district south of the city. ...

Abadi orders Iraqi forces ordered to impose security in Kirkuk

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi ordered on Monday, October 16, that government troops be committed to restoring security in the city of Kirkuk during a “major operation” to take over certain disputed territories. ...

U.S. 'not taking sides' in Iraqi-Kurdish dispute: Trump

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States will not take sides in the clash between independence-seeking Kurds and the Iraqi government but expressed disappointment the two sides were in conflict. ...

KRG delegation to visit UNSC member states to win support

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
A delegation of Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s leaders will begin a series of visits to the UN Security Council permanent member states to attract support after the Kurdistan Regional Government’s controversial independence referendum in September, a Russian ne ...

Iraqi president calls for dialogue with Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
"I call on all sides of the conflict to immediately launch a dialogue on the basis of constitutional principles," Iraqi President Fuad Masoum said, adding that the escalation of the crisis may have "devastating consequences." ...

We won’t allow PKK presence in Kirkuk: Iraqi ambassador

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Hundreds of outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have been active in Kirkuk but the central government is determined to clear Iraqi territory of foreign groups, Iraqi Ambassador to Turkey Hisham al-Alawi has said. ...

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. ...

Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kosrat Rasul

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. ...

Russia’s Rosneft to take control of Kurdish pipeline amid crisis

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Russia’s biggest oil company, Rosneft, has agreed to take control of Iraqi Kurdistan’s main oil pipeline, boosting its investment in the autonomous region to $3.5 billion despite Baghdad’s military action sparked by a Kurdish vote for independence. ...

Kurds Turn Their Anger Against U.S.

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-10-21 04:26
Kurdish demonstrators protested outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, the capital of the semiautonomous Kurdish region, accusing one of their closest allies of standing by as Iraqi forces dislodged them from a contested territory in the north of the countr ...

Int. Community’s Silence Emboldens Baghdad to Attack Kurdistan: KRSC

BAS News - 2017-10-20 21:36
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) has reiterated that the deafening silence by the international community has emboldened the Iraqi government and neighbouring countries to use arms against the people of Kurdistan Region. In a statement re ...

French President Makes Phone Calls with Barzani, Abadi

BAS News - 2017-10-20 17:18
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron revealed on Friday that he had talked to Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Aabdi to discuss the military tensions in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk. Macron told reporters ...

Baghdad Must Respect Kurdish Rights: France

BAS News - 2017-10-20 16:37
ERBIL — France urged the Iraqi central government on Friday to show restraint after its Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi overrun Kirkuk and several other Kurdish territories. “We ask the federal government to show restraint and fully respect the right ...
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