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US Lost Track of $1 Billion Worth Weapons in Iraq: Report

BAS News - 2017-05-26 00:48
LEEDS — The US army has failed to account for military equipment and vehicles worth more than a million US dollars, that were supposed to be send to the Iraqi government forces, according to Pentagon's inspector general. According to an audit report by t ...

US dispatches military equipment to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-05-23 22:35
The U.S. dispatched around new 100 trucks consisting of military equipment to the pro-Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria on May 15 and May 20, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. ...

U.S. to arm Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
VILNIUS,— The United States on Tuesday announced it would supply arms and military equipment to Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan battling the Islamic State group (Daesh), a move likely to anger key ally Turkey which considers the Kurdish forces to be ...

Col. Dorrian: Military equipment to be given to SDF quickly

Waar Media - 2017-05-11 12:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesman Col. John Dorrian stated that some of the equipment in the resources that are going to be provided for SDF will be dispersed very quickly. Asked “How you started the process of arming the Syrian Kurds and ...

Rojava Kurds have been armed with high-tech US weaponry

Waar Media - 2017-05-09 16:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Rojava Syrian Kurdish fighters are now armed with high-tech American weapons and equipment, but the Pentagon denies supplying it to them, Military Times reports. According to the Times, some Kurds are now outfitted with M4 rifles, infrared ta ...

US approves $295.6M military equipment sale to Peshmerga

The Kurdish Project - 2017-05-06 10:44
The following article was originally published in Kurdistan24 in April 2017. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – The US State Department on Wednesday approved the sale of military equipment to the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces worth USD $295.6 ...

Germany Received List of Weaponry for Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-23 12:17
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Peshmerga Ministry has provided the German government with a list of required military equipment for the Kurdish forces, said an official. The list includes various types of equipment, including anti-tank wea ...

U.S. to sell $295 million worth of military equipment to KRG

Waar Media - 2017-04-20 11:43
WAAR-DUHOK: US State Department approved a sale of military equipment to the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces worth around $295.6 million. The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that the US State Department has agreed to sell military equipment for the a ...

US Approves Sale of Military Equipment to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-04-19 23:06
SOFIA — US State Department approved a sale of military equipment to the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces worth around $295.6 million. The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that the US State Department has agreed to sell military equipment for the artil ...

Malaysia says intercepted North Korean arms shipment to Thailand in 2011

Reuters - 2017-03-20 12:59
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia intercepted and returned a shipment of North Korean military communications equipment sent to Thailand in 2011, the country's police chief said on Monday, amid growing scrutiny of the southeast Asian nation's dealings wit ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 13, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Turkish army dispatches military forces to Iraqi Kurdistan: sources Erbil: Turkish army has dispatched troops and military equipment to Sideqa area of Iraqi Kurdistan Sunday morning. Local sources told Firat news agency that Turkish army has dispatched 8 ...

PKK Sends Reinforcements to Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-03-09 17:52
PKK is apparently preparing for another confrontation with Peshmerga SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has increased the number of its forces and deployed further military equipment in Sinjar. According to the information obtained by BasNews from a ...

Canadian Military Supplies to Peshmerga to Arrive Soon

BAS News - 2017-02-10 00:04
ERBIL — Canada has taken steps to acquire weapons and equipment that were promised to be delivered to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq. Once the items, which include anti-tank missiles, medical supplies, and protective equi ...

A big amount of ammunition seized in Swediyah Kabirah

ANHA - 2017-01-22 12:30
AL-RAQQA– Fighters of Wrath of Euphrates have seized a big number of arms and military equipment in the Swediyah Kabirah. Swediyah Kabirah which is 33 km from al-Raqqa is witnessing violent clashes between the fighters of Wrath of Euphrates on the one han ...

US tanks, troops deployed to Germany to help Nato defences

Waar Media - 2017-01-07 18:47
Waar, Duhok: Hundreds of US tanks and military vehicles were unloaded in the port of Bremerhaven in Germany on Friday. The equipment and 3,500 US troops are to be deployed along Nato’s eastern frontier. The deployment aims to allay worries of potential Ru ...

US-led coalition strikes Palmyra, destroys 22 ISIS targets

Aranews - 2016-12-17 01:50
ARA News Homs – Aircraft of the US-led coalition has destroyed 14 ISIS tanks and other equipment captured near Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, which was recently taken from regime forces by ISIS. ISIS seized the tanks and other military hardware from Tiy ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces reportedly receive modern U.S. arms: official

E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
BEIRUT,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) forces have lately received modern U.S. military equipment, weapons and ammunition, as part of their preparation for the Raqqa battle, Asharq Al Awsat reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Right ...

Regulations behind delay of weapons shipment to Kurds: Canada

Waar Media - 2016-09-27 12:27
Waar, Duhok: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in February that his country would deliver military equipment to the Peshmerga, but the Kurds haven’t received any weapons yet. The Canadian defense minister Hajrit Sajjan said the delay in providin ...

YPG releases balance sheet of war for August

ANF/English - 2016-09-05 12:27
YPG Media Center released the balance sheet of war for the month of August. Many gang members were killed and large amounts of military equipment were seized during the clashes in August. ...

Sweden to increase support to Peshmerga

Kurd Press - 2016-07-25 04:10
The Swedish government will increase its military advisors in Iraqi Kurdistan from 35 to 70, the Swedish Defense Ministry confirmed but denied Swedish government is ready to send military equipment. ...

Coalition Continues Anti-IS Airstrikes with Mosul and Manbij on Focus

BasNews - 2016-07-23 22:34
Dozens of IS positions and military equipment were destroyed during air rides on Friday ERBIL — The US-led coalition is boosting its efforts to eradicate Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria by providing airstrikes to the local forces on the ground. On J ...

US Lends $2.7 Billion Credit to Iraq to Assist the Military

BasNews - 2016-06-29 15:58
The loan will help Iraq purchase ammunition and maintain its military equipment BAGHDAD — the Iraqi government received a $2.7 billion loan from the US on Wednesday, June 29th, to purchase ammunition and for the maintenance of its military equipment in t ...

PKK has Received Military Equipment and Weapon by Six unknown Copters.

Rhewal - 2016-06-08 03:34
-Rozhane News/ Special Document. PKK has Received military equipment and weapon by Six unknown Helicopters. Yesterday June.7.2016 for two times Number of military copters whom Unknown were Drop down some Military equipments in “Sinoone and KhaneSoore” the ...

Hungary to Send More Arms for Peshmerga

BasNews - 2016-05-09 02:26
The new shipment will include 110 different sorts of arms and military equipment ERBIL — Hungarian government has decided to send more arms and military assistance to Kurdish Peshmerga forces, officials confirmed. Consul General of the Republic of Hungar ...

U.S. announces ramped-up military presence in Philippines

Waarmedia - 2016-04-15 01:23
Waar, Duhok: U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday that U.S. troops and military equipment would be sent on regular rotations in the Philippines and that the two countries had started joint patrols in the South China Sea as China increasingly ...

ISIS destroys archaeological symbol in Mosul dates to the 7th century BC

Aranews - 2016-04-12 09:08
ARA News ERBIL ــ Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) have reportedly destroyed another archaeological icon in the Iraqi city of Mosul, using military equipment, local sources reported on Tuesday. Local activists confirmed that ISIS demolished t ...

Mosul Operation Lacks Military Supplies: Nineveh Governor

BasNews - 2016-04-07 16:32
Slow advance and the heavy damages the Iraqi forces suffered are due to insufficient military equipment, Nofal Sultan said MOSUL - The Nineveh governor stated today, April 7 that Nineveh governorate is closely overseeing the Mosul operation, and he criti ...

Slovenia to Send Military Instructors to Kurdistan Region

BasNews - 2016-02-03 22:29
Slovenia will offer military equipment and up to 15 military instructors to KRG LJUBLJANA - Slovenia will offer military equipment and up to 15 military instructors to the global US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Defence Minister Andreja Ka ...

'400 Turkish soldiers situated around Azaz, Jarablus and Aleppo'

ANF - 2015-11-26 20:19
"In Jarablus area and especially near Turkey border, ISIS and other groups are provided with all kinds of aid including military equipment, transfer of militants and logistic support", says Sami Ali, Expert on Arabs and the Middle East, ...

US to Train 9,000 New Peshmerga

BasNews - 2015-09-09 21:58
ERBIL – The Peshmerga Ministry of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has launched a fresh recruitment drive, supported by the United States army which will provide weapons, military equipment and training. A source told BasNews that US military offic ...

Syrian rebels intensify shelling on regime army bases in Aleppo

Aranews - 2015-07-31 04:01
ARA News Aleppo, Syria – On Thursday, rebels of Shamiya Front and Ahrar al-Sham attacked army bases of pro-regime forces in Aleppo, northern Syria, causing them “heavy losses in lives and equipment”, military sources reported. Rebels took control of sever ...

Large amounts of military equipment seized in Sirrîn

ANF - 2015-07-30 18:29
YPG/YPJ forces seized large amounts of military equipment during their sweep and search efforts after the liberation of Sirrîn, and the forces’ mine sweeping activities continue. ...

Barzani asked Obama for heavy weapons, including F-16 jets: expert

Kurd Press - 2015-05-30 13:58
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani requested military equipment, heavy weapons and jets, from the U.S. President Barack Obama when they met in Washington on May 6, U.S. military expert David Philips wrote in an article released in SNBC. ...

The Islamic State Governor of Mosul killed in Air Strikes

BasNews - 2015-05-30 04:48
MOSUL The International coalition jets have carried out intensive attacks on Islamic State (IS) positions in northern Iraq, killing the IS Governor of Mosul and destroying military equipment. A 27th May statement by the Iraqi Defence Ministry reveals that ...

Ramadi Fall Delays Mosul Operation

BasNews - 2015-05-30 04:48
BAGHDAD The Islamic State (IS) seized a large cache of weaponry, ammunition and military equipment when the Iraqi army abandoned bases in Ramadi. Iraqi officials are concerned that IS gains in the Sunni heartland of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, ...

IS Mosul Governor killed in air strikes

Kurd Press - 2015-05-28 13:18
The International coalition jets have carried out intensive attacks on Islamic State (IS) positions in northern Iraq, killing the group’s Governor of Mosul and destroying military equipment. ...

Germany sends more military equipment to Kurdistan Region

Kurd Press - 2015-05-17 12:53
The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga has revealed that Germany has sent new military aid to the the Kurdish region that is at war against the militants of the Islamic State (IS) that control a large part of Iraq and Syria. ...

PKK opens fire on military convoy in Diyarbakir

Kurd Press - 2015-04-09 00:47
A group of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters opened fire on a military convoy carrying constriction equipment in the Silvan district of Diyarbakir on Wednesday, according to the Turkish military. ...

US Donates $17.9m of Military Equipment to Iraq

BasNews - 2015-02-26 03:03
PENTAGON Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren yesterday told reporters that as part of a large shipment of weapons to Iraq, 250 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles were delivered to the central government on 4th January, and were followed ...

Turkey Sends Military Aid to Peshmerga Forces

BasNews - 2015-02-17 18:18
ERBIL Turkey has delivered military aid for Kurdish Peshmerga forces, with the new cache containing military equipment for Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State militants. According to press release from Turkish Consulate General in Erbil, Ankara from ...

US Rejects Allegations of Support for Islamic State Militants

BasNews - 2014-12-29 18:27
ERBIL The United States Embassy in Baghdad have rejected allegations that US dropped military equipment and weapons for Islamic State (IS) militants. In a statement reported by Iraqi media, the US Embassy dismissed rumours that weapons were parachuted to ...

Germany to send more forces to Kurdistan Region

Kurd Press - 2014-12-11 11:56
Germany is reported to be planning to expand a training mission for Kurdish fighters of Peshmerga that are battling "Islamic State" militants in Iraq. Germany is already supporting the Kurds with weapons and other military equipment, DW said in a rep ...

Iran Ready to send weapons to Iraq

Peyamner - 2014-11-23 10:53
PNA - Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said that Iran is ready to send military equipment and weapons to Iraq. ...

27 gang members killed in ambush in Kobanê

ANF - 2014-10-25 12:11
Fierce clashes are continuing especially on the eastern and southern fronts of Kobanê. While 27 gang members were killed in the clashes, large amounts of military equipment and weapons were seiz ...

France: We will consider military aid to Iraqis and Kurds

ANF - 2014-08-11 11:44
France has announced it may send military equipment to Iraqis and Kurds facing attacks from ISIS gangs. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius described attacks against Kurds as genocidal and said ...

US Military Selling Off All Its Gear in Afghanistan

Peyamner - 2013-10-22 07:52
PNA - US military is selling off 2 million to 14 million pounds of its equipment every week, as it winds down operations there. There's just one catch, reports the Washington Post: most of the equipment is destroyed so parts can't be made into bombs. ...

Military build-up in Yüksekova

ANF - 2013-07-15 15:52
The Turkish military has shipped in military equipment and additional soldiers to the Federal Kurdistan region. Dozens of tanks have been shipped from Yüksekova 34th Border Brigade Command to ...

US to Scrap $7B in Military Gear in Afghanistan

Peyamner - 2013-06-20 09:06
PNA - Talk about the logistics of war: The US is going to destroy about $7 billion worth of military equipment in Afghanistan because it would cost too much money to ship it home or because the gear wouldn't be of much use anymore, reports the Washington ...
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